Ascension Providence offers numerous support groups, covering a wide range of topics for every member of the family. All support groups are free of charge, unless noted otherwise. For more information about any of the support groups listed below, call the number shown at the end of each description.
“Air Ways” Pulmonary Support Group
Designed for anyone with lung disease or those who may have a family member with lung problems. The group is hosted by Ascension Providence Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department and will meet the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 254-751-4586.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Open to all female breast cancer survivors. Held at the Ascension Providence Breast Health Center on the last Monday of every month. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 6600 Fish Pond Road. For more information call 254-537-1713 or email Katherine Davis.
Diabetic Support Group
Designed for anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment. Meets the third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Ascension Medical Group Providence Endocrinology Clinic. Ascension Providence Medical Plaza, 405 Londonderry, Suite 310. For more information, visit us online or please call 254-751-4257.
Hosted by Ascension Providence Hospice, Healing Grief is a 6-week series dedicated to dealing with loss. For more information, call Ascension Providence Hospice at 254-399-9099.
Open to patients with heart disease and their families to learn more about cardiac treatment. Meetings include a program with a guest speaker, along with heart-healthy refreshments. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Ascension Providence Health Center in Classroom 6.
Osteoporosis Support Group
Designed for anyone interested in learning more about osteoporosis. Meets from noon to 1:00 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Ascension Providence. For more information, call 254-751-4565.
DePaul Center Support Groups
For more information on any support group listed below, call 254-776-5970. Ascension Providence DePaul Center is located at 301 Londonderry Drive in Waco, approximately one block from Ascension Providence.
Second Chance Alanon
A recovery support group for families, friends and significant others of chemically dependent people. Held on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. in the Ascension Providence DePaul Center Education Room. Contacts: Billie at 840-3753, Diane at 881-1716 or Lynn at 772-4138.
A recovery support group for families, friends and significant others of chemically dependent people. Regular members introduce newcomers to the program. Held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Ascension Providence DePaul Center. Contacts: Kay at 254-666-2792.
NAMI of Waco
Family members and caregivers of those with mental illness. General meetings are at 6:45 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month followed by a support group meeting at the Ascension Providence Education complex. Check TV monitors for the room number. Contacts: Maurice at 254-776-9227, Walter at 254-753-2270 or Chuck at 254-772-8148.
Bipolar Support Group
Support group for those individuals dealing with bipolar illness and their family members. Meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ascension Providence DePaul Center cafeteria.
Depression Support Group
A support group for individuals as well as family members who suffer from depression. Meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in the Ascension Providence DePaul Center cafeteria. Contact Sylvia Silva-Castillo, Counselor at 254-776-5970.