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SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Diabetes

Grupo de Apoyo de Niños

  • Phone: (520) 285-8068
  • Where: Holy Cross Hospital, Board Room
  • When: Last Thursday of the Month, 5:30 p.m.
  • Details: en español

Grief

Weekly Grief Support Groups

  • Details: Reservations not required. No fee.
  • Contact: Carondelet Hospice and Palliative Care Bereavement Services
  • Phone: (520) 205-7700

Tucson Morning Group

  • When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Where:Carondelet Hospice & Palliative Care, Conference Room
  • Address: 1802 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson, AZ

Tucson Afternoon Group

  • When: Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Joseph's Hospital,
  • Address: 350 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ

Green Valley Group

  • When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Friends in Deed
  • Address: 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley

Life After Loss

  • Contact: Roberta Leif, LCSW
  • Phone: (520) 205-7700
  • Details: Six-week program. Registration is required. Please call for information, schedule and registration. No fee.

Heart & Vascular

Cardiac Support Group

  • Purpose: For cardiac patients, their families and friends  
  • Contact: Marilyn Fuhrman
  • Phone: (520) 624-8935 (Pima Heart Associates)
  • When: First Thursday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Mary's Ed Hart Conference Room, second floor

Pulmonary Support Group, "Fresh Airing"

  • Purpose: For people with chronic lung disease and family members
  • Contact:
  • Donna Stout, CRTT & Charlotte Werpy, RN
  • Phone: (520) 873-3910
  • Where: St. Joseph's Carondelet B Room, first floor
  • When: First Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.

Neurological

Aphasia Group

  • Purpose: To utilize group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties. Appropriate for individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, TBI or other neurologic etiology with resultant aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia of speech.
  •  Contact: Debbie Johnsen
  •  Phone: (520) 873-5299
  •  Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Neuro Conference room
  •  When: Tuesdays of every month, 11 a.m. - noon

Mild Brain Injury Support Group

  • Purpose:Appropriate for individuals who have mild cognitive deficits secondary to brain injury.
  •  Contact: Debbie Johnsen
  •  Phone: (520) 873-5299
  •  Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Agave room
  •  When: Second Thursday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m.

Communication Support Group

  • Purpose: Appropriate for individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, TBI or other neurologic etiology with resultant aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders, and /or pragmatic disturbances. The purpose is to utilize group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties.
  • Contact: Debbie Johnsen
  • Phone: (520) 873-5299
  • When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - noon
  • Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Group room.

Life After Stroke

  • Purpose: The goal of this group is to provide a forum for families, friends and survivors to learn about stroke and to provide support for each other.
  • Contact: Tom Slauson for meeting dates and times
  • Phone: (520) 218-5004
  • Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Spousal Support Group

  • Purpose: Appropriate for spouses/significant others of individuals with communication difficulties due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.
  • Contact: Debbie Johnsen
  • Phone: (520) 873-5186
  • When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - noon
  • Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Break Room

Rehabilitation

Amputee Support Group

  • Purpose: Monthly amputee support group for persons with amputations at varying ages, functional levels, and experiences. We come together to share stories, advice, and experiences in an encouraging environment. Facilitated by a rehab counselor who is also an amputee and a physical therapist who specializes in amputee care.
  • Contact: Annie Diedrich
  • Phone: (520) 873-5888
  • When: Second Thursday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Agave Room, 1st Floor of the Medical Pavilion.

Women's Health

Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Purpose: To facilitate sharing and support among breast cancer survivors and provide educational opportunities related to breast cancer issues.
  •  Contact: Maria Tirado
  •  Phone: (520) 872-6987
  •  Where: Holy Family Center, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
  •  When: First Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m.

Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Purpose: A support group for new mothers and their infants. Visit with other moms, receive support from lactation specialists, share experiences and much more!
  • Phone: (520) 873-1609. Call for information.

Footprints

  • Purpose: A FREE support group for parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS. Connect with people who’ve experienced the same kind of loss and receive the love and support you need—grandparents and/or siblings also are invited to attend.
  • Phone: (520) 873-6590
  • Where: St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Pavilion, Agave Room, 350 N. Wilmot, Tucson, AZ 8571
  • When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm

Postpartum

  • Purpose: A support group for women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth and are suffering from postpartum depression.
  • Phone: (520) 873-6858.  Call for information
  • Where: St. Joseph's Hospital-Women's Care Pavilion, Agave Room

Tucson Area "Pump Club"

  • Phone: (520) 873-3468
  • Where: St. Joseph's Diabetes Care Center
  • When: First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.