Support & Educational Groups

Anchorpoint’s support and education groups reach a variety of ages and issues experienced. Some groups offered are for those struggling with mental health difficulties. Other groups are workshops for the average individual with an interest in a particular area. Benefits of joining a group:
  • A sense of hope and that you’re not alone
  • The chance to learn from experts and group members
  • An opportunity to connect with and learn from others
  • A place to meet people with like issues or interests
Click here for an article on what you can expect from participation in a group.

Current Groups: Some of these groups are free due to generous individuals and grants, for others a donation is appreciated, and in some cases your health insurance will cover you. Scholarships are also available. Do not let lack of financial resources keep you from registering. For more information and to register for these groups, call Anchorpoint at 412-366-1300. Click here for a flyer of current offerings to print out and share.
  • Parent Education: Parenting Workshops that can be held privately or publicly hosted by your organization.
  • Self-Care for Women: An eight week support and educational group for women struggling with stress or depression and its effects in their lives. $5 per session; scholarships available. Tuesdays: 6:00 to 8:00pm.
  • Sanctuary—Empowering Teen Girls: Support group for girls grappling with sadness, loneliness, fitting in, assertiveness, body image and more. New format coming this Spring.
  • S.P.I.N. For Single Moms: Prepare to be empowered physically, mentally and spiritually. For less than two hours of your time, you’ll be treated to a free meal, great conversation, and homework help for the kids (October thru May).
  • Be Strong Parent Café: Be a strong parent. Join us to learn new strategies and meet parents in your community.  This event is for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-8. The Parent Café will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Sharpsburg Family Worship Center in the 6th Street Gym. A free meal is provided at 5:30. Free child care is also available. Click here with flyer for more details.
  • Grief Support Group: For widows and widowers over Fifty. Hosted by St. Sebastian’s Parish in Haber Hall. Donations accepted. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm.
  • Marriage Sustainers: An educational course for married couples who want to reinvigorate their marriage.
  • How Not To Marry A Jerk: An educational group for singles wanting pointers for jerk-proofing a future marriage.
  • Life After Divorce: A ten week educational group for people trying to make sense of life after divorce and learning to cope with the experience. Major insurance accepted. Tuesdays: 6 to 7:30 pm.
 

Relationship Workshops Learn how to set boundaries and gain tools and strategies to enjoy healthy relationships that thrive. Contact Cassy Wimmer at 412-366-1300 ex. 105 for more information on hosting one of these dynamic relationship workshops at your location. Click here for a flyer with details to share.

For Married Couples
  • The Purpose of Marriage: Happiness or Holiness?
  • Learning to Communicate 1: Recognizing and Reciprocating Positive Sentiment
  • Learning to Communicate 2: Solving the Solvable
  • Learning to Communicate 3: Understanding the Unsolvable
  • Who is This Person? Learning to Love Who You Married, not Who You Thought You Married
  • The Marital Team: Getting on the Same Page When You Feel Like You’re Not Even Reading the Same Book
  • Blended Families: How They Are Unique: Why it Matters
  • Sex, Money, and In-laws: Things We Fight About Most and How It’s All Related
  • Taking out the Trash: Marital Habits to Kick and How to Kick Them.
  • When the Honeymoon is Over: Replacing the “Room-Mate Syndrome” with Romance
  • Gettin’ Better All the Time: Making a Good Marriage Great
For Singles
  • You Can’t Marry the Man (or Woman) without Getting the Family too
  • Why is Dating so Hard? Navigating Cultural Detours
  • Red Flags in Dating: How Rose-colored Are Your Glasses?
  • Dating as a Single Parent
  • How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk (or Jerkette) -6 week workshop