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

AA Groups | Grief Support Groups | Specialized Groups | Events

 


Alcoholics Anonymous Groups 

Parents of Addicted Love Ones Support Group

Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). PAL was founded in 2006 by Michael Speakman, LISAC, while working as an in-patient Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones.

More info can be found at www.palgroup.org

Molly Bonner, or 214.477.8965

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 215

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

AA: Upper Room

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

For more information, contact Jenny Misslin, 214.523.2242

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 213

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

Forever Moms: Child Loss Grief Support Group

This ongoing support group is for those who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Participants are invited to share their stories and experiences of loss, as they are ready and able, within a confidential and nurturing group.

For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

2nd Wednesday of each month

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Second Wednesday of the month, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GriefRelief

This eight week seminar will provide a caring environment for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. This seminar will assist participants in better understanding the dynamics of grief and mourning, developing healthy coping skills, and experiencing a sense of community through contact with others in similar situations.

The group is facilitated by Dr. Jana Rentzel and the cost is $20.

Participants must register by calling or emailing, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

Thursdays, September 19 – November 7

6:00-7:00 pm presentation and discussion

7:00-8:00 pm optional support group for participants

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 3, 2nd floor (Children's Area)

Every Thursday, from 09/19/2019 to 11/07/2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Specialized Support Groups

Cancer Survivor 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.

For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 218

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

Eating Disorder Support Group for Family and Friends

This ongoing group is for family members and friends seeking guidance and spiritual support as they walk alongside their loved ones who are challenged by this difficult illness.

For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 254

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

Surviving Estrangement

This is a monthly support group for adults experiencing a strained or estranged relationship with a family member. At each meeting, Dr. Jana Rentzel presents research-based strategies for mending estrangements, healing from within, and moving forward, followed by discussion and sharing. Estrangement is a growing epidemic that can be devastating to parents, grandparents, children, and siblings – the entire family. This group will provide you with the crucial information you need to navigate this deeply challenging time, as well as with connections with others who are experiencing the same frustrations and heartbreak.

For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

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

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.

For more information, please contact Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

Facilitated by Betty Bowman, 214.668.3540,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

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

Parents of Children with T1D

Your child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes…now what?

If you are a parent of a child recently diagnosed with T1D, we want to help you navigate the ups and downs and daily challenges of living with and raising children with Type 1 Diabetes. We will discuss tips, tricks, share resources and personal experiences to help you through this challenging time.

If you are interested or know of someone who might benefit from this support network, please email Susanna Miller at Require childcare? Please reference your needs in the email.

Location: Meets off-site

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Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Support Group Related Events

Peace After Divorce

This eight week seminar is for those who are in the process of divorcing or who have recently divorced. This course is designed to ensure participants that they are beloved children of God, while helping them to develop positive strategies for moving forward and adapting to the changes they face. Books will be available in class.

This class cost $15 to participant in.

Participants must register by calling or emailing Rev. Camille May, 214-523-2243.

Sundays, September 15 – November 3

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 378

Every Sunday, from 09/15/2019 to 11/03/2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM