For parenting education schedule and registration, contact Ms. Scott at 757-597-2801.
A group for moms on the Hampton Roads Peninsula (including Williamsburg, York County, Newport News, Hampton, and surrounding areas) to meet other moms in the area. Peninsula Mommies is a local chapter of The Mommies Network, a non-profit organization providing communities and support for local moms. Our group is free and open to all moms in our area, regardless of age, race, military or religious affiliation. The website offers features such as private messaging, multiple forums for discussions, support groups, a monthly calendar, photo albums, online chat, etc. To become a member, register at www.PeninsulaMommies.com and within 24 hours you will receive a welcome letter and access to all the features of our site, including a monthly calendar of all our upcoming events.
Peninsula Parents of Multiples
The Peninsula Parents of Multiples serves as a support system for parents and/or guardians of twins, triplets, or other multiple birth children. We want to help you in the parenting of multiples and we offer many unique opportunities designed to help enrich your family life. The PPoM generally meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 7 – 9 PM (with the exception of December). All of our normal meetings are hosted at Mary Immaculate in the Health Resource Center, 2 Bernadine Drive, Newport News, VA. Website:http://peninsulamultiples.org/
Rainbows Support Group
(non-profit grief support group for children and parents) Contact Jean Dilday, at 757-482-3805, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russian Children’s Club
Open to children who have Russian cultural roots. Provides children with weekly classes to expose them to Russian language and Russian cultural activities. All the information is included on their web sites http://russiantoddlersclub.googlepages.com, and https://sites.google.com/site/russiansmartschoolclub
SAHM of the Virginia Peninsula
Meets weekly, activities include story time at the library, mom’s night out, stroller walks, family events and more. Majority of events take place on the Peninsula. Free. Contact Jaime or Claire, http://sahm.meetup.com/1421/about/ or email@example.com.
TEAM Home School Group
A non-denominational Christian-group serving Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton. Focus on helping children build friendships, learn and have fun. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tidewater Mothers of Multiples
A non-profit support group nationally recognized for mothers and mothers to be of twins, triplets and more. Meetings for new and expectant moms are held on the first Thurs. of each month at the Friendly’s at Greenbrier Mall at 7 p.m. Contact Melanie Maluto at 757-523-6603, email@example.com for details. General meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach at 7 p.m. Contact Pat Hardin at (757) 587-2723 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.tmomc.org/tmomc/
Tidewater Stroller Striders
A group for moms interested in running/jogging. Free and open to all moms regardless of fitness level. We have regularly scheduled runs, playgroups, mom’s night out, etc. Contact Kim at email@example.com
Victims Against Crime Inc.
Homicide Support Group, YWCA, meetings 2nd & 4th Thurs. of the month (except Aug.), 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Robert Young is the facilitator. 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 757-403-4217
Virginia Step Parents Group
Gain support and ideas to make your blended family as peaceful as possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism Support Group Tidewater ASA
6300 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23502
Services:Formed in 1981, the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a grassroots organization in the Tidewater, Virginia Region and beyond to include the Peninsula. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia was established to help improve the lives of all affected by autism and does this by increasing public awareness, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information on treatment, education, research and advocacy. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is the local affiliate of the oldest and largest autism-specific member organization, The Autism Society of America.
Down Syndrome Support Group Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads
Hours of Operation: M, W, F 0830-1330
Services: The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads is a non- profit charitable organization that supports the families and persons with Down Syndrome. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, helping them reach their full potential by providing family support, education, and social opportunities in Southeast Virginia and Hampton Roads.
Cancer Support American Cancer Society
Services:The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Look Good Feel Better Programs
Services: Cancer can rob a woman of her appetite and strength, but it doesn't have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good...Feel Better is a FREE program that teaches grooming and beauty techniques to women in active treatment to help them combat and cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. You will learn how to apply makeup, style hair, and receive suggestions on sources for wigs. Along with the support you receive, each participant receives a complimentary makeup kit that is valued at $200.
The Sentara Cancer Network offers Look Good...Feel Better at each of our hospitals at different times each month. Patients interested in attending a session must call the facility where they wish to attend at least one week in advance to register.
SENTARA CAREPLEX HOSPITAL: This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00-4:00pm in the conference rooms located at 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666. To register, please contact Connie Bush, BSN, RN, Cancer Network Coordinator at (757) 827-2438.
SENTARA LEIGH COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER: This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm in the Sentara Leigh Comprehensive Breast Center Conference Room located at 880 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. To register, please contact Pat Thornton, RN, OCN, CBCN, Breast Cancer Patient Navigator at (757) 261-5404.
SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSPITAL: This group meets the 3rd Monday of every other month from 10:00am-Noon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Breast Center, 2nd floor/River Pavilion, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507. To register, please contact Angela Duke, Cancer Network Coordinator at (757) 388-4268.
SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL: This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month on the Garden Level at Sentara Obici Hospital, 2800 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434. For an appointment time and to register, please contact Angie Conary, Cancer Support Services at (757) 934-4791.
SENTARA PRINCESS ANNE HOSPITAL: This group meets the 4th Monday of each month except Memorial Day at 6:00pm on the 1st floor Conference Room located at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, 2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. To register, please contact Cindi Willoughby, RN CBCN, Breast Cancer Patient Navigator at (757) 507-0667.
SENTARA VIRGINIA BEACH GENERAL HOSPITAL: This group meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 10:00am-12:00noon in the Health Education Center located at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, 1060 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. To register, please contact Kennie Dela Cruz at the Cancer Resource Center at (757) 395-8686.
SENTARA WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: This group meets bi-monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Yorktown Conference Room, 100 Sentara Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23188. To make an appointment time and to register, please contact the American Cancer Society at (757) 591-8330.
Beyond Boobs! Breast Cancer Support System
1311 Jamestown Road, Suite 202, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (main office_
Services: This group offers emotional and educational support to women diagnosed with breast cancer pre-menopause to help them during and after their treatment through meetings, on-line, phone and face-to-face contact. They meet the 3rd Sunday of each month at 2:00pm at Members' Homes. For more information, please contact (757) 561-4749 or www.beyondboobsinc.org
Breast Feeding Classes/Support La Leche League of Tidewater Referral Line
(757) 857-8403 or www.lalecheleague.org. La Leche League is an international organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. This district covers groups in Chesapeake, Great Bridge, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York County.
La Leche League -Great Bridge Group
Meetings are the 3rd Sat. of the month at 10 a.m. at the Lifestyle Health and Fitness Center adjacent to Chesapeake General Hospital on Battlefield Blvd. Nursing babies are welcome. Contact Tasha 489-5420 or Tracey 382-9561.
La Leche League of Norfolk
Two groups which both meet the 3rd Mon. of each month: Evening Group, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave., 7 p.m. (leaders, Linda 626-3834 or Stacy 622-0190) and Morning Group (toddler centered), Birthplace, DePaul Hospital, Kingsley Lane, 10:30 a.m. (leader Vicki 583-6561).
La Leche League – Williamsburg-James City County Group
Meetings are held the 2nd Tues. of each month at 10 a.m., Williamsburg Library. Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome. Contact Kristine at 220-9187 or Vicki 645-4052 for more information.
Mothers and nursing babies welcome, as well as mothers-to-be. Meetings are held 2nd Thursdays of the month, in Hampton; 3rd Thurs. of the month, 6:30 p.m. in Hampton. Call for meeting location and directions. Contact names: Leaders Angela 766-1632 or Cori 224-8879
La Leche League – Portsmouth Group
Meetings are held the 3rd Wed. of each month, 10:00 a.m. Call 487-6007 for meeting location.
The La Leche League - Suffolk/Franklin/IOW
Meetings are held the 3rd Wed. of each month at 10 a. m. at Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Rd. in Suffolk. Contact Cindy 657-2476 or email email@example.com for more information.