ACADA Support Groups
This offers presentations and curriculum based support groups for youth 17 and over. 
The cost is free.

Support group for family and friends who are affected by alcohol. 
There are dues or fees.

Anger Management Group
1500 S. Taylor    359-2005
Group will emphasize motivation to change, labels, defense mechanisms, and being successful. Youth ages 15-17    Thursdays for 4:30-5:30pm

The Arc
This is a non profit agency that serves children and adults with disabilities in the Panhandle. Services include respite care, and equipment library, summer camp, conferences and emergency funds.

Back on Track
A family stabilization program. Meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

Care Divorce Group
Hillside Christian Church     457-4986
They offer this group Tuesday nights at 7pm. This is for newly divorced or people who have been divorced many years that are having difficulty. Call for details and start dates.

Caregiver Support Group Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
415 W. 8th     331-2227
Monthly support groups for caregivers care for an elderly loved one. Meets the first Monday of the month from 12pm - 1pm.

Child Enrichment Center
This is an hour long video that provides step by step guidelines for healing with the most common situations parents encounter during their divorce.

Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance
1601 S. Georgia     378-8708
Meets at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on the first Monday of the month at 7pm.

First Baptist Church in Canyon     655-2501
This support group is for children of divorce.

Christians Against Substance Abuse
Comanche Trail Church of Christ
2700 SE 34th     367-4640
They meet Tuesdays from 7-8pm

Dual Recovery Group
1202 8th     376-4071
This is for co-occuring psychiatric and substance use disorder. They meet from 12-1pm on Fridays at AWARE
COPSD screenings are 9-11am Tuesdays or 4-6pm Thursdays

Family Support Services
1001 S. Polk     342-2500
They have groups and individual counseling for divorce, anger, and crisis situations. 
Crisis Hotline: (806) 374-LIFE

Grandparents As Parents
Classes for grandparents who've had to assume the duties of parents.

Grandparents Support Group

The group meets first and third Mondays, noon in a Sunday classroom at First Christian Church.  Participants bring their own lunch (optional) and coffee and ice tea are provided.  You may contact the group leaders, Norman and Dolores Spencer, at 352-6928.  Church address is 3001 Wolflin, west of Georgia.  The classroom is on the east side of the church, Duniven Circle; members' cars will be parked diagonally at the entrance used to enter the church.

Online support where caregivers can join together and give each other the support and comfort they need.

Hope and Healing Place
1721 S. Tyler     371-8998
This is a program for children from kindergarten through high school who have suffered the loss of a significant loved one. The child must have an adult who will attend his/her sessions.
2012   New Program added: Grief and Loss for Teens
Students 8th-12th grade at Hope and Healing Place
Every other Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
RSVP by calling 371-8998 or
Feb. 21, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1

Journey of Hope
TPMHMR     426-9454 or  337-1000 or 349-5663
This class is offered at different times of the year. Call for next session. They are free and last 8 sessions. This group is designed for families that have family members and/or friends that have mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, obsessive compulsive disorder, and major depression. The class provides support, education and coping skills.

Junior League and Poison Control
373-2496 or 678-3164
They present a program to 1st-3rd graders on home safety and poison prevention. They do it for all grades at one time.  It last for 45 minutess and includes puppet show and teacher material and take home material for kids.

Kairos Outside
PO Box 51012
This is an outreach program for families of prisoners. It conducts free weekend retreats designed to inform, encourage, and offer emotional support. For an application, write to the above address or contact the prison chaplain.

Living Life 2 the Fullest
Odyssey Health Care     372-7696
A program of the American Cancer Society for anyone grieving the death of a loved one regardless of the cause of death. Tuesdays 6-9pm. These classes are not constant so call for new class dates.

NAMI - Family to family (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Call Angela at 806-354-9050 or Margie at 806-678-7385

Thursday, March 29- June 14, 2012
VA Hopstial
6010 West Amarillo Blvd
Columbia Conference Room 2012, Second floor
This is a free series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it's like to have a loved one strugglilng with one of these brain disorders.

New Hope Resources
Wib Newton,
Executive Director
6900 I-40 West, Ste. 295
355-4673     email:

Odyssey Health Care
Several support groups are offered: Life after Loss, Life, Loss and Transition, Holiday Bereavement, SKY Camp Youth Bereavement Program. Call for dates. No charge.

P.A.T.H. (Parents As Teachers & Healers)
 Call Molly Rafferty at 342-2511

  • Eight week group for children ages 6-13 an non-offending parents who are survivors of domestic violence.
  • Simultaneous groups for children and parents at  Family Support Services, 1001 S. Polk
  • Focus is on personal safety, knowledge of domestic violence and coping with trauma
  • Child groups will focus on interventions that are patterned, repetitive, fun and conducive to a feeling of safety
  • Facilitators are Master's level counselors
  • No charge for participation

This is an 8 week program designed to help children ages 5-12 adjust to stress releated or family separation and conflicts. To enroll, parent/legal guardians must complete a form and submit. The cost is free.

Sexual  Assault Support Group
1001 S. Polk     342-5357
This group meets at 6pm on Thursdays at the Family Support Services.

Southwest Church of Christ Family Center
Besides basic needs like food, clothing and house wares, they have counseling: marrage, spiritual, financial and employment. By appointment only. They also have a Single Mom's Program, Sonshiners Program for Seniors.

STAR Program
1500 S. Tyler     359-2005
This program provides services to youth in at-risk situations and their families. The purpose of the program is to reduce family conflict and to prevent the problems of runaway, truancy and delinquent behaviors. Launches Spanish Website: has launched a new Spanish website:

Like the English-language version, the new site provides teachers, parents and community leaders with the resources they need to prevent bullying. We encourage you to explore the new site for research and best practices on cyberbullying, prevention and response.

You will find a Spanish-language Bullying Prevention Training Module, in addition to the resources listed below. They will help Latino stakeholders address bullying in their communities.

-Training Module with Speaker Notes – a presentation with suggested talking points, including the latest research to help participants create an action plan for a community event.
-Training Module PowerPoint – a slide-by-slide presentation for use at a community event, workshop or town hall meeting.
-Community Action Toolkit - a supplemental guide, including tip sheets, a template event agenda, action planning matrix and  feedback forms. 
-Misdirections Packet – a Tip Sheet  and a Spanish transcript of the Misdirections video featuring Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention who discusses  approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and response

Please help us spread the word about these materials. We are excited about this opportunity to reach new audiences involved in bullying prevention.

For more information and resources visit

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Best Practices Registry

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The purpose of the Best Practices Registry (BPR) is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The BPR is a collaborative project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). It is funded by theSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

TX Cure
6801 W. 45th
This is a support group for prisoners and their families located at the Southwest Branch Library. 2:15pm on the second Sunday of the month.

Uniting Parents
This is an advocacy group designed for parents of children with disabililties. They will help families find resources, provide support, and educate families of their rights in the schools and other places.

Waiting Wives
Women with husbands in Iraq or deported in war.

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