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SUPPORT GROUPS

Individual, Family and Caregiver Support Groups

Looking for support in managing a health condition, disability, or loss? The ADRC has put together the following list of area support groups - for individuals, families, and caregivers - to help you find information and connect with people in similar situations. Simply click the county you live in to find groups near you.

Trouble finding a support group? Please try our website’s search feature (located at the top left-hand corner of the page) or give us a call at 1-866-739-2372 (toll free).

Calumet County
Outagamie County
Waupaca County


Calumet County - Support Groups

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Recognizing that caring for others is not only rewarding, but also stressful at times, this program provides information and support to help you make the most of your caregiving situation.
206 Court Street, Chilton (Basement)
920-849-1451
Informational Flyer (PDF)


 

Outagamie County - Support Groups

AFFINITY GRIEF SUPPORT
Affinity Visiting Nurse
920-727-2013
www.affinityhealth.org

AL-ANON
Support group for persons affected by alcoholics.
888-425-2666

ALATEEN
Support for children affected by alcoholism.
888-425-2665
www.al-anon.alateen.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)
Support group for recovering alcoholics.
920-731-4331

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF GREATER WISCONSIN
Support groups for friends and family members of persons afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and related diseases.
Alzheimer's Association, Fox Valley Regional Office
201 E. Bell Street, Neenah
920-727-5555
800-360-2110 - Helpline
www.alz.org/gwwi

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
Group addresses issues such as stress, caregiving challenges, nutrition, depression, and other concerns.
607 Bronson Road, Seymour
920-833-6856
www.goodshepherdservices.org

ALZHEIMER'S AND RELATED DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP
Provides support to family members and friends of persons afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly
920-739-4466

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP
5000 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee
414-384-2000

THE ARC FOX CITIES
Provides education and advocacy on mental retardation and for persons with developmental disabilities.
375 Winnebago Avenue, Menasha
920-725-0943
www.arcfoxcities.com

BARIATRIC SUCCESS CIRCLE
For anyone who has had bariatric surgery or is contemplating surgery. Open support group discusses suggestions and concerns about weight loss surgery.
Theda Clark Medical Center, 130 2nd Street, Neenah
800-236-2236 Ext. 3

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230 Ext. 2
920-738-2749

CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
Support for grieving children of all ages and their parents.
Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, 117 S. Locust Street, Appleton
920-731-0555 Ext. 244

CHILDREN-ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (CHADD)
Support group meetings.
Morgan Building, 120 E. Harris Street, Appleton
920-735-1099 - Voicemail
www.chadd.org

DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP
Support group for persons with diabetes.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230

DISABLED CITIZENS, INC.
Provides monthly support group meetings for disabled persons at Bubolz Nature Center and Thompson Community Center.
920-731-5195
920-733-8462
www.disabledcitizens.org

DOWN SYNDROME FAMILY NETWORK
Offers families of children with Down Syndrome an email group and social gatherings with drop-in playgroup activities.
Family Resource Center - Fox Cities, 1165 Appleton Road - Suite A, Menasha
920-886-0123
920-993-0307

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP - Appleton
Support group for persons with Fibromyalgia.
Zion Lutheran Church, 912 N. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-707-4993

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FOX RIVER VALLEY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SUPPORT GROUP
Mount Olive Church, Appleton
920-739-1088

FOX VALLEY CELIAC DISEASE
Gluten intolerance digestive disease group meetings.
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton
920-337-9235

FOX VALLEY SIBLING SUPPORT NETWORK
Provides support to siblings of persons with disabilities.
506 E. Parkway Boulevard, Appleton
920-968-1742

FOX VALLEY STROKE CLUB
Support group for stroke victims and their families facilitated by Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.
Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Avenue, Appleton
920-225-1700
www.lsswis.org

FOX VALLEY SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
Support group for family and friends of persons who have committed suicide.
Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Homes, 537 N. Superior Street, Appleton
920-739-1231

FRIENDSHIP PLACE, INC.
Social, educational, and recreational support and therapy for persons with chronic mental illness.
220 N. Commercial Street, Neenah
920-729-9975

GENESIS CLUB INC.
Support group for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.
1213 N. Appleton Street, Appleton
920-733-6180

GRIEF SHARE
Support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.
Christ the Rock, W6254 Hwy. 10-114, Menasha
920-730-3896

GRIEF SUPPORT DROP-IN GROUP
Support for adults grieving the death of a loved one.
Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Avenue, Appleton
920-727-2013 Affinity Visiting Nurses

HARBOR HOUSE DOMESTIC ABUSE PROGRAMS
Confidential 24 hour crisis line, emergency safe shelter, individual crisis counseling, legal advocacy, and group support.
720 W. Fifth Street, Appleton
920-832-1666
800-970-1171

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (HLAA)
Support group for persons with hearing loss.
Fox Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 4031, Appleton
920-969-3857
www.hearingloss.org

LARYNGECTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
Support group for laryngectomees and their families.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230

LIVING WITH CANCER
Support group for cancer patients and their families.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230

LIVING WITH LOSS
A six-week grief group offering support to adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
The Heritage Community Room, 2600 S. Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton
920-969-0919
800-984-5554 to register

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-727-8020

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF WISCONSIN AND UPPER MICHIGAN, INC.
Caregiver support group for older persons and their caregivers. Also older adult support group to identify thoughts about alcohol and drug abuse and how it relates to mental health issues.
Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Avenue, Appleton
920-225-1700
www.lsswis.org

