GracePointe Baptist starts special needs support group

Angie Gordon said she heard a statistic recently that hit her hard — more than 90 percent of families with special needs don’t attend church because they feel like they don’t fit in.

Not only that, she discovered no support group at all for parents of those with special needs in northeast Huntsville existed. She herself has daughters with challenges — two have a cleft lip and palate, and another has a learning disability.

A safe place

So Gordon, children and assimilation minister for GracePointe Baptist Church, Huntsville, decided to start a support group for family members and caregivers of people with special needs. The group meets on the third Tuesday night of the month with a snack supper at 6 and a program at 6:30. 

“Right now we’re just trying to get to know people and find out what their needs are,” Gordon said. “We want to offer support and a safe place to share.”

People facing any sort of challenge are welcome. The group has special speakers each month to share personal stories and topical information.

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