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Florida Suicide Support Groups


Altamonte Springs
Name of Group: Left Behind After Suicide Support Group (LBAS)
Hospice of the Comforter
595 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Contact Person: Ann Dumont
(407) 682-0808, voicemail 430
anndu2@hotmail.com
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:00
Fee: No

Boca Raton
Name of Group: Suicide Survivors Support Group
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
4400 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Contact Person: Joan Fine
(561) 392-7877
joan@afspflse.org
Meetings per Month: Two- Second and Fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Boynton Beach
Name of Group: Family Support After Suicide
Family Support After Suicide
8500 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Contact Person: Ronny Cutler
(561) 369-3800
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Wednesdays
Fee: No

Davenport
Name of Group: HALOS - Healing After A Loved One's Suicide
Contact Person: Marie Dudek
(863) 424-4810
halosflorida@gmail.com
Meetings per Month: One - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Serves Polk, Orange, Osceola and Lake counties. Contact Marie Dudek for location.
Fee: No

Daytona Beach
Name of Group: Assure
Mental Health Association of Yolusia Co. Inc.
531 South Ridgewood Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Contact Person: Janine Kosek
(386) 441-9327
MHA: (386) 252-5785
Meetings per Month: One - 3rd Monday of each month
Fee: No

Deland
Name of Group: After Suicide
Hospice of Yolusia / Flash Flagler
1250 S. Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL 32720
Contact Person: Laura Meyer
(386) 736-2446
Edna Cortes
(386) 822-4851
MHA
(386) 252-5785
Meetings per Month: Two - Second and Fourth Tuesdays each month
Fee: No

Fort Lauderdale
Name of Group: Suicide Survivors Support Group
Broward General Medical Center
1600 South Andrews Avenue
West Wing Conference Room
Fort Lauterdale, FL
Contact Person: Lorie Simmons
(561) 392-7877
inquiry@afspflse.org
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Fee: No

Fort Myers
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
9470 Health Park Circle
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Contact Person: Teresa Tate
(239) 541-1151
Meetings per Month: Two - Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Ft. Myers
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
Hope of Southwest Florida, Inc.
9470 Health Park Circle
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Contact Person: Bill Enslen
(239) 482-4673
Meetings per Month: Two - Second and Fourth Thursday
Fee: No

Gainesville
Alachua County Crisis Center
218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Contact Person: Marshall Knudson, Ph.D.
(352) 264-6789
Meetings per Month: One - Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Hillsborough
Group name: Survivors of Suicide
Calvary Lutheran
5309 US HWY 41
North Apollo Beach, FL
Contact: LaRae Regis
(813) 645-1305
clcjane2@verison.net
Meetings per Month: One - Second Monday, 6 p.m.
Counties Served: Hillsborough and surrounding.
Fee: No

Jacksonville
Group name: Survivors of Suicide
P.O. Box 1754
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004
Jacksonville
Contact Person: Deborah Davis
(904) 868-5156
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Thursday
Fee: No

Jupiter
Group name: Survivors of Suicide
Family Counseling Assoc., Inc.
4425 Military Trail
Suite 203
Jupiter, FL 33458
Contact: Kathy Legris
(561) 427-3330
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Miami
Group name: Survivors of SuicideGroup
Miami, FL
Contact Person: Patricia Reiss
(305) 629-9188
patr@amtec-itp.com
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Thursday from 7-9 p.m.
Fee: No

Naples
Project Help, Inc.
P.O. Box 7804
Naples, FL 34101
Name of Group: SOS
Contact Person: Beth Knake
(239) 262-7227
24 hr Hotline - local number
(941) 649-1404
24 hr. Hotline - Collier County only
(800) 329-7227
projecthelpinc@juno.com
Website: www.projecthelpnaples.org
Meetings per Month: Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Serves Collier and Lee Counties.
Fee: No

Orlando (East)
Name of Group: HALOS - Healing After a Loved One's Suicide
Contact: David Zampella at 407-947-8683
Meeting Place: Faith Assembly Church, 2008 N. Goldenrod Rd., Orlando, Fl 32807
Meetings per Month: 2 - Second and Fourth Thursdays (excluding holidays), 7-8:30p.m.
Counties Served: Orange, Osceola, Polk
Fee: No

Orlando - Southwest
Name of Group: Left Behind After Suicide Grief Support Group (LBAS)
Hospice of the Comforter
St. Luke's United Methodist Church of Windermere (Building C, classroom 201-203)
4851 South Apopka - Vineland Road
(Bay Hill & Sand Lake Road Area)
Orlando, FL 32819
Contact Person: Dr. Joanne MacPherson
Church Phone: (407) 876-4991
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Fee: No

Palmetto
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
Emmanuel Baptist Church
8305 East 301
Parrish, FL 34219, FL
Contact Person: Ginny Chappelear, M.Ed., F.T.
(941) 552-7515
vchappelear@hospice-swf.org
Meetings per Month: One - 4th Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Palm Coast
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
Florida Hospital - Flagler
60 Memorial Medical Parkway
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Contact Person: Valerie Smith
(386) 446-4690
Meetings per Month: One - First Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Serves Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia counties
Fee: No

Ponte Vedra Beach
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
P.O. Box 1754
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004
Name of Group: Ponte Vedra Beach
Contact Person: Deborah Davis
(904) 868-5156
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Thursday
Fee: No

Sarasota
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care
5955 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
Contact Person: Ginny Chappelear, M.Ed., F.T.
(941) 522-7515 or (800) 959-4291
vchappelear@tidewell.org
Meetings per Month: Two - First and Third Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Serves Manatee, Sarasota, Venice, Desoto and all surrounding counties.
Fee: No

St. Cloud
Name of Group: HALOS – Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide
St. Luke and St. Peter's Episcopal Church
2745 Canoe Creek Road
St. Cloud, FL 34772
Contact Person: Marie Dudek
Contact Phone: 863-424-4810
Meetings per Month: Onest  Wednesday of the month  7p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Counties served:  Osceola, Orange, Polk
Fee: No

Vero Beach
Name of Group: Lost to Suicide Support Group
Mental Health Association in Indian River County, Inc.
Lost to Suicide Support Group
777 37th Street, Suite D104
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Contact Person: Carolyn Kravitz
(772) 569-9788
Meetings per Month: one on one meeting; posibility of group given numbers
Fee: No

Weston
Name of Group: Survivors of Suicide
Broward Sheriffs Dept./Weston
17300 Arvida Parkway
Weston, FL 33326
Contact Person: Silvana Savio
(954)924-00124
fisp@earthlink.net
Leadership Type:
Meetings per Month: Onest and 3rd Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Fee: No

Weston
Cleveland Clinic Weston
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 689.5000
Johanna Malaga – Bilingual
Please Call before attending: (954) 384-0344 Website: www.fisponline.org
Meetings per Month: Two - Second and Fourth Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: No

 

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