Support Groups

support groups

• Alcoholics Anonymous — 8:30 p.m. Monday, noon Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday, First United Presbyterian Church, 117 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, use rear entrance; noon Monday, First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine; 8 a.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Recovery Zone, 440 S. St. Paris St.; 8 p.m. Friday, West Liberty Presbyterian Church, 215 W. Columbus St., West Liberty; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Galilee Lutheran Church, 301 Lincoln Blvd., Russells Point; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Outreach Center, 124 Burkhart Ave., Russells Point.

• Al-Anon —  7 p.m. Thursday, First United Presbyterian Church, 117 N. Main St., Bellefontaine; use rear entrance.

000200000558000002D0552,• Breastfeeding support — 1 to 2 p.m. second Monday of each month, Logan County Health District, 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine; geared for both pregnant women and for women who are currently breastfeeding; sessions begin with short educational piece, mostly involve group discussions, sharing stories; contact: group leader Amber Brown at 599-3345 or visit Facebook page by searching “Logan County Breastfeeding Peer Helper.”

• Celiac disease — 6:30 p.m. second Monday of every other month, Crossroads Business Center, 21 Hunter Place; those diagnosed with celiac disease and their families and other members of the public are invited to attend; Contact Amy Keller,  651-6428 for more information and exact meeting dates.

• Caregivers — 2 to 3 p.m. third Tuesday, Chapel at Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty; meetings led by Jeff Vernon, LISW-S; contact Green Hills Community,  (937) 465-5065

• Christian recovery — Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, 215 E. Sandusky Ave. (location change for 2019); parental support group, 6 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Bellefontaine First Church of God; Women Arise Women’s Recovery, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christ Covenant Church, 400 Ludlow Road; Man Up Men’s Recovery, 9 a.m. Saturday, Christ Covenant Church; information, call (937) 465-1045.

00020000055E00000822558,• Grief support — 7 p.m. first Mondays, Byhalia Evangelical Friends Church, 31654 State Route 31, led by Pastor Jim Gardner; call (937) 982-3561.

• Homeschool Support — 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Tuesday, AcuSport Community Room at the Knowlton Library, 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, open to families interested in homeschooling and those currently homeschooling; children welcome, with toys and activities available while the adults talk; focus of the meetings is building connections for people who don’t know each other, developing friendships and encouraging and supporting one another; for more information: contact Hannah Sheldon (937) 732-5037.

• Journey Christian Cancer Support — 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Monday of each month, Quest Community Church, 110 South St., West Liberty; support group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers of any type of cancer; facilitators: Rich and Karla Kensey and Kelli Stoner; for more information, call Karla, (614) 827-5882.

• Kinship Providers Support — 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Discovery Center, 1973 State Route 47, Bellefontaine, next meeting date of Monday, Nov. 5; participants will be provided education and information on topics of their choice, opportunity to network with other families providing kinship care; contact Robin Heminger, (937) 292-3089 or

0002000005B500000D7A5AF,• Mended Hearts — “Top of Ohio” Mended Hearts 6 p.m. second Thursday, conference room on the first floor near the cafeteria at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine; speaker; light heart-healthy refreshments served; Mended Hearts is a national non-profit support organization for those of any age with heart problems and heart disease, their family members and caregivers. For more information contact chapter president and regional director Bruce Norris at 937-935-1747 or visit the Mended Hearts website at

• Narcotics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Recovery Zone, 440 S. St. Paris St.; noon Monday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, open reading, 212 N. Madriver St., Bellefontaine; 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, rear entrance, First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St.; noon Wednesday and Thursday, First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phoenix Venture Group, rear entrance, First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine.

• National Alliance of Mental Illness family support — 6 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Consolidated Care board room, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty; call Pete at (937) 750-1702 for more information. 

• Overeaters Anonymous  — 10 a.m. Monday, Hillcrest Baptist Church, use rear entrance; fellowship of men and women who desire to stop eating compulsively, open to anyone in the community; no dues or fees are required of group members; contact: 592-9007. 

00020000045E00001329458,• Survivors of Suicide  — 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Wednesday of every month, Consolidated Care, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, across from Quest Community Church; free; contact Stephanie Ketchell, (937) 539-1975,

• Traumatic Brain Injury — 2019 begins local organization’s 10th year; 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, Mary Rutan Hospital; meetings the fourth Monday of each month, no December meeting; contact: 593-1236. 

• Mary Rutan Hospital’s Diabetic — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Crossroads Business Center, 21 Hunter Place, behind Acusport; speaker: Kathy Lehman, RD, LD; topic: Celebrate National Nutrition Month, Nutrition Update.

• Depression recovery — at Bellefontaine Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1910 W. County Road 130; nine-week series continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21; sessions will cover identifying depression and its causes, lifestyle treatment for depression, nutrition and the brain, how thinking can defeat depression, positive lifestyle choices, stress without distress, living above loss and how to improve brain function; contact: Marge, 464-6213. 


• Caregiver — 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, Green Hills Community chapel, 6557 S. U.S. 68, West Liberty; topic: Making memories and improving communications; all who attend will receive a free copy of “LifeBio Memory Journal,” a compilation of more than 250 questions covering topics of “people who shaped you,” “memories,” “the real world,” and “bringing it all together” written by Lisbeth Sanders of Marysville; contact: Brandy Bowers, Community Services assistant coordinator, at 465-5065 or e-mail

• Traumatic Brain Injury — 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 25; Mary Rutan Hospital north/south conference room; ongoing support group for individuals who have experienced TBI and their families, caregivers, friends; contact: 593-1236.

West Liberty church offers grief support

West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., is offering grief support through a new program, GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help individuals rebuild life after losing a loved one with encouragement and hope.

Sessions are at 10 a.m. every Monday, beginning Aug. 31, or 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 1. Registration is $5.

Call 441-3592 for information.