Christian Support Groups

The best referrals to groups will come from someone you know who is already a member of a group. If you do not know of any church-based ministries, however, don't hesitate to start by phoning the larger congregations in your community. Remember that a church which you would not consider attending regularly may nevertheless have a support group ministry which is well suited to your needs.

For referrals to Christian programs, a very good resource is:

Recovery Options
800-662-2873

Another possible source of referrals would be a local crisis phone line. The largest network of distinctive Christian help lines (26 different lines) is:

Christian Help Lines Inc.
Box 10855
Tampa, FL 33679-0855 
(813) 874-5509
 


ALCOHOL/DRUGS

Most support groups are not affiliated with a larger network but are grass-roots ministries in local churches. Other groups, however, choose to identify themselves with larger coalitions of groups. Each of these networks has distinctive approaches to recovery. Some are based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, some use adapted versions of the Twelve Steps, and others use different strategies. We urge you to contact these groups individually for more information about their ministry and approach to recovery.

12 Steps to Freedom 
3100 SE 68th Ave #19
Camas, WA 98607 360-944-1296

Alcoholics for Christ
N. Campbell Dr.
Royal Oak, MI 48067 (800) 441-7877
Email: al4christ [at] globalbiz.net (al4christ [at] globalbiz.net )

Alcoholics Victorious
48 Pleasant St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Email: email [at] alcoholicsvictorious.org (email)hisprints [at] aol.com (@alcoholicsvictorious.org)
Directory of AV Groups

Ephesians Life Ministries Inc.
1620 Elton Rd. #204
Silver Spring, MD 20903 (301) 439-7191

The Florida Net
c/o Ron Ross, Park Ave. Baptist Church
Titusville, FL 32780 (407) 269-6702
email: %22TheNet [at] digital.net%22">TheNet [at] digital.net

Institute for Christian Living / Renewed Life Services
P.O.Box 47482
Plymouth, MN 55447 (612) 593-1791

Overcomers Outreach Inc.
520 N. Brookhurst Street, Suite 121 
Anaheim, CA. 92801-5206
Phone: 714-491-3000, or write:
e-mail: info [at] oo.sheperd.com 
Directory of OO Groups

Overcomers
N. 96th Street
Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 397-3317

Overcomers Groups
Box 366, RD 1
Bechetsville, PA 19505 (215) 754-6446
 

SEXUAL ABUSE

Free to Care Ministries
P.O.Box 1491
Placentia, CA 92670 (714) 528-5413

Christians United Against Child Sexual Abuse (CUACSA)
Oak Brook Christian Center
3100 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60521 (708) 257-8755 or (708) 985-8857

Beauty for Ashes
4410 Alexis Rd.
Toledo, OH 43623 (419) 473-2300

Theis Enterprises
P.O.Box 5093
Woodridge, IL 60517 (708) 515-0696
 

EATING DISORDERS

New Chapter Recovery Ministries
P.O.Box 11247 
Ft. Wayne, IN 46856 (219) 489-5565

Freedom from Eating Disorders (FED)
1352 N.E. Ray Ct.
Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 640-0380
 

CHILDREN

Confident Kids Support Groups PO Box 922
Yorba Linda, CA 92686-0922
714/528-6237 * FAX 714/528-6558