Bulletin Board - Support Groups

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Web Posted: 05/07/2006 12:00 AM CDT

San Antonio Express-News
Phone numbers are in area code 210 unless otherwise indicated.)

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone line and meeting guide. 828-6235.

Narconon Arrowhead non-profit organization dedicated to treating drug and alcohol addictions. Offers free assessments and referrals. (800) 468-6933 or www.stopaddiction.com

Narconon Nonprofit organization to help people with drug addictions. 1-800-556-8885.

Winners’ Club Alcoholics Anonymous five meetings per day. Spanish meetings 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Winners’ Club Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings 7 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursdays. All meet at 5723 Kenwick (Bandera and Loop 410). 680-5496.

Lambda AA Gay and Lesbian alcoholics. 8:15 p.m. nightly Sundays through Saturdays; noon Sundays and a women-only group meets 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, Annex Bldg., Room 4, third floor, 319 Camden at Lexington. 979-5939.

Alcoholics Anonymous Young and Golden Years 8 p.m. Mondays, St. Brigid’s Catholic Church. Free meetings: 12-step, open discussion and speakers. 521-4392.

San Antonio Al-Anon Information Service, P.O. Box 701436, San Antonio, Texas 78270 Literature and information on the Al-Anon, Alateen and Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics programs. For meetings in San Antonio and surrounding areas, go to www.texas-al-anon.org, click on meetings and scroll down to South Texas. For more information call 829-1392 (1-888-829-1312 for out-of-town calls) or e-mail [email protected]

Al-Anon 11 a.m. Mondays, 102 Thames. 12-step meetings. Weekly meetings for Alateen; Adult Children of Alcoholics and pre-Alateen. Call for times. 342-3063. Al-Anon 7 p.m. Thursdays, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Education Bldg. Discussion/Step study. Childcare. Handicapped accessible. Smoke-free environment. 684-0845 or e-mail [email protected] Al-Anon 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Drive, 6th floor, Family Room. 829-1392 or 641-6895.

Family Service Association: Families and Schools together (FAST) Strengthens family relationships and improves parent and school relations. Takes place in elementary schools and Head Start Centers. 657-4748; Youth Against Gang Activity (YAGA) Teen directed groups in middle and high schools deliver anti-drug and anti-violence messages. 226-4156; Counseling for individuals, couples, family and groups at several locations for a sliding scale fee. 226-3391; Employee Assistance Program allows employees to seek assistance for themselves or family members in a confidential manner. 226-3391.

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides alcohol/drug assessment and referral services, education programs, employee assistance program, family interventions, adolescent tobacco awareness and cessation program and minor in possession program. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment. 24-hour help line. 225-4741.

Palmer Drug Abuse Program open, noon-6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri., Call for support group meetings; social activities. Four locations: 10226 Ironside, 697-9766; 379 Petaluma, 927-4644; 1204 Castroville Rd, 438-9370 (these three locations for adolescents and family members); and 702 Cincinnati (for adults), 735-1058.

Project SAVE (Substance Abuse Versus Empowerment) HIV Outreach; Free and confidential TB, HIV and other STD testing; Substance Abuse Assessment and Referral Services. 805-8106.

Substance Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) Free services for high risk youth 10 to 17 years and their families to avert negative environmental conditions and reduce the cycle of violence. 475-9426.

Narcotics Anonymous Weekly meetings – various times and locations. Call 24-hour hot line and meeting guide: 434-0665 or (800) 221-9091 or write 2186 Jackson Keller & PMBv 335, San Antonio TX 78213.

Harris Employee Assistance & ADHD Counseling Center: Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs Outpatient Education and Awareness classes Traditional and secular modality; Impaired Professionals and/or Executives Special confidential program; Safety Sensitive and Drug Free Workplace Issues. All by appointment only, noon Mondays through Saturdays, 4035 Naco-Perrin Blvd. suite 104. 637-5994.

Substance Abuse Professional Services (SAP): Assessments, recommendations, compliance monitoring and consulting to comply with DOT and DFW alcohol and drug testing regulations. Also assessments and counseling for non-DOT substance abuse issues. Interventions for Substance Abusers: Process of confronting the abuser with love and the expectation of recovery, with professional guidance, alcohol/drug education and rehearsal for concerned others in person or by teleconference. Cliff Melton, 524-8151 or e-mail [email protected]

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Addiction Recovery Group 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, the Connection Center, Inc. Nancy 344-9255.

12-Step Sunday School Class 9:45 a.m. Sundays, Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Pastor’s office. For anyone with an addictive problem. 681-3751.

Healing Waters 6 p.m. Sundays, North Central Baptist Hospital, Garrett Room. Recovery group for the wounded, weary, worried and wandering, uses the 12-step process as a spiritual discipline with an emphasis on Christ-centered recovery. Judy, 490-7452 or e-mail [email protected]


Food and Diet

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center provides referrals to eating disorder practitioners (free), treatment facilities and support groups and offer information to the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Scholarships available. 858-792-7463 or visit web site http://edreferral.comv

Anorexia Nervos & Bulimia Self-Help Group 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, North Central Baptist Hospita, 520 Madison Oak Drive, lower level, next to dining room no. 1 area). Shelley Regan Katz, 493-7788.

Overeaters Anonymous Fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive eating. No fees, dues or weigh-ins. Daily and Evening meetings. Newcomers meet 7-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10-11 a.m. second Saturdays, Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest. Newcomers welcome at all meetings. San Antonio OA information line, 492-5400. For more information visit Web sites www.OAinSA.org or overeatersanonymous.org.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), no. TX 1630 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Woodlake Baptist Church, 6980 Woodlake Club Drive. (Weigh-in 9 a.m.) Call 658-2958. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter 597 6:15 p.m. Mondays, Lovera Baptist Church. Lala Brown, 696-8425 or 826-4180. TOPS No. 378 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Commander’s House. Shirley Trew, 534-2351. TOPS No. 1235 weigh-in 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Thursdays, Bethany United Methodist Church, Community Center Bldg. 590-7460 or 661-4888. TOPS No. 1734 9:45 a.m. weigh-in, 10:30 a.m. meeting Saturdays, Heritage Free Methodist Church, 915 Hunt Lane.

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast Baptist Hospital, 8811 Village Drive, Classroom 2. 561-1809. For individuals recovering from addictive eating and other eating disorders. Program based on the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Free. Marilou, 561-1809.


Depression Group for Attorneys New group being planned for attorneys only. The Connection Center. Cliff Melton, 524-8151. Employee Assistance Services: Assessment, individual, couple and group counseling for issues of mental health, marital/family, stress, alcohol/drug and gambling, relational and coping skill enhancement. Also consulting for performance and behavior management, regulation compliance, crisis management, CISD, grief/loss and training. Cliff Melton, 524-8151 or e-mail [email protected] Professionals’ Assistance Program: Assessment and counseling services for addictions, mental health, relationship and occupational issues tailored to the needs of health care and other professionals, self referred or mandated by licensing boards. Connection Center, 524-8151 or www.connectioncenter.net.

Harris Employee Assistance & ADHD Counseling Center: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessments for Children and Adults; Behavior Management Training for ADHD and Bipolar Disorder; Compulsive Gambling and/or Pathological Gambling Assessments and Referrals daily by appointmen. GAMANON Support Group noon Saturdays for family members of gamblers. 4035 Naco-Perrin Blvd., Suite 104. 637-5994.

