ACCESSIBILITY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2003, March 14-15, Tysons Corner. Conference designed to bring together families of children affected by physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral disabilities, faith-based organizations, government agencies and community-wide resources. More than 25 disability-related sessions and over 60 industry exhibitors. Information and registration, 703-770-2942 or

AD/HD SUPPORT, for women dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder themselves or a family member, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Parish House next to Emmanuel Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Chapter of CHADD. Peggy, 540-687-5578.

AFTER THE AFFAIR SUPPORT, sponsored by Couples Counseling Center, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 116-B Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg. New group begins each month. 703-771-1773.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Northern Virginia area. 703-281-7501.

AL-ANON SERVICE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, volunteer on duty 24 hours to give information on help for spouses, relatives and friends of problem drinkers. 703-764-0476.

AL-ANON, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., and 8 p.m. Thursdays, old Loudoun Hospital campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. 703-764-0476; 8 p.m. Mondays, noon Thursdays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-554-2747; 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. 800-344-2666; noon Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 North, and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Warrenton Presbyterian Church, Main Street. 800-344-2666.

AL-ATEEN, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 W. Main St. 800-344-2666.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 9-10:30 a.m. first Thursdays, Sunrise of Leesburg, 246 W. Market St. 703-777-1971. For schedules and locations of groups throughout region, call Alzheimer's Association, 866-259-0042.


AMPUTEE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. first Tuesdays, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-222-7120.

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 18 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BLUE RIDGE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER, a nonprofit providing speech and hearing services, sliding-fee scale, 602 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-5050 or

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 7-8 p.m. first and third Mondays, offices of doctors Smith and Dougherty, 406 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-1510.

CADUCEUS HEALTH CARE IN RECOVERY SUPPORT, health care professionals in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs; group focuses on sharing experiences, strength and hope in treatment needs and facilities, legal resources, disciplinary board process, aftercare monitoring and employment reentry, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bridging the Gap office, 119 S. Loudoun St., second floor, Winchester. Anonymity is strictly honored. 540-535-1111.

CANCER SUPPORT, "Creating and Connecting," two-hour art therapy and relaxation workshop for patients, 10 a.m.-noon, quarterly on a Saturday; "Look Good, Feel Better," for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, meets every other month. Call for dates. Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. 703-444-4460. Volunteers with cosmetologist experience needed to demonstrate hair and makeup techniques to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. 703-938-5550. "Reach to Recovery," visitation program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by American Cancer Society, temporary prostheses, exercise instruction, encouragement. 703-938-5550. "Together Ones United Can Heal" (TOUCH), 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St. 540-347-1367.

CAREER SUPPORT, Galilee United Methodist Church support ministry for job seekers. Discussions include job uncertainties, sharing leads, resume building and interviewing. 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the church, 20600 Broad Run Dr., at Routes 28 and 7. 703-404-8727.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT, for family caregivers assisting adults with chronic disabling illnesses, sponsored by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, 10-11 a.m. third Thursday, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 703-779-8617; 7:30-8:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21021 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-779-8617.

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Free, confidential. 540-349-4537.

CHADD, support network for parents whose children have AD/HD and for adults with it, 7-9 p.m. first Thursday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. 540-364-2417.

CHAKRA HEALING/MEDITATION, with Bruce Winkle of Healing Touch International and a volunteer at local assisted care facilities and Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Center. Learn to enhance natural clarity and consciousness, 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Gardens of Delight, Route 9, Paeonian Springs. 540-882-9113.

"CHILDREN COUNT" SUPPORT/INFORMATION, led by a trained counselor providing structured activities and group discussions, for elementary-school age children who have a parent with cancer, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Suite 130, Sterling. Karen Archer, 703-444-4460 or 703-771-2974.

CHOICES WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT, 7 p.m. Mondays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, Purcellville. $5 membership to join; $2 monthly. First meeting free. 540-338-4854.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who have experienced death of a child, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 540-338-4076.

CRISISLINK, telephone support and reassurance for older adults, people with disabilities and others. 703-527-6016.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, information on local chapters and list of accredited centers that provide specialized care. 800-344-4823 or

DEPRESSION/MANIC DEPRESSION SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in Warrenton; 7:30-9 p.m. second Thursdays in The Plains. Free. For location, call Larry, 540-347-3792; depression and manic depression support group, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays in Sterling-Reston. 703-431-0045.

DIABETES SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays Loudoun Hospital Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-858-6358; 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, in the Pavilion, Reston Hospital Center campus, Suite 307, 1850 Town Center Pkwy. 703-689-9100.

DULLES AREA MOTHERS, national nonprofit organization offering support for moms. Evening meetings in Loudoun. 703-421-3381.

EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 224-F S. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-5911.

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT (FITS), "For the Children's Sake," for Loudoun and Fauquier parents separating or divorcing, to help develop co-parenting skills, four-hour session weekly. 703-391-8599 or

FAMILIES OF PRISONERS SUPPORT, for adult family members or significant others of incarcerated persons, sponsored by Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources of Fairfax County, first and third Thursdays, OAR Office, 10640 Page Ave., Suite 250, Fairfax. Child care available. Call for arrangements. Children of Prisoners and their Caregivers support group, with fun activities for caregivers and children with a parent in jail or prison, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, OAR Office. Pizza and drinks provided. To register, 703-246-3033.

FAUQUIER FREE CLINIC, for uninsured adults, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fauquier County Health Department, 330 Hospital Hill, Warrenton. 540-347-0394.

FAUQUIER FAMILY SHELTER SERVICES, emergency housing for Fauquier's homeless. Box 3599, Warrenton, Va. 20188, 540-341-0900 or

FOREVER CHANGED, support group for those who have experienced loss of a young child through still-birth, infant death, miscarriage or other circumstances, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 and Nordix Dr. 540-347-5922.

GLUCOSE TESTING, free glucose testing and blood pressure checks for 55 and older, 11 a.m.-noon Mondays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-430-2397.

GOOD SHEPHERD ALLIANCE, emergency shelter and other resources to help Loudoun's homeless become self-sufficient. 703-444-5956.

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County, drop-ins welcome, individual counseling available, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 and Nordix Dr. 540-347-5922. Grief support, for individuals in crisis or change. 703-777-7866. Grief support, group being formed by Community Resilience Project of Loudoun County, a FEMA-funded program for community outreach and support for family members of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and aftermath, 6 p.m. every other Tuesday. For location and information, call 703-771-5100. Grief and loss support, 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Wednesday, Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-777-8766.

HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referral services; walk-ins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. third Thursdays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. For one-on-one appointments, 703-444-0101 or 703-430-2906 (TDD). Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Department of the Disability Resource Center provides helpful technology for hearing loss, tap loans, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools, 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free; call for appointment. 800-648-6324 or 540-373-5890 (TDD).

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT, all ages, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, Sterling. 703-444-0101 or 703-430-2906 (TDD).

HOUSING MATCH, Loudoun Housing Department matches people with room in a home and those seeking a place to live. 703-777-0389.

IMMUNIZATIONS, influenza and pneumonia immunizations for high-risk residents, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Loudoun County Health Department, 102 Heritage Way NE, Leesburg. $12, flu; $17 pneumonia. For information about immunizations for the general public, call 703-777-0236; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, The Plains Pharmacy. $15. 540-253-5275.

For children, sponsored by Warrenton Rotary Club and Fauquier Free Clinic, for hepatitis B, polio, mumps, German measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza type B (HiB) and chicken pox, 5:30-6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Fauquier County Health Department, 330 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-0394. For students, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Loudoun County Health Department, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. Mobile health unit can schedule immunizations and physicals for uninsured Loudoun children. 703-777-0236.

INOVA BLOOD DONORS, make an appointment to donate blood at any of Inova's four donation centers in Northern Virginia or at a community blood drive. Call 866-256-6372 or visit

LA LECHE LEAGUE, mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton, 540-351-6103; 7 p.m. second Mondays in Leesburg, 703-771-7492; 10:30 a.m. third Fridays, Marshall Community Center, Marshall, 540-364-3991; 10:30 a.m.-noon third Thursdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling. 703-404-2002.

LOCKS OF LOVE, a nonprofit providing hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. To donate hair or for information, 888-896-1588.

LIFE LINE, pregnancy care center offering free testing, practical care and counseling in a confidential setting. 703-771-3030.

LOUDOUN ABUSED WOMEN'S SHELTER, legal representation for income-eligible physically battered women, 703-771-3397. Crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, follow-up and outreach services, emergency shelter for pets. 703-777-6552.

LOUDOUN ARC SUPPORT, open forum for exchange of information, sharing and emotional support for parents of children with special needs, 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesdays. For Leesburg location, 703-777-1939.

LOUDOUN CSB COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, provides information about mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse for county residents. Lending library and help with computer research available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 906 Trailview Blvd., Site C, Leesburg. Drop-ins welcome if coordinator is available. Free. For appointment, 703-737-8977.

LOUDOUN COMMUNITY FREE CLINIC, for Loudoun residents who meet eligibility requirements, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, Loudoun Hospital, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. 703-779-5416.

LOUDOUN CHAPTER ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. 703-444-5326.

