Support Groups

Two are better than one. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

Support: it is something we all need. Sometimes more than other times. If you are going through a difficult time we encourage you to find a support group to go through it with you. Support groups can be rich in helpful information. You can learn from the experiences of others who have been there…While not everyone wants or needs support beyond their family and friends, you may find it helpful to turn to others outside your immediate circle. A support group can help you cope better and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges.

Many hospitals already offer support groups for cancer, diabetes, Parkinson‘s disease and other health issues . Check out the Missouri Hospitals listed under our Where to find Help tab to discover what groups may already be available. If you are not able to locate anything in your area, please contact us so we may help you search for a group that can offer support. If we can’t find any, perhaps we can help you start a group.

You are not alone – seek the support – be the support.

 Listed below are a few Mid-Missouri support groups we have discovered that may offer the support you need. Here Am I Hear Me Foundation is not affiliated with these groups. We encourage your feedback. If you are a support group in Missouri, we encourage you to contact us with your information so we may share with others.   Please see our Contact Us tab.

Mid-Missouri Support Groups

Brain Injury Support Group
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO
Contact: Leslie McGuire 573-874-1646, ext. 213

CENTRAL MISSOURI AUTISM CAREGIVERS (CMAC)
Meets monthly at varying locations
Contact Lora Hinkel: 573-424-7013; lorahinkel@hotmail.com

CENTRAL MISSOURI DOWN SYNDROME FAMILY NETWORK – SOCIAL HOURS
MU Children’s Therapy Center
525 Keene Street, Suite 101, Columbia, MO
Contact Kate Basi 573-449-8342 centralmodsfamilynetwork@gmail.com for schedule

FIBROMYALGIA / CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP
2ND Wednesday of each month
2 – 4 pm
Services for Independent Living, 1401 Harthman Place, 65201
Contact: Nancy Wood 573-875-5803

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
3RD Wednesday of each month
6 – 7 p.m.
Rust Rehabilitation – 315 Business Loop 70 West, 65203
Contact: Tori Sission 573-817-4752
Rusk Rehab: 573-817-2703

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
1st Thursday of each month
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir Woods Community Center – 1 Hourigan Drive, 65201
Contact: Patsy Dalton: 573-356-6036

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
2nd Thursday of each month
7 – 8 p.m.
Rusk Rehabilitation Center – 315 Business Loop 70 West, 65203
Contact: Dr. Eric Hart 573-817-2703

Al-Anon Family Support Group
Mid-America Bank, Holts Summit
580 Karen Dr., Community Room
Fridays at Noon

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Lake Regional Health System, Conference Room D
Every Third Thursday, 1:00 pm
Contact: Teresa Knight 573-346-5654
Or Sally Wood at 573-348-2225

Better Breathers
Lake Regional Health System, Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
Every Third Wednesday, 1:00 pm
573-302-2282

Caregivers Support Group
Lake Regional Health System, Conference Room D
Every Third Thursday, 1:00 pm
Contact: Teresa Knight 573-346-5654
Or Sally Wood at 573-348-2225

Caregivers Support Group
Lake Regional Health System, Cancer Center
Every Last Thursday, 3:00 pm
573-348-8705

Chews Life
Lake Regional Health System, Cancer Center
Second Tuesday, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: Jordan Teeple at 573-302-2741

Fibromyalgia Support Group
Lake Regional Health System, Lower Level, Conference Room E
Every other month beginning with January, Fourth Thursday
12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Contact: Marla Parker at (573)363-9775

HOPE for Women
Lake Regional Health System, Cancer Center Conference Room
Every Third Tuesday, 3:30 pm
Contact: Jordan Teeple at 573-302-2741

Life After Loss, Hospice Compassus
Bob Evans Restaurant, 4325 Hwy 54, Osage Beach
Every Third Wednesday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: Jackie Bustamante at 573-556-3547 or 573-348-1566

Look Good…Feel Better
(for women undergoing cancer treatment)
Lake Regional Health System, Conference Room D
Every Last Wednesday, 1:00 pm
573-302-2772

Men Emerging as Caregivers, Alzheimer’s Association
City Grill Blue Room, Osage Beach
Every Second Wednesday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: Pam Richmond at 573-443-8665

Men’s Support Group
Lake Regional Health System, Cancer Center
Every Third Wednesday, 11:15 am
573-348-2772

Mended Hearts
Lake Regional Health System, Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
Every Second Thursday, 12:30 pm
Contact: Mike Sullivan at 573-302-2280

New Horizons Widows’ Group
Call 573-348-8222 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group
Lake Ozark Christian Church, 1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO
Every Third Thursday, 12:00 pm, carry-in lunch
Contact: Patsy or David Dalton at 573-356-6036 or  573-434-4569

