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HPUMC has several different types of Support Groups. Find a group today.

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Recovery Support Groups

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that has helped millions of people overcome life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.

To discuss whether Celebrate Recovery is right for you, please contact Rev. Dawn Anderson at 214.523.2243 or

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel

Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Alcoholics Anonymous Groups 

Families Anonymous Solutions Group

Families Anonymous is a 12-step Fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues. The meetings provide understanding and a new source of hope.

Mondays

Cathy,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244

Every Monday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous: Upper Room

This is a weekly meeting of those seeking sobriety and recovery from alcohol addiction.

Michael Fowler, 214.523.2222,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 387

Every Monday, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AA / Al-Anon Women’s Group

This weekly support group promotes a safe place for women to get and stay healthy through working the Twelve Steps of recovery in AA/Al-Anon.

Nancy, 214.695.9591,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 252

Every Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AA: Sober Mustangs, SMU

This young adult’s group is an open weekly meeting for those seeking information, sobriety, and recovery from addiction.

Thursdays - during SMU fall and spring semesters 

Jan McCutchin, 214.768.1506,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 256

Every Thursday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Grief Support Groups

GriefShare (Evening Group)

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round, twice-a-month, and you may start attending at any time. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Facilitated by Sarah Fletcher, and Dr. Jane Rentzel.

Email   or call 214-523-2243 if you would like more information.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

First Tuesday, Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

GriefShare (Day Group)

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round, twice-a-month, and you may start attending at any time.

Facilitated by Rev. Dawn Anderson.

Email   or call 214-523-2243 if you would like more information.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 369

First Wednesday, Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Forever Moms: Child Loss Grief Support Group

Losing a child leaves a hole in your heart that never completely goes away. This ongoing support group is for those who have lost a child of any age to death. For more information contact Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243, .

2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning October 12

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 369

Second Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Christian Survivors of Suicide

This group provides support to family members and friends of persons who have ended their lives, dealing with common issues and theological questions. We have both open and closed support groups for support and education.

For more information, call or email the facilitator, Rev. Dawn Anderson, at   or at 214.523.2243. 

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Second Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Specialized Support Groups

DivorceCare Support Group

If you are struggling with the challenges and pain of separation or divorce, our video-based support group can help. We meet year-round, and you may start attending at any time. Facilitated by Rev. Dawn Anderson.

$20 (workbook) 

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

Note: There is also DivorceCare for Kids available. Find out more information here.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 369

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Invisible Sisterhood...Longing for a Child

In a world where it seems everyone is posting pictures of their children to Facebook or swapping stories about the joys of motherhood, those who are unable or struggling to have a child often feel invisible. The goal of this support group is to give voice to the unique experience of longing for a child while embracing God's love for us beloved daughters.

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

$15 Registration fee includes book

Contact: Rev. Dawn Anderson ( ) at 214.523.2243

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

Second Thursday, Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cancer Support Group

This is a warm and friendly group for both cancer survivors and/or family members. Optional lunch provided for a fee or bring your lunch.

Rev. Barbara Marcum, 214.523.2248,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

First Tuesday of the month, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Healing Estranged Relationships (H.E.R.)

This group supports women who find themselves estranged from an adult child. Learn to understand some of the ways to manage the hurt and to grow in acceptance and love.

Led by Dr. Jane Toler

Rev. Barbara Marcum, 214.523.2248,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Second Monday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Living with Chronic Pain Support Group

Join a supportive Christian group of persons who live with chronic pain (ie., migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, back/neck, rheumatoid arthritis, etc). Facilitated by Betty Bowman, Dr. Riley Harvill, and assisted by Dr. Mary Brunk.

Rev. Dawn Anderson, 214.523.2243,

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

Second Sunday of the month, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Support Group Related Events

Addiction and Prevention Quarterly: The Opioid Epidemic and Gender-Related Differences in Addiction

Join us for a panel discussion (followed by Q&A) on the opioid epidemic and gender-related differences in addiction with Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., and Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC. Panel discussion will be led by Michael Fowler, ACI, SBIRT.

Meet our experts:

Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Innovation 360, an outpatient counseling service that works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol/drugs, and relationship issues. Over the past 20 years, Kevin has worked with countless individuals and couples, participated in research trials, and lectured across the country. His individual work with clients has focused on professionals and executives who struggle with the demands of leadership, success, and family. He has served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Windhaven Counseling Center, LLC. In addition, she owes Mandy Baker Consulting, LLC where she works as a consultant to the addiction treatment industry specializing in compliance and risk management issues and quality management, administrative team building, and program/curriculum development. She formerly served as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Origins Recovery Centers, where she oversaw all clinical programs covering 5 levels of care in four facilities. Mandy joined the Origins team after serving as the Managing Director of The Ranch at Dove Tree. During her time at the Ranch at Dove Tree she oversaw the creation of programming targeted exclusively for the treatment of young adults. Formerly the Associate Director for Grants and Special Projects at the nationally recognized Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR), she served as the lead project manager for the CSAR’s efforts to implement recovery support systems at institutions of higher education across the nation With her colleagues at Texas Tech, Mandy managed the development of multiple recovery support systems at colleges and universities across the nation. Their work sparked the Recovery Campus movement which has significantly impacted the ways in which college and universities address addiction and support recovery on their campuses. Her deep understanding and study of the 18-27 year old demographic has resulted in numerous publications in academic journals, books, curricula, and popular press outlets.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Sunday, May 07, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM