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.
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
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.