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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  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
Cancer - Breast Last Thursday 6-7:30pm Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center Diane Olian 269.274.5084
Cancer 3rd Tuesday 4:30- 5:30pm BBC Cancer Center Bri DeBoer 269.245.5229
Caregivers 4th Wednesday 1-2:30pm Kool Family Center/ SCP PACE entrance Alice Richmond 269.986.0773
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 269.729.4109
Diabetes Marshall 2nd Wednesday 11:45am Trinity Episcopal Church Marshall Sue Lackey 269.729.4109
Grief Recovery Schedule Varies Please call Hospice Care of Southwest MI Denise Hall 269.345.0273
Living With Loss 2nd & 4th Thursday 3:30-5pm Kool Family Community Ctr. Denise Hall Linda Frost  269.441.0927
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 4:30-6:00pm BC Family YMCA Anne Clark 269.441.0920
Spinal Cord Injury Schedule Varies TBA Call for Information Karen Halstead 269.345.1516
Stroke 3rd Thursday 1- 2 pm BC Family YMCA Susan VanderWeide 269.441.0957
Young Onset Parkinson's 1st Thursday 4:30-6pm BC Family YMCA Anne Clark 269.441.0920