Support Ministries

Support Groups



It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Find help at GriefShare. More info can be found on their website,

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:30am (led by John & Cindy O'Leary) Sept. 13 - Dec. 13.

THURSDAY MORNINGS, 9:30-11:30am (led by Carol Miller and Jan Leigh) Sept. 15 - Dec. 8.

Registration: $20 (includes workbook).

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS:  November 22, 6:30-8:30pm. This is a special, no charge event to help those who have lost a loved one survive the holidays. It occurs two days prior to Thanksgiving and approximately one month prior to Christmas. There is a special workbook provided and a free video and discussion. We hope you are able to register and join us for this helpful event.



Divorce Care

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Learn more at

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, $20 (includes workbook).  Led by Michael Thoms, the current 13 week session runs Sept. 13-Dec. 6. You can join at any time.


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Home Touch

Our Home Touch ministry is for someone who is no longer able to attend our church services or other activities. It is for people who would like to have someone visit them 2-3 times a month in their home. Contact Mike Bohlmann at 480.423.4888 or [email protected].


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Compassionate Care

We provide meals to people in the DV body who are experiencing health issues or grief and need some extra care.  If you would like to love on the DV body by volunteering as part of our Compassionate Care Team, please click on the link and you will be contacted.


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Moment to Moment

Our ministry for widows, Moment to Moment Living with the God of All Comfort (M to M). For additional information, please contact  Cindy O’Leary at [email protected].


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Mending the Soul

Desert View Bible Church is pleased to offer a small group course for abuse survivors to begin their healing journey. Two trained facilitators will lead and walk alongside participants through the faith-grounded and research-based Mending the Soul textbook and workbook. Participants will experience freedom, encouragement, and community in the safety of this small and confidential setting.

Groups start twice a year and meet up to 14 weeks.


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Contact [email protected] with your questions.



Emergency Contacts

For immediate emergencies dial 911.

Child And Elderly Abuse

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 888.767.2445
  • Adult Protective Services: 877.SOS.ADULT (877.767.2385)

Suicide And Personal Crises

  • Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 602.254.HELP (602.254.4357)
  • EMPACT/Suicide Crisis Hotline: 480.784.1500
  • National Hopeline Network: 800.SUICIDE
  • Maricopa County-Wide Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 602.222.9444 or 800.631.1314


  • Maricopa County Sheriff: 602.876.1011
  • Phoenix Police Department Crime Stop: 602.262.6151
  • Glendale Police Department: 623.930.3000
  • Scottsdale Police Department: 480.312.5000
  • Paradise Valley Police Department: 480.948.7410

Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours): 800.799.SAFE (800.799.7233) or 800.787.3224 (TTY)
  • Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 602.279.2900 or 800.782.6400.
  • Victim advocates and support contacts.


  • Arizona Sexual Assault Network: 602.258.1195
  • Victim advocates and support contacts

Loss of Child

  • Umbrella Ministries, 623.512.1824

Recovery Hot Lines

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours): 602.264.1341
  • Cocaine Anonymous (24 hours): 800.620.3984 or 602.279.3838
  • Narcotics Anonymous (24 hours): 480.897.4636

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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  • ProjectKnow @

Other Recovery Contacts

  • Celebrate Recovery: 949.609.8334
  • Arizona Office of Problem Gambling Helpline: 800.NEXT.STEP (800.639.8783)
  • Gamblers Anonymous: 602.266.9784
  • Al-Anon/Alateen: 888.4ALANON (888.425.2666)
  • Sexual Compulsives Anonymous: 800.977.HEAL

Other Resources

  • Focus on the Family: 800.A.FAMILY (800.232.6459); Counseling Department Direct Line, 719.531.3400
  • Community Information and Referral: 211 or 800.352.3792 (a United Way Agency)
  • National Runaway Hotline (if you have run away or are considering running away): 800.RUNAWAY
  • Covenant House Teen Hotline: 800.999.9999
  • Abuse Information:
  • Elder Resource and Referral Line: 800.686.1431