Updated by Laura Simon

You never know when you will need to rely on a support group. Whether you (or your child) is facing a new challenge or a stressful life change or are just looking for new contacts – there are a million reasons why support groups can be helpful.

Thankfully there are also a million different types of support groups throughout the Triad. For this directory, we focused on featuring categories and support groups we think might be used, or researched most commonly by parents.

Below you will find the list of categories. Simply click a category and you will be directed to a list of support groups found within that category. Or you can scroll down this post to see all the categories and support groups.  You can always find this new Support Group directory on our Directories page, and we will continue to update it and add to it as we can.

If you have any additional groups – or categories – to add or suggest, please email katie@triadmomsonmain.com 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
Suicide

 

ADD/ADHD

Living with ADHD – Triad Adults
Address: Facebook “closed” group – just ask to join
Description: This is LOCAL support group for Adults living with ADHD/ADD or family with ADD/ADHD. Please keep this local to central NC. The best way to function with ADHD/ADD is through support. 

Tristian’s Quest
Address: 106 A South Walnut Circle, Greensboro
Contact: (336)547.7460
Description: Tristan’s Quest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, social, and academic challenges and their families through public and professional education, family support, and direct services.

Addiction

Al-Anon/Alateen – Burlington Area
Address: Click here for locations
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. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. They do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Al-Anon and Alateen – Greensboro & High Point
Address: Click HERE for locations
Contact: 800.449.1287 or greensboroais@yahoo.com

Alcoholics Anonymous – Greensboro Intergroup
Address: Greensboro
Contact: Main Line 336.854.4278
Description: There are more than 130 meetings in Greensboro each week.  Check the website for locations.

Al-Anon and Alateen – Winston-Salem
Address: Winston-Salem
Contact: Answering Service 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 – Winston-Salem Central Office
Address: Winston-Salem
Contact: Answering Service 336.725.6031
Description: Click here for meeting locations.

Greensboro Area Narcotics Anonymous
Address: Serving Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Elon, Graham, Reidsville and Kernersville, NC
Contact: 1-866-375-1272;
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/High Point/ Reidsville/ Burlington
Click name above to visit website with dates and locations of meetings

Narcotics Anonymous – Winston Salem/ Clemmons/ Kernersville/ Mt.Airy
Click name above to visit website with dates and locations of meetings

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health – Winston Salem
Address: 3637 Old Vineyard Road Winston Salem, NC 27104
Contact: 888-477-1287

SMART Recovery Meeting – Greensboro Area
Location: Deep Roots Market, 600 N Eugene St. , Greensboro
Time:Tuesdays from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

SMART Recovery Meeting – Mocksville (Clemmons area)
Location: Mount Zion Holiness Church, 113 Mill Street, Mocksville
Time: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Insight Program
Address:
3714 Alliance Dr Suite 400 Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact: 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.

Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous
Address: Meetings held in Advance, Clemmons, Dobson, King, Lewisville, Lexington, Mocksville, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Winston-Salem
Contact: 800.365.1035
Description: Our website is published by the Twin City Area Narcotics Anonymous to inform the public, inside and outside the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous, about Narcotics Anonymous in our communities.

Youth Focus – Greensboro
Address:
405 Parkway, Suite A, Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: 336-542-0868
Description: A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, administrators and volunteers, Youth Focus offers substance abuse counseling, foster care, young women’s housing, counseling, emergency housing, school and educational groups, some covered by NC Health Choice, Medicaid or private insurance, and others available free of charge.

Adoptive & Foster Parents/Families

Adoption Connections Support Group
Address: Family Services, Inc, 1200 South Broad St., Winston-Salem
Contact: Lucy Cash at (336) 722-8173 or lcash@familyservicesforsyth.org
Description: Recognizing that adoption is a lifetime process, Family Services offers a variety of services to adoptive parents, adopted persons and birth parents.

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
Address: Ravenel Child Care Center (CHS), 1002 Yanceyville St., Greensboro
Contact: (336) 333-6890
Description: CHS hosts support groups for adoptive and foster parents in many cities across North Carolina. Join a group setting to meet foster, adoptive, and preparing foster and adoptive parents in a confidential supportive environment. Share in discussion of the many joys and challenges of foster/adoptive parenting.

