support groups

Support Groups

Recognizing that community is one of the factors necessary for successful recovery, the HHCI provides a meeting space for a variety of 12-step and support groups. Support group experiences allow people affected by mental health difficulties and disorders to connect in a safe and supportive environment. Support groups are led by trained facilitators and community professionals, and teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety, build resiliency and provide a place for people to share common concerns and receive emotional support.

Please click here for a listing of all support groups offered.

*Please note this document is 3 pages

NOTICE: The Hope and Healing Center & Institute will close on Friday, December 22nd at 5 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

For information on starting a new support group, please contact Maddie Stiers


Alcoholics Anonymous 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Al-Anon (Sage Group)

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Our caregiving support groups are designed for family members, caregivers, and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. These groups provide members an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations.


A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

The Compassionate Friends group provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

COSA (Co-Sex Addicts)

COSA is a 12 Step Program to help loved ones of sex addicts.  Please contact us for further questions.

Couples in Recovery 

Couples in Recovery was established to meet the needs of couples who suffer from the S group of addictions and dysfunctional, relational behaviors, who are in a long-term committed relationship, and who seek to develop new intimacy and relational recovery. Please Note:  Both partners must be present during the meeting unless it is designated as a business or speaker meeting.

Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group 

Crohn’s and Colitis support group meetings are often intimate gatherings where patients and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges.

Debtors Anonymous 

The Twelve Step Program of Debtors Anonymous helps those around the world who suffer from the illness of compulsive debting. It offers still-suffering compulsive debtors a simple program of recovery through which they can arrest this serious malady and achieve solvency, sanity and prosperity.

Family Grace Group 

A 14-week faith-based support group for the families of those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. FGG provides psycho-education and practical tools within a supportive community. Led by family members or lay leaders. Topics to be covered include: Building Your Faith, Stigma, Communication, Medication, Grieving & Grace, Being Holistic, You’re Not the Hero (Self-Care), Cycles & Triggers, Community, Crisis & Problem Solving, Negative & Destructive Behaviors, Boundaries, Enabling vs. Empowering, and Staying Ahead of the Game (prevention planning).

Gamblers Anonymous

Gambler’s Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.


Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of a loved one. We know that living with the effects of a loved one’s gambling can be too devastating to bear without help. Through Gam-Anon we find our way back to a normal way of thinking and living whether or not our loved ones continue to gamble.

Global Prayer Group 

Current events can leave us overwhelmed and full of questions. We have found that when we gather each week to pray, we are participating in the plan that God has for our world rather than worrying about things out of our control. Although we will continue to focus on our soldiers overseas, we have felt the need to pray for many of the suffering and forgotten people all over the world.

Grief Support After a Substance Passing (GRASP)

A support group that offers comfort to those families and individuals who are in bereavement due to a substance misuse death. Recovering from grief in any circumstance is never accomplished easily, and because of the specific nature of substance-related death and the stigma associated with it, this is even more difficult for surviving family and friends to overcome. This is a place you can come and bear your souls and share your grief journey with others who are walking the very same path that you are on.

Grief Support Group

Designed to help grieving participants process the intense emotional suffering associated with the loss of a loved one. Myths and misunderstanding of the grieving process will be discussed. Strategies for coping with the normal emotional and physical effects of grief such as loss, anger, emptiness, depression, and exhaustion will help restore your stability and aid in recovery as you start to heal.


While reentry offers a number of challenges, these difficulties are even worse in the face of uncontrolled anger and/or drug or alcohol abuse. His Father’s Heart Ministries provides a 12 Step Program in alignment with its faith-based foundation.

Living Grace Group

A 12-week faith-based support group for those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder (e.g., depression, OCD, Schizophrenia).  LGG provides psycho-education and practical tools within a supportive community.  Led by peers or lay leaders.  Topics that will be covered include: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Holistic Recovery, Healthy Thinking, Rest / Relaxation and Joy, Coping, Cycles & Triggers, Mindfulness, Community, and Staying Resilient.

Living Hope Group

The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse/assault or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

A free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

NAMI Peer to Peer Group

A unique learning experience for people living with a mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes. The teachers are a team of trained “mentors” or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Classes held weekly for ten weeks. ***Although we are not able to offer this group at this time, we encourage you to contact NAMI to sign up for a future session – (713) 970-4435.

NAMI Family to Family Group

Classes to help individuals support family members with mental health concerns while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling with one of these conditions. ***Although we are not able to offer this group at this time, we encourage you to contact NAMI to sign up for a future session – (713) 970-4435.

New Canaan Society

New Canaan Society (NCS) is a network of men joined by a common desire for a deep and abiding friendship with Jesus, and lasting friendships with each other. Our mission is to connect men who seek and value such friendships, to work together in partnership and to encourage and equip each other to experience personal transformation, in an environment of trust and acceptance. 


OA HOW is a movement within Overeaters Anonymous whose basic principle is that abstinence is the only means to freedom from compulsive overeating and the beginning of a spiritual life. OA-HOW has been formed to offer the compulsive overeater a disciplined and structured approach. Meetings are dedicated to the concept of remaining honest, open-minded and willing to listen … this is the H.O.W. of the program.

Parents of Alcoholics

Provides answers to parents concerning their role in dealing with their child’s substance abuse problem, and helps parents learn to communicate more effectively with their children. 

Rageaholics Anonymous

Rageaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help each other recover from acting out in compulsive and destructive anger. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop raging.

re:MIND (formerly DBSA Greater Houston)

re:MIND provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders. Our support groups are also offered to family members, caregivers and friends who are trying to understand these two difficult mental disorders as they try to assist loved ones. At the Hope and Healing Center, we currently offer an open support group on Wednesdays and a Caregiver (family member, friend, loved one) specific group on Tuesdays.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

A program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment.

Special Needs Parent Support

Special Needs Parent Support is for parents to receive emotional and spiritual support while connecting with other parents sharing the journey of raising children with special needs.

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