At one time or another, we could all use a little help and sometimes that help needs to come from someone who’s been there. Whether it’s raising twins or triplets, dealing with a child with ADD, or asking another military wife for advice on how to cope with the unique struggles of life on base, these support groups local to Huntsville and North Alabama may be able to offer the help you need.
Attachment Parenting (API)
Meets in Huntsville to discuss AP topics and to encourage each other. Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting methods that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). Please join us for support, education and encouragement! Like our Facebook Page for monthly meeting topics and more information and follow us on Twitter.
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Contact 256-773-0549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A parent-led support network for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Visit site for more info.
This group meets each Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00AM and 4:30-5:30PM at the Women’s Pavilion, 120A. Free and open to any breastfeeding moms and their babies. The group is lead by friendly and knowledgeable lactation specialists.
This group meets each Mondays from 10:30AM-12:30PM and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM at the Wellness Center. Free and open to any breastfeeding moms and their babies. The group is lead by friendly and knowledgeable lactation specialists.
A non-profit supporting families and parents of children with Down Syndrome in North Alabama.
A closed Facebook Group (you’ll need to request to join). This is a group for cloth diapering moms of North Alabama/ A Nurturing Moment. Members are looking to buy/swap/sew/
For parents, grandparents and siblings grieving the death of a child of any age.
A Facebook group that exists to share information and offer support to others living with Celiac disease in Huntsville.
Learning Differences Education Exchange and Support (LDEES).
Everyone is invited to join with other parents and educators in our area to share information, support, and insights about dyslexia, writing and comprehension problems, math, ADD/ADHD, homework strategies, special education eligibility, etc. This group meets at Greengate School (directions at http://www.greengateschool.org/contact.html) one Sunday each month. Email Sherri Fowler (email@example.com) for more information.
This closed Facebook group was created for the specific purpose of “asking those embarrassing questions, and making useful comments that may help others.” Group members are encouraged to seek advice on all types of parenting/mommy questions with the full understanding that this is a peer group ONLY and professional advice should be sought when dealing with serious issues. The group is closed so no one that isn’t in the group can see your posts.
This Moms of Multiples group meets once a month and is for anyone in the Huntsville area that has twins, triplets or more (!).
Our community is filled with hurting hearts, hurting families and sadly, hurting stomachs as many seek to provide for their families. This group seeks to share, to be part of providing and to connect with a network of others of the same heart in meeting these physical and ultimately spiritual needs.
La Leche League offers Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. Mothers, babies and children, expectant mothers, and female support persons are welcome. LLL of Huntsville meets the third Thursday of each month in the community room of Ashley Furniture (3020 S Memorial Pkwy; Huntsville, AL 35801) from 5:30-6:30PM. LLL of Madison County meets the third Monday of every month at the Madison Library at 10AM.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, this group meets at 6 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Huntsville Public Library.
Redstone Military Wives Support Group
This group is on Facebook and is for anyone in the Military or who has a spouse in the military. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A parent group that meets at the UCP Therapy Center, this group is free and is geared specifically for parents of young children (approximately 12 and younger) with ANY special needs. The parents do fun things together outside of the meetings and have a private Facebook group as well.
Women’s Support Group
For those dealing with older teens with addiction and related issues. Meets Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 256-536-2271 for more info.
Young Adults with Disabilities
For young adults with disabilities, UCP has the Young Adult Connections group (age 18 and up). They are currently working on the “I Am Norm” nationwide campaign and have made some awesome presentations.
Family Advocacy services through the National Children’s Advocacy Center are provided to parents and guardians of children who participate in forensic interviews, although other caregivers may be referred to the program as well. These services are designed to give support and education to caregivers in a one-on-one setting or through support groups. To report child abuse or neglect, click here.
If you or someone you know needs support or help in a domestic violence situation, Crisis Services of North Alabama provides counseling, support groups, and legal assistance.