Local Support Groups

Support Groups in the Cincinnati Area

Butler County Mobile Crisis Team and Consultation

CALL: 1-844-4CRISIS (1-844-427-4747)

Hamilton County Psychiatric Mobile Response Team – University Hospital: Psychiatry

Provides a psychiatric emergency room and mobile crisis unit trained to respond to mental health emergencies.

Phone: (513) 584-8577
Address: 231 Bethesda Avenue
Cincinnati , OH 45267

Abuse/Domestic Violence Support Groups

Amend Adult Program

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Batterers’ Intervention & Prevention Program (for men).  Addresses the effects of domestic violence and violent behavior through prevention/intervention services.
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Contact office coordinator for cost, dates, times, information and referral form: 513-361-2129
www.ywcacincinnati.org

Domestic Violence Support Group

Women Helping Women
A Domestic Violence Support Group
Multiple groups offered
Call for location, dates, times and more information:    513-381-5610

www.womenhelpingwomen.org

Women’s Group

IKRON
Discussion of relationship problems, surviving violence and abuse, family issues and women’s roles.  All women seeking support are welcome.  Need to register and complete application.
Call IKRON to register and obtain more information:   513-621-1117 www.ikron.org

 

Women’s Support Group

Women’s Connection

Support for women whose lives have been affected by violence. Child care provided.
Call Alisa Franks for more information:   513-471-4673  www.thewomensconnection.org

Addiction (general) Support Groups:

Celebrate Recovery

Christian-based 12-step recovery program for alcoholics, co-dependents, people with eating disorders, sexual addictions, anger, dealing with past or current physical or sexual abuse issues, etc.  Anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up, or habit.  Several groups in Cincinnati, Butler Co., Warren Co., and Clermont Co.
See website for group locations, dates, and times:  www.celebraterecovery.com

 

Debtors Anonymous

Support group for those who think they personally may have a problem with debt and/or spending.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (in Kenwood)
7701 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Contact:  800-421-2383,   new@debtorsanonymous.org or dacinicnnati@hotmail.com or www.debtorsanonymous.org

 

Gamblers Anonymous

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 a gambling problem.  Only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
Contact for dates, times, locations and more information 1-888-746-4942 www.gamblersanonymous.org

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

Helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors (substances and activities) by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.  SMART is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Contact Richard Bozian for times, dates, locations and more information:   513-521-2391 or rcbozian@hotmail.com
www.smartrecovery.org

Anger Management Support Groups:

Anger Management Group

Educational group for adults who are having difficulty with anger as evidenced by relationship, employment or legal problems. Group not appropriate for batterers.  Multiple locations.  Must pre-register.  Sliding fee.
Contact for cost, registration, date, time and more information 513-345-8555
www.servingfamilies.org

CAN Program

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Batterers’ Intervention & Prevention Program (for adult males and females).  Provides help in learning more effective ways to manage anger in order to lead violent free lives.
898 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Contact office coordinator for cost, dates, times, information and referral form 513-361-2129
www.ywcacincinnati.org

SAFE Group

IKRON-Discussions about anger management, stress and frustration.  Find encouragement and learn new ways to handle difficulties in your life.  Must register to attend.

Contact IKRON to register and for more information 513-621-1117 www.ikron.org

                

Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Groups:

Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives

Held at St. Elizabeth’s South. Support group for people with Agoraphobia

200 Medical Village Dr

Edgewood, KY 41017

859-342-6679

 

Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Group

For people who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks who want to network, share resources and learn new coping skills.
Christ Hospital
Level A, Classroom #7 by the Cafeteria
2139 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information:   Sheila Sims, Mental Health Association:   513-721-2910 ext. 12 or by email at:anxietysupport1@aol.com

Bipolar Support Groups:

 

Bipolar Disorder Support Group

Support for those with bipolar disorder
Christ Hospital, Classroom #3, Level A, by Cafeteria

2139 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, Oh  45219
Contact Sheila Sims at Mental Health Association for more information:   513-721-2910 ext. 12

