Making the Right Connection in Macomb County
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MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTION
IN MACOMB COUNTY

Support Groups/Support Networks
Section DD

SITUATION: A school-aged youth needs an empathetic group to share similar experiences.

Schools throughout Macomb County offer educational-based support groups for youth around many issues. Check with the school counselor, social worker or student assistance specialist at your school to determine if a group is available.

SITUATION: ABORTION

Professionally-facilitated (licensed professional Christian Counselor) adoption Bible-based healing support group for any woman who has experienced an abortion. Available from Trinity Family Counseling Center, Shelby Township. For more information, call (586) 254-3663 ext. 5.

AGORAPHOBIA

Support group (Agoraphobics in Motion - A.I.M.) for people in recovery from agoraphobia is available on Mondays at 6:30 P.M at St. Mark Catholic Church, 4401 Bart, Warren, MI  48091. For more information, call (586) 759-3026.

Support group (Agoraphobics in Motion - A.I.M.) for people in recovery from agoraphobia available on Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48089. (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

 

ADULT CHILDREN OF DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

Support group for adult children of dysfunctional families meet on Wednesdays at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089 at 7:30 P.M. Learn how to overcome the self-limiting attitudes and behavioral patterns that you learned growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home. For more information, call (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

AIDS

Educational support group for person affected by AIDS and HIV positive individuals, their families, friends, and partners.  For a list of Macomb County groups, contact the Michigan AIDS Hotline, (800) 872-AIDS.

ALLERGIES

A free support group for families of children with severe food allergies. Quarterly meetings (dates vary) are available at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township featuring guest speakers and open discussions.  For more information, call (586) 677-4483 or go to: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/facesofmi

An online support group for families of children with severe food allergies, including a list of playdates.  For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonutsmoms/
 
ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Support groups for persons with Alzheimer and their families:

Second Monday of the month starting at 7:00 P.M.

Wynwood of Utica
45969 North Pointe Boulevard
Utica, MI 48315

(586) 997-0955
Third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 P.M.

Village of East Harbor
33875 Kiely Drive
Chesterfield, MI 48047

(586) 725-6030
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.

Arden Courts Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
11095 E. 14 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights 48312

(586) 795-0998

 

AMPUTEE

Support group for amputees is available at St. John Hospital, 22101 Moross Road, Detroit, Michigan 48236 (Ground Floor Gait Lab - Physical Therapy). Meetings are the third Thursday of every month starting at 3:00 P.M. For more information, call Dave at (586) 817-0321 or e-mail: dmiller@ableorthopedics.com
 

ANXIETY

 

Support group for persons with anxiety, panic disorders and depression takes place at St Mark Catholic Church, 4401 Bart, Warren, MI  48091 on Mondays at 6:30 P.M. and Renaissance Unity Church in Warren on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 P.M. For more information, call (248) 547-0400 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org.

 

Support group for persons with anxiety (“Recovery Inc.”) are available at:

Mondays

12:30 P.M.

St. Basil Catholic Church
22851 Lexington
Eastpointe, MI 48021

Contact: Robert
Area100@lowselfhelpsystems.org or (586) 773-9545

Mondays

7:30 P.M.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
23000 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

Contact: Joyce
Area100@lowselfhelpsystems.org
(586) 293-7579

Wednesdays

7:30 P.M.

St. Athansius Church
(beginning July 1, 2014 the church will be re-named St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
18720 13 Mile Road, Room 116
Roseville, MI 48066

Contact: Sharon
jerrfran@sbcglobal.net
(586) 795-4237

or visit the website for Recovery International (formerly Recovery, Inc.) to locate a meeting near you:  www.lowselfhelpsystems.org/meetings/meetings-per-city.asp

 

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE

Support group for those who parent or work with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is available at Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Lawrence Church in Utica. Check the website calendar: www.focusadhd.weebly.com for days and times as they vary.  Free child care available onsite for children aged 8 and younger. For more information, go to www.focusadhd.weebly.com.

