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Support Groups

Support Groups

Community Groups Index

Adult Behavioral Health (BHS)
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Child and Family (CFS)

If you would like to have your support group listed,
please e-mail SupportGroups@atcic.org.

Adult Behavioral Health (BHS)

Behavioral health disorders place a tremendous burden on individuals and families, often made worse by the isolation and sense of helplessness they create. There are many support and educational groups available to help those affected. Below is a listing of groups for your reference.

 

Substance Use

Recovery Alliance of Austin

Organize recovery-focused activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and provide recovery peer-based recovery support services.

PO Box 49525

Austin, TX  78765

512-553-2683, info@raaustin.org, www.raaustin.org

 

Northwest Counseling & Wellness Center

www.ncwcaustin.com

AA meetings, Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program, Substance Abuse Supportive Outpatient Programs, Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program, Substance Abuse Aftercare Services, Substance Abuse Aftercare PLUS

 

Integral Care/NAMI Austin Support Group

For family members of persons with a mental illness.

2nd Monday of each month, 7 - 9 PM
Integral Care Annex, 1700 S. Lamar, Room 102
512-804-3690
www.namiaustin.org

 

For Adult Behavioral Health:

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

A peer-led support group sponsored by NAMI Austin for individuals living with mental illness. 
512-420-9810

www.namiaustin.org/support/nami-connection/

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3838 Steck Ave. 

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
St. John's United Methodist, 5904 Wynona Ave. (this house is located across the street from the church, but is church property)


Austin Clubhouse

Austin Clubhouse helps give people living with a mental illness the chance to regain what they have many times lost – employment, education, companionship, health, ties to their community, and self-respect. It is both a program and a place – one where people can go to find fellowship, support, and a sense of purpose.

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
4425 Red River St.
512-925-5877
www.austinclubhouse.org


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mondays, 7 -  9 PM
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills Ave., Cafeteria

512-655-3272
www.dbsatexas.org
cobra93@io.com


Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA)

Mondays and Fridays, 7 - 8 PM
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills Ave.
512-263-2101 ext. 183
Good Chemistry Support Group

Open to anyone in the community interested in help dealing with mental health and substance abuse. Hosted by the C.A.R.E. Program. Breakfast is served, doors open at 10 AM.

Tuesdays, 10:15 to 11:15 AM
1631 E. 2nd St., Bldg. E


Hepatitis C Support Group

A  new peer support group for those affected by Hepatitis C, created as a collaboration between Integral Care’s C.A.R.E. program and the Wright House Wellness Center.

Mondays, 4:30 - 6 PM
Wright House Wellness Center, 4301-B N IH-35, Green House
512-804-3682
casey.nelson@atcic.org


Latina Insights

A discussion group aimed at exploring issues within the Latina community including education on mental health concerns. The group is English dominant and open to bilingual Spanish speakers. Rates are $30 per session.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. Ste. 301
512-444-9922, ext. 108
www.waterloocounseling.org


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group

1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30 - 9 PM
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills Ave.
512-292-9308

3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 - 9 PM
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 200 W. Anderson Lane
512-292-9308


Recovery, Inc.

Recovery, Inc. is a self-help mental health organization that uses a system of cognitive/behavioral techniques to help manage and control nervous symptoms and fears. There is no charge to attend meetings, although a $3 donation is suggested.

Mondays, 7:30 PM
Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd.

Thursdays, 7:30 pm
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Rd.

512-233-0650
www.recovery-inc.org
171@recovery-inc.org


Self Help and Advocacy Center (SHAC)

The SHAC offers supportive and educational groups, computer access, outreach, peer support and seminars focused on mental health recovery. Services are provided by the Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, who are people living with mental illness, in an Integral Care facility.

Open Monday - Tuesday, Noon - 4:30 PM; Wed - Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM
3205 S 1st St.
512-442-3366
www.austinmhc.org


Support Group for Friends and Family of People with Borderline Personality Disorder

A free monthly support group for friends and family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder. A licensed mental health professional will moderate all group sessions.

1st Monday of each month, 7:30 - 9:15 PM
Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe St., Canteen Meeting Rm. (in the same building as the Nifty-Fifty Diner)
fcaustininfo@gmail.com


Women Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Group

The YWCA Greater Austin and Fatigues Clothesline are offering a free support group to women veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma. An initial interview is required before entering the group.

