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SWAN Affiliate Support Groups

Affiliate Support Group Description Participants Childcare Access Fees Group Type Where When Contact
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Scranton Support Group Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Scranton Marcie Rabinowitz
Families United Network, Inc. Support Group Erin Howard
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Adoptive and Foster Support Group Foster/Adoptive Families N/A N/A None Peer Support virtual Second Tuesday of the Month Jessica Setta
Northeast Treatment Center Creative Expressions Foster or Adoptive Teens No Yes Post-Perm Funding Art, Educational, Peer Support Philadelphia Thursdays Caterina Gallelli
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Post Permanency Support Group Foster/Adoptive Mothers N/A N/A None Peer Support McKean, PA Meeting the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 Terry Hough
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Post Permanency Support Group Adopted Teens N/A N/A None Peer Support Meadville, PA meeting the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm Jessica Setta
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Post Permanency Support Group Adopted Teens N/A N/A None Peer Support Meadville, PA meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 Jessica Setta
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Post Permanency Support Group Adoptive Familes N/A N/A None Peer Support online Second Tuesday of the Month at 8:15 Jessica Setta
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Scranton Resource Family Support Group Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families Mainly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Yes (Must be potty trained) None Educational, Peer Support 33 East Northampton Street, Wilkes Barre 2nd Monday of each month, from 6-7:30 p.m Joan Gower
Loftus-Vergari and Associates, Inc. Support Group This is an innovative resource parent’s group that combines both face to face and virtual meeting simultaneously. It’s held in a reserved setting were brunch is served and relevant issues/trainings are discussed in a supportive environment. Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Waiting Families N/A Yes Post-Perm Funding & Foster Care Funding Educational, Peer Support Wilkes-Barre Third Tuesday of the month 10:30am-12:30pm Cynara Wattley-Liburd
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Teen Guy Group Join us for the opportunity to meet other adopted teen guys. Adopted teen guys Peer Support Calvary Church - West entrance 1051 Landis Valley Rd. Lancaster First Thursday of the Month 6:30-8:00 Jason Lehman
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Parent Support Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Peer Support West Shore Free Church; 1345 Williams Grove Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Third Wednesday of the month, October - May 6:30-8 PM August Ney
Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries - Mechanicsburg/York Parent Support Group Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Waiting Families Yes, Free Yes Post-Perm Funding Educational, Peer Support York Second Tuesday of each month Denise Roe
Children's Aid Society of Franklin County Support Group Adoptive, Families providing permanency No Yes Post-Perm Funding Peer Support Chambersburg Second Thursday of the month Stacy Gutshall
Children's Aid Society in Clearfield County Parent Support Group Relatives As Parents (RAPP) & Foster and Adoptive Parents Support Group - Includes light meal and training hours each month Families including Foster, Adoptive and Kinship families Yes Free Educational, Peer Support Children's Aid Society, 1008 South 2nd Street Clearfield, PA 16830 Third Monday of the month Jennifer Teats
COBYS Family Service Family Nurturing Education & Support Program 24-hour program designed to nurture and support parents and their children through guided play, modeling, and the presentation and practice of nurturing, sensitive, and competent parenting strategies. Parents and their children None Free Lancaster County - Various Locations One 2-hour session a week for 12 weeks Stacie LaBarbera
Children's Home of Pittsburgh Parent Support Group: Families Impacted by Infertility Families impacted by infertility No Free Free, Peer Support 5324 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA Last Monday of the Month at 6:00 pm J Horn
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Youth Support Group: 1st - 4th Grade 1st - 4th grade No Yes None Peer Support Wexford Third Saturday of the month Madison Steinkirchner
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Youth Support Group: 5th - 7th grade 5th–7th Grade No Yes None Peer Support Wexford Third Tuesday of the month Linda Prevost
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Youth Support Group: 8th - 12th grade 8th–12th Grade No Yes None Peer Support Wexford Third Saturday of the month Linda Prevost
TRAC Services for Families Parent Support Group: Chat N Chill Can be topic driven at times, small breakout groups on specific topics, dinner and children’s programing also provided Foster, Adoptive, Kinship, Waiting Families Yes, Free Yes Post-Perm Funding or Donation at family's discretion Educational, Peer Support East Liberty One Monday a month September – April 6:00–8:00 p.m. Megan DeMarion
Bethany Christian Services of Western PA Youth Support Group: Brothers and Sisters Group n/a Peer Support Wexford Second Sunday of the month Shelly Regner
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Family Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support Praise Community Church, York PA 3rd Monday of the month 6:30-8pm Liz Dempsey-Strayer
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Family Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support Church of the New Covenant, Mansfield PA Monthly on the following dates: 10/15/19, 11/12/19, and 12/3/19 from 6-8:15pm Becca Baughman
Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Parent Support Group Families including Foster, Adoptive and Kinship families Yes Post-permanency funding Educational, Peer Support Mercer Last Thursday of the month Kristi Pearsall
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Parent Support Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support Calvary Bible Church, Hanover PA 1st Monday of each month, October through April Sara Fiscus
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Parent Support Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support Red Run Mennonite Church (Northern Lancaster County) 2nd Thursday of the month Jason Lehman
Bethany Christian Services of Greater Delaware Family Support Group Develop friendships with other adoptive families, learn & have fun together. Dinner, followed by kids’ activities & parent meeting. Adoptive families: parent group and children’s age- appropriate groups Babysitting not available < 2 years old. Free with SWAN Support Group units. Otherwise, $20/month. Educational, Peer Support Chelten, a Church of Hope 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 6:00-7:30pm September through May, including the following dates: 9/19/19, 10/17/19, 11/21/19, 12/19/19, 1/16/20, 2/20/20, 3/19/20, 4/16/20, 5/21/20 Post Adoption Services Administrative Assistant
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Parent Support Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support River Church of Juniata County, Mifflintown PA 3rd Tuesday of the month, September - May at 5:45-7:45 pm Tanya McGhee
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Parent Support Group Families impacted by adoption Yes Free, Peer Support Wesley Church, Main Campus (Southern Lancaster County) 4th Thursday of the month, January - April 6:30 - 8:00 pm Sara Fiscus
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Youth Support Group: Teen Girls Art Group Girls ages 15-18 Art, Peer Support REology Studios, 315 W James St., Lancaster PA 17603 March 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6 from 4-6 PM Lisa Troncale
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Youth Support Group: Teen Girls Book Club (Middle School) n/a Educational, Peer Support Green Meadow Farm, Leola 2nd Monday of the month from January to June. 6:30 - 8:00 PM Sara Ficus
Madison Adoption Associates Parent Support Group Come meet other adoptive parents to learn from one another, share your experiences, and receive encouragement. Parents n/a n/a n/a Peer Support Virtual Third Tuesday or third Thursday of the month. Tuesdays: 7-8 PM Thursdays: 12-1 PM Patti Farrell
Madison Adoption Associates Parent Support Group Join us for a supportive discussion of the Williams family and the struggles of having a child with RAD. The first 5 families to register will receive a free copy of the book. Parents n/a n/a n/a Educational Virtual 4th Sunday of the Month, 7:00-8:30 pm Vanessa Vassar-Bush