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Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Support Groups

What is a Support Group?

     A support group is a group of individuals coming together who give and receive help, advice, friendship and emotional support while learning about problems that they encounter in their life. A support group includes education and methods for coping, and may be led by a therapist or a person of experience.

Why should I attend a Support Group?

  • A support group gives you the opportunity to learn, give and receive encouragement from others who are going through the same experience
  • A support group can help you learn about community resources and how to connect to those resources
  • A support group can provide education and methods of coping

For a complete list of support groups and times, see our support group schedule below. For general information, call Mary at 269.441.0948. For more information about a specific support group, facilitator phone numbers are also provided below.


All support groups are FREE and open to anyone.


Support Group Schedule

Group Day Time Location Contact Phone
Bereavement Luncheon Alternate Thursays noon-1:30pm Lux Cafe, BC Kathie Black 269.245.3621
Bereavement Dinner Alternate Wednesdays 5-7pm Moonraker West Kathie Black 269.245.3621
Cancer - Breast Last Thursday 6-7:30pm Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center Diane Olian 269.274.5084
Caregivers 2nd Tuesday 10-11:30am Kool Family Community Ctr Anne Clark 269.441.0920
CPAP 2nd Wednesday 12-1pm Kool Family Community Ctr Matt Lake 269.441.9082
Dementia/Memory Loss 4th Thursday 2-3pm Kool Family Community Ctr Sue Lackey 269.441.9343
Diabetes Battle Creek 3rd Thursday 9-10am BBC Med Off Bld Ste 109 Front Desk 269.245.8190
Diabetes Albion 2nd Thursday 1:30-2:30pm Forks Senior Center - Albion Sue Lackey 269.441.9343
Diabetes Marshall 2nd Wednesday 11:45am Trinity Episcopal Church Marshall Sue Lackey 269.441.9343
Grief Recovery Schedule Varies Please call Hospice Care of Southwest MI Kathie Black 269.245.3621
Living With Loss 2nd & 4th Thursday 4-5pm Kool Family Community Ctr. Kathie Black      Linda Frost 269.245.3621   268.441.0927
Friends of St. John the Caregiver 1st Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm St Philip Parish Center John Grap 269.273.7604
Kinship Care Service 1st Tuesday 12:30pm Westlake Presbyterian Church Beckie Brinks 269.788.0922
Low Vision 3rd Monday 9:45am Northpointe Woods Muriel Walters 269.209.9476
Self Image Enhancement Group (formerly) Mental Wellness 2nd & 4th Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm Kool Family Community Ctr Fred Morris 269.963.4588
Multiple Sclerosis 4th Monday 6-7:30pm Second Baptist Church Shawna Cooper 269.967.7363
Parkinson's 3rd Tuesday 10-11:30am Kool Family Community Ctr Anne Clark 269.441.0920
Spinal Cord Injury Schedule Varies TBA Call for Information Karen Halstead 269.345.1516
Young Onset Parkinson's 1st Thursday 4:30-6pm Kool Family Community Ctr Anne Clark 269.441.0920