Every other Saturday, from Feb. 5 – May 14; 10 AM – Noon
YWCA Greater Austin, 2015 S. IH-35 Suite 110,
512-326-1222
www.ywcaaustin.org


Family Peer Support Groups (IDD)

Intellectual and developmental disabilities place a tremendous burden on individuals and families, often made worse by the isolation and sense of helplessness they create.Family peer support groups are designed to help families cope and manage life with a loved one who may live with mental illness by offering assistance opportunities.

There are many support and educational groups available. Below is a complete listing of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities support groups for your reference.

Integral Care/NAMI Austin Support Group

For family members of persons with a mental illness.

2nd Monday of each month, 7 - 9 PM
Integral Care Annex, 1700 S. Lamar, Training Rm. 1
512-804-3690
www.namiaustin.org

NAMI Family Support Group

A support group sponsored by NAMI Austin for family members, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

512-420-9810
www.namiaustin.org/support/family-support-group/

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Georgetown Health Foundation, East End of Lone Star Circle of Care
2423 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX

2nd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Seton Shoal Creek (In the Cafeteria), 3501 Mills Ave

2nd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Austin Ridge Bible Church (Room A112), 9300 Farm to Market 2244

3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Daughters and Sons Group
For Adult Children of Parents living with mental illness) Contact Rhonda Sparre, (512) 569-8195

4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Boulevard

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (starting September 16, 2014)
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 5900 Cameron Rd

3rd Thursdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (starting September 18, 2014)
Austin Travis County Integral Care, 5015 South IH-35

 

The Family Support Cooperative Meeting

Free community event that provides education, training, and support for parents and guardians of children with special needs.  Educators and professional staff from all disciplines welcome.  Multiple presenters on various topics including preschool issues, behavior, ADHD, autism, post-graduation issues, etc. Pizza and childcare activities provided by professional staff.  Spanish interpreters provided.

5 meetings per year held at Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Austin, TX 78702 Check www.eparentsupport.org for calendar 5:30-registration/pizza

6-8:00 p.m.  Simultaneous sessions

Contact The Family and School Support Team, AISD for more information:  512-414-5834


Family Peer Support Groups (CFS)

Behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities place a tremendous burden on children and families, often made worse by the isolation and sense of helplessness they create. Family peer support groups are designed to help families cope and manage life with a loved one who may live with mental illness by offering assistance opportunities.

There are many support and educational groups available. Below is a complete listing of Child and Family support groups for your reference.


Integral Care/NAMI Austin Support Group

For family members of persons with a mental illness.

2nd Monday of each month, 7 - 9 PM
Integral Care Annex, 1700 S. Lamar, Training Rm. 1
512-804-3690
www.namiaustin.org


Family Support Cooperative

Education and Support for parents and families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses and/or mental health issues. Free, light supper is provided and free childcare is available for up to 20 children, ages 5-12.

2nd Tuesday of each month
Spring 2011 Schedule (Espanol)
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Rosedale School
2117 49th St.
512-414-2049

NAMI Family Support Group

A support group sponsored by NAMI Austin for family members, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

512-420-9810
www.namiaustin.org/support/family-support-group/

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Georgetown Health Foundation, East End of Lone Star Circle of Care
2423 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX

2nd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Seton Shoal Creek (In the Cafeteria), 3501 Mills Ave

2nd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Austin Ridge Bible Church (Room A112), 9300 Farm to Market 2244

3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Daughters and Sons Group
For Adult Children of Parents living with mental illness) Contact Rhonda Sparre, (512) 569-8195

4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Boulevard

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (starting September 16, 2014)
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 5900 Cameron Rd

3rd Thursdays of the month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (starting September 18, 2014)
Austin Travis County Integral Care, 5015 South IH-35


Support Group for Friends and Family of People with Borderline Personality Disorder

A free monthly support group for friends and family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder. A licensed mental health professional will moderate all group sessions.

1st Monday of each month, 7:30 - 9 PM
Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe St., Canteen Meeting Rm.
familyconnections@themib.com

3rd Monday of each month, 7 PM
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills Ave.
512-420-9810
www.namiaustin.org

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