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
920-225-1705 Senior Connection
DUAL DIAGNOSIS GROUP
Identify older adult alcohol and drug abuse and how it relates to mental health issues.
920-225-1700
HMONG ELDER OUTREACH PROGRAM
Outreach, education, socialization, benefit assistance, and translation services. Provides counseling for post traumatic stress syndrome.
920-225-1717
VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE (VIP) SUPPORT GROUP
Support group for older persons with vision loss.
920-225-1700

 

MEN JOURNEYING THROUGH GRIEF
Open gatherings of men who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Affinity VNA, 816 W. Winneconne Avenue, Neenah
920-727-2000

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
Support group for persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
1411 Grant Street, Little Chute
920-991-7288

NAMI FOX VALLEY, INC.
Support group for persons and their families with mental illness.
516 W. 6th Street, Appleton
920-954-1550
www.nami.org

NAMI FOX VALLEY VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP
Veterans support group.
516 W. 6th Street, Appleton
920-954-1550
www.namifoxvalley.org

NEUROPATHY SUPPORT GROUP OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
Support group for persons with neuropathy concerns.
5400 Long Court, Appleton
920-731-5626
920-687-9196

NEW BEGINNINGS
Dinner group for widows and widowers, including other social events.
920-739-2093
920-739-6890
Email: DMNTHEO@aol.com

NEW LONDON CAREGIVER SUPPORT
Education, support, and professional consultation.
The Washington Center, 500 W. Washington Street, New London
920-982-5354

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) SUPPORT GROUP
Elisha D. Smith Public Library, 440 First Street, Menasha
920-720-3729

OSTOMY CLUB
Support group for persons with ostomies.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230

OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Appleton Medical Center, Martha Sieckman Cancer Center
1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton
920-380-1500

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP
Support group for persons with Parkinson disease and their families.
Thompson Community Center
820 W. College Avenue, Appleton
920-225-1700

PASSAGES ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Promoting healthy family involvement.
St. Paul Elder Services, Inc., 316 E. 14th Street, Kaukauna
920-427-7285
www.stpaulelders.org

PFLAG (PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS) SUPPORT GROUP
128 N. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-882-4056
Email: pflagfc@focol.org

REMEMBERING THROUGH SHARING
Support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton
920-729-2087

SELF-HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE (SHHH)
Coping strategies, social support systems, etc.
P.O. Box 4301, Appleton
920-969-3857 Referral
920-733-0376 Administration

SEYMOUR AREA PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP
Good Shepherd Services, Ltd., 607 E. Bronson Road, Seymour
920-833-6856

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS) SUPPORT GROUP
Family and friends of those who have died by suicide.
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2600 E. Phillip Lane, Appleton
920-731-0849

THEO (TO HELP EACH OTHER)
Support for those who have had a loved one die.
St. Mary's Church, 312 S. State Street, Appleton
920-739-5119

THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER
For patients, families, and friends affected by cancer.
Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton
920-380-1500

WISCONSIN FAMILY TIES
Support with families with emotional behaviors and mental disorders.
16 North Carroll Street, Madison
800-422-7145
www.wifamilyties.org

WOMEN OF WISDOM
Support group for women 50 years and older who have experienced emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
Harbor House, 720 W. Fifth Street, Appleton
920-832-1666

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
For women surviving breast cancer.
Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton
920-380-1500


 

Waupaca County - Support Groups

ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
Post-Adoptive Resource Center
920-436-4360

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS
Wisconsin Veterans Home - Marden Center
N2665 Hwy QQ, King
715-258-1499

THE ARC - FOX CITIES
Provides education and advocacy on mental retardation and for persons with developmental disabilities.
375 Winnebago Avenue, Menasha
920-725-0943
www.arcfoxcities.com

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton
920-738-2230 Ext. 2
920-738-2749

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND FRIENDS
Several caregiver support programs held throughout the area and for long distance caregivers - contact the ADRC for more information.
715-258-6400

BETTER BREATHERS COPD (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE) SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Offers support and education for those with lung diseases.
Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center
920-729-2603

COMMUNITY CLASSES
Affinity Health System community classes designed to help people of all ages lead healthier lifestyles.
800-362-9900 - Affinity Nurse Direct

DOWN'S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP
Family gatherings to offer parents information and support.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Appleton
920-991-0945
920-993-0307

FAMILY SHARING SESSIONS

A discussion leader and a mental health professional meet with family members who are seeking help and information to cope with and understand a relative's mental illness.  Sessions are open to anyone seeking such information.  Participation is voluntary and no registration or fee is required.  New participants are welcome at any session, third Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm at the Waupaca Public Library, 107 S. Main St., Waupaca WI.

(715) 258-7209 ext. 3

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP
Epilepsy Foundation
715-341-5811

GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 200 E. Quincy St., New London
920-982-6627

HEALING HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP
Patient-run group offering help, support, and encouragement for persons recovering from heart attacks, heart disease, or other serious heart problems.
900 Illinois Ave., Stevens Point
715-346-5336

LIVING WITH LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Six-week program for adults who have lost a loved one.
ThedaCare at Home
920-969-0919
800-984-5554

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF HELP GROUP
715-258-8497
715-258-5933

PAIN MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
New London Family Medical Center
1405 Mill St., New London
920-531-2000
www.thedacare.org

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Support for parents who care for children with disabilities.
920-832-0344 - Easter Seals
800-261-1895 - Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin

REMEMBERING THROUGH SHARING
Support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton
920-729-2087

 



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