APHASIA

Support group for persons with aphasia is sponsored by Henry Ford Hospital with meetings held at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 2nd Floor, 40001 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI 48038 on Fridays from 10:00 A.M. - Noon.  For more information, call Julie Klocke, (586) 263-2498.

BEREAVEMENT

See “Grief Support Groups.”

BRAIN INJURY

Support and recreational activities for Brain Injury Survivors, family members, friends and caregivers available in Macomb County and special event locations in Oakland and Wayne Counties.  Meetings take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:45 P.M. at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI.  For more information, contact:  Marty Zobrovitz,(586) 774-0135, or go to biami.org.

BREAST FEEDING

Support groups for mothers who are breast feeding is available on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 P.M. Call for meeting location.  For more information, call the LaLeche League, (313) 438-1015 or visit their website at http://www.llli.org/web/michigan.html.

CANCER

ALL TYPES OF CANCER

Support group to provide a safe harbor to support, educate and empower those touched by cancer: general and cancer-specific support groups, such as breast and blood cancers or men’s cancers. Also: educational presentations, resource library, guided meditations, yoga, tai chi and other relaxation sessions, social and enrichment activities (arts and crafts, knitting, book club, parties, etc.) Available from The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack Ave., St Clair Shores, MI, 48081. For more information, call (586) 777-7761 or go to the ir website:  www.milakehouse.org/support_groups.html

BLOOD CANCER

A Support group for patients, families and caregivers persons diagnosed with a blood cancer is available on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080.  For more information, call Janet Zurek (586) 777-7761 or visit .

BREAST CANCER

Support group for women who have or have had breast cancer. Sisters of Support is a support and educational group led by a licensed certified social worker for survivors of breast cancer.  This support group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Ted Wahby Cancer Center Conference Room, McLaren - Macomb Medical Center, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.  For more information, call
(586) 260-8432 or go to:
http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/ClassesEvents/243.aspx

CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH CANCER

A support group for caregivers of person with cancer is available on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.  For more information, call (586) 777-7761 or go to: http://milakehouse.org/programs/support-networking/

CHILDHOOD CANCER

Support group for parents who have a child with cancer. Available from Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Michigan. For more information, contact Rhonda Diliberti, (586) 484-9500 or diliberti@comcast.net.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF PERSONS WHO HAVE DIED FROM CANCER

A support group for family members of persons who have died from cancer is available on the first Thursday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30 P.M AND the third Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.  For more information, call (586) 777-7761 or go to: http://milakehouse.org/programs/support-networking/

MEN WITH CANCER

A professionally-facilitated support group for men who have been diagnosed with cancer is available on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. For more information, call (586) 777-7761 or go to: http://milakehouse.org/programs/support-networking/

WOMEN WITH CANCER

A professionally-facilitated support group for women with any type of cancer.  The group offers both emotional support and education to help with adjustment and coping.  Caregivers, family and friends are welcome to attend with the cancer patient. Offered on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at the Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center Conference Room, McLaren - Macomb Medical Center, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043, (586) 493-7510 or (586) 493-7506.

An ongoing professionally-facilitated support group for women with any type of cancer. The group offers both emotional support and education to help with adjustment and coping on every other Tuesday from 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. at Trinity Family Counseling Center. The group is sponsored by Steve and Vivian Stolaruk Foundation. For more information or to register, call (586) 3663, ext. 1.

A professionally-facilitated support group for women who have been diagnosed with cancer is available on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081. For more information, call (586) 777-7761 or go to : http://milakehouse.org/programs/support-networking/.

A free professionally-facilitated support group for women who have been diagnosed with cancer is available every other Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Family Counseling Center is located at 45445 Mound Rd., Suite 111 in Shelby Township. To register, call (586) 254-3663, ext. 1.

 

CARDIAC

Cardiac Support Group – H.E.A.R.T.S. Club (Heart Education and Rehabilitation – Teaching and Support).  Education and support for patients with heart failure, heart attack or heart disease.  Meets the third Thursday of odd months from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Mat Gaberty Heart Center Conference Room, McLaren-Macomb Medical Center, 1000 Harrington, Mt. Clemens, MI. For more information or to register, please call (586) 493-8663 or go to:  http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/ClassesEvents/1664.aspx..

CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS

Caregiver Support Groups are available at the following locations (support group meeting days and times are subject to change, call in advance of attending. Some groups offer adult care for the older adults, call in advance.):

First Thursday 6:00 P.M.

Sunrise of Shelby Township
46471 Hayes Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315

(586) 532-9559
Second Tuesday 3:00 P.M.

Sarah Care - Lakeside Adult Day Care
13425 Nineteen Mile Road, Suite 500
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

(586) 731-2273
Third Monday 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Sponsored by A Friend's House at the Clinton Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

(586) 412-8494
Third Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Arden Courts
11095 Fourteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

(586) 795-0998

 

DIABETES (ADULT)

Support group for adults with diabetes is available on the last Wednesday of every month (except July, August and December) at 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. at the McLaren - Macomb Medical Center in east parking lot, Medical Auditorium. Park in east parking lot. Enter at Outpatient Entrance. Take Elevator to lower level. 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. There are no meetings in July, August and December. For more information call the McLaren Macomb Nutrition and Diabetes Counseling Center , call (586) 493-8500 or go to: http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/ClassesEvents/953.aspx

DIVORCE (YOUTH)

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) helps a child heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides children with a safe place to recognize and learn to share their feelings. For 13 weeks children become involved in a fun, caring group at local Christian churches. Groups are available throughout the county. For a list of a group near you, go to: http://www.dc4k.org/ or call (586) 731-4544.

Teens/Tweens Beyond Divorce (TBD) helps teens (aged 11 - 18) heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce and provides youth with a safe place to recognize and learn to share their feelings. these faith-based groups are available September through April on Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Available at Shepherd’s Gate Lutheran Church, 12400 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI  48315. For more information, call (586) 731-4544, http://www.dc4k.org/.

DIVORCE (ADULTS)

 

Support group for people dealing with grief due to loss because of divorce (“Divorce Recovery”).  The group meets on Mondays starting at 7:00 P.M. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48089, (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

 

Support group for persons who are divorced. Available at The Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, MI  48088.  The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Room 301. For more information call Lori (586) 306-2867.

 

A 13 week faith-based DVD-based support group (‘Divorcecare”) provides led by trained lay persons (coaches) supervised by a licensed social worker offering coping skills and support. These groups run concurrent with the DivorceCare for Youth and Teens/Tweens Beyond Divorce groups. Available from Shepherd’s Gate in Shelby Township. For more information, call (586) 731-4544, http://www.dc4k.org.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A 12-week empowerment group for women provides information on domestic violence, effects of violence on children, coping strategies, trauma reactions and development of safety planning. Available throughout the year from Turning Point, (586) 463-4430. (NOTE: Intake with Counselor is required prior to attending.)

Educational/support groups are offered throughout the year for mothers and their children who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Individuals are placed in specific groups according to their experience and age. Groups provide information on various topics including domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma reactions, coping strategies, and safety planning. Child care is available. Available from Turning Point, (586) 463-4430. (NOTE: Intake with Counselor is required prior to attending.)

Support group for female survivors of domestic violence is offered on Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. from Turning Point, (586) 463-4430. (NOTE: An intake interview with a Counselor is required prior to attending.)

DUAL DIAGNOSIS (MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE)

The Dual Recovery Anonymous Group, using the 12 -step model, provides peer-to-peer support for adults managing recovery from both mental illness and substance use disorders. Groups are held every Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Liberties South, 26345 Gratiot, Roseville 48066. For more information, call (586) 777-8094.

Thursdays starting at 1:00 P.M.

Liberties South
26345 Gratiot
Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 777-8094

Thursdays starting at 7:00 P.M.

FIRST Resources - North
43740 Groesbeck
Clinton Twp., MI 48036

(586) 469-7629

 

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS (E.A.)

