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Are there any brick and mortar support groups for significant others of inmates? I am a girlfriend of an inmate and I found that it is a lonely experience, from standing in the visit registration lines to trying to find money for his commissary. I am isolated from family and friends and find that on the rare occasion when I can tell my story it is therapeutic and empowering. Does anyone know of any support groups specifically for women such as myself? If there aren't any, would anyone in the New York City area be interested in starting one? Feel free to send me a private message. I believe that we all have stories to tell and can gain support for ourselves by supporting others.
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Welcome to PTO. I have not heard of any "physical" location support groups, however.... make yourself at home... and get to know the NY PTO fam. We get together occassionally to kick back and relax and many of us have become really good friends (talking on the phone, meeting up, etc.). My PTO ladies have been very helpful and as yaya said, this is a good place to be... very helpful and you'll find lots of support here.
I attend the weekly meetings at The Osbourne Assn. on Wednesday nights....it definitely is good to talk about the way you feel with people that understand what you're going through. It is still being held at the address that is already listed....take care
Support Groups for Wives&Girlsfriends who's Man just been Paroled
Originally Posted by LADYCEE
Welcome to the PTO family
Where are you located there are a few out there but starting another one can't hurt....
Hi, My Man got out 3 months ago,,we had never lived together before. He got Paroled to My/Our Home. Well I had him move out 10 days ago he became so moody for no reason. It seemed like I couldn't do anything right. So I coped an attitude. Which I regret DEARLY. We are very much in Love with each other. I hope he moves back in, So I want to find a support group. This is the first time he has been clean and sober since he was 14, he is 48. So if there is anyone out there that can lead me in the right direction, it would be a great Blessing. We live in Fort Collins. My Baby is my world. God Bless