2017-01-08 / Insight

Support Groups

The following list includes some of the many support groups that serve our community and when they meet: MONDAY

FOSTER, ADOPTIVE AND KINSHIP PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meets at Nalo Therapy Center, 1134 S. Lapeer Rd. in Lapeer the second Monday of every month from 6:30-9 p.m. Help is available for parents or guardians of adopted and foster children. Call 810-667-4111.

NAR-ANON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP meets each Monday at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 735 W. Nepessing, Lapeer. Contact 810-410-6010. TUESDAY

MILITARY MOMS SUPPORT GROUP meets at American Legion Hall Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. This meeting is for those with loved ones serving in the Armed Forces. Call Terri 810-728-7121.

SUICIDE SURVIVORS GROUP is held the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the CMH Harmony Hall Building at 219 S. Saginaw St., Lapeer. This group is for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group provides families a safe place to talk about their loss, to grieve and to begin to heal. Call Sue Clement at 810-667- 0500.

FAMILIES AGAINST NARCOTICS meets at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 69 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. FAN works to educate communities about the specific dangers of abusing prescription opiate-based painkillers and the potential to lead to heroin use. Contact 810-728-2033.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP for lupus patients, family, friends and caregivers meets the second Tuesday at McLaren Lapeer Region, 1375 N. Main St., Lapeer, conference rooms 4 and 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. Details: 800- 705-6677, 586-775-8310 or info@milupus.org.

AL-ANON MEETINGS for families of alcoholics take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Calhoun St., Lapeer on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. Call Dorothy at 810-793-7159 or Barb at 810-796-3287. WEDNESDAY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP hosted by Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault meets from 5-6 p.m. at the outreach center, 1127 Clark Rd., Lapeer. Call 810-667-4175.

AN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) support group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Meditation Self-Healing Center, 244 Law St., Lapeer. Call ahead. Call Mary at 810-728- 2033.

AN ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. THURSDAY

FAMILIES AGAINST NARCOTICS (FAN), beginning Feb. 14, will meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at its new location — St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 220 W. Nepessing (at Court Street). The Lapeer FAN Chapter was founded in response to a growing heroin problem in Lapeer County. Call 441-8027.

HEARTLAND HOSPICE hosts a grief support group from 2-3:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St. (M-24) in Lapeer.

PARENT HELPING PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lapeer Community Church in Attica. The group focuses on foster and adoptive parents, but all parents are encouraged to attend. Free childcare is available at same location; must call Kim at 664-4743 or 441-6135 in advance to arrange.

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS meets at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 69 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. This is a 12-step support group for families and friends of those who have an alcohol or drug abuse problem. In February, the location moves to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church on Nepessing and Court streets. Call 810-728- 2033.

THE RECOVERY NETWORK DOUBLE TROUBLE SUPPORT GROUP meets at Lapeer County Mental Health, 1570 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer on Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. The group is free and participants help each other recover from addiction and to manage their mental health disorders, commonly called Dual Diagnosis. Call Carl Velliquette or Matt McKinney at 810-667-0500.

ALCOHOLICS FOR CHRIST, a 12-step support group for people with alcohol and drug addictions, at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Call 810-667-0075.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT NETWORK, for family and friends of individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues meets on the first and third Thursday of every month from 4-5 p.m. at Lapeer County Community Mental Health, 1570 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer. Call 810-667-0500.

P.U.L.S.E. SUPPORT GROUP meets at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. This free support group is for unique support for families and friends of loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Call Kathryn Bell at 810-358-7802 or Kris Strickler 810-664-8571, Ext. 129. FRIDAY

A BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Friday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in the lower level of the Lapeer County Health Dept., 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer Twp. Support person and older siblings are also welcome to attend. Call 810-667- 0448.

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