Support Group Meetings In Transylvania County
AA Meetings - every day of week: for information on meeting, places and times. 885-2788 • http://www.aabrevardnc.org.
AA Meeting - Fireside Group, Sundays 11 a.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788.
AA Brevard Men’s Meeting, Wednesdays 7 p.m. at United Community Bank Building, Straus Park, 1225 Asheville Highway. 885-2788.
AA Meeting - Joy! of Living/ Women’s Beginners Meeting Group: Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. 885-2788.
AA Meeting - Speed Bump Group: every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at noon at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 1020 Asheville Highway. 885-2788.
AA Meeting - The Principles Group: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. at Selica United Methodist Church, 529 Selica Road, Rosman Highway South. 885-2788.
Al-Anon Monday Open Meetings, 7 p.m., at Davidson-River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. 862-5878.
Al-Anon Tuesday Meeting, 7 p.m., (Beginners at 6:30 p.m.) held at the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main St. in Brevard.
Al-Anon Men’s Meetings - Tuesdays, 8 p.m., held at Davidson-River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. 577-3576.
Al-Anon Open Meeting - Fridays, noon, held at Davidson-River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. 862-5878.
Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson’s Support Group: Second Tuesday of each month, except for June and August. Regular meetings at 10 a.m. Location: Meeting room of the Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. Dick and Jane Orwoll 862-8820.
C.A.R.E. Coalition, is working towards a healthy, vibrant Transylvania County free of underage drinking and substance abuse. All are welcome to attend the Coalition meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Services Building Conference room at 106 E. Morgan St. For more information, call (828) 884-1750, visit http://www.transylvaniacare.org or follow Care Coalition-Transylvania on Facebook or @transylvaniacare_coalition on Instagram.
Childbirth Education Classes, call Terri Locke, MSN (828) 553-4134 • [email protected] about classes.
Compassionate Friends (TCF): Second Monday of every month. 7-9 p.m. Location: The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 22 Fisher Road. Contact. M. Gollnick, (828) 890-8227 or C. Smith at (770) 924-3389.
Cottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Fourth Monday of every month except November and December. Location: United Community Bank, Straus Park Branch, 1225 Asheville Highway in Brevard. Education and support is provided for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, are deciding on methods of treatment and coping with salvage therapy options. 883-5846.
Diabetes Education Group: course offered by Transylvania Regional Hospital. Contact Amanda Newman, R.N. 883-5195.
Emotions Anonymous (EA): Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Location: The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (across from Ingles). EA is a twelve-step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. 862-3275.
Family Group Night for Families with Special Needs Children, 5:30-6 p.m. dinner, 6-7:30 p.m. meeting, the first Tuesday or second Monday of each month. Location: Mission Children’s Hospital, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville. Offering support, resources for raising a child with special needs. Group will provide opportunity for parents/caregivers to share support and information with other families and receive information. Free event. Contact Kerri Eaker at (828) 213-0047.
Growing Through Grief Support Group: 2:30 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Location: Chapel at Transylvania Regional Hospital. Providing support and fellowship with others who have experienced a loss. There is no cost. The group provides guided and shared support with others who have also experienced loss. For more information, contact Amanda Alexander at (828) 883-5284 or http://[email protected].
Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), meet on the Second Saturday of every month except October at 1 p.m. Location: in the fellowship hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 22 Fisher Road, directly across the street from the main entrance into Ingles Food Market. Learn about hearing loss and how to manage it, strategies that help people with hearing loss and their partners, assistive listening devices, and the laws and rights of those with hearing loss. For more information call Kathy Borzell at (828) 743-0150 or Rosemary Tuite at (828) 505-1275.
Kid’s Space, for children of any age that have been exposed to violence to participate in positive play and interaction. They meet at the SAFE’s office, 515 N. Broad St., Suite 1, in Brevard. For Kid’s Space inquiries, contact Sellers Shook at (828) 553-3535 or [email protected]
La Leche League of Brevard: 243-0464.
