Updated by Michelle Barson

You never know when your life might take a turn that feels too difficult to navigate on your own. That’s the time to find some support. We hope this list will help you find that support quickly in your time of need.  Whether the support is for you, your spouse or your child we have updated our list of many support groups offered near you.

There are many different types of support groups throughout theTriad and to narrow it down is difficult. We chose to focus on the categories linked below.  Simply click a category and you will be directed to a list of support groups found within that category.

If you have any additional groups – or categories – to add or suggest, please email us at any time to have your support group added to our list. Also be sure to visit our list of Counselors & Therapists for more support!

Click on each link to go immediately to the following categories:

ADD/ADHD
Addiction
Adoptive & Foster Parents/Families
Allergies
Cancer
Divorced, Single and Step Parents
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Eating Disorders
Food Addiction & Weight Management
Grief & Bereavement
Infant Care Support
Infertility
Learning Disabilities
LGBT Support for Families
Mental Health
Mom & Dad/Parenting Support
Physical Disabilities/Special Needs
Pregnancy Support for Teens
Postpartum
Rare and Other Diseases
Suicide

ADD/ADHD

Living with ADHD – Triad Adults
Location: Facebook “closed” Group – Ask to Join
Description: This is local support group for Adults living with ADHD/ADD or have family with ADD/ADHD. The best way to function with ADHD/ADD is through support. 

ABC of NC
Description: Welcome to ABC of NC, a not-for-profit private center and research-based provider of diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. 

Addiction

Al-Anon and Alateen – Greensboro & High Point
Location: Multiple locations. Visit website for the meeting near you.
Contact: Call 800.449.1287 or email greensboroais@yahoo.com
Description: The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon and Alateen – Winston-Salem
Location: Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.723.1452
Description: Al-Anon is a fellowship for friends and relatives who are being affected by another person’s drinking. At our Al-Anon meetings, which are held daily in the greater Winston-Salem region (WSAIS covers Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, Rockingham, Surry, and Yadkin counties, and part of Davidson County), you will find the support and friendship that we have found.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Greensboro Intergroup
Location: Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.854.4278 or email help@nc23.org
Description: There are more than 130 meetings in Greensboro each week.  Check the website for locations.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Winston-Salem Central Office
Location: Click here for Winston Salem meeting locations.
Contact: Call 336.725.6031
Description: Carrying the A.A. message of recovery to Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties and the surrounding area.

Greensboro Area Narcotics Anonymous
Locations: Serving Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Elon, Graham, Reidsville and Kernersville
Contact: Call 866.375.1272
Description: Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 53,000 weekly meetings in 130 countries. The Greensboro Area of Narcotics Anonymous serves Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, Burlington and Graham, NC. They have over 80 regularly scheduled meetings in these areas every week.  Click here to find meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous  – Greensboro and Greater Area
Location: Greensboro/High Point/ Reidsville / Burlington. Find a meeting here.
Contact: Call 866-375-1272 or email info@greensborona.org
Description: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.

Narcotics Anonymous – Winston Salem and Greater Area
Location: Advance, Clemmons, Dobson, King, Lewisville, Lexington, Mocksville, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Winston-Salem.
Contact: Call 800.365.1035
Description: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.

SMART Recovery Meeting – Greensboro Area
Address: Deep Roots Market, 600 N Eugene St., Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.740.4121 or email Myles Slaughter
Description: SMART Recovery can help you get there.Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. This group meets Tuesdays from 5:45pm-6:45pm.

SMART Recovery Meeting – Mocksville (Clemmons area)
Address: Mount Zion Holiness Church, 113 Mill Street, Mocksville
Contact:Call 336.692.8588 or email Koula Black
Description: SMART Recovery can help you get there.Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. This group meets Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Smoking Cessation Program
Address: Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long in Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.5483 or email livelifewell@conehealth.com 
Description: The program is available for anyone 18 and older who currently smokes. Check website for dates and times.

Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous
Location: Meetings held in Advance, Clemmons, Dobson, King, Lewisville, Lexington, Mocksville, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Winston.
Contact: Call 800.365.1035
Description: We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Adoptive & Foster Parents/Families

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
Location: Multiple locations around the Triad and state. Click here to find one near you.
Contact: Call 336.333.6890 or email info@chsnc.org
Description: Group Parenting Programs – Provide varied educational programming to best meet the needs of families. Several curricula are used by CHS including Triple P, Nurturing Parenting, and Circle of Parents. CHS Parent Educators also design presentations upon request to meet specific group needs. Funding is provided through grants from the United Way and private foundations.

Adoption Connections Support Group
Address: Call for details.
Contact: Call 336.274.5909
Description: Recognizing that adoption is a lifetime process, Family Services offers a variety of services to adoptive parents, adopted persons and birth parents.
 
Crossnore School and Children’s Home
Address: 1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.721.7600
Description: Families interested in providing a foster home or a forever home for children in need will receive training, a home study, and ongoing monthly support throughout the foster care licensing process and beyond. There are many ways to support foster children in North Carolina. Visit our website to find out how you can become a foster parent, how you can support foster parents, how your church or community can support foster parents, and to see current foster care statistics for your county.
Catholic Social Services
Locations:
Greensboro: 2201 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403; P: 336-274-5577
Winston-Salem: 627 W. 2nd St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101; P: 336-727-0705
Description: We provide services to 46 counties in the western region of North Carolina. We welcome families of all faiths and ethnicities. We believe that every child deserves to have a family to guide them through life. It is important to know that as you build your family through adoption, your journey does not end with the placement of a child. Our professional staff will provide ongoing support, guidance and education to all members of the adoption circle for a lifetime. We are available to provide comprehensive services as well as contractual services.

Allergies

Food Allergy Families of the Triad
Location: Dependent on event. Visit their Facebook page for ongoing support and upcoming events.
Contact: Call 650.759.5336 or email info@foodallergyfamiliesofthetriad.org
Description: Food Allergy Families of the Triad provides resources, support, training, and educational seminars for the Triad communities. We offer in person meeting for children and adults and training for local businesses at no cost. We strive to connect families living with food allergies and make our community safer and more inclusive for those living with allergies.

Cancer

After Breast Cancer Class
Address: Cone Health Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Center, 1904 N. Church St., Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.271.4940
Description: After Breast Cancer Class is a specially designed exercise class to assist you in a safe recovery after having breast cancer surgery.  In this class you will learn how to get back to full function whether your drains were just removed or if you had surgery a month ago. This one-time class is held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Art + Wellness
Address: Sawtooth School for Visual Arts at 251 N. Spruce St., Winston Salem
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Free art experience for cancer survivors and caregivers. Space is limited and registration is required.

Blood Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Cancer Services at 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email the Patient Advocate Team
Description: This group is a community of survivors supporting one another through shared experiences.  Empowering with educational topics, community resources and special events and outings! Meets every fourth Wednesday at 6pm.

Breast Cancer Support Group – GSO
Address: Cone Health Cancer Center – Classroom 2-022, 501 N. Elam, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.0688 or email Brenda Epperson 
Description: A support group for breast cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones. Meet others in similar circumstances and learn new ways to live with a breast cancer diagnosis. This support group meets the third and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Address: Hayworth Cancer Center, 601 N. Elm St., High Point
Contact: Call 336.878.6888
Description: Open to anyone impacted by breast cancer.  The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m. at the Hayworth Cancer Center. Lynne Norris, RN, facilitates the group. No reservations are required and new members are welcome.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org.
Description: Breast cancer survivors are invited to enjoy education and social time while supporting each other emotionally.  Meets 3rd Thursday of every month at 12 Noon-1:30 pm.

