Self Help Resources Available.

This listing of support groups is offered as a public service. Information was originally entered as received in June 2000 and has not been verified. You can help by reporting any corrections you discover or any additional resources to add. Send any updates or feedback to .


Alanon and Adult Children Groups—645-1572

Alcoholics Anonymous (link to Web page)

Cocaine Anonymous—768-2544

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)—939-7009

Emotions Anonymous—768-2253

Gamblers Anonymous—647-1111

Narcotics Anonymous—830-3232

Nicotine Anonymous—832-9279

Overeaters Anonymous—638-6070

Parents Anonymous—773-0980; 800-421-0353

Recovering Couples Anonymous—830-2600

Sex & Love Addiction Anonymous—926-6288

Sexaholics Anonymous—995-2687

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)--410-893-3322

Debtors Anonymous—524-1157 (World Service 410-282-3400)


National Toll Free numbers

Birth Control Information 800-468-3637

Birth Right (Right to Life) 800-848-5683

Boys Town 800-448-3000

Child Abuse/Neglect Hot Line MO 800-392-3738

Child Abuse: National Hot Line 800-422-4453

Child Abuse Prevention (Help or counseling for parents) 800-4A-CHILD

Civil Rights Hot Line 800-368-1019

Covenant House 800-999-9999

Drug Treatment Hot Line 800-662-HELP

Epilepsy Foundation of America 800-332-1000

Health Care Hot Line 800-325-9564

Mothers Center (new mothers) 800-645-3828

National Adolescent Suidice Hot Line 800-548-8700

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 800-950-6864

National Center for Stuttering 800-221-2483

National Foundation for Depressive Illness 800-248-4344

National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis 800-343-3637

National Head Injury Foundation 800-444-6443

National Headache Foundation 800-523-8858

National Org. of Social Security Claimants Representatives 800-431-2804

National Runaway Hot Line 800-972-6004

Orton Dyslexia Society 800-222-3123

PMS Access Line 800-222-4767

Senior Citizen Hot Line 800-252-2904

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hot Line 800-227-8922

Silent Unity Prayer Ministry 800-669-7729

Sleep Disorder Center 800-874-4948

Suicide Hot Line 800-333-4444



ABC'S OF ADDICTION: Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling… What Every Family Should Know," 6:30 to 7:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays at Unity-Hyland Behavioral health Building A, 10020 Kennerly road. Info: 569-6565.

ADOPTION TODAY: 7 to 9 PM fourth Mondays of every other month at South County Health Center, 4580 S. Lindbergh. Info: Robin Bybee, 894-8429

AFFTON TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 9:15 AM Tuesdays at Weber road Library, 4444 Weber Road. Info: Shirley, 631-7453

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, families and friends of alcoholics: 7:30 PM Tuesdays at St. Anthony of Pauda Rectory, 3140 Meramec. Side entrance on Compton Ave. Info: 645-1572

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: central service, 24 hours- 647-3677

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Web site meetings listing-

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 11 AM Friday and Sunday 8 PM daily; at Southside Facility of AA, 2852 Osage. Free. Info: 457-8087

ALTERNATIVES TO LIVING IN VIOLENT ENVIRONMENT (ALIVE): support groups for victims of family violence, 10 and 11:30 AM, 1, 2:30, 6, and 7:30 PM Tuesdays; and 10 and 11:39AM Thursdays. Sliding fee scale. For location of meetings or information, call 993-2777.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: 7 PM third Tuesdays at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8 PM last Tuesdays at Bethesda Southgate/chapel, 5943 S. Telegraph Road. Info: Linda Colombo, 846-2000.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: 7 PM First Mondays at Southhamptom Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind. Info: Rev. Will Mason, 353-0650.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: 4 PM third Tuesdays at Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village, 4624 Lansdowne. Info: Jill, 351-6888.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8:30 PM, first Thursdays at Mary Queen & Mother Center, 7601 Watson Road. Info: Judy, 781-9516.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 7 to 8:30 PM fourth Tuesdays at Delmar Gardens South, 5300 Butler Hill Road. Info: 842-0588

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: man-to-man program for those diagnosed with prostate cancer. Info: 286-8100

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: noon to 1 PM, first Fridays at South Pointe Hospital , Rehab Pavilion, 2639 Miami St. Guest speakers and lunch available. Info: Beth Daniels, 268-6096.