Allergies

Food Allergy Families of the Triad
Address: Serves the Triad communities.
Contact: 650-759-5336
Email: info@foodallergyfamiliesofthetriad.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodAllergyFamiliesOfTheTriad/
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
Address: Cone Health Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Center, 1904 N. Church St., Greensboro
Contact: 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 noon at the Cone Health Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Center.

Art + Wellness
Address: Held at The Sawtooth School for Visual Arts , 251 N. Spruce St. Winston Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Cancer Services to register —  336-760-9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description:Free art experience for cancer survivors and caregivers.  Takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Blood Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Blood cancer survivors (includes leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma) are invited to share, support and learn together.  Meets 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Brave Beauty In the Face of Cancer
Address:
 Held at Sephora, Hanes Mall
Contact: Sephora, 336-794-0025 or www.sephora.com/classes
Description: A 90-minute Brave Beauty class to help cancer survivors discover techniques and products to address the visible effects of cancer.  Takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Registration required.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Address: Cone Health Cancer Center – Classroom 2-022, 501 N. Elam, Greensboro
Contact: Alight at (336) 832-0027
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: Contact Center at (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: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or 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 
In several locations (Greensboor, Raleigh, Chapel Hill)
*A summer camp for children impacted by parent’s cancer diagnosis

Cancer Nutrition 101
Address:
 Held at Cancer Services on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or 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.

Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP)
Address: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Description: This program is staffed by WFBH team members and volunteers.  They help patients navigate the Cancer Center, provide counseling in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic, and manage educational programs and support meetings.  A Resource Center is also available for patients and family members, and volunteers offer appearance consultations and help with hospitality rooms.

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: Jeff Ungetheim at 336-713-5984, or e-mail at jungethe@wakehealth.edu
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.

Coffee & Conversation for Caregivers
Address: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Description: Join us every Thursday from 1:30-3:00pm in the 6th floor Family Serenity Room in the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This time provides caregivers an opportunity to connect with others who are caring for a loved one with cancer.  Caregivers can share their stories and provide support to one another, as well as gain skills, tools, and knowledge that may help you to take better care of yourself during this difficult time.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided, as well as a weekly drawing for a $25 gas card.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Held at Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or 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
Primer Martes de cada mes a las 5:45 pm.  Lugar de reunion:  Cancer Services.  Llamar a Gloria Galeano Hall para confirmer asistencia – 336-760-9983.

Gynecologic Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Held at Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or 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:
 Held at Novant Health Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Survivors are invited to share, support and learn.  Meets 1st Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm

Lung Cancer Wellness Group
Address: 
Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: Lung cancer survivors are invited to share, support and learn together.  Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at Noon.

Pathways to Survivorship  
Address: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Contact: Contact Aimee Tolbert at (336) 716-1693 for questions/register.  amtolber@wakehealth.edu
Description: This meeting is the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm at the 3rd floor Hospitality Room.  The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be a shock to patients and caregivers. This class is designed to provide information to help patients navigate through this complex medical system, manage health information, and communicate effectively with staff.  All patients and caregivers will be provided a Free Lunch, as well as a Free Livestrong Guidebook designed to help patients throughout all stages of survivorship. The information provided will help patients and caregivers be active participants in their treatment planning.

Pink Brookstick Breast Cancer Wellness Group
Address:
 Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or 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

Seasons of Survival – Cancer Survivorship Program
Address: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem
Contact: Contact Aimee Tolbert at 336-716-1693 (amtolber@wakehealth.edu) for questions/register
Description: This is scheduled quarterly.  A four-week workshop that helps cancer survivors & family understand and navigate both active treatment and post-treatment life where a “new normal” is often established.  Free Lunch and planning materials provided.