L.I.F.E. (Learning in Family Education) Homeschool Support Group: meet several times through the month in a variety of locations (see website calendar for details) 1025 Jeter Mountain Road, Penrose, NC 28766. Cherie Goldsmith, Life president. http://www.homeschool-life.com/nc/life (828) 384-8749.
Mountain Mama Peer Support Group, meet every Monday at 2:30 p.m. The time and date could change depending on what the group wants. They are a welcoming group based on honesty, respect and acceptance. There is no charge. Come at 1 p.m. and leave when you need to. Child care can be made available. For more information, call (828) 699-2901 or email [email protected]
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: meets every Wednesday, at noon at Adult and Child Counseling. Location: 63 Four Seasons Plaza, Suite 3, in Brevard (Behind Creekside Subs). Anyone with MS and their immediate caregiver is welcome. 966-4915.
NAMI Family Support Group, Family support is for caregivers, friends or family members of those who have a mental illness. Their group meetings are held on the first Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. The virtual meetings are as friendly and welcoming as the in-person meetings have been for many years. Contact Janice Kimball at [email protected] for authorization to attend these virtual meeting. (828) 877-2806.
NAMI Connection Support Group, for individuals who have a mental illness, including those struggling with depression. NAMI support groups are peer-led. Connection groups are held on the third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Janice Kimball at [email protected] for authorization to attend these virtual meeting.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m., at St. Timothy’s Methodist Church, 1020 Asheville Highway, Brevard. Contact Jackie at (904) 556-4854 for more information.
SAFE Women’s Support Group, meets every Monday 4:30-6 p.m. at SAFE’s office, 515 N. Broad Street, Suite 1, in Brevard. (in the building between Creekside Subs and Burger King). The group meeting is for women who have experienced any type of domestic or sexual violence. Contact Teesie Stanton at (828) 885-7233 or [email protected] before attending the group.
SCORE: Location: Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, 175 E. Main St., Brevard. Call (828) 771-6308; email: [email protected], or visit http://www.SCORE.org. SCORE is a national nonprofit of volunteers who help people start a business, existing businesses and nonprofits.
Smart Recovery Support Group: Every Tuesday of every week, 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings held in the Unitarian Universalist building located across from the Cardinal Drive-In, 24 Varsity St. in Brevard. Smart Recovery is a science-based addiction support group where people learn self-empowering skills and support each other in their recovery. Smart Recovery has been developed to overcome all types of addictions. Group members use tools based on scientifically tested methods for addiction recovery, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Contact Randy Hoover at (828) 577-3114 • http://www.smartrecovery.org.
Visually Impaired Persons Support Group: Second Wednesdays, 2 p.m. College Walk auditorium. (No meetings in July and August, September through June meetings are held at 2 p.m.) Harvey Miller is the head of the organization.
Weight Loss Group - for pre-post-and non-surgical weight loss, meet the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. and the third Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Meetings will be held at St. Philip’s Church, 256 E. Main St. in Brevard. Anyone on a weight loss journey is welcome. Contact Luke or Valerie Hedger at (828) 577-5646.
Widowed Person Support of WNC, The location for these sessions is First United Methodist Church, 325 N. Broad St. in Brevard. Sessions are open to anyone who has been widowed, with no regard to religious affiliation, race, age, sexual preference, or economic status. There is no charge to attend. If you would like to bring a friend or family member with you, feel free to do so. Contact Sherry Gary at [email protected] or 884-2229. More information at wpswnc.org.
WNC Ataxia Support Group, meets on the last Friday of the month from 12:30-3 p.m. Contact Jodie Kawa at (828) 384-8414 or [email protected] for more details.
If you would like to list your organization or if your organization changes date, place or time, call 883-8156; email [email protected] or write to: Coming Events, The Transylvania Times, PO Box 32, Brevard, NC 28712.