Self Help Database

MHA Self Help Directory

Phone: (845) 339-9090 Ext. 109

Below are the most frequently requested Self-Help support groups and their contact numbers. For more information on other groups or for help in starting a group call 339-9090 ext. 113.

  • Al-Anon Support for families and friends of alcoholics 339-5116
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Traditional 12-step groups 331-6360
  • Alzheimer Support Listing of groups in the Hudson Valley 471-2655, Ulster 340-8474
  • Bereavement Groups Hospice (845) 485-2273
  • Cancer Groups
    Oncology support program at Benedictine Hospital:
    338-2500 Ext. 4453
    American Cancer Society (845) 331-8300/ 1-800-ACS-2345,
  • Debtors Anonymous 
    (845) 679-2933,
  • Depression
    Mood Disorder Support Group - Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL) - (845) 331-0541
  • Eating Disorders Information 
    National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
  • EVOLVE Helping men end violence: 331-7080
  • Family Support Groups For individuals who have a family member with a mental health diagnosis.
    Martha Steuding - (845) 339-9090, Ext. 109
    Consumer Support & Educational Workshops - (845) 339-9090, ext. 109 or 113
  • Gamblers Anonymous
    Meets first and third Wednesday of the month starting February 7, 2007.
    7:00 p.m.
    Holy Cross Episcopal Church,
    30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston
    845 - 221-0830
  • Hepititus C Support Group
    Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL) - (845) 331-0541
  • HIV Support Groups ARCS:Annia Reyes, (845) 339-3281
    & Family of Woodstock, Ann Penman (845) 331-7080
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group support and education around OCD issues: (845) 473-2500
  • Parenting Groups Support and education for parents with special-needs children: MHA Family & Youth Department, Michele Sachse, (845) 339-9090, ext. 180
  • Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group, Ulster County. Group usually meets one Thursday a month at the Red Lobster in Kingston, NY at 12:15 p.m. (845) 255-0614 (H) or (845) 399-3218 (c) email:
  • PEOPLe Peer Support Support groups for issues of mental health recovery: 331-4965
  • Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
    Support groups for various disabilities: (845) 331-0541

Please call the Self-Help Coordinator with any questions about this Self Help Directory and/or if you find that our directory does not contain the kind of self-help group you are searching for.

The MHA Self-Help Coordinator responds to requests for information about self-help groups that exist locally as well as nationally and also gives technical assistance to people in Ulster County who are willing to start self-help groups. This activity is funded by UCMHD in order to meet the needs of people who identify their mental health needs, but are not eligible for services, need support in conjunction with services or simply cannot be served due to an overburdened system. The Coordinator also updates listings of contact numbers in area newspapers so residents can easily access information on self-help groups that meet locally.