What is a Support Group?
A support group is a group of individuals coming together who give and receive help, advice, friendship and emotional support while learning about problems that they encounter in their life. A support group includes education and methods for coping, and may be led by a therapist or a person of experience.
Why should I attend a Support Group?
- A support group gives you the opportunity to learn, give and receive encouragement from others who are going through the same experience
- A support group can help you learn about community resources and how to connect to those resources
- A support group can provide education and methods of coping
For a complete list of support groups and times, see our support group schedule below. For general information, call 269.441.0948. For more information about a specific support group, facilitator phone numbers are also provided below.
All support groups are FREE and open to anyone.
Support Group Schedule
|Cancer – Breast||Last Thursday||6-7:30pm||Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center||Diane Olian||269.274.5084|
|Cancer||3rd Tuesday||4:30- 5:30pm||BBC Cancer Center||Bri DeBoer||269.245.5229|
|Caregivers||4th Wednesday||1-2:30pm||Kool Family Center/ SCP PACE Entrance||Alice Richmond||269.986.0773|
|Diabetes Battle Creek||3rd Thursday||9-10am||BBC Med Off Bld Ste 109||Front Desk||269.245.8190|
|Diabetes Albion||2nd Thursday||1:30-2:30pm||Forks Senior Center – Albion||Sue Lackey||269.729.4109|
|Diabetes Marshall||2nd Wednesday||11:45am||Trinity Episcopal Church Marshall||Sue Lackey||269.729.4109|
|Grief Recovery||Schedule Varies||Please call||Hospice Care of Southwest MI||Denise Hall||269.345.0273|
|Living With Loss||2nd & 4th Thursday||3:30-5pm||Kool Family Community Ctr.||
Denise Hall Linda Frost
|Kinship Care Service||1st Tuesday||12:30pm||Westlake Presbyterian Church||Beckie Brinks||269.788.0922|
|Low Vision||3rd Monday||9:45am||Northpointe Woods||Muriel Walters||269.209.9476|
|Self Image Enhancement Group (formerly) Mental Wellness||2nd & 4th Tuesday||6:30pm-8:00pm||Kool Family Community Ctr||Fred Morris||269.963.4588|
|Multiple Sclerosis||4th Monday||6-7:30pm||Second Baptist Church||Shawna Cooper||269.967.7363|
|Parkinson’s||3rd Tuesday||4:30-6:00pm||BC Family YMCA||Anne Clark||269.986.3135|
|Spinal Cord Injury||Schedule Varies||TBA||Call for Information||Karen Halstead||269.345.1516|
|Stroke||3rd Thursday||1- 2 pm||BC Family YMCA||Susan VanderWeide||269.986.2856|
|Young Onset Parkinson’s||1st Thursday||4:30-6pm||BC Family YMCA||Anne Clark||269.986.3135|