Support Groups

Our goal is to provide a place of comfort, strength, support and hope for people as they work through their personal struggles.

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Active Duty Families

We are a mix of civilians and military families who come alongside to provide encouragement, prayer and other practical support for those battling issues at home while loved ones are defending our country. For example, we will help around the house, and host informational gatherings to address topics impacting the families including PTSD, parenting and building strong marriages.

Lake Forest
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
In M02 the Gathering Room.
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

ADD Adults, Parents and Families

We provide a group for adults with ADD, parents and family members seeking support, resources and information about living with, and healing ADD.

Lake Forest
Monthly meetings on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00. Their next scheduled meeting will be March 23rd.
Children's Bldg. Room 201
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Adoption, Kinship, & Foster Care Support Group

Join other adoptive, kinship, and foster parents for support, training, and encouragement as we learn how to better relate to our children and bring healing. We meet at three Saddleback Church campuses. We meet every Tuesday at 11am at the Lake Forest campus, every Saturday at 4pm at the Anaheim campus, and on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Rancho Capistrano campus.

Alzheimer's Support Group

We provide a support group for those caring for a spouse or a loved one with Alzheimer's.

Lake Forest
We meet on the 1st Monday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. THEIR MEETINGS IN MARCH AND APRIL WILL BE THE 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH. THEIR MEETING IN MARCH WILL BE THE 13TH.
NEW ROOM CMC 206
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Anchored Students Support Group

If you are feeling hopeless and overwhelmed with life - you are not alone! Each of us face different challenges and each of us has a unique story; but when we come together to share our stories - we are able to offer each other support and encouragement. Your life does not need to be defined by depression or anxiety. This group will help each individual look at their circumstances and help develop a plan for healing. We will look at different factors that lead to the feeling of worry and persistent sadness and encourage each other to take steps towards freedom. Hope can be found among others who are in different stages of the journey. If you're feeling hopeless and helpless this group can help you make changes.

Lake Forest
Sessions are Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our next meeting will be in March.
Green Room Area
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group

We assist parents with children living with autism spectrum disorder with practical and spiritual support.

Lake Forest
2nd Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. WE MOVED TO THE CHILDREN'S BLDG. ROOM 206. Their next scheduled meeting will be March 13th.
Children's Bldg. Room 206
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Autism Support Group

Whether you are new to the journey or have been on this road for some time, no matter what side of the spectrum your child is on, you'll find support and encouragement. Come empower yourself with other parents through shared information, guest speakers, and publications.

Lake Forest
They meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Their next scheduled meeting will be March 16th.
Children's Bldg. Room 210
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Bipolar Workshop

If you are struggling with this illness, please know the Bible says that nothing can separate you from the love of God. Our ministry serves individuals and families affected by Bipolar Disorder. We provide a 24-week Christ-Centered workshop which includes education through teaching, group and individual exercises, discussion, and films. You must register for this workshop since space is limited. This workshop closes after 4 sessions.

Lake Forest
Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 for 20 consecutive weeks. A new group will be starting up in March 2017. This will be a fresh start and avoid all of the breaks for the Holiday's.
On Campus
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Brain Injury Support Group

We offer hope, support, empathy, education, and encouragement for rehabilitating brain injury survivors and their families from someone who has BEEN THERE and DONE THAT! Philippians 4:13. "I can do all things with God who gives me strength."

Lake Forest
Meetings are on the 1st Saturday of the month in the Gathering Room from 10:00 to 12:00. Their next scheduled meeting will be March 4th.
Ministry Office 2 (MO2) see map
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Depression/Bring back the Hope

This group is designed to be a source of information, support and open dialogue for people struggling with depression and for those who support them.. We give participants a chance to share their concerns, frustrations, ask questions and share breakthroughs to benefit others in the group. However, we are not a therapy group, nor is the group designed to replace therapy or interfere with any medical treatment being received by participants. But hope can be found among others who are in different stages on the journey.

Lake Forest
This group meets alternating Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00. The dates for March are the 14th and the 28th.
Green Room
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Divorce Care

The Divorce Care Workshop uses the video-based curriculum called Divorce Care, offering a structured process that facilitates healing from divorce. This is a 13-week group that involves teaching and group discussion. The cost is $20 per person and includes workbook materials. Childcare is available for children 0 through 11. It is $4.00 per child for the 2 hours.

Lake Forest
The group meets on Friday evening from 7-9 They meet in the Artist Green Room.
Artist Green Room
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Families and Friends of those with Mental Illness

This support group provides an environment where you can share your burdens, glean from others experience and find strength being with people who also have a loved one battling mental illness. You don't have to go through it alone. Come and be with people who can relate to what you are going through.

Lake Forest
THIS GROUP WILL BE MEETING ON THE 2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 7:00 TO 8:30 PM.
CMC 216
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Families with Incarcerated Loved Ones

Come join our group so you can share your struggles, find answers and learn of new law changes that may impact your incarcerated loved one. During this difficult journey we pray, laugh, and sometimes cry together which has a healing effect on everyone.

Lake Forest
The 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Their next scheduled meeting will be March 18th.
MO2
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Grief Support Group Workshop

The Grief Support Workshop uses the video-based curriculum called Grief Share, offering a structured process that facilitates healing from grief. This is a 13-week group that involves teaching and group discussion. The cost is $20 per person and includes workbook materials.

HIV&AIDS

We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS are welcome.

Lake Forest
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

NAMI Basics

The six session course is taught by trained teachers who are also parents / caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness in childhood. The course provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child who is living with a mental illness. The course elements include: The trauma of mental illness for the child and the family The biology of mental illness & getting an accurate diagnosis The latest research on the medical aspects of the illness and advances in treatment An overview of treatment options-treatment works! The impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family (caregivers & siblings) An overview of the systems involved in caring for children and teens and the importance of record keeping. You must contact NAMI to register for this workshop because space is limited. You can register online at namioc.org or call Jodi Schultz directly at (714) 836-4138.

Lake Forest
New group starting on January 21st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The group will close after the 1st week. You must register for the group since space is limited.
On campus
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

NAMI Family to Family Workshops

We deliver a 12-week course, written by mental health professionals and family members who have personally experienced the challenge of living with a mentally-ill family member. Learn about the various conditions, your role and how to cope during the process. You must contact NAMI to register for the next workshop. Space is limited You can register online at namioc.org or call Jodi Schulz directly at (714) 836-4138.

Lake Forest
The workshop meets for 12 weeks and they meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The new workshop will start on July 12th.
Lake Forest Campus
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Suicide Loss Grief Support Group

A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Those who lose a loved one to suicide often feel alone in their grief. Our support group offers a safe place for survivors of suicide loss to come together and talk openly with others who have shared a similar experience. No matter where you are in your personal journey, you'll find understanding, encouragement, and support to give you hope and healing.

Lake Forest
The Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Their meetings in March are the 7th and the 21st.
GUEST GREEN ROOM
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Veterans of the Armed Forces Support Group

Get together with other veterans and share your experiences in a setting where what is shared in the group stays in the group. We encourage one another as we look to God and the Bible for strength to face our challenges and for answers to our questions. Weekly attendance is not required.

Lake Forest
They meet every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. WE ARE BACK IN THE GREEN ROOM FOR OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS.
Green Room
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630