These groups meet regularly.
Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. Tracey or Rhonda, 410-792-0470.
Family support group — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. For family and friends of adults with mental illness. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. 410-772-9300 or http://www.nami.org/sites/namihowardcounty.
Family Members of an Adult or Teen with a Mental Illness — Fourth Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking group. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-772-9300 or http://www.nami.org/sites/howardcounty.
La Leche League of Columbia — Fourth Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the cafe upstairs at Wegmans; first Friday, 10 a.m., and third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia; and toddler meetings on varying mornings at 10:15 a.m., in library meeting rooms. Support/help with breast-feeding questions. http://www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/columbia.html.
Living with Breast Cancer Support Group — Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Meeting Dec. 19 because of the holidays. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. 410-740-5858.
Mental Illness — Last Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-772-9300.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Support group for parents of transgender and gender nonconforming children. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.
Sickle Cell Disease Support Group — Fourth Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Meets in Howard County General Hospital, Classroom A. (Upon arrival, check information board for any change of location.) 410-465-4822.
Together We Thrive — Fourth Saturday, 10 a.m. Patient support group for men and women diagnosed with cancer. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. 410-740-5858.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public; priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Support Groups, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Targeted Print, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.