Support Groups

If you are in need of assistance, aid, advice, or would like to offer your time to help others, one of these groups may be for you.

The Studio Shelter and Services

Information last updated July 9, 2012.

General info
Meeting times: 

Walk in or call for an appointment Hours: M-F,10AM - 8PM.

Notes or comments: 

The Studio, a local area non-profit, provides services to homeless, run
away, abused, and at risk youths aged about 12 to 21. Services include
access to shelter, showers, laundry, food, clothing, phone/email,
dental/medical referrals, "street survival" kits, job training and referral,
and tutoring/mentoring to help clients improve living skills and school
performance.

Contact 1
First name: 
Lynn
Last name: 
Caffery
Position/Title: 
Executive Director
Work phone: 
256-426-0770
Contact 2 (optional)
First name: 
The Studio's Location
Street Address: 
1001 Oakwood Avenue
City: 
Huntsville
State2: 
AL
Zip2: 
35801
Work phone: 
256-489-8088

Transition in Parenting

Information last updated March 7, 2014.

General info
Meeting location: 

This group meets at the Family Services Center.

Meeting times: 

Classes are held on selected Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., plus various Monday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please call 256-551-1610 for specific schedule information.

Notes or comments: 

A four-hour class designed for divorcing parents of children under the age of eighteen. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

- Effects of divorce on children

- Steps to minimize effects of divorce on children

- The effects of anger and depression on the divorce process

- Reactions from family and friends

Contact 1
First name: 
Family Services Center
Street Address: 
4092 Memorial Parkway SW Suite 205
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip: 
35802
Email: 
info@fsc-hsv.org
Work phone: 
(256) 551-1610

Anger Management Group

Information last updated June 28, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

This group meets at the Family Services Center.

Meeting times: 

Classes are taught on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday evenings at 5:45 p.m. Students must select one of the two classes and attend the same class each week for ten weeks. Students must call, make an appointment to enroll, and subsequently attend an orientation. Orientations are mandatory prior to attending the classes. Details are covered in the initial appointment.

Notes or comments: 

Twelve week course that teaches individuals to take responsibility for their behavior and how to channel anger appropriately. Different behavioral and cognitive techniques are used to help the individual gain insight into his/her anger trigger points. The course is broken down into anger management, stress management, emotional intelligence, and communication processes. Participants become more aware of their own stress and anger signals. Subject matter includes Understanding Anger, The Anger Ladder, Domestic Violence Issues, Role of Substance Abuse in Anger, Rage in our Society, Becoming the Victim, and Road Rage. Certified through Anderson & Anderson of California, using the renowned book, Gaining Control of Ourselves.
***Their may be a price for the book***

Contact 1
First name: 
Family Services Center
Street Address: 
600 St Clair Ave. Building #3
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip: 
35801
Email: 
info@fsc-hsv.org
Work phone: 
(256) 551-1610

Marriage Strengthening Classes

Information last updated June 28, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

The Family Services Center.

Meeting times: 

Please contact for information as to joining these classes.

Notes or comments: 

A course that teaches the skills necessary to have a successful marriage.

Contact 1
First name: 
Family Services Center
Street Address: 
600 St Clair Ave. Building #3
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip: 
35801
Work phone: 
(256) 551-1610
Fax: 
(256) 551-0722

Families & Schools Together (FAST) Program - Volunteer Opportunities.

Information last updated June 28, 2012.

General info
Meeting times: 

To get any information on these contributions please contact by phone or email.

Notes or comments: 

This group helps with:

Assistance with children's activities & meal preparation

Provide "WINNING AS A FAMILY" Baskets, which are a basket filled with family games
& puzzles, etc., cleaning & household items, and a special gift for mom

Sponsor a family meal or graduation ceremony

Adopt families at Christmas

Furnish school supplies

Contact 1
Email: 
fast@fsc-hsv.org
Work phone: 
(256) 551-1610

Homicide Survivors Support Group

Information last updated June 28, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

This group will usually meet at the Family Services Center Building located at 600 St. Clair Avenue in Building 3.

Meeting times: 

The Homicide Survivors Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Family Services Center.

Notes or comments: 

Group meetings are also held in Decatur, Muscle Shoals and Marshall County. Please call 256-551-1610 for more information on meeting times and locations.

Contact 1
Street Address: 
600 St. Clair Ave. Bldg
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip: 
35801
Email: 
hsac@fsc-hsv.org
Work phone: 
256-551-1610
Fax: 
(256) 551-0722

HIV/AIDS Support Group

Information last updated June 26, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

This group meets at the Davis Clinic at 600 St. Clair Avenue.

Meeting times: 

Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Please contact to verify times and locations before going to meeting.

Contact 1
Work phone: 
256-536-4700

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group

Information last updated June 26, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

Please contact for exact locations.

Meeting times: 

Please contact for more information.

Notes or comments: 

This group specilizes with the Guillain‐Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) or any of the variants that exist.

Contact 1
First name: 
Bob
Last name: 
Doehrman
Position/Title: 
Liaison
Work phone: 
(256) 883-6722

GLBTQ Youth Support Group

Information last updated June 21, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

Spirit of the Cross Church located at 3015 Sparkman Drive in Huntsville, AL 35810.

Meeting times: 

Every monday from 6-8 p.m.
(please check their calender as location is subject to change).

Notes or comments: 

This group is open to all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth and their supportive friends who are 18 years and under.

Contact 1
Work phone: 
256-425-7804

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon

Information last updated June 21, 2012.

General info
Meeting location: 

This group meets at the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Meeting times: 

Every Thursday at 6:30pm

Notes or comments: 

All meetings are open to anyone who is affected by the gambling problem of a family member, loved one or friend.

Contact 1
First name: 
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Street Address: 
301 Drake Ave.
City: 
Huntsville
State: 
AL
Zip: 
35802
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