Community Support Groups


Center for Grieving Children

This group provides peer support for grieving children of all ages and their patents. Topics include divorce, illness, emotional distress and other types of loss.

Dates: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 6 - 8 p.m. (includes dinner)

Location: Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, 117 S. Locust St., Appleton

Contact: Call Loris Damerow to register, (920) 750-5839


Dual Diagnosis Group at Friendship Place

This group provides education, therapy, and support for persons with both mental illness and substance abuse problems.

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah

Contact: Jon Phillip, (920) 729-2777


Grief Support Drop-In Groups

This group is open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one

Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month

Time: 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Location: Thompson Community Center, 820 College Ave., Appleton

Contact: Deb Kosmer, (920) 727-2013


Overeaters Anonymous

These groups follow a modified version of the 12-step program to provide fellowship through shared experience for individuals recovering from eating disorders.

Dates/Times: 10 a.m. Fridays at St. Bernards Church, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton; and 8 a.m. Sundays at Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade St., Appleton.


Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

This group provides support for family, friends, classmates and colleagues of suicide victims.

Dates: Second Monday of each month

Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Founders Room, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton

Contact: Barb Bigalke, (920) 750-9091


They Help Each Other (THEO)

This support and discussion group is for grieving widows/widowers of any age and from any area.
Dates: Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: St. Mary Parish Community Room, 308 State St., Appleton.

Contact: (920) 739-6890


Consumer Social Centers are located at the Clare Kiepke Community Outreach Center, 322 N. Appleton St., Appleton, and at Friendship Place, 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah.

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