“WLS” Weight Loss Support Group
Camdenton Library, 89 Rodeo Road, Camdenton, MO
Thursday, 10:00 am
Contact: 573-346-5954

AIM Diabetes Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Diabetes Management Center
Second Monday, (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov), 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Contact: 573-632-5090

Bariatric Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Mental Wellness
Oakview Conference Room
Second Monday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact: 573-632-5560

Brain Injury Support Group
Bridges of Missouri
913 D Leslie Blvd, Jefferson City
First Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Contact: 573-305-2331

Caregiver Support Group
Heisinger Bluffs
Every Third Thursday, 5:30 pm
Contact: Stephanie Kemple at 573-636-6288

Caregiver Support Group
Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab, Conference Room
1221 South Gate Lane
Every Second Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Contact: Katherine Carlson 573-635-3131(w) or 573-280-9083(c)

Dementia Caregivers Support Group
First Baptist Church
301 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City
Meets for a Fall session & Spring Session
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., twice/month
Contact: Church Office, 573-634-3603 for current schedule

Encouragement Through Caring, Breast Cancer Support Group
Goldschmidt Cancer Center, 1432 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City
Every Second Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact: 573-632-4806

Fibromyalgia Support Group
Community Christian Church, Jefferson City
Every First Wednesday, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact: Alisha Rehagen at 573-556-0400

Friendship Club (for anyone over 60)
First Baptist Church, 301 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City
Every 4th Monday (Jan – Oct), 6:00 pm
Bring a covered dish to share.  Meal first, then a special program.
Contact: 573-634-3603

Grief Share Support Group
Calvary Assembly of God
704 Rock Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO, Call for dates and time
Contact: 573-893-2275

Happy Achievers Stroke Support Group
Meeting Dates for 2018 are as follows:
January 3, 2018 July 11, 2018
February 14, 2018 August 1, 2018
March 7, 2018 September 5, 2018
April 11, 2018 October 3, 2018
May 2, 2018 November 14, 2018
June 6, 2018 December 5, 2018

Tunnell/Wherritt Community Room
Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City, MO
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Contact: Crista Parker 573-632-5440
Stephanie Groves / Jason Groene 573-632-5631

“Heart to Heart” Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Cardiac Rehab
Third Tuesday, (Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov) 12:00 pm
Contact:  573-632-5388

Hour of Hope, Al-Anon
First Baptist Church, 301 Capital Ave, Room 511
Tuesdays at Noon
For those whose life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker

How Al-Anon Works
Heisinger Bluffs, Craft Room
Mondays at 8:00 pm
For those whose life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker

Jefferson City Al-Anon Family Support Groups
Community of Christ Church, 1620 Vieth Dr.
Mondays at 7:00 pm, Jefferson City Alateen (Ages 12-20)
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., For those whose life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker

Jefferson City People First
First Baptist Church, 301 E Capitol Ave.
Every 3rd Thursday at 6 pm, Jefferson City
Contact Becky Dickey @ 573-634-3223

Life After Loss, Hospice Compassus
Perkins Restaurant, Jefferson City
Every Third Monday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: Jackie Bustamante at 573-556-3547 or 573-348-1566

Living in Recovery (Relapse Prevention)
Southwest CRMC Campus, Mental Wellness
Viewpoint Conference Room
Every Thursday, 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Contact: 573-632-5560

Living with Diabetes Support Group
Capital Region Southwest Campus, Diabetes Management Center Classroom
Second Monday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
Contact:  Leota Maag at 573-632-5090

Mended Hearts
St. Mary’s Health Center Assembly Hall
Second Tuesday of even numbered months, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (lunch provided)
Contact: Bob Heald at 573-635-1212 or Mary Kay Hoelscher at 573-761-7000 X4329

Multiple Sclerosis Talk Group
Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO
Third Monday each month, 6:00 pm (exception February will meet Fourth Monday)
Contact: Vicki Lueckenotte at 573-291-0501 or vlueckenotte@icangels.com

NAMI Jefferson City, Consumer & Family Support Group
United Church of Christ, corner of Ashley & Washington St.
“Consumer & Family” Support Group
1st Monday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“Consumers Only” Support Group
Third Monday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact:  573-634-7727
Walk-ins Welcome, Free

New Lou Gehrig Support Group
Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams St.
Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 pm (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
Contact: Cindy Kirby at 417-886-5003

Parkinson’s Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Outpatient Physical Therapy
Viewpoint Conference Room
Every Third Wednesday, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact: Carolyn Kampeter at 573-632-5613

Pulmonary Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
Third Thursday, 12:30 pm
Contact: 573-632-5488

Stroke Support Group
Southwest CRMC Campus, Occupational Therapy
Oakview or Viewpoint Conference Room
Every First Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Contact:  573-632-5387

