SUPPORT GROUPS

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat | 6:00-7:00am | North Campus, Room 120

Monday | 6:30-7:30pm | North Campus, Room 120

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, we invite you to join us. Our group meets at Fullerton Free from 6-7am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Our meeting is Co-ed. 18 or older. For more information, Rikki C. (562) 200-5651 or email sobersalutations@gmail.com.

Women's Recovery Group

Thursday | 5:30-6:30pm | North Campus, Room 120

The Women's Recovery Group is a fellowship of women who share their experiences, strengths, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, we invite you to join us. Our group meets at Fullerton Free from 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday. For more information, contact the church office at 714-529-5544.

Domestic Violence

This meeting is for anyone experiencing any form of abuse: verbal/emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual, psychological/mental. All are welcome, whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or are free from the abuser. Come for support, encouragement, empowerment, and growth. For more information, please contact Donna at 714-928-7434.

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays | 7:00–8:30pm | NC190 | Contact the church office (714-529-5544)

An ongoing support group to promote healthy grief work for those who have lost a loved one by death. Multiple small groups for specific losses. Free of charge, open to the community and no pre-registration is required. First-time attendees will register in the NC 190 from 6:45 - 7:00pm.

Mental Health Support

Family Hope
First and third Thursday | 7:00–8:30pm | North Campus, Room 180

*Please note, Family Hope is not meeting July 4 or 18, 2024

Do you have a loved one with a mental health condition? Are you looking for support and a safe place to share? Are you 18 years or older? Please know that you are welcome in our circle of families with similar storylines. We encourage one another by listening and sharing experiences, resources, group wisdom, prayer and God’s faithfulness. We are a NAMI Orange County Family Support Group. Please call Chuck and Mary Joy, Home: 714-779-6650, Cell: 714-203-4808 for more information.

Living Grace
Second Saturday of the Month | 10:30 - 12:00pm | C202

An on-going support group using faith-based curriculum, for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and PTSD. For more information call 714-529-5544.

NAMI Family to Family Education Program

Free education and support for families who have relatives with serious mental illness. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a new concept in education for families and others affected by serious mental illnesses: Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. The course was written by an experienced family member/mental health professional. It is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specifically trained to teach it to others.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is appropriate for parents, grown siblings and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals who are suffering from one of the major mental illnesses themselves may attend the course if their present condition is stable and they are the primary caregiver of an ill person.

This 12-class course will cover the biological basis of mental illnesses, emotional responses to mental illness, communication skills, and much more! Visit www.namioc.org or call NAMI-OC at 714-836-4138 for more information and the next class start date.

Same-Sex Issues: Family and Friends Group

First Tuesday of each month | 7:00pm | North Campus, Room 150

Are you walking with a family member or friend who has come out as LGBTQ or same-sex attracted? Do you need someone to walk with you, listen to your heart and acquaint you with travelers who have journeyed this same or similar path? For more information on joining this group, contact Virginia and Philip Olivas at 714-743-9953.

Additional Support Groups

Parkinson’s Support Group
First Monday | 10:00–11:30am | North Campus, Room 160

The purpose of this group is to provide support and encouragement to people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and their family members. The meeting time will be spent getting to know each other, sharing our problems and challenges, giving out information and networking. Come and join us for a time of camaraderie, learning and support. We realize that this disease makes it hard for some to get around. If you need transportation to be able to participate, please email Karen.

MS Support Group
First Wednesday | 12-1:30 pm | North Campus, Room 120

Our mission is to embrace, encourage and support one another, to share resources and tools for a better quality of life and to lend our hands to each other. We feel no one should be alone and extend support with confidentiality in mind in a safe place. We educate MS patients and their caregivers with discussion and occasional speakers, and members are informed about MS and ways to improve living with the neurological disease. Contact Lisa.

Caregivers' Support Group
Third Thursday | 10:00–11:30am | North Campus, Room 150

The purpose of this group is to provide support and encouragement to caregivers. The meeting time will be spent getting to know each other, sharing our challenges and supporting one another. Most attenders are caring for loved ones with Parkinson's, but all caregivers are welcome. For any questions, please call the church office at 714-529-5544.