Anger Resolution Group and individual sessions. 10-step approach to resolving destructive anger problems. Parenting the Difficult Child seminars and counseling. Child hyperactivity and impulsivity management. Adult-Parent-Child consultation. 10615 Perrin-Beitel Road, Suite 702. Vibeke Mendonca, 656-3400.

Anger Solutions Center small group and one-on-one sessions for anger management clients, as well as seminars/workshops for other groups. Fees vary. 900 N.E. Loop 410, Suite D307. 804-0085 and 503 San Pedro, 299-4540 or Web site www.angermanagementnow.org.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill San Antonio (NAMI): NAMI San Antonio Family Support Groups 6-8 p.m. every other Tuesday for Spanish speaking, Center for Health care Services, 806 S. Zarzamora. Lupe or Roger Morin, 436-8018; 7-8 p.m. last Wednesdays, Ruble Center, 419 E. Magnolia Avenue, 734-3349; 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays, San Antonio State Hospital, Family Resource Center, 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave. Minerva Dupart, 531-7799; 10 a.m. - noon second Saturdays, University United Methodist Church. Nancy Andres, 696-1033; 10-11:30 a.m. last Saturdays Spanish speaking, San Antonio State Hospital, Family Resource Center, Lupita Hernandez, 735-0337. NAMI-CARE Peer Support Groups The Client Support group is for consumers who suffer from a major mental illness, open to all. 7-8:30 p.m. last Wednesdays, Ruble Center, 419 E. Magnolia Avenue. Sherron Cantu, 737-7767; and 6-8 p.m. every other Tuesday, 806 S. Zarzamora. Lupe Morin, 436-8018.

NIX Behavioral Health Services Offers specialized in-patient, out-patient and urgent care treatment for emotionally and behaviorally troubled geriatrics, adults, adolescents and children. 4330 Vance Jackson Road. 341-2633.

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) of San Antonio Weekly meetings to help those engaged in, who wish to stop, harmful and addictive sexual behaviors. Local hotline, 641-8156; website, www.saa-recovery.org; or e-mail, [email protected]

Family Service Association: Counseling (including anger management and sex abuse treatment) for individuals, couples, families and groups at several locations on a sliding scale fee. 226-3391; Employee Assistance Program for employees seeking assistance for themselves of family members in a completely confidential manner. 226-3391; Guardianship Program Legal guardianship services for elderly or other adults with disabilities. 657-4748.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly the Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association), of San Antonio 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Medical Center. Sue, 682-2746.

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Southeast San Antonio Family Christian 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 210 S. Grimes St. 683-8592; DBSA Christian Community II 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5802 S. Presa St. 824-1602; DBSA Christian Community I 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Castle Hills First Baptist Church, Grace Chapel Building, 2220 N.W. Military Highway. 824-1602. All three groups are free faith-based Depression and Bipolar support groups.

GAM-ANON 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Ave., Room 308. Jack H., 656-8517 or 637-5994. Gamblers Anonymous, San Antonio chapter 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Ave., Room 309. Earl B. 337-7850.

Alliance for Mental Health Consumers Rights Advocacy group for persons with mental illness. 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Travis Park United Methodist Church, Room 210. 979-8456.

Recovery Inc. 10 a.m. -noon Tuesdays, Incarnate Word Retirement Community, 4707 Broadway, in the Garden Room; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, 8310 Ewing Halsell, in the library. Free. For persons with severe anxiety, panic, depression and phobias. 492-0756 or 681-5435.

Smokers Anonymous 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 6800 Wurzbach. 680-8528.

Nicotine Anonymous 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Education Bldg. Discussion group. Handicapped accessible. 684-0845 or e-mail [email protected]

SLAA 12 Step Support Group 7 p.m. Thursdays, Creekview Garden offices, 8600 Wurzbach, Bldg. 70 (the Hacienda). Free meetings for women only, who are struggling with sexual compulsion and/or emotional dependency.

Solidarity Peer-Support Group 10:30 a.m. first and third Saturdays, Travis Park United Methodist Church. For individuals with mental illness. 979-8456.

Emotions Anonymous 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 1723 Lawndale. 403-3899 or 575-8548. 12-step support for emotional recovery.


Family Service Association: Connections Elder Care Resource and Referral provides consultation, training and referral services on elder care and aging issues. 225-0276; Personal Assistance Services Homemaker services and personal care to the elderly on a sliding scale fee. 657-4748; Smart Start for Teachers provides training and technical assistance to childcare and early childhood programs. 225-0276.

CAPS (Children of Aging Parents) Support Group Information, referrals and support for children caring for elderly parents. For nearest location, call 288-2724, 359-7687 or 946-4994 or attend meetings at 6:15 p.m. first Thursdays, Jewish Family & Children’s Services. Jim Vaughn, 288-2724; 6:15 p.m. second Thursdays, Helotes Counseling Center, 13438 Bandera Rd. Sylvia Moore, 695-1788; 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Wesley Community Center, 1406 Fitch St. Bilingual Facilitator Marie Bazan, 359-7687; or 6:15 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Hearthstone Assisted Living, 6849 Crestway. Jim Vaughan, 946-4994.

CAPS (Children of Aging Parents) Support Group Information, resources and support services for those caring for elderly loved ones. 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Kingsley Place Medical Center Assisted Living, 9000 Floyd Curl Drive. 697-0772.

Alzheimer’s or Dementia Caregivers Support First Wednesdays, Homewood Residence, 1207 Jackson Keller, Bldg. 2. 375-8132. Alzheimer’s Resource Group 10 a.m. Saturdays. For caregivers and family. 530-5075.

Care Givers Information and Fellowship Group 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Northwest Community Evangelical Free Church, room 208. For people ministering to the senior citizens in their lives. 680-3041.



La Leche League of San Antonio Free breastfeeding support for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Local chapters meet monthly. Help-line (24 hours): 341-9669.

Catholic Charities, Adolescent Pregnancy Program free parenting training, childbirth education and teen fathers support groups. 475-9011 or 222-1294.

Family Service Association: Early on Kindergarten Readiness Project promotes early childhood education within eight school districts and two childcare programs. 822-8101; Family Forward Eight or 15 week parenting education classes to strengthen skills. 657-4748; Families and Schools Together (FAST) takes place in elementary schools and Head Start Centers to strengthen family relationships and improve parent and school relation. 657-4748; Homemaking, Organizing and Parent Effectiveness Services (HOPES) provides in home training and case management for new parents. 299-4494; Parents as Teachers Early childhood parenting education and family support program for parents. 299-4494; Smart Start Connections Child Care Resource Referral provides consultation, training and referral services on childcare and early childhood education issues to parents, service providers, the community and employers in Bexar and other rural counties. 225-0276.

The Fourteen Percenter For sample newsletter for non-custodial parents, send self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Fourteen Percenter, 2919 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212-2945 or e-mail [email protected]

The Gladney Center Non-profit adoption agency. Texas and international adoptions. Counseling for birth mothers. For information, call (800) 687-3097.

Harris Employee Assistance & ADHD Counseling Center: Parenting Educational Skills Training Includes assessments for ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Helping Children Cope With Divorce divorce adjustment training; Helping Children and Families Cope with Bullying. All are daily by appointment. Youth Tobacco Awareness Classes, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. 4035 Naco Perrin Blvd., Suite 104. 637-5994.

Living in Fellowship Together (LiFT) New support group meeting monthly for single mothers. Karen Frisby, 479-1477, ext. 1040 or e-mail [email protected]

MELD Special Weekly meetings throughout San Antonio focus on the impact of an illness or disability on childrearing and family life. 9:45-11:45 a.m. Mondays; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Discussions geared toward concerns faced by parents. Free childcare during meetings. Stephanie Chambless, 434-1475 or e-mail [email protected]

Power Parenting Evening and Saturday classes provide parent, child and family resources. Hourly fees. For topics or other information, 862-3613.

MOMS Club Anderson Loop North 10 a.m. first Mondays, Independence Hill location. Michelle Noel, 497-5586.

MOMS Club Central/Downtown 10 a.m. first Thursdays, Northridge Park Baptist Church. Karen, 394-8682.

North Central MOMS Club 10 a.m. First Thursdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5310 Stahl Road. Laurin Hall, 545-0083 or [email protected]

MOMS Club of San Antonio Northeast 9:45-11:30 a.m. first Tuesdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. For Stay at Home Moms and their children. Dawn, 566-3549.

MOMS Club Northwest 10 a.m. first Mondays, Oxford United Methodist Church. Susan, 682-0803.

MOMS Club of San Antonio - Southwest 9:45 a.m. first Mondays, Leon Valley Baptist Church. Erica, 679-8649 or Sarah, 543-8982 or e-mail [email protected] MOMS Club of San Antonio - Thousand Oaks chapter 10 a.m. fourth Mondays, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. Alisa, 495-1432. MOMS Club of San Antonio - West 10 a.m. first Mondays, Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7575 Tezel Road. Tamara Cline, 523-7174.

Father’s Support Group 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Kids Exchange, 334 W. Mistletoe. For divorced fathers. Mary Bullock, 733-3349. Web site is www.sakidsexchange.com.

Mexican American Unity Council, Child and Family Unit 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 2300 W. Commerce Street, suite 106. Family counseling, couple/marital counseling, social and coping skills training; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday parenting classes in English for single parents and couples. Spanish parenting classes, 12:30 p.m. Mondays. 978-0505.

Grandparent/Kinship Care Program. Support groups sponsored by the Bexar Area Agency on Aging for grandparents or older relatives raising children under 18 years. For information about transportation or childcare, call Nellie Garay, 362-5271. North East ISD group 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Mondays, West Avenue Community Center, West Avenue Apartments, 3747 West Ave. Deborah Gloria, 344-1204; Northside ISD group 7-8 p.m. second Mondays, Sul Ross Middle School, Library, 3630 Callaghan Road. Nellie Garay, 362-271; Harlandale ISD groups: English 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Spanish 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Harlandale ISD Pupil Personnel Bldg., 7926 S. Flores St. Wilma Gibson, 977-1430; San Antonio ISD groups 9-11 a.m. second Thursdays, Sam Houston High School, Library, 4635 E. Houston St. and 10 a.m. to noon second Fridays, Highland High School Auditorium, 3118 Elgin Ave. Nellie Garay, 362-5271; Edgewood ISD group 8:30-10:30 a.m. every other Friday, Gardendale Elementary School, Counseling Activity Room, 1731 Dahlgreen Road. Angela Potenza, 444-8162.

Grandparents Parenting Their Grandchildren 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity Baptist Counseling Center, 319 E. Mulberry. $5 per group. 738-7780.

Family Enhancement Classes 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Youth Alternatives Counseling Center. Free classes for parents and children. 340-7971.

Methodist Children’s Home Foster Care Agency Meetings for prospective foster parents (couples or single adults) for children temporarily in crisis. 6 p.m. first Tuesdays, Methodist children’s Home office, 6800 Park Ten Blvd., suite 230 East, off Interstate 10 between Vance Jackson and Crossroads Mall. Reservations: 733-3904 or 1-866-532-4453.

Lighthouse Family Network Foster Parent Training: Primary Training session, 9:30 a.m. and Foster Parent Support Training session, noon. Both sessions second Tuesdays, at Lighthouse Family Network office, 9310 Broadway, Bldg. 2 suite 202. (254) 947-3152 or (888) 908-1212 or e-mail [email protected]

Attachment Parenting International (API) 11 a.m. third Tuesdays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 5310 Stahl Road; 10 a.m. first Thursdays, H-E-B Central Market, community room, 4821 Broadway. Visit www.attachmentparenting.org or call Diana, 534-5255.

Parents Without Partners Inc., Alamo chapter 309 7 p.m. orientations, first and third Tuesdays, Crossroads Mall, Food Court in front of the theater; and first and third Thursdays, Rolling Oaks Mall, Food Court. 226-1983.

Parents of Bipolar Children Support Group 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Counseling Center, 919 Mission Road. Michon Tucker, 533-6545.

Moms In Touch International nondenominational group of mothers meet weekly for one hour to pray for their children and the schools they attend, kindergarten through college. Prayer Group for Marshall High School students meets 1 p.m. Wednesdays during school year. Patty Dyer, 680-1889. For information on other San Antonio MIT school prayer groups call Kathy Wirth, 402-3053.

H.E.A.L.D. (Help for families who have children who are Emotionally And/or Learning Disabled) 7 p.m. third Wednesdays Sept.-May for parent support, resources and advocacy. Christine Mendez, 735-4682.

Resolve of South Texas, the National Infertility Association 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, North Central Baptist Hospital, dining room 2. Infertility education advocacy group. Small fee for nonmembers. 967-6771. Web site: http://members.aol.com/resolvestx

Young Moms Connection, 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala at Vance Jackson. Group focuses on issues and obstacles facing young mothers. Dinner provided for moms and childcare available with advance reservation. 696-1033.

Transplants For Children Parent Support Group 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays for parents of children who need or have had a tissue or organ transplant. Andrea Tejeda, 949-1212.

Parents of Bi-Polar Children Support Group 7 p.m. first Thursdays, University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road, Room 2027. Carol, 867-9806 or Cindy, 496-3370.

Child Protective Services 7 p.m. third Thursdays, 3635 S.E. Military Drive. For prospective foster and adoptive families. Also first Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. 337-3117.

TOUGHLOVE 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast Methodist Hospital, 12412 Judson Road, community health center, next to cafeteria. Self-help program for parents of troubled teens. $30 for materials and $5 per week per family for regular meetings. (210) 647-8544 or (800) 333-1069.

San Antonio Mothers of Multiples 7:15 p.m. second Thursdays, University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala. Expectant mothers of multiples welcome. Call 490-4848 or www.saamom.com.

Parenting Coping Skills Group 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Innovative Concepts, 1803 W. Gramercy Place, Suite 150. Learn techniques to better cope with teenagers. Odelia or Yajaira, 805-0915.

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (including neighboring countries), San Antonio chapter Third Saturdays. Adoptive support group for families who are interested in adopting or have adopted from eastern European countries. Sue Hall, 829-4428 or [email protected]


Anger Management Program (12 weeks for men and women) and Family Violence Program (12 weeks for men) Volunteers and court-referred clients meet Mondays-Saturdays. Buryle Kilday, 654-0223.

