Support Groups

The Hope and Healing Center & Institute provides support in the form of support groups, mental health coaching, and referrals, as well as access to the Hope and Healing Center & Institute’s serenity garden. All support initiatives are aimed at transforming lives, restoring hope.

Many supportive services are offered in collaboration with many of our partner organizations such as NAMI, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Grace Alliance. Hope and Healing Center & Institute support offerings are free to the community. For more details about meeting times and availability, please visit HHCI.

Addiction Support Groups
  • AA Meetings
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

  • Co-Ed AA Discussion Meeting
    The Speakeasy group is a co-ed AA discussion-type meeting to help anyone interested in stopping drinking or using drugs. AA meetings and sponsorship have proven to be successful in helping people stay sober for over 80 years.
  • Co-Ed S.L.A.A. (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous)
    Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. T
    he only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.
  • DAA (Drug Addicts Anonymous)
    Drug Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have recovered from addiction and are committed to helping those who still suffer. We have recovered by using the Twelve Steps as outlined in the book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Gamblers Anonymous
    Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
  • Men’s AA Step-Up Meeting
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.
  • OA-HOW
    OA-HOW is a movement within Overeaters Anonymous whose basic principle is that abstinence is the only means to freedom from compulsive overeating and the beginning of a spiritual life. OA-HOW has been formed to offer the compulsive overeater a disciplined and structured approach.
  • Rageaholics Anonymous
    Rageaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help each other recover from acting out in compulsive and destructive anger. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop raging.
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous
    Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength, and hope so that they may find freedom from addictive sexual behavior and help others recover from sexual addiction. Membership is open to all who share a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.
  • Women’s AA
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Mental Health Support Groups
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Support Group
    Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation offers nationwide support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The support groups are positive places where patients and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges.
  • Families Transformed
    Families Transformed is a 16-week faith-based support group for the families or loved ones of those living with a mental-health difficulty. Topics include: Building Faith, Stigma, Communication, Medication, Grieving & Grace, Self-Care, Boundaries, and much more.  
  • GRASP – Grief Support After a Substance Passing
    Grief Support After a Substance Passing is a support group that offers comfort to those families and individuals who are in bereavement due to a substance misuse death. This is a place you can come and bear your souls and share your grief journey with others who are walking the very same path that you are on.
  • Grief Support Group
    Grief Support Group is designed to help grieving participants process the intense emotional suffering associated with the loss of a loved one. Strategies for coping with the normal emotional and physical effects of grief such as loss, anger, emptiness, depression, and exhaustion will help restore your stability and aid in recovery as you start to heal.
  • Hearts Transformed
    Hearts Transformed is a 16-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse/assault or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.
  • Minds Transformed
    Minds Transformed is a 16-week faith-based support group for those living with a serious mental health difficulty or disorder (i.e. depression, OCD, schizophrenia, etc.). Topics include: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Managing Stressors, and much more.
  • NAMI
    NAMI works to educate, support, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. 
  • re:MIND (DBSA) Support Group
    re:MIND provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by depression and bipolar disorders.
Caregiving Support Groups
  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
    Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Groups are designed for family members, caregivers, and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. These groups provide members an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations.
  • Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Caregivers Support Group
    FTD is a group of poorly understood, neurodegenerative conditions of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain that differ from other dementias in important ways. Our support group provides information, education, sharing, and resources that strengthen the ability of caregivers to care for those with FTD.
  • Special Needs Parenting Support Group
    Special Needs Parenting Support Group is for parents to receive emotional and spiritual support while connecting with other parents sharing the journey of raising children with special needs.
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