Support group for individuals who desire to become well emotionally.  Emotions Anonymous (E.A.) meet at Renaissance Unity Church in Warren on Friday at 7:00 p.m. (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

EPILEPSY

Support group for persons with epilepsy is available at Erin Presbyterian Church, 30000 Gratiot, Roseville, MI  48066. For more information, call The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, (800) 377-6226.

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER

Support group for adults (Project SAFE Supportive Activities for Everyone) are generally held on a Friday or Saturday evening from 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. at various locations in Macomb County. Families meet for potluck dinner followed by supervised play for the children and support group for parents. For more information, call Charisse at (586) 329-6722 or Charisse@mcfares.org 

Monthly support group for parents of youth with FASD.  For more information contact Charisse at (586) 329-6722 or  charisse@mcfares.org.

GAMBLING

 

Support group for compulsive gamblers. Gamblers Anonymous is a proven program of recovery that will help end gambling and learn how to live a happier life. The group meets on Fridays at 7:30 P.M. and Saturdays at 10:00 A.M. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089.(586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org.

 

Support group for family and friends of gambling addicts.  GAM-ANON is a group of family and friends of gambling addicts who are seeking to find workable solutions to their mutual problems.  The group meets at Renaissance Unity Church in Warren on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

 

GRIEF (YOUTH)

 

Grief support group for youth, 3 - 18 years and their parents or guardians who have experienced the death of a family member, friend or significant other. Available free in Macomb County in St. Clair Shores and Clinton Township. Offered by Sand Castles, a division of the Hospices of Henry Ford.  An Intake Interview is necessary prior to attending.  For more information, call (313) 874-6881.

 

Three-day camp (“Camp Erin”) for youth in first grade through twelfth grade is available every summer for those who have experienced a significant loss due to death. Participants learn through specialized group sessions and art/play activities.  Camp is offered at no charge, however, donations are accepted and needed. Registration begins in Spring. Camp is limited to 125 campers, so apply early.  “Camp Erin” is held every August.  For more information, call SandCastles, a division of the Hospices of Henry Ford, (313) 874-6881 or visit their website:  http://aboutsandcastles.org

 

A support group for youth of all ages (“Growing in Grief” ) who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Faith-based groups are available September through April on Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. For a list of support groups in your area, visit  their website: http://www.griefshare.org/findagroup/search

 

GRIEF (ADULTS)

 

DEATH

A free professionally-facilitated grief support group for adults (“Walk With Me”) dealing with significant loss through death. Sponsored by Sullivan Funeral Home Utica. Offered four times per year, meeting every other Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M., for six sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. For more information, call Tonya Ratliff at Trinity Family Counseling Center, 45445 Mound Road, Suite 111, Shelby, MI 48317, (586) 254-3663 ext. 1 or www.trinityfamilycounseling.com

A free professionally-facilitated grief support group for adults dealing with significant loss through death. The “Coping Together” support group is sponsored by Gendernalik Funeral Home on Mondays starting at 7:30 P.M. For more information, call Matthew Freeman at The Center for Counseling, Chesterfield, MI 48051 (586) 949-7680.

Faith-based support group (“Griefshare”) provides a 13-week DVD series led by trained lay coaches supervised by a licensed social worker and offering coping skills and support.  For a list of Macomb County groups, go to:  http://www.friefshare.org/about.

Bereavement support group for adults who have lost a loved one meets at Henry Ford Residence Macomb Warren, Bortz.  The group meets the third Friday of each month starting at 2:00 P.M. For more information, call (248) 585-5270.

Bereavement support group for adults who have lost a loved one meets at Henry Ford Macomb - Lakeside Medical Center, 14500 Hall Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313.

Ongoing

Third Monday of each month

2:00 - 3:30 P.M.

Room A-2

Six-week series

Thursdays

6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Room 6 & 7

To register or for more information, call (248) 588-2344.

Bereavement support group meets at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 15855 Nineteen Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI. The group meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. during the months of June, July, August, November and December Call for specific dates, (248) 588-2344.

