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Faith based Family Support Groups

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E Basse Road, Room W105, San Antonio, 78209
Facilitators: Ed & Jackie Dickey (210) 602-2483
Meets every 3rd Thursday from 9am to 11 am

Community Bible Church
Mental Health Grace Alliance
A support group for family members or friends of a person living with a mental health disorder
Meets Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Community Bible Church
2477 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio 78232
Facilitator Denise Espino (210) 253-5971
despino@cbcmail.org

First Baptist Church (Universal City)
Mental Health Support Group
Meets every 3rd Tuesday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church Universal City
1401 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, 78148
Facilitator Scott Bass (210) 658-6394

First Presbyterian Church Support Group
Mental Health Grace Alliance
Meet every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Room 300
404 N Alamo St., San Antonio, 78205
Facilitator: Doug Beach (210) 602-5733, Doug.beach@ymail.com

Northwest Urban Deanery Mental Health Ministries

Contact: Yolanda Vargas, NWUD Resources Coordinator
Office: Christ the King Church, 210-433-6301
2623 Perez St., San Antonio 78207
vargyol@yahoo.com

Oak Hills Church
Mental Health Grace Alliance
Meets every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Oak Hills Church, Room F206
19595 IH 10 West, San Antonio, 78257
Facilitator: Verna Lister
Education@nami-sat.org

Shrine of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Grupo de Apoyo Para Familias en Español
3843 Bulverde Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259
Facilitator: Martha Lopez mclopez9@gmail.com
(210) 382-6464 cell

St. Benedict Catholic Church
4535 Lord Road, San Antonio, 78220
Ministry Leader: María Delagarza,
210-286-3642, mmdelagarza4@gmail.com
Maria offers NAMI Family-to-Family classes and collaborates with a support group of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance that meets Saturdays 1-4 p.m. at St. Benedict.

St. Brigid Catholic Church
Faithbased Family Support Group
Meets every 3rd Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm
McKenna Building, Rm 203
6907 Kitchener St., San Antonio, 78240
Facilitator: Carmen Ortiz (210) 521-9161, carmenortiz@earthlink.net –
This is a bilingual family support group

St. Mary Magdalen (En Español)
1710 Clower St., San Antonio, TX, 78201, 210-735-5269
El Ministerio de Salud Mental en Español en St. Mary Magdalen.
Contacte a Martha de la Garza, Martha9101@att.net, teléfono celular 210-269-0491 para registrarse o para más información.

St. Matthew Catholic Church
Mental Health Grace Alliance
Meets every 3rd Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Room 105, 10703 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, 78230
Facilitator: Mary Ann Moquin (210) 296-6361
fbmentalhealth@gmai.com

St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Drive, San Antonio, TX 78228, 210-733-7152
Margie Ruiz and Eloy Zapata lead the St. Paul Mental Health Ministry. Eloy is a NAMI Family to Family teacher and hosts NAMI classes at St. Paul. Margie is a certified counselor and offers Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction. Margie often counsels individuals with mental illness or family members with a loved one who is ill. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT: Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction is offered to individuals with families at St. Paul Parish by Margaret Vasquez-Ruiz, M.S. in Counseling. No one in need of services will be turned away; accommodations will be made. For information call 733-7152.

St. Timothy Support Group
Mental Health Support Group
This group welcomes anyone affected by mental illness
Meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
1515 Saltillo St., San Antonio TX 78207
Facilitator: Sylvia Luna is a licensed professional counselor (LPC-S) and a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC), as well as Director of the Wellness Center for Families of Faith, a non-profit engaged in mental health education, community outreach, and the mentoring of ministry leaders.
Phone: (210) 393-3664
E-Mail: Sylvia@wcfff.net

Churches Considering Forming Family Support Groups

Holy Rosary

159 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228.  The leader is Brenda Sauceda, Religious Educational Coordinator, 210-433-3241 (church), 210-241-8334 cell. A Family Support Group will soon be forming at Holy Rosary.

Faith Based for Families of Children with Mental Illness

Concordia Lutheran Church
Roy & Cyndie Salomon
Faithbased Family Support Group
Roy: 210-213-6676 rksalomon@gmail.com
Cyndie: 210-213-8315 cyndiesalomon@gmail.com
16801 Huebner Road (School Library Building 8)
San Antonio, TX 78258
Thursday Evenings, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Adolescents

Clarity Child Guidance Center
Dr. Essery’s Teen Group
616-0300
Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church
16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258 (School Library Building 6)

San Antonio Clubhouse
Activities, Jobs Assistance for Adults with a Mental Health Diagnosis
The Clubhouse, 6851 Citizens Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 798-1619
Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8AM – 4PM, Tuesdays ’til 7PM and Saturdays 10AM – 2PM
Federal Holidays: 9AM-1PM

NAMI San Antonio operates support groups for people with mental health conditions. NAMI also holds regular monthly meetings that feature informative speakers. In addition, NAMI holds classes for individuals with mental health conditions or family members of adults or children. Call NAMI at 210-734-3349 for information. (NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI San Antonio Classes

Coordinator of NAMI Classes: Verna Lister
Education Coordinator at NAMI San Antonio
education@NAMI-sat.org; Phone: (210) 734-3349
May check if either a NAMI Basics or NAMI Family-to-Family class can be scheduled at your church.