Counseling and Life-skills programs for children ages 6 to 17 and their parents. Communicating Effectively; Managing Your Anger; Parenting That Works; How To Be Your Child’s Advocate; Danger Zones: dating violence, gang activity and substance abuse. Free counseling by M.A. level therapists 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call for life-skills schedule. Counseling Center, 3103 West Avenue, 340-7971.

Family Service Association: Counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups at various locations on a sliding scale fee. 226-3391; KidShare provides a neutral environment where child exchanges can occur and parent child relationships can be monitored. 657-4748.

Individual, Couples and Family Counseling, Appointments available six days a week and evenings, St. Mary’s University, Family Life Center, One Camino Santa Maria. Low cost. 436-3133 or e-mail [email protected]; Summer 2006 Support Groups: Unhappily Married Therapeutic Groups Confidential group to discuss and explore marital discontentment, noon to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesdays and 7-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; Self Esteem Therapeutic Group For those whose life isn’t working the way they want it to, noon to 2 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays and 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays; Relationship Loss Therapeutic Group For those experiencing the recent loss of any type of relationship, noon to 2 p.m. first and third Saturdays. All Summer groups $25 per person, per session. Becky Whetstone, 771-5939 or www.doctorbecky.com.

KIDS Exchange provide services for families in divorce situations including supervised visitations, neutral exchanges, cooperative parenting, K.I.D.S. (Kids in Divorce Situations) seminar. Fees vary. 334 W. Mistletoe. 733-3349.

Moxie Counseling and Consulting. Individual, family and couple/marital counseling addresses challenges of divorce, stress, grief/loss, parenting, blended family, co-parenting, career, depression, survivors of abuse, women’s issues and more. Sonya House, 865-1913.

Harris Employee Assistance & ADHD Counseling Center: Anger Management and Conflict Resolution (court mandated and personal growth and development); Domestic Violence/Battering Intervention (court mandated training); Couples and Family Counseling, including Infidelity and Affairs Detection and Prevention. All are by appointment. 4035 Naco-Perrin Blvd., suite 104. 637-5994.

Domestic Violence Support 6:30 p.m. Mondays. A women’s support group. Call for other times. Family Violence Prevention Services: 930-3669.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) 12-step recovery program to develop healthy relationships. Information line: 637-8349 or Web site www.codependents.org. Meetings: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 Interstate 10 W., Thomas Jefferson Room. Bill, 366-4770. Noon Fridays, Trinity United Methodist Church. James, 675-1034.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) for Women 12-step recovery program to develop healthy relationships. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church of San Antonio. 659-6532.

Texas Inmate Families Association 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, St. Vincent de Paul Society. For families with loved ones who are incarcerated; working with criminal justice agencies to help resolve issues. 491-6564 or web site www.tifa.org.

Divorce Recovery Sharing Group 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Matthew Catholic Church. For anyone dealing with the pain/loss of separation and divorce. 478-5005.

Divorce Recovery Group Therapy for those dealing with relationship loss and personal growth through the traumatic transition experience of divorce. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Trinity Baptist Counseling Center, 319 E. Mulberry. $10 weekly. 738-7780.

Divorce Adjustment Seminar 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Room W104. A new six-week series starts every eight weeks, except during holidays. Childcare available. Jerry Townsend, 378-6464 or Rev. Joan Ahrens, 614-4945.



AIDS Relief Ministry Services Support group for youth who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Elisa Romero, 472-3597 (with ARMS) or David Padilla, 212-2266 (with BEAT-AIDS).

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Call for various support groups. 225-4715.

Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Thursday, Community Clinic. By donation. 821-5522.


Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation 24-hour helpline staffed by trained volunteers offering information and support. 692-9535.

Coping with Breast Cancer for USAA employees, retirees and dependents. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. last Thursdays, USAA main clinic. Bridget Jourdan or Cecily Adger, 498-1385.

Reach to Recovery Volunteers who have been treated for breast cancer visit patients before and after surgery. Physician referral required. American Cancer Society, Patient Services Department, 614-4211.

Cancer Survivors Network Visitation Volunteers who have been treated for prostate cancer visit patients and their families to offer support and education. Contact the American Cancer Society, Patient Services Department, 614-4211.

American Cancer Society Dialogue Program helps patients, families and friends better understand and learn to live with cancer. 4:30-5:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Jewish Family & Children Service, 12500 N.W. Military #2500. Lynn Stahl, 302-6960; 7:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. Norma Willet, 561-0581; 6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, El Carmen Wellness Center No. 1, 18555 Leal Road. Sister Constance Hummel or Sister Aileen Marek, 627-9600; Bilingual Support Group 11 a.m. Thursdays, University Health Center - Downtown, 527 N. Leona. Carmen Boudreau, 358-3620; 10-11:30 a.m. third Sundays, St. Philip of Jesus/UIW Health Ministry, 130 Bank St. Jean Deliganis, 224-7122.

Look GoodFeel Better 9-11 a.m. last Mondays, American Cancer Society. Program for women undergoing cancer treatments to help them look and feel more comfortable with changes in appearance. 614-4211.

USTOO Prostate Cancer Support Group, Alamo chapter 5:30 p.m. first Mondays (second Monday if the first Monday falls on a holiday), Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, 8310 Ewing Halsell. 344-5201.

Leukemia Society Support Group 6-7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. 377-1775.

Alamo Ovarian Cancer Alliance 6:30-7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Methodist Healthcare System, 8109 Fredericksburg Rd. at Datapoint, first floor, Conference Room C. Free, for women survivors of all gynecological cancers. Linda Tarver, 824-3496.

Keep Abreast Breast Cancer Support Group 7p.m., first Mondays, Underthings, 8055 West Ave, No. 106. 344-8983.

United Ostomy Association offers support before and after colostomy, urostomy and ileostomy surgery. San Antonio chapter 7:30 p.m. last Mondays, American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Drive. 614- 4211 or (800) ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org Northeast San Antonio Group 3 p.m. third Sundays, Northeast Methodist Hospital, 12412 Judson Rd. Bill Beckman, 666-3925. Kerrville Ostomy Support Group 5 p.m. second Wednesdays, Peterson Ambulatory Care Center, 230 Cully Dr., Kerrville. Dorothy Lee, (830) 257-4090.

S.O.S. - Survivors Offering Support 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Women’s Imaging Center, Methodist Plaza, 4499 Medical Drive and 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Northeast Methodist Plaza, Breast Care Center, 12709 Toepperwein, suite 106. For newly diagnosed and breast cancer survivors and family members. Register, 575-4511.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays. 377-1775.

Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Support Groups: Make Today Count II noon first and third Wednesdays, CTRC - Santa Rosa Hospital Downtown, Houston Street at San Saba, for cancer patients and their loved ones; I count too 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 7979 Wurzbach at Floyd Curl. For children ages 5 to 17 whose family members have cancer; Grupo de Apoyo 10 a.m. Thursdays, 7979 Wurzbach at Floyd Curl, first floor library, for Spanish speaking patients and their loved ones; Make Today Count 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 7979 Wurzbach at Floyd Curl, first floor library, for cancer patients and their loved ones. All groups are free of charge and no registration necessary. Cleo B. Kukey, 616-5597.