Grief Support Group “Walk With Me,” sponsored by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Home and facilitated by a licensed professional counselor. Offered four times per year for 6 weeks. For information or to register, Trinity Family Counseling Center, Shelby Township, MI 48317, (586) 254-3663 ext. 1 or www.trinityfamilycounseling.com

DEATH OF CHILD

Grief Support for families after a child dies. The Compassionate Friends offer meetings for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents to talk, listen, share and provide emotional support for families who are dealing with the devastating death of a child. The Macomb group meets in St. Clair Shores at the Senior Activity Center, 20000 Stephens, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. For more information, call Kathleen at (586) 293-6176 or visit their website at: www.compassionatefriends.org to locate a meeting site.

Support group by and for parents who have lost a child is available from Friends Supporting Parents. The group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 8771 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Although the meeting facility is a church the support group is not affiliated with the church or any religion. For more information, call (586) 215-0355 or go to: http://www.friendssupportingparents.org

DEATH OF SPOUSE

Grief Support group Widowed Friends” is a Catholic faith-based ministry offering a 6-week Grief Recovery series that covers many topics relating to grief including: understanding the stages of grief; surviving stress and loneliness, feelings of denial, bargaining, guilt, anger and depression, and the spiritual elements of grief and healing. They also cover strategies for coping alone with the holidays. For more information go to:  http://www.widowedfriends.org

Support group (“Living On”) for persons who has lost a loved one. The group meets at the Hospice of Michigan Office, 44720 Hayes, Suite 100, Clinton Township 48038:

First and third Thursday

1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Delphine Tessmar

(586) 263-8513

Second and fourth Wednesday

6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

Nancy Hennings

(586) 263-8514

 

DEATH OR DIVORCE

Self-help group for people dealing with grief due to loss due to death or divorce. For more information, call Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089, (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE


A support group facilitated by a professional for adult friends and relatives of persons who have died by suicide. Survivors of Suicide (SOS) aids the healing process by providing information and resources and by allowing members to share their feelings in a non-judgmental and confidential setting. Other SOS events, including a five-week workshop occur throughout the year. Contact SOS through the Macomb County Crisis Center, (586) 307-9100.

HARD OF HEARING

Support group for persons with a hearing loss.  Available from the Hearing Loss Association of Macomb. The group meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38900 Harper, Clinton Township, MI on the fourth Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Lynn Huff at lynndhuff@yahoo.com

HOMELESS

Peer-to-Peer Group Support for those without homes, or at risk of losing their home including help in finding employment and stable housing and, achieving self determination. Group meetings are held at The Ray of Hope, 14933 Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI, 48021.  Interested homeless persons, or those without a permanent address may come in to The Ray of Hope Center to apply. Applications are taken Monday, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:00 - 12:00 Noon. If accepted, the individual will be given bus tickets and other resources, when available, to enable the individual to attend group meetings, job searches, help for housing, etc. To qualify, the person must be able and willing to work. For more information, call the Ray of Hope Center at (586) 218-7173.

HURTS, HANG-UPS AND HABITS

A 12-step program (“Celebrate Recovery”) for those with hurts, hang-ups and habits (not strictly an alcohol/substance abuse support group). The group meets every Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Bethany Baptist Church, 19700 Fifteen Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035, (586) 791-1190.

INCARCERATION

A free monthly support group for persons with a family member or friend who is serving time behind bars. The group is held on the first Friday of each month at Providence Ministries Family Life Center, 18600 Florence Street, Suite B5, Roseville MI 48066. Call to confirm the time. For more information, call (888) 519-9202 or visit www.providenceministries.info

IINCEST

A monthly support group for survivors of incest (“Survivors of Incest Anonymous”) is available on Wednesdays starting at 7:30 P.M. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089. For more information, call (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

LIMB DIFFERENCE

A support network for parents providing education on limb differences such as Symbrachydactyly, Amniotic band syndrome, Syndactyly, or Polydactyly. Available from the Lucky Fin Project, www.LuckyFinProject.org

LOU GEHRIG DISEASE (ALS)

Support group for people with ALS and their families. Group meets at Utica United Methodist Church, 8650 Canal Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Available from the ALS of Michigan.  For more information, call Linda Kern (248) 354-6100 or go to http://www.alsofmichigan.org/?p=sup

LUPUS

Support group for people with Lupus. Contact the Lupus Alliance, Michigan Indiana Affiliate, 26507 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 Or, visit their website: www.milupus.orgFor more information, call toll free (800) 705-6677.

