For young people 12-18 years old whose lives have been affected by alcoholism either in a family member or a close friend.
Offers a place to discuss feelings with other teens in the same situation.
Meets Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Abington Memorial Hospital, Rorer Building, Garden Café, Rooms M and H.
For more information, contact Julie at 215-885-095
Nar-Anon/Narateen Family Groups
12-step recovery program for families and friends of those who are addicts or use drugs.
For young person, brother, sister, friend, parent, and spouse of a "user."
Help is available for those who have found evidence or have even a
vague suspicion that someone close may have a drug problem.
Stresses sharing experiences rather than giving advice and emphasizes
anonymity for the user and those who care about him or her. First
names only are used.
Weekly meetings available free of charge and without prior arrangement.
Local meetings at Jenkintown United Methodist Church, Fellowship
Hall, Walnut Lane & Summit Ave., Jenkintown. Meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Also meets Wednesdays 8:00 p.m. at Church on the Mall,
Plymouth Meeting Mall, Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting.
For more information, visit www.naranon.com or call 1-800-678-4989.
Depression and Anxiety Screenings
This confidential service is available at your convenience and includes the opportunity to meet with a mental health professional.
Held at Holy Redeemer Counseling Center at The Provincialate of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley
For a daytime appointment, call 215-914-4190.
N.O.T. on Smoking (Not On Tobacco)
For teens who are trying to quit or reduce tobacco use.
Free 10-week program from the American Lung Association to create an environment for open communication about goal setting, stress management, and coping. Also covers nutrition and interpersonal skills.
To find out when next program begins, call 215-481-2204.
For grieving teens, children, and families.
Provides a safe place for all family members to share their experiences as they move through the grief and healing process following the loss of a loved one through death.
Assigns teens and children to one of several age-appropriate groups while parents or guardians meet separately to learn more about how to support the grieving child or teen. Groups are facilitated by a number of professionals, including teachers, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.
No cost for program.
Game room for teens includes fooseball and air hockey. Older children also experience guided group conversation time.
Meets 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays (participants come once every other week) at Abington Memorial Health Center's Schilling Campus, Pennwood Building, 4th floor, 2500 Maryland Road, Willow Grove.
For more information call 215-481-5983.
Safe Harbor for Young Adults
For those 19-30 years old going through the grief process.
No cost for program.
Meets every other Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.at Abington Memorial Health Center's Schilling Campus, Pennwood Building, 4th floor, 2500 Maryland Road, Willow Grove.
For more information call 215-481-5983.
SUSAN Students Understanding Sexual Assault Now
SUSAN is a peer-based, interactive program for young women, ages 14-21 to increase awareness of sexual assault situations and provide resource information on accessing medical care after a sexual assault. It fosters open, two-way dialogue, provides decision-making skills, and teaches how to recognize situations that may put one at risk, all using real-life, age-appropriate scenarios to teach risk-reduction strategies. A trained, experienced counselor is on-hand to field questions and handle any disclosures that may occur, with total confidentiality.
This program is a proactive response to the alarming rates of sexual assaults among this vulnerable age group. It has been put together by Abington Memorial Hospital’s Clinical Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, the Network of Victim Assistance of Bucks County, and a dedicated team of professional women from Soroptimist International of Indian Rock Information 215-355-7201.
Unite, Inc. Support Group
Third Thursdays of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Next June 20
Held at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Physician’s Lounge, 1st Floor, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook
This group provides grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death.
Registration & Information: Denise Paul at 215-643-3344.
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Liberty Bell Squadron based at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove
For boys and girls ages 11-18.
Program gives exposure especially to Navy and Coast Guard but also to Marines, Air Force, and Army.
Has potential to graduate dedicated members as Petty Officers (E-6 which is six ranks above where most enlisted people begin).
Requires one weekend/month, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for drills which encompass both classroom learning of military training and on-the-job training, such as working on airplanes, training at the fire house and with security as if cadets were regular military.
Cadets take sworn oath that is non-binding on minors.
Must attend one cadet military 10-day boot camp in summer (tailored to age)
Opportunities to explore, including traveling the world (no combat zones)
Parent Orientation available once a month.
Information: Administrative Officer Brad Werden 215-885-6147.
Mentorship program for those in grades 5-12
Placed in one of four levels: Young Achievers (grades 5-6), Tourist Achievers (grades 7-8), Teen Achievers (grades 9-10), and Future Leaders (grades11-12)
Young Achievers and Tourist Achievers meet at the Abington YMCA, 1073 Old York Road, Abington; Teen Achievers and Future Leaders meet at Drexel University.
Y Achievers help young people successfully prepare for life after high school through a dynamic curriculum to empower youth to set high educational standards, explore various career options, and develop the YMCA's character values.
Lead by Adult Achievers, Collegiate Achievers, and volunteers
Features bi-monthly meetings which include group discussion with guest speakers, hands-on projects, field trips, and work site tours.
Information: Abington YMCA at 215-884-9622 ext. 1816 or Y Achievers Central Office at 215.235.6440