Support Groups

Abortion Recovery


Forgiven & Set Free
Chelsea, Fultondale, Helena, Hoover, and Springville. To learn more call 620-1344.
Surrendering the Secret
Classes hosted by The Church at Brook Hills,
Flow of the Spirit Church
Every Monday at 6:30pm, 90 Sheffield Dr, Ashville, call 240-4801 or 594-4888
Grace Episcopal
Every Monday at 12:00pm, Nar Anon Family group meeting. Nar Anon provides support and information for families and friends of those suffering with addiction, 5712 First Ave. N, 35212, call 617-7911
Pine Haven Church
Every Monday at 6:00pm, Christian support for people recovering from addiction or life issues. Family members affected by addiction also welcome, 3465 Shannon-Wenonah Road, Bessemer, call 260-0020

ADHD Parent Support Group

Family Bridges and Grace Presbyterian Church
4th Tuesday of every month. 6:00-7:30pm, 6110 Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville. Call Diane at 205-681-6431. Visit


Covenant Place, Gardendale
2nd Thursday of month, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
Hwy 119, 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 5:30pm
Our Lady of Sorrows, “A Faith Perspective”
1st and 3rd Sunday 2:00pm, 1728 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, Social Hall, 983-4030 / Chad
Living with Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group at Brookdale University Park
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Join our partners at Brookdale University Park, 400 University Park Drive, Homewood, 35209, for their monthly support group meetings. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and welcome guest speakers on various topics. Contact Leanne Messer at for more information.

Breast Cancer

St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center
2nd Tuesday of month, Facilitator Judith Harrington, 12:00pm-1:30pm, free lunch provided. Call 930-2217, e-mail to register
St. Vincent’s East, Cancer Treatment Center
3rd Tuesday of the month. 12:00pm, free lunch provided. Call 838-3519 for details


St. Vincent’s Bruno Conference Center
General Cancer Support Group, 1st Tuesday of month, Facilitator Louis Josof, 12:00pm-1:30pm, free lunch provided. Call 930-2217,
e-mail to register
St. Vincent’s East, Cancer Treatment Center
TOUCH General Cancer Support Group for Cancer Survivors & Families. First Wednesday of every month, 11:00am, free lunch provided. Call 838-3519 for details
Rays of Hope
Hunter Street Baptist 2600 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, call 985-7295, email

Celebrate Recovery

Calvary Baptist
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm, 7570 15th Street Road, Concord, call 205-491-1885, visit
First Baptist Church Pelham
Every Sunday at 5:00pm for Big Group & 6:00pm for Small Group. Safe place where hurts can be healed, habits broken and hang-ups overcome. 2867 Pelham Parkway, 35124, call 663-7492
Harvest Assembly of God
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, meal provided, 81 Old Shocco Road, Talladega, 256-362-5973
Harvest Community Church
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm, 4465 Pinson Valley Parkway,   
Lakeview United Methodist Church
Meets every Thursday night. Dinner at 6:00-6:30pm, large group from 6:35-7:30pm and small group from 7:35-8:30pm. 1154 Hwy 11, Pelham, 35124. We are a 12 Step Bible-based program to help us with our hurts, habits and hang-ups. For more information, call 205-663-3309.
McElwain Baptist
Every Friday at 6:30pm, visit, 4445 Montevallo Road, 35213, call 956-0388
North Gardendale Baptist
Every Thursday 6:00pm dinner, 7:00pm worship and large group, 125 Belcher Hill Road, call 410-2156
One Eighty/Clearbranch
UMC Ministry, Every Friday at 6:00pm, 5770 U.S. Highway 11, Springville, 35146, visit, call 238-8075
Palmerdale United Methodist
Sundays 5:00pm, 7778 Alabama Highway 75, Pinson, 35126, call 681-9762


St. Vincent’s Blount
First Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm

Divorce/Grief Recovery

A Divorce and Grief Recovery Group- Interdenominational, Family Life Center Assembly Hall Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Homewood 6:00-8:30pm every Tuesday,, No pre-registration required, $25 for 10 week session, call 969-0062


The Church at Brook Hills, women only. August 14 – November 13 meeting every Sunday 9:00-10:30am, Modular 4B, childcare available,, call 313-7790
DivorceCare & (DC4K) DivorceCare for Kids start Monday evening August 14 from 6-8 PM. Inverness Vineyard Church, 4733 Valleydale Road Birmingham, AL 35242. We meet in the main sanctuary foyer. Find out more about DivorceCare at under the “Get Help” tab. Or call 205-910-3962.
South Highland Presbyterian. Wednesday, G16, 6:00-7:30pm. Registration, call 933-0790
Asbury United Methodist, Sundays, September 18 – November 27, 4:00-5:30pm, 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd (119),, call 995-1700