Sip ‘N Stitch
Address:
 Held at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Cancer Services, 336-760-9983 or csi1955@cancerservicesonline.org
Description: For cancer survivors who love to knit or crochet or would like to learn.  Meets 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from Noon to 3:00 pm

Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group
Address: Cone Health Cancer Center, 501 N. Elam, Greensboro
Contact: Alight at (336) 832-0027
Description: This support group is for younger women (under 40) who have been diagnosed with or treated for breast cancer. This group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Divorced, Single and Step Parents

Children’s Home Society of NC
Address: 1416 Yanceyville Street Greensboro NC 27405
Contact: 336.274.6890 ext. 221
Description: A range of parent education programs are available for parents in a variety of parenting situations – parenting infants and toddlers, young children, adolescents, teen parents, fathers, stepparents, parenting under two roofs – and more. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. While most programs are available in Guilford and surrounding counties, programs can be taught in other parts of North Carolina as well. To learn more about parent education opportunities or to suggest a topic, contact Dr. Sebrina Cooke-Davis, scookedavis@chsnc.org or 336-553-9708.

Single Moms in Community
Address:  Calvary Baptist Church, 5000 Country Club Rd. Winston-Salem 27104
Contact:  Community4SingleMomsWS@gmail.com
Description:  Join other single moms as they laugh, share, learn and listen together!  We meet on Wednesday evenings (during the school year) at Calvary Baptist Church from 6-7:30pm (childrens groups going on at the same time so bring your kids!).  We also have a Bible Fellowship Class on Sundays at Calvary Baptist Church 10:45-12:00 (classes for kids too).  And we meet socially several times a month at different locations, have community events, and we have started a clothes closet that we open up to single moms for them to come shop for themselves and their kids.  We have a Facebook page “Single Moms in Community WS” that we post all of our events and happenings on.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Crossroads Sexual Assault and Response Center – Burlington
Address:
1206 Vaughn Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Contact: 336-228-0813; Crisis Phone: 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.

Family Abuse Services-Burlington
Address: 1950 Martin St., Burlington NC
Contact: 336-226-5982; Crisis Phone: 336-226-5985
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.

Family Services, Inc
Address: 1200 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: (336) 722-8173
Description: Family Services is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Forsyth County in North Carolina since 1905. Working together with individuals and families, they offer a full range of services including counseling, education, intervention, and advocacy. Family Services, Inc., has many resources to help victims become survivors. Click their link to view their resources.

Family Services of the Piedmont
Address: Serving Greensboro, High Point and Jamestown (visit web site for exact addresses for each location)
Contact: General information: information@fspcares.org
Description: Family Service of the Piedmont empowers individuals and families to restore hope, achieve stability and thrive through quality support services, advocacy and education. They accomplish this mission by… Providing accessible, affordable, high quality counseling to families and individuals who are experiencing problems in dealing with crises in their lives; Raising public awareness on issues that affect the stability of society; and Offering community education and training programs on family and individual crises.

NC Rape Crisis Website

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673

Trinity Christian Counseling- Winston Salem
Addresses:
2430-B Reynolda Rd., Ste. 2, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; 2499 Henning Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Contact: 336-291-7477
Description: Trinity Christian Counseling is a team of therapists who share one common goal. Our goal is that through the use of the Bible and Christ centered wisdom, we bring hope and healing to our clients by helping them get to a place of peace, balance, and spiritual renewal.

Eating Disorders

Carolina House
Location: Durham
Contact: Call (877) 934-1454 or visit them online HERE
Description: For patients with eating disorders, they provide a highly personalized treatment experience structured within a safe and supportive environment.

Heather Kitchen, LCSW, is a professional eating disorder counselor in Greensboro
Address: Pathways Counseling Center, 2300 W. Meadowview Rd., Suite 208, Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact: 336-274-4669 Ext 7

Lewisville Family Counseling – Clemmons area
Address: 6614 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023
Contact: 336-945-0137

Magnolia Center – Winston Salem
Address:
1400 Old Mill Circle, Ste. B, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: 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.

Tapestry (for eating disorders)
Address: Brevard, NC
Contact: Call  (855) 396-2604 or click HERE
Description: Tapestry staff members bring decades of combined experience providing empathetic, effective treatment for eating disorders and behavioral disorders.

Patti Patridge, MA, LPC – Winston Salem
Address: 2910 Briarcliffe Rd # B, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Contact: (336) 724-1400; Email: ppatridge@msn.com

Food Addiction & Weight Management

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA)
Location:
Our meetings are held every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3906 W. Friendly Ave., Room 200, Greensboro, NC. 
Contacts:
Jasmine GM 3at 36-554-4529 or Candee M at 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.

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).

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.