LOUDOUN COUNTY EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTERS, call Volunteers of America, Chesapeake, Inc., 703-669-4921; Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 703-777-0353; or Department of Housing Services, 703-777-0389.

LOUDOUN COUNTY RESPITE CENTER, adult day-care service, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 16501 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Fees based on ability to pay. 703-771-5334.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX COLORECTAL CANCER SUPPORT, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday in Herndon, 703-327-1472.

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. 703-715-6669.

LOUDOUN FAMILY CHILD CARE COALITION, support for child care providers through training, education and networking, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. For location, 703-715-6656.

LOUDOUN MOBILE HEALTH CARE, screenings for blood pressure, hearing, vision, glucose and cholesterol for residents 55 and older without health insurance or a primary health care provider, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, Sterling. 703-430-2397.

LOUDOUN LIFELINE, 24-hour emergency response system for those who live alone or have a medical condition; installation and monthly fee; Loudoun Hospital can assist those who cannot afford the service. 703-858-6469.

LOUDOUN LITERACY COUNCIL, provides instruction in basic literacy and English as a Second Language for adults of Loudoun County. 703-777-2205.

MAN-TO-MAN CANCER SUPPORT, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, for men with prostate cancer and their families, 7-9 p.m. second Tuesday, Loudoun Senior Center, Sterling. 703-444-4460.

MEDICARE DRUG INFORMATION ONLINE, learn about community-based programs and how to apply for drug assistance.

MEN'S ANGER MANAGEMENT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families Inc., 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, confidential location. 540-825-8876.

MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE-DYSAUTONOMIA SUPPORT, noon, second Tuesdays. For program details and location , 703-689-9240.

MOMS CLUB, support group for stay-at-home mothers, play groups, outings, holiday parties and service projects. 540-338-6098. MOMS CLUB OF LEESBURG, support group for stay-at-home mothers. 703-431-7160 or

MOM-VISION, support group for moms and women with home-based business. For location and information, 703-669-6348.

MOTHERNET/HEALTHY FAMILIES LOUDOUN, a program of INMED, an international health and development organization based in Sterling. Program links first-time parents with medical, social and educational resources needed to give children a healthy start in life, physically and socially. Family support workers meet with participants in homes. English-Spanish translation provided . For information, call Judith A. Card, 703-444-4477, Ext. 217, or visit

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING, open to public, volunteers, victims and their families, 7:30-8:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Bull Run ASAP office, 4 Royal St., Leesburg. 703-771-8127.

MOTHERS FIRST, a support group offering discussions, lectures, field trips, play groups and mom's night out. 10:30 a.m.-noon first and third Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Wednesdays, Ashburn Village Woods Recreation Center, Louisa Drive, 10:30 a.m.-noon second and fourth Tuesdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. 703-827-5922.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, Ashburn, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Fridays, Capital Community Church, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd. Child care provided. 703-729-7493. Leesburg, discussions, crafts and child care for infant-5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. Join anytime. 703-858-1906.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, providing creative activities, group discussions and friendship. Group meets at Ashburn United Methodist Church. 703-729-5100, Ext. 48.

MOVEMENT CLASSES, "Free Your Joints," 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:15-10:15 a.m. Fridays, Loudoun Senior Center, Sterling. Registration required. 703-444-4460.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, educational literature, lending library, no-cost MRIs, cool suits to help reduce symptoms, wheelchairs and scooters, support groups and programs designed to link clients via mail, phone or computer. Free. 800-LEARNMS or

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS EDUCATION DAY, "Understanding MRI in MS" with Dr. Nancy Richert, and "Using Assistive Devices" with Mary Presley, 9:30 a.m.-noon March 22, Fauquier Hospital Medical Office Building, 253 Veterans Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. 800-344-4867.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-4256; fourth Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., alternating months between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital. For information, Karen Rutherford, 540-937-3808.

NEUROPATHY SUPPORT, 2:30-5 p.m. second Saturdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For information about neuropathy,; meeting information, 703-904-6548.

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT, 10:30-11:30 a.m. fourth Thursdays, Ashburn United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr. 703-689-9240.

NEW MOTHERS AND BABIES SUPPORT, MotherNet/Healthy Families Loudoun provides free in-home mentoring and health education to first-time mothers, especially those facing teenage or single parenthood, poverty, substance abuse, family violence and unemployment. 703-444-4477.

NEW VOICE CLUB, support and education program for laryngectomy patients and their families, including free speech therapy, monthly meetings. 703-938-5550.