Camp Kesum
Address: Available at UNC – Greensboro, UNC – Chapel Hill, NC State – Raleigh, Duke University – Durham
Contact: To determine if your child is eligible, email here.
Description: A “summer camp” style support group for children impacted by parent’s cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Nutrition 101
Address:
 Cancer Services at 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336-760-9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: For cancer survivors who want to learn about nutrition and healthy eating.  Classes are instructed by our Registered Dietitian.  Call to Cancer Services to register. Held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Cancer Transitions en español
Location: Hall en Cancer Services at 3175 Maplewood Ave, Winston Salem
Contact: Email Gloria Galeano Hall 
Description: Cuando usted termina el tratamiento del cáncer quiere hacer todo lo posible para recuperarse y recuperarse muy bien.  Déjanos ayudarle, Cancer Services Inc, ofrece un programa gratis de 4 semanas (01 dia cada semana) llamado
¿Ahora qué? La vida después del tratamiento de cáncer. Doctores y otros especialistas le ayudaran comenzar en el camino para sentirse lo mejor posible y consiste en ayudar/ motivar al sobreviviente de cáncer, después de terminar su tratamiento a reincorporarse a la vida cotidiana, los cuidadores del sobreviviente son bienvenidos a estas charlas.

Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP)
Address: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.713.6954
Description: Check the CPSP monthly calendar at the Information Desks on the 1st and 4th floors of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Cancer Support Groups
Address: Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long, 501 N. Elam Rd., Greensboro
Contact: Call the Doris S. Tanger Center for Patient and Family Support at 336.832.0648
Description: Counseling services for cancer patients and family members are available through LeBauer Behavioral Medicine and other community counseling agencies.

Children’s Cancer Support Program
Address: Various locations, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.713.5984 or email Jeff Ungetheim
Description: CCSP provides support to Pediatric Oncology Patients and their families during treatment and follow-up periods through counseling services, informational programs, networking opportunities, assistance with school issues, social events and various other activities.

Connections & Compassion: Virtual Cancer Caregivers Support Group
Location:
Online through Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.716.0327 or email lrainwat@wakehealth.edu
Description: This free, online support group creates a safe space for caregivers to connect, share their stories, and exchange tips on how to take care of one’s self while caring for a loved one with cancer. This 4-week support group is led by a staff member of Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP).

Gastrointestinal Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336-760-9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Survivors (includes colon, rectal, pancreatic, stomach & liver) are invited to share, support and learn together.  Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm.

Grupo De Sobrevivientes En Espanol
Address: Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336-760-9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Primer Martes de cada mes a las 5:45 pm.

Gynecologic Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336-760-9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Survivors (includes ovarian, cervical, endometrium, uterine, & vaginal) are invited to share, support and learn together.  Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm

Laryngectomee Cancer Wellness Group
Address: 
Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact:  Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Survivors are invited to share, support and learn.  Meets 1st Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm

Surviving Long Cancer
Address:
 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Lung cancer survivors are invited to share, support and learn together. Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at noon.

Pink Brookstick Breast Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Breast cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to share, support and learn together.  Meets 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

Sip ‘N Stitch
Address:
 Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or email csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: For cancer survivors who love to knit or crochet or would like to learn.

Us Too!
Location: Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
Contact: Call 336.718.8577 or 866.611.3722
Description: A support group for prostate cancer survivors and family.

Survive & Thrive Socials 
Location: Cancer Services, Inc. of Surry County
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or 800.228.7421
Description: Meets periodically, for people with any cancer.

Coffee & Conversation for Caregivers
Location: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Contact: Call the Cancer Patient Support Program 336.713.6954
Description: A support group for caregivers

Caregivers Support Group Hospice/BestHealth
Contact: Call 336.768.3972
Description: A support group for caregivers of those in hospice.

Caregiver Support Group for All Illnesses
Location: The Shepherd’s Center
Contact: Call 336.748.0217
Description: Caregiver support group for all illnesses

Clemmons Support Group
Location: Clemmons Methodist Church
Contact: Call 336.766.6512
Description: A support group for those with cancer and their caregivers.