Additional resources for eating disorders:
Mental Health Services Forsyth County
Mental Health Greensboro

Grief & Bereavement

Eleanor’s Light
Address: Triad Baptist Church, 1175 S Main St, Kernersville
Contact:  Sarah Kilbreth; 336-996-7573 x189, 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: Various locations in Burlington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem
Contact: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup
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.

Grief Support Group
Address: Hayworth Cancer Center, 601 N. Elm St., High Point
Contact: Facilitator Janice L. Wakefield, M.Div., BCC, at (336) 802-2704
Description: While grief is a natural process following a loss, information and support can help people cope and heal. This group is open to families of Hayworth Cancer Center patients and members of the community and it will meet for a series of seven sessions. New members accepted at the beginning of the group. Space is limited. For further information and to register for the group, please call facilitator Janice L. Wakefield, M.Div., BCC, at (336) 802-2704.

Heartstrings Child Loss Support Group
Address: Kernersville – please call Heartstrings for address
Contact: Cheri Timmons, cherit@heartstringssupport.org, 336-335-9931
Description: Focused on the needs of parents grieving the loss of a child(ren) from 1 to 23 years of age, including all causes of death.  Our support group will provide parents the opportunity to connect with other bereaved parents, gather much needed support, receive specific grief education and share their story of loss, as they honor the memory of their child(ren). Groups are facilitated by a licensed clinician and co-facilitated by a bereaved parent, both trained in the Heartstrings Method©.  Our Child Loss Support Group will meet on scheduled Tuesdays in Kernersville, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Each support group consists of eight (8) sessions that meet over a 12-week time period.  To allow for significant connection and healing among group members, groups are closed to new members after the second session.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all support groups.  Please call for more information about registration, pricing, scholarships and other questions.

Heartstrings Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Address: Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville and Winston-Salem – please call Heartstrings for specific addresses
Contact: Cheri Timmons, cherit@heartstringssupport.org, 336-335-9931
Description: Each of our support groups are facilitated by a licensed clinician and co-facilitated by a bereaved parent, both trained in the Heartstrings Method©.  Each support group consists of eight (8) sessions that meet over a 12-week time period. Depending on meeting location, scheduled dates will be either Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  All Heartstrings support groups are open to parents who have lost a baby from conception to one-year of age.  To allow for significant connection and healing among group members, we close our groups to new members after the second session.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all support groups. Please complete an on-line registration form.  Once received, Cheri Timmons, LCSW, Director of Support Services, will contact you.  Please call for more information about registration, pricing, scholarships and other questions.

Heartstrings Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group
Address: 233 W. Mountain St. Kernersville
Contact: Cheri Timmons, cherit@heartstringssupport.org, 336-335-9931
Description: Provides dedicated group support for mothers as they navigate their new pregnancy after the loss of a previous pregnancy or infant.  Our Subsequent Pregnancy Support Groups are led by a bereaved parent who has gone through her own subsequent pregnancy and has assisted in the group’s curriculum development.  The planned curriculum will focus on specific topics and themes for each session that participants will be able to prepare for in advance. Modeled after The Heartstrings Method, each cycle of our Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group meets for eight (8) sessions over a four (4) month period.  Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Heartstrings’ office in Kernersville.  Up to three group cycles will be offered each year.  Subsequent Pregnancy Support Groups are open groups, available to women at any point during their pregnancy.  Throughout this experience, participants will have the opportunity to meet other expectant women, receive specific education from scheduled guest speakers and discuss their concerns and joys in a safe, supportive environment.

Trellis Supportive Care (formerly Hospice)
Address: Call for location
Contact: (336) 768-3972
Description: Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information

Hospice and Palliative Care Center – Greensboro
Address: 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro
Contact: 336.621.2500
Description: Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information

Hospice of the Piedmont (High Point)
Address: 1801 Westchester Drive High Point
Contact: 336.889.8446
Description: Free workshop for adults, call for dates and information

Infant Care Support

Breastfeeding Support Group
Address: Women’s Hospital Education Center, 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
Contact: (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)

Feelings After Birth
Address: Women’s Hospital Education Center, 801 Green Valley Road, Greensboro
Contact: Childbirth Education  – 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. It’s held at Women’s Hospital Education Center at 10:00am every Tuesday morning. Babies welcome. No registration or fee.

