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Resources – Community Support Groups

 

A.C.E.S. Group
A mental illness support group that meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Chisholm Baptist Church Annex Building, 2938 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery. Meeting time is 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Call Becky Poole during the day at 353-4383 for more information.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Confidential support group for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Pre-group interview required. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.

AIDS Outreach, Inc., Montgomery
HIV positive men support group meets second and fourth Thursday 6:00 p.m. HIV positive women support group meets second Tuesday 2:00 p.m. Support group for parents and siblings of HIV infected and affected meets third Tuesday 6:00 p.m. All meet at MAO, 820 W. South Boulevard. Call 280-3349 for more information.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Support group for families of seriously mentally ill persons. Dalraida United Methodist Church Annex 3817 Atlanta Highway. Second and fourth Monday nights, 6:30 p.m. Call 272-3052 or 272-2223

Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver's Support Group
Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. ‘til 8:30 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Room 3201. Call Jean Hardigree 215-0638 or Leonard Walker 277-4638 for information.

Bosom Buddies
Support group for breast cancer patients encompassing information and emotional support. Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Frazer United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Room 7206. Call the American Cancer Society, 612-8162, for more information.

Cancer Support Group (T.O.U.C.H.)
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 7206 at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway. Call Emily at 612-8162 or Charlene at 277-1325.

Caregiver’s Support Group
If you are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, a disability, or infirmities of old - a spouse, partner, parent, child, sibling or friend - then you are a caregiver. Meetings every first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway in room 3201. Open free forum for problems and concerns, development and strengthening of coping skills and network with local area resources. Call Jean Hardigree, 215-0638 or Leonard Walker, 277-4638, for information.

Compassionate Friends
For parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Meets first Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway. Call Kendra Pratt, 269-6053, for more information.

Dementia Day Care ~ Free
Held each Thursday at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Room 6106, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge. Please call Bev Capell, 277-1116 for more information.

Depression and Bipolar Support Group
Meets at the Montgomery Public Library, corner of McDonough & High Streets, on the 3rd Saturday of each month from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Call Clairepatrese Sams Milligan at 230-9870 for more information.

Divorce Recovery Support Group
Meets each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Building 7000. Divorce recovery begins with DivorceShare. For more information call Monica or Lowell at 272-8622.

Eating Disorders Family Support Group
A support group for families of those with eating disorders. Meets Mondays, 6:00 p.m., 461 Planters Road. Call 264-9522, for more information.

Eating Disorders Support Group
Meets Mondays, 6:00 p.m., 461 Planters Road. Call Amanda, 264-9522, for more information.

Emotions Anonymous
A support group that helps people deal with daily living problems. Meets Thursdays, 11:00 a.m., Perry Hill United Methodist Church, 910 Perry Hill Road.

EVEN (End Violence Effectively Now)
Intervention and education groups for males and females who are violent in their intimate relationships. Pre-group interview required. For more information call 834-3843.

Families Anonymous
A support group for families. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. til 7:30 p.m. in the Meadhaven Conference Room. Call 279-9528 or 834-8539 for more information.

Family Support Group
Alabama Family Ties is an advocacy and educational organization that instills hope and empowerment for families with children and adolescents who have severe emotional disturbances (SED) through education, family support, and by connecting these families, one to another. Meets last Monday of each month. For more information contact Sarah-Ellen Thompson at 834-0615.

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group
(This Support Group would also be good for those who suffer from Anxiety) Meets every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. AMC Center for Wellness, 3568 Pelzer Avenue. Call Amanda, 264-9522, for more information.

Gamblers Anonymous
Meets every Sunday, 5:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. at the Mental Health America in Montgomery, 1116 South Hull Street. Call 262-5500 for more information.

Grief Recovery
A sharing group for people who are experiencing grief. Meets Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Room 7207. Call Marie 272-8622 for more information.

GriefShare
A support group for those who have lost someone they love. This group utilizes videotapes and is led by a licensed professional counselor. Meets at the First Baptist Church on South Perry, each Monday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Call Jan at 241-5140 or 241-5141 for more information.

Grief Support Group
A support group providing a safe place for people in the greater Montgomery area to share feelings and experiences following the loss of a loved one. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 4:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. at the Hospice of Montgomery office, 1111 Holloway Park. Call 279-6677 for more information.

Males Abused as Children
Support group for men who have experienced sexual abuse as children. Call AUM Counseling Center, 244-3569, for screening appointment.

Man to Man
Prostrate Cancer Support Group. Meets 1st Monday of each month, 6:45 p.m. at American Cancer Society, 3054-C McGehee Road. Call 612-8162 for information.

Mothers
Confidential support group for female primary caregivers of sexually abused children. Pre-group interview required. Meets during VITAL SIGNS Group. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.

NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Support group for families of seriously mentally ill persons. Dalraida United Methodist Church Annex 3817 Atlanta Highway. Second and fourth Monday nights, 6:30 p.m. Call 272-3052 or 272-2223

Overeaters Anonymous
Support group meets Mondays and Fridays at Vaughn Park Church of Christ in the Family Life Center at the corner of Vaughn and Perry Hill Road at 5:30 p.m. Contact Leah 396-8243 or Kay 288-3624.

Parenting Seminars
Conducted by Family Guidance Center. Call 270-4100 for more information.

Parents and Siblings Support Group
For parents and siblings of HIV infected and affected. Meets third Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., 1209 Mulberry Street, Call 269-1432 for more information.

PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)
Support meetings held the first Friday of each month, 7:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5280 Vaughn Road. Call 265-8533 for more information.

Postpartum Support Group
Meets each first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Capitol Heights United Methodist Church located at 20000 Wynona Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36116. Call Greta Chambless at 260-9381 for more information.

Rainbow Kids
Support group for children witnessing domestic violence. Meets during SAGE/SOAR Groups. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.

Recovery Support Group for Rape Victims
Support group for adults and teens. Meets every Monday 6:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Call Michelle or Jana, 213-1227 for more information.

SAGE (Survivors of Abuse Gaining Empowerment)
Confidential support group for females living in/recovering from partner abuse. Childcare provided. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.

Sex Addicts Anonymous Montgomery Area
A fellowship of men and women who support each other in overcoming their sexual addictions or dependencies. Meets each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Call 279-7075 or 262-7401 for more information.

Sjogren's Support Group
Meets third Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at Alabama Real Estate Commission Office, 1201 Carmichael Way (next to Chappy's). Lunch is "Dutch Treat." Call 823-4003 or 277-3935 for more information.

SOAR (Survivors of Abusive Relationships)
Confidential eight-week group program for females whose partners are charged with a domestic violence crime. Childcare provided. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.

Suicide Support Group
Meets each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in room 3210 at Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Highway. If you or someone you know are a survivor of the suicide of a loved one please join others in sharing this struggle together. Contact Marie or Lennie at 272-8622.

VITAL Signs
Confidential support group for adolescent female survivors of sexual abuse. Meets during MOTHERS Group. Call the Family Sunshine Center at 263-0218.