The Garden City Telegram
1/5/2013
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Support Groups

For a support group to be included, call The Telegram at 276-6862 Ext. 242 or (800) 475-8600. For information about other support groups in the state, call the Center for Community Support & Research at (316) 978-3843 or (800) 445-0116, or visit www.ccsr.wichita.edu. In case of emergency, call the 24-hour crisis hotline at (316) 660-7500.

Domestic violence

Support Group. For survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Time/Location: 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Family Crisis Services Inc., 106 W. Fulton St. (child care provided). Contact: 275-2018 or 275-5911.

Teen-Talk Support Group. For victims of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault. Time/Location: 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at Family Crisis Services Inc., 106 W. Fulton St. Contact: Susan at 275-2018.

Substance abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline. Information for AA groups in the Garden City area. Contact: Hotline, 272-5623.

12 Step Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. Time/Location: Daily at 116 1/2 E. Chestnut St. (for meeting times, call 272-5623).

Narcotics Anonymous. Time/Location: 7 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and book study at 6 p.m. Saturdays in Classroom 1 at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. Children are welcome; parents are responsible for their children. Contact: (620) 899-5420.

Health

Garden City Area Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Support Group. The support group welcomes any family members or friends caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Time/Location: 2 to 4 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the main parlor of First United Methodist Church, Main Street and Kansas Avenue (use entrance off Main Street). Contact: Mary Seibert, 276-8933, or Barbara McKenna, (620) 937-1766.

TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). To aid and support people with brain injuries and their families. For information, contact Logie Asebedo, (620) 384-5048.

Garden City "Wolf Pack" Consumer Run Organization (C.R.O.) Inc. A non-profit organization that serves persons with self-identified mental illness. It is a member run organization that is centered on peer support. The CRO focuses on leadership, education and community involvement. Time/Location: 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 409 N. Eighth St. Contact: Alexis Fluellen (620) 260-9970.

Weight loss

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). An affordable group for those wanting to lose weight. Time/Location: Weigh-in is from 8:15 to 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. each Thursday in the Blue Room at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Contact: Kathy Howard at 276-7919 or Patti Barton at (620) 521-1672.

Garden City Weight Watchers. Time/Location: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 1106 N. Main St. (use the east entrance on Seventh Street). Contact: Norma Nolte, 276-2520.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Nonprofit organization providing weight-loss support since 1948. Contact/more information: (800) 932-8677 or email Bednasek@networksplus.net.

Other

Celebrate Recovery. A faith-based, Christ-centered, 12-Step recovery program for people struggling with all kinds of issues and is not just for those struggling with chemical and alcohol addiction. Time/Location: Meal at 6 p.m. Mondays, followed by large group meetings at 7 p.m. and splitting off into small groups at 8 p.m. at Area 96, 308 W. Fifth St., Scott City. Contact (620) 872-2339 for additional information or visit www.fbcscott.com/#/ministries/celebrate-recovery.

Divorce Care. Weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Time/Location: 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Garden City Church of the Nazarene, 2720 N. Campus Drive. Contact: (620) 430-7653.

Celebrate Recovery. A faith-based, Christ-centered, recovery program for people struggling with all kinds of issues and not just for those struggling with chemical and alcohol addiction. Time/Location: 12-Step Program at 7 p.m. Mondays and the Open Share Group at 6:15 p.m. Fridays, both at Bible Christian Church, 1501 E. Mary St., Garden City. Contact 276-8356 for additional information.