Woman to Woman Warrior Breast Cancer/Lymphedema Support Group 5:30 p.m third Thursdays, Woman to Woman Health Boutique, 5280 Medical Drive, suite 105. Jessie Philips, 615-6606.

San Antonio Lost Chord Club 2 p.m. third Sundays, American Cancer Society. Laryngectomees and their families. 614-4211.


Texas Diabetes Institute groups: Diabetes Education Classes 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, TDI Education Classrooms, second floor, 701 S. Zarzamora. 358-7100; TDI Diabetes Support Group 9 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, University Center for Community Health, TDI, Diabetes Education Department, 2nd floor, 701 S. Zarzamora. 358-7100; TDI Amputee Support Group 9 a.m. third Tuesdays, TDI Podiatry Clinic, second floor, 701 S. Zarzamora. 358-7500; TDI Education Cooking Classes Monthly, TDI Education Demo Kitchen, 2nd floor. $2 per class. 358-7117 or 358-7100.

Diabetes Support Group Free. 11 a.m. third Tuesdays, HealthLink Fitness and Wellness Center, 288 Bitters Road at West Avenue, Education Room. 297-9900.


Family Service Association: Counseling on a sliding scale fee and Employee Assistance Program for those afflicted with AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes or other illnesses and their family members. 226-3391.

ADHD for Adults 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Drive, Doctors’ Dining Room. 434-0665.

Harris Assisatance & ADHD Counseling Center: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Assessments for Children and Adults; Behavior Management and Training for ADHD and Bipolar Disorders. All by appointment only. 4035 Naco-Perrin Blvd., suite 104. 637-5994.

Alzheimer’s Association, STAR CHAPTER - San Antonio Regional Office support groups: All free and open to families and loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. Early Stage Support Group noon second Mondays, by reservation only at the Association office, 7400 Louis Pasteur Drive. For newly diagnosed patients who meet eligibility requirements. 822-6449; Orientation 5:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Association office, 7400 Louis Pasteur Dr., Suite 200, for families and loved ones of newly diagnosed Alzheier’s patients. 822-6449. Boerne 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Town & Country Manor, 625 N. Main Street, Boerne. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. Floresville 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Frank M. Tejeda State Veterans Home, 200 Veterans Drive, Floresville. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900.

Helotes 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Helotes Hills United Methodist Church. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. Kerrville 1:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville. (830) 896-1244. Laredo 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Laredo medical Center, Laredo. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. Lytle 10 a.m. third Thursdays, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Activities Hall, 14831 Main St., Lytle. New Braunfels 3:30-5 p.m. third Tuesdays, Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. North Central 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, the Forum at Lincoln Heights, 311 Nottingham West; 7 p.m. second Thursdays, the Haven in Stone Oak, 511 Knights Cross Drive. Free adult care provided. 822-6449 or 404-2687. Northeast 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Alterra Claire Bridge, 14595 Nacogdoches Road. 822-6449; 4:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, TRISUN Care Center Windcrest, 8800 Fourwinds. Limited free daycare with reservations, 656-7800, ext. 250; and 3 p.m. fourth Sundays, Esplanade Gardens, 10790 Toepperwein, Converse. Limited free daycare with reservations, 566-7600.
Northwest 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, Seniors 2000, 4396 Callaghan Road. 822-6449; 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Arden Courts, 15290 Huebner Road. Limited free daycare by reservation, 408-9100; 10 a.m. second Saturdays, Grace Place Northwest, 4306 N.W. Loop 410. 822-6449. Pearsall 4 p.m. third Sundays, Pearsall Nursing & Rehab South, 320 South Ash, Pearsall. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. Schertz 10 a.m. third Saturdays, Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge, 3301 Farm Road 3009, Schertz. Adult Day Care available at no cost. 822-6449. Seguin 1 p.m. last Wednesdays, Guadalupe Nursing Center, 1210 Eastwood Drive, Seguin. 822-6449 or 1-800-272-3900. Southeast 6 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Seniors 2000, 2364 E. Southcross. 822-6449. Southwest 10 a.m. second Saturdays, Resurrection of the Lord, 7990 W. Military Drive. 822-6449. Universal City 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, Universal City United Methodist Church, 90 Winn Ave., Universal City. 822-6449

HealthLink Support Groups, Baptist HealthLink Fitness and Wellness Center, 288 Bitters Road (at West Ave.) 297-9900: San Antonio Neuropathy Support Group 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Mondays. Jim Miller, 545-3697. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Support Group Second Mondays. Noon even months; 6:30 p.m. odd months. Barbara Acosta, 659-7478. Cardiac Support Group 6-7 p.m., first Tuesdays.225-2647.

San Antonio Lymphedema Support Group Meets every two months. For dates, times and locations call 545-6062 or 822-3830.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Support Groups: Free support for individuals and families affected by any of 40 neuromuscular diseases. Children’s Support Group meets quarterly 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nellie Reddix Center, classroom, 4711 Sid Katz Drive; Parent Support Group meets quarterly 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nellie Reddix Center, room C-118, 4711 Sid Katz Drive. Call 650-3181; Teen Support Group meets quarterly 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nellie Reddix Center, classroom, 4711 Sid Katz Drive.

San Antonio Low Vision Club 9:30-11:30 a.m. third Saturdays, UT Health Science Center Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl. Bonnie Truax, 344-1479. San Antonio Lighthouse supported low vision clubs, contact Diana Gutierrez, 533-5195: Southside (Bilingual) Low Vision Club 10-11 a.m. fourth Mondays, St. James de Jardin Apartments, 420 Nunes; Eastside Low Vision Club 2-3:30 p.m. third Mondays, Mt. Zion Sheltering Arms Apartments, 3238 Martin Luther King; Independence Hill Low Vision Club 2-3:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Independence Hill Retirement Community, 20450 Huebner Road; San Antonio Lighthouse Focus on Seniors Activity Group 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, San Antonio Lighthouse, 2305 Roosevelt; and Air Force Village II Low Vision Club 10-11:30 a.m. last Fridays, Air Force Village II, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd.

Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group 1 p.m. second Mondays, Sunset Ridge Church of Christ, 95 Brees. Parkinson Information Referral Center, 567-6688. Young-onset Parkinson’s Support Group 10 a.m. second Saturdays, New Forest Estates Assisted Living Facility, 5034 New Forest Drive. 567-6688.

Live Wires (Deep Brain Stimulator Support Group) 11 a.m. fourth Saturdays. Call 567-6688 for location.

Methodist Healthcare Postpartum Depression support group 7 p.m. Mondays, Methodist Women’s Center, 8109 Fredericksburg Road. Free to women suffering from postpartum depression. 575-0355.

Genesis Organ Transplants Support Group 12:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, University Hospital. Call for location. Jennifer Lawlace, 358-2769.

Kerrville Arthritis Support Group 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Dietert Claim Building, 617 Jefferson Street. (830) 257-3111.

Asperger Syndrome Support Group 6-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Any Baby Can, 217 Howard St. Support, education, resource and mentorship for families with children diagnosed or in the process of receiving a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). Reservations required for adult attendance and childcare. 227-0170. Web site http://satxaspergersyndromesupportgroup.keepkidshealthy.com/index.html.

