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Old 05-18-2007, 08:23 AM
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Hello,

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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Old 05-18-2007, 09:46 AM
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welcome to pto trecy. I dont know the answer to your question....But this site is pretty helpful to me.
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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.
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I like it here. I am fairly new and this has been very helpful in learning your way around the system. I dont always speak but to read others stories helps a lot.
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Welcome to the PTO family

Where are you located there are a few out there but starting another one can't hurt....
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Welcome to PTO. I'm kind of physically far away from most of everyone else, but talking on here has been a great help.
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Welcome to PTo, personally I find that PTO is very theraputic for me, we talk, vent and comfort one another and more importantly we understand each others plight and struggle.
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Welcome to PTO, I've pm'd you some info.
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Welcome to Pto, I think this is about the only support system that I have come across, and it does really help
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I have info on a "physical" support group in NY.
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Thank you all for the huge welcome and the information. I was able to find information about a support group in Brooklyn. It meets Wednesday evenings and I plan to check it out.

The Osborne Association
175 Remsen Street, 8th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-637-6560

I hope this helps someone else.
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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
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the original questions and most answers are from 2007! Yikes.
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Osbourne is awesome all the way around, I love that Organization.
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Is there any support group in Buffalo NY
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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
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