Hope Filled Hearts Support Group
Address: High Point Regional Hospital, 601 North Elm Street , 5th Floor- Women’s Center Classroom #2, High Point
Contact: Ms. Enjonae Anderson, Counselor, MA, LPC, LCASA – 336.939.0912 or info@mhcrs.com
Description: A support group that aims to offer hope and support to women who are having a hard time with the adjustments related to the pregnancy and postpartum period. Meetings will include opportunities for open discussion as well as education on topics related to motherhood.  First Wed of each month at noon, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Please call to register.

Infertility

Coping with Infertility
Address: Women’s Hospital, Doctor’s Dining Room, 801 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro
Contact: Jennifer Leonard at (336) 832-6698
Description: This six-session series provides couples experiencing impaired fertility with tools and resources for building effective communication and coping skills while on their journey to start a family.  Cost is $30 per couple for all six sessions.

Learning Disabilities

Autism Social Group
Come and meet others in our Autism Social Group, geared for teenagers, but all are welcome, to participate or volunteer. Join in the fun to love one another as Christ has called us to do. We play games, listen to music and sometimes dance. We’ll enjoy dinner, make a craft or do a holiday-themed activity. Parents are encouraged to attend. Cost $5. Meetings take place at Concord UMC Family Life Center, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville. Please call Matt and Teresa Reece with any questions or for more information at 336-830-0164.

Autism Society of NC – Forsyth County
Address: Various locations, Winston-Salem
Contact: 336-416-3802
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 – Triad Office
Address: 9-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro
Contact: Marianne Nedeau, regional director (333-0197 ext 1401) or for a Resource Specialist, ext 1470.
Description: Offers a support group for parents of children/adults on the spectrum. Contact Courtney Chavis at cchavis@autismsociety-nc.org for details. Family fun events are also offered most months with quarterly informational meetings in between.

ABC of NC
Address:
905 Friedberg Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Contact:
Email Leigh Ellen Spencer or call ABC of NC at (336) 251-1180 ext. 120
Description:
ABC of NC is 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. They offer free  professional workshops on a variety of topics to support parents with children on the autism spectrum. Click HERE to see these classes. You must register at least one week in advance. ABC of NC reserves the right to cancel classes if there are not enough participants.

Bringing Out the Best
Address: 923 A West Lee Street, Greensboro
Contact: 336.334.3120 or 336-334-3093
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. Please call 336-334-3120 or 336-334-3093 or email bobuncg@gmail.com to make a referral.

Family Forum
Address: Locations vary – Winston-Salem
Contact: 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:
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!

PADD (Parent of Adults with Developmental Differences – but ALL ages welcome)
Address: 862 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem
Contact: 336.723.0050
Description: Crossing into adulthood is a milestone, but it comes with many anxieties and concerns for moms and dads. PADD is a discussion group hosted at iCan House on the 3rd Monday of each month allowing parents with children of any age (including adult children) with developmental differences a unique opportunity to talk with parents in similar situations. Parents of all ages of children are welcome to join us to gain a unique perspective about life as an adult.

Triad LDA (Learning Disability Association)
Address: Contact group for meeting locations per month
Contact: 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 NC.  They have monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May.

Tristian’s Quest
Address: 106 A South Walnut Circle, Greensboro
Contact: (336)547.7460
Description: Tristan’s Quest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, social, and academic challenges and their families through public and professional education, family support, and direct services.

LGBT Support for Families

Bisexual Support & Peer Group
Contact: Visit Facebook Page for events (click HERE)
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.)

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 resources

LGBTQ Center of Durham- Alamance County
Contact: 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.

North Star LGBTQ Community Center- Winston Salem
Address:
930 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: 336-893-9053; 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
Meeting Address: Highland Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
Contact: 336 448-4250
Description: PFLAG’s Winston-Salem chapter serves Forsyth and the surrounding North Carolina counties.PFLAG Winston-Salem serves the GLBT community and their families and friends through various offerings and activities, including a monthly chapter meeting, social events, special-interest programs, educational workshops and awards banquets to recognize those who have promoted acceptance in our community. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. Meetings are held in room AB4 in the Activities Building. Children younger than 18 years old must be accompanied to meetings by a parent or guardian.

Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders Support
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: 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.

Crossroads Depression Support Group
Address: Mental Health Associates of the Triad, 910 Mill Ave, High Point
Contact: Dr. Kim Soban, Clinical Director, 822-2827
Description: This group is designed for individuals suffering from a mood disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders), and meets every Monday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mental Health Association in Greensboro
Address: 301 E. Washington St., Suite 111, Greensboro
Contact: 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: 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.

Teen Girls Social Anxiety Group
Address: 204 Muirs Chapel Road, Suite 305, Greensboro
Contact: Reketta Wright – 336.252.2183
Description: Social anxiety can disrupt your life, keep you from focusing in school, participating in activities you love, and building fulfilling relationships. Come join in a small group of 5-6 other girls who have similar struggles and learn how to build positive relationships, manage your anxiety, and work towards stopping social anxiety from controlling your life. Contact for meeting dates and times.

The Insight Program
Address:
3714 Alliance Dr Suite 400 Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact: 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: 336.768.3880
Description: Support group for young adults (ages 18 – 30) with mental health challenges. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 pm-8:30 pm.

Tides Mood Disorder Support Group
Address: Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem
Contact: 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.

Tristian’s Quest
Address: 106 A South Walnut Circle, Greensboro
Contact: (336)547.7460
Description: Tristan’s Quest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, social, and academic challenges and their families through public and professional education, family support, and direct services.

Zenith Club
Address: Mental Health Associates of the Triad, 910 Mill Ave, High Point
Contact: Dr. Kim Soban, Clinical Director, 822-2827
Description: For individuals with schizophrenia. Zenith Club  meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Mom & Dad/Parenting Support

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Physical Disabilities/Special Needs

*TMoM also has a directory dedicated to Special Needs resources. Click HERE to view that directory.

Alamance County Special Moms Group
Address: Various locations throughout Alamance County
Description of group: A Facebook group for Moms of children with special needs. Generally meets once a month.

Applied Family Services
Contact: info@appliedfamilyservices.com ; (336) 464-7853
Website: appliedfamilyservices.com
Description: We are passionate about serving children and families with developmental delays.  We have a preschool program, after school program, family/child consultative services, advocacy program, and will have a summer program.

D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome)
Address:
Various Locations throughout the Triad
Contact: Quincy Harvey. (336) 403-0128 or email: qlharvey@tahotech.com
Description: PDSSN’s D.A.D.S. group is an organization of fathers of children with Down syndrome whose mission is to assist and support each other and their families through fellowship and action.  Members come together at monthly meetings to share insights, stories, and experiences that are unique to fathers of children with Down syndrome.  D.A.D.S. meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro
Address: Various Locations throughout the Triad
Contact:  Contact Ellen Bishop at dsngginfo@gmail.com
Description: The Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro is committed to enriching the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by connecting with new families, providing social and educational opportunities for members, and promoting awareness and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in our community.

Family Forum
Address: Locations vary – Winston-Salem
Contact: 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

Family Support Network of Central Carolina
Address: Guilford County and surrounding areas
Contact: support@fsncc.org or 336.832.6507
Description: FSNCC provides support, education and caring connections to families who have a child with special needs or who experience a NICU stay.

Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth
Address: Serves Forsyth County and surrounding counties
Contact: (336) 703-4289
Description: An outreach program that further enhances The Centers for Exceptional Children.  They provide support to families who have children with special needs (medical, developmental, or other).  They are affiliated with The Family Support Network of NC and currently serve Forsyth and surrounding counties.  There is no charge for any service provided by Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth.

Guilford Dads’ Group (Family Support Network)
Address: Various locations throughout Greensboro
Contact: 336-832-6507; support@fsncc.org
Description: An informal support group for dads with children of any age with any type of special needs. Meetings are generally held the third Tuesday of each month September through May.

Guilford Moms’ Group (Family Support Network)
Address: Various locations throughout Greensboro
Contact: 336-832-6507; support@fsncc.org
Description: An informal support group for mothers with children of any age with any type of special needs. Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of each month September through May.

Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN)
Address: 4715 Yadkinville Rd. #144, Pfafftown
Contact: 336.480.8871 – Info.PDSSN@gmail.com
Description: The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network is a nonprofit organization which provides support and information to parents of children and adults with Down syndrome in the Piedmont area.  Their aim is to support others and enrich the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome so they can reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.  Programs include: New and Expectant Parent Support; Family Social Events; No Limits II Dances; Next Chapter Book Club; Buddy Walk; Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome, Ladies Night Out; Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, monthly Exceptional Families educational programs, and more!

Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network Ladies Night Out
Address:
Various locations throughout the Triad
Contact: Kristin Douglass at 336-813-9260 or krisrobdouglass@gmail.com
Description: Many families of down syndrome say their best support comes from other parents.  Ladies’ Night Out gives mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends a chance to talk and socialize. LNO meets each month at different restaurants in the area.

The Saturday Club
Address: Winston-Salem
Contact: 336.727.2505
Description: Support and socialization for teens and pre-teens with special needs. Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.

V.I.P. (Visually Impaired Persons) Family and Friends Support Group (no website)
Address: Meets at various church locations; call number to confirm
Contact: Felicia Sanders or Helen Graves – 336.275.3061
Description: Meets 10am to 1pm on the second Friday of each month. The meetings feature a range of speakers and information relating to visual needs and community resources.

Triad Epilepsy Association 
Meeting Location: First Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Location is subject to change.
Contact: Follow them on Facebook for more information or email James Usher at eancguilfordcounty@gmail.com
Description: The group began as a Facebook group and they now meet in person. It is part of The Epilepsy Association of NC, a 501(3)c started by Toney Kincaid.

Tristian’s Quest
Address: 106 A South Walnut Circle, Greensboro
Contact: (336)547.7460
Description: Tristan’s Quest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, social, and academic challenges and their families through public and professional education, family support, and direct services.

Pregnancy Support for Teens

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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.

Forsyth County Department of Social Services- Pregnancy care management
Address:
741 N Highland Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact:
336-703-3200

Family Services of Forsyth County
Address:
1200 S Broad St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact
: 336-722-8173
Description: Helping pregnant women understand their options and create a plan that meets their needs. Helping adoptive children find “forever families” and supporting those families during and after placement.

Salem Pregnancy Care
Address:
1342 Westgate Center Dr. Winston Salem NC 27103
Contact: 336-760-3680
Description: Salem Pregnancy Care Center is a FREE Medical Clinic in Winston-Salem serving women facing an unplanned pregnancy.  We serve our community by offering loving counsel to those who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood
Locations:

~ Winston-Salem: 3000 Maplewood Ave ste. 112, Winston-Salem, NC 27103: Ph: 336-768-2980
~ Greensboro: 1704 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408

Guilford Partnership for Children
Address:
500 W. Friendly Ave. Suite 100 · Greensboro, NC · 27401
Contact: 336-274-5437
Description: Pregnancy can be an exciting and challenging time as your body changes with your growing baby. Everyone will have an opinion about what you should do! Taking their steps to help have a healthier pregnancy and better outcomes for your baby.

Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center
Address: 625 Fulton St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: 336-274-4881
Description: Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center is a Christian, multi-denominational organization seeking to serve women who need help facing their unplanned pregnancy without fear. Our services are for anyone regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All services are free of charge to clients and funded by individual donors and organizations in our community.

Guilford County Department of Public Health
Address:  301 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27402
Contact: 336-641-3245

New Life Family Outreach- High Point
Address:
416 Gatewood Ave, High Point, NC 27262
Contact: 336-887-2232
Description: We are a non-profit, non-denominational, non-polictical organization that is committed to providing accurate information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy, including education on abortion, adoption, and parenting. We do not provide or refer for abortion.

YWCA Teen Parent Mentor Program – Greensboro
Address
: 1807 East Wendover Ave., Greensboro NC 27405
Contact: 336-273-3461 ext. 210 or ext. 208
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.

Alamance County Department of Social Services
Address
: 319 N Graham Hopedale Rd C, Burlington, NC 27217
Contact: 336-570-6532

Postpartum

Postpartum Strong
E-mail: 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.

Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Contact: IF YOU ARE IN SUICIDAL CRISIS PLEASE CALL 800-273-TALK (8255).
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.

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