Support Group available free for all lupus patients, family, and friends at Henry Ford Medical Center, 3500 15 Mile Road, Conference Room B, Sterling Heights, MI 48310 on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information call: 800-705-6677 or e-mail Lisa Radtke at lisa@milupus.org

MARRIAGE

Christian mentoring (Mr. & Mrs. Marriage Ministry) connects couples to build better marriages. This group exists to help form positive relationships, to provide resources and skills to help build life-long marriages. These marriage-building classes are held during the spring and fall. Available at The Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088. For more information, contact Ron & Kelly (586) 795-1715.

MENTAL ILLNESS

Support group for persons with mental illness or related disorders:

Liberties North,  Clinton Township, MI (586) 954-1590

Liberties South, Roseville, MI

(586) 777-8094 or (586) 779-8092

 

Support groups for those with mental illness using an open format, which means groups are ongoing, and individuals have the option of attending when it is convenient for them. The open format allows individuals to feel some degree of anonymity, and to participate, as they are comfortable. All meetings are free of charge. This NAMI support group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Building at St. John Macomb Hospital, 12000 East Twelve Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48093 . For more information, call Fred Bristol at (586) 573-7980.

 

MILITARY

Moms of Michigan Military and Supporters - meetings for moms of children who are currently serving or who have served in the U.S. military take place every third Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. at Romeo VFW Hall, 7455 McVicar Road, Romeo, MI or visit their website at:  http://www.operation-love.com/ and click on the "Calendar" tab for a list of meetings and events.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

 

Support group for persons newly-diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The group is available on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48315. Contact Renee' Cannon at (586) 469-9609 before attending the meeting to verify that it has not been cancelled or rescheduled.

 

Men’s Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for caregivers of persons with MS meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other odd numbered month from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Utica United Methodist Church, 8650 Canal, Sterling Heights, MI 48314. For more information, contact Mark Maciejewski, (248) 620-1998

 

Support group for persons with MS, family or friends is available on the fourth Monday of the month starting at 12:00 noon at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. Contact Angela Juszkiewicz at (586) 899-3735 before attending the meeting to verify that it has not been cancelled or rescheduled.

 

Support group for caregivers of persons with MS (Significant Other Support or SOS group) meets at Utica United Methodist Church, 8650 Canal, Sterling Heights, MI 48314. For more information, contact Josephine (Josie) DeYonker (586) 228-3628 or deyojz@gmail.com or Robert Swartz at (248) 666-3703.

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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Support group for adults affected by any neuromuscular disease sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at Macomb Oakland Regional Recovery Project, 17949 Hall, Macomb, MI 48044 on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. For more information, call Denise Gant, (586) 431-4811 or MDA at (734) 416-7076.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Support group for persons diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and their families.  Available at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 29860 Dequindre, Warren  48092.  The group meets on the second Monday of the month starting at 7:00 p.m.  Available only during the months of January, March, May, September and November. For more information, call the Myasthenia Gravis Association at (248) 591-4419.

OSTOMY

Support group for persons with ostomies is open to those with ostomies, family members and caregivers. Meetings include a guest speaker, the Ostomy Support Team, open forum and new products. Meetings held at the McLaren - Macomb, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. For more information or the classroom location, call the Wound Treatment Center at McLaren Macomb, (586) 493-1760 or go to: http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/ClassesEvents/1772.aspx

PARENTING

 

Support group for mothers of multiples. Available at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30003 Ryan Road, Warren, MI  48092. For more information, call Kathy Colombo, (586) 979-6092.

 

Support group for mothers of preschoolers For a complete list of support groups, visit the MOPS website at:  http://www1.mops.org/web/groupsearch.php

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

 

Support group for persons aged 28-55 diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s Disease.  Available at South Lake Schools Administration Building, 23101 Stadium Blvd., St. Clair Shores, MI  48080.  The group meets on the second Monday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, call (800) 852-9781.

