Support Groups


At Monte Vista Chapel we believe that God's saving work has to do with more than simply what happens when we die. We believe that Jesus offers freedom, healing, and redemption starting here and now. Whether you're struggling with repetitive sin in your life, the effects of sin of others, or you're grieving the pain and loss that can accompany life on earth, we offer a number a places for you to experience healing, growth, and freedom, in the context of community.

Below is a list of support and recovery groups currently being offered.


Life Recovery

Tuesday evenings • 6:00pm
SEB 124

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. Matthew 11:28-30 –The Message 

We offer places for recovery from different places of brokenness. Our desire is to encourage you into a personal relationship with Jesus and to help you become his fully devoted followers. We start in a large group time including the reading of the Serenity Prayer and the 12 Steps. Then we break into small group time,in which there is topic study and interactive sharing. The small groups are: 

  • Drug and Alcohol 
  • Disordered Eating 
  • Women’s Wounded Soul 
  • Men’s Wounded Soul 
  • Co-Dependency 

Click here to watch an introductory video about the life stories of those involved in the Life Recovery ministry.

This group meets in SEB 124 on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm

Balance After Birth

Tuesday evenings • 6:00pm
SEB 221

Balance after Birth is a group of women and mothers supporting each other through the shared experience of postpartum. Every woman goes through postpartum after the birth of a child, but the experience is as unique as the woman herself. Thus, the scale of symptoms is vast, ranging from baby blues to postpartum depression & anxiety. No mother should ever have to walk through postpartum alone. We will use the book; Postpartum Depression & Anxiety as foundational material during our time together. The book can be purchased on Amazon for $15 or there will be a few available on a first come first basis. For more information you can join the facebook page Balance After Birth or email Morgan at

Fresh Start support group for women going through divorce or separation

Fresh Start is a support group for those experiencing loss of relationship through divorce or separation. We know that divorce or separation can be painful and it takes time to heal. Whether you have been divorced or separated for 2 weeks or 10 years, you are invited to join us as we walk through the process of grieving and healing. for more information please call the church office at (209) 634-4935 and ask for Nancy.

Tree House Club A Place of Refuge for Children

Tree House Club is a place of refuge for children experiencing a fracture in their family. Fractures do happen within families and the Tree House Club provides a fun and nurturing environment for children who have experienced divorce, separation, come from single parent homes or are in foster care. The Tree House Club is a fun and nurturing 6 week program where weekly children can share their feelings in the midst of family changes.

For more information you can:
 Email Pastor Aimee Silva at
 or call Monte Vista Chapel’s office at 634-4935.

If you are interested in helping at the Tree House Club 
Contact Aimee Silva.


Other Turlock Area Groups

Prodigal Sons & Daughters
Prodigal Sons & Daughters is a Christian ministry dedicated to helping people of all ages recover from substance abuse and other forms of dysfunctional behavior. Prodigals also offers support for friends and family of addicts who struggle with codependency. For more information about groups and services, call or visit the website.
340 E. Olive Avenue, Turlock


Hope & Healing (Adultery Recovery)
Hope & Healing Ministries is a Christian based support ministry devoted to helping couples who have experienced the heartache of adultery. Couples meet together each week for teaching of principles, sharing ideas and questions. Through peer support groups and individual contact, Hope & Healing provides support, encouragement, hope, resources, and practical strategies for couples who have experienced the heartache of adultery and are willing to grow through this crisis in their marriage.

For more information about groups and services:
Gary and Mona Shriver (209) 667-5012


Turlock Parkinson's Disease Support Group ‚ÄčThis is a Christian group that meets at Covenant Village in Berg Hall. Patients, family members and care partners are welcome. This group is led by Chaplain Paul Barnes. For more information contact Karen Bartstow at (209) 667-4856 or (209) 620-4425.