Family Support Group

Safe Harbor
Every Tuesday faith-based support for those who have teens in rebellion. Signs of rebellion can be disrespect, social withdrawal, dropping grades, truancy, substance abuse, call 981-0995, visit


Faith Presbyterian GriefShare: If you’ve lost a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or other close family member, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare provides a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you. Trained facilitators who have experienced grief just like you will guide you through one of life’s most difficult experiences and provide you with the tools and resources to move forward. Meetings will be held at Faith Church (Lower Level), 4601 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35242 on Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 8:45pm, September 3-December 10, 2020. You are welcome to join us at any time during the 13-week series. If you are college age or older and have lost a close family member, please call 205.991.5430 or email for questions and/or registration. Or you may visit Registration Fee: $20.00 (includes workbook and refreshments).

Briarwood Griefshare: Mark Cushman • W202 • Wednesdays, Sept. 5–Nov. 28 A 13-week seminar and support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Each session includes a discussion based on video presentations dealing with grief. Participants are welcome to start attending any time during the quarter. Contact Mark Cushman, 776-5227 or for more information. W202 is above the foyer to the Worship Center, next to the elevator. Cost: $15 for workbook.

Community Grief Support offers various support groups for different types of grief. By gathering people with like losses together, great support is received—both from the leaders and volunteers, and from one other. Various locations are available, so please choose the group that is most convenient to you and communicate your choice to us so we can contact you prior to the first meeting. Call us at 205.870.8667 to sign up. Beginning March 30, 2020 Community Grief Support (CGS) will implement video and phone grief counseling. Call 205-870-8667 for information. CGS offers free grief support services for bereaved adults who are rebuilding their lives after the loss of a loved one,

Young Widows Support Group: These groups are for widows and widowers who are still working or are below retirement age, and meet in the evenings. They meet each week for 10-12 weeks.

-Homewood/Mountain Brook—Shades Valley Presbyterian Church—Lower level: 2305 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

Days:  Tuesday Evenings

Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fall: September 11 – November 13

-Midtown—St John AME Church: 708 15th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Time:  5:30 pm—7:00 pm

Days:  Monday Evenings

Fall: September 10 – November 19

-Trussville—Trussville First United Methodist Church—Conference Room: 120 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173

Time:  5:30 pm—7:00 pm

Days:  Thursday Evenings

Fall: August 23 – November 8

-Hoover—Asbury United Methodist Church (General Spousal Loss): 6690 Cahaba Valley Road

Time:  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Days:  Sunday Evenings

Fall: September 9 – November 18

Retired Widows Support Groups: Retired widows/widowers’ groups meet in the mornings. You may join at any time. Groups meet twice a month and will be in the group for a year.

-Homewood/Mountain Brook—Shades Valley Presbyterian Church—Lower Level: 2305 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30

Days:  First and Third Tuesdays

-Riverchase—Riverchase United Methodist Church: 1953 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30

Days:  First and Third Thursdays

-Roebuck—Huffman Baptist Church: 700 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30

Days: First and Third Wednesdays in January only

Second and Fourth Wednesdays

-Shelby County—Regions Bank, Pelham Parkway: 2964 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30

Days:  First and Third Wednesdays

-Walker County—Sumiton Senior Center (Located behind Wal-Mart on Highway 78): 193 Bryan Rd, Sumiton, AL 35148

Time:  10:00 am – 11:30

Days:  Second and Fourth Tuesdays

Homewood Working Widowed: facilitated by Bob House and Deb Kattus; to convene via videoconferencing on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m., 205-870-8667.

Trussville Working Widowed: facilitated by Bob Butler and Peggy Hicks; to convene at Trussville First UMC on Thursday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m., 205-870-8667.

Midtown Working Widowed: facilitated by Claudia Williams; to convene via videoconferencing on Monday, September 14, at 6 p.m., 205-870-8667.

Parent, Grandparent, and Sibling Loss: facilitated by Jan Owen; to convene via videoconferencing on Thursday, September 17, at 6 p.m. (pre-group interview required), 205-870-8667.

Adult Child Loss: facilitated by Steve Sweatt; to convene in-person at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church West Wing, Room 100, on Monday, September 14, at 2 p.m. (pre-group interview required),205-870-8667.

Riverchase Retirees’ Spousal Loss: facilitated by Steve Sweatt; to reconvene in-person at Riverchase UMC, Hoover, in Riverchase Room B on Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m., 205-870-8667.