Classes for Family Members

NAMI Basics
NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

NAMI Family-to-Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies
NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies is a presentation for teachers and other school personnel to raise their awareness about mental illness and help them recognize the early warning signs and the importance of early intervention.

NAMI Consumer Classes (for individuals with a mental illness)

NAMI Peer-to-Peer
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This program is also available in Spanish, De Persona a Persona de NAMI.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery.

Veterans and Family

Support groups for veterans with a mental health diagnosis and their families. Please contact the facilitator prior to attending.

San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families

Meets every 1st Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Alamo Area Council of Governments Building
8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio 78217
Al J. Notzon III Board Room, 1st Floor Suite 100
Facilitator: Hector Villarreal (210) 347-1597
infor@sacvf.org

Family Support Group
Call for meeting times
Christian Community Center
1139 Gembler Road, San Antonio, 78219
Facilitator: Albert Bryan (210) 551-8244
mbsofno@yahoo.com

Women Veterans
Grace After Fire
Christine Eberle
Bexar County Outreach
210-305-3290
http://www.graceafterfire.org
Supervisor for Professional Development Branch Courses at U.S.Army, Instructor and Team Leader at Dental Service Branch (12-3-12) Women military support group.

Consumer Support Groups (for people with mental health diagnoses)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance San Antonio
DBSA support group meetings: All welcomed. Meetings are Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. at San Antonio Clubhouse, 6851 Citizens Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78229
Contacts: Stephen, 210-557-0005, sb6614@yahoo.com
Kathy 210-945-0689, mvksf@sbcglobal.net

Living Grace Group
A support group for those living with any type of mental health disorder
Meets Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Community Bible Church, 2477 N Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, 78232
Facilitator: Denise Espino (210) 253-5971 despino@chcmail.org

Al-Anon
Al-Anon (AA) En Español
Wednesdays, 5 p.m., St. Brigid
6907 Kitchener St., San Antonio, TX 78240-2718
Church Office: 210-696-0896

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

San Antonio Obsessive Compulsive Support Group
This group welcomes individuals with OCD as well as friends and family members of those with OCD. Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 7- 8:30 pm, Oak Ridge Square
11120 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, 78230, Suite 101
Facilitator: Matt Donda (210) 216-6063 Mateusz.donda@gmail.com

Group for Formerly Incarcerated

Pastor Tami Hines-Williams with the non—profit Wellness Center for Families of Faith will soon form a support group: tamiwilliams997@gmail.com, 210-986-7580
2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall 4222 Southwest Loop 410 Frontage road – between Hwy 90 and Valley Hi exit San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: (210) 387-1558

Identity-Manhood-Purpose, I.M.P. (For Men Only)
Anthony Walker, Pastor
Support Group for Formerly Incarcerated
(210) 734-7423
3806 Sunshine Ranch Road, San Antonio, TX 78228
Meets weekly Monday evenings at Faith Outreach Center International, 3806 Sunshine Ranch Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228

Among Friends Peer Support Group (For Men Only)
5802 S. Presa, 210-436-8018 EXT 307
Monday, noon to 1 p.m., Dual Recovery Anonymous – Wednesday noon, noon to 1 p.m.; Coping with Anxieties: 1st Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Anxiety Support Groups

Anxiety Support Group, Recovery, Inc.
(For those with severe anxiety, panic, depression and phobias)
Facilitator: Patricia Klar
Meetings: Ecumenical Center, Corner Wurzbach & Ewing Halsell Dr., 7-9p.m. Wednesday; 210-655-6875 home, 210.241.8954 Office, 210-385-0994 cell
Facilitator: Dudley Falgoust 210-543-8520 home cell 210-385-0994
Meetings: Incarnate Word Retirement Center 10 a.m. Tuesday

Anxiety Support Group
Meets every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm
The Village at Incarnate Word
4707 Broadway St., San Antonio, 78209
Facilitator: Tom Kane (830) 216-4264

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Living Hope Group for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A support group for PTSD or anyone dealing with issues involved in recovery from exposure to severe trauma
Meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Community Bible Church
2477 N Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, 78232
Facilitator: Denise Espino
(210) 253-5971
despino@chcmail.org

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous
Meet MWF in Spanish
And Daily in English
www.oasanantohnio.org
210-492-5400

Parkinson's

The Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group (AAPSG)
210-450-0551, www.aapsg.org
Support Group provides information and support for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Meets the second Monday of each month at 1:00 PM
at the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ, 95 Brees, San Antonio TX, 78209
Broad-based support for people with Parkinson’s and their families and care partners