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SOS Groups in Georgia

Georgia SOS Groups



SOS Groups are often run by survivors and held at donated space. The times, days, and locations from time to time may move or change. Before attending a meeting, please call the facilitator and confirm the details.  The Facilitators will be glad to know that they can expect you at their upcoming meeting. There is no charge for these meetings. (no matter where a meeting is held, the main listing of SOS Groups are not faith based or program oriented.  The meetings are support for healing for anyone of any belief who has lost a loved one to suicide.)

 

ALBANY

Southwest GA SOS Group

Contact: Babs Hall

AlbanySurvivors@gmail.com

Meeting Place: Call for location

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

2ndThursday of every month

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: AlbanySouthwest Georgia and surrounding areas

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

ATHENS

Nuci’s Space S.O.S. Group

Contact: Kathy Guffey

guffeyk@clarke.k12.ga.us

or www.nuci.org

Meeting Place: Nuçi's Space

396 Oconee St., Athens, GA 30601

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

3rd Wednesday every month 

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: Athens/Clark and surrounding

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

ATLANTA

Atlanta Bereavement /SOS Support Group

Contact:  Doris Smith 404.349.9864

ds7703@bellsouth.net

Meeting Place:  2999 Continental Colony Parkway SW, #140

Atlanta, GA 30331

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton,

Gwinnett/ Metropolitan Atlanta. 

All Welcome Call ahead.

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

ATLANTA/MIDTOWN

Atlanta Midtown SOS

Contact: Duanne Davis  

atlantamidtownsos@gmail.com

Meeting Place:

Mechanicsville Library

400 Formwalt St. SW

Atlanta, GA

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

4thMonday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Fulton and surrounding area counties

Last Updated: : 5/28/19

 

 

ATLANTA/SANDY SPRINGS

The Link SOS Groups

Contact: Ginny Sparrow, 404.256.2919

linknrc@bellsouth.net    www.thelink.org

Meeting Place:

The Link Counseling Center and

National Resource Center for Suicide Aftercare

348 Mt. Vernon Highway

Atlanta, GA 30328

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

1st Tuesday of every month at Noon-1:30 pm

4th Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm

2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:15 pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: All welcome

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

AUGUSTA (MARTINEZ)

Augusta Survivors of Suicide

Contact:

Monika Podesta (803) 514-2329

symbolix2001@yahoo.com

Meeting Place: Trinity Hospice Community Bereavement Center

1212 Augusta West Parkway, Suite B (2ndFloor)

Augusta, GA 30909

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

3rdSunday of every month at 3 pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Augusta and surrounding area

Last Updated:  5/28/19

 

 

 

 

CARROL COUNTY/CARROLLTON/VILLA RICA

Carroll County Survivors of Suicide Group

Contact:  Janet - janchance@gmail.com

Meeting Place:  THIS GROUP IS NO LONGER MEETING

At the Garden, Carrollton, GA

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:

3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: Carroll County and surrounding area

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

CHEROKEE

Cherokee SOS Support Group

Contact: Faith Sims 678.873.7829

Diane Petro 404.819.7370

soscherokee@gmail.com

Meeting Place: Northside Cherokee Hospital

Main Floor – Galleria Conference Room

450 Northside Cherokee Blvd

Canton, GA 30114

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:

2ndWednesday of every month 6:30 pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Cherokee and surrounding area

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

COLUMBUS

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Contact: Merci Yeldell 706.649.6500

Meeting Place: Ressmeyer Wellness Center

1329 Wynnton Rd.

Columbus, GA 31906

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 6-7 pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: Columbus and surrounding area

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONYERS

Conyers Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Contact: Paula Christian-Stallworth, 770.929.1470

404-775-0255

Meeting Place: 1175 Green Street SE 

Conyers, GA 30012

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:

2ndThursday of every month from 6:00 pm

Facilitated by: Peer/Professional

Charge: No

Counties Served: Conyers and surrounding area

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

 

CORDELE

Survivors of Suicide Support Group of Cordele 

Contact: Becky & Danny Vaughn 

cordelesurvivors@outlook.com
Meeting Place:

191 Ingram Blvd. Cordele, GA

Email Becky for more information 

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:3rdThursday of the month, 7:00 PM.
Check out their Facebook group 

Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Counties Served: Crisp and surrounding area Last

Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

 

CUMMING/FORSYTH

Cumming/Forsyth SOS

Contact: Sherry Unwala  404.660.0907

cumminggeorgiasos@yahoo.com

Meeting Place:  Krogers Community Room ( upstairs near the check out)

Grasslands Shopping center

5665 Atlanta Hwy (hwy 9 ), Alpharetta, Ga

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

1stThursday of every month at 6:30 pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Forsyth and surrounding area counties

Last Updated: : 5/28/19

 

 

 

DECATUR

Decatur S.O.S.

