Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA or
ACOA) meetings follow 12-step format. One ACA 12-step group
currently meets in Anchorage on Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 7:00 in
conference room #1 at Alaska Native Medical Hospital Check the ACA
website or local website
www.Meetup.com/acaodf for more information.
Adult Children of
Alcoholics and Other Dysfunctional Families self-help support group.
This group is not affiliated with Adult Children of Alcoholics World
Service Organization, Inc. and does not directly adhere to the "12-step"
program. Rather it is organized as a Meetup self-help book reading and
discussion group that meets in Anchorage. More information is available
Alaska CARES (Child
Abuse Response & Evaluation Services) provides a careproviders' group
for those who have had a child disclose sexual abuse. The family
must have been seen at Alaska CARES and Care Providers must complete
Intake Process prior to the group start date. No Charge for
participation in Care Providerís Group.
4050 Lake Otis Pkwy, Suite 205, Anchorage. 561-8301
Alaska Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 4 p.m., first
Sunday of each month, CThancer Therapy Center conference room at
Providence Alaska Medical Center. Contact Kim at 274-1190. This group
provides support for women with ovarian cancer, education about ovarian
cancer, and works to raise awareness of the disease.
Injury Support Group, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
first and third Tuesdays of each month, Access Alaska,
121 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 105. (Maggie Price, 248-4777).
Hepatitis C Coalition Support Group, meets regularly, 566-6695. Call
for time and place.
Health Consumer Web on-line support group, 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays.
Click on "Chat Room."
Anonymous. 12-Step Group. Daily in Anchorage, 272-2312. Call for
information or visit 523 W. 8th Ave. to pick up a schedule.
Support Groups. 12-Step Group. Meet regularly, call 276-6646.
Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their
experiences, strength and hope to solve their common problems.
disease and related dementia support groups: 1st Thursday each month 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon is the
General Caregiver Support group, 2nd Thursday each month 10:30 AM
to 12:00 Noon is the (nonspouse) Adult Child/Relative only Caregiver
Support group, 3rd Thursday each month 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon is the
Spousal only Caregiver Support group. Alzheimer's Resource Agency, 1750 Abbott
Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. (Amanda or Sera, 561-3313).
Alzheimerís Resource of Alaska Mat-Su
Caregivers Support Group meets every second Wednesday of every month
from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Alzheimerís Resource Agency of Alaska, located at
the Trinity Barn Plaza at mile 2.2 of the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Call
746-3413 for more information.
Cancer Society, Support Group,
7-9:30 PM, at the Wells Fargo Building on the corner of Northern Lights
and C Streets. 277-8696. For patients, family members and others
coping with a cancer diagnosis. The society also offers
one-on-one support to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Volunteers
who are survivors of prostate cancer assist with information and coping
skills from diagnosis through therapy.
Mended Hearts Support Group, meets monthly.
907-622-3320. For people
who have coronary heart disease or have experienced a heart attack or
other coronary event or surgical procedure.
Survivors of Suicide, meets 7-9 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at
1805 Academy Drive at the Alaska Police Chaplains Ministries office.
Contact Chaplain Bert McQueen for more information 272-3100.
Widowed Persons Service support group meets 1:30 p.m. Sundays at the
Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave., to provide support for
widowed men and women of all ages. The second and fourth Sunday
meetings are especially for newly widowed. (566-0580)
Anger Resolution is a 13 week Seminar
for those who want to not just manage anger, but want to resolve the
root causes of their anger. We are a support group that meets every
Thursday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in room #208 at The Anchorage
Baptist Temple. Jeff LaVoice, Group Facilitator, Phone 230-8070.
APES (Adoptive Parents Embracing Sanity), a support and advocacy group
for adoptive parents
children adopted at an older age; meetings by request. Contact for Joe
or Mary for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support and Education Group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each
month at the Anchorage Senior
Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. (Lenora Preston, 274-5335)
Breathers Support Group for people with breathing difficulties caused by
asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, lung cancer or
other diseases, meets noon-2 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month at 500
W. International Airport Road, A.P.D.E.A. Conference Room. (Melissa Iverslie,
Visually Impaired Support Group,
Mat-Su Valley Chapter, 2:30-4 p.m., second Saturday of the month, Palmer
Senior Center, 831 S. Chugach St., Palmer. (Wanda Issel,
Breast Cancer. Mat-Su Breast
Cancer Support Group meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month
in Classroom C of the Valley Hospital Medical Center in Wasilla.
