Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Support Group

 

*Information below is provided by the listed groups and may not be up-to-date.*

Adoption Support Groups

Contact Number: 843-4188

Adoption Support for Kentucky groups will meet: In Warren County, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Christ Episcopal Church 1215 State Street Bowling Green, KY and in Barren County, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month at St.Andrews Church 910 Columbia Ave Glasgow, KY. Meetings are open to all adoptive or perspective adoptive parents, All adoption avenues welcome, private, state, foster to adopt, kinship & international. For more information, call Georgie Haman at 843-4188 or e-mail at kyadoptionoptions@gmail.com

 

Contact Number: 842-9032

Family Enrichment Center Adoption Resource Program will have a parent support group and training the third Thursday of every month with the exception of November, December, June and July. Various topics are discussed that are unique to foster and adoptive parents. These meetings are at 1106 State Street at First Christian Church. Refreshments and free child care are provided. For more information, contact C. Denise Lambrianou, program coordinator, at 842-9032 Ext. 3. All foster and adoptive (private and state) families are welcome.*

 

Alcohol Support Groups

Contact Number: 842-9017

Al-Anon's Bowling Green Friendship Group will meet at. Tuesday 7pm Wednesday 10am  and Thursday 5:45,  at the Crossland Community Church.

Courage to Change group will meet Mondays at 5:30pm

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday through Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the 13th Street Club. AA also will meet from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays at the club. 8:45am Monday-Sunday. For other meeting times, contact AA at 842-9017.

Contact Number: 782-0186

Al-Anon Step by Step Group will meet at 7 p.m. each Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church's Room, D. Lynda.

Alateen will meet at 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday at the Crossland Community Church. 

Alateen Friendship Group

Contact Number: 842-9017

Alateen is for members between the ages of 12 to 19 years whose life is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. The support group meets at the 13th Street Club, 1013 East 13th Ave, Bowling Green, on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) For more information call the Alcoholics Anonymous office at 842-9017. Visit the Web site at http://kyal-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Saturday at the Masonic Lodge and Senior Center in Auburn.

 

Alzheimer's Support Group

Alzheimer's Support Group meets from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at The Medical Center Health and Wellness Center in Chandler Park off of Cave Mill Rd. This support group is open to families and caregivers who need additional support in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Staff from the Barren River Adult Day Care will facilitate the group. New members are welcome. For more information, call 745-0942.*

 

Autism and Asperger Support Group of Bowling Green

 

For more information, contact Shelley Shepherd at shelleygwen@gmail.com. To receive Email announcements
about future meetings contact Karen Thomas karenmthomas@bellsouth.net. 

 

Barren River Family Caregiver & Kentucky Caregiver Support Program

Contact Number: 781-2381 ext 147

Family Care giver support program meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10am at the BRADD office, 177 Graham Avenue, Bowling Green KY 42101. *

“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”  In partnership with local Family Resource Centers & Youth Service Centers

Support Group Contact Information. Please contact the person below in your county for support group location and times. Time and Location could vary per month due to special events or outings.

1. Allen County Support Group: Rhonda Kircher 1-270-618-8200

2. Barren County Support Group: Becky Honeycutt 1-270-659-0342

3. Butler County Support Group: Karla Lashly or Patty Glass 1-270-526-4800

4. Hart County Support Group: Paula Clark 1-270-524-4676

5. Monroe County Support Group: Glenna Geralds

(M, W, F) 1-270-457-2341

(T& Th) 1-270-487-5621

6. South Warren County Support Group: Susan Tabor 1-270-842-3178

7. North Warren County Support Group: Kellie Jenkins 1-270-563-9886 

 

Bowling Green Asperger and Autism Resource Group

Contact: karent101@bellsouth.net

The Asperger and Autism group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Barnes & Noble Community Room. The goal of the group is to provide opportunities for parents and professionals to learn together about the best ways to support children on the autism spectrum and to provide opportunities for parent to parent support. New members are welcome. For more information contact Karen Thomas at karent101@bellsouth.net.

