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Multiple Sclerosis Society meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, except July and August at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 N. Arcade St. in St. Paul from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call Joan at 651-426-3220 for more information.

Journey of Hope for People Affected By Chronic Conditions is a progressive, ecumenical and supportive community of people who believe that spiritual practice and peer support can make a positive difference in our lives. if this describes you, please join us at a monthly meeting. For more information, contact Susan at 651-689-3374, email;, or check us out at

Chronic Conditions Peer Support: We are a positive group of men & women with various chronic conditions who get together for both formal meetings and socializing.  Connect with others who understand; Vent in a safe, supportive environment, and Inspire by sharing your knowledge and strengths.  For more information, contact Julie at, or join us on facebook under Chronic Conditions Peer Support of MN.

Free classes for adults are offered in preparing for the GED and learning English for speakers of foreign languages.  GED testing is also done on site.  We have day and evening classes available at Harmony School, 1961 County Rd. C East, 3 blocks south of Maplewood Mall on the corner of County Rd. C and White Bear Avenue. Classes serve all students and are offered by North St. Paul/Oakdale/Maplewood, White Bear Lake, and Mahtomedi schools.
More information can be found on or call 651-748-6208 for a schedule of class times or for more information.

Woodbury Eastside Celiac Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at Woodbury Allina Medical Clinic at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room A, unless otherwise noted.
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the presence of gluten, wheat, rye, barley and some oats damages the small intestine causing many health issues.  We encourage those with celiac disease as well as those embracing a gluten free lifestyle to join us for support. If you have any questions please contact Gloria at 651-730-7514 or Chris at 651-738-7231.

Widows and Widowers (WOW) invites all eligible widows and widowers to monthly meetings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 2675 Highway 36 at Charles Street in North St. Paul. WOW is a social group of approximately 125 fun-loving people who participate in many activities that are offered. These include cards, golf, theater, dinners, etc. For further information call Barb at 651-770-5346.

Women’s Support Group is a supportive therapy group to help women feel better about themselves. Attendees at the group, which meets at FamilyMeans in Stillwater will learn to identify their personal feelings, wants and needs; trust their instincts and intuitions; identify personal traps that interfere with their serenity; and set limits and communicate them respectively.
For more information or to register, contact Jody with FamilyMeans in Stillwater by calling 651-789-4030. Private pay and insurance are accepted.

Friends and Families of Suicide holds ongoing Survivors of Suicide support group meetings the third Monday of each month. The meetings are facilitated by peer-facilitators and are not a substitute for counseling or care by professionals. However, the support groups provide a place of support and comfort where those that have lost a loved one to suicide will be comfortable talking about their own loss as well as hearing about the losses of others.
The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Twin Cities Friends Meeting, 1725 Grand Ave., St Paul. For more information, call Tracy Toner, peer facilitator, at 651-587-8006.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving offers free support services to victims of impaired driving crashes. MADD offers a support group and advocacy for assistance.

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