CLIMB Program for Families
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or 800.228.7421
Description: A monthly group for families with a parent or primary caregiver with cancer Cancer Services, Inc.

FamilySupportGroup
Location: Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
Contact: Call 336.718.8577 or 866.611.3722
Description: For adults with leukemia, multiple myeloma , Hodgkin’s Disease and lymphoma

Gynecologic Support Group Cancer Services, Inc.
Location: Call for locations, dates and times.
Contact: Call 336.760. 9983 or 800.228.7421

Living with Cancer
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Contact: Call 336.723.4391
Description: General Cancer support group.

Living Well Beyond Cancer
Location: Cancer Services, Inc.
Contact: 336.760.9983 or 800.228.7421
Description: A group to educate and support survivors in a healthy lifestyle after cancer.

Metastatic & Recurrent Cancer Wellness Group
Location: Cancer Services, Inc.
Contact: Call 336.760.9983 or 800.228.7421
Description: For survivors who are experiencing metastatic or recurrent cancer.

Divorced, Widowed, Single and Step Parents

Life of Dad
Location: Multiple online groups available. Click here for a complete list.
Description: The world’s largest online community of dads, they have a Facebook group just for you. Join them for more information on single dads, geek dads, expectant dads, and more.

Location: Clemmons United Methodist Church, Clemmons
Description: The Divorce Care group at Clemmons UMC is a welcoming place of growth, care, and healing. Learn from others in the group as well as hear from our trained facilitators (Ken and Carol) who are also survivors of divorce. The meetings will be video-driven with time for discussion afterward.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Family Abuse Services-Burlington
Address: 1950 Martin St., Burlington NC
Contact: Call 336.226.5982
Description: Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, Inc. is committed to eliminating intimate partner violence in our community.  The agency will provide services and support to survivors and their children. We are committed to the prevention and intervention of intimate partner and family violence through innovative service provision; community education programming; public awareness; and interdisciplinary collaboration between community partners who touch the lives of survivors and their children.

Crossroads Sexual Assault and Response Center
Address: 1206 Vaughn Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Contact: Call 336.228.0813 / Crisis phone is 336.228.0360
Description: CrossRoads was created in 1976 to serve adult survivors of sexual violence. In 1994, our organization grew to provide services to child survivors of sexual violence, which led to the establishment of our Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in 1996. Through our CAC, we added our evidence-based Child Therapy program and our Medical Program. Since 2017, we have added therapy services for our adult clients. And, in 2018, we merged with Alamance for Freedom, adding a human-trafficking program to our organization. Adult and child survivors now have access to expert-led programs through CrossRoads for free. 

The Flying Free Sisterhood
Location: Online only.
Description: An online coaching, education, and support community for women of faith in destructive relationships.

Safe on Seven
Contact: Call 336.776.3255
Description: Safe on Seven (SOS) Domestic Violence Center is a “one stop shop” of key service providers — law enforcement, victim advocates, legal advocates and social services — to minimize the stress and trauma that individuals often face as they navigate through the court system. Let’s keep on support group directory

NC Rape Crisis Website
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.4673

Eating Disorders

Carolina House
Location: Raleigh
Contact: Call 877.934.1454
Description: For patients with eating disorders, they provide a highly personalized treatment experience structured within a safe and supportive environment.

Magnolia Center – Winston Salem
Address:
1400 Old Mill Circle, Ste. B, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.407.4636
Description: The eating disorders we address through our services include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.  We also provide counseling for other mental health and behavioral concerns including emotional/stress eating, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, body image disturbance, self-esteem, women’s issues, adolescent concerns, and family discord. Group Counseling and other resources available.

Forsyth Medical Weight Management Group
Address: Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem
Contact: 336.277.1880
Description: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6 to 7 pm at 1900 Hawthorne Rd, Suite 504 (inside the Novant Health Diabetes Center, although this is not a diabetes group). 

