Support Groups

Support Groups in the Greater Grand Rapids Area

Compiled by the Caregiver Resource Network
Winter 2018

The Caregiver Resource Network is a collaboration of 150 West Michigan organizations dedicated to providing for the needs and welfare of family and professional caregivers within the community.

Contact the Caregiver Resource Network:
616-456-5664
Facebook: Caregiver Resource Network
Twitter: @crn_mi

The Caregiver Resource Network (CRN) is a collaboration of West Michigan organizations dedicated to providing for the needs and welfare of family and professional caregivers within our community. The CRN is funded by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan with Older American’s Act Title IIIE, Family Caregiver Support funds.

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Dementia Support Groups
General Caregiving Support Groups
Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups
Cancer Support Groups
Grief Support Groups
Diabetes Support Groups
Other Health Condition Support Groups
Mental Health Support Groups
Support Groups for Family Issues

Dementia Support Groups

Dementia

Early-Stage Dementia Discussion and Support Group
Intended for: Individuals with early stage dementia and their care partners
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Information: Assessment is required for support group participation
Dates and times to be determined once participant has been assessed
Contact: Joy Spahn at 616-459-7423
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups 

Younger Onset Dementia Support Group
Intended for: Individuals who have a dementia that was diagnosed before age 65 and their caregivers
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Sharon Koets at 616-822-5481
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups 

 

Dementia Caregiving

Adult Children of a Person with Dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Sue Marsh at 616-325-7619
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: SarahCare Knapp’s Corner, 2211 East Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Harlene Gedris at 616-949-4709
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Friday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, 3215 Eaglecrest Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Julie Alicki at 616-222-7064
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3334 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Theresa Wilson at 616-301-2000
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Algoma Township Office, 10531 Algoma Ave NE, Rockford, MI 
Contact: Anna Papke at 616-745-3101
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Mercy Health St. Mary’s Health Care, Lacks Grand Room, 250 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Karen Bugg Foley at 616-685-5445 or Sharon Koets at 616-822-5481
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: St. Luke AME Zion Church, 101 Delaware St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Myrna Granderson at 616-452-7227
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Cascade Library, 2870 Jack Smith Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Sabrina Slaw at 678-575-4398
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Spanish speaking caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Kent County Community Action, 121 Franklin St SE, Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Ramona Alvarez at 616-632-7969
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Brookside Christian Reformed Church, 3600 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Carrie Pattee at 616-235-5022
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Fourth Reformed Church, 1226 Union Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Tom Boehm at 616-334-0687
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Care partners whose person with dementia has passed away
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch of Kent District Library, 4940 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Kendra Schumaker at 616-530-6700
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Church of the Servant, 3835 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Joshua Baron at 616-886-7865
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Care partners whose person with dementia has passed away
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Location: Mercy Health Southwest, Grand Conference Room, 2373 64th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Kendra Schumaker at 616-530-6700
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Male caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Gemmen’s Hardware, 3488 Kelly St, Hudsonville, MI
Contact: Brian Nitz at 616-822-1174
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementia
Sponsored by: Alzheimer’s Association
Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Cambrien Assisted Living, 52365 Ten Mile Rd 
Contact: 800-272-3900
Website:  https://www.alz.org/gmc/helping_you/support_groups

General Caregiving Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Evergreen Commons
Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm
Location: The Day Center at Evergreen, 55 W. 16th St, Holland, MI 
Contact: Day Center at Evergreen at 616-355-5130
Website:  https://www.evergreencommons.org/caregiver-services/

Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by: Evergreen Commons
Dates: 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Reformed Church, 2165 W. Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI 
Contact: Day Center at Evergreen at 616-355-5130
Website:  https://www.evergreencommons.org/caregiver-services/

Caregiver Support Group
“Converse With the Nurse”
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Location: Knapp’s Corner SarahCare, 2211 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Kendra Schumaker at 616-530-6700

