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There are many support groups in the River Region.  Find a group then call or visit them this week.  If you know of a support group not listed, please contact the email listed at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

Adoption


APAC- Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connection Support Group
This group provides education and social interaction for adoptive families. Montgomery Group meets 3rd Thursdays.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy and First UMC, Millbrook
Room 8114 at Frazer. For information, call Monica Russell at 409-9477 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Autauga/Elmore Group meets 4th Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Alcoholic / Addict


CrossRoads Support Group is for addicts/alcoholics and family members. Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and follows a Christ-centered 12-step program. Call 264-4949.
Location: Caring Center of FBC, 52 Adams Avenue

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. 272.2190. Alanon meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Location: Dalraida UMC, 3817 Atlanta HighwayLocation: First Baptist Church (Huff Community Ministries Bldg., 200 S. Perry Street)

Celebrate Recovery, a Bible-based Christ centered approach to recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets Friday nights, from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Ferguson at 241.5141.
Location: Grace @ Bell Road, Corner of Bell Road and Atlanta Hwy. Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon meetings are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 6 p.m. An Open AA Speaker meeting is held on Saturday at 6 p.m. An Alanon & AA held on Sundays at 2 p.m.


Celebrate Recovery- every Tuesday night- 6:15pm. All are welcome! These meetings are a safe and loving environment for individuals seeking to conquer their hurts, habits and hang-ups! gracepoint.info.
Location: Grace Point Community Church, 78223 Tallassee Hwy (Hwy 14), Wetumpka

Celebrate Recovery - Christ-centered 12-step for anyone struggling with addiction or life-challenging issues. Mondays at 6:30pm (meal-CrossTalk Cafe), 6-6:55 pm (large group), 6:55-7:45 (small group). Childcare available. Call Larry at 334-832-5714 or visit myjourneychurch.com.
Location: Journey Church, be 435 Sheila Blvd Prattville, AL 36066

Celebrate Recovery meets each Thursday evening at 6:15 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a Chrsit centered 12 step-program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Call 567-2364.
Location: Santuck Baptist Church, 7250 Central Plank Rd. (Hwy 9), Wetumpka.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night from 6-8 pm in the Youth Room. This is a Christ-centered 12-step group for anyone struggling with an “addiction or life-challenging issues.” For information, call Chris Henderson at 334-215-0427.
Location: St. James UMC, 9045 Vaughn Road

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step-Christian process to help you cope with hurts, hang-ups, and habits on a weekly basis. Led by Jeff McFarland on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm. Call 279-5433 for more info.
Location: Vaughn Forest Church, 8660 Vaughn Road

‘Fresh Start’ Recovery meets every Thursday, 6-8pm (meal included). In 2011, Fresh Start Motorcycle Ministry (FSMM) began when God laid it on the heart of a lifetime biker to minister to those with his background. All are welcome, not a requirement to own/ride a motorcycle. Format used is the Holy Bible. For any info contact ministry leader, Paul Henderson, 334-201-5428.
Location: First United Methodist Church, Wetumpka 306 W. Tuskeena Street

Gamblers Anonymous-Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Location: Trinity Episcopal, Wetumpka (Across from Winn Dixie on HWY 231)

RSVP- This is a 12 step spiritual recovery program for overcoming addictions. Using the steps and Bible we help build self-esteem, responsible behavior, the making of amends for our destructive actions, and to fill the void in our hearts in a loving relationship with God. Wednesday @ 6:30pm in Rm. 121 of the Life Center.
Location: Landmark Church, 1800 Halcyon Blvd. 

RSVP - 12 step (Christians Against Substance Abuse-CASA) spiritual recovery program, for overcoming addictions. Class begins each Wednesday evening @6:30 PM. Please call 334-365-4201 for addition information.
Location: Prattville Church of Christ, 344 East Main St.
 

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is open to all struggling with addictive sexual behavior. If you believe you have a problem with sex addiction (or are wondering if you might) and you want to change your behavior, we recommend you visit our group. For locations, please visit- https://saa-recovery.org/ or please contact – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Meetings are held: every Sunday night - 7:45 p.m, men only. Every Monday night - 7:30 p.m, men and women.

 

 

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

 

An Adult Parkinson/Alzheimer’s respite ministry meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch is served. Contact Daphne at 834-8990.
Location: First UMC, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Wesley Hall Bldg.

An Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. in Room 3103. Call 272.8622.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Dementia Daycare is held each Thursday in Rm. 3101 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each participant may bring a sack lunch. There is no charge. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call the LifeCare office at 272-8622.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Dementia Morning Out for caregivers is offered each Tuesday from 8:45-noon. There is no charge. Each participant may bring a sack lunch (juice provided). Registration is required by calling 274-1018.
Location: Memorial Presbyterian, 2130 Bell Road

 

 

Cancer

 

Cancer Survivors Support Group is sponsored by Samaritan Counseling Center. We would love to have anyone (patient or family member ) join us. Thursdays at 1 pm. Please call before attending just to make sure we are meeting that week. Please call Debbie D at 467-4578 or Ben W at 202-1912.
Location: Aldersgate UMC, 6610 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery

Just for Men -- Faith based cancer support group for men. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the conference center. Please call 272-2412 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Dalraida Baptist, 3838 Wares Ferry Road.
 

Cancer Support Group for general cancer. Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm. For more info, please call Christy Holding at 531-1390 or Debbie at 467-4578.
Location: ChristChurch, 8800 Vaughn Road
 

Women of Hope Breast Cancer Support Group, providing education, awareness, and mentoring for breast cancer patients/survivors, family, and friends, meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Rm 8253. Call 272-8622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy.

The Central Alabama Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of every month in Room 3105. We have guest speakers, video presentations, printed information and a group that welcomes sharing their journey with myeloma in an informal setting. Refreshments are provided.. Contact Lorenzo and Elaine Duncan at 334-281-8158, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy.

 

 

 

Divorce

 

Divorce Care is held Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm (August to May). Childcare available. $15 for workbook. Dinner at 4:45 ($5 adults, $3 kids). Call Kathy Cooper at 241-5125.

Location: First Baptist Church, 305 S. Perry Street

Divorce Care meets each Tuesday from 6-7:30pm. in the Fellowship Hall Lobby. This group will provide support & guidance to assist you in working through the issues, pain & pressures surrounding divorce. Also, Divorce Care for Kids meets each Tuesday from 6-7:30pm. For information, contact 495-6385 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

DivorceCare Will meet Sundays from 5-7 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please call the church office at 285-4114 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Millbrook First UMC, 3350 Edgewood Road

DivorceCare fosters a weekly supportive and caring environment to heal the hurt of separation and divorce. Facilitators are Todd Smith, Wendy Timbie, and Becki Harrison. Call 279-5433.
Location: Vaughn Forest Church, 8660 Vaughn Road

 

 

Gambling

 

Gamblers Anonymous, Saturdays at 6 pm. 567-0476
Location: Cedarwood Community Church, 10286 US HWY 231 in the Wallsboro/Wetumpka community

Gamblers Anonymous - Call Our Hotline: 334-541-5420 or you can call 2-1-1 and ask for meeting information.
Location: Mental Health of America Bldg, 1116 South Hull Street, Montgomery. Sundays @ 5 pm.

Location: St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4475 Atlanta Hwy, Mondays @ 6pm.

Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling: 277-5100

 

Grief

 

Compassionate Friends is a national self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child meeting first Tuesdays at 7 pm. Call (334) 284-2721 for info.
Location: Eastmont Baptist, 4505 Atlanta Hwy. 

Grief Share, Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the church parlor. Call 365-5977.
Location: First UMC, 100 E. Fourth St, Prattville

Grief Recovery Support Group meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Rm 3105, in Fellowship Hall Lobby. 272.8622.
Location: Frazer UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Mourning to Morning is a Christian growth group for mothers who have lost a child, from before birth through adulthood. Meets the last Thursday night of each month. For info, contact Alice Scarborough (334) 462-4775 or Gwen Ellis (334) 567-8754 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Join us on Facebook--Mourning to Morning Group.
Location: Grace Baptist Church, 304 Old Montgomery Highway, Wetumpka

Grief Share meets Sundays from 5-7 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please call the church office at 285-4114 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Millbrook FUMC, 3350 Edgewood Rd

Grief Ministry is a grief recovery support group that meets every Monday at 6:00 P.M. The ministry is designed to help anyone through the hurt of losing a loved one by successfully traveling the journey from mourning to joy. Alicia Glover is the coordinator. For information contact Glover at 334-281-2754.
Location: Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church 1550 E. Washington Street

GriefShare is a support group that meets Wednesdays from 6-8 pm. This program is non-denominational and features biblical concepts for healing your grief. GriefShare will be led by Howard and Carol Payne and Jim Williams. Call 279-5433 for more information.
Location: Vaughn Forest Church, 8660 Vaughn Road

 

Miscellaneous

 

OCD Support Group (obsessive- Compulsive Disorder) Long showers, multiple hand washing, rituals, checking stove, hoarding and symmetry. This support group is open to anyone who has struggled with OCD. You’re not alone anymore. Call Donald: 220-7555.
Location: 5500 Ash Grove Circle, Montgomery.

