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Support Groups for Caregivers — Somerset

These support groups are designed specifically for caregivers. There are many other support groups designed for people living with a specific disability or chronic illness. Search online, or reach out to your local hospital and medical network for help in locating disability and disease-specific support groups in your area.

African American Support Group for Families of Loved Ones with Mental Illness: Somerset
For caregivers of individuals with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder; panic/anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder). Meets 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 771 Somerset Street, Somerset. Information: 732.940.0991

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Bridgewater
Meets twice a month. First Monday from 1pm – 2pm and/or second Wednesday, from 7:30 pm – 9pm. Located at Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 County Club Road, Bridgewater. 
Information: Call Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 helpline: 800-272-3900

Alzheimer’s Support Group or Related Disorders: Bridgewater
For residents of Somerset County whose loved ones reside in Somerset County, as well as Richard Hall clients. Meets 3rd Monday of the month from 4:30pm – 5:30pm at Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center of Somerset County, 500 N. Bridge Street, Bridgewater. Information: 908.253.3104 or email

Family and Friends Cancer Support Group: Bedminster
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey, 3 Crossroads Drive, Bedminster. 
Information: 908.658.5400, x104

Caregiver Support Group: Bridgewater
Meets the following dates in 2018: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August (no meeting), September 15, October 13, November 17, December 8, at Adult Day Center of Somerset County, at 872 East Main St., Bridgewater. Opens at 9:00am with option for light breakfast. At 10:00am the group starts as well as activities for your loved one. 
Information: Call Stacy or Diann 908.725.0068 or email

DD/ID Support Group: Basking Ridge 
Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Montgomery Academy, 188 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge.
Information: 908.223.1191 or email

FARE (Friends and Relatives of the Elderly): Bridgewater and Basking Ridge
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Chelsea in Bridgewater, 680 Route 202/206 North, Bridgewater, Meets the 4th Monday of the month from 1:30pm – 3:00pm at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge.
Information: 908.766.0180, x241

Mental Illness Caregiver Support (MICS): Basking Ridge
Provides support for those dealing with the unique stresses of caring for others with mental illness. Faith will be discussed and encouraged as a means of helping caregivers through their struggles. Meets 1st Monday of the month at 7:30pm at Covenant Chapel Reformed Episcopal Church 127 West Oak Street Basking Ridge. Call to check schedule, as frequency may change.
Information: 908.766.6174 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Caregiver Support Group: Bridgewater
Meets 1st Thursday of the month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 North Bridge Street, Bridgewater.
Information: Sue Ferranti, 908.296.3732 or Ginger Sefring, 908.256.3579 or click here

Proactive Parenting Group - EmPoWER Family Success Center: Somerville 
For parents and caregivers of children with special emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Meets every 1st Friday of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm at EmPoWER Family Success Center, 34 W. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Somerville.
Information: 908.223.1191 or email

VA NJ Health Care System Caregiver Support Group: Lyons
Caring for the Caregiver: Telephone & Face to Face Support Group
For caregivers of veterans of all eras. Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the
Lyons Campus, 151 Knollcroft Road, Lyons. In addition, the group can be accessed via telephone call in. 
Information:  908.647.0180, x4003

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