Caregiver Support Group
“What You Need to Know About Home and Community Based Care”
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Knapp’s Corner SarahCare, 2211 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Kendra Schumaker at 616-530-6700

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group
Intended for: Those who have had or are considering DBS surgery and their families
Sponsored by: Mercy Health St. Mary’s, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (No meetings in June, July, August or December)
Location: Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, 220 Cherry St SE, 1st Floor Conference Room, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Julie Sager, Nurse Clinician at 616-685-5438
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/deep-brain-stimulation-dbs-support-group/

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Intended for: Persons with Parkinson’s, family members and friends
Sponsored by: Mercy Health St. Mary’s
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Wege Center for Health & Learning, 300 Lafayette Ave SE, Lower level rooms 7/9, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Margaret (Thome) Szarowicz at 616-685-5433 or thomema@mercyhealth.com 
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/mercy-health-pd-support/

Parkinson’s Support Group: Team Spark
Intended for: Any Parkinson’s patient and their care partners
Sponsored by: Seymour Christian Reformed Church
Dates: 2nd Sunday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Seymour Christian Reformed Church, 840 Alger Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Dan & Ginny DeWitt at 616-481-3094 or dvdewitt@gmail.com 
Website: http://seymourchurch.org 

Parkinson’s Support Group
Intended for: Anyone impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, directly or indirectly
Sponsored by: Spectrum Health
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus, 2750 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Nurse navigator Jody Van Halsema at 616-447-3471 
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/spectrum-health-parkinsons-disease-support-group/

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes Support Group
Sponsored by: Covenant Village
Dates: 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, 2492 Lake Michigan Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Lauren Hribek at 616-735-6078 or lrhribek@covenantretirement.org  OR
Linda Kirpes at 616-735-6074 or lakirpes@convenantretirement.org 
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/covenant-village-support-group/ 

Parkinson’s Support Group
Intended for: Anyone impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, directly or indirectly
Sponsored by: Spectrum Health and Schuler Books & Music
Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI (Group meets in studio in back of bookstore).
Contact: Nurse navigator Allison Honderd at 616-447-3471 or Allison.honderd@spectrumhealth.org or
Jody at 616-267-7104
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/spectrum-pd-support/

Parkinson’s Caregivers Lunch Meeting
Intended for: Caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm
Location: Grand Traverse Pie Co, 3224 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI (Each person pays for their own lunch)
“Call ahead” reservations are recommended for attendance size.
Contact: Lynette Hooker at 616-455-5748 or lunsue3@gmail.com 
Website: https://parkinsonswm.org/summary/listing/partners-in-parkinson-pip/ 

 

Cancer Support Groups

Bluebird Cancer Support Group
Intended for: Those with a cancer diagnosis, receiving treatment, or in recovery from cancer
Dates: 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Bluebird Cancer Retreats Office, 917 W. Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI
Contact: Renee Denslow at 616-847-0839 or rdenslow@bludbirdmi.org 
Website:  https://www.bluebirdmi.org/resources/bluebird-cancer-support-groups/ 

Bluebird Cancer Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of someone who has cancer
Dates: 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Center for Good Health, 175 S. Waverly Rd, Holland, MI 
Contact: Renee Denslow at 616-847-0839 or rdenslow@bludbirdmi.org 
Website:  https://www.bluebirdmi.org/resources/bluebird-cancer-support-groups/  

Cancer Support Group
Intended for: Those diagnosed with cancer
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: Every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Christian Cancer Support Group
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: Every Thursday from 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Family and Friends Group
Intended for: Members of Gilda’s Club who are supporting a friend or family member on a cancer journey. Contact Gilda’s Club if you are not a member and are interested in attending this group.
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: Every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org

Family Bonds Cancer Support Group
Intended for: Cancer patients, family members and caregivers (patients and caregivers meet separately)
Sponsored by: Metro Health and Gilda’s Club
Dates: Every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: The Cancer Center at Metro Village, 5950 Metro Way SW, Wyoming, MI
Contact: 616-252-8152
Website:  https://metrohealth.net/cancer/family-bonds-cancer-support-group/ 