 

Brain Injury Support

Contact Number: 745-2520

Dr. Richard Dressler of WKU’s Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program has a support group that meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education complex at 104 14th Street in Bowling Green.

Brain and Spine Tumor support group  meets from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm the second Tuesday of each month at The Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center at 1857 Tucker Way. The meetings will include education on a variety of topics as well as support from health professionals and others who have had brain and spine tumors.

 

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League

Contact Number: 202-5324

A Breast feeding support group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Porter Cafe at the Bowling Green Public Library Main Branch. For more information contact Jennifer at 270-202-5324.

 

The Cancer Support Group

Contact Number: 796-4494

Offers education and support to individuals with cancer, family members and caregivers will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at The Medical Center Health and Wellness Center in Greenwood Mall. New members are welcome. For more information, call Bridgett Kilpatrick at 796-4494.

 

Caregiver Support Group

SKY Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce a new education and support group for caregivers. HUG (Helping U Give) is centered on the needs of any caregiver. HUG will meet at 5:30 every second Thursday of each month at SKY Rehab 1300 Campbell Lane. For more information call 270-782-6900 ext203.

 

Chemical Dependence

More Will be Revealed Group of Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7:15 p.m. each Thursday at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church, 3219 Nashville Road.

Diversity in Unity group meets at 7 pm Tuesdays and 5:30 pm Saturdays at St. James United Methodist Church, 575 Winfield Dr.

The Happy, Joyous and Free Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Sunday at First Christian Church, 1106 State St.

Just for Today group meets at 6pm on Wednesdays and Sundays at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 434 Church St.

Here and Now will meet at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Nashville Road.

We Do Recover

Contact Number: 782-4029

Meets at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each Friday and at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday at Greenwood Park Church of Christ, 1818 Campbell Lane. For more information on additional meetings, call 782-4029.

How 2 Surrender and Win group meets at 9 am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at State Street United Methodist Church, 1101 State St. 

Parents of Chemically Dependent Children will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday at the 13th Street Clubhouse.

 

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Contact Number: 202-9188

Meets every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 at the ALIVE Center. Are you a controller? Are you a doormat? Are you both? For more information, call 202-9188.

 

Depression

Depressed Anonymous (DA)

Contact Number: 782-7150

A 12 step Peer Support Group that helps people struggling with depression to generate new positive energies, form networks of friendship and support, and give each other the strength to live each day with hope. DA meets twice a week in Bowling Green, at two different locations:

Tuesdays, from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church (off Westen, 1323 Melrose Drive, Bowling Green). For more information, call Katherine at (270) 782-7150, email us at kelane14@aol.com, or check out the website. NOTE: This group meets every week, including holidays.

Thursdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the ALIVE Center (1818 31-W Bypass). For more information, call Katherine at (270) 782-7150, email us at kelane14@aol.com, or check out the website. NOTE: This group meets every week except on holidays.

 

Diabetes Support Groups

The Diabetic Support Group of Fairview General Baptist Church will meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the church.

The Diabetes Care and Education Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Health and Wellness Center at Greenwood Mall.

For the Bowling Green-Warren County area:

Contact Number: 745-0942

 

A diabetes support group is open to people with diabetes and their family members. Marissa Hesson, RN, certified diabetes educator, will lead the group. New members are welcome.

For the Franklin-Simpson County area: Diabetes support group meetings are at The Medical Center at Franklin, 1100 Brookhaven Road, and is co-sponsored with the Barren River District Health Department.

For the Morgantown-Butler County area

Contact Number: 781-8039

 

Divorce Support

DivorceCare will meet at 6:30p.m. each Monday at Hillvue Heights Church.

 

Domestic Violence

Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. (BRASS)

Contact Number: 781-9334

Facilitates a specialized support group for children who have been exposed to domestic violence: Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in a safe and confidential location. All locations are safe and confidential. Call 781-9334 for information.

Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. (BRASS) facilitates support groups for women who experienced intimate partner or domestic violence: 

Monday night - 5:30-7:30- New Horizons

Tuesday night - 5:30-7:30 - Pattern Changing for Abused Women

Wednesday morning - 10-11:30 Solo Para Mujeres-Spanish Language Group. All locations are safe and confidential. Call 781-9334 for information.

 

Ebony Network Connection (Located in Bowling Green, KY)

For more information, call Patricia Sampson at 501-301-4261 or e-mail at rebirth4love@ebonynetworkconnection.com

Website: http://ebonynetworkconnection.com/fb3refuge/survivors-community/

A mid-sized, pending non-profit committed to providing high-quality, Global Awareness to help those in disadvantaged areas, underprivileged children and those at risk, especially the children, youth and adults who have experience some type of mental or physical trauma

Our online group
We meet;
When: Wednesday 12pm-2pm and Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm Central Time
Where: Online Webinar
Requirements: (Computer & Headset required)

We have many topics: Verbal Abuse, Physical Abuse, Rape Crises, Addictions, Abuse Recovery, Low Self Esteem, Abandonment, Homeless, Overcoming Challenges, Testimonial -- Personal Experience, Healing from the Inside Out, Youth at Risk, Youth Talent Search, Health and Wellness, Unseen and Seen Disabilities, Type-1 Diabetes, Family, Relationships, Marriage, Christian Singles, Law - Statue of Limitations, Medical Insurance and Patient Quality Treatment, College and Career, Jobs and Unemployment, other suggest topics.

 

Down Syndrome Support Group

Contact Number: 846-1837

Down Syndrome Support Group of South Central Kentucky is a parent and family support organization established to provide services, activities, and information to individuals and families that have been touched by Down Syndrome. For more information go to www.downsyndromeofscky.com, or call Scott Esler at 846-1837.


Eating Disorder Support Group

Contact Number:  (270) 535-7653

A support group for all types of eating disorders.  This group meets Mondays from 5:30-7pm at the ALIVE Center.  Please call Sherry Yurchisin at 535-7653 for more information.

 

Family Support Groups

LifeSkills’ Family Support Groups

Contact Number: 432-4951

Warren County Family Support Group – Will meet on the first Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. @ Hillvue Heights Church, 3219 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY. Group location is in the new part of the building.

Allen County Family Support Group – Will meet on the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. @ Allen County Scottsville Community Center, 311 North 3rd Street, Scottsville, KY.

Metcalfe County Family Support Group – Will meet on the third Tuesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. @ Bowling Park, 1608 W Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY.

Edmonson County Family Support Group – Will meet on the second Thursday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. @ Edmonson County LifeSkills Service Center, 205 Mohawk Street, Brownsville, KY. (Our Parent/Guardian group will be located at the LifeSkills Service Center & our Children’s group will be located at the Edmonson Co. Community Center, 108 North Main St. We will combine both groups every June & December @ the Community Center.)

YOU CAN ATTEND ANY OF OUR GROUPS.

If inclement weather on the day of our groups, please call our Metcalfe County LifeSkills Service Center after 12:00 P.M. for possible cancellation at 270-432-4951.

 

Fibromyalgia

Fibrohearts, a fibromyalgia support group, meets the first Monday of the month at Barnes and Noble, 1680 Cambell Lane, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. E-mail:fibrohearts@aol.com.

Web Site: http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/fibrohearts

 

Food Education and Allergy Support

FEAST (Food Education and Allergy Support Team)

Contact Number: 842-1681

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center located in the Greenwood Mall. FEAST is a team of parents of children with food allergies, individuals with food allergies, and community professionals supportive of those affected by food allergies that provides education, information and support. There will be a brief program or topic of discussion followed by time for question and answers and exchange of ideas. New members are always welcome.For more information contact: Betsy Ann Tracy Email: info@mcbg.org

 

Gastric Bypass Support Group

Contact Number: 745-0942

Gastric Bypass Support Group offers education and support to patients who have undergone or will undergo the surgical procedure of Gastric Bypass. Meets at the Health and Wellness Center in Greenwood Mall the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. New members are welcome. For more information call the Health and Wellness Center at 270-745-0942.