Cincinnati Depression and Bipolar Support Group

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Cincinnati (DBSA)
Support for those with bipolar disorder
College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45224
Contact Carol, (859) 250-7067 or Lisa, (859) 240-8794

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Group

Support group for those with depression/bipolar disorder
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45219
Contact:  Ken Jones, 513-485-5438 or Robin Roland, 513-545-8842

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Groups:

 

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group

Support group for those with Borderline Personality Disorder hosted by the Red Umbrella Advocacy Group to share experiences, support, knowledge and skills.
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Contact: Amanda Castillo, 513-432-2603 or Dee Adams, 513-218-6199

Borderline Personality Support Group

Support for those with BPD to share experiences, resources and skills.
Sponsored by the Red Umbrella Mental Health Advocacy Group
Location: Downtown Cincinnati Public Library
Trained facilitators also suffering with BPD

Contact: Amanda Castillo, (513)432-2603 or Dee Adams, (513) 218-6199

Codependency Support Groups:

CoDA 12 Step Group

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.  We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.  Topic meeting with discussion.
United Church of Christ
4100 Taylor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45209
Call Ann:   513-231-0733
www.coda.org

Cutting/self injury Support Groups:

Self Injury Phone Support

No support groups meeting at present.  A resource person who has battled the problem of self injury is available to provide one on one support by phone or e-mail.
Angela:  513-615-2603 or by email:  angieo761@yahoo.com

 

Depression Support Groups:

 

Depression Support Group

The discussion group is an open group, accepting new members every session, for anyone interested in sharing insights or ways of dealing with their depression.  Please call to sign up before attending.
IKRON
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH
Call L. Monica Negrila:  513-621-1117

Depression Support Group

Recovery Center
Support group for depression
Recovery Center
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45219
For more information, contact:  Chris Pedoto  513-241-1411

Men and Depression Support Group

Support group for men who are depressed. Group works on issues and provides support to men who are depressed.

4760 Madison Road,
Cincinnati, OH   45227
Call Eric Bair:   513-321-8286

Men’s Support Group for Depression

A support group specifically for men with depression.  Please call to sign up before attending.
IKRON
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH   45219
Call Monica Negrila:   513-621-1117

Understanding and Reducing Depression Educational Group

For anyone living with someone who is depressed or is feeling moderately depressed themselves, their friends and family members who want to understand and support a person with depression. It is not therapy or a substitute for therapy.
Usually held twice a year on Sundays for 5 sessions. Call for next scheduled start date.  Pre-registration is required.
Family Life Center
Northminster Presbyterian Church
703 Compton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Call Collen Ehrnschwender:   513-522-9976

Women’s Support Group

Women’s support group.
IKRON
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati
Contact: L. Monica Negrila, 513-621-1117.

                          

Dual Diagnosis Support Groups:

Cincinnati Dual Diagnosis Support Group

Support group for people with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction.
Recovery Center of Hamilton County
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Contact Cindy Vogelsong:   513-241-1411

Dual Diagnosis Online Support Group

A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to recovery.
http://www.mdjunction.com/dual-diagnosis

Eating Disorders Support Groups:

Eating Disorders Support Group

ANAD, Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disabilities.
For more information about ANAD, call:  847-831-3438.
Call for specific information about the local support group.
Health Alliance, Out-Patient Behavioral Services (Campus of old Jewish Hospital)
3200 Burnet Avenue
Union Street Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH
Call Jenny:   513-207-3010 or  Greg:  513-531-8727

Overeaters Anonymous

12 step program for anyone with compulsive eating habits who wants to change.
Many times and locations around Cincinnati.
Call:   513-921-1922 or check website:  www.oa.org

Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Transgender Support Groups:

Cincinnati Youth Group

The Center Support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight young people, ages 13 to 21.  Meetings and activities allow youth the opportunity to meet other young people in the area for friendship and support.  Provides an open and confidential forum where youth can share ideas, thoughts, and issues affecting their lives.
The Community Center
4119 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH   45223
Call:   513-684-8405
website:   www.glbtcentercincinnati.com

