Other Support Groups

Cope Niagara
A support group for parents of bipolar children, or children who suffer from other mental health issues. Providing a safe place for parents to talk and share information. Email: or call Andrea 905-988-9612 or Sonia 905-931-5249.

Depression/Anxiety Support Group, Consumer/Survivor Initiative of Niagara. Wed from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at 178 King St. **main Gateway building, downstairs, door to the right**  Fri from 10 am-12 noon at 111 Church St, St Catharines. More information by calling 905-732-4498.

  Mom's Post-Partum Depression Support Group, Niagara Region Public Health. Call Parent Talk Information Line 905-688-8248 ext 7555 or toll-free at 1-888-505-6074 ext 7555.

Pathways to Peace Anger Management support groups, Mondays 7 pm, St. James Anglican Church, 405 Merritt St., St. Catharines and Thursdays, 7 pm, Norris Wing, first floor, boardroom 3, St. Catharines General Hospital, 142 Queenston St. . 
WELLAND Tue at 7pm at All Peoples United Church. Call Bill at 905-682-0349

Transgender Niagara, coffee and conversation for transgendered persons and their friends. Meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, Silver Spire United Church, St. Catharines (366 St. Paul St.) 7pm. 905-228-1846.

SPAN, a social club for single, divorced, separated or widowed people, meets informally every Tuesday, 6-9 pm at Bailey's Highway 20, Fonthill. Members receive a monthly newsletter listing activities. 905-735-5996 or 905-354-6942.

Do you have a disability? Looking to meet new people, reach your goals? Call the Niagara Centre for Independent Living at 905-684-7111.

Grief Recovery Outreach Program A public service offering 12 weekly evening sessions Mondays 7-9pm in the spring and fall in a support group format to develop practical coping skills for bereaved persons. All individuals who have experienced a loss through death are welcome. Call for information 905-937-4444 or visit

Loving Outreach Suicide Support Group A support group for people who are living with the loss of a loved one through suicide. Affiliated with the American Association of Suicidology. This is an open-ended support group meaning the people they help are not locked into a structured program where they must come a specified number of weeks - they come and go as they need to. This group is operated totally by volunteers who are not professionals. Walter & Lucienne Chemerika, Phone: Res: 905-934-2176

2nd Mon of the month at 7:30pm
Silver Spire United Church at 366 St Paul St, St Catharines in the Hearth Room.  
In October the meeting is on the 4th Mon at 7:30pm. 
Meetings are not offered during the months of June, July or August nor statutory holidays.

Compassionate Friends Offers a support group for grieving parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child of any age from any cause. 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in The Regional Muncipality of Niagara Headquarters on 2201 St Davids Rd, Thorold, ON, in Room 103. Enter in Campbell West Entrance and check electronic board at entrance to verify room number should there be any changes.

Gambler's Anonymous
St. Catharines G.A.
Sundays, 7:00 PM
Grantham United Church
415 Linwell Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario

Schizophrenia Support Group
First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 31 Queenston St., St. Catharines, ON

Schizophrenia Support Group
Monday & Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
CMHA Building, 36 Page St, St Catharines, ON


Gambler's Anonymous

Niagara Falls Number: (905) 351-1616

Niagara Falls G.A.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:45 PM
St. Andrew's United Church
5654 Morrison Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Morgan Funeral Homes Offers bereavement support groups, workshops and seminars. Various meetings and sessions are held for children, spouses, suicide etc....please call for details. 905-356-3550


Glass House mental health support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Resource Centre, 5032 King St. W, Beamsville from 7-8:30 p.m. Call Colleen @ 905-309-3336.

The Niagara Coping Centre A community of volunteers who have experienced grief in their own lives. Provide group support, education and compassion to those who are on a grief journey. Offer 8-10 week sessions to widows and widowers and to parents who have lost children. Also available is the Coping for Kids Program for ages 6-12. 905-562-3503

Women's Resource Centre Offers programs and services to women and their children in West Niagara. Access to professional counselling, legal assistance, workshops, support groups, respite for women with children 0-6, community kitchens and early literacy programming. Programming for girls 8-19. Call for information 905-563-5910


Anger Management Support Group, Consumer/Survivor Initiative of Niagara. Wed from 7 pm to 9 pm, Welland at 178 King St. **main Gateway building, downstairs, door to the right**. More information by calling 905-732-4498 or visiting website


Alcholics Anonymous (AA) 905-682-2140 or 1-866-311-9042

Al-Anon Answering Service: (416) 410-3809

Gambler's Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous A non-profit organization made up of individuals with whom drugs have been a major problem. Self help groups meet weekly as a form of support. Various locations in Niagara Region. Information Hotline: 905-685-0075

Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine. 1-877-879-6422 Thu 8pm at Christ Church, 4750 Zimmerman Ave, Niagara Falls

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a twelve step, twelve tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings are closed meetings restricted to sex and love addicts or those who think they might be sex and love addicts. This is not a support group for friends and family. Doris, Phone: 905-835-2808 Thu at 7:30pm at the St Catharines General Hospital in Conference Room 210 of the Norris Wing, 142 Queenston St.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help Group Open to all adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as parents, friends and family of those with OCD. 416-410-4772 (OCD Ontario)  2nd Tue from 7-9pm at Niagara Regional Headquarters, 2201 St David's Rd, Thorold.

Niagara Pride Support Services An organization providing information on services and supports for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans identified and questioning youth of the Niagara Region. Concentrates on services for clients 14-25yrs but will provide information to all.  Sponsors Rainbow Youth Niagara which provides direct outreach services to youth as well as resource information and educational material to the Niagara community at large.  The RAINBOW SQUAD - a meeting place for GLBTQ youth across the region. Please contact office for more information and location. 905-380-4576

PFLAG Niagara A sharing and supportive group for parents, family members, and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual, trans-gendered individuals, as well as these individuals themselves. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that is respectful of all. 
2nd Tue 7pm at Normandy Resource Centre,
111 Church St, St Catharines (except Jul, Aug, Dec) 
Call to confirm day of meeting. 
Chair: Cathy Mackenzie, Phone: 905-937-0202 or

Offender Reintegration and Assistance Program The program offers a HOLISTIC approch for those who wish to pursue a more meaningful lifestyle. Program is designed to assist in finding available community services, finding short term housing, finding temporary employment, arranging for transportation, developing resposible attitudes, establishing a support group, pastoral counselling and financial counselling. Gino Paonessa, Volunteer Counsellor; Phone: (Residence) 905-358-7992 * (Cell) 905-650-7992; Email:

In Search of Justice A men's support group. Calls will be returned by a volunteer in the area. Provides help, support groups, meetings and referrals for men in a crisis. Helps men with custody, access, alimony, divorce, separation, abuse, false accusations, child support, assault charges sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Call  416-240-0258 (24-hour answering machine), please leave 2 phone numbers and spell out your email address on message.

SOURCE: Niagara This Week (various editions), Info Niagara (

Updated 13 September 2012