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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AIDS/HIV Support - Angels UnawareOffers support groups to families living with HIV or AIDS. Groups meet four times a year and do family fun activities together. An electronic newsletter of upcoming events, current articles on AIDS/HIV research, health and cooking tips, memorials, reminders, and celebrations are available. Also offers a free weekend vacation to Camp Ray-Ray, at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO in September.Jefferson CountyAngels UnawareAngels Unaware
    Alzheimer - Dementia Support Group - Montrose Memorial HospitalAlzheimer - Dementia Support Group for families and caregivers with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia.Montrose CountyMontrose Memorial HospitalMontrose Memorial Hospital
    Alzheimer's Association - Western SlopeOffering: - One-on-one Care Consults in person and over the phone, including referrals, resources, information, education, troubleshooting, and follow-up. - Education classes from recognizing the warning signs, through end of life care, as well as legal and financial planning and healthy living. - Support Groups for caregivers and persons with dementia or Alzheimer's. - Information resources - 24-hour Helpline (800) 272-3900 Mesa CountyWestern Slope - Alzheimer's AssociationAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Resources (Denver) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersProvides assistance for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers and families, including classes, education, support groups, and resources.Denver CountyDenver - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Resources (Fort Collins) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersProvides education, support and connections to resources for persons with Alzheimer Disease and other dementias, as well as their families and caregivers. Information on local support groups also available (See Helpful Tips below).Larimer CountyFort Collins - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Resources (Louisville) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersProvides assistance for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers and families, including classes, education, support groups, and resources.Boulder CountyLouisville - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Resources (Northeast Colorado/Greeley) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersProvides support, education, and resources to persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia, their caregivers, and family members,Weld CountyNortheast Colorado/Greeley - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Resources (Pueblo/Southern Colorado) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersOffers a variety of services to persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia and their caregivers or family members, including: - The Safe Return Program; a nationwide system to help identify, locate, and return inidviduals who are memory impaired due to Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder to safety - Support group meetings for persons with Alzheimer's and their family or caregivers - A helpline provides telephone information, support, and referrals in Southern Colorado - Family Options Counseling - Community education workshopsPueblo CountyPueblo/Southern Colorado - Alzheimer's ResourcesAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Alzheimer's Support Group - St. Patrick's Episcopal ChurchSupport groups are available to those living with Alzheimer's Disease as well as their friends, family and caregivers. Each support group is designed to have deep discussions about what the disease is and how to care for someone living with Alzheimer's. Each group is headed by a healthcare professional to help answer questions and facilitate discussion among others in the community dealing with Alzheimer's. Group meetings are held in the Parish Hall next to the main church. Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month at 11:00 am.Archuleta CountySt. Patrick's Episcopal ChurchSt. Patrick's Episcopal Church
    Aphasia Support Group - Rocky Mountain Stroke CenterProvides education and support for stroke survivors experiencing aphasia and communication difficulties. Meetings held in various locations.Arapahoe CountyRocky Mountain Stroke CenterRocky Mountain Stroke Center
    Aphasia Support Group - Washington Street Community CenterA support group is offered to persons with speech/language difficulties caused by a stroke or head injury.Denver CountyWashington Street Community CenterWashington Street Community Center
    Assisted Living and Community Services - Bee Hive HomesBee Hive Homes is unique in the fact that they have focused on reducing the staff to resident ratios in their homes to provide a higher level of personal service. Bee Hive Assisted living homes are not nursing homes and it should be noted that Bee Hive assisted living homes do not provide skilled nursing care services.Weld CountyBee Hive HomesBee Hive Homes
    Ataxia Information and Support - National Ataxia FoundationProvides information, referrals to neurologists, a newsletter, support groups, an annual conference, and a pen pal program for ataxia families to connect.Out of StateNational Ataxia FoundationNational Ataxia Foundation
    Autism Information and Support - Autism Society of ColoradoOffers a variety of events, activities and information services which include: - Autism Navigation Center for information, referrals, advocacy and support throughout every stage through in-office visits and support groups - Community outings such as Autism Family Pizza Night at Beau Jo's and other activities - Autism 101, an introduction to understanding autism for community groups or organizations - In-depth topical presentations for adults and caregivers - Certified application assistance for Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In, and CHP+ Jefferson CountyAutism Society of ColoradoAutism Society of Colorado
    Blind and Visually Impaired Resources - A3Provides the following services to help people adapt and adjust to vision loss: - in-home training and education - adaptive aids - support groups - low vision specialist eye exams - workshops and public presentations Also provides information and referrals to other resources for individuals throughout the state.Denver CountyA3A3
    Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado, Inc.Bosom Buddies provides emotional and financial support to those who are affected by breast cancer disease. Support Groups - Groups meet every Wednesday from noon to 1:00 pm at the main office. Support group meetings help discuss issues such as family, work, school and the side effects of treatment. Financial Assistance is also available for a variety of needs for those effected by breast cancer. Bosom Buddies may provide assistance for: - Mammograms - Ultrasounds - Surgical consultations - Scholarships for survivors of breast cancer and those whose parent or guardian has, at some time, been diagnosed with breast cancer - Hats - Scarves - Wigs - Bras - Prosthesis supplies Some supplies are limited by donations. Call or email to see what is available.Montrose CountyBosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado, Inc.Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado, Inc.