 

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is available at St. John Macomb Hospital, 11800 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren 48093.  The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  An exercise group meets every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A doctor’s prescription needed for the exercise group only.  For more information, call (586) 573-5123.

 

POSTPARTUM ADJUSTMENT

Support Group for mothers with postpartum adjustment issues is available at St. Joan of Arc Parish Center, 22412 Overlake Drive, St. Clair Shore, MI  48080 on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M.  and Troy Family Medicine Center, 44250 Dequindre, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. No registration required. For more information, call. Betsy Pruzinsky, (586) 216-7480.

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Support group for persons with schizophrenia.  Schizophrenics Anonymous meet at Liberties, Inc., 26345 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI  48066 on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call (586) 777-8094.

SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE

 

Educational/support groups are offered throughout the year for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.  Topics include:  sexual assault, trauma reactions, coping strategies, relationships, etc.  Available from Turning Point, (586) 463-4430.

 

Educational/support groups are offered throughout the year for mothers and their children that are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Individuals are placed in specific groups according to their experience and age. Groups provide information on various topics including domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma reactions, coping strategies, and safety planning. Child care is available. Available from Turning Point, (586) 463-4430.

 

Support group for persons who have survived incest. Survivors of Incest Anonymous (S.I.A.) Is a support group that offers a safe and supportive environment for men and women to move beyond their sexual abuse experience and live the fullest life possible. The group meets on Wednesdays starting at 7:30 P.M. at Renaissance Unity Church, 11200 E 11 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48089 For more information, call (586) 353-2300 or http://www.renaissanceunity.org

 

SHOPLIFTING

Support Group for individuals who are in recovery from addictive/compulsive behavior including shoplifting, kleptomania and fraud. “Cleptomaniacs” & Shoplifters Anonymous (C.A.S.A) meet at Renaissance Unity Church in Warren on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

SMOKING CESSATION

Support group (“Stay Quit”) for persons who have attended past smoking cessation programs and would like some ongoing help to remain tobacco free.  Times and dates vary. The meeting are held in the Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center Conference Room, McLaren - Macomb, 1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.  It is a group for persons who have attended past smoking cessation programs and would like some ongoing help to remain tobacco free.  For more information, call (877) 627-6248 or go to:  http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/ClassesEvents/244.aspx.

SOCIAL ANXIETY

A website to educate sufferers of society anxiety and others about the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety. www.akfsa.org

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

 

Support group for parents of children with problems of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Available from CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit), Linda O’Brien, (586) 566-6786 or http://www.chadd.org. For print information go to the ADHD National Resource Center: http://www.help4adhd.org

 

Parent-to-parent telephone support for all parents with children with any special needs. Available from the Family Support Network of Michigan, a service of Children’s Special Health Care Services, a service of Children’s Special Health Care Services, To be matched with a support parent, call the Family Phone Line: (800) 359-3722 or Ms. Randy Krause, (906) 635-0879.

 

Support groups for parents of children with Down Syndrome meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield, Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Available from Families Exploring Down Syndrome (FEDS)  For more information , go to : www.familiesexploringdownsyndrome.org or call (586) 997-7607.

Support groups for parents of children with Down Syndrome meets on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield, Clinton Twp., MI 48038. Available from Families Exploring Down Syndrome (F.E.D.S.). For more information, call (586) 997-760 or go to: www.familiesexploringdownsyndrome.org

A free weekly peer support group for siblings (ages 10 - 17) of children with special needs is available on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon at Providence Family Life Center, 18600 Florence, Suite B5, Roseville, 48066. For more information or to register, call Sue Marcum, Parent Advocate, (888) 519-9202 ext. 301.

STROKE

 

A Stroke Club for stroke survivors is available from Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 15855 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI, 48038.  The group meets on the third Friday of the month from 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. For more information, call Julie Klocke, (586) 263- 2498.

