From time to time, we all need the support of others to help us through difficult times. Sometimes being able to get another person's perspective or just being heard is all it takes. For this purpose, Butler Hospital hosts a variety of free weekly and monthly community support groups on the hospital’s campus (campus map and directions).
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Rhode Island’s Phase 3 guidelines and restrictions, in-person community support groups at Butler Hospital’s Ray Conference Center are temporarily on hiatus. Information about on-line support groups and services is available on the websites below.
Al-anon is a support group for men and women with a family member, friend, or loved one who struggles with alcohol addiction.
Rhode Island Chapter of Al-Anon (Family Groups)
For questions or more information, call (401) 781-0044.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. To learn more and find other meetings, visit Alcoholics Anonymous on Rhode Island.
Family Connections is a 12-week course that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Focusing on issues that are specific to BPD, it is hosted in a community setting and led by trained group leaders who are usually family members of relatives with BPD. This course is provided free of charge. Learn more about Family Connections.
SS Hope is a peer led support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. This survivor's support group has provided comfort and encouragement to its members for the past eight years and includes participants in various stages of suicide grief recovery. It is open to adults and teens accompanied by an adult who have experienced a loss due to suicide.