In response to the COVID-19 protocols for safety, we are offering online groups and will begin offering in-person meetings this fall.
Divorce Recovery continues to offer online support groups. These online groups are being made available to anyone living in the western US. Please see our Monthly Event Calendar for more information. To sign-up for any of these groups, please send an email that includes your name, phone number, and email address to DRinfo@jfcstucson.org. Upon receipt, we will send you an invitation to join the Zoom group meeting.

The Divorce Recovery Handbook
Each chapter covers common feelings and issues about divorce and exercises to help you cope.
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Welcome to Divorce Recovery, Inc, of Tucson, Arizona. We have been helping local families going through divorce and separation for over 30 years and look forward to helping you or someone you love.
Visit our Programs Page to find out more about our services, schedules and locations.

Mission Statement

To provide emotional and educational support in a safe setting to all members of Tucson families going through divorce or separation.

About Us

For over 40 years, Divorce Recovery has been providing support to local Tucsonans going through a divorce or separation. This program was initially an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and in 2021 it merged with JFCS to consolidate their resources, experience, and services. Divorce Recovery is unique in the fact that it is run by volunteers, most of whom have been through the program themselves, and the only program of its kind to offer these services free of charge to anyone in the community. Established in 1978, Divorce Recovery was overseen by a former University of Arizona professor from the Department of Family Studies. The first training of volunteers began in 1979 and these leaders then co-lead the group. Shortly after that, Divorce Recovery saw the development and initiation of the Children of Divorce (now Children of Divorce and Changing Families) groups for children and parents in 1980. The structure of these groups have evolved over the years, however, the same basic format has continued. Today, Divorce Recovery I Groups are the mainstay of the program. Divorce Recovery II groups and the Children of Divorce and Changing Families have since been added, as well as Education for Life and Financial First Aid.

A Note from Our Chair

Craig Wunderlich 2013 Board Chair

Craig Wunderlich
2013 Board Chair
It is a great honor to assume the chair of the Divorce Recovery Board of Directors. I follow the path of two wonderful spirits who have guided our mission for the past 35 years. Dr. Frank Williams was our founder and directed all programs for over 30 years. Ilynn Adler took over as chair and was the glue that has held us together through our many changes since Frank has moved on.

I have been involved with Divorce Recovery since 2000; first as a participant, next as a support group facilitator, and most recently as a board member. I have witnessed amazing stories of healing among both adults and children who have gone through our groups. There is an awesome power in allowing people suffering from painful losses to support each other, learn new ways of coping, and regain hope for a new future. In my own 30 years as a social worker, I have not seen a more effective program. Divorce, unfortunately has become a reality for 50% of our marriages. The Tucson community is very fortunate to have this unique and innovative service.

Divorce Recovery survives from the work of volunteers and for most of us it is a second family of kind, devoted and giving people. We welcome anyone who would like to become part of our DR community as a volunteer, a donor, or a participant. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Divorce Recovery ● Phone: 520.795.0300 x2237 ● Email: DRinfo@jfcstucson.org
4301 E. 5th Street ● Tucson, Arizona 85711
Divorce Recovery is a Program of JFCS of Southern Arizona, a Non-Profit Corporation ● Donations accepted.