    Brain Injury Support Groups - Brain Injury Alliance of ColoradoConnects individuals with a brain injury and their families with the following: - Adult and youth recreation programs - Support groups - Life skills workshops - Case management - Peer advocacy - Information and referralsDenver CountyBrain Injury Alliance of ColoradoBrain Injury Alliance of Colorado
    Cancer Support Group (Marion St) - Saint Joseph HospitalThe ACS Look Good, Feel Better Cancer Support Group is a free service that teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look their best and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.Denver CountyMarion St - Saint Joseph HospitalSaint Joseph Hospital
    Cancer Support Groups - American Childhood Cancer OrganizationPeer support groups and contacts for parents are provided to families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer. American Childhood Cancer Organization does not provide financial assistance.Out of StateOrganization/Community/International Services - American Childhood Cancer OrganizationAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization
    Cancer Support Group (S Lemay Ave) - UCHealthOffers education and support to cancer patients, family members, caregivers, friends, and professionals while working cohesively with health care providers, those with life experience, and experts in special fields to provide a welcoming and safe environment to facilitate relationships that empower, and a venue for sharing knowledge to promote active involvement in treatment.Larimer CountyS Lemay Ave - UCHealthUCHealth
    Cancer Support Group - St. Mary-Corwin Medical CenterCan-Cer-Vice offers a support group for cancer patients in a small group setting led by a trained facilitator. Participants can discuss and share cancer experiences with others whose experiences are similar.Pueblo CountySt. Mary-Corwin Medical CenterSt. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
    Cancer Support Services - CancerCareProvides the following assistance for individuals dealing with cancer: - Counseling and support groups over the phone, online, and in-person - Resource referrals - Educational workshops - Publications - Financial and co-payment assistance Financial assistance helps with costs including transportation, home care, child care, and some types of cancer treatment.Out of StateCancerCareCancerCare
    Cancer Survivor Center for Health & Well-beingProvides Nutritional guidance, support services and exercise programs for cancer survivors.Pitkin CountyCancer Survivor Center for Health & Well-beingCancer Survivor Center for Health & Well-being
    Chronic Health Conditions or Disabilities Workshops - Community HospitalWorkshops to help individuals take action to improve symptoms of their health problems or disabilities. Examples of chronic health conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), disabilities and others.Mesa CountyCommunity HospitalCommunity Hospital
    Counseling and Support Groups - Denver Colorado AIDS ProjectProvides mental health counseling as well as drug and alcohol counseling for individuals and couples with or without a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. Also offers support groups centered around various issues for those living with HIV.Denver CountyDenver Colorado AIDS ProjectDenver Colorado AIDS Project
    Dementia Caregiver Support Groups - O'Deegan ConsultingSupport groups are offered twice weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. First and third Wednesday groups meet at: Cedaredge Centennial Room at the Cedaredge Civic Center 140 Northwest 2nd Street Cedaredge, CO 81413 Second and fourth Wednesday groups meet at: Hotchkiss Townhall Council Chambers 175 1st Street Hotchkiss, CO 81419 All Thursday groups meet at: Crossroads Assisted Living 1353A Aspen Way Delta, CO 81416 All Wednesday Meetings begin at 1:30 pm. All Thursday Meetings begin at 1:00 pm. Group Meeting length may vary. Respite care is available free of charge during the Thursday Delta Meetings. Call 970-874-1421.Delta CountyO'Deegan ConsultingO'Deegan Consulting
    Easter Seals Colorado Wings Adult Day Program - Easter Seals ColoradoProvides a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, community access and life-long learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Wings raises the bar through meaningful, educational and enriching activities for participants. Each day consists of 3 hours of in-house, specialized habilitation services which provides life-long learning opportunities including cooking classes, therapeutic art classes, therapy dogs, safety awareness, etc.; and 3 hours of supported community connections which provides social and community activities in our local community, including bowling, recreation center, library, local museums, tours, volunteer work, etc. Also provides a small group support community connections day program, respite and individual support community connections. Larimer CountyEaster Seals Colorado Wings (Larimer) - Easter Seals ColoradoEaster Seals Colorado
    Emotion Management - Montrose Memorial HospitalA support group for those who struggle with their emotions or understanding the emotions they feel to find skills to help them with their emotional well-being.Montrose CountyMontrose Memorial HospitalMontrose Memorial Hospital
