There Are Times When We All Need Support.

Support Groups

It is said that two heads are better than one, or a chord made of three strands is not easily broken. The point here is we need each other. Whatever your challenge, you’re not alone. There are others—right here in the Brazos Valley—who are fighting a similar battle, and we’ve found that there really is strength in numbers.

CHI St. Joseph Health’s Healthy Communities work with many support groups in the Brazos Valley as a source of current health and wellness information.

If you would like to list your support group meeting time and location, please call 979.731.1231.

Whatever your struggle, there’s a support group for you.

CHI St. Joseph Health Support Group Listing - Last Update made on September 20, 2017

AD/HD Support Group
A group for parents of children with AD/HD meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Adults with AD/HD meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Both groups meet at the Christ United Methodist Church Annex Building (4203 Highway 6 South). Contact Katherine Jahnke at 979.209.0421 or for more information.

Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support (FACETS)

A parent run autistic support group for parents. Our goal is to offer social opportunities, support and educational resources for families of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as for the Bryan-College Station community. For more information on our monthly social events or informational meetings, visit or

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the St. Joseph Professional Building, Suite 140 Classroom from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Open to all patients who have had gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve or lap band. Guests are also welcome. For more information, contact or Christi Watson at 979.821.7329.

 Brazos Valley Mothers of Twins Support Group                             
This group gives mothers of multiples the opportunity to meet other mothers and discuss the challenges and wonderful opportunities involved in raising multiples!  In addition to monthly meetings, the Mothers of Twins Support Group also has playdates, monthly MOMs Night Out and other events. If you live in the Brazos Valley area and you are expecting twins or have twins or other multiples, please join this group for fun and fellowship. Meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. at Artastic Craft Studio, located at 901 Harvey Road, Suite C (behind Mugwalls) in College Station. For more information about joining this group                                                                                                                                                             

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley
Contact Stephanie Barbee at 979.778.7010 or for Down Syndrome Support Group meeting dates and locations or for more information.

Eating Disorder Support Group
Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. in the Quilter's Café at the St. Joseph Rehab Center. This is an informal, peer-based group for individuals living with eating disorders, going through recovery, or needing positive support.  Family members are also welcome. For more information, please email Karen Beathard at

Grief / Bereavement Support Group
Contact Peggy Telg at Brazos Valley Hospice at 979.821.2266 for more information or by email at

Lost Chord Club (Brazos Valley)
The Laryngectomee Support Group meets the 3rd Sunday of every other month at 2:00 PM at the Quilter's Café in the St. Joseph Rehab Center. For more information, please call Hannah Giles at 979.821.7573.

Mended Hearts Support Group
This support group is for survivors of a heart attack, bypass, or other heart health event, and meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. We do not  meet in June, July, August, November or December. Contact Heather Redcliff for more information and meeting location at 979.821.7589.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
This group meets the 4th Sunday of each month from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station. We do not meet in July or August. Contact Sharon Boston at 979.693.6733 for more information.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family & Peer Recovery Support Group                                                             
The Peer Recovery Support Group meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  The Family Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. And both groups meet at the NAMI office; 1713 Broadmoor East, Suite 101 in Bryan. Call 979.774.4713 more information.                                                           

Pink Alliance Support Group
The Pink Alliance Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. in the Travis B. Bryan Jr. Community Room, located at The Bank & Trust, 2900 South Texas Avenue, near the Tejas Center in Bryan. For more information, contact Patricia Gerling at 979.224.3813 or Linda Cerami at 979. 575.5323.

Preemie Prints NICU H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure) Support Group
Meets the first Friday of each month at 6:00 PM. in the Executive Boardroom (1st floor of main entrance) at The Med. This is an informal, peer-based group connecting past and present NICU families in a hope-filled positive atmosphere. 

Dinner is always provided by a local sponsor. And family members are also welcome. Current NICU families will receive a NICU gift bag containing information, restaurant gift cards, and other items for mom and baby!  For more information, contact Amber Collier at 979.635.0825 or email or visit

Time Like Hannah's (Breastfeeding Support Group)
A free breastfeeding Christian mothers support group led by a board certified lactation consultant. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, 10:00 AM. in the Fellowship Hall at Rivergate Church, 2608 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan, TX. Rivergate is the church located beside Wee Little Me at the corner of Villa Maria and Nash. Enter church at the front. The Fellowship Hall is on the left-hand side immediately after entering the foyer. For more information, contact Shannon at 979.229.1175 or visit

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
This sensible weight loss support group meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. in the Quilter's Café at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center. Contact Judy Edwards at 979.846.0617 for more information.

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Support Group
For those newly diagnosed or "early onset" with Parkinson's disease. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. at Christ United Methodist Church, Atrium Room. Contact Ben White, Brazos Valley Parkinson's Association at 979.219.2396 for more information.