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ACADA Support Groups
This offers presentations and curriculum based support groups for youth 17 and over. The cost is free.

Support group for family and friends who are affected by alcohol. There are dues or fees.

Anger Management Group
1500 S. Taylor
Group will emphasize motivation to change, labels, defense mechanisms, and being successful. Youth ages 15 through 17.

The Arc
This is a non profit agency that serves children and adults with disabilities in the Panhandle. Services include respite care, and equipment library, summer camp, conferences and emergency funds.

Back on Track
A family stabilization program. Meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Care Divorce Group
Hillside Christian Church
They offer this group Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. This is for newly divorced or people who have been divorced many years that are having difficulty. Call for details and start dates.

Caregiver Support Group Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
415 W. 8th
Monthly support groups for caregivers care for an elderly loved one. Meets the first Monday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Child Enrichment Center
This is an hour long video that provides step by step guidelines for healing with the most common situations parents encounter during their divorce.

Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance
1601 S. Georgia
Meets at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church in Canyon
This support group is for children of divorce.

Christians Against Substance Abuse
Comanche Trail Church of Christ
2700 SE 34th
They meet Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dual Recovery Group
1202 8th
This is for co-occuring psychiatric and substance use disorder. They meet from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays at AWARE. COPSD screenings are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays or 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Thursdays.

Family Support Services
1001 S. Polk
They have groups and individual counseling for divorce, anger, and crisis situations.
Crisis Hotline: 806-374-LIFE

Grandparents As Parents
Classes for grandparents who've had to assume the duties of parents.

Grandparents Support Group
The group meets first and third Mondays, noon in a Sunday classroom at First Christian Church. Participants bring their own lunch (optional) and coffee and ice tea are provided. You may contact the group leaders, Norman and Dolores Spencer, at 806-352-6928. Church address is 3001 Wolflin, west of Georgia. The classroom is on the east side of the church, Duniven Circle; members' cars will be parked diagonally at the entrance used to enter the church.

GrandsPlace (link opens in a new window)
Online support where caregivers can join together and give each other the support and comfort they need.

Hope and Healing Place
1721 S. Tyler

Hope and Healing Place website (link opens in a new window)
This is a program for children from kindergarten through high school who have suffered the loss of a significant loved one. The child must have an adult who will attend his/her sessions.

Grief and Loss for Teens

  • Students 8th-12th grade at Hope and Healing Place
  • Every other Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • RSVP by calling 806-371-8998 or email

Journey of Hope
806-426-9454 or 806-337-1000 or 806-349-5663
This class is offered at different times of the year. Call for next session. They are free and last 8 sessions. This group is designed for families that have family members and/or friends that have mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, obsessive compulsive disorder, and major depression. The class provides support, education and coping skills.

Junior League and Poison Control
806-373-2496 or 806-678-3164
They present a program to 1st through 3rd graders on home safety and poison prevention. They do it for all grades at one time. It last for 45 minutess and includes puppet show and teacher material and take home material for kids.

Kairos Outside
PO Box 51012
This is an outreach program for families of prisoners. It conducts free weekend retreats designed to inform, encourage, and offer emotional support. For an application, write to the above address or contact the prison chaplain.

Living Life 2 the Fullest
Odyssey Health Care
A program of the American Cancer Society for anyone grieving the death of a loved one regardless of the cause of death. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These classes are not constant so call for new class dates.

NAMI - Family to family (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
806-354-9050 or 806-678-7385

VA Hospital
6010 West Amarillo Blvd
Columbia Conference Room 2012, Second floor
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This is a free series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it's like to have a loved one strugglilng with one of these brain disorders.

Odyssey Health Care
Several support groups are offered: Life after Loss, Life, Loss and Transition, Holiday Bereavement, SKY Camp Youth Bereavement Program. Call for dates. No charge.

P.A.T.H. (Parents As Teachers & Healers)

  • Eight week group for children ages 6 through 13 an non-offending parents who are survivors of domestic violence.
  • Simultaneous groups for children and parents at  Family Support Services, 1001 S. Polk
  • Focus is on personal safety, knowledge of domestic violence and coping with trauma
  • Child groups will focus on interventions that are patterned, repetitive, fun and conducive to a feeling of safety
  • Facilitators are Master's level counselors
  • No charge for participation

This is an 8 week program designed to help children ages 5 through 12 adjust to stress releated or family separation and conflicts. To enroll, parent/legal guardians must complete a form and submit. The cost is free.

Sexual Assault Support Group
1001 S. Polk
This group meets at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays at the Family Support Services.

Southwest Church of Christ Family Center
Southwest Church of Christ website (link opens in a new window)

Besides basic needs like food, clothing and house wares, they have counseling: marrage, spiritual, financial and employment. By appointment only. They also have a Single Mom's Program, Sonshiners Program for Seniors.

STAR Program
1500 S. Tyler
This program provides services to youth in at-risk situations and their families. The purpose of the program is to reduce family conflict and to prevent the problems of runaway, truancy and delinquent behaviors. Launches Spanish Website
Espanol version website (link opens in a new window)

Like the English-language version, the new site provides teachers, parents and community leaders with the resources they need to prevent bullying. We encourage you to explore the new site for research and best practices on cyberbullying, prevention and response.

You will find a Spanish-language Bullying Prevention Training Module (link opens in a new window), in addition to the resources listed below. They will help Latino stakeholders address bullying in their communities.

Training Module with Speaker Notes – a presentation with suggested talking points, including the latest research to help participants create an action plan for a community event.
Training Module PowerPoint – a slide-by-slide presentation for use at a community event, workshop or town hall meeting.
Community Action Toolkit - a supplemental guide, including tip sheets, a template event agenda, action planning matrix and  feedback forms.
Misdirections Packet – a Tip Sheet  and a Spanish transcript of the Misdirections video featuring Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention who discusses  approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and response

Please help us spread the word about these materials. We are excited about this opportunity to reach new audiences involved in bullying prevention.

For more information and resources visit English version StopBullying website (link opens in a new window).

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Best Practices Registry
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline website (link opens in a new window)
The purpose of the Best Practices Registry (BPR) is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (link opens in a new window). The BPR is a collaborative project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (link opens in a new window) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (link opens in a new window). It is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (link opens in a new window).

TX Cure
6801 W. 45th
This is a support group for prisoners and their families located at the Southwest Branch Library. 2:15 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month.

Uniting Parents
This is an advocacy group designed for parents of children with disabililties. They will help families find resources, provide support, and educate families of their rights in the schools and other places.

Waiting Wives
Women with husbands in Iraq or deported in war.