 

Social and recreational activities for stroke survivors and their families (Change of Pace Stroke Club). The group meets at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden, Warren, MI 48092 on Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. For more information, call (586) 757-7480. Call (586) 268-0551 for transportation.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

Summer Day Camp for Youth.  Two free youth camps are available for youth ages 6 - 15 concerned about a family member’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs or has a family member in recovery.  Child care is available for children ages 3 - 5 for parents who attend the parent education/support group. Available from CARE of Southeastern Michigan, (586) 541-0033 or visit their website:  http://www.careofsem.com/project_focus.html

 

Support group for persons with substance and/or alcohol abuse.  A Christcentered 12-step program for men and women struggling with substance and/or alcohol abuse.  The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at The Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, MI, Room 302. For more information, call Fred B (586) 731-1086.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering alcoholics who meet regularly to help each other stay sober by sharing their experience, strength and hope. For a list of Macomb County meeting locations call, (877) 337-0611.

 Al-Anon is a peer-recovery program for family members of alcoholics. For more information call (888) 4AL-ANON or (888) 425-2666.

 Cocaine Anonymous - Currently there are no Cocaine Anonymous support groups in Macomb County.  An online support group is available at:  www.ca-online.org

 Families Anonymous, is a group of concerned parents, grandparents, relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs.  For more information or a list of meeting sites in the region, call (248) 852-8310 or go to www.familiesanonymous.org.

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience with each other to solve common problems and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.  For more information call (800) 766-6779 or go to http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org  for a list of meeting sites in the region.

 

Nar-Anon is a peer recovery program for family members of drug addicts. For more i n format ion, call (586) 447-2868.  For a list of groups, go to:  http://www.nar-anon.org/naranon.

 

 

Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering addicts who help each other stay clean by sharing their experience, strength and hope. For a list of Macomb County meeting locations call, (248) 543-7200 (Pleasant Ridge) or (877) 338-1188 or go to www.michigan-na.org/macomb/macombmeetings.htm

 

SUICIDE

A support group facilitated by a professional for adult friends and relatives of persons who have died by suicide. Survivors of Suicide (SOS) aids the healing process by providing information and resources and by allowing members to share their feelings in a non-judgmental and confidential setting.  Contact SOS through the Macomb County Crisis Center, (586) 307-9100.

TOURETTE'S SYNDROME

Monthly support group for persons (children - adults) with Tourette's Syndrome.  The Oakland/ Macomb Support Group meets the second Friday of the month in the Education Center at St. John-Oakland Hospital , 27351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071. For more information, call the Tourette Syndrome Association Inc. Michigan Chapter, (248) 525-8678 or (248) 525-8679 or go to: www.tsa-michigan.org.

 
TRANSITION

A professionally facilitated support group for women in transition (e.g., divorce, job loss, career change, menopause, empty nest) is available two times per year on every other Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. from Trinity Family Counseling Center, 45445 Mound Rd., Shelby Township, MI  48317. The cost is $175.00 which includes group sessions and a 50-page informational manual. For more information, call (586) 254-3663, ext. 5.

 
WALDENSTROM MACROGLOBULINEMIA

A support group for persons diagnosed with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia disease or care about someone who has been diagnosed. The group meets twice a year, in the spring and fall, always on a Saturday. The location changes as people come from all over Michigan. For more information, contact Heather at:  hmbgrz@chartermi.net

WEIGHT LOSS

 

Support group for persons desiring to lose weight. "First Place 4 Health" is a support group providing a biblical approach to weight loss and overall health management.  The group meets on Tuesdays starting at 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at The Woods Church of the Nazarene, 14300 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088 in Rooms 304/305. For more information, call Katrina, (586) 201-4152.

 

Support group for weight loss ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly - TOPS"). Groups are available at various locations. For a list of Macomb County groups, go to: http://www.tops.org/FindAMeeting.aspx

 

Support group for weight loss ("Overeaters Anonymous") - Groups are available at various locations around Macomb County. For a list of Macomb County groups, go to: http://www.oa.org/membersgroups/find-a-meeting