Alcoholics Anonymous Support
Information and referral system for alcohol, drug and mental health issues. Various times and locations available in the area. Also have a lending library available. Call Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism at (308) 385-5520.
Alzheimers Support Group
For patients and family members affected by Alzheimers. The meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Countryhouse Residence, 833 Alpha St., Grand Island. For more information, contact Stacy Glock at (308) 381-1988.
Arthritis Aquatics Class
YMCA offers Arthritis Aquatics classes. Contact the YMCA for further information at (308) 395-9622.
Association for Retarded Citizens
Support group for retarded citizens. Meets second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Senior High in Multipurpose Room. Call Val Killinger at (308) 754-5315.
Autism Support Group
Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Third City Christian Church, 4100 West 13th St. from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact Diana Wing at (308) 398-5799.
Breathe Free Smoking Cessation Support Group
For more information, call Randolph Brehms, (308) 382-8359 or contact her via e-mail
Caregiver Support Group
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the YWCA. For more information, contact Sheree Gleason at (308) 384-9922.
Celiac Support Group
A support group for a person or family members with gluten intolerance. Discuss the newest research, trial new gluten free products, share the members expertise. Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Hy-Vee Club Room. Contact Shannon Frink, MS, RD, LMNT, Hy-Vee Dietitian, atl (308) 381-3678 or e-mail with questions.
Central Nebraska Deaf/Hearing Impaired Interpreting/Signing skills
Call first for meeting dates and times. For more information, contact Carol Helleberg at (308) 381-0671.
For those who suffer from chronic pain, share and learn how to deal with the pain. Meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.Â For more information, call Kathy at (308) 382-1062.
Crohn's & Colitis Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of each month in a Conference Room at CHI Health St. Francis, 2620 W. Faidley Ave., Grand Island. Contact Sue at (308) 946-2129 or Alberta at (308) 382-2764.
For the person with gambling problems. Meets every Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at CHI Health St. Francis, 2116 W Faidley, Conference Room A.
Grand Island Bariatric Surgery Support Program
All meetings located at CHI Health St. Francis Memorial Health Center 2116 West Faidley Avenue. Meetings from 7-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in Conference Room B on the ground floor.
Hard of Hearing Self Help
For the hard of hearing to encourage identification, education and understanding. For more information, call Chuck Leetch at (308) 382-9255.
Hearing Impaired/Deaf Support Group
Contact Carol at (308) 381-0671.
Make-A-Wish Foundation Program
For any child below the age of 18 with a life-threatening illness. For information, call 1-800-760-9474, e-mail or visit their web site at www.nebraska.wish.org
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
A meeting for people, their families and friends affected by this disease will take place the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2410 S. Blaine St. For more information, call Cris Vincik at (308) 381-1604 or Jayne Decker at (308) 382-1883.
For persons struggling with drug addiction. Various times and locations. Call Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism at (308) 384-7365.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Consumers and family members affected by mental illness. For more information, contact Jerry and Carol Denton at (308) 382-8604.
National Federation of the Blind
For people learning to live with their disability. For more information, call (410) 659-9314.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
A meeting for people affected by Parkinson's disease, their friends and families will take place the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m., Tiffany Square Care Center, 3119 W Faidley Ave., Grand Island. For information, call Ronda McGuire at (308) 384-2333.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Support Group
Meetings at 1023 East 25th St., Kearney, Neb. Meeting time varies; for more information, call Roy Schoen at 1-800-228-6838.
Pregnancy Loss Program
For parents who have experienced a loss with miscarriage, ectopic, tubal, stillborn or early newborn stage. For more information, call Sylvia Hanousek at (308) 398-5545.
Reach to Recovery
This is the American Cancer Society's patient-to-patient visitation program for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Social Work department of Saint Francis Medical Center notifies the certified visitor requesting a visit. Visits are made to in-hospital patients, contacts via phone or visitation in the patient's home. Call the CHI Health St. Francis Social Work department for more information (308) 398-5559.
Self help group for people dealing with nervous/stress symptoms, panic disorders. Meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 724 West 12th St. For more information, contact Liz at (308) 381-1833.
Scleroderma Support Group
Meets every other month. For more information, call Terry Christensen (308) 384-4017.
Visually Impaired Support Group (Nebraska)
All interested visually impaired/blind. Meets at Trinity United Methodist Church 511 N. Elm St., on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Contact Howard Simon at (308) 381-8003.