Mental Health Services Forsyth County 

Mental Health Greensboro 

Food Addiction & Weight Management

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Location: Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.8000
Description: Pre and post operative bariatric patients offering monthly support to one another along their weight loss journey. Meets Fridays 11:45am – 12:45pm.

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA)
Address:
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3906 W. Friendly Ave. Room 200, Greensboro
Contact:
Call 330.329.6515
Description: FA is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh ins. FA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. Every Thursday at 7pm.

Overeaters Anonymous
Address: Several meeting locations in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Greensboro
Contact: See contacts listed next to each meeting location on website
Description: To be registered with the WSO, OA meetings must fulfill the definition of an OA group, which means they meet to practice the Twelve Steps and Traditions of OA, welcome all who have the desire to stop eating compulsively, do not require members to practice any actions to remain a member or to share at a meeting, and as a group they have no affiliation other than OA.

The Weight Management Center Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: Winston Salem & Greensboro
Address: 4610 Country Club Road, Winston Salem (Diabetes Classroom – 1st Floor)
3903 N Elm Street, Greensboro (Weight Mgmt Ctr Classroom)
Contact: Visit their Facebook page, Healthy Me with the WMC, for dates and online support.
Description: Please join us for support group meetings held at both of our Weight Management Center locations facilitated by Dana Brown, PhD. Meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group provides an opportunity to share successes and challenges, receive encouragement, and learn from others who have had similar experiences. Groups are open discussion with every other month focusing on a special topic related to weight management.  Support group meetings are intended for all pre- and post-op patients of our program and their support people. You are welcome to attend either or both monthly meetings.

Grief & Bereavement

Bereaved Parents
Address: AuthoraCare Collective at 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro
Contact:Call 336.532.7216 or email MJ Tucci
Description: Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information
Grief and Support sessions for Bereaved Parents will meet every 2nd Monday 6:00pm to 7:30pm of each month except for March and April which will be held on 2nd Tuesday.

Overdose Loss Support Group
Address: AuthoraCare Collective at 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.621.2500
Description: This is an ongoing support group, led by grief counselors from Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s Counseling and Education Center. The group offers the opportunity to: Talk about your loss with those who have had a similar experience. Face the unique challenges of the loss. Find ways to cope and care for yourself.

Eleanor’s Light
Address: Triad Baptist Church, 1175 S Main St, Kernersville
Contact:  Call 336.996.7573 x189 or email elight@tbcnow.org
Description: Eleanor’s Light is a support ministry for women who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Our primary goal is to provide hope and encouragement to those who are grieving their child.

GriefShare
Address: Williams Education & Counseling Center at 101 Hospice Lane, Bldg. 121 Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.768.6157 x 1600
Description: GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Groups include: Coping with the Death of a Parent; Coping with the Death of a Spouse; Coping with the Death of a Child of Any Age; Moving Forward: A Group for Survivors of Suicide.

Location: Clemmons United Methodist Church in Clemmons
Contact: Fill out this online form with any questions.
Description: The GriefShare support group at Clemmons UMC is a warm environment offering support, growth and healing.  GriefShare is for anyone who has lost a loved one, whether it be a parent, spouse, sibling, child or friend. Each week participants watch a video featuring top experts on grief followed by focused discussion. There is also a workbook that gives one the opportunity for further personal study. Each session stands alone, so feel free to join us at any time.

Hospice of the Piedmont (High Point)
Address: Hospice of the Piedmont at 1801 Westchester Drive High Point
Contact: Call 336.878.7200
Description: Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information

Trellis Supportive Care (formerly Hospice)
Address: Call for location
Contact: Click here to view the flyer or call 336.331.1300
Description: Grief groups and workshops provide opportunities to connect with others and to explore creative approaches to grieving. 

