Homer Area Support Groups & Resources Guide

Support groups are usually made up of individuals who are going through or have gone through similar experiences, sharing with each other in order to process and recover from difficulties.  These experiences may include health conditions like cancer, depression, and substance abuse, or they may be emotional and related to life events, like bereavement.

Support groups can be helpful and bridge the gap between medical treatment and the need to talk about what we’re going through.  They are not substitutes for professional help, but are often recommended by healthcare providers and generally regarded as beneficial by the medical community.

988 Careline & Suicide Brochure

The Careline is available for anyone in need of help. Need to talk?

Careline is free and confidential. We treat callers with respect and listen without judgment. 

988: Anyone in the United States can call or text 988 or use the chat function via www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org to access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which will now be known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The state has been partnering with stakeholders for over a year to ensure that Alaska is ready for 988.

ABOUT 988

  • The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is accessible through the previous 10-digit number and 988.
  • 988 will accept calls, texts, and chats from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health, and/ or substance use crisis. People can also contact 988 if they are concerned about a loved one in crisis.
  • Alaskans who dial 988 will be connected with the Alaska Careline, an in-state call center where trained counselors answer calls, chats, and texts.

ABOUT THE ALASKA CARELINE

  •  The Careline is operated by Careline Crisis Intervention, Inc., an agency based in Fairbanks that serves all of Alaska and is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center.
    • The Alaska Careline also receives calls directly from Alaskans who call the in-state suicide prevention and someone to talk to line (1-877-266-4357).
  • The Alaska Careline supports Alaskans experiencing any level of crisis. Counselors provide emotional support and work collaboratively with the person in crisis to address their needs, working with them to increase their wellness and safety.
  • The Alaska Careline is supported and funded by the Alaska Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health.

12-Step Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Kenai Peninsula AA: (907) 283-5722
  • Local meeting schedules & info aahomer.org

Anchor Point Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Mon, Wed, & Fri, 7pm-8pm
  • Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center
  • 34175 Sterling Hwy., Anchor Point
  • (907) 299-3317

Homer End of the Road Group

  • Meeting in person daily, noon-1pm & 8-9pm
  • 126 W. Pioneer Ave. Suite 1, Homer
  • (907) 235-6822

Homer Unity Group

  • Tues, Thurs, & Fri, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • On Zoom (info at aahomer.org) or In person at Homer United Methodist Church
  • 770 E. End Rd., Homer (Downstairs)                                     
  • (907) 299-6226

Living in the Solution Women’s AA

  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Homer United Methodist Church
  • 770 E. End Rd., Homer (Downstairs)                                     
  • (907) 299-4073

Ninilchik AA Group

  • Tues. & Thurs. , 7pm-8pm
  • St. Peter the Fisherman Methodist Church
  • 15811 Sterling Hwy., Ninilchik                                     
  • (907) 953-0273

S.O.U.L AA Group

  • Saturdays, 7pm
  • 3838 Bartlett Street, Homer
  • (907) 748-7005                         

Seldovia Group of AA

  • (907) 399-8223

RECOVERY SUPPORT

All Things Recovery Coalition

Kachemak Bay Recovery Connection

  • Creating Hope through Connection and Community.
  • More info at kbayrecovery.org
  • (907) 756-3530

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT SERVICES (MAT)

MAT is available for adults experiencing substance use disorders (including alcohol).

SMART Recovery Meeting

  • Thursdays, 1pm-2pm
  • SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training
  • Ninilchik Traditional Council Community Clinic
  • 4047 Bartlett Street, Homer
  • (907) 740-3330

The Exchange (Megan’s Place)

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays monthly, 5pm - 7pm
  • Free & confidential. Clean needles, used needle disposal, free naloxone (overdose) kits & training, and free rapid on-site HIV/AIDS & Hep-C testing.
  • Email: homerexchange@gmail.com
  • 4014 Lake Street #210, Homer
  • (907) 841-7204

TREATMENT FACILITIES

Cook Inlet Counseling (CICADA)

  • More info at cookinletcounseling.org
  • Outpatient treatment services, referrals for residential treatment, and substance use disorder counseling.
  • 1230 Ocean Drive, Homer 
  • Office Phone: (907) 235-8001

Set Free Alaska, Inc - Homer

  • More info at setfreealaska.org
  • Outpatient substance use disorder treatment services, and a men’s-only residential treatment facility.
  • 1130 Ocean Drive, Suite A Office
  • (907) 235-4732

Men’s Residential Treatment Program

  • (907) 235-4733

FAMILY ADDICTION SUPPORT

Parent-to-Parent Support Group

  • For those affected by their child’s addiction.
  • (907) 299-3606 or (907) 299-0608

Nar-Anon Family Groups

  • Worldwide fellowship & 12-step program for those affected by someone else’s addiction
  • nar-anon.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous

  • Sundays at 4pm
  • An anonymous fellowship whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
  • More info and online meetings: coda.org
  • 126 W. Pioneer Ave. Suite 1, Homer
  • (907) 235-7423                         

NONPROFITS with SUPPORT GROUPS

 

South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services

Psychoeducational and process groups facilitated by mental health professionals for adults, teens, and children. A brief intake process is all that's required to get started, costs can be billed to insurance or self-paid on a sliding scale.

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Anger Management & Addiction
    • Learning to manage issues of anger around addiction.
  • Depression & Anxiety
    • Developing skills to manage symptoms.
  • More info at spbhs.org
  • After-hours/Weekend Mental Health Clinician
  • (907) 235-7700 | (907) 235-0247

South Peninsula Haven House

Emergency shelter, crisis intervention & resources including legal advocacy for those affected by domestic violence/sexual assault & their children.

  • 3776 Lake St #100, Homer
  • More info at havenhousealaska.org
  • (907) 235-7712  or 24-hour Help Line: (907) 235-8943

Hospice of Homer

For anyone suffering loss or experiencing bereavement. One-on-one & correspondence support is also available.

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • General Grief & Loss Group
    • If you have lost someone, this group is for you.
    • Thursdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Widows/Widower Support Group
    • For those who have lost their spouse or partner.
    • Tuesdays, 1:30pm
  • Hospice of Homer,  E Pioneer Ave #3
  • (907) 235-6899

COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance

Helping Alaskans address and overcome eating disorders. AKEDA Support Groups are online, free & confidential—registration and more info here: akeatingdisordersalliance.org/support-groups

  • National Eating Disorder Association
  • Toll-free Confidential Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

For anyone seeking help with an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment.

  • Visit slaafws.org for more SLAA information, resources & online, in-person & phone meetings.
  • Or email safehavenhomer@gmail.com

Overeaters Anonymous

A community of people who are recovering from unhealthy relationships with food through shared experience, strength, and hope.

  • Mondays at 6pm
  • State & online meeting info: oa-alaska.org
  • 126 W. Pioneer Ave. Suite 1, Homer
  • 907 435-7874

NAMI Alaska

Offering free online peer-led support groups for adults experiencing mental illness.

Parkinson's Support Group

For people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Caregiver Support Group

Guest speakers, training, & support for those involved in the care of loved ones

  • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, monthly, 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Homer Senior Citizens Center (back entrance)
  • 3925 Svedlund St., Homer                               
  • (907) 299-7198