Self-Help Clearinghouses

One way to find a support group that fits your situation is to call one of the "Self-help Centers" which have formed in many states. Many have a computerized database of different kinds of groups. Often these Clearinghouses are a function of county Mental Health Associations - call your county government offices if there is no listing here. Here is a partial list of such centers.

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IllinoisIowaKansasMassachusetts
MichiganMissouriNebraskaNew Hampshire
New JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth Dakota
OhioOregonPennsylvaniaSouth Carolina
TennesseeTexasUtahWashington
Washington, DCNational & International 

ARIZONA

Rainy Day People 602-231-0868

ARKANSAS

Helpline 501-932-5555

CALIFORNIA

California Self-Help Center 310-825-1799
Self Help Connection c/o MHA, San Diego County 619-275-0607
Friends Network (Modesto) 209-558-7454
Bay Area Self-Help Center 415-9214044
Riverside MHA 909-684-6051
Mental Health Assoc of Sacramento 916-368-3100
MHA (Yolo County) 916-756-8181

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Self-Help Network 203-789-7645

ILLINOIS

Illinois Self-Help Center 708-291-0085
Illinois Self-Help Coalition 312-481-8837

IOWA

Iowa Self-Help Clearinghouse 515-576-5870

KANSAS

Kansas Self-Help Network 316-978-3843

MASSACHUSETTS

Clearinghouse of Mutual Help Groups 413-545-2313

MICHIGAN

Michigan Self-Help Clearinghouse 517-484-7373
Center for Self-Help 800-336-0341

MISSOURI

Mental Health Assoc. of Kansas City 816-822-7272
St. Louis Self-Help Clearinghouse 314-773-1399

NEBRASKA

Self-Help Information Services 402-476-9668

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Helpline 800-852-3388

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse 1-800-367-6274 (in NJ)

NEW YORK

Brooklyn Self-Help Clearinghouse 718-875-1420
Self-Help Clearinghouse (Broome County) 607-771-8888
Self-Help Clearinghouse of Cattaraugus County 716-372-5800
Self Help Clearinghouse of Dutchess Co 914-473-1500
Erie County Self-Help Clearinghouse 716-886-1242
Health Link (Fulton County) 518-736-1120
Clearinghouse (Monroe County) 716-256-0590
New York Self Help Center (NYCity) 212-586-5770
Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse 716-433-3780
Rome Volunteer Action Center (Oneida County) 315-336-5644
Helpline (Orange, Ulster, Sullivan Counties) 800-832-1200
Self-Help Clearinghouse (Rockland County) 914-639-7400
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center 518-664-8322
Reachout of St. Lawrence County 315-265-2422
Information Line (Schenectady) 518-374-2244
Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse 914-949-6301

NORTH CAROLINA

Support Works 704-331-9500

NORTH DAKOTA

Hot Line 701-293-6462

OHIO

Greater Dayton Self-Help Clearinghouse 513-225-3004
Greater Toledo Self-Help Network 419-241-6191

OREGON

Northwest Regional Self-Help Clearinghouse 503-222-5555

PENNSYLVANIA

Self-Help Group Network of Pittsburgh Area 412-261-5363
Self-Help Information & Networking Exchange 717-961-1234

SOUTH CAROLINA

Midland Area Support Group Network 803-791-2800

TENNESSEE

Self-Help Clearinghouse 901-323-8485
Support Group Clearinghouse 615-584-9125

TEXAS

Texas Self-Help Clearinghouse Austin 512-454-3706
Dallas Self-Help Clearinghouse 214-871-2420
Houston Area Selp-Help Clearinghouse 713-522-5161
Self-Help Clearinghous for Tarrant County 817-335-5405

UTAH

Information and Referral Center 801-978-3333

WASHINGTON

- see Oregon

WASHINGTON DC

Self-Help Clearinghouse of Washington 703-941-5465

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION

American Self-Help Clearinghouse 973-326-6789.  c/o St. Clares-Riverside Medical Ctr. 25 Pocono Rd., Denville, NJ 07834

National Self-Help Clearinghouse 212-354-8525 CUNY Graduate School & University Ctr 25 W. 43rd St. #620, New York, NY 10036

A much more extensive list of support group networks is available in:

The Self-Help Sourcebook, 5th ed., American Self-Help Clearinghouse, 1995.