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Support group open to parents, family and friends of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons, as well as to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons.  Meetings include support discussions and often a program.
Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH   45219
For more information contact:  Dick J. or Judy,   513-755-6150 or hotline, 513-721-7900
www.pflagcinci.org

Grief (General) Support Groups:

Bereavement and Grief Support Group

Mercy Hospital – Anderson
Support group for individuals who have suffered a significant loss through death.
Medical Office Building
Ground floor, Conference Room A
7500 State Road
Cincinnati,  OH    45230
Contact:  Chaplain Marty Hoffmann:   513-732-8383

Bereavement Support Group

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Support group for those who have lost persons through death or illness and who are seeking support from others
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
11500 Northlake Drive
Cincinnati, OH    45229
Call Ted Haddix:  513-742-6310

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends East Chapter
For parents and adult family members who have experienced the death of a child, sibling or grandchild
St. Timothy Episcopal Church
8101 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45255
Contact for more information:   Carol or Joel Terbrueggen   513-271-6809 or   joelt@cinci.rr.com or   www.tcfcincy.com/
www.compassionatefriends.org

Compassionate Friends West Chapter
Mercy Franciscan Terrace
80 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information:  Susan Carlson-Berne   513-821-9707 or   Hope Bard   513-793-3554 or tcf_cincinnati.tripod.com/
www.compassionatefriends.org

Fernside Support Groups

Fernside, Supporting Children & Families Through Grief
A place of comfort and support for children and teens, and their families who have had a significant death in the family.  Variety of support groups for children, parents and guardians.
Call for dates, times, locations and more information:    513-745-0111
www.fernside.org

Grief Support Group

Grace Lutheran Church
Support group for anyone who has experienced a significant loss.
Grace Lutheran Church
3628 Boudinot Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Contact:  513-661-5166
www.gracemin.org

Grief Support Groups

Hospice of Cincinnati
For those who have lost a loved one from any cause.  Various Groups available.
Contact Alan Gruber:   513-686-8120, Polly Peterson:   513-686-8122 or Claire Peasley:   513-686-8121 for dates, times, locations and more information.
www.hospiceofcincinnati.org

Motherless Daughters Network

Support for women who have lost their mothers.  12 week class also offered.
Montgomery Community Church
11251 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH
Contact: Mary Ellen Collins:   513-677-5064

New Day Support Group

Good Shepherd Church
A nine-week grief support group offered for anyone who has lost a loved one.  Minimal charge, scholarships available.  Offered several times during the year.  Call for next scheduled class.
Good Shepherd Church
8815 E. Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45249
Contact Kathy Teipen for date, time and registration:   513-474-6907

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Groups:

OCD Anonymous

Self-help support group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
St.Monica Community Center
St.Monica-St.George Parish
328 W. McMillan
Clifton Heights, OH
$1 donation
Call Tami:   513-271-7723

Pet Loss Support Groups:

Pet Loss Phone Support Line

Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Phone support for those whose have experienced the death of a pet. Handled by volunteers, daily 6:30 – 9:30 pm, and weekends, 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Call:  614-292-1823

Pet Loss Support Group

Support for those who have experienced the death of a pet. Call for more information.
Contact:  Janet Lazarus,   513-851-1145   or 513-829-3830

Schizophrenia Support Groups:

Schizophrenics Anonymous Support Group

Recovery Center
Recovery Center
2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45219
For more information, call Chris Pedoto:   513-241-1411

Sexual Abuse/Assault Support Groups:

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse                                                                                          

Connections: A Safe Place
An ongoing support group for anyone who was sexually abused as a child.

