Support Groups and Clubs
Greenville is one of the most caring communities in the country. We look out for each other, and we hope you feel welcome no matter what you're facing. These groups offer valuable support to all in need. Do you know of groups or clubs not listed here? If so contact Greenville.com or use our new submission form and we'll add it right away.
Safe Harbor is a shelter for battered women and their children. 24-hour crisis line. Call (864) 467-3636 or (800) 291-2139
Support for people in both Carolinas. Call (704) 289-5912 for more info.
For more information, call (864) 370-0632 or (864) 234-0519.
Us Two Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of the month at Southside Baptist Church. (864) 843-1945, (864) 234-7029, or (864) 879-0963
Greenville County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse offers groups for adolescents, men, and women.
Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings in several Spartanburg locations at a variety of times. AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. For more information, call (864) 233-6454.
Domestic Abuse/Relationship Addiction meets every Tuesday. Childcare is available. 6:30-8 PM. Call for location, (864) 271-8888 .
For more information, call (864) 233-5300 ext. 180.
This summer camp is in Camp Wak-N-Hak, Rutlege Ga.
Call (269) 2887 or (877) 895-8787.
864-234-7029 or 864-834-1945
Parents Anonymous of SC, Greenville Chapter is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and empowering communities in the state of South Carolina. Call (864) 467-0012 for more information.
The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. Please contact 864-800-3197 for more information and to register.
Kid’s Domestic Violence meets at 4-5:30PM Mondays, Safe Home – Rape Crisis Coalition. 236 Union Street.
CSC’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC is the largest nonprofit provider of psychosocial services in the country. Prisma Health – Upstate is proud to have been the first hospital partner.
Better Breathers Club is for people with breathing disorders related to lung disease. 864-231-2786
Men’s and women’s open share meetings dealing with addictions, hurts and habits. Brookwood Community Church. (864) 458-8944 ext 270.
Adult Children of Alcoholics is a 12-step group for adults who continue to suffer the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or similarly dysfunctional home. Meets every Monday at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2617 Augusta Road. 8PM. Call (864) 268-5089.
CRISISline is a 24-hour, 7-day a week confidential hotline offering a nonjudgmental sounding board for people to talk about life’s struggles. Trained phone workers are available to offer a listening ear and to provide community resources and crisis intervention.
National Stuttering Association meets monthly for friendship and support. Meetings held at various members homes. Call Bradley for times, 864-346-0506.
Next Step Therapy Group is for individuals who have been in individual therapy and are now ready for the next phase of recovery. Call (864) 253-8365 for more information.
Adolescent Girls’ Support Group is for girls ages 12-18 who have been sexually abused or assaulted. High school girls meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, middle school girls meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday. 5:30-7PM. (864) 331-0560 x224.
For more information, call 864-467-3344.
Parents Helping Parents is a self-help program designed to nuture positive relationships between parents and children. Meetings are free and confidential. Childcare available. Call for location. 1-800-917-KIDS.
For more information, call (864) 322-2796 or (864) 244-2852.
A meeting for those who have lost someone to suicide. The meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Fellowship United Methodist Faith Community, 2703 Augusta St., Greenville, SC 29605. Please contact Dennis Gillan at [email protected] or Rev. Karen Jones at [email protected] for more information and to verify meeting times.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Group meets Monday evenings from 6-7:15 PM to support the recovery of adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Call Tobias at (864) 331-0560 x238.
Grief Support Group is a six-week group open to anyone who has lost a loved one, offered by Cancer Society of Greenville County.
Camp Courage this is a summer camp for children with cancer and chronic blood disorders. For more information, call (864) 455-5160.
The mission of PEAK is to support estranged parents of adult kids through resources that foster their recovery from the multiple impacts of estrangement from their adult children. These impacts have mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, relational, and financial dimensions. We provide direct services to estranged parents. In addition we offer training for therapists, faith community leaders, and other caregiving organizations.
Co-Dependents Anonymous meets at Unitarian Universalism Fellowship at 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609. Meets every Wednesday 7-8 PM. Contact Pat L. 864-307-8006 or Eric A. 864-918-0591 for additional information.
Adoption support group for parents of adopted children. For more information, call (864) 654-3583.
This support group is for patients and their families. Call (803) 749-4299 for more information.
LifeWise is a Caregiver support group at St. Francis Hospital.
For more information, call (864) 250-0029, (864) 224-3045 or (800) 273-2555.
Relationship Abuse/ Domestic Violence Support Groups meetings are from noon-1pm every Monday at the Children’s Advocacy Center.
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. Visit our website for ways to help.
Compassionate Friends meets at 7:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month at Pelham Road Baptist Church. This is for bereaved parents.
Saint Line Physician Referral of St. Francis Health System. For more information, call (864) 675-4400.
Pizza Night support group for parents of children with special needs. For more information, call (864) 331-1340.
The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Blood is traditionally in short supply due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness. Individuals are asked to support their local blood centers by making and keeping an appointment to donate immediately.
Hero group is for children ages 6-11 who are survivors of sexual abuse. Groups are formed based on age and gender so that the children will feel the most comfortable with their peers. Hero Group uses fun, creative activities to reinforce skills already learned in individual therapy. This group promotes a positive self-image and teaches children that they are heroes for having told what happened to them. One of the most beneficial aspects of Hero Group is that children learn that they are not alone and that other children, who look just like them, are also heroes.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. Started in 1947, the NA movement is one of the world’s oldest and largest of its type, with nearly twenty thousand weekly meetings in seventy countries. Membership is open to any drug addict, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used.
