PLEASE NOTE: Beginning on June 1st, we will offer a hybrid schedule with in-person meetings for our transgender support groups (Teens, Parents and Adults 18+) and our Family Support Group for Substance Use Disorder. Attendees can follow their current weekly schedule to meet in-person, or virtual options will remain available for those who are interested. Please contact your group leaders for more information or call 515-280-3860.

Support Groups for Families

UCS Healthcare Offers a Free Family Support Group

Do you care about someone with a substance use disorder? Loved ones, significant others, friends, parents, children, co-workers anyone with a relationship to someone with a substance use disorder is invited to join our family support group.

Held Every Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

UCS Healthcare

1300 Woodland Avenue

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Transgender Support Group

UCS Healthcare Offers a Free Transgender Support Groups

Open to all transgender, queer, non-binary, gender non-confirming individuals. Whether you're just beginning your journey or somewhere beyond, join us! Allies in direct support of transgender members welcome.

Meetings held weekly at UCS Healthcare. Guest speakers/special topics once per month. For questions and accommodations, email

For Adults 18+

Held every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

For Teens Under 18

Held every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

For Parents of Transgender Children of any age

Held every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (at the same time as the teen group, held in a different room)