103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, OH   45219

Please call before attending:   Rebecca,   513-961-2967
www.connectionssp.org

Kennedy Heights Sexual Assault Survivors Group

Women Helping Women

Open and ongoing support group for women ages 18 and older who have been sexually assaulted, abused, or raped in their lifespan.  No child care.
Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church
6312 Kennedy Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
For more information, call:   513-977-5541  or
the 24 hour crisis line:  1-888-381-5610

www.womenhelpingwomen.org

Sexual Assault Support Group

Women Helping Women
Support group for women who have been sexually assaulted.
215 E. 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
For more information, call: Christie at 513-977-5554 or speak with any Women Helping Women advocate at 513-381-5610.

www.womenhelpingwomen.org

Sexual Assault Support Groups

Rape Crisis & Abuse Center
Support for women who have been sexually assaulted.
Multiple groups offered
Call 24 hour crisis line for location, dates, times and more information:  513-381-5610  www.womenhelpingwomen.org

Substance Abuse Support Groups:

 

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics

A twelve step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes and who meet to find freedom from the past and ways to improve today.
ACOA Tri County Center
2051 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH     (just east of I-75)
Call:  513-771-4070 or e-mail:  info@cincinnatiafg.org   www.cincinnatiafg.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

Cincinnati Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
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
Contact for dates, times, locations and more information 513-351-0422 or www.aacincinnati.org

Family Education/Intervention

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Training for families, co-workers and others who wish to confront the behavior patterns and denial of a loved one’s alcohol and/or drug use.  4 week series.  There is a fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Call Margaret Leistler for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880
www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Men’s Relapse Prevention Group

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Support group for men who are recovering from, seeking treatment for, or the prevention of alcoholism.  Addresses issues such as domestic violence, co-dependent relationships, balancing recovery, sexuality and intimacy, parenting, communication and anger management. Sliding scale fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Contact Sherri for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880

www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
St. Timothy Episcopal Church-(basement)
8101 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Contact for more information:  800-477-6291 or naranonWSO@hotmail.com
www.nar-anon.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Greater Cincinnati Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous
12-step recovery group for men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Many groups available in greater Cincinnati area.
Contact Hopeline for dates, times, locations and more information: 513-820-2947   or
www.nacincinnati.org

Queen City Group

A 12-step program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We strive to provide a safe and sober environment for the lesbian or gay alcoholic where she or he can pursue a program of recovery amid our supportive, friendly fellowship.   Groups meet 7 days a week but some are limited just for alcoholics; those listed below are open to anyone.

Clifton United Methodist Church
3416 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

St. Monica – St. George Church
Old school building (in back)
325 West McMillan Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Check website for other meetings:  http://queencitygroup.org

Women For Sobriety                                                                                                                    

This program is designed especially for women who abuse alcohol or other substances. The program is a guided journey from self-defeating behavior and attitudes to feelings of confidence, power and self-worth.
Caracole
1821 Summit Road, Suite 001
Cincinnati, OH 45237

8256 Fields-Ertel Road (private residence)
Cincinnati, OH  45249

Lindner Center of Hope
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH 45040

Contact Nancy for more information:   513-489-7141  or  NJC3@aol.com or Gloria (co-moderator) 513-321-3894

Women’s Relapse Prevention

Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area
Support group for women who are recovering from, seeking treatment for, or the prevention of alcoholism.  Addresses issues such as domestic violence, co-dependent relationships, balancing recovery, sexuality and intimacy, parenting, communication and anger management. Sliding scale fee.
2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, OH. 45219
Contact Sherri for cost, registration and more information 513-281-7880
www.alcoholismcouncil.org

Suicide Support Groups:

Survivors after Suicide

A peer led open support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Mercy Franciscan Terrace
80 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Call Betty Scholle:   513-385-6110   or   Bob Hasley:   513-793-7385   E-mail:  bghsas@fuse.net
www.afsp.org

(TTM) Support Groups:

Trichotillomania Support Group

A support group for people with trichotillomania (TTM)- compulsive pulling of hair from the scalp, eyebrows, lashes or body. “Trich” especially if it results in noticeable hair loss, call affect many aspects of life.
A safe environment to discuss these effects and a supportive community to help each other live with TTM.
Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue
Classroom 7, Level A, down hall from cafeteria
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Contact:  Dr. Ed Shelleby,   513-559-2066 or  Sheila,  513-721-2910 ext.12