Mrs. ADD and I have seen a need in our area for this. It all started over month ago when she gave her yearly talk on what is a cult at our local UU congregation. Their was several newcomers in the audience who have recently left the high control cults. Since then they have been coming to our congregation and we have gotten to know them better. They have all expressed a need for a support group so my wife and I took it to the UU board of directors and they thought it was a great idea. They even gave us a small working budget and usage of the congregation building.
We have already explained we are not mental health professionals we would be there to listen and give support nothing else. If we do see a need arise for greater help we will encourage them to get professional help and also we will have the suicide hot line phone number available. I think we will follow loosely the format of the AA meetings. We are starting very small and after we feel comfortable with it we will expand a little at a time.
With that said is there any advice or suggestions you could give us to help us make this group work? We would appreciate any thoughts or ideas. Thanks for listening. Still Totally ADD