Listed here you'll find various support groups in the Cayman Islands.
Tel: (345) 928 8843
A programme offering support and understanding with a single purpose of helping families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 9.30am. For location information, please call.
Alex Panton Foundation (APF)
The APF is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the mental health of children and adolescents in the Cayman Islands through advocacy, awareness and support. Throughout the year they host various support groups, educational programmes, and events for children, young persons, parents and community leaders. Visit their website for more information.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI)
Tel: (345) 927 4170 or (345) 929 4170
ADACI aim to create awareness of the different forms of dementia with a focus on Alzheimer’s. They source and facilitate training for medical professionals and first responders, counsel people with Alzheimer’s and educate caregivers and family members about the stages of Alzheimer’s and how to properly care for Alzheimer’s patients. They also provide one-off financial assistance to patients.
Cayman Connection UK (CCUK)
An organisation for Caymanians and those affiliated with the Cayman Islands, who are now working, studying or living in the United Kingdom. Supported by the CI Government and private sector sponsors, CCUK assists Caymanian students in the UK by providing networking opportunities with professionals, government entities and fellow students, as well as by offering pastoral support, care and advice to students who are new to the UK.
Cayman Heart Fund
Tel: (345) 916 6324
A non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to educating the public, influencing policy and supporting access to high quality care through various programmes and initiatives. Please contact the CHF if you’re interested in assisting them with their goals, volunteering or learning more about our events.
Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC)
Tel: (345) 949 0366
24-hour Crisis Line: (345) 943 2422
Toll Free: 1 (800) 534 2422
A charitable organisation that provides services and programmes focused on domestic and sexual abuse through the provision of safe, temporary shelter for women and their children, community education and assistance to all victims of abuse. All services are confidential. The CICC carries out its mission by providing safe shelter for abused women and their children, a 24-hour toll free crisis line, teen and young adults afterschool programme for at-risk youth, a walk-in centre for all victims of domestic violence and ongoing supports and services for the Cayman Islands community.
Children and Youth Programme (CAYP)
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext. 6
CAYP offers intervention and prevention services for children who accompany their mothers to the Safe Shelter as a result of domestic abuse or sexual assault. The CAYP provides services for school aged children and enhances their safety and self-esteem skills. It raises awareness of child abuse prevention for mothers and increases public education on the effects of domestic violence on children.
Tel: (345) 324 3779
Colours Cayman is a locally operated non-profit that aims to foster a safe and comfortable social environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community by building a network of local businesses and public venues free of discrimination and harassment towards anyone on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. They advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights as human rights and promotes the inclusion and equality of LGBTQIA+ persons in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Members of the Colours Collective meet regularly to organise events and discuss plans to promote visibility, provide education and encourage dialogue surrounding local LGBTQIA+ issues.
The Department of Counselling Services
87 West Apollo House, Mary Street, GT
Tel: (345) 949 8789
The Department of Counselling Services offers a variety of services for all ages that aims to benefit and improve the lives of individuals and families in the Cayman Islands. These services include: The Family Resource Centre, The Counselling Centre and the Caribbean Haven Residential Centre.
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext. 1
A walk-in centre accessible to survivors (women, men and children) of domestic violence. Services include supportive listening, risk assessment, safety planning, parenting education, advocacy and referrals.
Home Schooling Support Group
Facebook: Cayman Homeschoolers
Meets every month and gives home schooled families the opportunity to network with other families, plus ask questions about homeschooling, get ideas, be an encouragement to other homeschoolers.
[Note: The Department of Education wants to remind everyone that families must be registered to homeschool their children in the Cayman Islands. Visit the Home Schooling page for more information on the process.]
Tel: (345) 649 5437
A free helpline service for children and young adults up to the age of 18. It is a private service which will safeguard and protect the rights of a child. Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm-6pm.
Light After Loss
A support group set up to help those suffering from the loss of a baby during pregnancy. They meet on the third Wednesday of every month.
MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 323 0656
A non-profit organisation for multiple sclerosis patients in Grand Cayman. Created to spread awareness of the disease, but also to provide emotional and financial support to MS patients and their families. They greatly appreciate both volunteers and donations.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Tel: (345) 929 6262
NA aims to provide an environment in which addicts can help one another stop using drugs and find a new way to live. Visit their website for a schedule of meetings.
Contact: Vanessa Gilman
Tel: (345) 938 1188
A Christ-centred, 12-step recovery group which address addictions and those affected by them. Meetings are held at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Tuesdays at 7.15pm.
The New Self-Help Community Foundation
CEO: James Ramoon
Tel: (345) 927 4777 or (345) 927 7273
Created to inspire young people to take responsibility for their future by implementing high-impact programmes which emphasise strong social, cultural, and educational values. Their aim is to promote positive self-esteem, foster economic development, and positively transform the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
The Sickle Cell Support Group
Tel: (345) 244 2630
The group meets in the Cayman Islands Hospital Public Health waiting room to discuss various aspects of this disease.
The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman
81 Godfrey Nixon Way, Corporate Plaza, Units 6-8
Tel: (345) 321 2957
This is a charitable organisation which holds both community-focused and parent support meetings, as well as social events and activities. They offer support, information, education and resources to parents of children with special needs, as well as networking opportunities for associated professionals. Facebook: SNFCayman.
Teens and Young Adults Lounge (TAYA)
Tel: (345 )949 0366 ext. 6
The TAYA Lounge is a safe space for at-risk teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 years old. The TAYA Lounge’s mission is to empower at-risk youth from underprivileged background through providing basic needs, guidance and opportunities so they can transition successfully into productive adulthood and tap into their growth potential. TAYA’s approach engages youth within their community, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people’s strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.