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|Support Groups Defined
A support group is a meeting of members who provide help and companionship to one another. Support groups are comprised of others who have been through the issue at hand. With others who have experienced similar situations, people generally feel less isolated when sharing their experiences. In addition, Support groups are called group therapy.Types of Support Groups
Member-Only/Self-Help/Peer Support Groups
Benefits of support groups
Regardless of format, in a support group, you will find people with problems similar to yours. Members of a support group usually share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also offer practical advice and tips to help you cope with your situation.Benefits of participating in support groups may include:
|The Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter - Ann Arbor MI, offer a variety of support groups for for spouses, adult child, other family members, or friends living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Participation in a support group can be an empowering experience, helping members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.|
|Family Counseling and Shelter Services Support Center offers programs and classes provided by professional counseling, therapeutic visitation, play therapy, and domestic violence prevention and intervention, and support groups. Our Sunrise House provides a safe haven for domestic violence survivors and their children, and the services essential to recovery, and to empowerment and independence. If you, or a family member, are in need of any of these services, we encourage you to contact us for information or an appointment 734-241-0180.|
|Gabby’s Ladder provides support for family and caregivers of those who are experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s. We meets the 3rd Monday of every month at Wellspring Lutheran Home Monroe from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. For more information, please call 734-242-8773.
An additional support group held 2x/month at Frenchtown Senior Center; adult daycare provided. For more information, please call 734-243-6210.
|Information Center Caregiver Support Program empowers people with the ability to make informed choices by providing assistance, advocacy, information and access to public resources, community services and activities to facilitate independence, self-reliance and dignity. For more informaton, please call 734-287-7282.||
|Monroe Home Care Shoppe takes the extra steps to support those who use our products and supplies by hosting various support groups. All support groups are held monthly at 7:00 p.m. at Monroe Home Care Shoppe.
For more information, Please call 734-241-7875.
Monroe Cancer Connection ~ "Books from the Heart" is a book club just for cancer survivors. This support group meets from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on the first Monday of each month in the conference room at the Monroe Cancer Center, located at 800 Stewart Road in Monroe. Books are available for purchase at special discount prices at the Book Nook. Come ready to discuss the book of the month. For information or to join the club, call Cancer Connection at 734-240-5400.
Men Dealing With Spousal Cancer – Monroe
Prostate Support Group - Brownstown
WE CAN: Women Living with Advanced or Metastatic Cancer
Women’s Cancer Support Group – Monroe
Woman To Woman Cancer Support – Dundee
Men Dealing With Spousal Cancer – Monroe
Better Breathers Club
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital hosts the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club, a free support group for family members and patients suffering with COPD. Better Breathers Club is held every fourth Tuesday of the month in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Education Room, located at 901 N. Macomb St., Suite 110 in Monroe. This is a community service that is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To join, call 734-240-5301.
Hospice of Monroe
Ladies Only Grief Support
Mending Hearts Support Group
ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Rehab
Nursing Center Support Group
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Substance Abuse Group Support
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group