The University of Utah Women's Resource Center has established three support groups for people with family or friends serving in the Persian Gulf.

The weekly, one-hour groups are open to university staff, students and the public, said Dr. Emily Rosten, coordinator of counseling services for the Women's Resource Center.The first group will meet Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 22 in the Women's Resource Center, 293 Olpin Union. A second group will meet Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in 275 Olpin Union beginning Jan. 23. A third group will meet Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 28, also in 275 Olpin Union.

Rosten said the groups will have an informal format. "They'll be a place to share fears, concerns, hopes and anger with people who understand because they're experiencing similar emotions."