Life is better when you have the support of others. And, it’s important to make the proper connections early so you can get the help you need.
Baptist Mommy & Me
Baptist Hospital, Prenatal Classroom, 3rd Floor. Support group for moms with babies up to six months old. For more info, call (850) 434-4567. Every other Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning with January 7.
Mommy & Me Support Group
The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in Classroom C/D of Sacred Heart Hospital, located at 5151 N. Ninth Ave. in Pensacola. This free support group provides mothers with an opportunity to share experiences, gain support and develop friendships. A lactation consultant from the Sacred Heart Maternity & Women’s Center will be present to answer questions and offer advice. Baby weight checks are offered at each meeting. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required for each class session. For more info about this class or your parenting experience, please call The Nesting Place Women’s Boutique at 850-416-6378 (NEST) or visit www.sacred-heart.org/childbirth.
Pensacola Parents of Multiples
Meets the second Thursday of each month at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in Conference Rooms C & D, which are located in a hallway between The Children’s Hospital and the Cafeteria. Parking is available in the 9th Avenue Parking garage and in the lot in front of The Children’s Hospital. If you are expecting or already blessed with multiples, you are encouraged to get free, helpful information. We offer a support network, social activities for children and parents, library, and more. For more info, e-mail PensacolaParentsofMultiples@hotmail.com
Children With Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) Support Group
For families of children with attention deficit disorders. To find a local group, please visit www.chadd.org/.
Gulf Coast Wings of Hope, Inc. Support Group
Supporting families of children with blood disorders and cancer. Anyone with a friend or family member who has been stricken with a form of childhood cancer or blood disorder is welcome. All meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. More details can be found at www.wingsofhopeinc.org.
Prostate Cancer Self Help Group
This group sponsored by the American Cancer Society is designed to educate and support men facing prostate cancer. Meets the first Saturday of the month at Sacred Heart Hospital, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 438-4491.
Sacred Heart Cancer Center
Sacred Heart provides emotional support and education for cancer patients and their families through a variety of support groups. For more infor, visit the Cancer Center Support Groups website or call (850) 416-2679.
The Sacred Heart Palliative Care department provides a free, 13-week Grief Support Group for adults who have lost a loved one. The meetings are in the Palliative Care department, located in Suite 201 of the Bayou Tower on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus. The public may use the free valet parking at the hospital’s Bayou Tower entrance, which faces Bayou Blvd. For class dates and times and for registration information, call Kerri Riggs, LCSW, at (850) 416-7705.
Grief Support Group for Adults
Sacred Heart Hospital and Covenant Hospice partner to provide a free, six-week Grief Support Group for adults who have lost a loved one. The meetings are in the Palliative Care Department, located in Suite 201 of the Heart & Vascular Institute on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus. The public may use the free valet parking at the hospital’s main entrance, which faces Ninth Avenue. A representative will meet participants in the hospital lobby and direct them to the meeting room. For class dates and times and for registration information, call Paula Butler at (850) 202-0345.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
West Florida Hospital – West Florida Rehab – Community Rooms A & B, 8383 North Davis Highway, Pensacola. For meeting dates and times, call (850) 494-3212 or visit https://westfloridahospital.secure.ehc.com/calendar/index.dot.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Support Group
First Mondays @ 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ever’man’s in the community education room. Complimentary. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America offers a local support group where patients, family members, and caregivers can connect to others living with these digestive diseases in order to discuss the latest in research, offer educational resources, seek emotional support, exchange disease management tips, and enjoy a sense of solidarity with people in the community who also suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. For more info, visit http://everman.org/event/crohns-and-colitis-foundation-of-america-ccfa-2/.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
West Florida Hospital – West Florida Rehab – Community Rooms A & B, 8383 North Davis Highway, Pensacola. Refreshments will be served. Usually held second Fridays, 1-2 p.m. To verify meeting dates and times, call (850) 494-3212 or visit https://westfloridahospital.secure.ehc.com/calendar/index.dot.