NORTHERN DISTRICT VIRGINIA DIETETIC ASSOCIATION, speakers bureau of registered dietitians and diet technicians who speak on topics including weight management, vegetarian diets, quick and healthy meal planning and preparation, sports nutrition, understanding food labels, nutrition for seniors and special diet needs for heart disease patients and diabetics. Available to schools, civic and business groups in Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William counties. 703-758-4411.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION, Loudoun chapter, informal discussions for survivors and caregivers, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Loudoun Healthcare, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. For information or transportation, 540-554-8839.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, investigates and resolves complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. 703-324-5411.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program for those with eating disorders, 8-9 p.m. Fridays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 703-771-0084; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 540-338-7483 days, 540-882-3988 evenings; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7485 Lee Hwy., Warrenton. 540-439-0790.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT, for information on activities and services meetings, offered by Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, call Tara Avery, 703-669-4312.

REFUGEE SUPPORT, instruction in English as a second language, job development and other services for those 16 and older with refugee status. 703-777-4222.

RESOURCE FAMILY PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, sponsored by Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 7-9 p.m. March 11, conference room A, second floor, Shenandoah Square Office Building, 102 Heritage Way NE, Leesburg. Families in the program are certified to provide mentoring, adoption, foster, respite, emergency and therapeutic care. RSVP. 703-777-0386.

ROAD TO RECOVERY, cancer patients in need of transportation to treatments. 703-938-5550.

SEMINAR FOR NEW PARENTS AND PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN, speakers on infant and child nutrition, when to call a doctor and dealing with grandparents, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sundays for six weeks beginning March 16, Potowmack Elementary School, 46465 Esterbrook Cir., Sterling. Certification in infant and child CPR and First Aid offered. 703-444-3528 or

SENIOR CENTER "CALL GUY," telephone tree, seniors call other seniors to check on them. 703-430-2397.

SENIOR WHEELS USA, offering power wheelchairs and scooters to seniors and those permanently disabled with walking impairments. Call to schedule a mobility needs visit at home or for information, 800-943-4431. Miracle on Wheels, offering power wheelchairs to nonambulatory 65 and older, service may be available to those with permanent disabilities. 800-749-8778 or

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St.; 7:30-9 p.m. first Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd., 703-777-8766.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN, eight-week program, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $15 a session. 199-B Liberty St. SW, Leesburg. 703-391-8599.

SERVICES OF LOUDOUN ABUSED WOMEN'S SHELTER, weekly support groups in Leesburg for adult survivors of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood incest. 703-771-9020.

SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop sexually self-destructive behavior. 703-866-6929.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE SURVIVORS, for women. For information, time and location, 540-338-8000.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE CLINIC, confidential, no appointment needed, 1-3 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Fauquier County Health Department, 330 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-6400.

SEXUAL TRAUMA TREATMENT, ADVOCACY AND RECOVERY CENTER, training on workplace sexual harassment, educates employees on what constitutes sexual harassment, steps to take if you or a co-worker are being harassed and consequences of such behavior. Free. Tax-deductible donations accepted. 410-290-6432; 24-hour crisis hot line, 410-997-3292.

SEVEN LOAVES, an interdenominational project to provide free emergency groceries to those in need, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, United Methodist Church basement, 28 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-3489.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Janney Parlor, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. 703-779-2745 or

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight loss support group, 5-6 p.m. weigh-in, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Tuesdays, Midland Church of the Brethren. $25 a year. 540-439-3739. TOPS support group meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, SunTrust Bank, Routes 29 and 17, Warrenton. $20 a year. 540-439-3671.

VEHICLES FOR CHANGE, a nonprofit that collects used vehicles and prepares them for distribution to eligible recipients. Program partners include Virginia Department of Social Services, Northern Virginia Family Service and social services departments in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. For information, Janis Chamblin, 703-771-5871.

VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS, to help older or ailing adults keep living independently, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2-A Loudoun St., Leesburg. Transportation, telephone reassurance, grocery shopping, household chores, meal preparation, respite sitting and visiting. 703-779-8617.

WE CARE ELDER CHOICES, a care coordination program sponsored by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging to help provide services for frail older adults, enabling them to stay home and maintain independence as long as possible. 703-777-0257.

WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesday, Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Sterling. 703-444-4460.

WOMEN CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Anita, 540-554-8474.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, confidential location. 540-825-8876.

YOUNG PARENTS NETWORK, support group for teenage mothers and fathers offering parenting skills and individual counseling, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Loudoun County Department of Social Services, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. 703-771-5186.

ZEN GROUP OF DELAPLANE, training and practice, 7-9:30 a.m. Saturdays. 540-592-3701.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

Items are accepted on a space-available basis and must be received at least 14 days before the Sunday publication date. Send information to Sandy Mauck, Health Calendar, Suite 100-A, The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175, or by fax to 703-777-8437. For more information, 703-771-4102.