Narcotics Anonymous meets daily at noon and 8 p.m. at 2504 39th St. 

Call 888-955-8822.


The University of Texas Medical Branch will conduct a series of community discussions meant to provide academicians more perspectives on bioethical issues evolving in the health care industry at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church’s annex building, 39th Street and Avenue L (the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods and the Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will conduct these meetings).

All meetings are open to the public.


The student-run clinic at St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St., will be seeing patients from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Call 409-763-8521 to schedule an appointment.


Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rosa May Catching Annex Building, 12045 15th St. (portable building at the corner of state Highway 6 and Avenue K).

There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Call 409-457-9517.


The Change of Life group of Cocaine Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor on the west side of St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St.

Call 409-939-9498.


The University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery will present a free seminar on medical and surgical weight loss options at 6 p.m. Thursday at the UTMB Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway S.

The seminar is free, but registration is suggested.

Visit or call 832-505-1500.


The Transition Plus peer support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Highway.

The free meetings are open to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family members dealing with transition issues that may include PTSD, and emotional, personal, family and work issues.

Visit or call 281-317-7335.


The grief support group Friends Helping Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Team Conference Room at Kindred, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd.

Anyone who has lost a spouse or other loved one is invited to participate.

Call 281-474-3430 or 281-334-1033.


The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UTMB Specialty Care Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway S.

Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Preregistration is required. Admission is free.

Contact Adele Herzfeld,, or 832-505-2002 or 409-747-7030.


The Reconstruction of a Survivor breast cancer support group will have free meetings for those diagnosed and undergoing treatment and/or reconstruction from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2098 W. Main St.

A light meal will be served afterward.

Email Stella Turrubiate,, or Frances Burton,


The Survivors of Suicide Support Group of Galveston County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Moody Memorial Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

The self-help support group designed to help family members and friends of suicide victims to share their experiences with grief, reach out for support and support others.

Contact Terri Ward, or 409-939-7789.

The Mother’s Healing Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at a disclosed location.

Attendees must preregister by calling Rebecca Deaton, 800-545-8738.

The group is for mother’s grieving the loss of a child.


The Family Support Group for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients and caregivers, will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at 6417 Memorial Drive.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 409-938-1077.


The Us Too Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. March 7 at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway.

Contact Tom O’Neal, or 281-229-5788. Visit

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