Tulsa Area Support Groups for Families
* Please note that some of these groups may be meeting virtually or temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our calendar information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.
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The Arc of Oklahoma
- Moms & Dads Support Group: The mission of this support group for parents of children with developmental delays is to nurture and support families, encourage positive strategies in dealing with challenges, and share in the joy of raising children. Last Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the TARC Office, 2516 E. 71st St. Suite A, Tulsa. Learn more at www.ddadvocacy.net or call Sherilyn at 918-582-8272.
- Nos Apoyamos!: This support group is for Spanish-speaking parents of children with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit www.ddadvocacy.net and contact Hannah Chaboya at 918-582-8272.
- DayMakers: DayMakers is an activity group for adults with developmental disabilities. This group setting offers a wide variety of arts and crafts activities. Meets Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. at the Gatesway Day Center (1217 E. College, Broken Arrow) and Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m. at Whiteside Community Center (4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave., Tulsa). For more information, go to www.ddadvocacy.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve at 918-582-8272.
- Kids Connections: This social group is designed for children (grades K-5) on the autism spectrum. Meets the second Thursday of the month, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the TARC Office, 2516 E. 71st St. Suite A, Tulsa. Learn more at www.ddadvocacy.net or call Sherilyn or Steve at 918-582-8272.
- Teen Connections: Teen Connections is a social group for middle and high school students on the autism spectrum. Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. at the TARC Office, 2516 E. 71st St., Suite A, Tulsa. Learn more at www.ddadvocacy.net or call Sherilyn or Steve at 918-582-8272.
“Sibshops is a group for children who have siblings with special needs in Tulsa and surrounding communities. The group is for children ages five through fourteen and breaks into smaller groups of five through nine-year-olds and ten to fourteen-year-olds for age-appropriate discussions and activities. Sibshops provides brothers and sisters an opportunity for peer support in a fun recreational setting. Participants have a chance to meet with other siblings of children with special needs, talk about various aspects of having a sibling with special needs, and feel accepted and understood. They also learn how to handle difficult situations regarding their relationship with their sibling with special needs.” Learn more in this blog post by Diane Morrow-Kondos. Info: siblingsupport.org/about-sibshops
DivorceCare is an 11-week recovery program to help you heal from the after-effects of divorce. Offered twice a year on Wednesdays at 6 pm at Asbury. Contact Ruth at email@example.com or 918.392.1146 for more information on start dates. Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa
Family & Children Services
Grief and Loss
Bereavement Support Group
GriefShare is a 13-week support program for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Offered twice a year at Asbury, the group offers a comfortable environment where the emotions and process of grief are understood and welcomed. For more information on start dates, contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.392.1146. Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Rd.
Tristesse Grief Center offers group counseling for families and adults. Loss-specific groups for adults include:
- Child Loss
- Spouse Loss
- Addiction/Overdose Loss
- Survivors of Suicide Loss
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Widows Support Groups
Losing a spouse brings a painful life transition—ready or not. We are here to love, uplift, and encourage you during this difficult time. Small groups meet at Asbury on third Mondays at 1 pm and fourth Wednesdays at 7 pm. Socials are also offered twice a year. All widows are welcome. For up-to-date information on meetings and socials, go to www.balconywomen.com. Contact Melissa at email@example.com or 918.640.7573 to confirm meeting dates, time and location.
Small groups for young widows meet at Asbury on second Mondays at 6 pm and fourth Tuesdays at 6 pm. Contact Shae at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.640.5649 to confirm meeting dates, time and location.
Tulsa Area Homeschoolers
Homeschool Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s statewide homeschool organization. Our mission is to protect, promote, equip, and encourage privately-funded, parent-led, home education. We promote resources for families on a variety of topics and strive to provide information for home educators across the state. Homeschool Oklahoma protects our right to educate our own children by watching over the Oklahoma Legislature and alerting our members when bills require their attention. We host events, like Capitol Day, the HSOK Conference, museum days, and Moms’ Winter Summit, in order to equip and encourage you to homeschool well. Learn more at www.homeschooloklahoma.org!
The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma offers several support groups, including:
- Depression Management
- Survivors of Suicide Loss
- Anxiety Management
- Parents Supporting Parents (For individuals caring for someone with a mental health disorder.)
- Bipolar Management
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Management
- Strength and Serenity (Receive guidance, support & healing in the journey after losing a loved one to a violent act.)
- Men’s Health Support Group
- Virtual Support Groups related to Managing Stress Due to COVID-19
Find information about all of these groups at https://mhaok.org/support-groups.
Bipolar/Depression Support Group (offered by Bright Tomorrows)
This group is for adults with bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder meets at Asbury on 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7 pm in Room 2820, September-May. This is a curriculum-based program that gives helpful tools to participants. Call 918.744.5761 for more information.
Caregivers/Family Support Group (offered by Bright Tomorrows)
Caregivers/Family Support Group is for families of those with a physical, mental, or emotional difficulty meets at Asbury on 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7 pm in Room 2820, September-May. This is a curriculum-based program that is both hope-inspiring and Christian faith-affirming. Call 918.744.5761 for more information.
Finding Hope is a support group for loved ones of addicts. It is a safe place where you will find education, inspiration, prayer, helpful coping tools, and a community of others who understand the impact of addiction. Please join us each 2nd and 4th Monday at 6:30 pm in room 2821 at Asbury. For more information, contact June Owings at email@example.com or Pastor Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Diagnosis Group
Mental Health Support for Families
Preparation for Adulthood
REBOOT Combat Recovery – Veterans and Families
REBOOT Combat Recovery—Veterans and Families exists to help combat veterans and their families heal from the spiritual and moral injuries of war associated with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma. We do this through 12-week healing courses offered twice a year at Asbury. For more information, contact Nick at 918.863.7079 or email@example.com.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Sand Springs
SMILE Single Moms Ministry
Single parenting is not easy. Come meet other single mothers and enjoy a time of devotion, discussion, encouragement and support. Meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6-8 pm. Childcare provided September-May. Contact Janet at 918.688.3392 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm meeting dates, time and location.