Pet Loss Support Group
Location: Online
Contact: Call 336.331.1300
Description: If you are mourning the death of a pet, please know that you are not alone. For adults who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet or animal companion, we offer a monthly support group via Zoom. We also offer supportive resources and grief kits for families with children who are coping with the impending loss or death of pet.

Postpartum Support Group: Mom Talk, Greensboro
Location: Women’s Hospital Education Center at 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
Details: Meets10am each Tuesday and 6pm each Thursday
Contact: Call 336.832.6682 or email Sophia Law

Infant Care Support

Breastfeeding Support Group
Address: Women’s Hospital Education Center, 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.6682
Description: This group is a mother-to-mother support circle where moms have the opportunity to share their breastfeeding experiences. A Lactation Consultant is present for questions and concerns. An infant scale is available for weight checks. This service is FREE and no appointment is needed. (Meets in the Women’s Hospital Education Center each Tuesday at 11:00am and each Monday at 7:00pm) Thursday 11am-11:50am or Tuesdays 6pm-6:50pm.

Feelings After Birth
Address: Women’s Hospital Education Center, 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.6682
Description: ‘Feelings after Birth’ supports moms who are having difficulty adjusting to the challenges of life after the birth of a baby. A Registered Nurse and Clinical Social Worker are prepared to support and guide you toward resources to help you take care of yourself as you transition into motherhood. Wednesdays 11am-11:50am and Monday 1pm-1:50pm.

Supportive Space Initiative
Contact: via Website
Description: The Supportive Space Initiative offers information, support, and resources to assist pregnant and parenting college students in Winston-Salem. Under Title IX of the US Department of Education, all pregnant students at federally-funded schools are protected. This group helps them identify their rights, find local resources, and continue to succeed in their educations and family lives. The students and faculty behind this project also regularly meet and work with Wake Forest University administrators, faculty, and staff to help improve the school’s compliance with Title IX. 

Infertility

Cone Health Infertility Care & Support
Description:
Connect with other couples facing fertility challenges and learn strategies to help you communicate and cope throughout your journey to build your family.

Learning Disabilities

Autism Society of NC – Forsyth County
Address: Various locations, Winston-Salem
Contact:Call336.416.3802
Description: Visit their Facebook page (click HERE) for updates and recent activity. This is a private group that you can join where parents pose questions and discussions. They offer First Friday support group from 9:30 am to 11 am. They also offer a Mother’s Morning Out. Details on these groups are available on the Facebook page.

Autism Society of NC
Address: 9-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro
Contact: Email Courtney Chavis
Description: Offers a support group for parents of children/adults on the spectrum.  Family fun events are also offered most months with quarterly informational meetings in between.

Bringing Out the Best
Address: 923 A West Lee Street, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.334.3120 or email bob@uncg,edu
Description: Bringing Out the Best provides free family centered, community based services for children, age birth to five, who are in Guilford County and are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Bringing Out the Best is a partnership among UNCG’s Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, the Guilford County Partnership for Children and the Cemala Foundation.

Family Forum
Address: Locations vary – Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.727.2440, 336.924.5301, or 336.924.9309
Description: Parent education and support regarding developmental disabilities, in collaboration with Parents Together, The Children’s Center, and The Special Children’s School. Meets Noon to 1:00 pm monthly

iClub at iCan House
Address:
862 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
Contact:
Call 336.723.0050 or email info@icanhouse.org
Description:
iCan House is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization registered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The iCan House educates, supports, and enhances the lives of those with social challenges and their families. iCan House offers several different programs. iClub is a club for children, ages 8-14, in need of social skills training and who would benefit from the opportunity to make new friends and be a part of a group.  Real World Connections is a club based group for youth, ages 12-18, working on life skills, social skills and how to navigate in the real world while making friendships and socializing with peers.  Please visit our website or call today to learn more!