ANYONE OVERWEIGHT NEEDING SUPPORT WHILE LOSING WEIGHT: 10 AM Fridays at St. Louis Public Library, Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd. Info: Olive Braun, 776-3527 or Kitty Wingbermuehle, 638-1289

ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP: 3:30 PM last Mondays at the Senior Health Center, 59 Grasso Plaza, next to Affton Post Office.

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI: 7:30 to :30 PM first and third Wednesdays at Parkway Central Middle School, 471 N. Woods Mill road. Info: 963-4655.

AWAKE (ALERT, WELL AND KEEPING ENERGETIC): 7 PM third Wednesdays at St. L. County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Info: 878-0202.

BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT NETWORK: 7:30 to 9:30 PM third Tuesdays at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 3015 N. Ballas Road. Info: 996-5263.

CAREGIVERS GROUP: 11 AM Fridays at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 4111 Connecticut. Info: 664-5525

CODA: Monday 7 PM St. Anthony's Hospital, 10020 Kennerly Road, Hyland Center, East Dining Room

Thursday 7 PM St. Paul's UCC, 5508 Telegraph, Oakville, MO, Rear classroom entrance.

Monday &: Wednesday 76:30 PM and Friday 7:30 PM at Steps Alano Club, 1935 park Ave., St. Louis.


CHADD ST. LOUIS SOUTH OUNTY (ADD): support group, 7 to 9 PM first and third Mondays at South County Health Center, 4580 S. Lindbergh. Info: 963-5259.

CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH (CMT) ASSOCIATION: 10 AM Saturday every other month at STL University Hospital cafeteria. Info: Carol Haislip, 644-1664.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP: third Wednesdays at the doctor’ office building at St. John’s Mercy medical Center. Info: Jo Ann, 845-8890.

CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH: 7:15 PM Wednesday in Room 230 of Wohl Building, STLU Medical Center, 1221 S. Grand Blvd. Info: 768-1350.

CROHN’S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: last Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, #1 Selma at Lockwood. Info: Linda, 951-2360 after 4:30 PM.


Thursdays at 2 PM, St. Louis Empowerment Center, 1905 South Grand Blvd. Info: 776-3969

Tuesdays 7:00 PM St. Mary's Medical Center-West Pavilion, 1027 Bellvue Ave.,

Fridays 7 PM, St. Anthony's Medical Center, Hyland Behavioral Health System, Building A, Craft room, 10020 Kennerly Road.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 PM third Mondays at Health Key Medical Group, 13131 Tesson Ferry, Suite 221. Info: 842-4744.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: 9 to 11 AM every fourth Thursday at 3933 S. Broadway in Peterson Auditorium. Info: Laurie Klipfel, 865-3333, ext. 7118.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gardenville Community Center, Gravois and Kingshighway. Info: 631-7737, leave message.

Mondays 1:002:00 PM St. Louis Empowerment Center, 1905 South Grand Blvd. Info: 776-3969

EXODUS PROGRAM: creation of STL Foundation for Alcoholism and Related Dependencies to provide services to help serve our community. Info: 909-1175.

FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM: for individuals with family member with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, manic-depression, or major depression, 6 PM Tuesdays at Metropolitan STL Psychiatric Center, 5351 Delmar. Info: 877-0546.

FAMILY/FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP: with loved ones in a nursing home setting, 6:30 PM second and fourth Wednesday at Truman Restorative Center, 5700 Arsenal. Info: Barb Betancourt, 768-6600.

FIBRO-FRIENDS: Info: Sharon, 843-8174.

GAM-ANON FAMILY GROUP (FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS): 7 PM Wednesdays at St. Mary’s health Center, 6420 Clayton Road cafeteria. Info: 644-0777.

GATEWAY CHAPTER OF SHHH (SELF HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING): 11 AM second Saturdays (except August) at STL Hearing and Speech Center, 9526 Manchester. Info: 532-9361.

GATEWAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (an affiliate of BILY-Because I Love You-, formerly TOUGHLOVE) 7 PM Wednesdays at St. John's United Church of Christ, 11333 St. John's Church Road. Info: 993-7550.

HERPES SUPPORT GROUP: 2 TO 4 PM second and fourth Sundays at St. Mary's health Center, 6420 Clayton Road. Hot Line 781-2700.

KIDS OF SINGLE PARENTS, South county YMCA program offers children meetings and recreational activities. Info: Mary Essen, 843-6703

LEARNING TO LIVE AL ANON: 1- AM Thursdays, Holy Trinity Church, Reavis Barracks and Union; baby-sitting available.

LEGAL ADVOCATES FOR ABUSED WOMEN (LAAW): Staff crisis/intake line and work as court victim advocates. Training provided. Info: Mary A. Fox, 664-7864.