 

Grandparents

Contact Number: 745-2216

Online Forum for parents, grandparents, educators: “Connect for Kids“

The Child Care Reource and Referral at WKU now has an online forum (message board) called Connect For Kids. The web address is: http://www.wku.edu/cfk. This was developed to offer mothers, fathers, grandparents, educators, and anyone interested in children a place to connect with each other, get support, and have fun! Please email or call Heather Alms at 745-2216 if you have any questions.

 

Grief

Griefshare, a recovery seminar and support group, meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Southern Heights Baptist Church in Russellville.

First Assembly of God is offering a grief class at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays along with classes for all ages. RSVP by calling the office at 842-0223. First Assembly is located at 1423 Scottsville Rd in Bowling Green. Child care will be provided for children of all ages.

 

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Home Instead Training Center, 2475 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green.  For more information, please contact Donna Woods at 782-7329.

 

Heart Disease / Procedure Support

Mended Hearts

Contact Number: 796-6512

A support group for individuals who have heart disease and/or who have had a heart procedure. The support group meets the 4th Monday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Medical Center Auditorium. New members and spouses are welcome. For more information, call Don Johnson, RN, at 796-6512.

 

Huntington Disease Support

Huntington Disease Society of America will have a family support group meeting at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of May, July, September, and November at the Health Park on Ford Ave. in the chapel at 1006 Ford Ave.

 

Huntington Disease support group for caregivers will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Best Center for Independent Living.

 

Huntington Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Mercy Hospitals Annex Room in Owensboro.

 

Kid's Club

A support group for all young people with a family or friend in any type of recovery, will meet at 1 p.m. each Sunday at HOPE Harbor Community Center.

 

LBGTQI Support Group

745-3159

The Counseling and Testing Center would like to invite any interested students to attend a weekly LBGTQI support group. The sessions are confidential and any concern is welcome. The support group will take place in room 200C of Potter Hall. You may attend each week or when needed. No appointment necessary. Join us in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. For more information contact: eric.manley@wku.edu or 270-745-3159.

 

Lupus Support Group

Contact Number: 846-0972

Meets 2nd Monday night of each month at Greenview Hospital, Classroom #1 at 7:30 PM. The group coordinator is Stephanie Slavey. If you have any questions call Stephanie at 270-846-0972.

 

Mental Health / Mental Illness

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

Contact Number: 842-5687

Bowling Green -- All support group meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church, 3219 Nashville Rd. Bowling Green, rooms 208 & 209. Monthly Business meetings are at 5:30 on the 3rd Monday at the same location.

For more information, contact Mrs. Marty Harrison at 270.842.5687, or e-mail: Martynamibgky@aol.com.

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The Multiple Sclerosis Mutual Help Group:

Contact Number: 535-9161

Will meet at 6:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Sky Rehabilation Center, 1300 Campbell Lane. For more information, contact Tim Allen at 270-535-9161.

The MS Connection Exercise Group is available at the Total Fitness Connection. For more information, call Tim Allen at 270-535-9161.

 

Parenting Support

Parents Support Groups:

Contact Number: 781-6714

Groups meet at 441 Church Avenue (Family Enrichment Center) the last Thursday of each month 5:30 PM to 7:30 pm. Free transportation is provided to all participants within Warren County. Free childcare is also provided to all participants. If you have any questions contact Lynn Hulsey at 270-781-6714. Family Enrichment Center also offers 12 week parenting classes and supervised visitation and mediation. For enrollment or information, contact the Family Enrichment Center at 270-781-6714.