Triad Learning Disability Association (LDA)
Address: Contact group for meeting locations per month
Contact: Email triadlda@yahoo.com
Description: The Triad Learning Disabilities Association (Triad LDA) is a volunteer, parent and professional organization dedicated to providing support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families through education, advocacy, and training and is affiliated with Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina. We have monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May.

LGBT Support for Families

Bisexual Support & Peer Group
Contact: Visit their Facebook Page for Events.
Description: Join us for a social for bisexual people! We’re getting together regularly to find bi/ pan community and offer each other some peer support for whatever’s going on in our lives. (Questioning folks & allies also welcome.)

Brave Space Support Group
Contact: bravespace.ws@gmail.com
Description: Brave Space, Winston-Salem is in the business of ensuring that all people feel beloved. All people deserve to feel that they are beloved. We hold once-monthly meetings for LGBTQ Christians who feel ousted by the Church, both those who have no church home and those who are figuring out how to be in a church (while still remaining true to their LGBTQ/queer identity). Those meetings are held at North Star LGBTQ Center downtown on Burke Street, time tbd.

Southeastern and Transgender and Ally Initiative – Piedmont Triad
Address: Piedmont Triad
Contact: Click here to contact
Description: Helping the community one transition at a time. Monthly meetings available. Contact for details.

North Star LGBTQ Community Center- Winston Salem
Address:
930 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Call 336.893.9053 or email info@northstarlgbtcc.com
Description: North Star seeks to empower and enrich the lives of LGBTQ people in the Triad area. We offer various social, support, and educational opportunities for adults & youth.

PFLAG Winston-Salem
Address: Highland Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.448.4250 or email info@pflagws.org
Description: PFLAG Winston-Salem hosts monthly support group meetings that are confidential and aimed at sharing experiences to help one another cope with LGBTQ+ or related issues, questions, and concerns.  Additionally, PFLAG Winston-Salem hosts educational events, social events, and fundraisers.  We also partner with other community organizations to host special events and workshops.   Stay tuned to our events page, or connect with us via email or on social media to stay informed!

Teen CLAWS
Location: Visit Facebook for details.
Description: Teen Coalition of LGBTQ and Allies of Winston-Salem. A social group for middle school and high school LGBTQ kids and allies to gather, learn, laugh, and build community.

Guilford Green Foundation- Resource List for LGBTQ community
Address: 1205 W. Bessemer Ave., Suite 226, Greensboro, NC 27408
Contact: 336.790.8419
Description: Click name to go to website for list of resource.

LGBTQ Center of Durham- Alamance County
Contact: Call 919.827.1436
Description: Click name to go to website for list of individuals, businesses, associations, and organizations have expressed interest in support for the local LGBT Community. 

Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders Support
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.768.3880
Description: This support group is for adults with anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc. This group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

Mental Health Association in Greensboro
Address: 301 E. Washington St., Suite 111, Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.373.1402
Description: Support groups can be divided into two categories: self-help and therapeutic support. Self-help groups are peer-led; they seldom charge a fee or require registration. They typically follow models of 7- and 12-step groups. Therapeutic support groups are conducted by a licensed clinician and may require therapist referral. They typically request registration and often charge a fee.

Schizophrenia/Schizo-Affective Support
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.768.3880
Description: This support group is for adults with schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorders. This group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon of each month at 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

The Insight Program
Address: 3714 Alliance Dr Suite 400 Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact: Call 336.852.3033
Description: We provide free substance abuse evaluations where we make recommendations for treatment or counseling. We have several treatment options including outpatient, intensive outpatient and we have residential options. We work with ages 13-25. In addition to treatment services we also have a support group for our young people and their parents. Our approach to recovery is called “Enthusiastic Sobriety.” Meaning that recovery has got to be meaningful, attractive and engaging. So everything we do with counseling, our treatment, our support group meetings has teenagers in mind.