Take Heart is for women dealing with infertility and/or miscarriage. The group meets the first Monday of each month at 6 pm in room 116. Contact Melissa at (205) 913-2667 for more information.
Location: Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway

 

Parenting

 

Frazer mom2mom is a playgroup to connect mothers of ages birth to 5 at Frazer United Methodist Church to share fun and inspiration in our journey together, with our children, and with Christ. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Moms LIFE (Living In Faith Everyday) meets twice monthly from 8:30 - 11:45 am in the chapel at the Church from Aug - May. We offer a time of fellowship, Bible study, musical guest, special guest speakers and a lot of fun!! Cost is $5 per meeting. For moms of all stages and ages of life. Childcare provided by reservation. For more info and to reserve your spot, call April Scott at 828-446-6666.
Location: First Baptist Prattville, 138 S. Washington


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Moms, need a little break? MOPS is a place you can share a good meal, make new friends, and find encouragement as you face the everyday challenges of raising your little ones. We have educational speakers, great conversation, and fun activities. Free childcare is provided. Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., September through May. Contact Tiffany Alewine at 241-5165.
Location: First Baptist Church, 305 S. Perry Street

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be held 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of every month during the school year, and has scheduled play dates and moms nights out through the summer and beyond. While moms are in a MOPS meeting, their children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program. Email Denise Braswell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.
Location: Redland Baptist, 1266 Dozier Rd, Wetumpka

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Are you in need of a time-out? MOPS joins mothers together by a common bond, to be better wives, moms, and friends along this journey in the trenches of motherhood. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:30—11:30 a.m. Childcare is provided. For info e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Vaughn Forest Church, 8660 Vaughn Road

Single Moms’ Care and Support Group meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:15 - 8:00 PM. December meeting will be on the 11th. Free snack supper provided to moms and children. Child care for infants -16 years. Call 272-3174 for information.
Location: Perry Hill UMC, 910 Perry Hill Road

 

Physical Challenges

 

Visually Impaired Support Group – Meets monthly on second Thursday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The group is called Outward Sight - Inward Vision and is for those with vision loss and their caregivers. Our mission is to assist those experiencing vision loss to maintain their independence by providing access to valuable information and spiritual support. Call 272-6152.
Location: Aldersgate UMC, 6610 Vaughn Road

An MDA/ALS Support Group will meet Tuesday August 10 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in room 3101. Anyone affected by a neuromuscular disease or family members of those affected. To receive information, call 396-4534.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

The Montgomery Ostomy Support Group is for people who have had or will have urinary or intestinal diversion surgeries such as colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. Family members are welcome to attend. Meetings are held every other month generally on a Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Paul at 271-3563 or visit www.montgomeryostomy.info.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

A Parkinson’s Support Group will meet the 4th Thursday at 6 p.m., in room 8114 at Frazer UMC. This group is for those who have Parkinson’s disease and the family members. 272-8622.
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

 

Same Sex Attraction

 

Location: Huff Community Ministry Building of First Baptist Church at 305 S. Perry Street

Pathway Support Group for those dealing with unwanted same sex attraction. The group meets at 6:30 pm every first, third and fifth Tuesday evenings. For  more information about the Pathway call (334) 241-5141 or (334) 241-5140.

 

Singlehood

 

Boundaries study for Singles meets each Tuesday from 6-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall Lobby. This study will help singles learn to set boundaries with emotions and help avoid the harmful behavior of others. For more information, call 495-6386 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Single and Parenting! A New Group for Single Mom’s. This group meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm for hope & encouragement & guidance & parenting ideas. For information, call 495-6386 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Location: Frazer Memorial UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy

Unavoidably Single Again (USA) Fellowship, a support group for widows and widowers. Informal meetings for fellowship and fun are held on the third Saturday of each month starting at 10 AM. Contact Lynda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 354-8869.
Location: Cornerstone Christian, 301 Dalraida Rd.

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