    Epilepsy Resources - Epilepsy Foundation of ColoradoProvides information and referrals, support groups, community-based education, and a summer camp specifically for children living with epilepsy.Pueblo CountyEpilepsy FoundationEpilepsy Foundation of Colorado
    Family Support - Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of ColoradoProvides the following assistance for families facing the challenges of Prader-Willi Syndrome: - Information - Scholarships for treatment beyond a family’s means or not covered by medical insurance - Social gatherings - Individualized Education Plan support - Multidisciplinary clinic held every other month at Children's HospitalDenver CountyPrader-Willi Syndrome Association of ColoradoPrader-Willi Syndrome Association of Colorado
    Fragile X Awareness and Support Groups - National Fragile X FoundationDistributes information about Fragile X Syndrome, provides information and referrals, educational materials, and a quarterly newsletter, and offers access to support groups for families.Out of StateNational Fragile X FoundationNational Fragile X Foundation
    General/Support Group Information - National Brain Tumor SocietyProvides individuals with general information on brain tumors and support groups in their area. Brain tumor support groups are filled with people who have been where patients are now – they have been diagnosed, gone through treatment, and are living as survivors. Out of StateNational Brain Tumor SocietyNational Brain Tumor Society
    Gluten Intolerance Support Group - Pueblo GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group)Provides support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities.Pueblo CountyGluten Intolerance GroupPueblo GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group)
    Health Care Clinic - Summit Community Care ClinicCare Clinic Services include the following: - Primary Care - Family Planning - Dental Health - Behavioral Health Care - Diabetes Support Groups - Health CoachingSummit CountySummit Community Care ClinicSummit Community Care Clinic
    HIV Positive Support Group - Behavioral Clinical ServicesSupport group for those who are HIV positive.Mesa CountyBehavioral Clinical ServicesBehavioral Clinical Services
    Hope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support CenterOffers support for women currently in breast cancer treatment. Services are designed to manage the emotional and physical side effects of treatment. Areas of care include massage, healing touch, acupuncture, yoga, wig and hair care, individual counseling, and chiropractic care. Monthly support groups are only available to existing clients. Larimer CountyHope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support CenterHope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center
    Huntington's Support - Huntington's Disease Society of AmericaProvides services for individuals affected by Huntington's Disease including: - Placement assistance - Financial planning - Resources - Monthly support groups - Counseling for individuals and their families - In-service trainings for nursing home staff - Community education - Genetic testing program - Information and referralJefferson CountyHuntington's Disease Society of America Rocky MountainHuntington's Disease Society of America Rocky Mountain
    Incontinence Assistance - The Simon FoundationAssistance and support are provided to persons who are affected by incontinence. Materials available include a quarterly newsletter, books, and videotapes about incontinence. Educates medical professionals and sufferers about cure, treatment, and management techniques.Out of StateThe Simon FoundationThe Simon Foundation
    Independent Living Services (Boulder) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedBoulder CountyBoulder - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    Independent Living Services (Longmont) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedBoulder CountyLongmont - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    Independent Living Services (Thornton) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedAdams CountyThornton - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    Information Services - American Childhood Cancer OrganizationAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization provides information, awareness, advocacy and involvement in research.Out of StateOrganization/Community/International Services - American Childhood Cancer OrganizationAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization
    La Plata Senior Center (Durango) - La Plata County Senior ServicesThe Durango Senior Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years and older and helping them age with dignity and purpose. Activities and services include: HOME CHORE SERVICES which include: - Installation of grab bars and handrails - Correction of trip hazards - Minor step and porch repair - Small home repairs - Heavy house cleaning - Spring and Fall yard clean-up - Limited snow removal assistance - Firewood for low income families ***Services are limited. Not able to address roof repairs, structural problems and major furnace, plumbing or electrical problems. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES provides door-to-door assisted transportation for: - Medical appointments - Senior Center lunch and activities - Exercise classes - Other shopping needs ***Medicaid clients may use our services for medical transportation with an approval from Medicaid. MEAL PROGRAMS which include: - Meals on Wheels-home delivered meals to seniors age 60+ and their spouses Monday-Friday - Dining at the Durango Senior Center-reservations must be made by 9:30 am for that day. Lunch served at 12:00 pm SUPPORT GROUPS every month: - Family Caregiver support group - for people who serve as caregivers for family members or loved ones. Meet twice per month. - Vision Impaired (VIP) support group - for people who are blind or who are visually impaired. Meets monthly. - Disabled American Veterans (DAV) support group - facilitated by the Veteran's Service Officer. Meets monthly. - Widow/Widower's support group - Meets twice per month. - TOPS (Take off the Pounds Sensibly) - Members support each other with their effort to lose weight and keep it off. Meets weekly. ***For details on different meeting times, see the monthly newsletter for the schedule or call for details. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITES include: - Learn to use computers - Practice Tai Chi, Zumba, Yoga, Line Dancing and more - "Watch Your Step" class for fall prevention and to improve overall fitness - Play cards, BINGO and other games - Play billiards and table tennis - Study history, music, language and healthy living - Join the quilting group, craft group or writing group - Participate in dog training classes in the summertime ***See newsletter on the website for more events and activities guide. COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION for seniors age 60 and older.La Plata CountyLa Plata Senior Center (Durango)La Plata County Senior Services
    Low Vision Support Services - Ensight Skills CenterOffers services for people with low vision or impaired vision that cannot be corrected by medical, surgical or optical means such as: - Daily living skills training - Assisting technology training - Magnifiers - Low vision aid use and acquisition - Peripheral vision training - Home safety assessments - Support groups - Educational seminarsLarimer CountyFort Collins - Ensight Skills CenterEnsight Skills Center
    Mental Illness Support - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Weld ChapterOffers regularly scheduled meetings that provide education and support for individuals mental illnesses, family members, professionals and other interested supporters. Also offers volunteer opportunities.Weld CountyNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Weld ChapterNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Weld Chapter
    MMH Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group - Montrose Memorial HospitalA Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group for families, caregivers and those individuals who have had or been affected by a stroke or brain injury.Montrose CountyMontrose Memorial HospitalMontrose Memorial Hospital
    Montrose Survivors Loss to Suicide Support GroupThe Montrose Survivors Loss to Suicide Support group is for families and friends who have had a loved complete suicide.Montrose CountyMontrose Memorial HospitalMontrose Memorial Hospital
    Multiple Sclerosis Support - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterPrograms and services include self-help/support groups, education, wellness and social groups, care management, advocacy, financial assistance, and information and referral provided by a call center. An equipment loan program is available in Southern Colorado, where durable medical equipment can be loaned out for a designated period of time.Denver CountyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Services - (Larimer County) - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterProvides education and support to help individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis improve their quality of life. Services include: - Counseling - Care management - Peer support - Support groups - Health and wellness programs - Social and recreational programs - Limited financial assistance for MS related needs such as utility bills - Information and referral - Volunteer support - Practical and financial assistance - Educational ResourcesLarimer CountyLarimer County - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Western Slope ChapterOne on one and wrap around services and resources coordination for persons living with MS. Financial assistance is available.Mesa CountyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Western Slope Chapter (Care Management)National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
    Neurofibromatosis Information and Support Group - Children's Tumor Foundation (Colorado Chapter)Offers a support group to persons affected by neurofibromatosis as well as information and referrals, which can be provided in-person, by mail, or by phone. Also provides new patient information at the neurofibromatosis clinic at Children's Hospital.Denver CountyChildren's Tumor Foundation (Colorado Chapter)Children's Tumor Foundation (Colorado Chapter)
