Support Groups

  • ALS Support Group

    (Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville) Provides awareness and education to individuals living with ALS. Meets fourth Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-207-5800

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    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.

  • Multiple Locations


    "NAMI Connections" is a support group for adults living in recovery with mental illness. "NAMI Family Support" is for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. Both groups meet every fourth Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Athens. 770-225-0804. NAMI Family Support Groups are also available the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville; and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Institute in Monroe.,

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    EA is a 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463,

  • Recovery Dharma

    (Recovery Dharma, 8801 Macon Hwy., Suite 1) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! Find "Refuge Recovery Athens GA" on Facebook

  • ACC Library

    Nicotine Anonymous Meetings

    A 12-step recovery program of mutual support for those who want to live free of nicotine in any form. Join at any time. Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

  • Nuçi's Space

    HERO'support Group

    Help, Empower, Overcome, Recover. This is a peer group for anyone living with depression and/or anxiety. Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. through Mar. 25.

  • Parkinsons Disease Support

    (Howard B. Novey Education Center) Athens Neurology hosts a Parkinsons Disease Support Group. Mar. 4, 12–1 p.m. 706-353-0606