Autism Support Group, 6-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, Any Baby Can of San Antonio, 217 Howard. Speaker and networking with parents of children with Autism. Free childcare and dinner by reservation only. 227-0170.

Autism Society of Greater San Antonio Monthly meetings at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 6914 Wurzbach Road. Meetings scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon May 20 and June 17. Free childcare must be reserved at least 8 days before each meeting. Theresa Diaz, 256-6698 or 535-6208, e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

Down Syndrome Association of San Antonio 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E. North Loop Rd. Support and socialization activities for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families. 349-4372 or visit www.dsasa.org.

Fibromyalgia Support Group 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Neuromuscular Association of San Antonio, 4319 Medical Drive, suite 211. Free. Marie Bumpass or JoAnn Esckilscen, 615-0270.

Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, San Antonio Support Group 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Methodist Healthcare System, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, conference room C. Group for children and adults. Wendy Marcus-Perez, 479-3740 or Web site www.Tourettetexas.org.

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas, San Antonio Support Group 7-8 p.m. second and last Tuesdays, Epilepsy Foundation, 10615 Perrin Beitel, Suite 602 and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Center for Children and Family, 519 W. Houston St., Fifth floor. No children under 12. Raul Ahumada, 653-5353 or 1-888-608-5353 or e-mail [email protected] Web site is www.efcst.org.

S.A. Social Lites - Multiple Sclerosis Activities Group 7 p.m. second Thursdays. 302-6920.

Mended Hearts 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, TexSan Heart Hospital. For heart patients, their families and caregivers.

Nuevo Amanecer, Bilingual Psoriasis Support Group 7 p.m. third Tuesdays every other month, Texas Diabetes Institute, 701 S. Zarazmora, room 1018/19. 434-2812.

San Antonio Lupus Support Group 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital,cafeteria. For Lupus patients, family and friends. 651-9480.

Cross Disability Support Group 2-4 p.m. second Wednesdays for people with a variety of disabilities; Combined Support Group Quarterly meetings 2-4 p.m. second Wednesdays for both people with disabilities and their family and friends; Family Members, Friends and Significant Others Support Group 2-4 p.m. second Fridays (except March, June, Sept. and December) for people who know, work with or love a person with a disability. All three groups meet at San Antonio Independent Living Servies (SAILS), 1028 S. Alamo Street. Sandie or Alice, 281-1878.

Learning Disability Support Group noon to 1 p.m. second Wednesdays, Winston School San Antonio, 8565 Ewing Halsell. Free brown bag lunch and roundtable discussion group. Ron Aaron, 615-6544 or e-mail [email protected]

Warm Springs Resourcenter Support Groups: Muscular Dystrophy Association/ALS, 4:30-5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Coley Claybaugh, 650-3181; Post Polio Survivors of San Antonio, 2-4 p.m. second Tuesdays. Ethel Taylor, 696-1710; Multiple Sclerosis Support Goup, noon to 1:30 p.m. second Wednesdays. Sheila Altman, 857-0011; Spinal Cord Injury Support Group 1-3 p.m. second Wednesdays. Shelia Brown, 595-9200; Caregivers Support Group 10-11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Doug Hardy, 595-9200; Alamo Area Stroke Club 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Fred Reta, 738-0596; Pulmonary Support Group Noon-1 p.m. first Fridays. Jesse Hernandez, 616-0100; Prader-Willi Syndrome Support Group 10 a.m. to noon second Saturdays. Susan Carvajal, 946-6789; Essential Tremor Support Group 10 a.m.-noon third Saturdays. Jim Tremblay, 590-9181; Muscular Dystrophy Association Adult general meeting. 1-3 p.m. third Saturdays. Coley Claybaugh, 650-3181; Myositis Association Support Group 1-3 p.m. third Saturdays on a quarterly basis. Henry Lutz, 340-3875; Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Steve Hammond, 822-4864. Groups meet at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, 5101 Medical Drive, Resourcenter.

Urology San Antonio’s Women’s Urologic Health Seminar Series 6:30-7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, 7718 Pasteur Court. Bladder control, interstitial cystitis, female sexual medicine. Abbey Forney, 582-5666.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease), South Texas chapter 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Ecumenical Center for Religion & Health. (Park on the Wurzbach side of parking lot). 733-5204.

Alamo Head Injury Association 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center. For those who have sustained a brain injury, family and friends. Evelyn Tattini, 614-4323.

San Antonio Group of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, Luby’s Restaurant, U.S. Highway 281 and Bitters Road. Meetings to offer mutual support of individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), an inherited connective tissue disorder. Group will also help inform the public and health care professionals about EDS. Call Irene, 392-3880 or Kay, 854-5938.

Stroke Survivors Support Group 10 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Luby’s at Huebner and Floyd Curl Drive. Christy, 691-0737, Ext. 349.

Hearing Loss Support Group – Self Help for Hard-of-Hearing People (SHHH), San Antonio chapter 7 p.m. second Thursdays, 7400 Blanco Road, suite 130. 979-8060 (V/VCO), 673-2478 (V/TTY) or 342-0460 (V/TTY). Fax 342-816 or e-mail [email protected]

Scleroderma and Sjogren’s Syndrome Support Group 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital, cafeteria. Jean Palmeri, (830) 885-7603 or Cheryl Desarmeaux, (210) 523-7183.

Northeast Arthritis Support Group 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays, Northeast Methodist Hospital, 12412 Judson Rd., Community Room. Myrtle Todd, 655-7773 or Dianne Ebeling, 481-0619.

Amputee Support Group 10 a.m. first Saturdays, St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, 7930 Floyd Curl Drive, classroom no. 1. For amputees of all ages, family and friends. Patrick, 967-9175 or Kay, 342-5334.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill/Family-to-Family 10 a.m. first Saturdays, University Family Health Center – Southeast, 1055 Ada. Support for family members caring for persons with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or major depression. 533-5030 or 635-8013.

San Antonio Celicac Support Group Mother’s Day Brunch 10 a.m. May 13, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 211 Roleto Drive. Anne Barfield, 340-0648 or e-mail [email protected]

San Antonio Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, room W104. 945-2798.

The Outdoor Chapel Non-denominational outdoor church for individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Illness, Sick Building Syndrome and hypersensitivity to chemicals. Services will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. For more information write to P.O. Box 71, San Antonio TX 78291 or email [email protected]

Disabled American Veterans, Alamo Chapter No. 5 Third Saturdays, Lackland Baptist Church, 2718 Frontier Drive, Grace Bldg. Albert Erazo, 651-7303 or Chaplain Albert Hinojosa, 674-2372.


Family Service Association: Counseling on a sliding scale fee 226-3391; Personal Assistance Services provides homemaker services and personal care to the elderly on a sliding scale fee. 657-4748; Connections Elder Care Resource and Referral provides consultation, training and referral services on elder care and aging issues. 225-0276.

San Antonio Widowed Persons Service (sponsored by AARP) In home one-on-one visits by trained widowed persons for widowed men and women of all ages. 754-9726.

San Antonio Area Widowed Person Support 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Parish Center. 674-7194.

Grief Support Group 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trinity Baptist Church, Creative Life Center. For those who have lost a spouse. 738-7780.

Grief Support Group 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Chapel. Deal with grief from death. 575-4030.