    Parent Training and Information Center Project - Peak Parent CenterThe purpose of the Parent Training and Information (PTI) project is to provide Colorado parents, self-advocates, and family members with high quality information and training so that they can become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves. The PTI project: Helps families and youth with disabilities to increase their knowledge of their rights, the special education process, and ways to access resources so they can strengthen their advocacy. Helps families and youth with disabilities to be active in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and become skilled in accessing needed supports and services for their children/themselves. Assists families to understand how their children can have access to inclusive early learning program options, general education classrooms, and extracurricular and enrichment opportunities available to all children. Assists families and youth with disabilities to communicate effectively and work in partnership with professionals. Call or email a PEAK Parent Advisor for information and assistance.El Paso CountyPeak Parent CenterPeak Parent Center
    Parkinson's Disease Services - Parkinson Association of the RockiesSponsors community support groups and provides exercise classes, case management services, an equipment loan program, conferences and other educational programs, informational newsletters, and a lending library for persons with Parkinson's disease, their families, and community professionals.Denver CountyParkinson Association of the RockiesParkinson Association of the Rockies
    Parkinson's Support Group - Montrose Memorial HospitalParkinson's Support Group for families and caregivers who have a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson Disease.Montrose CountyMontrose Memorial HospitalMontrose Memorial Hospital
    Patient Services - Arthritis FoundationProvides information, support groups, community events, and a national helpline staffed by social workers to address requests for physician referrals, medical advice, etc. for individuals with arthritis.Denver CountyArthritis FoundationArthritis Foundation
    Patient Services - Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyConducts research, provides patient financial assistance for drug co-pays and insurance premiums, public and professional education, family support groups, information resource materials, and assistance with insurance claims.Denver CountyLeukemia and Lymphoma SocietyLeukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Peer Support and Self-Advocacy- The Independence CenterPeer Support and Individual Advocacy at The Independence Center exist as a catalyst for gaining empowerment and forming a social network. We offer peer support groups, facilitated workshops, advocacy coaching, and individual mentoring; all of which are intended to help you achieve your goals. Support Groups at The IC are designed to be all-inclusive so that no matter what your disability, you should be able to find a group that will fit you well. Go online for full list of support gorups. Examples of some of the Peer Support Groups at The IC: Cross-Disabilities Family/Caregiver Encouragement Traumatic Brain Injury Living Well With a Disability Men’s Group Women’s Group In addition to support groups, we often offer recreational activities such as horseback riding, glow golf, and bowling. Workshops are also often facilitated with topics that consumers have suggested. Examples of some of the facilitated workshops we’ve hosted are: Adaptive Yoga Adaptive Bicycling Understanding Insurance Our new formal mentoring program at The IC is called LIFT UP and allows you the opportunity to connect with another person with a similar disability in order to share life experiences and information. Consumers who desire to mentor others will go through an application process that includes an interview, meetings with The IC staff, a background check, and educational training. Once approved, mentors will be paired with those they’ll mentor.El Paso CountyThe Independence CenterThe Independence Center
    Peer Support (Colorado Springs) - Colorado Health Network IncFormerly known as the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. The diagnosis of and challenges of living with HIV/AIDS can be extremely difficult. Individuals living with the disease may feel isolated and overwhelmed with multiple barriers to health and success. These challenges can often result in depression, anxiety, and overall mental health concerns that sometimes go undiagnosed and untreated. Counseling is provided in a non-judgmental accepting environment by licensed therapists familiar with the complex issues associated with HIV/AIDS. Support groups are available in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. SCAP also offers a Peer Support Program for individuals to learn how to manage their health and the healthcare system from individuals living with HIV. The Peer Support Program focus is "To serve, support and grow with self-management - peer mentoring for people who are HIV-positive by people who are HIV-positive through active empowerment and education.” Call (719) 578-9092 for more information.El Paso CountyColorado Springs - Southern Colorado Health Network IncSouthern Colorado Health Network Inc