Contact: Mitch Cohen

404.452.8438

Mcohen5@comcast.net

Meeting Place:

Oakhurst Baptist Church

222 E. Lake Drive Room 200

Decatur, GA 30030

Park in back lot, take elevator, go left to back corner

Meeting Time:

Last Monday of every month

7:15pm – 9:30pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: All surrounding areas

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

DOUGLASVILLE

S.O.S. Douglasville Chapter

Contact: Terri Johnson

770.765.2181

chose2live@aol.com

Meeting Place:

First United Methodist Church

6167 Prestley Mill Rd. Room 226

Douglasville, GA 30134

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

2nd Tuesday of every month

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Paulding, Douglas, Carroll

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE
Fayetteville Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Contact:Tracie Hicks, 678.229.8248
Joe Ann Dilbeck, 678-770-5786
Meeting Place:Piedmont Fayette Hospital

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm
Facilitated by:Peer
Charge:No
Counties Served:Fayetteville and surrounding towns and counties
Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

FLOYD COUNTY/ROME

Floyd County SOS Support Group

Contact: Susan Claxton, sclaxton@highlands.edu  

Meeting Place: GROUP IS ON HIATUS

Contact leader for information

Rome, GA

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

Group is on Hiatus

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: None

Counties Served: Floyd and surrounding area counties

Last Updated: : 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

GWINNETT/SNELLVILLE

Gwinnett Survivors of Suicide

Contact:  gwinnettsos@gmail.com

Meeting Place:  Eastside Medical Center, 

South Campus , 1stFloor Classroom

PLEASE CONTACT LEADER AHEAD

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

4thThursday at 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Gwinnett and surrounding area counties

Last Updated: : 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

HABERSHAM/CLEVELAND

NE Georgia Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Contact: Natalie Ford

negasos@yahoo.com

Meeting Place:  The Bridge Church

607 Hulsey Rd

Cleveland, GA (email for details)

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

3rdThursday of each month at 6:30pm

Email for details

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Habersham and surrounding area counties

Last Updated: : 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

MACON

SOS in the Heart of Middle Georgia

THIS GROUP IS ON HIATUS

Contact: Gaye Ethridge, LCSW 478-464-8138

Meeting Place:  Contact Gaye for 

other groups in the area or more information

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

Group is on Hiatus

Facilitated by: Professional/Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: All Welcome

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA

S.O.S. Marietta Chapter

Contact:  Terri Johnson

770.765.2181

chose2live@aol.com

Meeting Place:

First United Methodist Church

56 Whitlock Ave., Room A-325

Marietta, GA 30060

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

4th Tuesday of every month at 8 pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Cobb, all are welcome

Last Updated: /28/19

 

 

 

NEWNAN/CARROLTON

S.O.S. Support Group

170 Daisy Place

Newnan, GA 30265-1367

Contact: Lynn and Nancy Bradley (770) 251-6216 or 770-301-4890

nbll.bradley170@gmail.com

Meeting Place: Crossroads Church (770-254-0291)

2564 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd. (SR 154)

Newnan, GA 30265

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

2nd Monday of every month from 7-9 pm

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Counties Served: Coweta and surrounding counties

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

ROSWELL

Roswell SOS Group

Contact: Mary Ann Stark (770) 998-6659

starkma@bellsouth.net

Meeting Place:

Roswell United Methodist Church Counseling Center

Roswell, GA

Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:

Call Facilitator for details

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Newsletter: No

Counties Served: Cobb, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Cherokee

Last Updated:5/28/19

 

 

 

SAVANNAH
Savannah SOS
Contact:  Barbara Moss, 912-629-1089

bmoss@hospicesavannahhelps.org
Meeting Place:Full Circle 
6000 Business Center Drive
Savannah, GA 
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
3rdThursday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Facilitated by:Peer/Professional
Charge:No
Counties Served:Bryon, Effingham, Chatham, Liberty 

and surrounding counties
Last Updated:5/28/19

 

 

 

 

VALDOSTA

Valdosta SOS

Contact:Tamara Hardesty 917.502.4346
sosvaldosta@yahoo.com
Meeting Place:  Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Conference Room *Please use rear entrance 
3116 N. Oak Street Ext.
Valdosta, GA 31602
Meeting Day(s)/ Meeting Time:
3rd Monday of Every Month, 7:00 pm
Facilitated by:Peer
Charge:No
Last Updated:5/28/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST COBB

West Cobb SOS Group

Contact:  Pam Roberds  770.428.0929

MeetingPlace: Due West United Methodist Church*

3956 Due West Road Room S-240

Marietta, GA 30064

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:

3rdThursday 7pm 

Facilitated by: Peer

Charge: No

Last Updated: 5/28/19

 

 

 

 

These are the groups that are specifically SOS Groups and support survivors of suicide and sometimes-general bereavement as well.  There are many other groups in our state that are for general bereavement.  You can find many of them on www.gspin.org.  But general groups may or may not be as safe of a place as the SOS Groups.  Try them and let us know.  If you find a good group that is not listed, share it so others can use the resource as well!

 

If you have a problem reaching any facilitator above, please check on www.gspin.organd click survivor then SOS Groups for up to date info or contact Sheri at georgiasurvivors@gmail.com