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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.

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: Jenny Rough
Please contact Jenny at jenny.rough@jennyrough.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.

Arlington
Adoption Support Group
Meets on the third Thursday of the month.
Location: Arlington, VA
Hosts:  Karen Souryal, Roger and Heidi Panetta
Please contact Heather at midatlanticsupport@resolve.org 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.

Augusta County
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Fishersville, VA
Host: Jodie Bishop
Please contact Jodie at jodify1@hotmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Chantilly
Adoption Support Group

Meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00PM
Location: 43590 Aldie Mill Court, Chantilly, VA 20152
Host: Julie Hall
Please contact Julie at ruhokie81@yahoo.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.

Falls Church
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:45 PM.
Location: Falls Church, VA
Host: Susan
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 the month at 8:00PM
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, VA
Host: Tanya Coogan
Please contact Tanya at tanya.coogan@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Reston
General Infertility Support Group
Meeting date varies.
Location: Reston, VA
Host: Amy Ayres
Please contact Heather at midatlanticsupport@resolve.org before attending your first meeting.

Richmond
Adoption Support Group

Meets on the second Thursday of the month.
Location: Richmond, VA
Host: Cristal Lake-Sanders
Please contact Cristal at richmondresolveadoption@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. Cristal and her husband, Dwayne, adopted both of their daughters as infants from Guatemala in November 2003 and February 2005.

Richmond (North)
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:45PM
Location: Atlee Library, Hanover, VA
Host: Michele Whiteside
Please contact Michele at 804.852.7902 or richmondresolvenorth@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

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

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:45PM
Location: Bon Air Library, Chesterfield, VA
Host: Chrissy
Please contact Chrissy at richmondresolvesouth@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Richmond
Surrogacy Support Group
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:45PM to 7:00PM
Location: Richmond, VA
Host: Jenn Nixon
Please contact Jenn at richmondresolvesurrogacy@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

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: Whitney
Please contact Whitney at whitney@whitneyanderick.com before attending your first meeting.

Virginia Beach
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Hosts: Jennifer Redden and Barbie Summers
Please contact Jennifer at completejenn@yahoo.com or Barbie at barbie@thesummershome.com before attending your first meeting. 

For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Attention Media: If you would like to talk to RESOLVE support members or leaders please contact Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org.

Attention Researchers/Family-Building Professionals: RESOLVE support group meetings are not open to visitors or researchers. If you are interested in reaching out to the RESOLVE community to share your message or are conducting research on infertility,  please contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org.