Support Groups

Local chapters of the former Stepfamily Association of America provide essential support and education to co-parents. Active support groups do this via regular meetings where stepfamily members discuss problems and successes, and find that they're not alone!

Support groups usually offer organized discussion groups, speakers, an 8-step program for successful stepfamily living, and other education and support opportunities.

US SUPPORT GROUPS

ARKANSAS

Step-Carefully
Bobby Collins Fort Smith, AR 72917
479-522-7490
www.stepcarefully.com
step@stepcarefully.com

ARIZONA

Valley Steps
Matthew Lissy Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-614-6614
valleysteps@cox.net

Southwestern Stepfamilies
Michael Harmon Scottsdale, AZ 85259
480-551-2115

CALIFORNIA

Placer County
Laudon Rowen Rocklin, CA 95677
916-251-1050

Sacramento County
Steve & Barbara Straub 745 Oak Ave. Parkway Folsom, CA 95630
(800) 946-8112
steve.straub@winningstepfamilies.com

Los Angeles
Yaffa Balsam P.O. Box 2481 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
714-527-8111
Free Los Alamitos Stepfamily Support Group
yaffa@remarriedwithchildren.org

Orange County
Vincent Redmond Santa Ana. CA 92670
714-358-9831

Bay Area Oakland/East Bay
Anthony Carpentieri Berkeley, CA 94609
510-653-6344 or 510-849-1626

Silicon Valley
Susan English Los Gatos, CA 95030
408-395-7448

Santa Cruz
Kit Siemer
krdmps@hotmail.com

San Diego North
Pam Laidlaw San Diego, CA 92130
858-759-2263

COLORADO

Tri-Lakes
Kari Ann Kimbrel Monument, CO 80132
719-487-2942/719-205-1358
kariannkimbrel@aol.com

FLORIDA

Central Florida Stepfamilies
Jesse Davis Orlando, CL 32804
407-293-2199
cflsaa@yahoo.com

Hispanic Support Group "Tuyos, Míos y Nuestros"
Dora Capelluto Weston, FL 33327
954-881-6099
www.familiesnewmillennium.org

Stepfamilies of North Central Florida
Heather Remer Gainesville, FL 32608
352-281-0412
heather.remer@cox.net

GEORGIA

INSTEP
T. Raymond McCranie Dalton Church of God 1007 Underwood Street Dalton, GA
30721 706-271-0293
harborhouse@alltel.net

IDAHO

Southwest Idaho
Marion Summers Boise, ID 83704
208-376-3720

ILLINOIS

Illinois Chapter
Brenda Nemeth Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-255-6736 or 815-455-6736
icsaa1@ameritech.net

Insightful Steps
Dave Freckleton Peoria, IL 61615
309-689-5774 or cell 309-696-3113
insightfulsteps@email.com

Stepfamily Support Group of Decatur
Theresa Miller Decatur, IL 62521
217-425-2998
otiefam@aol.com

INDIANA

Step Together
Carolyn Hittle Rushville, IN 46173
765-938-2502
carolyn_hittle@yahoo.com

KANSAS

Kansas City SAA
Brad Nowlin Kansas City, KS
913-579-8526
bnow45@kc.rr.com

KENTUCKY

Louisville
Sally Connolly, LCSW, LMFT St. Matthews Baptist Church
Meetings take place the third Sunday of each month
502-473-0766

LOUISIANA

Monroe Area Group
Christine Murphy 8478 Old Monroe Road Bastrop, LA 71220
318-283-2747 (Home)
318-348-7126 (Cell)
chmurphy@sudden.net

MARYLAND

Baltimore
Neil & Debbie Zimmerman Baltimore, MD 21236
410-529-7176 or 410-965-8294
http://neil_and_debbie.tripod.com

Montgomery
Amy Scott Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-3225 or 202-244-8855 x2
afscottmsw@verizon.net

Howard County
Barbara Fowler Columbia, MD 21045
410-381-2402

MASSACHUSETTS

StepFamily Association of Bedford
Jon Land Bedford, MA 01730
781-929-1253
micheleandjon.land@comcast.net

