Valley Baptist Health System understands the need for support through difficult times. We are pleased to offer information on support groups throughout our area.
AL-Anon meetings are held every Wednesday at noon the Employee Assistance Program group room in the Valley Baptist Medical Arts Pavilion, Building B, 2121 Pease Street, Suite 3G in Harlingen. In AL-Anon, members share their own experiences, strength and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. Members come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.
Alzheimer's Association Support Groups in the Valley
There are several Alzheimer's Association Support Groups meeting in the Valley, with meetings held in both English and Spanish. For more information, please click here to see a listing of locations, dates, and contact persons.
Amputee Support Group
The Amputee Support Group was created to help amputees, family and caregivers with information on caring for individuals with amputations. This group meets every three months. The meetings are free and open to the public.
"Dialogue" -- A Cancer Support Group
Meets the First & Third Wednesday of the Month 12:30 p.m. in the Abbott Medication Room First Floor, East Tower at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
- An ongoing support group for cancer patients, their families and friends.
- An opportunity to share common experiences problems and solutions in a supportive atmosphere.
- A chance to talk confidentially with others who are coping with cancer.
- Designed to help you better understand and learn to live with cancer.
Friends of Cancer
The “Friends of Cancer Support Group” was formed in 1998. The purpose of the group is to provide support, information, and to offer hope, encouragement and comfort to individuals who have or have had cancer. All information shared is confidential.
For more information, please contact Rosalyn Robinson at (956) 423-0959or the M.D. Andersen Cancer Center at 1-800-345-6324.
Child Fatality Review Team
Cameron/Willacy Counties Contact Dr. Stanley Fisch
Diabetes Type 2 Support Group
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
The purpose of this group is to provide educational opportunities for patients and their families to learn how to better self-manage Type 2 Diabetes. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise specified) at the Woodward Conference Center, check our Event Calendar for dates. For further information, please contact Irma Treviño at (956)-389-1119.
Stroke Support Group
The H.O.P.E. (Haven Offering Patient Encouragement) Stroke Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except for December, at 6 p.m. in the Woodward Conference Center (South Tower entrance) at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. This group provides education and support to stroke patients, family members and care givers. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Debbie Diehl at email@example.com or Julio Olmeda, Nurse Practitioner, at (956) 389-4060.
Epilepsy Support Group
This support group is led by Jody & Dolores Seabolt. For more information on this group please call them at (956) 793-2520.
Bereavement Support Group
(Designed to give those who are grieving tools and support during their journey.) Boggus Education Pavilion, Room 5 First Four Tuesdays of every month at 6:00 p.m. For more information you may contact Chaplain David Mann at 389-6219. Free of charge – open to the public.
Safe Haven Support Group
(Available to those who have attended our bereavement support group sessions and wish to continue with a monthly meeting for further support.) Boggus Education Pavilion, Room 2 Last Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. For more information you may contact Chaplain Chris Hall at 357-3330. Free of charge – open to the public.
Bereavement Support Group for Parents Who Have Experienced the Loss of a Baby
First Thursday of every month. Boggus Education Pavilion, Room # 2 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, please call Chaplain Joe Jaime at 389-1194. Free of charge – open to the public.
For questions and reservations, please call our Pastoral Service department at (956) 389-1194.