(cl) closed (o) open (bs) book study (ns) non-smoking (ls) literature study
Ellinwood Group, United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz. 620-792-4123, Thursday (o) 8 p.m.
Grapevine Group Great Bend 1910 17th 620-786-0440, Sunday (cl) 10 a.m.; Tuesday (o, bs) 5:30 p.m.; Thursday (o) 10 a.m.; Thursday (cl) 5:30 p.m.
Great Bend Group 1620 Hubbard (wheelchair accessible) Sunday (cl) 10:30 a.m.; Monday (cl) 10 a.m.; Monday (o) 7 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.
Hoisington Group 419 East Third Street (wheelchair accessible) Sunday (o) 9 a.m.; Tuesday (o, ns) 8 p.m., Wednesday (o) 8 p.m.,
Larned Town Group 504 Broadway 620-804-3544, Tuesday (o) 8 p.m.; Thursday (bs/o) 8 p.m.; Friday (cl) 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 p.m.
Tri-County Claflin Group — City Library (Main Street)- 620-587-3944- Monday (cl) 10 a.m.
Grapevine Group Great Bend — 1910 17th Tuesday 7 p.m.
Great Bend Group — 17th & Hubbard — Thursday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.; 620-793-3962
Paths to Recovery: Meets upstairs in the Larned Chamber of Commerce building, 502 Broadway on Wednesdays. Steps & Traditions, 6 p.m.; open meeting, 7 p.m.
Family Crisis Center’s domestic violence and sexual assault support group — 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.
Kansas Statewide Hotline: 1-888-END ABUSE
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group — Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., Great Bend. For more information contact Tandy Boese at 792-7017.
La Leche League of Great Bend — 6 p.m., second Thursdays, Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave. Call Robin, (620) 617-1663; or Ronda, (620) 338-0508. No meeting in December.
Heroes and Friends, cancer support group — 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church, Larned.
Breast Friends — 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.
Us Too prostate cancer support group — Meets sporadically at St. Rose Ambulatory Surgical Center. Call Bill Terry, 792-4586, or John Smith, 793-5619.
Touched by Cancer Support Group – First Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Note that the Thursday meeting time is earlier than it was in 2013. In January, there will only be one meeting, at 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 21. Contact Dana Foss, 620-793-5811 or email@example.com.
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 — 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Call Randy, 282-2324, for more information. The group is for anyone needing help with alcohol abuse, drugs and life’s troubles.
La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic diabetes support group — Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc., 1905 19th St. For more information call 792-5700.
DivorceCare — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road. Call 792-5211. Child care provided all ages.
DivorceCare — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., Great Bend. Call 793-8444.
Gay Christian Support Group — Meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For meeting place and other information call Kristin at 620-617-0386.
Gluten Free & Celiac Disease
Gluten Free & Celiac Disease Support Group — 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of odd numbers months (Jan./March/May/July/Sept./Nov.) at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway, in the St. Dominic Room. Contact: Geneva, 620-786-4265, or Mary, 620-617-1217.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group — 6:30-8:p.m. on Mondays in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin Ave. (entrance on Lincoln St.). Currents sessions run through Feb 3, 2014, with no meeting on Dec. 30. Contact: John Grummon or Cathy Soeken, (620) 792-8171.
Home School Support
Golden Belt Home Educators — Monthly field trips and support group meetings. For information see the website: gbhe.org.
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Illness, free support group for individuals living with mental illness and their family members, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the cafeteria at the Great Bend Regional Hospital, 514 Cleveland St. Contact Kelly Allison, (620) 639-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bright Horizons, 4801 10th St., Great Bend, offers adult peer-to-peer mental heath support. For more information call (620) 793-8855 or the toll-free number, (866) 793-8855. Transportation available in Barton County; call (620) 639-8851.
Multiple Sclerosis support group — 6:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Main Street Pizza Hut, Great Bend. Handicap accessible. Call (620) 639-4500.
Parkinson’s support group meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each even-numbered month, (February, April, June, August, October, December) at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., in the St. Dominic Room.
Visual impaired support
Central Kansas Association Visual Impaired — 2 p.m., fourth Sunday, 3600 Broadway, Dominican Sisters Auditorium. Call 792-1232 or 793-7410.
Weight loss support
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 827 — 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Claflin Independent Township Library meeting room.
TOPS KS 248 — 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 Bednasek@networksplus.net.
High Plains Zen Skype discussion groups — Mondays at 6 p.m. Call Liz Lawlor at 785-798-3703 or email email@example.com.