Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Lansing Central AA
1915 E. Michigan Ave, Ste. D
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 337-1444
www.aalansingmi.org
Call the 24/7 Hour hotline or visit their website to find a meeting in the Tri-County area.

ALANO Club East
220 Howard St
Lansing, MI 48912
(517)482-8957
Call to get a schedule of meeting dates and times.

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association
(800) 272-3900
Caregiver support groups offered by the Alzheimer’s associations are confidential, free and open to the public. To register for a support group or if you need assistance finding someone to stay with your relative while you attend a support group meeting, call (800) 272-3900.

East Lansing
Caregiver Support Group 3rd Friday (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Burcham Hills Retirement Community,
Second Floor Private Dining Room
2700 Burcham Drive
517-253-9980

Early Stage Discussion Group 1st Thursday (12:30 -2:00 pm)
Coral Gables Restaurant
2838 E. Grand River Ave.
Meet in the East Room
Call (517) 999-3004 and ask for more information

Grand Ledge
2nd Monday (12:00-1:30 p.m.)
Dart Bank,
1020 Charlevoix Dr.
Lower Level Community Room (Bring brown bag lunch)

Holt
2nd Monday (5:30-7:30p,)
Holt Presbyterian Church
2021 N. Aurelius Rd.

Lansing
2nd Wednesday (1pm -2:30pm)
Delta Enrichment Center
4538 Elizabeth Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917

Male Caregiver Discussion Group
3RD Wednesday (10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.)
Delta Enrichment Center
4538 Elizabeth Rd
Lansing, MI 48917

Mason
3rd Monday (5:30-7pm)
First United Methodist of Mason
201 E. Ash St.

Okemos
1st Thursday (7-8:30pm)
Ingham County Medical Care Facility
3960 Dobie Rd.

St. Johns
1st Monday (7:00-8:30 p.m.)
Pilgrim United Methodist Church
2965 W. Parks Rd.

Lewy Body Dementia Support Group
This group is affiliated with the University of Michigan’s Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative. The support group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 10am – 11:30am at Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan- PACE, 1927 E. Miller Rd. Lansing. Newcomers may get more information by contacting Renee Gadwa at rgadwa@med.umich.edu or 734-764-5137.

Senior Community Care of Michigan’s Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group
Offers a monthly meeting with differing topics for those people concerned about someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The support group is facilitated by a certified dementia counselor. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy Garcia, Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan- PACE at 517-319-0734.

Aphasia

Aphasia Support Group (East Lansing)
4TH Wednesday ( 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
2275 East Lansing Dr, East Lansing
(517) 332-1616

Arthritis/Joint

Arthritis Mutual Support Group
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
(except in January, February, March 1:30 pm)
Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Rd.
Contact Larry Vert (517) 323-4355

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program- Ingham County Medical Care Facility
Warm water exercise program that is for every fitness level and are held two to three times per week for 6 to 10 weeks.
Ingham County Medical Care Facility, 3860 Dobie Rd. Okemos
Contact facility for more information (517) 381-6100

Ataxia

National Ataxia Foundation
Lansing Area Monthly Support Group
3rd Wednesday of every month (1pm – 2pm)
Delta Township Enrichment Center
Room #302
4538 Elizabeth Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917
Contact Shenlei Winkler 517-993-7655 for more information

Bereavement

First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids.
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Call the church for more information (517) 663-3524. No prior registration needed.

Eaton Community Palliative Care Survivors Support Group
Offers a Survivors Support Group meeting every Monday at 12:30 p.m. There is no support group on Christmas or New Years. If the Monday falls on any other holiday you can make an appointment to meet privately with the grief facilitator.
Eaton Community Palliative Care Residence, 2675 South Cochran Charlotte.
For more information call (517) 543-5310

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
Offers a monthly support group for all bereaved, a suicide support group, an educational series for all bereaved and Supportive Soles which is a walking breakfast group for individuals dealing with grief. Contact the funeral for a calendar of the group’s dates and times. Call 517-482-1692, ext. 242.

GriefShare
GriefShare is a group that meets for a specified number of weeks at local churches and combines an educational class and support group in one meeting. To find the group closest to you, visit www.griefshare.org/findagroup.

Hospice of Lansing
Monthly Drop In Support Group Meetings
1:30-3pm (Call for next set of dates)
Hospice of Lansing Administrative Office
3186 Pine Tree Rd.
Lansing, MI 48911
517-882-4500

Palmer Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes
Offers an all ages grief support group the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Barbara Koulp, a grief counselor, facilitates the meetings and can also make appointments at one of the funeral homes to meet individually with someone. Contact the funeral home for more information 517-484-5349.

Sparrow Hospice Bereavements Program
Provides support to individuals who are experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one. The services are available to the families of hospice patients as well as the community for free.

Open Monthly Support Group
Ongoing Grief Support for any loss, no registration required.

Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus/West Entrance
1st Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
First Floor Chapel
4th Wednesday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Second Floor Hospice Conference Room

Six- week Grief Education Series
Education classes on grief-related topics, including what to expect while grieving, coping skills and self-care.
For dates, times and registration call (517) 364-7223

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
Healing Journey – A Grief and Loss Support Group
Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm
Call 517-372-9163

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association Support Group
1st Wednesday of the month (6pm)
Peckham
3510 Capital City Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906
Contact: Barb Williams 517-505-3340
or Brain Injury Association of Michigan 1-800-444-6443
www.biami.org

Cancer

Sparrow Cancer Support Groups
Social Worker
The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center has an Oncology Social Worker that can assist with the psychological, social and practical issues that affect patients, families and caregivers facing a cancer diagnosis. Ask your physicians or nurses to connect you with the oncology social worker.

