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Christian-based recovery programs

Celebrate Recovery — 6-30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend. The group is open to all adults, and deals with addictions and hurts, hang-ups and habits.

The Serenity Seekers, a Christian-centered 12 Step program

Alcoholics Anonymous

(cl) closed (o) open (bb) big book (n/s) non-smoking (ls) literature study

A.A.: Ellinwood Group

A.A.: Grapevine Group

A.A.: Great Bend Group

A.A.: Hoisington Group

A.A.: Larned Town Group

A.A.: Tri-County Claflin Group —


Al-Anon: Grapevine Group Great Bend

Al-Anon: Great Bend Group 17th & Hubbard

Narcotics Anonymous

For more information on Barton County N.A. meetings call Christa D. at 620-792-6109 (home) or 620-282-0746 (cell)

N.A.: Ellinwood "Be Prepared" Group

N.A.: Great Bend "Living By Faith" Group

N.A.: Hoisington "Keep It Simple" Group

N.A. Larned "Just for Today" Group

Abuse support groups

Family Crisis Center’s domestic violence and sexual assault support group

Kansas Statewide Hotline:

 Anxiety support groups

Recovery Inc.

Child care/Mothers support groups

MOPs Mothers of Preschoolers

La Leche League of Great Bend

Parents Helping Parents support group, for parents of children with special needs

Cancer support groups

Heroes and Friends, cancer support group

Breast Friends

Us Too prostate cancer support group

Heartland Cancer Support Group

Childhood Cancer Family Support Group

Diabetes support groups

La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic diabetes support group

CKMC diabetes support group

Divorce support groups


Grief support groups

Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice Grief Support Group

MS support groups

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Visual impaired support groups

Central Kansas Association Visual Impaired

National Low Vision Support Group

Weight loss support groups

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 827


— 9:15 a.m. Fridays, Church of Christ, 12th and Stone. For more information call Pauline at 793-8998 or 1 (800) 932-8677 or e-mail
— 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Claflin Independent Township Library meeting room.
— Meeting 3-4 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Lower Level Meeting Room at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Program: Holiday Food for Healthy Vision. For more information call 620-792-2393 or 800-362-2642, ext. 144.
— 2 p.m., fourth Sunday, 3600 Broadway, Dominican Sisters Auditorium. Call 792-1232 or 793-7410.
— 6:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Main Street Pizza Hut, Great Bend. Handicap accessible. Call (620) 792-3696.
— Nine weekly sessions, three times a year. For information call John Grummon, (620) 792-8171, or Cathy Soeken, 786-6468.
— 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road. Call 792-5211. Child care provided all ages.
— 1-2 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, except December, Central Kansas Medical Center, room 449 in the main hospital. Call Gloria at 786-6457.
— Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc., 1905 19th St. For more information call 792-5700.
— by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc., Quarterly meetings. For more information contact Taunya Schlessiger at 620-564-3529 or 786-5700; Gail Sullivan at The Center for Counseling, at 620-792-2544 or 793-5184; or Kristy Jerke at 792-1018.
– Every first and third Tuesday, 2 to 3 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. For more information call Heartland Cancer Center, 620-792-5511.
— Meets sporadically at the CKMC classroom. Call Bill Terry, 792-4586, or John Smith, 793-5619.
— Support group for breast cancer survivors — 6 p.m., third Wednesday at the Barton County Annex Building, 352 West 12th, Hoisington. Call (620) 653-4834 for more information.
— 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church, Larned.
— 6:30 to 8 p.m., second Thursday of each month, at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend. Call Beth, (620) 639-1999.
— 7 p.m., second Thursdays, Thelma Faye Harms Room, in the basement of Central Kansas Medical Center. Call Robin, (620) 653-4587; Sara, 793-3682; or Ronda, (620) 338-0508.
— 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., first Tuesday and third Tuesday of the month, Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, $5 per visit child care is free and breakfast provided. For more information call the church, 792-7814, or Kim Hammeke, 793-6704, or visit
1-888-END ABUSE — Self-help group for people with anxiety disorders — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2701 17th. Call 793-6385 or 792-4620.
— Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 792-1885 or the toll-free number, 1-866-792-1885. Sexual assault support group – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
— 1st Christian Church Annex (South of Jordan Library- East side of Broadway) Sunday (o/ns) 8 p.m.; Tuesday (o/ns/ls) 8 p.m.; Thursday (cl/ns) 5:30 p.m.; Friday (o/ns) 8 p.m.
— 165 East First, Sunday 7 p.m.; Monday 7 p.m.; Thursday 7 p.m.
— 1910 17th, Sunday 5:30 p.m. (women); Monday 7 p.m.; Tuesday 11:30 a.m.; Friday 8 p.m.
— Fritz & A St. (Boy Scout Cabin) Tuesdays (o) 8 p.m.; Saturday (cl/candlelight) 8 p.m.
— 620-793-3962 Wednesday Noon; Thursday 7:30 p.m. 620-793-3962
— 1910 17th Tuesday 7 p.m.
City Library (Main Street)- 620-587-3944- Monday (cl) 10 a.m.
504 Broadway 620-285-2656, Tuesday (o) 8 p.m.; Thursday (bb/o) 8 p.m.; Friday (cl) 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 p.m.
165 East First Street (wheelchair accessible) Sunday (o) 9 a.m.; Tuesday (o, n/s) 8 p.m., Wednesday (o) 8 p.m., Saturday (cl) 8 p.m.
1620 Hubbard (wheelchair accessible) Sunday (cl) 10:30 a.m.; Monday (cl) 10 a.m.; Monday (o) 8 p.m.; Tuesday (cl-n/s) 10 a.m.; Wednesday (cl) 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Friday (cl) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday (cl) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Great Bend 1910 17th 620-786-0440, Sunday (cl) 10 a.m.; Tuesday (o, bb) 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday (cl/bb) 8 p.m.; Thursday (o) 10 a.m.; Thursday (cl) 5:30 p.m.
, United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz. 620-792-4123, Thursday (o) 8 p.m.
— 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Call Randy, 282-2324, for more information. The group is open to the public, for anyone needing help with alcohol abuse, drugs and life’s troubles.