Support Groups for Seniors

AA has daily meetings in El Paso or Teller counties. For locations, day/time: 719-573-5020 or

Adult Protective Services for the elderly or disabled in danger of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. El Paso County (719) 444- 5755; in Teller County 719-687-3335; all others call State of Colorado 303-866-3433 or call Colorado Aging and Adult Services 1-800-290-4530. .

Al-Anon, daily meetings for relatives or friends of alcoholics. There are many locations and day/times: call 632-0063 or

Alzheimers Assn. provides family support, counseling, education. 303-813-1669 x311.

American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd #100. (719) 635-5101 ext 3.

American Stroke Assn, 1365 Garden of Gods Rd #100, (719) 635-7688.

Bereavement Support Group is for those who have lost a loved one. Call Steve Fehl 330-6652 for info.

Celiac Sprue Assn. support meets 2nd Sat. of month, 10:30 a.m. Contact Marie 572-0548 for location.

Centro de la Familia provides support services to Hispanics/Latinos.122 E. Las Animas St. CS 227-9170.

Colorado Aging and Adult Services focuses on elderly or disabled at-risk adults, (800) 290-4530 or call Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection: (800) 773-1366.

Connection Support for those who live with mental illness. Colo. Springs: Mon 6:30 p.m. Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. or Tues 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Woodland Park: 1st & 3rd Mon 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Rd. 473-8477

CPR Classes American Heart Assn. Find class times & pre-register: (719) 229-5504. Simple Therapeutics, 3100 N. Academy Blvd. #115.

Daddy’s Little Girls brings hope to abuse survivors through the love of Jesus Christ. Caring, empathetic woman invites you to tell your story. 649-9054.

Diabetes Care Center (719) 473-7808.  Go to:

DSC Stroke Club meets 10 a.m. 2nd Wed. of month at Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock 574-9002.

Emotions Anonymous, positive program for unsolved emotional problems, 6pm Mondays, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade (685-1091) and 2pm Thursdays, 1st Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber (338-1878).

Gamblers Anonymous, for those who want to stop gambling. Meets: Mon. 6 p.m. or Sat. 9 a.m. at Dwelling Place, 508 N. Tejon CS. 855-222-5542

Grief Support Group, meets 2nd Thursday monthly at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade CS Fireside Room, 719-687-9204.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. For phone support through First Presbyterian Church call Nancy 719-578-8007.

Grow for Vets, provides veterans with free cannabis as a safe alternative to Rx.Call Dab Lounge, 1532 N. Circle Dr. 471-3398 or

Gun Violence Victims Support Group, for those who witnessed or were injured. Meet and share 5pm on 3rd Tues. of each month, NAMI office, 510 E. Willamette, CS, (719) 473-8477.

Hearing Loss Assn. meets 2nd Sat. /month, 1 p.m. Gold Hill PD, 955 W. Moreno.

Heroin Anonymous for those with opiate addiction. Tues. 7:30 p.m., 1919 W. Colorado 814-227-4723 or Thurs 8 p.m. 4965 Van Teylingen #I, (719) 337-1964.

Later Life Depression Support Group meets 12:30 p.m. every Wed. at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 719-477-1515.

Legal Counseling, free 15 mins. Session on 1st & 3rd Wed.afternoons at Colo. Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Call 955-3400 for appt. (No business matters, personal injury or wills)

Memory Care Support Group /Springs Ranch, meets Mondays 4:30pm, 3525 Tutt Blvd. RSVP to 472-4959.

Mental Illness Family Support for those with mentally ill family members, meets Tues 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave 473-8477.

M.S. Support: MEN 11 a.m. Mon., WOMEN 11 a.m. Tues, 1322 N. Academy; Tri-Lakes meets 9 a.m., 2nd Wed./mo. Village Inn, Mnmt. 633-4603

NAMI Family Support Group for those with family members living with mental illness, Tuesdays 7pm, First United Methodist Church 2nd floor, 420 N. Nevada Ave. or 2nd+4th Mondays 6:30pm, faith-based at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. Rm 114.

NAMI Connection Support for those who live with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis, Mon. 6:30pm, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. Rm 115 or in Woodland Park 1st+3rd Mon. 6:30pm, Mountain View Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Rd.

Narcotics Anonymous service office 2555 Airport Rd. #103. 637-1580.

Overeaters Anonymous – if food is a problem – Mon. 5:30 p.m. or Tues. 9 a.m. First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade. Other meetings: 475-0037.

Parkinson’s Support Group (Sept-June) meets 2nd Sat. monthly at First Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Weber St., 10 a.m. and ends with potluck lunch.

Project Cope: helps needy CS Utilities customers pay utility bills. Apply at Hanifen Center, 14 W. Bijou M-F 10:30am-1pm. 636-2345.

Polio Survivors Support Group meets 10 a.m. on the 2nd Sat. of the month. Call 633-1497 for location.

PTSD Spouse’s Support Group at UCCS Veteran’s Health Clinic, 4863 N. Nevada #380 CS, Tuesdays 4 p.m., to register call 255-8003.

Senior Victim Advocacy Team, CS Police Dept. 444-7777 or 24-hour pager 444-7000.

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (to buy food), Thurs 10am-2pm, Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, apply to SET Medical Clinic, call (719) 776-8877.

Springs Ranch Memory Care Support Group meets 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, at 3525 Tutt Blvd. RSVP: 472-4959.

Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7: 1-844-493-8255.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Murray & Constitution.  Judy 598-6621.

TESSA– Safehouse and counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis line: (719) 633-3819 or 719-633-1462.

VA Benefits & Entitlements Claims Assistance, Thursdays starting 5 p.m. Call 596-0927 for appt. Bring proof of service (DD214) if the first time filing or VA Rating Decision if it’s a continuing claim.

Veterans Crisis Line call 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 or for confidential chat, text: 838255 For veterans or their families.

Veterans DBSA is open to active, retired and former military with mood disorders, having served any time- regardless of discharge. (Privacy is respected and no records are kept.) Meets Mondays 7 pm, 2132 E. Bijou #112 CS-477-1515

Widowed Persons Grief Support meets 1 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fridays monthly, at Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 594-0276.

WINGS offers support for survivors of sexual abuse. Women’s group meets 6:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. For location (800) 373-8671.

Women’s Resource Agency helps you be self-sufficient or find jobs, Tues + Thurs 10am-noon orientation, upper level Citadel Mall. RSVP to 471-3170.

Wounded Warrior Project Resource Center serves and supports them, their families or caregivers. (888) 997-2586 or (904) 405-1213.