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Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Alexandria
Decision Cross Roads Support Group

Meets on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00PM.
Location: North Old Town, Alexandria VA 22314
Host: Kristen Eddy
Please contact Kristen at kristeneddy2015@yahoo.com before attending your first meeting. 
This group is for women only who are currently undergoing fertility treatment, who may be considering donor egg, may have had multiple miscarriages and who are considering adoption and do not know which direction they should be taking next. This monthly group provides a relaxed and confidential setting in which to determine the best way to build your family.

Alexandria
Living Childfree Support Group
Meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: North Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Host: Jenny Rough 
Please contact Jenny at jenny.rough@jennyrough.com before attending your first meeting. 
This group is for women only who are no longer pursuing fertility treatment and are living childfree by choice or circumstance. This monthly group provides a relaxed and confidential setting in which to connect with one another, share experiences, and explore ways to live a fertile life without kids.  

Arlington
Adoption Support Group
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
Location: South Arlington, VA 22204
Hosts:  Karen and Michael Souryal 
Please contact Karen and Michael at AdoptionSquare@gmail.com  before attending your first meeting.
The Adoption Support Groups offer support to individuals and couples who have an interest in, or are in the process of adopting.  Whether you are currently thinking about adopting or are in the waiting process, this group offers you the opportunity to connect with others in various stages of the adoption journey. This group will provide general information, address questions and concerns about adoption, and explore the emotional implications of adoption. Karen and Michael adopted their son in November 2006 from Silver Spring, Maryland at one month of age.

Arlington
General Infertility Support Group
Looking for a new host. If interested, please contact supportgroups@resolve.org

Arlington
NOVA Secondary Infertility Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month
Location: Arlington, VA
Host: Kate
Please contact Kate at resolvenova2ndinfertility@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Charlottesville
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the third Monday of the month from 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Jefferson Room, Charlottesville, VA
Host: Paige Nolt
Please contact Paige at paigenolt@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Chesapeake
OH Adoption Support Group
Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 12:00PM
Location: Greenbriar Panera, 1412 Greenbriar Parkway, Chesapeake, VA
Host: Kari Monette
Please contact Kari at hamptonroadsadoption@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.  

Fairfax
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:30PM (meetings to resume November 4, 2015)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Host: Colin and Wendy
Please contact Heather at midatlanticsupport@resolve.org before attending your first meeting.

Hampton Roads
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Host: Candace Wohl
Please contact Candace Wohl at hamptonroadsresolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Herndon/Reston
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dransville Rd., Herndon, VA
Host: Katherine
Please contact Katherine at RestonHerndonResolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Richmond 
Adoption Support Group
For information about meetings, please contact Cwstallard@verizon.net.

Richmond (West End/Northside)
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the third Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:45PM to 8:15PM
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Host: Michele 
Please contact Michele at 804.852.7902 or richmondresolvenorth@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Richmond (Southside)
General Infertility & Secondary Infertility Peer-led Support Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 6:45PM to 8:15PM
Location: Bon Air Library, Chesterfield, VA
Host: Michele
Please contact Michele at 804.852.7902 or richmondresolvesouth@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Richmond
Third Party Reproduction Peer-led Support Group (donor egg/embryo/sperm and surrogacy)
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Location: Stony Point, VA
To be added to the email list, please contact richmondresolvesurrogacy@gmail.com or richmondresolvedonor@gmail.com.

Roanoke (Southwest Virginia)
Infertility Peer-led Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM
Location: South County Library, Roanoke, VA
Host: Laura
Please contact Laura at thewests14@verizon.net before attending your first meeting.