Thrive
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.768.3880
Description: This group is for young adults (ages 18 to 30) with any mental health issue. The THRIVE young adult group meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

Tides Mood Disorder Support Group
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: Call 336.768.3880
Description: This support group is for adults with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. TIDES meets every Friday morning at 10:30 am until 12:00 pm AND every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening every month at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

Mom & Dad/Parenting Support

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Physical Disabilities/Special Needs

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Pregnancy Support for Teens

Hope Support Group
Address: 416 Gatewood Ave, High Point
Contact: Call 336.887.2232
Description: Small group ministry for women who have experienced the loss of a baby. The loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death can be a devastating experience. Grief affects everyone differently.  Because of that, it’s impossible to know how parents will react to the death of their child.  Even if the parent has had very little time to “know” their child, the parental connection is still strong.  This attachment can begin even before conception as dreams for the future take hold.  When a child is lost, parents also feel the loss of the future that they looked forward to spending with that child.

Eight Week Parenting Program
Address: 1342 Westgate Center Dr. Winston Salem NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.3680
Description: Becoming a parent is exciting, but it can also be intimidating and scary. That’s why we offer a true in-depth parenting class to help you get started on the right foot and calm some of those natural fears. Our eight-week parenting class is aimed at answering a lot of the questions new parents have. Some of our topics include, labor and infant expectations, breast feeding, pregnancy health before and after, immunizations, baby safety, infant CPR, discipline, and co-parenting.

Abortion Recovery Program
Address:
1342 Westgate Center Dr. Winston Salem NC 27103
Contact: Call 336.760.3680
Description: Abortion Recovery helps individuals overcome the emotional trauma and spiritual issues that can be experienced after having an abortion. Guilt, shame, regret, fear, anger, depression just to name a few. But there is hope! If you are ready to heal from an abortion, we have a partnering agency we work with to provide a confidential, non-judgemental small group where you can walk together with other who share a similar journey.

YWCA Teen Parent Mentor Program – Greensboro
Address
: 1807 East Wendover Ave., Greensboro NC 27405
Contact:Call 336.273.3461 Ext. 208 or email  Breanna Grant
Description: The YWCA Teen Parent Mentor Program (TPMP) helps teen mothers succeed in school, postpone subsequent births to beyond adolescence, and deliver and raise healthy, school-ready children.  By offering positive support through case managers, doulas, mentors, and peer group meetings, TPMP helps teen mothers address many of the personal and social barriers to school continuation. The information and support offered through TPMP helps moms deliver healthy babies, increasing the likelihood that they can stay in school without the challenge of parenting children with special needs.

Postpartum

Postpartum Strong
Contact: Email joytoyou18@hotmail.com
Description: Facebook group that offers support and motivation through postpartum depression and anxiety. Group meetings, outings, and classes offered. A way to contact with others in a judgement free zone.

Postpartum Support Group: Mom Talk, Greensboro
Address: Women’s Hospital Education Center at 801 Green Valley Road 27408
Contact: Call 336.832.6682 or email Sophia Law
Description: Meets10am each Tuesday and 6pm each Thursday

 

Rare and Other Diseases

Diabetes Prevention
Address: Various YMCAs in Forsyth County (see web site link)
Contact: Call 336.245.7227 or email Carrie Schuster
Description: If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease. In-person and virtual options available. Visit the website for more information.

Address: Various locations throughout Greensboro
Contact: Call 336.832.6507 or email support@fsncc.org
Description: This group is open to any mom in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding counties who has a child with a Rare Disease or an Undiagnosed Disease (if you are unsure if your child’s disease is rare, you can look it up on the NORD website at www.rarediseases.org).
Location: Cone Health Heart & Vascular Center, Greensboro
Description: This support group for women living with heart disease will empower women to make lifestyle changes necessary to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Contact: Call 919.218.3730 or email cenglish@afsp.org
Description: Focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide. IF YOU ARE IN SUICIDAL CRISIS PLEASE CALL 800-273-TALK (8255).

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