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People Connection: How Do I Find a Support Group?

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Support Groups

Local Support Groups


The following links provide access to local support group information.

Cancer

Grief

Diabetes

Aging

Other Health Issues

You can access our Community Information Database to find more local support groups as well as clubs, service organizations and governmental agencies.

Community Information Database

You can use the library's Commmunity Information Database to find local support groups. The Community Information Database works just like the library's catalog, except, instead of books, you can find information about local organizations. In it, you can find contact information such as phone numbers and addresses, a description of the activity and scope of the organization, and meeting times and locations.

For example, to find an Alzheimer's support group:

  1. To use the Community Information Database, go to the library home page (www.ebr.lib.la.us). There is a search box at the very top of the page.
  2. Type in your search term or keyword, such as alzheimer's.
  3. Change the drop down box from This Site to Community Information. That way, you will only search the Community Information Database rather than the wesite or the catalog.
  4. You will find a list of organizations that contain that word in their name or description. Click on full record to access the more information about the organization.
  5. Alternately, you can search for all supports groups by searching for support groups, since that is one of the subject terms the library uses to describe support groups.

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