Breast Cancer Support Group
A support group for those have breast cancer, or anyone who has known someone with breast cancer. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Herbert-Cancer Center, 1st Floor conference rooms A & B.
Call (517) 364-9421 for more information.

General Cancer Support Group
This is a general cancer support group. Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 am – 12pm.
Herbert-Cancer Center, 1st Floor conference rooms A & B.
Call (517) 364-9421 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their family and friends. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Herbert-Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room B.
Call (517) 364-9421 for more information.

Healthy Steps
A supportive therapeutic exercise group for women with breast cancer and/or breast cancer survivors.
Sparrow Professional Building
Every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
St. Johns Rehab and Wellness Center
Every Tuesday from 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Call (517) 364-9426 for more information.

Look Good Feel Better
A trained beauty professional will lead the small group through practical hands-on experience. Women will learn about make-up techniques, skincare, nail care and options related to hair loss. Each participant will receive a free kit of cosmetics. It is offered on the last Monday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1st floor conference room B.
Call American Cancer Society to register 1-800-395-5665 as space is limited.
Additional general information is available at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org

CanHope
The cancer support group affiliated with Sparrow Eaton Hospital and facilitated by Barbara Fulton. The group is open to patients, caregivers, family and friends and anyone interested is supporting those with cancer. The group meets monthly at ALIVE 800 W. Lawrence in Charlotte, MI on the third Mondays from 6:30pm-7:45pm

Caregiver

Caregiver Support Group
Holt Methodist Church
2321 Aurelius Rd
Holt, MI 48842
Support group for those who are largely responsible, directly or indirectly for the care of a parent or older adult. Meets the last Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Sue Nicholson at (517) 420-3666.

MSU Kinship Care Resource Center
School of Social Work – Baker Hall
655 Auditorium Road, Rm 254
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-9600
www.kinship.msu.edu
Support for adults over 55 years old who are responsible for raising children under age 18. Can also provide funds for activities and caregiver respite.

Divorce

DivorceCare
DivorceCare is a group that meets for a specified number of weeks at local churches and combines an educational class and support group in one meeting. To find the group closest to you, visit https://www.divorcecare.org/findagroup

Domestic Violence

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
1710-1712 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
A domestic violence support group for individuals who have experienced domestic violence that meets on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the Women’s Center for more information at (517) 372-9163.

EVE- Life Empowered Workshop

8-week closed group for adult women who have experienced sexual and/or domestic -violence. Please contact Betsie Schoedel at 517-899-0875 for more information.

Employment

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
1710-1712 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Job seeker support group for women who are looking for work or want to change jobs or careers. It is facilitated by an HR professional and will focus in on specific needs of the group members as it relates to employment using a combination of emotional support and practical tools. This group meets from 10-noon on Monday.

Heart Health Support Group

Women Heart Support Group
McLaren Education Center
401 W. Greenlawn
Lansing, MI 48910
Women’s heart health support group that usually has speakers and/or modules on different heart conditions, such as congestive heart failure that is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease Society of America – Lansing Support Group
Peckham, Inc.
3510 Capital City Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906
Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm at Peckham. For more information contact Sarah George at 517-285-1070 or sgeorge @peckham.org

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Connection
A support group for persons with any diagnosis or symptoms of mental illness, whether or not the person has received a formal diagnosis. This 90-minute free support group is held every week on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Sparrow Behavioral Health-First Floor-Follow Sign.
Call (517) 484-3404 for more information. No registration required.

NAMI Family Support Group
A support group for family members and friends of those affected by mental illness. This 90-minute free support group is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Sparrow Behavioral Health-First Floor-Follow Sign.
Call (517) 484-3404 for more information. No registration is required.

Obsessive Compulsive Support Group
Delta Presbyterian Church
6100 W. Michigan
Lansing, MI 48917
Meets the first Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact Jonathan at 517- 944-0477

PTSD
PTSD support for Veterans is available through the Ingham/Clinton County Dept. of Veteran Affairs. Individual and group counseling is available by appointment. Contact -517-887-4331.
Ingham County Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Human Services Building, Entrance 2
5303 S. Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911

Cognitive Processing Therapy Group for PTSD
Wednesdays, 5pm-6:30 pm
EVE, Inc. will be hosting a 12 week series of trauma therapy in a small closed group setting. Contact Rachel Fraley 517-372-3382, ext. 222 for date and location information.

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sparrow Professional Building, 2nd Floor, Room G
Lansing, MI
Offers a self-help support group for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and caregivers. Meets the 3rd Saturday of Each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information call (517) 393-9747.

Ostomy

Ostomy Association of Greater Lansing
This group meets on the third Sunday of each month and features informational presentations about different topics. The location is changing in 2020. Please call Newsletter Coordinator Julie Townsend for more information at 5178-881-7096.

Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Lansing Area Support Group
201 Hillside Court
East Lansing, MI 48823
Parkinson’s support group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Jim Galloway for more information (517) 930-4287.

Sexual Assault

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
1710-1712 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 372-9163
Hope and Healing is a sexual assault support group. The group meets on Monday evenings at 6 pm.

EVE- Life Empowered Workshop
8-week closed group for adult women who have experienced sexual and/or domestic -violence. Please contact Betsie Schoedel at 517-899-0875 for more information.

Stroke

Sparrow & Burcham Hills Stroke Support Group
Burcham Hills Center for Health and Rehab
2700 Burcham Dr. 2nd Floor Dining Room
East Lansing, MI 48823
Free support group for those who have been impacted by a stroke that meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Daneille Rhodes for more information at (517) 364-2521 or email Daneille.Rhodes@sparrow.org.