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Support Groups


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Recognizing that community is one of the factors necessary for successful recovery, the HHCI provides a meeting space for a variety of groups. Groups are offered weekly and include 12-step recovery groups and other support groups that focus on mental and physical health in a supportive and grace-giving environment. Support group experiences allow people affected by mental health difficulties and disorders, as well as their family members and care takers, to make meaningful connections in a safe and supportive environment. Our support groups are led by trained facilitators and community professionals. The groups teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety, build resiliency, and provide a safe place for people to share common concerns and receive emotional support.

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

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

AA Meeting

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.

CODA (Co-dependents Anonymous)

A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The Twelve Steps steer us from a path of self-defeating behaviors toward healthy and loving relationships with God, ourselves and others. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery by being increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors. Here we are learning to love the self, growing in humility as we learn of our own shortcomings and defects of character and recognize our skills, talents and successes.

Co-ed AA Discussion Meeting

The Speakeasy group is a co-ed AA discussion type meeting to help anyone interested in stopping drinking or using drugs. AA meetings and sponsorship have proven to be successful in helping people stay sober for over 80 years. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking or using drugs. We believe that a sober life is absolutely possible and that free of active addiction all may be happy, joyous, and free.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

The Compassionate Friends is a peer support group provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to helping grieving families navigate the loss of a child or sibling. We offer the newly bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents on-going support during our monthly meetings and believe that with the support of others who mourn, we can find hope and healing along our grief journey. We have no religious affiliations, and come from all walks of life. All are welcome. For more information about our group you can go to our website, or direct your questions to

COSA (Co-Sex Addicts) – Women’s Group

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

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.

Families Transformed

A 16-week faith-based support group for the families or loved ones of those living with a mental health difficulty. Topics include: Building Faith, Stigma, Communication, Medication, Grieving & Grace, Self-Care, Boundaries, and much more.

Frontotemporal Degeneration FTD Caregivers Support Group

FTD is a group of poorly understood, neurodegenerative conditions of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain that differ from other dementias in important ways. Our support group provides information, education, sharing and resources that strengthen the ability of caregivers to care for those with FTD and to help the caregivers deal with their personal challenges as they cope with this devastating disease. Anyone caring for a FTD patient, supporting an FTD caregiver or medical personnel wishing to learn more about FTD and how to better care for the FTD patient.
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
More details can be found at

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

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. For more information, contact Janie Putman at 713-782-3077 or

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. 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. HHCI’s Grief Group is an open group for people of all ages, backgrounds, and denominations, where participants can attend as an individual’s need for support evolves.

Hearts Transformed

A 16-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.

Minds Transformed

A 16-week faith-based support group for those living with a serious mental health difficulty or disorder (i.e. depression, OCD, Schizophrenia, etc.). Topics include: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Managing Stressors, and more.

NAMI Greater Houston’s Connections

NAMI Greater Houston’s Connections Support Groups are for individuals living with a mental illness; living in recovery, just diagnosed with a mental illness or experiencing the symptoms of a mental illness.

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.

Parents of Adolescents/Adults in Recovery (PAR)

Parents of Adolescents in Recovery (PAR) the group includes parents of sons and daughters of all ages who suffer from substance use disorders and other forms of addictive behaviors. It is grounded in the principles of Al-Anon and recovery for parents through a 12-step approach. The group is a real and safe place for parents to discuss issues of living with and responding to children of any age who suffer from this disease, whether in an active or recovering state. The purpose of the group is to facilitate parents in addressing their own needs and adopting healthy self-care and parenting.

Pregnancy Loss Support Group for Parents

The Pregnancy Loss Support Group offers peer support to parents experiencing any type of pregnancy loss, from conception to stillbirth, including termination due to medical complications. We seek to provide comfort, guidance, and healing to all participants on this journey. All are welcome. You are not alone!

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.

**Please contact Gary C. before attending.

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. At the Hope and Healing Center, we currently offer an open support group on Wednesdays and a Caregiver (family member, friend, loved one) group on Tuesdays. re:MIND fosters support and connection through our free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders.

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength, and hope so that they may find freedom from addictive sexual behavior and help others recover from sexual addiction. Membership is open to all who share a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. There is no other requirement. Sex Addicts Anonymous is a spiritual program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our traditions remind us that each group has but one primary purpose- to carry its message to the sex addict who still suffers.

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 Group

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