Bereavement Support

Grief support, a general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. next Thursday and Sept. 15, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For more information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Widow and widowers bereavement support, 2-3:30 p.m. next Thursday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit


Breastfeeding moms' discussion group, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant, with a weekly prize drawing, complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. For more information, call 703-776-6455.

Caregivers meeting, for family members to discuss coping strategies, support and information related to cancer and its treatment, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

Support Groups

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for individuals diagnosed with OCD, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. For more information, call 703-535-6575.

Northern Virginia epilepsy group, a free group sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region for adults with seizure disorders and their caregivers, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

Survivors of clergy abuse support group, sponsored by the Northern Virginia affiliate of Voice of the Faithful, for anyone abused by a member of the clergy or anyone affected by such abuse. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, downstairs meeting room, Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. For more information, call Evelyn Mercantini at 703-626-1594.

The following groups are held at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

* CanSurvive, a general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Young adult group, for those ages 18 to 39 to discuss issues such as intimacy, dating, body image, work and health insurance concerns, 7:30-9 p.m. today.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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