Sacred Circle of friends, Bereavement Support Group 7pm Fridays. For widowed men and women under age 65. 754-9726.


Children’s Bereavement Center Support for children and teens (ages 3-18) who have experienced the death of a loved one. Also parents/guardians group. 736-4847.

CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program State program with flexible rates based on number of people in a family and family income and expenses. For more information or application assistance call Mario Martinez, 354-2447.

Family Service Association: Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program in elementary schools and Head Start Centers that strengthens family relationships and improves parent and school relations. 657-4748; Youth Against Gang Activity (YAGA) Teen directed groups in middle and high schools deliver anti-drug and anti-violence messages. 226-4156; Counseling on a sliding scale fee. 226-3391.

St. PJ’s Children’s Home No cost counseling and psychiatric services for children and adolescent victims of crime and their families. Individual, family, couple, child, adolescent and adult therapy also provided for a fee. St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home, 919 Mission Road. 533-6545.

Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives: Free programs. Counseling 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; Grief Loss Support Group for teens 14 to 17 years, 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, 3103 West Avenue; Lifeskills Classes for youth ages six to 17 and their families. Topics include: Communicating Effectively, Managing Your Anger, Parenting that Works, How To Be Your Child’s Advocate and Danger Zones. 340-7971.

I Count Too (Cancer Therapy & Research Center support group for children whose parents have cancer) 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 7979 Wurzbach at Floyd Curl, first floor. Free of charge and no pre-registration. Cleo Basobakanako, 616-5597.

Sibling support Groups "Strong Sibs Together" Group meeting/activities for siblings of children with disabilities. 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Fridays for 6-10 years and 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays for 11 years through high school. Evaluating starting a 4-5 year old group. Summer program in the works. Call Any Baby Can, 227-0170.


Counseling Works Verbal Abuse Group for Women and Alternatives to Conflict Training program to overcome the use of violence in relationships, group and individual sessions. Joan Wells, pager 203-2057.

Family Service Association: Counseling on a sliding scale fee and Employee Assistance Program. 226-3391.

Violence Intervention Program (VIP) For court mandated and volunteer men who have been abusive or violent to their partners. Also Women’s VIP. Registration appointments, 930-3669.

The Rape Crisis Center Trained counselors and counselor interns offer free confidential support/therapy groups and individual counseling to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. Types offered: AMAC (Adults Molested as Children) Group; Men’s Group (adult men who have been sexually assaulted or abused; Sexual Harassment Support Group; Sexual Assault Group (adult female rape survivors); and Teens Group (teen survivors of sexual violence). Times vary. 521-7273. If you are in crisis call the RCC 24-hour hotline, (210) 349-RAPE (7273) or (800) 656-HOPE (4673).

Mexican American Unity Council, Child and Family Unit 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., 2300 W. Commerce St., suite 106. Individual counseling for victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Counseling available for victims of any crime. 978-0505.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (S.N.A.P.) 2-4 p.m. third Saturdays. For victims, families and supporters. For location call 725-8329 or 621-2177.

Family Assistance Crisis Team Trained volunteers offer free confidential assistance to victims of relationship violence. Team members available 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at each of the six San Antonio police substations. Phone or walk-ins welcome. Check the blue pages of telephone book for number and location of nearest substation.

St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Counseling Center, 919 Mission Road: Women’s Abuse Recovery Group 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays. Richard Amiss, 533-6545; Women’s Sexual Abuse Survivors Group 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. Stuart Young, 533-6545.

Clergy Abuse-Misconduct Support Group first Saturdays presented by The Amber Foundation, a not-for-profit religious, charitable, educational organization dedicated to restoring and rebuilding individuals, spouses and families who have been affected by consensual or inappropriate, sexual or exploitative conduct of clergy or religious leaders. For time and location call Tony Salazar, 433-8500.


Women’s Groups

Remaining In A Marriage When Your Spouse Has Had An Affair (Support group for women) Patricia Adams, 344-5517.

A Woman’s Voice Self-discovery and personal growth group for women. Recognizing, addressing and managing emotions in relationships. Theresa Poenisch, 737-1956.

Women’s Support Group Weekly meetings for women coping with stress, relationships and personal growth issues. Jeanne Strauss, 491-6708.

Women’s Support Groups Women’s Issues: Empowering Women. 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Mexican American Unity Council (Violence Against Women Act Program), 2300 W. Commerce, Suite 301. 978-0505.

Menopause Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Center for Graceful Aging, 6228 Bandera Road. A forum for mid-age women to discuss family and health issues. Terri, 680-8844.

Relational Living Groups 6 p.m. Thursdays, the Connection Center, Inc., to help women establish meaningful relationships, increase self-esteem and create healthy and life-giving support system. Call Beverly Valtierra, Ph.D., LMSW-ACP, 344-9255.

Women & Self Esteem Therapy Group Weekly women’s group conducted by female therapist, designed to develop self. 302-6920.

Women’s Self-Esteem Group 3-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Counseling Center, 919 Mission Road. Diana Ochoa-Johnson, 533-6545.


Diversity Center - San Antonio: San Antonio & South Texas’ GLBTQI Community Center: Group, Couples and Individual Counseling meetings throughout the week. 611 E. Myrtle ; Gay, Lesbian Bi, Trans Vets 7 p.m. first Mondays; Royal Sovereign Court of the Alamo Empire 7 p.m. third Mondays; HIV/STD/TB Testing 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays but call to confirm; Narcotics Anonymous 8 p.m. Wednesdays; Trans Support Group 7-8 p.m. first and third Thursdays; Women’s Mixer 6-8 p.m. Fridays; ; Adult Social Mixer 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays (call to confirm); GLBTQI Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Friends social and support group 2 p.m. third Saturdays; HIV Support Plus Group 4 p.m. Sundays; Youth Groups (13-20 years) 6-8 p.m. first and third Sundays. Call to confirm; Private Counseling Groups/times may change. To register for a group, call 223-6106.

Awakening-Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. 653-8633 or 378-5981. P.O. Box 201004, San Antonio, Texas 78220.

P-FLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 7 p.m. first Thursdays, The Resource Center. Information and helpline: 655-2383 or e-mail [email protected]

REACH 7 p.m Tuesdays, for those desiring to leave the homosexual/lesbian lifestyle. 653-8633 or 378-5981.

Awakening II Christian prayer and support group for those praying for recovery of a loved one living a homosexual lifestyle. 4 p.m. third Sundays, Christ Episcopal Church, parish hall. Inquiries: 736-3132 or 633-2235 or 378-5981.


Pre-Abortion/A Woman’s Right To Know Helpline Free easy-to-read information published by the Texas Department of Public Health. Free pregnancy test, sonogram, Medicaid application and referral to community resources. Confidential. Bilingual. 623-7903.

Abortion Recovery Helpline and group programs for women and men. Confidential, bilingual. Project Rachel, 1-800-651-HOPE.

Catholic Counseling and Consultation Center (CCCC) Individual, couples and family counseling in a Christian spirit of love for enhancing and recovering human dignity. 377-1133 or www.ccccsa.com.

Delta Society, San Antonio chapter Help line for those whose pet has died. 614-6734.