LIFE SOURCE CONSULTANTS: free support services for victims or survivors of physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse, rape or incest. Info: 385-8686.

LIVING WITH MENMORY LOSS: new group for early stage dementia and care-givers, 7 PM first Mondays

MENOPAUSE SUPPORT GROUP: For women interested in menopause at any stage, 6 PM every third Wednesday at the Margaret McCormick Doisy Learning Resources Center, 3544 Caroline. Info or reservations: 577-8462

MISSOURI TOURETTES SYNDROME ASSOCIATION: 7 to 8:30 PM last Monday of each month at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 615 S. New Ballas Road. Info: Joyce, 677-1204.

MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club: 10 to 11:30 AM Wednesday, June 7 at Cliff Cave Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, Room 2. Info. 487-6003

MOTHERS CENTER PEER SUPPORT GROUP: for mothers and their children, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Monday-Friday behind Blow School. Info: 363-1558.

MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP: for mothers of children diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy or related neuromuscular diseases. Info: Debbie King 314-962-0023.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS EDUCATION AND DISCUSSION GROUP: 7:30 to 9 PM third Wednesdays at Zion Methodist Church, 1603 Union Road. Info: 544-1708.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS: 6 to 9 PM Wednesdays at DePaul Health Center, Kubitschek room. Info: 830-3232 or 831-3319.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: meetings from 8:00 to 9:30 PM Mondays in Rocky Mountain Room; and Fridays in Grand Teton auditorium at Forest Park Hospital, 6150 Oakland Ave. Info: 830-3232.

NEW BEGINNINGS: for anyone over 55 looking for companionship and friendship, especially after the loss of a loved one. Luncheon fourth Tuesday of each month at Holiday Inn, South Lindbergh and Watson. Cost $11. Entertainment and attendance prizes. Info: 822-8565.

NEWCOMERS TO ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 8 PM Mondays at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph, and Church of the Open Door, Grant and Big Bend-7:30 PM. Wednesdays at Affton Christian Church, Tesson Ferry and Marlene; 7:30 PM Fridays at Assumption Church, 4725 Mattis.

NOW WIDOWED/NEW WAYS: 7 PM second Wednesday of each month at Divine Science Church of Crestwood, 9525 Eddie and Park Road. Info: 843-2897.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE ANONYMOUS: 7 PM Thursdays at Unity Hyland Behavioral Health, Hyland Center Building A; 10020 Kennerly Road in Multipurpose room.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER: 10 AM third Saturday of each month in Von Gontard Conference Center of St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, 615 S. New Balls Road. Info 842-7228.

OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE (OWL): divorce support group,5 to 7 PM Sundays at Salem United Methodist Church, Lindbergh and Highway 40. Info: 725-5862.

ONE STEP AT A TIME AL-ANON GROUP: 7:30 PM Tuesdays, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at following locations:

7 PM Mondays at Southhampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind at Nottingham;

1 PM Tuesdays at Tesson Ferry Library on Lin Ferry Road;

7:30 PM Tuesdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,

2030 Union Road at Reavis Barracks;

1 PM Fridays at Kingshighway Library, 4641 Shenandoah.


PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN: 8 PM third Tuesdays, Lutheran Family and Children's Services-St. Louis Cancer Society Building, 4201 Lindell Blvd. Info: 391-2230

PARETNTS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND ADULT WITH AUTISM: Parent Support Group, 10 AM to noon; Sibling Support for ages 4-7, 10 to 11 AM; Sibling Support for ages 8 to 12, 11 AM to noon second Saturdays at the Judevine Center for Autism, 9455 Rott Road. Respite available by request prior to meeting. Info. 849-4440.


PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS CHAPTER 11: 7:30 PM second Wednesdays at Affton White Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road. Info. Lee, 343-4971; or Mary Ann, 343-7046


PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS CHAPTER #640: 7:30 PM first Tuesdays at VFW Post #2593, 1540 Big Bill Road, Arnold. Info: Tricia, 296-8933; or Janet 894-2150.

PARKINSON'S GROUP for patients, spouses and caregivers: third Tuesdays at Kingshighway and Eichelberger. Info: Jack Strosnider or Rose Winter: 846-5919.

PERSON TO PERSON (for families of persons with mental illness): 1 to 3 PM third Saturdays at Metropolian STL Psychiatric Center, 5351 Delmar, Room 2218, Info: 966-4670.




YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICE: 800-899-KIDS; Helpline 727-6294