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Support Groups

St. Joseph Healthy Communities works with many support groups in the Brazos Valley.  We strive to be a resource for current information for our community members in the effort to promote health and wellness in the Brazos Valley. If you would like to list your support group meeting time and location, please call 979.731.1231.

St. Joseph Support Group Listing - Last Updated August 13, 2014

AA/NA (Grimes SJHC - Navasota)
AA meets Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m. NA meets on Mondays & Wednesdays
8:00-9:00 p.m., and Spanish speaking Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p. m.   Meetings are held in the activity room of the Grimes St. Joseph Health Center. For more information please contact Robert (979)450-1750 or Dale (936)662-0825.

Group for parents of children with AD/HD meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Adults with AD/HD meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. 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.

The Brazos Valley Amputee Outreach Association is available for one on one peer visits as requested by an amputee, physician, therapist or family member.  Peer visits can be conducted in person or via telephone at the person's request.  Arrangements can be made by calling Georgia Taylor at Central Texas Orthotics & Prosthetics, LP 979-731-1985.

Autism - FACETS (Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support)
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month during the school year from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center (1318 Memorial Drive Bryan, TX); Dinner and childcare provided, Questions or RSVP to For more information about the group:

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Quilter's Café at the St. Joseph Rehab from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Open to all patients who have had gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve or lap band are welcome. Guests are also welcome.  For more information, contact or Christi Watson at (979) 821-7556.

Beautiful Community Smiles Family Outreach Program
Provides support for parents and families with children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Please contact Debbie Russell at (979)279-2068 or for meeting dates and location.

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

Dialogue (Cancer Treatment)
Support group for people currently receiving treatment for cancer. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the American Cancer Society office. For more information call the St. Joseph Cancer Center at (979) 774-0808.

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley
Contact Christy Knight at (979)778-7010 or for meeting date and location or for more information.

Eating Disorder Support Group
Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Special Dining Room in the Quilter's Café at the St. Joseph Rehab. This is an informal, peer-based group for individuals living with eating disorders, going through recovery, needing positive support.  Family members are also welcome.  For more information, please contact Karen Beathard at (979) 845-4426 or email

Gluten Intolerance Group
Provides support for people with a diagnosis of Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. Our goal is to increase diagnosis rates, provide food options, and social opportunities. Meets the 2nd Wednesday night of every other month starting at 7:00 p.m.  Newcomers may come at 6:30 pm to get oriented and ask questions.  For more information, call 979-217-1335 or email

Grief / Bereavement Support
Contact Bridgette Shockey at Brazos Valley Hospice; 979-821-2266 for more information or by email;

Lost Chord Club (Brazos Valley)
Meets the 3rd Sunday of every other month at 2:00 pm at the Quilter's Café in the St. Joseph Rehab. For more information, please call Hannah Giles at (979) 821-7573.

Mended Hearts
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Does not meet in June, July, August, November or December.  Contact Heather Redcliff for more information and meeting location at (979) 821-7589.

Multiple Sclerosis
Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station.  Does 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                                                              
Peer Recovery Support group meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Family Support meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Both groups meet at the NAMI office; 1713 Broadmoor East, Suite 101 in Bryan.  Call 979-774-4713 for more information.                                                            

Noon Timers - Parkinson's Group
This group meets the first Monday of each month at noon in the Private Dining Room of the Quilter's Café at St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center on Joseph Drive (across from the Blinn Campus in Bryan).  A complimentary lunch is provided.  For information call Ben White at 979-219-2396.

Pink Alliance
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 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) 690-2592.

Preemie Prints NICU H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure) Support Group
Meets the first Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. 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.  Family members are also welcome.  Current NICU families will receive a NICU gift bag containing information, restaurant gift cards, and other items for mom & baby!  For more information, contact Amber Collier at (979) 635-0825 or email or visit

Stroke Club
Support group meets on pre-determined Mondays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the patient dining room at the SJRHC Rehab. Call the Speech Therapy department for more information at (979) 821-7573.

Time Like Hannah's (Breastfeeding Support Group)
A free Christian support group for breastfeeding mothers led by a board certified lactation consultant.  Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rivergate Chruch, 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)
Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 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
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Group meets at Christ United Methodist Church, Atrium Room. Contact Ben White, Brazos Valley Parkinson's Association at  (979) 219-2396 for more information. 

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