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Horizon Health Services, 3020 Bailey Ave., offers programs in Erie County and Niagara counties to assist individuals with mental illness, chemical dependency and/or developmental disabilities. For information, call 831-1800 or visit www.horizon-health.org

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National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families of the mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Guest speaker will be Paul White, author of “Surviving Schizophrenia in My Own Life.” For more information, call 226-6264.

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Compeer of Greater Buffalo is looking for individuals to become friends/mentors to individuals striving for good mental health. Compeer works with youth, adults, veterans and seniors. Volunteers and mentors are needed as positive role models to encourage self-esteem and independence, and increase social and communication skills. For more information, contact Daniel Colpoys at 883-3331 or email Daniel@compeerbuffalo.org

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Agape Parents Fellowship, 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other supports for families with disabling conditions. For information about services for regularly scheduled parent support group and Bible study meetings, call 827-5407.

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Spirit Seekers, a spiritual support group for those living with mental illness or their loved ones, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Karl Shallowhorn at workingonwellnessbuffalo@gmail.com

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Consolidated Supports and Services at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers individuals a wide variety of self-directed services. People choose what supports they need, hire their own staff, and build a circle of support in the community to help ensure continued success. It is designed to promote independence and build confidence. For more information, call 883-8002.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers a self-defense awareness group specifically designed for personal protection and confidence-building for people with disabilities, at noon Friday in its facility located at 3108 Main St. The group will provide options to being mistreated and abused, address scenarios to avoid, tackle and control confrontation in realistic situations. Modified martial art techniques will be demonstrated including judo, jujitsu and aikido. For more information, call Kevin LaMar at 836-0822, Ext. 146.

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.