    Peer Support (Pueblo) - Southern Colorado Health Network IncFormerly known as the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. The diagnosis of and challenges of living with HIV/AIDS can be extremely difficult. Individuals living with the disease may feel isolated and overwhelmed with multiple barriers to health and success. These challenges can often result in depression, anxiety, and overall mental health concerns that sometimes go undiagnosed and untreated. Counseling is provided in a non-judgmental accepting environment by licensed therapists familiar with the complex issues associated with HIV/AIDS. Support groups are available in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. SCAP also offers a Peer Support Program for individuals to learn how to manage their health and the healthcare system from individuals living with HIV. The Peer Support Program focus is "To serve, support and grow with self-management - peer mentoring for people who are HIV-positive by people who are HIV-positive through active empowerment and education.” Call (719) 924-8925 for more information.Pueblo CountyPueblo - Southern Colorado Health Network IncSouthern Colorado Health Network Inc
    Post-Polio Support Groups (Jefferson) - Easter Seals ColoradoOffers post-polio support groups for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.Jefferson CountyJefferson - Easter Seals ColoradoEaster Seals Colorado
    Reach to RecoveryVolunteers provide support and information for people facing a possible diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as people recently diagnosed, those interested in or who have undergone lumpectomy or mastectomy, those considering breast reconstruction and those who are undergoing or who have completed chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment.Mesa CountyAmerican Cancer Society (Grand Junction Office)American Cancer Society - Nationwide
    Reach to Recovery - American Cancer Society, Western SlopeOur Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making through face-to-face visits or by phone. Reach To Recovery volunteers provide support to individuals who are: -Facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis, recurrence, or advance-stage breast cancer -Considering or have had a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or breast reconstruction -Experiencing lymphedema -Under going or have completed treatment, including chemotherapy and radiationMesa CountyAmerican Cancer Society (Grand Junction Office)American Cancer Society - Nationwide
    Senior Services (Jefferson) - Easter Seals ColoradoProvides day services for older adults with disabilities. Programs offered include: - Rehabilitation services (occupational, physical, speech and cognitive therapy) - stroke day program - Post-polio support groups - Warm water therapy poolJefferson CountyJefferson - Easter Seals ColoradoEaster Seals Colorado
    Services for the Visually Impaired - National Federation of the Blind of ColoradoProvides advocacy, education, research, technology, training, support groups and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence for individuals with visual impairments.Arapahoe CountyNational Federation of the Blind of ColoradoNational Federation of the Blind of Colorado
    Sibling Support - Sibling TreeProvides support, awareness and advocacy for the siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Jefferson CountySibling TreeSibling Tree
    Stroke Support Group - Northern Colorado Rehabilitation HospitalOffers a stroke support group to learn more about continued stroke recovering and coping with stroke. This is a no cost support group facilitated by the staff at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital.Weld CountyNorthern Colorado Rehabilitation HospitalNorthern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
    Support for Individuals with ALS - ALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)Offers assistance to individuals living with ALS in the following ways by: - Offering support groups for individuals diagnosed with ALS and their families - Providing free loans of augmentative communication devices and durable medical equipment. - Accepting donations on behalf of the association, and pick-ups may be available for certain items. - Conducting home visits by a case manager on a yearly or as needed basis. - Giving out comprehensive information about ALS and offering referrals. - Offering up to $1000 per ALS patient, per year, for respite care. Denver CountyALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)ALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
    Support for Individuals with ALS - ALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)Offers assistance to individuals living with ALS in the following ways by: - Offering support groups for individuals diagnosed with ALS and their families - Providing free loans of augmentative communication devices and durable medical equipment. - Accepting donations on behalf of the association, and pick-ups may be available for certain items. - Conducting home visits by a case manager on a yearly or as needed basis. - Giving out comprehensive information about ALS and offering referrals. - Offering up to $1000 per ALS patient, per year, for respite care. Denver CountyALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)ALS Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
    Support Group (Colorado Springs) - Scleroderma FoundationSupport Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings. Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office. The Colorado Springs group is held on the 3rd Saturday January, March, May, July, September, November 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Penrose Cancer Center 2222 N Nevada Ave Room CC-A, 80907.El Paso CountySchleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter (Colorado Springs) - Scleroderma FoundationScleroderma Foundation
