Support Groups

Foster-Adoptive Parent Support Group

 

  • This is a FREE group
  • Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am-12:00 pm (ongoing)
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)
  • Led by professional staff member, Madison Short, M.A.

 

Expanding your family is a beautiful and joyous experience, but it is also a lot harder than anyone warned you.  You might be experiencing isolation, fear, or disenchantment.  You may see extreme behaviors, hurtful words, and inconsolable episodes from your children.

Whether you have decades of experience, or this is your first child, everyone can benefit from some support.

Join us for an ongoing support group for caretakers of foster or adopted children.  Find a community that understands what you are facing, experience the freedom to release some of your struggles on supportive shoulders, and learn skills to cope with unique children and family situations.

Individual Interview- Interested participants will first meet with Madison for an individual interview in order to assess needs. Madison is under supervision of Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S, RPT-S, Door of Hope Director.  To schedule an interview, contact Door of Hope Counseling at 830-632-5039.

 

 

Reboot Life

 

  • Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am
  • Start date-February 5th, 2017 (ongoing)
  • Group Leader: Ted Nelson
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)

 

Reboot Life will take you through the Bible in a year. You will be able to see how the Bible will help identify changes you want to make and then how to make them. God wants to give you the power to make those changes happen. Come explore, learn, and support others doing the same.

 

 

 

Postpartum Support Group

 

  • Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am
  • Watch for upcoming dates
  • Cost: $5 per session
  • Space is limited

 

Dealing with post-partum anxiety and/or depression can be lonely and overwhelming for new moms.

Door of Hope Counseling Center is offering an 8-week Post-Partum Support Group, facilitated by one of the professional staff: Kelly Moeller, LMSW. Childcare is available for preschool age children with reservation. The cost of the group is only $5 a session. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating please call Door of Hope at (830)632-5039 to set-up a screening interview. Space is limited, so please contact us soon.

Screening Interview
Moms interested in participating in the Postpartum Support Group will be verbally interviewed via phone with the group leader, Kelly Moeller, using the Group Interview Questionnaire and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to determine eligibility for participation in the group.  Group members will be
asked to prepay $40 for the entire 8-week group ($5 per session).

Initial Session
Moms will be asked to arrive 15-30 minutes early to the first session in order to locate childcare, restrooms and submit paperwork and payment for the group prior to 10:00. The group will be asked to sign the Group Rules and establish individual safety plans, including 3 emergency contacts, coping tools and resources (interpersonal and physical) available.

Group Sessions Outline
Session 2: Psychoeducational- What is Postpartum depression, anxiety and depression?
Session 3: Parenting with Postpartum Depression
Session 4: Marriage and Intimacy Concerns
Session 5: Finding Balance: Work, financial and schedule issues
Session 6: Spiritual Healing: Finding Peace and Joy in the midst of it all
Session 7: Self-care tools (Boundaries, healthy thinking patterns, etc.)
Session 8: Overcoming stigma, self-judgement and helping others

Post Group Interview
A post group interview will be conducted via phone to complete the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and provide referrals to ongoing counseling or community resources as needed.

 

 

  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:45 pm
  • Watch for upcoming dates
  • Group Leaders: Olivia & Greg Deisher
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)

 

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

  • This group is for anyone who has been divorced or separated in the last 5 years (or more)
  • Group runs 12 weeks
  • Free child-care available (registration needed)
  • $20 fee includes workbook

See more information at: https://www.divorcecare.org/

To sign-up, or if you have questions, call the Door of Hope, 830-632-5039