For more information, a list of upcoming topics, or to schedule a ride,
call Jan, 376-8689.
Support Group for those caring for seniors with Alzheimer's disease or
other dementias, meets 10:30 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday of
each month at the Eagle River VFW, across from the fire station.
(Susan Smiley, 696-0736 or
or Liz Hunt at the Alzheimer's Association, 561-3313)
Clutters Anonymous - Are you having
a hard time getting organized? Do you find it impossible to throw
anything away? Do you have goals and visions that cannot be realized due
to clutter around your house or in your thoughts? Join us at the John
Thomas Building, 325 E. 3rd (3rd & Cordova) in the 2nd floor classroom,
Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m. In this 12 Step support meeting begin to
unclutter your life one step at a time. For questions or information,
call Gayle at 907-529-5218. www.cluttersanonymous.net
Anonymous (CODA), a 12-step group, meets weekly in Anchorage and Eagle River.
Call 333-6620 for meeting times and locations.
The Compassionate Friends, a support
group for parents who have lost a child of any age through death, meets
6:30-8 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Providence
Hospital in Anchorage. We meet on the third floor in a conference room
near the children's unit. There are signs that point the way. The group
is free and open to the public. People wanting more information or
specific directions can contact Barbara Stifl at 248-1063,
Education Group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the
Anchorage Senior Center 1300 East 19th Avenue. (696-8357)
support group for people experiencing divorce and separation, meets 7-9
p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity Christian Church, 3000 E. 16th Ave. (Hal
or Barbara, 338-6777)
Component II, a support and exercise program for breast cancer
survivors, meets 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10-noon Wednesdays at the
YMCA, 5353 Lake Otis Parkway, through May. The program provides a
small-group atmosphere where breast cancer survivors can share concerns,
information and hope in a confidential and caring environment, and learn
ways to develop and maintain physical strength and psychological
well-being. The group is funded by the Alaska Run for Women.
For information or to register, call Michele, 274-1525.
regularly for friends and relatives of gamblers to share experiences,
strength and hope. Call Dale, 349-1007, for current info and/or
Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship of people wanting to free themselves
from pull-tabs, bingo and other compulsive gambling. (Not
currently active in Anchorage. Check the
Anonymous website for current info. Please contact the
webmaster if you know of a meeting.)
Grief. Griefshare, a
program for people having difficulty adjusting to the death of a family
member, meets weekly. Call Pastor Tony Smith, 333-6535 for meeting
time and location.
Forget Me Not Grief Program - Support groups for children, teens and the
adults who love them. Forget Me Not provides loving support in a
safe place to share, learn and grow. Hospice of Anchorage -
561-5322 or email to: email@example.com.
On the web: www.hospiceofanchorage.org.
Grief. Adult Grief
Groups offered by Hospice of Anchorage,
561-5322, firstname.lastname@example.org. An open drop-in, sharing group for adults who have
experienced the death of a loved one.
On the web: www.hospiceofanchorage.org.