    Support Group (Denver) - Scleroderma FoundationSupport Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings. Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office. The Denver group is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Arthritis Foundation 2280 S Albion St Denver, CO 80222.Denver CountySchleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter (Denver) - Scleroderma FoundationScleroderma Foundation
    Support Group - Epilepsy Foundation of ColoradoCircle of Friends provides educational and emotional support for individuals with epilepsy and their families. The group is led by trained volunteers who have personal experience with epilepsy.Arapahoe CountyEpilepsy Foundation of ColoradoEpilepsy Foundation of Colorado
    Support Group (Grand Junction) - Scleroderma FoundationSupport Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings. Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office. The Grand Junction group is held on the 2nd Saturday January, March, May, July, September, November 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Community Hospital 2351 G Road Room 1 Grand Junction, CO 81505.Mesa CountySchleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter (Grand Junction) - Scleroderma FoundationScleroderma Foundation
    Support Group - Laryngectomee Club of Metro DenverOffers a support group for persons who have had a laryngectomy. Group members visit patients who have just had a laryngectomy. A doctor or a family member usually arranges for the visits. The focus is to help the patients realize that there is life after having a laryngectomy.Jefferson CountyLaryngectomee Club of Metro DenverLaryngectomee Club of Metro Denver
    Support Group (Loveland) - Scleroderma FoundationSupport Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings. Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office. The Loveland group is held on the 4th Saturday February, April, June, August, October, December 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Medical Center of the Rockies 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave Loveland, CO 80538Larimer CountySchleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter (Loveland) - Scleroderma FoundationScleroderma Foundation
    Support Group - Myasthenia Gravis Association of ColoradoProvides a support group for individuals with Myasthenia Gravis. Focus of the group is on support, education, and information (no professional medical advice is given). Drug bank information is also available.Denver CountyMyasthenia Gravis Association of ColoradoMyasthenia Gravis Association of Colorado
    Support Group - Ostomy Association of Metro DenverA support group is offered to colostomates, ileostomates, and urostomates. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.Denver CountyOstomy Association of Metro DenverOstomy Association of Metro Denver
    Support Group - Parkinson's Support Group in Larimer CountyOffers a support group for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. Guest speakers cover various aspects of Parkinson disease research and treatment. Periodically caregivers and Parkinson patients break out into discussion groups. Books and videos available on loan. Walkers on a loan basis available. Larimer CountyParkinson's Support Group in Larimer CountyParkinson's Support Group in Larimer County
    Support Groups and Classes / Connections for Independent LivingWe offer a variety of opportunities for support and education. .Weld CountyConnections for Independent LivingConnections for Independent Living
    Support Groups - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Rocky Mountain ChapterOffers several in-person support groups for individuals with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, as well as their families and friends. Also offers an online support group, which is a four-week program with weekly chat sessions addressing Irritable Bowel Disorder-related topics, and one-on-one support opportunities.Denver CountyCrohn's & Colitis Foundation Rocky Mountain ChapterCrohn's & Colitis Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter
    Support Groups & Peer Support (La Plata County) - Southwest Center for IndependenceOffers several different support groups and peer support options for people living with a disability. Groups and services include but are not limited to: - Brain injury support group - Multiple Sclerosis support group - Visual Impairment support group - Physical Disability support group - Socialization/Peer support group - Recreational activities - Civic involvement within the community Group meetings days and times vary. Support group types are subjuect to change. Call or check the agency's online calendar for more information. La Plata CountySouthwest Center for Independence (Durango Office)Southwest Center for Independence
    Support Groups & Peer Support (Montezuma County) - Southwest Center for IndependenceOffers several different support groups and peer support options for people living with a disability. Groups and services include but are not limited to: - Brain injury support group - Multiple Sclerosis support group - Visual Impairment support group - Physical Disability support group - Socialization/Peer support group - Recreational activities - Civic involvement within the community Group meetings days and times vary. Support group types are subjuect to change. Call or check the agency's online calendar for more information. Montezuma CountySouthwest Center for Independence (Cortez Office)Southwest Center for Independence