Lung Cancer Support Group
Intended for: Those diagnosed with lung cancer
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: 1st Monday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Colorectal & Related Cancers Support Group
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Sister to Sister Support Group
Intended for: Women of color
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: 1st Monday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Grief Support Groups

Adult Grief Support Group
Intended for: Adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: Every Monday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and every Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Conquerors Support Group
Intended for: Those who have lost a loved one to a homicide
Sponsored by: Conquerors
Dates: 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Oakdale Park CRC, 961 Temple SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Carolyn Priester at 616-248-4333. Please call to confirm your attendance.
Website:  http://www.conquerors-sg.org/ 

Family and Friends Group
Contact Gilda’s Club if you are not a member and are interested in attending this group.
Sponsored by: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Dates: Every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 
Contact: Gilda’s Club at 616-453-8300
Website:  www.gildasclubgr.org 

Grief Support Group
Intended for: Those dealing with grief and loss
Sponsored by: Ss. Peter and Paul Parish
Dates: Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Location: Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, 434 High St, Ionia, MI
Contact: Parish Office at 616-527-3610. Please call to confirm your attendance.
Website:  www.saintspeterandpaulionia.org 

Widows and Widowers Support Group
Intended for: Those who have lost a spouse
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Robert Church, Room 107, 6477 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI
Contact: Kathy O’Bee at 616-862-9908 or kathrynobee@gmail.com 
Exceptions: No meetings in June, July and August

Living On
Intended for: Anyone dealing with grief and loss
Sponsored by: Hospice of Michigan
Dates: 1st Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada, MI
Contact: Sue Glover at 616-356-5255
Website:  www.hom.org 

Survivors of Suicide
Intended for: Those mourning the suicide of a loved one
Sponsored by: West Michigan Survivors of Suicide
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Park Congregational Church, 10 Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Jim Sailors at 616-957-3466
Website: www.afsp.org 

Diabetes Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group
Intended for: Persons with diabetes, their family and friends
Sponsored by: Spectrum Health
Dates: Monthly. Call for upcoming dates and times.
Location: Spectrum Health Healthier Communities, 665 Seward, Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Diabetes Education Services at 616-391-5000

Diabetes Support Group
Sponsored by: Metro Health
Dates: Quarterly (March, June, September, December – call for dates)
Location: Metro Health Southwest, 2215 44th Street SW, Wyoming, MI
Contact: Diabetes Education Department at 616-252-8339

Other Health Condition Support Groups

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support Group
Intended for: Care recipients and their caregivers
Sponsored by: Mercy Health
Dates: 4th Wednesday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Hauenstein Neurosciences Community Education Room (1st floor), Mercy Health, 220 Cherry St, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Susan Woolner at 616-685-5201 or Susan.Woolner@mercyhealth.com 

Brain Injury Association Support Group
Sponsored by: Brain Injury Association
Dates: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Location: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital-Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Rachel Morse at 616-840-8198
Website: http://www.maryfreebed.com/patients-visitors/support-groups/ 
Exceptions: No meetings in January or July. Alternate locations in August and December due to potluck.

Huntington’s Disease Living Positive Support Group
Intended for: Those who have tested positive for HD or are living at risk
Sponsored by: Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Michigan Chapter
Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Psychotherapy & Consultation Offices, Spaulding Annex Office Complex , 967 Spaulding Ave SE, Suite E, Ada, MI
Contact: Kathy Delp at 616-581-3085 or kath6613@aol.com 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Intended for: Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and their family and friends
Sponsored by: Spectrum Health
Dates: 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Spectrum Health United Hospital, 615 Bower St, Greenville, MI
Contact: Spectrum Health United Lifestyles at 616-754-6185
Website: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/about-us/classes-and-events/multiple-sclerosis-support-group?date=2017-11-23 

Stroke Support Group
Intended for: Stroke survivors, their family and friends
Sponsored by: Mary Free Bed
Dates: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:30 pm (Not meetings in January and July)
Location: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Rachel Morse at 616-840-8198
Website: http://www.maryfreebed.com/patients-visitors/support-groups/ 

Stroke Support Group
Intended for: Stroke survivors, their caregiver, family and friends
Sponsored by: Spectrum Health
Dates: 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Not meetings in January and July)
Location: Spectrum Health Hospitals-Blodgett Hospital, 1840 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Spectrum Health Rehabilitation at 616-774-8170
Website: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/about-us/classes-and-events/stroke%20support%20group-gr  
Exceptions: No meetings in November and December

Joe Niekro Foundation Support Group
Intended for: Individuals who have survived brain aneurysm, AVM or stroke and their caregiver
Dates: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Metro Health Conference Center, 2225 Main St, Wyoming, MI 
Contact: 616-252-7200
Website: https://metrohealth.net/stroke-center/joe-niekro/

Mental Health Support Groups

Anger Management Support Group 
Intended for: Adult men
Sponsored by: Men’s Resource Center
Location: Men’s Resource Center, 534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: 616-456-1178
Website: http://menscenter.org/counseling-services/mens-support-groups/

Domestic Violence Support Group
Intended for: Adult men
Sponsored by: Men’s Resource Center
Location: Men’s Resource Center, 534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: 616-456-1178
Website: http://menscenter.org/counseling-services/mens-support-groups/

Men’s Psychotherapy Group
Intended for: Adult men
Sponsored by: Men’s Resource Center
Location: Men’s Resource Center, 534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: 616-456-1178
Website: http://menscenter.org/counseling-services/mens-support-groups/

Substance Abuse Support Group
Intended for: Adult men
Sponsored by: Men’s Resource Center
Location: Men’s Resource Center, 534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: 616-456-1178
Website: http://menscenter.org/counseling-services/mens-support-groups/

Anxiety Support Group
Intended for: Anyone who has an anxiety problem, including trichotillomania and OCD
Sponsored by: Anxiety Resource Center
Dates: Every Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Anxiety Resource Center, 312 Grandville Ave, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: 616-356-1614
Website: http://anxietyresourcecenter.org/finding-support/ 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Intended for: Persons diagnosed with a mood disorder, those who believe they may have a mood disorder and their supporters.
Sponsored by: Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Dates: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact: Kristin Fill at 616-365-1853 or embracingbipolar@comcast.net 
Website: http://www.dbsagr.org 

“Family Connection” Mental Illness Support Group
Intended for: Family and caregivers of individuals with mental illness
Sponsored by: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Location: Pine Rest Clinic, 4211 Parkway Place, Suite 100, Grandville, MI
Contact: Southwest Clinic at 616-222-3700

Mental Illness Support Group
Intended for: People with mental illness and their families
Sponsored by: NAMI of Kent County
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Network 180 Access Center, 1st Floor, 790 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Tom Dooley at 616-942-1088 or tfdooley@gmail.com
Website: http://namiofkentcounty.wordpress.com/

Support Group for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide
Intended for: Those who have lost a loved one to death by suicide
Sponsored by: TCM Counseling and i understand, a non-profit organization
Dates: 6:30 -8:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month
Location: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 -Room 109
Contact: info@iunderstandloveheals.org
Website: iunderstandloveheals.org
The group is free; guests will need to pre-register each month for the meeting on the website

 

Mental Illness Caregiver Support Group
Intended for: Caregivers of a person with a mental health issue
Sponsored by: i understand and TCM Counseling
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30-8pm
Location: Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, 1323 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact: Please contact info@iunderstandloveheals.org
Website: iunderstandloveheals.org

 

Support Groups for Family Issues

Divorce Care Support Groups
Visit www.divorcecare.org for a long list of local Divorce Care support groups.