MICHIGAN

Stepfamilies of Kalamazoo
Brita Boer Portage, MI 49002
269-377-9585 jbboer@aol.com

Step by Step
Pam Willemstein Jenison, MI 49428
616-457-4033
pam@mistepbystep.org
mistepbystep.org

One Step At a Time
Jennifer Wezensky Battle Creek, MI 49015
269-565-3379
wezensky0650@attbi.com

MINNESOTA

Big Lake
Lynn Corcoran Roberts Big Lake, MN 55309
763-458-9255
solidsteps@charter.net
http://webpages.charter.net/solidstepsmn

MISSOURI

Kansas City SAA
Brad Nowlin Kansas City, MO 64114
913-579-8526
bnow45@kc.rr.com

Step Forward
Joanne Gramann Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-4241
hazelcj7@aol.com

NEVADA

Life in a Blender, LLC
Lisa Doyle Reno, NV 89512
775-329-4025
lmzaro@netscape.com
lisa@lifeinablender.org

NEBRASKA

Lincoln Stepfamilies
CJ Johnson Lincoln, NE 68505
402-441-4349

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque
Conflict Management Inc.,

Albuquerque, MN 87110
505-884-9411

NEW YORK

Buffalo
Christopher Pino Buffalo, NY 14214
716-832-1434
docpi9no@aol.com
geocities.com/drcjpino

Rochester
Estalyn Walcoff Rochester, NY 14618
585-442-3440
estalyn@sprintmail.com

OHIO

Francine Crist

Canton, OH 44718
330-313-4986
cristfk@gmail.com

OKLAHOMA

The Stepping Stones
Traci Walden Oklahoma City, OK 73159
405-703-0560
twcoolgirl@os.com

Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace

Carri Taylor
Oklahoma City, OK
405-340-7145 or 405-761-1986
cgtaylor@cgtaylor.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Stepping Forward NEPA
Jennifer Mason Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-833-5715
daisies07@yahoo.com

Harrisburg/Hershey Stepfamilies
Carolyn Wolf Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-545-2571

North Hills of Pittsburgh Group
Anna and Tom Gay
www.stepfamilyconnection.org

Pittsburgh South Hills
Heather & Robert Trivus Pittsburgh, PA 15228
412-343-1009 or 412-531-2520 http://home.attbi.com/~pittsburghsaa/ pittsburghsaa@attbi.com

NWPA Support Group
Kimberly Fabrizio North East, PA 16428
814-725-2025
kfabrizio@wgln.org

Stepfamily Connection
Dr. Anna McManus-Gay 62 Seldom Seen Road Bradfordwoods, PA 15015
724-799-2123
stepfamilyconnection@zoominternet.net

SOUTH CAROLINA

Stepping Into Grace
Tara Keathley Charleston, SC 29422
843-406-2770
tkeathley@steppingn2grace.org www.steppingN2grace.com

TENNESSEE

Blended Family Educational Group
Douglas and Creel Pittman Harpeth Hills Church of Christ 1949 Old Hickory Blvd Brentwood, TN 37027
615-370-8177
PittmanLLC@cs.com

 

TEXAS

Stepfamilies of Houston and Texas
Jayna Haney 3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #705 Houston, Texas 77025
713-664-7888
info@stepfamiliesoftexas.com www.stepfamiliesoftexas.com

VIRGINIA

Arlington County
Miriam Gennari Arlington, VA 22202
703-549-1422
pmgennari@comcast.net

WASHINGTON

 

WISCONSIN

 

CANADA - British Columbia

Abbotsford
Katheryn J. Doell Northview Community Church 32040 Downes Rd. Abbotsford, BC V4X 1X5
(604) 853-2931 / fax (604) 853-9921

CANADA - Ontario

London
Al Gayed London, ON N6K3B2
519-472-3544 or 519-472-2442

Toronto
Terri OBrien Toronto, ON M4N 1Y7
416-485-8386
terri_obrien@sympatico.ca

VIRTUAL (on line)

StepTogether
Jami Caldwell Wallis

www.steptogether.org

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