SAPPY Pet Loss/Grief Support 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Horizon Church, 6800 Evers Road. Free. For anyone dealing with the loss of a pet companion through death or separation. For support via phone, 216-0920 or e-mail [email protected]

Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays. Free meetings for anyone who has a critically ill pet, an unrecovered lost pet or a deceased pet. Reservations: 226-7461, ext. 119.

Students in Christ Youth Center Services and classes for children, youth and adults include GriefShare (grief recovery for loss; Teen Pregnancy; HIV Awareness;
DivorceCare (recovery for children and adults); Low Income Home Buyer Program; Financial Peace (learn how to get out of debt); Strengthening Families - group sessions; "Choosing Wisely: – Before you divorce. 566-6450.

Donor Family Support for those who’ve experienced donating a loved one’s organs or tissues. Oak Hills Professional Bldg. Debbie James, 575-4557.

Life Transition Group Four to six session therapy/process groups for those experiencing life transitions, such as retirement, new job or relocating. Lunch or evening sessions. 865-1913.

OASIS Person-To-Person Program Free confidential service assists older adults going through normal life changes. 270-3456.

Self Esteem Group for Men and Women Marriage and Family Institute, 1528 N. Main. $15 per session. 771-5939 or visit Web site beck-O-therapy.com.

Grief Support Groups:

Life After Loss Free bereavement support program (5-week sessions) for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one within the past two years, regardless of the cause of death. Next group 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 6 through July 18 (no meeting July 4), Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian Las Fuentes Banquet Hall, 11624 W. Culebra no. 501. American Cancer Society, 595-0224 or 595-0225.

Parents of Murdered Children and other Survivors of Homicide Victims, San Antonio chapter 7 p.m. second Mondays, Balcones Heights Community Center, 107 Glenarm. 344-7451 or (830) 981-9490 or log on to www.pomcsanantonio.org.v

Grief Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, First Baptist Church of Universal City. For those who have lost a loved one. 738-7780.

SOLOS-Survivors of Loved Ones’ Suicides 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, 8310 Ewing Halsell Drive at corner of Wurzbach. Pat O’Brien: 695-9136 or JoAnn Chavez, 616-0885.

Center for Infant Loss Support Group and Sibling Grief Support Group (for children ages three to 12 years who have lost a relative to unexpected death) 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Any Baby Can, 217 Howard. 575-0281.

Grief Support Group meets Quarterly, VNA and Hospice, 8721 Botts Lane. Support group for family and friends. 804-5225.

Encouragers Grief support by phone and referrals for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Myrna Dozier, 641-7001 or e-mail [email protected]

Porter Loring Family Care Services Grief Support Groups: Life After Loss six-week groups at various locations. Paula Loring or Lisa Kelsey Shepard; Young Women in Grief 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Porter Loring Family Care Services, 2119 Mannix. For younger women who face the challenges of losing their husbands early in life. Explore issues such as single parenting, finances and living alone. Paula Loring; Forever Loved 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3303 Urban Crest, Martins Hall No. 211. For parents who have lost a child of any age. Paula Loring; Grief Support Group for Women 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd. Ongoing group for women, 60 years and older, who have lost a husband. Lisa Shepard; Fellowship in Grief 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Porter Loring Family Care Services. Ongoing group for younger men facing the challenges of losing their wives. Paula Loring; Grief, Hope and Healing noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays Oak Hills Church, 19595 Interstate 10 W., Room A203. For women who live in the northern part of town and beyond, who have experienced the loss of a spouse, parent, child or friend. Any woman welcome. Paula Loring; Men’s Grief Support Group noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church. Ongoing luncheon meetings for men, age 65 and older, who are grieving the loss of their wives. Charles Schraub; Finding Hope When a Loved One Dies 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap.
Ongoing group open to anyone struggling with grief. Paula Loring. Call 227-8221 for all groups and ask for the facilitator.

The Inner Peace Movement Meetings provide tools and techniques to lift up the spirit help you become a master of "energy." For time and location call 641-7912 or (877) 475-7792.

Legal Advice Free Community Clinic 3 p.m. every other Wednesday. For appointment. 821-5522.

San Antonio Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. 736-1503.

First Baptist Church of San Antonio sponsored support groups: Divorce Care, deals with the anger, depression, lonliness and other struggles of divorce; Divorce Care 4 Kids, ages 6-12 available with reservation; Shelter From the Storm, for women overcoming memories and emotions of sexual abuse; Grief Share for grieving spouses. 13-week Bible-based journey through the stages of grief; Men’s Sexual Addiction and Pornography Addiction Recovery Group, Based on Biblical principles; Food Addiction/Disorders Biblical Based 12-Step Recovery Program; H.O.P.E., Christian support for friends and families of those in the homosexual lifestyle; Trusting God’s People Again, Healing and hope for those who have been hurt by someone in the church. Preschool childcare available during meetings with reservation. Call 226-0363 or visit www.heart2heartsa.org.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of San Antonio support groups and therapeutic services: Anger Management Therapy, individual sessions or groups 5 p.m. Offers skills to learn to improve control and reduce angry outbursts. Call for appointment, 302-6852.

Breast Cancer Support Group 4:30-5:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. 302-6920.

Eating/Feelings Workshop Five-week program helps people get in touch with feelings about eating and body image. Psycho-educational and experiential approach to eating disorders. 302-6920.

Helping Children Cope With Divorce Various times and locations. Call for schedule, 302-6920.

Parents of Adopted Children 7-8:30 p.m. first Wednesdays. 302-6920.

Pregnancy Loss Support Group For parents who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth. 302-6920.

S.A. Help - Living with Herpes Support Group 7 p.m. second Wednesdays. 302-6920.

University United Methodist Church sponsored groups: Al-Anon 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics; Alateen 6:45-7:15 p.m. Mondays. Support for teenage children of alcoholics; Alatot 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays. Support for young children of alcoholics; Nurses Helping Nurses 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Fellowship, learning and support for RNs and LVNs; Codependency with a Sex Addict (COSA) 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays. Twelve-step program for all relatives of sex addicts; Debtors Anonymous 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Help for those with compulsive debting; Texas Burn Survivors 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Burn Support for Family Members 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For families of adult burn survivors; Grief Support Lifeline 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. For those facing a transition or loss through death, divorce or separation; Recovering Couples Anonymous 7:15 p.m. Fridays. For couples committed to restoring healthy communication, caring and greater intimacy in relationships; Overeaters Anonymous 5 p.m. Sundays. All groups meet at church, 5084 De Zavala Road at Vance Jackson. Contact church in advance for childcare. Church office, 696-1033.

Coping with the Crisis of a Loved One’s Incarceration Family Renewal Support Group 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Bexar County Detention Ministries, 503 San Pedro. 299-4540 or e-mail [email protected]

Celebrate Recovery support group 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Westover Hills Assembly of God Church, 9340 Westover Hills Blvd. Support for anyone over 18 years dealing with addictions, co-dependency, women’s and men’s hurts, habits or hang-ups, or homosexuality. Services are free to the public. Child-care services available. Sue Bennett, 692-1790.

Never Ending Grace 7 p.m. second Mondays, Trinity Baptist Counseling Center, Library. For parents of emotionally disturbed children. 738-7780.

Generic 12 Step Program (Teaching Model) focuses on all types of addictions (relationship as well as chemical). Alcohol and drug addicts must