Support Groups

Please note: Not all of the support groups listed are sponsored by Southampton Hospital.  This information is provided to assist the public and will be updated as necessary when and if we are notified by the facilitators of these groups.

Al-Anon
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Southampton
Day/Time: Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Contact Person:  Margaret Donahue
375-5908
Fee: No fee. They pass around a basket.
Website: Alanon.com
Notes: Criteria to attend; relative or friend with an alcohol problem Members volunteer to facilitate meetings 
 
Alcoholics Anonymous
Location: Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall (corner of Herrick Road and Lewis Street)
Day/Time: Monday at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Bill (Thursday meeting)
725-2614
Fee: No fee. They pass around a basket for donations.
Notes: Criteria to attend; Desire to stop drinking
Members volunteer to facilitate meetings -24- Hour Hotline -669-1124
Suffolk County Intergroup -654-1150

Bereavement Group
Location: Call for details.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Contact Person: Paula Peterson, LCSW, FT
631-903-3882

Breast Cancer
*Must call Edyle O’Brien prior to joining a group, for intake and evaluation*

Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients
Location: Hampton Bays Library
Day/Time: Every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Contact Person: Edyle O’Brien
631-329-0520
Reccurring or Metastic Breast Cancer
Location: Hampton Bays Library
Day/Time: Every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Contact Person: Edyle O’Brien
631-329-0520

Cancer Wellness Group
Location: East Hampton Health Care Center
Contact Person: Edyle O’Brien
631-329-0520
Notes: Day/Time of this meeting changes. Call Edyle to register.

Cancer Wellness Group
Location: Hampton Bays Library
Day/Time: Meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Edyle O’Brien
631-329-0520

Caregiver Support Group
Location: Call for details.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Contact Person: Amy Zachary, LCSW, MA
917-327-6237, amyzachary224@gmail.com

Maternity Classes
Please Call 726-8531 or Betty Commander to register for classes
Or call 726-8633

La Leche/ Breast Feeding
Location: Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall (corner of Herrick Road and Lewis Street)
Day/Time: 1st Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m.
Contact Person: Deb (accredited La Leche League leader)
653-6535
Fee: No Fee
Email: LLCofSH@optonline.net
Notes: Criteria to attend; All pregnant/nursing mothers. Children are welcome at the meetings.
Liz leads the Greenport group 477-5914
Facebook page- LaLeche league of Southampton

Baby Care
Location: Southampton Hospital Teaching Center
Day/Time: Wednesday 7:00-8:30
May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December (no class)
Fee: No Fee

Beyond Delivery
Location: Southampton Hospital Teaching Center
Day/Time: Tuesday 7:00-9:00
May22, July 24, September 18, November 20
Fee: No Fee

Baby Safe, Infant CPR
Location: Southampton Hospital Teaching Center
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:00-9:00
May 1, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
Fee: $60.00 per couple

Lamaze Class
Location: Southampton Hospital Teaching Center
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:00-9:30
April 18 & 25, May 9 & 16, June 13 & June 27, July 11 & 18, August 8 & 15, September 12 & 19, October 10 & 17, November 14 & 21, December 5 & 12
Fee: $150.00
Notes: Bring 2 Pillows**

Breast Feeding
Location: Southampton Hospital OB Lounge 3rd Floor
Day/Time: Tuesday 5:00-6:00
May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21, September 18, October 23, November 20, December 18
Fee: No Fee

Sibling Class
Location: Southampton Hospital OB Lounge 3rd Floor
Day/Time: Tuesday 4:00-5:00
Notes: Call 726-8633 for an individual appointment


Cancer Groups

General Cancer Support
Location: Fighting Chance 112 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor
Day/Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:00-1:00
Contact Person: Carol Mason
728-5236
Fee: No fee

Hope, Health & Healing
Location: Fighting Chance 112 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor
Day/Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:00-1:30
Contact Person: Carol Mason
728-5236
Fee: No fee

Caregivers Group
Location: Fighting Chance 112 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor
Day/Time: 3rd Monday of every month from 6:00-7:30
Contact Person: Carol Mason
728-5236
Fee: No fee

Men and Cancer
Location: Fighting Chance 112 Hampton Street Sag Harbor
Day/Time: 4th Monday of every month from 6:00-7:30
Contact Person: Carol Mason
728-5236
Fee: No fee

Mental Illness/ National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Location: Grace Presbyterian Church
1225 Montauk Highway @ Scuttlehole Road. Watermill
Day/Time: 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00
Contact Number: Ellen Tollefsen
728-3082
Fee: No fee
Website: Nami.org
Notes: Criteria to attend; any individual (friend or partner) who has a diagnosis of mental illness.

Multiple Sclerosis
Location: Hampton Bays Library
Day/Time: 1st Monday of every month from 7:00-8:45
Contact Person: Gail Koroglu
298-9568
208-3168(home)
Contact Person: Theresa Sanchez
288-2161
Fee: No fee
Notes: Criteria to attend; people with M.S and their family members. No meetings in January/February. No meetings on holidays.
Occasionally guest speakers attend to lecture.
Calendars are emailed and handed out to group members.

Parkinson’s Disease
Location: Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall (corner of Herrick Road and Lewis Street)
Day/Time: 1st Tuesday of every month from 1:00-3:00
Contact Person: Julie Garofolo
862-3560
Contact Person: Lorraine Zingone
259-2238
Fee: No fee
Notes: Criteria to attend; Parkinson’s Disease patients, family and caregivers.

Stroke-Brain Injury
Location: Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall (corner of Herrick Road and Lewis Street)
Day/Time: 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:15-1:15
Contact Person:
Fee: No fee
Notes: This is a support group for survivors, caregivers, family and friends of victims of strokes and brain disorders.


Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss
Location: Hampton Bays Library
Day/Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30
Contact Person: Pauline
287-6202
Fee: No fee
Notes: .This is a support group for gastric bypass and lap-band patients. The meeting is run by bariatric surgeon, Dr. Medhat Allam, and supported by a nutritionist and a counselor experienced in weight loss issues.
Everyone welcome, including those who are contemplating the surgery.


Bereavement Support
Location: Southampton Hospital Healing Room 2nd Floor
Day/Time: Thursday April 12- May 17 from 5:30-7:00. Group runs for 6 weeks.
Day/Time: Wednesday May 9- June 13 from 5:30-7:00. Group runs for 6 weeks.
Contact Person: RSVP to Jane Edelman,RN, OCN, Palliative Care
726-3200 Palliative Care Office
jedelman@southamptonhospital.org
Fee: No Fee
Notes: The two groups will be led by Amy Zachary, LCSW, MA and Paula Peterson, LCSW, MSC, ADEC both experienced therapists with backgrounds in grief and trauma counseling. The groups aim to help ease the transition process in a supportive and caring environment.
Ms. Zachary will lead the first group. Ms. Petersen will lead the second session.
No group over the summer 2012, they will begin again in the fall.


RESOURCE INFORMATION ONLY

AIDS/HIV
LIAAC/ The Long Island Association for AIDS Care
1-877-TO-LIAAC
1-877-865-4222
Group meets at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead
Must be a patient of LIAAC. Intake will be taken over the phone before patient can attend the group.


Brain Injury Support Group

Cookie Slade
734-7629
Cookieslade@yahoo.com

Prenatal Yoga
Monica Kadash
283-7424