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The following is a list of support groups that regularly meet in the Hall County area. The meetings are free to the public, though some may require registration or membership. Listings are published in rotation on a biweekly basis.

ADDICTIONS

Al-Anon. 7 p.m. Sundays. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 367 Church St., Cleveland.

Al-Anon. 4 p.m. Mondays. Lanier Village Estates, 4000 Village View Drive, Gainesville. 678-450-3000. Residents only.

Al-Anon. Noon and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays. HALT House, 817 Holly Drive, Gainesville.

Al-Anon. Noon Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays. First Presbyterian Church, 123 Etta St., Cornelia.

Al-Anon. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays. Unitarian Universalist Church, 439 S. Park St., Dahlonega.

Al-Anon. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. St. Lukes Church, 113 Washington St., Gainesville.

Al-Anon. 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Chestatee Community Center, 6875 Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Al-Anon. 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, 295 E. Green St., Clarkesville.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Fridays. Christ Lutheran Church, 3612 Old Oakwood Road, Oakwood.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. all week, 6 a.m. weekdays, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. HALT Club, 817 Holly Drive, Gainesville.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 5:30 p.m. all week, 9 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Fridays. St. Luke Church, 113 Washington St., Gainesville.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous. 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or other dysfunctional families. 7 p.m. Mondays, St. Luke Church, 113 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. 404-432-5512.

Celebrate Recovery. Christian-based recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-532-6307.

Celebrate Recovery. Christ-centered recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 7 p.m. Mondays, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. 770-983-7272.

Emotions Anonymous. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, upstairs conference at Laurelwood Hospital, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville. 770-531-3800.

Mothers Against Methamphetamine. 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month. 4815 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. 404-502-0797 or 770-889-7440.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7 p.m. Sundays, noon Mondays, 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 100 Lumpkin Campground Road, Dawsonville.

Narcotics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Mondays, West Hall Baptist Church, 5314 McEver Road, Oakwood.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7 p.m. Fridays, Universalists Church, 439 S. Park St., Dahlonega.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. McEver United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 800-591-6474.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Clermont Community Center, 3012 Hulsey Road, Clermont.

Narcotics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Fridays, First Presbyterian Church, 147 N. Main St., Cleveland.

Reformers Unanimous. 7 p.m. Fridays of the month. Bible Baptist Church, 145 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Charles Ulrich, 770-983-9011 or 770-534-2456.

GRIEF

Bereavement Group. 1 p.m. each Sunday in the parlor at First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-0136.

Good Grief Support Group. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. United Hospice of Gainesville, 700 S. Enota Ave., Suite 101, Gainesville. Free. RSVP to 770-297-1970.

GriefShare Recovery Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. for a series of video presentations and group discussions in room 205. First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville. Call Kurt Schuler at 770-533-4505.

GriefShare. 6:30 p.m. Every other Monday. Parish Administration Conference Room, St. Mary and Martha of Bethany, 4346 Ridge Road, Buford. 770-945-7158.

RELATIONSHIPS

Adolescent young men’s sexual recovery support group. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754.

Caregiver Support Group, Oakwood. For caregivers of aging parents. 7 p.m. second Mondays in Dogwood meeting room. McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160.

“Encourage Me” Single Mothers Support Group, Oakwood. 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting fourth Wednesday in Dogwood meeting room. Nursery and dinner free. McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160.

Gainesville district office of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Free parenting classes, educational counseling, financial aid, foster care services, diapers/wipes and other donated items to families in need. 604 Washington St., Suite A-6, Gainesville. 770-531-3063, www.umchildrenshome.org.

Gwinnett Area Mommies. Online group with monthly playdates and support meetings. www.GwinnettAreaMommies.com.

Newborn parenting. 6:30-8 p.m. second Mondays of every month, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 770-535-3357.

Parenting support group (English-speaking). Sponsored by Family TIES — Gainesville, for parents who have children ages from infancy to 17. Learn coping skills, new discipline techniques, anger management and managing stress. 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 770-287-3071.

Parenting support group (Spanish-speaking). Sponsored by Family TIES — Gainesville, for parents who have children ages from infancy to 17. Learn coping skills, new discipline techniques, anger management and managing stress. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 770-287-3071.

Spouses of sexual betrayal support group for women. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754.

Women’s sexual recovery support group. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754.

Journey To Healing. Once a month, every second Tuesday starting Jan. 12. 1001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. 678-357-6169.

HEALTH, DISEASE

Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group. 10-11:30 a.m., first Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive NE, Gainesville. Call John McMillon at 706-429-6665.

Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group. 2 p.m. second Tuesdays. The Guest House, 360 Oak St., Suite A, Gainesville. Call Debbie Powell or Dana Chapman at 770-535-1487.

Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group. 6 p.m. second Tuesdays. The Holbrook of Lake Lanier, 3319 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Derin White, 678-207-2345.

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group meeting presented by Alzheimer Association Georgia Chapter. 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Thursdays. St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 2920 Landrum Eduction Drive, Oakwood. Debbie Swanson, 770-540-2057, lighthouse013@charter.net.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support, 12:30 p.m. first Saturdays. St. Mary and Martha of Bethany, 4346 Ridge Road, Buford. 770-932-1441.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Lunch Bunch. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Thursdays, 4293 Skyline View, Oakwood. Call Vicki Castleberry at 678-315-9216.

Mommy Meetup/Latch Clinic. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, Helen Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Contact Liane Varnes at 706-969-0999 or elvarnes@yahoo.com; or Alisa Weakley at 706-200-6651 or alisaweakley@yahoo.com.

Cancer support group. 6:30 p.m. first Monday each month in Room M308 at First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-0136.

Diabetes support group. 11 a.m. third Thursdays, Blue Ridge Room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park campus. 770-219-0966 or www.nghs.com.

The Gainesville Lake Country Shakers (Gainesville Parkinson’s support group). 11 a.m. first and third Thursdays at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St., Gainesville. Call Ray and Louell Roper 678-546-5455.

Classic and Duarte Galactosemia PKU Support. Visit www.galactosemiaresource.com or join the Duarte Facebook Page.

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Visually Impaired. 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month September through June. Activity Room at Smoky Springs Retirement, 940 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-8349.

Mended Hearts of Northeast Georgia. For heart patients and caretakers. 10:30 a.m. third Thursdays every month except December with light lunch following meeting, Auxiliary Conference Room, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 678-450-9223, www.nghs.com/mendedhearts.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group. 7-8 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. Room 208, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. 678-936-5295; Family to Family 12-class course, call 678-989-9653.

North Georgia Women Surviving Cancer Support Group. 11 a.m. every third Saturday. Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Free. 770-536-2341.

Parkinson’s support group, Blairsville. 3 p.m. second Wednesdays, January through November, Cadence Bank, Blairsville. 706-747-2183.

 

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