Reaching Out - Currently meeting in conjunction with Forget Me Not
Family Grief program, call for more information: Lisa Fleischer -
223-7793. Ongoing group & individual support assisting grieving
parents and partners though the miscarriage, any type of pregnancy loss,
or death of an infant. Information, mailings and special events also
|Grief. Homicide Grief
Support: Offered through Victims for Justice, a community-based crime
victim service organization that exists to support those whose lives
have been impacted by violent crime currently provides short & long-term
individual and peer group referrals. Please call if you would like to be
put on our email list for future grief support groups to be held at our
office. 907-278-0977 [updated 10/09/2012]
|La Leche League of
Anchorage breast-feeding support and information (644-0555,
Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter, sponsors monthly support groups
and educational seminars four times a year. Call 338-6332 for
information, or toll-free 1-800-307-5878.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Self-Help Group meets 11:30a.m.-1:30
p.m. second Thursday of each month at Access Alaska 121 W. Fireweed
Lane. (National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 800-344-4867,
problem-solving support group for people taking Naltrexone to combat
alcoholism, meets 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 4240 Wisconsin
Street. All welcome. (337-4663)
|National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Anchorage offers numerous groups: Adult Consumer Support Meeting
(for adults who experience mental illness), 1:00 pm Tuesdays and 11:30
am Saturdays at 144 W. 15th Av. (272-0227); General Support Meeting for
Families and Friends, every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm;
General Education Meeting, 6:00 pm every fourth Tuesday, September
through May. The Family & Friends and General Education meetings
are held at the Central Lutheran Church 1420 Cordova. All groups are confidential. Web site:
Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to
help each other achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs.
Call 277-LIVE/5483 or, in Wasilla, 1-907-352-3733, and/or check the
NA website for current info.
Support Group meets 7:30-8 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at the Anchorage Senior
Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. (345-2885)
Nicotine Anonymous meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, 670
W. Fireweed Lane. (Heidi, 345-5864, 243-4215). Check the
Nicotine Anonymous website for current info.
Overeaters Anonymous, for compulsive eaters who want to recover, is
based on the same 12 steps as Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings held
regularly. Call 279-1942 for times and location or check the
Anonymous, for those who want to improve family relationships, meets
11-noon Saturdays at Parents Inc., 4743 E. Northern Lights. A
children's group leader is provided. (337-7678,
Family Support Group meets in the Anchorage Pioneer Home. The room we
have reserved is the West Lounge on the fifth floor. Our group meets on
the third Saturday of the month from 3:30-5:00. For more information:
Peter Dunlap-Shohl (907) 350-9691.
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Anchorage, a
nonprofit corporation that promotes the health and well-being of gay,
lesbian and bisexual persons, their families and friends, meets at 7
p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Anchorage Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship, 3201 Turnagain Street. (566-1813)
Anonymous, for those addicted to prescription medication, meets 3-4 p.m.
Sundays & 6-7 Thursdays at Dry Dock, 8141 Briarwood St., off Dimond, behind Viking Hall.
Postpartum Support. Free. Meets
every Monday 2-3pm at The Maternity Education Center (entrance 6) at
Providence Alaska Medical Center. Contact for more information:
Margi Clifford, LPC, RYT, Perinatal Mood Disorder Navigator, The
Children's Hospital at Providence, Anchorage, Alaska, 907.212.2065.
Anchorage (2518 E Tudor Rd #202, Anchorage, AK 99507) offers groups
for men struggling with sexual addictions and their wives. Partners in
Process (for wives of men struggling with sexual addictions) meets at
7pm on Tuesdays. Please call 952-8311 with questions about the ladies'
group. The men's sexual addiction group meets on Mondays at 7pm. Please
call 884-6044 with questions about the men's group. Website at
International meets Mondays at 1:00 pm at 2735 E. Tudor Road in the
Anchorage Community Mental Health Services building. We are self-help
group who use the Recovery method program created by the late Abraham
Low MD to deal with depression, anxiety, fears, angry temper, and a lot
more. For more information contact Joe at (907) 562-7900.
|RITE Inc. offers
"cognitively oriented" self-help meetings for people who want to quit
drinking or drug use at noon on Thursdays, (562-7483)
Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for people who want to stop sexually
self-destructive thinking and behavior. (566-7399)
Standing Together Against Rape, Inc (STAR) offers support
to victims of sexual assault and their significant others in Anchorage.
Please contact STAR regarding the
services they currently offer. 907-276-7279.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) for
anyone who has suffered from clergy abuse and/or their supporters
regardless of religious affiliation, if any. For more info contact
SNAP Anchorage at 229-4131,
SNAP Northwest Website and
SNAP National Website.
|TOPS (Take Off
Pounds Sensibly), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to
weight control, meets regularly. Call Mickie Pascar, 333-6119, for
meeting times and locations.