Other Loss Support Groups 

General Loss

-Pratt City — Bethel Baptist Church: 1708 Spencer Ave, Birmingham, AL 35214

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Day: Tuesdays

Fall: September – October 2018

Loss of Adult Child Support Group: (Must see Steve Sweatt prior to joining this group. Call 205-870-8667 to set up an appointment)

-Homewood—Dawson Memorial Baptist Church— West Wing, Room 100: 1114 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Days:  Mondays

Spring: January 22-March 26

Fall: September 10-November 12

Loss of Grandparent, Parent, Sibling Support Group: (Must see Steve Sweatt prior to joining this group. Call 205-870-8667 to set up an appointment)

-Homewood—Dawson Memorial Baptist Church—North Building, Room 253: 1114 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

Time:  6:00-8:00 pm

Days:  Thursdays

Spring: January 11 – March 15

Summer: May 17- July 19

Fall: September 13- November 15


Homewood Library
RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association) Peer Support Group, 1st Monday of month, 6:00-7:30pm, call 868-1252 or email

Low Vision

St. Vincent’s East
Classrooms 1-2. For individuals and supporting individuals living with Low Vision. Last Wednesday of month 11:30am-1:00pm. Lunch $5, first time attending free, 838-3162                                                                  Shelby County: First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster (8828 AL-119, Alabaster, AL 35007) Meet the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-12:00pm, The meetings are led by Sue Schulgin who works with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Individuals are welcome to join us whether you have vision, low vision, some vision or no vision, Call Gwendolyn Brown 205-685-0570 for more information.


St. Vincent’s 119
1st Saturday of month, 10:00am – Noon, 7191 Cahaba Valley Rd, 35242, call 408-6551

Mental Health 

NAMI Shelby Family Support Group

4th Tuesday of the Month, 6pm

Shelby Baptist Physician’s Center: 1000 1st Street, Second Floor, Suite 240 North Alabaster, Al 35007

Free peer-led support group for family, partner and friends of individuals with mental illness,, 205-202-0827.

NAMI Connections Support Group

4th Tuesday of the Month, 6pm

Shelby Baptist Physician’s Center: 1000 1st Street, Second Floor, Suite 240 North Alabaster, Al 35007

Free, recovery support group for individuals living with mental illness where people learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. Facilitated by peers living in recovery,,205-202-0827.

Multiple Myeloma

Southern Legacy BBQ
2943 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244, 2nd Saturday of month, 11:00am-1pm, email


St. Vincent’s 119
September 11, 2:30pm-4:30 p.m. B’ham Ostomy Association, call Lyn Hayes at 907-3706 or Sydney Bloom at 995-0149


Alabama Family Rights
call 626-9458, visit, Hoover Library, 200 Municipal Drive, email

Baby Café

Free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers offered through Monogram Maternity at St. Vincent’s that provides support from specifically-trained staff and the opportunity to share experiences and made friends. Refreshments, comfortable seating and open-forum discussions are also provided. Meeting times and locations: St. Vincent’s 119 (Conference Center Room), Wednesdays, 10am-12 Noon; St. Vincent’s Birmingham (4th fl. Women’s and Children’s Bldg. down the hall from Monogram Maternity), Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm-3pm; St. Vincent’s East (2nd floor classroom #4), Fridays 10am-12pm; Prince of Peace Catholic Parish in Hoover, (St. Elizabeth Room), Mondays 10am-12pm; Crossroads Baptist Church in Warrior (Mommy & Me Room), Thursdays 9am-11am. For more details, email or call 205-212-6667.

Pet Loss                                                                                                                                                                    

Dixie’s Group, Homewood Library                                                                                                                           Last Tuesday of mo., 5:30-7pm. Led by Dr. Larry Michael. Free, walk-ins welcome. For further details call 492–9992.

Pulmonary Hypertension

The Kirklin Clinic: 4th Floor Conference Room (2000 6th Ave south, 35294)                                                      2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:00pm, free lunch is provided, call 2055855603 to RSVP.

Prostate Cancer

St. Vincent’s East, Cancer Treatment Center
2nd Wednesday of the month. 12:00pm, free lunch provided. Call 838-3519

Sexual Addiction

Route 1520
Recovery groups for men struggling with pornography, sexual brokenness and sex addiction. Also groups for their spouses. Visit for locations, dates, times throughout the Birmingham area

Weight Loss

Indian Springs First Baptist
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm, 3375 Cahaba Valley Rd,, Facebook: TOPS Indian Springs AL

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