    Support Groups (Senior Center) - Broomfield Health and Human ServicesVarious support groups exist for: - Grief - Multiple Sclerosis - Diabetes - Parkinson's - Parkinson's Carepartner's - Visually Impaired - Cancer - Dementia Caregivers - Older Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)Broomfield CountySenior Center - Broomfield Health and Human ServicesBroomfield Health and Human Services Department
    Support Groups - Spina Bifida Association of ColoradoProvides monthly support groups that include guest speakers and socialization. Groups are offered in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Montrose.Denver CountySpina Bifida Association of ColoradoSpina Bifida Association of Colorado
    Support Group - Stroke Survivors Support Groups of PuebloProvides support, education, and fellowship to stroke survivors, aphasia survivors and their caregivers. Also educates the public about stroke and aphasia.Pueblo CountyStroke/Aphasia Support NetworkStroke Survivors Support Groups of Pueblo
    Support Network - Living Journeys Community Cancer SupportProvides confidential emotional support programs and resources to Gunnison county residents that have been diagnosed with cancer or family, friends, and professional caretakers of individuals living with cancer.Gunnison CountyLiving Journeys Community Cancer SupportLiving Journeys Community Cancer Support
    Support Services for Individuals with Down Syndrome - Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome AssociationServes families of children and adults with Down syndrome, and interested professionals in the Mountain States region by providing the following services: - Peer and community support - Support groups - Information and referral services - Social activities and continuing education programs for adults with Down syndromeDenver CountyRocky Mountain Down Syndrome AssociationRocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association
    Support Services (Senior Services) - City of LongmontSupport services for older adults and caregivers of older persons are offered, including: - Counseling/emotional support, including one-on-one counseling - Couples counseling - Grief support groups - Adjusting to Life's Changes Support Group - Caregiver support groups - Caregiver education programs - One-on-one caregiver consultations - Family meetings - Information about and referrals to resources - Assistance in accessing resources - Money Management Program - Parkinson's Support - Early state Dementia social program - Low vision supportBoulder CountySenior Services - City of LongmontCity of Longmont
    Thalassemia Information - Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc.Dedicated to serving people afflicted with various forms of thalassemia, most notably the major form of this genetic blood disease, Cooley’s anemia/thalassemia major. Provides funding for medical research to advance treatment and curative approaches, by supporting and advising patients and their families and advocating on their behalf and by educating medical professionals and the general public.Out of StateCooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc.Cooley's Anemia Foundation
    Vision After 55 Program / Connections for Independent LivingThis program has two distinct components: services to seniors who have lost vision, yet choose to remain independent, and educational outreach to the community about vision loss. We help individuals by providing them with high- and low-tech assistive technology to maximize their vision. Connections’ staff is also able to advise consumers on home modifications that make it possible for them to remain in their homes.Weld CountyConnections for Independent LivingConnections for Independent Living
    Women's Cancer Resources - American Cancer SocietyReach to Recovery provides women facing a breast cancer diagnosis with one-on-one support over the phone or in-person from a breast cancer survivor. All volunteers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards. Weld CountyAmerican Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society
    Young Stroke Survivors Group - Rocky Mountain Stroke CenterYoung Enthusiastic Stroke Survivors Group (Y.E.S.S.) offers a support group for individuals aged 20-50 years who have had a stroke.Arapahoe CountyRocky Mountain Stroke CenterRocky Mountain Stroke Center
    Your Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life offer non-medical support, nurturing and encouragement to cancer patients, their caregivers and their family members from Aspen to Rifle.Garfield CountyYour Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life
    Your Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life offer non-medical support, nurturing and encouragement to cancer patients, their caregivers and their family members from Aspen to Rifle. Eagle CountyYour Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life
    Your Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life offer non-medical support, nurturing and encouragement to cancer patients, their caregivers and their family members from Aspen to Rifle.Pitkin CountyYour Friends for LifeYour Friends for Life

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