ONLINE RESOURCES

THE DOUGY CENTER

The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

NAGC

National Alliance for Grieving Children

GRIEF.COM

Because Love Never Dies

GRIEF OUT LOUD

A Podcast by the Dougy Center

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

VOCAL
VICTIMS OF CRIME AND LENIENCY

Contact: vocaloftheshoals@gmail.com

 256.777.0482

All services free of charge

Monthly support groups

Assistance with the criminal justice process and advocates to provide support as needed

Assistance in ensuring victim's rights and communication with police and district attorney's offices

Crime Scene and suicide cleanup

Community outreach

Protest and attend parole hearings

SERENITY COUNSELING
RENEWED SPIRITS

Contact: renewedspiritsflorence@gmail.com
256.263.6367
Therapy using primarily equine-assisted activities to understand clients with various physical, cognitive, and emotional issues.
Equine assisted psychotherapy
Equine assisted learning
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for trauma
Play therapy for children
Personal growth and educational opportunities utilizing horses (or not) for children and adults

GRIEF SHARE

Contact: Chris Underwood
256.764.1392
Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm
Highland Baptist Church
219 Simpson Street
Florence, AL 35630

H.E.A.R.T. GROUP

Contact: 256.320.4200
A support group for those grieving the loss of a spouse or a significant other
Wednesdays at 12pm
Highland Park Church of Christ
600 Geneva Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

AMEDISYS HOSPICE

Contact: joshua.lambert@amedisys.com
256.760.7877
Grief Support Groups
Every 4th Tuesday at 2pm
Shoals Chamber of Commerce
20 Hightower Pl
Florence, AL 35630
Every 2nd Monday at 11am
The Caring Place
216 Marengo St, Suite 1
Florence, AL 35630

DAY BY DAY SUPPORT GROUP

Contact: Tommy/Debbie Conley 
256.762.9596
For Parents who have experienced the
death of a child
Group meets the 2nd Sunday
of each month at 2pm
Woodmont Baptist East Campus
2002 Darby Drive, Florence, AL 35630

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES

Offers free individual therapy for all ages and stages including but not limited to: family, marriage, grief, and pregnancy.

TRUE HOPE MINISTRIES

True Hope is a ministry with a mission to rescue people from life controlling problems. True Hope Ministries is not only for drugs and alcohol but also eating disorders, depression, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and self harm.

CROSSPOINT CHURCH OF CHRIST

Contact: 256.764.4073
Recovery Support Groups
AL-ANON Thursadys at 7pm/Saturdays at 10am 
Adult Center #23
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Tuesdays at 7pm
Adult Center #27
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday at 7pm 
ROC #10
1350 Cox Creek Parkway
Florence, AL 35633

DIVORCECARE

Contact: Chris Underwood
256.764.1392
Tuesdays at 6pm, Fireside room C101
Cost is $15 and includes a workbook
Highland Park Baptist Church
219 Simpson Street
Florence, AL 35630

SHOALS DREAM CENTER

Contact: 256.760.9759
Food assistance
After-school programs
Addiction recovery resources
Life skills training
3510 Cloverdale Road
Florence, AL 35633

PATHWAYS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING

Contact: 866-991-6864

Provide adults, children, couples, and families professional counseling services from a Christian perspective

Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association

3901 Hatch Boulevard

Sheffield, AL 35660

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (SHOALS)

505 N Columbia Avenue, Sheffield, AL 35660
256-248-1931
Our one-to-one mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of thousands of children we serve across America.

CRAMER CHILDREN'S CENTER (CAC)

404 W. Tennessee Street Florence, AL 35630
256-760-1140
A comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that provides a safe space for child victims of abuse and assault to talk about what happened. Multidisciplinary team response, forensic interviewing, and counseling services.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH ALABAMA

256-355-7843
Activities to promote school growth and development, monthly group connections for families, along with health and developmental screenings for enrolled children.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA

Lauderdale Co. 256-766-4330
Colbert Co. 256-383-3832
Franklin Co. 256-332-7534
Planning, developing and administering programs and services designed to help eliminate poverty and encourage self-sufficiency.

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE

855-760-3366
Dealing with grief and loss is natural and can be a deeply personal and challenging experience. To help educate, we've created an in-depth guide on grief.

MILAVETZ LAW, P.A.
CHILDREN AND DIVORCE

Children can experience short- and long-term negative consequences when their parents divorce. They are still growing and maturing, so every aspect of their lives, from school life to sleeping, tends to be affected.

FATHERHOOD (NW AL RESPONSIBLE PARENTING PROGRAM)

745 Thompson Street, Florence, AL 35630
256-766-4330
Works with fathers and partners in a 12-week teaching/mentor program. Case management is provided to help participant achieve set goals.

HEALTH CONNECT AMERICA

115 Fairground Road, Florence, AL 35630
256-712-282
Outpatient mental health service offering strength-based support and treatment to individuals who experience mental health symptoms and co-occurring disorders.

NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS) SHOALS

749 Thompson Street, Ste A, Florence, AL 35630
256-765-2081
namishoals2@gmail.com
Supports family and friends of those with severe mental illnesses; bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and more.

ONEPLACE OF THE SHOALS

200 W. Tennessee Street, Florence, AL 35630
256-284-7600
Comprehensive, free services for those who have suffered with domestic violence, sexual assault, child/elder abuse. Children welcome, no appointments necessary.

WHITE HOUSE RECOVERY AND DETOX

866-983-6813
We practice a tough-love approach to holding you accountable, and will not shy away from providing clear insight into the patterns of behaviors that are holding you back. Our community favors one-on-one and peer support to give you the highest chances of finding the routines and coping skills that support your recovery. Whether you’re coming out of your first treatment program or are returning to do it right this time, you don’t have to go through this alone.