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

Our mission is to help military families by providing a supportive community where they can receive help to bring hope, encouragement and faith in God while facing difficult battles at home, and in defense of our country.

Lake Forest
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. They are not meeting August 8th due to conference on the campus. Next scheduled meeting will be Sept. 12th.
The Plaza Bldg. room 102
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. Oct. they will meet on the 25th.
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, the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Rancho Capistrano campus and and every 4th Saturday at the San Clemente 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. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN NOV. Their next scheduled meeting will be Dec. 3rd.
CMC 205
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 every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Next scheduled meeting in Nov. 15th.
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
Saturday morning from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM for 20 consecutive weeks. New workshop will start January 2019.
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 every month in the Conference Room from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Next scheduled meeting is Nov. 3rd.
Ministry Office 2 (MO2) See Map
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Depression & Anxiety Support Group

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. WE ARE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION STARTING NOV. 6TH. WE WILL BE MEETING IN THE MINISTRY OFFICE. WE WILL BE THERE ON THE 20TH ALSO. THIS WILL BE OUR NEW MEETING PLACE.
MO1
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.

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. THEY WILL NOT BE MEETING IN NOV. AND DEC. DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS. Their next scheduled meeting will be Jan. 19th.
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 6:30 to 8:30 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 6:30 to 8:30 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 consecutive weeks and they meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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. In Nov.they are meeting on the 6th and 20th.
GREEN ROOM AREA
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.
Green Room
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630