Patewood office of Greenville Hospital System. Call (864) 631-1461 or email [email protected].
St. Francis Hospital (864) 675-4331. For class schedules, call (864) 675-4400.
Foothills Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Network meets at 6:30 pm the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Gibbs Cancer Center of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Call (864) 583-5803 for more information.
Speak directly with a trained intake specialist that can match them up with a licensed therapist according to therapeutic issues, insurance and financial needs, location and personal preferences. Call 1-800-THERAPIST.
Visit the website for more info.
For more information, call (864) 616-4112.
Narcotics Anonymous Helpline provides help and support to those addicted to narcotic substances.
Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Center. For more information, call (864) 241-2600 or (800) 290-6461.
Gamblers Anonymous Support Group meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Call (864) 814-7927 for times and locations.
House of Hope councils people on all types of cancer situations. They help people with grief counselling caregivers group, and a newly diagnosed patients group. Call us or visit our website for more information.
Endometriosis Association Support Group for the Upstate is for women who have endometriosis and would like to come together to discuss tips on how to deal with endo. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Alcohol and drug treatment. Call (864) 467-3790 for more info.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. For more information.
For more information, call (864) 331-1340.
Alateen can be reached by calling (864) 235-4638.
Support from Survivors meets from noon-1 pm every Thursday at Carolina Counseling Inc. For more information, call (864) 583-5802.
Educational Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse meets every Tuesday. Childcare is available. 6:30-8 PM. Call for location, (864) 467-3636.
Family Connections of South Carolina is a support network of families who have children with special healthcare needs.
Grief Support Group at St. Francis Hospital. Call 864-233-5300 ext. 180.
Support for friends and families of alcoholics. Call (864) 235-4638 for more information.
Support groups for friends, families or alcoholics. Call (864) 235-4638.
Free pregnancy test, free ultrasound and free counseling. Call Piedmont Women’s Center, 864-271-2255 for more information.
HOPE Ministries, Inc. is a grief recovery program. Call (864) 878-6371 for more information.
Savannah’s Friends Pregnancy and Infant Support Group meets at OMH Hospice of the Foothills, Seneca. (864) 271-9780
S-Anon Upstate is for those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual thinking or behavior. To find a local meeting, call 615-833-3152.
For more information, call (864) 243-0481.
Free and confidential services include, but are not limited to: free pregnancy tests with immediate results and confidential counseling; a safe and secure place to talk about your feelings and explore all your alternatives; limited ultrasounds through your first trimester; referrals for medical and legal aid and information; and information and counceling about sexually transmitted diseases.
Open share meeting dealing with addictions, hurts, and habits. For more information, call (864) 688-8200.
CHADD is a support group for parents with children with ADD and adults with the condition. Meets decond Mondays from 7-8:30 PM at the Center for Developmental Services, 29 N. Academy Street.
New Voice Club is for people who have had a Laryngectomy. For more information, call 864-222-3500.
Safekey Fellowship is a place for people dealing with difficult relationship issues like divorce, singleness, and single parenting. 24-hour hotline. (864) 371-8499.
Together we welcome you to join us in honoring the lives and potential of adults and children with Down Syndrome.
St. Francis Health System. For more information, call (864) 675-4400.
Transgendered Support Group is being formed for transgendered folks who have suffered rejection from a church background.
For more information, call 864-967-7965.
The Family Effect works to reduce addiction as the leading cause of family collapse and harm to children in the Upstate. We raise money for effective, research-based programs at The Phoenix Center of Greenville that focus on children and families. We need you now to help support strong families, responsible parents and healthy children. Volunteering is a great way to give back. Your time is very valuable to our families and our mission. Each hour you volunteer is equivalent to a donation of $20.25. We have opportunities ranging from childcare to organizing the donation closet. Contact us today, (864) 467-3944, to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available.
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7PM at YMCA on Mondays. Call (864) 282-0105 for more information.
Uplift for women who have had breast cancer.
Rape Crisis Council provides a 24-hour help line at (864) 467-3633.
Sexoholics Anonymous offers support for the recovery of female survivors of sexual assault. Call Joyce at (864) 331-0560 X227.
Diabetes Support Group meets 1st Tuesday at ST. Francis Hospital Bernadine Center. 7-8PM.
Call (864) 232-2988. For the Anderson-Clemson Chapter, call (864) 944-8620.
The Journey Grief Support meets at Providence Presbyterian Church.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Group is designed for individuals and family members of persons suffering from OCD. Sessions led by a specialist. Meets monthly. Call for location, (864) 232-6216.
Sexual Assault Survivor Group meets every Tuesday. Childcare is available. 6:30-8 PM. Call for location, (864) 331-0560 .
Nicotine Anonymous meets at 6PM Thursdays at the Detox Center on Spring Street. Call (864) 596-2300 for more information.
Teen volunteers provide confidential and free telephone active listening. This is from 5-9 pm, Monday-Friday. Call (864) 467-8336 for more information.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. For more information, call (864) 675-4400.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at the Bon Secours, part of the St. Francis Health System. Call (864) 243-9052 for more information.
Julie Valentine Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families. As a community organization, we depend on the community to enable us to provide these services to our neighbors. The 24/7 crisis hotline can be reached at 864-467-3633.
A service of the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanburg offers abortion recovery support groups. Call (864) 582-4673