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.

Adoption

Oklahoma Adoption Coalition 

CLICK HERE for their full schedule.


Breastfeeding

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group

CLICK HERE for their full schedule.

Disabilities/Developmental Delays

Autism Oklahoma

“Autism Oklahoma is a nonprofit that believes every person with autism is unique and important. Our organization helps individuals with autism reach their full potential, helps families thrive, and helps communities understand and embrace differences.” Autism Oklahoma has several support groups for families all over Oklahoma. Learn more at autismoklahoma.org.

Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa

The Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT) is a non-profit organization that exists to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities. This is accomplished by fostering positive attitudes & opportunities for people with Down syndrome via empowerment, inclusion, educational events & purposeful connections while celebrating their extraordinary lives. CLICK HERE for more information.

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 spitts@ddadvocacy.net 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

“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


Divorce

DivorceCare

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 rwinn@asburytulsa.org or 918.392.1146 for more information on start dates. Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa

Family & Children Services

Family & Children’s Services is the place to turn for help when parents live apart to help make difficult life transitions easier for you and your children. Find more about the services they offer here.

Grief and Loss

Bereavement Support Group

St. John Health System: (918) 744-0123
Saint Francis Hospital: (918) 494-6465

GriefShare

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 rwinn@asburytulsa.org or 918.392.1146. Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Rd.

M.E.N.D.

Support for families who have suffered loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. Third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Canyon Crossing, 1651 Old North Rd., Sand Springs. Info: 694-4325 or www.mend.org.

Tristesse Grief Center Support Groups:

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
Tristesse Grief Center, 4646 South Harvard Ave Suite #200 Info: 918-587-1200 or www.thegriefcenter.org.

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 melissa@balconywomen.com or 918.640.7573 to confirm meeting dates, time and location.

Young Widows

Small groups for young widows meet at Asbury on second Mondays at 6 pm and fourth Tuesdays at 6 pm. Contact Shae at shae@balconywomen.com or 918.640.5649 to confirm meeting dates, time and location.


Homeschooling

Tulsa Area Homeschoolers

Support group for homeschooling families. Teens/tweens/littles groups, weekly PE, book club, Lego/game club, skate day, art and science meetings, financial club, and more. Plus we offer many social activities. Weekly meetings Fridays. Activities, friendship, fun! Info: TulsaAreaHomeschoolers@gmail.com.

Homeschool Oklahoma

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!

Classical Conversations

“Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families.” There are several Classical Conversations groups throughout the Tulsa area. For more information or to find a group near you, go to www.classicalconversations.com.

Mental Health

Alcoholics Anonymous of Northeast Oklahoma

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope in solving their common problem of alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA Northeast Central Service, 4853 S. Sheridan Rd., Ste. 612. For meeting locations or more information: 918-627-2224 or www.aaneok.org.

Al-Anon and Al-A-Teen

Support and information for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon Intergroup Service Office of NE Oklahoma, 4867 S. Sheridan, Ste. 705. For meeting locations or more information: 918-627-9114 or www.tulsaiso.org.

Mental Health Association of Oklahoma

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

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 jsaowings@yahoo.com or Pastor Andrea at astephens@asburytulsa.org.

Dual Diagnosis Group

This group provides a supportive process group for individuals who have both a substance abuse or dependence diagnosis and a psychiatric diagnosis. Participants have also demonstrated a period of recovery even though their clinical history might include a recent relapse. Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., Parkside Psychiatric Hospital. For more information, go to www.parksideinc.org

Mental Health Support for Families

For family members or caregivers of those with mental illness. 4th Thurs., 1:30-3:00 p.m., Parlor, Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road. Info: 392-1146.

Preparation for Adulthood

This group assists adolescents ages 13-17, who have a mental health diagnosis and/or severe behavioral problems, with developing the skills necessary to successfully handle themselves in the adult world. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30, Parkside Psychiatric Hospital-Outpatient Clinic. For more information, go to www.parksideinc.org

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 mudpuppy630511@gmail.com.


Mom’s Groups

MOMS Club Tulsa

Support for stay-at-home moms. Playdates, field trips, guest speakers, moms night out & more. Serves Tulsa, Jenks, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Broken Arrow and Kiefer. Contact them here: https://momsclubtulsa.webs.com/.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) @ Sanctuary Church

For mothers of children birth-5. 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. every other Wed. The Sanctuary Church, 7100 E. 31st St. Contact them through their website at https://www.sanctuarytulsa.com/mops/

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Sand Springs

For mothers of children ages birth- 5 years. Every other Wednesday, (Sept-May) 9:30-11:30 a.m. Broadway Baptist Church, 1000 N. Adams Rd. Info: 918-740-7962.

Parenting/Families

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 asburysmile@ymail.com to confirm meeting dates, time and location.

Resources for Senior Citizens in the Tulsa Area

CLICK HERE for Life Senior Services’ Vintage Guide to Housing and Services.

Post-Partum

ICAN of Tulsa

ICAN of Tulsa (International Cesarean Awareness Network) A healthy reduction of the cesarean rate driven by women making evidence-based, risk appropriate childbirth decisions. ICAN has monthly meetings. For more information and meeting information call 1.800.686.4226 ext. 237  and/or check their website.
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