The Garden City Telegram
9/29/2012
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 Self-Help Network of Kansas at (316) 978-3843 or (800) 445-0116, or visit www.selfhelpnetwork.wichita.edu.

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

Tuesday Night Get-Along Group. A 12-Step recovery for co-dependents and adult children of alcoholics. Time/Location: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Congregational Church, 710 N. Third St. Contact: Jim Good, 275-7365.

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. Contact: 272-5623.

Garden City 12 x 12 Al-Anon Family Groups. For families and friends of alcoholics/addicts. Time/Location: 7 p.m. Thursdays at 116 Chestnut (A.A. Hall).

Narcotics Anonymous. Time/Location: 7 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, and book study at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Hospital's Classroom 1 (north entrance, west of emergency room, follow the hall to the first elevator, go to LL, exit elevator, turn left, then right, it's the first room on the right). 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.

Builders of Hope Cancer Support Group. Open to all patients, family and/or friends touched by this disease. Time/Location: 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at Downtown Vision, 413 N. Main St. Contacts: Builders of Hope mentor hotline, 290-3970; Chaplain Remy Ekweariri, 272-2513; Kris Hughes, 272-2526.

Builders of Hope mentor program/hotline. Providing information, support and hope by matching newly diagnosed patients with those who are survivors of the same or similar condition, providing comfort and education. Contact: Builders of Hope mentor hotline, 290-3970, available seven days a week.

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group. For patients, friends, family and caregivers. Time/Location: 7 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. For details, email unhappygut@yahoo.com.

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.

Social groups

Gay Men's Support Group. Weekly support group meeting. Time/Location: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Area Mental Health Center, 2101 W. Highway 50 Bypass, Dodge City.

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: 7 p.m. Mondays, 308 W. Fifth St., Scott City. Contact (620) 872-2339 for additional information.

Grief Support Group. To allow participants to share their feelings and gain the tools to help them after suffering the loss of a loved one. These are open support groups with no age limits; participants may join or exit the groups at any time and all groups are free. Time/Location: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Contact: Chaplain Billy Kryger or Gina Cash, St. Catherine Hospice, 272-2519 or (800) 281-4077.

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.