The Compassionate Friends
Grief Support for Families who have Lost a Child
St. Mary’s Health Center, Room 207
Every Last Monday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact: Jim Casey, 573-619-1876

Celebrate Recovery Ministry (Santa Fe Trail Baptist Church)
17752 Boonslick Rd, Boonville, MO 65233
(660) 882-5452
Sunday evening 6:30

Boonslick Center for Women's Ministries Missouri
Address: 312 Center St. Boonville, MO 65233
Phone number: (660) 672-5026
Email: boonslickcwm@gmail.com

AFG Al-Anon Family Group
MEETING HALL
921 4TH ST, BOONVILLE, MO, 65233, USA
East side entrance/Hwy B & Jackson Rd/across from Walmart.
Monday 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 PM

Domestic Violence Support Group
215 3rd St

Suite 4
Steelville,
Missouri
65565

(314) 635-9038

Hometown HealthCare (formerly Howard Country Health and Hospice)
Offers services such as free support groups, home care, hospice care,
Free grief counseling, free blood pressure checks
Call Us at 660-248-2100

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood
7900 Lees Summit Rd
Kansas City, Missouri
Contact: Dawn Tish at (816) 404-8426

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Blvd., Hall of Heroes Room
3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am
816.861.4700 ext. 56765

Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers
Second Thursday monthly, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Vesper Hall
400 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64014
(816) 228-0181

Living Free AFG Al-Anon
Wednesday 6:00 PM
Englewood Winners
2530 S Crysler Ave, Independence, MO, 64052, USA

New Day AFG Al-Anon

Wednesday 10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
5757 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO, 64133, USA
Enter back door of church. down two steps and to left

Grief Share Support Group
Legacy Christian Church Room 204
2150 E Langsford Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Melissa Fitkin, Program Director
816-786-4940

Grief Share Support Group
Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ Lower Level of the church Classroom 3
11922 Food Lane, Grandview, MO 64030
Geneva Perkins, Director of Wellness Center
816-763-3000 ext. 106
Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Defeat Diabetes
Independence, MO
Medical Center of Independence
Adult Diabetes Support Groups
816-698-7000
centerpointmedical.com

Al-Anon Family Support Group
Our Lady of Snows School, Mary’s Home, Basement
Fridays at 8:00 pm
First, Second, and Fourth Friday of the month are only for those whose life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Third Friday is for anyone.

Grief Support Group
Hospice Compassus, 5780 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite 230, Osage Beach, MO
3rd Wednesday of each month
Call 573-348-1566 for information

SNAG (Special Needs Advocacy Group)
Iberia Fire Station, 200 Firehouse Lane, Iberia, MO
3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm

Al – Anon – Hope for Tomorrow Support Group
Annunciation Church, 404 West Patrick St., California, Missouri
Mondays at 8:00 pm
First three Mondays of the month are Closed Meetings
For those whose life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker.
Fourth Monday is Open Meetings which can be attended by anyone.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Golden Age Living Center, Stover
Contact: Alice Tietjen at 573-377-4521

Diabetes Support Group
Montgomery County Health Department
Located at 400 Salisbury in Montgomery City
Meeting start on July 11th at 10:00 a.m.
(573) 564-2495

Traumatic Brain Injury Peer Support Group
Meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30
Christ Episcopal Church
1000 N Main St
Rolla, Missouri 65401-2865
Contact: Clarissa White at (800) 890-2867

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Self-Help Group
Meets last Thursday of the month at 6:30
Rolla Presbyterian Manor
1200 Homelife Plz
Rolla, MO 65401
Contact: Michelle at 573-465-0453

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
Sarah Robinson 573.201.7300
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
1000 W. 10th St., Pulaski Room
4th Thursday of the month at 2:30 pm

Missouri S&T Support Groups
204 Norwood Hall, 320 W. 12th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4211
https://counseling.mst.edu/services/support-groups/
Provides several support groups

Saint James AFG Al-Anon
Monday 7:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
318 E Scioto St, Saint James, MO, 65559, USA
Basement

Loving Friends AFG Al-Anon
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Central Community Church of God
400 N Olive St, Rolla, MO, 65401, USA

Wednesday Night AFG Al-Anon
Wednesday 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
803 Park St, Rolla, MO, 65401, USA
Basement

Defeat Diabetes
Rolla, MO
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Adult Diabetes Support Groups
573-458-7697

Better Breathers Support Group
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
1000 W 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401
Private Dining Room 1
3rd Thursday, 3:00 pm
participants should use the main entrance for access

Breathe Easy (Breath for Life)
Rolla Residential Care Center
1700 E 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401
½ mile E of the Forum Shopping Center,
4th Thursday, 1:00 pm
Gary Brummitt (573) 299–4469