 

Online Forum

Contact Number: 745-2216

Online forum for parents, grandparents, educators: “Connect for Kids“: The Child Care Resource and Referral at WKU now has an online forum (message board) called Connect For Kids. The web address is: http://www.wku.edu/ccrr-wku/Forum/phpBB2/index.php. This was developed to offer mothers, fathers, grandparents, educators, and anyone interested in children a place to connect with each other, get support, and have fun! Please email or call Heather Alms at 745-2216 if you have any questions.

 

Moms Club of Bowling Green

Contact Number: 796-8698

Meets at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month. This is a non-profit group offering support and activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. For more information and the location of meetings, contact Tracey at 270-796-8698 or e-mail at momsclubofbg@gmail.com.

 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Contact Number: 526-3237

Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 at Hillvue Heights Church for mothers with children from birth to Kindergarten. Childcare is provided. Any further questions please contact Sandra Gill: june1315@hotmail.com

 

Moms in Touch International is a group for those who want to pray as a group for children and schools. For more information, call Cyletha Smith at 393-0150 or visit www.momsintouch.org

 

Parents of Chemically Dependent Children will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday at the 13th Street Clubhouse.

 

The Western Kentucky Mothers of Multiples (WKMOM) is a nonprofit support group for mothers of twins, triplets and higher order multiples. Monthly meetings provide a network of moral support from mothers who have been there and survived and often feature informative programs. Playgroups, outings and special holiday parties for the kids are also planned. For more information, email wkmoms@gmail.com

 

Restless Leg Syndrome & Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Contact Number: Ken McKenney 996-7610

890 Fairveiw Ave. Apt F 102 Royal Arms

Description: This is an educational support group for people with Restless Legs and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. It is sponsored by The Medical Center Sleep Centers in Bowling Green and Scottsville and affiliated with The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation. New members are welcome.

 

Sex-A-Holics Anonymous will meet at 5 p.m. each Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. each Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Sleep Disorder Support Group

Phone: 270-996-7610

Item: AWAKE Support Group

Location: 890 Fairveiw Ave. Apt F 102 Royal Arms

Contact: Ken McKenney

Description: AWAKE is a support group for people who have a sleep-related breathing disorder. It is also intended to help friends or relatives of people with this type of disorder. All meetings will be held quarterly. New members are welcome.

 

South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB)

Contact Number: 782-9325 or 303-5985

SCKCB is a personal and family support organization connecting blind individuals, people with low-vision and persons losing their eyesight to a network of knowledge and useful resources. They meet on the first Tuesday of the month at Disability Resources Initiative, 624 Eastwood Street, Suite A. For more information, go to www.sckcb.org. You can also contact Dr. Milliman at 782-9325 or Erica Cutright at 303-5985.

 

Stroke Support Group

Meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at The Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center at Greenwood Mall.

Stroke Support Group will meet at 2:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Bluegrass Outpatient Center.

 

Veterans Assistance

A Kentucky Center of Veterans Affairs representative will be at the National Guard Armory on Morgantown Road from 9 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month to assist veterans and/or their dependents regarding benefit claims.

 

Weight

Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 149 Meets at 6 p.m. each Monday at Smiths Grove Baptist Church. Weigh-in will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact: Wanda Stidham at 543-4662.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 6 p.m. each Thursday at Westside Fire Station No. 4 on Morgantown Road. Contact: Sheila Lunty at 781-7704.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 10 a.m. each Tuesday at the ALIVE Center, 1818 31-W Bypass. Contact: Louise Evans at 793-0150.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. each Monday in The Medical Center's Classroom 2.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 6 p.m. each Thursday at Greenview Regional Hospital, Classroom No. 2. Contact Mrs. Eugene Barnes for information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 5 p.m. each Tuesday at 800 Center St. For more information, call Mrs. Don Crittenden.

 

Women

Women in Recovery support group will meet at 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Greenview's O'Hari Room.

 Last Modified 7/22/13