RESOURCES

Resource Guide Updated Annually

 

Resource Guide

Community Support Groups … at your service

 

 

The SouthShore area, and its neighboring communities, are rich with a variety of support groups to assist those in need. From wellness challenges to life challenges, find an organization that fits your needs.

 Al-Anon/Alateen Family

  • Support for families
  • 10:30am Mondays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd.
  • 10:00am Fridays, United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd.
  • 1-888-425-2666 or visit al-anon.org for a location near you.  www.al-anon.alateen.org/for-alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Support for those suffering from alcoholism
  • 7:00am Sundays, South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium, 1901 Haverford Plaza, Ste. 106, SCC
  • 7:30pm, Sundays, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, SCC 3:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, Closed Women’s Meeting Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC
  • 10:00am, Fridays, United Methodist Church, 1201 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC
  • 813-933-9123; www.aatampa-area.org/meetings.html

Andy’s Kitchen

  • Free weekly hot lunch offered by Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Everyone welcomed, no questions asked. • Volunteers welcomed!
  • 11:30am Every Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall
  • St. Andrews Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL 813-634-1252

Alzheimer’s Support

  • Information • Support • All welcomed and free of charge
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm second Wednesday of every month
  • Cypress Creek Assisted Living Residence 970 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Call to RSVP  – 813-633-7777

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group

  • Support for caregivers • Facilitated by Geriatric Care Manager with Aging Care Advocates • Loved ones cared for in our secure memory care during meeting • RSVP to 813-677-1400 three days prior
  • All welcomed and free of charge
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL   813-634-3347

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

  • Sponsored by Samaritan Services, Alzheimer’s Auxiliary
  • Support for caregivers/family
  • 2:00pm First Wednesday of the month
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Boulevard SCC, FL  813-634-9283

American Cancer Society

  • Information • Support
  • 1:00pm on 2nd Friday of each month
  • United Community Church 1501 La Jolla Ave., SCC   800-227-2345

Better Breathers Support Group

  • Education and Support provided by Director of Sun Towers’ Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • All welcomed and free of charge
  • 10:00am-11:00am,1st Thursday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL   813-634-3347

Blood Pressure Screening

  • Free, no registration needed
  • Outpatient Rehab & Diagnostic Center, 4051 Upper Creek Dr, Ste. 103, SCC, FL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, SCC, FL
  • 7:30am-5:00pm

Calvary Cares Woman’s Group, Life Support

  • Care and support for women
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm; every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
  • Calvary Lutheran Church 5309 N. U.S. Hwy. 41, Apollo Beach, FL    813-645-1305

Chronic Pain & Neuropathy Support Group

Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC

  • Education, Resources and All welcome and free of charge 1:30pm– 2:30pm on the 2nd Thurs. of each month at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL
  • 813-634-3347

Diabetes Education & Support

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Education and support • All welcome and free of charge 2:00pm-3:00pm. 2nd of each month at
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL 813-634-3347

Education Forums

  • Topics requested from the community 3rd Tuesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • SCC Chamber of Commerce back room on left of building.
  • Co-sponsored by NAMI and the SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging.
  • If you would like to join our advisory group that coordinates the Programing or if you want to request a topic or presenter please call South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging 813-419-4902

Grief Support Group

  • Exploring grieving process
  • Reading and studying the book Beyond the Broken Heart to help you navigate emotions, experiences, and questions associated with Meets every first and third Wed., Sept. 7th- December 7th,
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL

Heart Failure Support Group

  • 10:30am, 2nd Wed. of every month.
  • South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium, 1901 Haverford Plaza, Ste. 106 (behind South Bay Hospital)

Hearing Loss Support Group

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC 9:30am on the 1st Wed. of each month
  • Information • Education • Advocacy
  • Meets every first Wed. of the month Sept. – May
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL Contact 813-633-1968 for schedule and information

Kiwanis of South Shore/SCC

  • Terrific Kids Program • Key Clubs • Circle K • Builders Club
  • Scholarships
  • Meet weekly at the Plaza Club Wed. except the 5th Wed. of the month, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. All money raised goes back to the community.

La Leche League

  • Support for mothers 813-932-3664

Life Challenges Support Group

  • All welcomed and free of charge
  • Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC, FL

Lifepath Hospice

  • 813-634-7621

Low Vision Support Group

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Group share and support, all welcome and free of charge
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm on the 3rd Wed. of each month at Sun Towers Retire- ment Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL 33573  813-633-3347

“Male Call for Prostate Health” Support Groups

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Education, Resources and All Welcome and free of charge 2:00PM
  • 2nd Monday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd.

Mary Petro Fund

  • Food • Medicine
  • Tuesdays and Thurs.10:00am-2:00pm
  • South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave., SCC, FL 813-634-8306
  • Financial assistance: Must fill out application and meet guidelines. Must present income verification and identification of full time SCC or KP residency.

Man to Man Life Support Group

  • This group offers men an opportunity to share their life concerns and receive support and an opportunity to make
  • Learn new coping skills and how to make better choices in life, which allow you to relieve yourself of past burdens and to take action towards a brighter We welcome men of SCC and nearby communities to come and try our group. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.
  • Wed. 10:00am-12:00pm SCC Men”s Club conference room, Cherry Hills Dr.

FREE Memory Screenings

  • Memory screening
  • Locations throughout SouthShore community. Facilitated by the South- Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging in partnership with USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
  • Call for appt. 813-419-4902

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Hillsborough (NAMI)

  • Support groups for families and friends who live with a brain disease in SCC, Brandon and Tampa
  • Support group for those with a brain disease
  • Advisory group for South Shore
  • Education seminars from Sept-May at the SCC chamber the third Tues- day from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Free
  • Evidenced based courses for families/friends and those who have a brain disease Advocacy • Resource and referral line
  • 813-273-8104; 813-634-6747  www.namihillsborough.org

Over Eaters Anonymous

  • Monday 10:00am • Friday 4:00pm
  • SCC Chamber, 1651 Sun City Plaza, SCC, FL 813-633-3932; 516-578-5285
  • www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you12-step program No scales, dues or fees. Enter through the door on left.

PPD Moms (Post Partum Depression)

Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm, 3rd Monday of each month at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL 813-634-3347
  • Education, Resources and Support in partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation
  • Supported by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging

Post- Polio Syndrome Support

  • 813-642-8707

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group

  • Learn what you can do to reduce pain Second Friday of the Month, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC 813-634-3347

South Shore Coalition for Mental Health & Aging

  • For support group referrals 813-419-4902

Stroke Support Group

  • 1:00pm., first Wed. of every month. East/West Social Rooms, Kings Point Clubhouse  813-634-0386

South Shore Diversity Group

  • The focus of the group is to have fun together and experience a full range of activities from dining out, Christmas potluck, to kayaking, cultural outings and a periodic harbor
  • 3rd Thurs. of each month, at 6pm, currently at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S Pebble Beach Blvd, SCC. www.southshorediversitygroup.org/home.html ssdiversitygroup@gmail.com

Widows Wellness Group

  • For women who have lost their spouse 9:00am-11:00am 3rd Thurs. of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC 813-634-3347

Widowers Wellness Group

  • For men who have lost their spouse. Mondays: 8:30am
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC
  • 813-625-5665, Jim Clark; 813-634-3347