Addiction and Substance Abuse

ACTS (Alcohol Chemical Treatment Services), Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., South Flint Tabernacle, 3450 S. Saginaw St., Burton  (810) 743-1710

Alanon: go to www.al-anon.alateen.org or email geneseeareaais@gmail.com to find a meeting.

Alateen: go to www.al-anon.alateen.org  to find a meeting.

Alcoholics Anonymous: go to http://geneseecountyaa.org to find a meeting, or call the hotline: (810) 234-0815.

Alcoholics for Christ, go to www.alcoholicsforchrist.com

Celebrate Recovery Groups, Church of the Nazarene, http://centralnazarene.com/ccr/

Cocaine Anonymous, go to www.camichigan.org to find a meeting, or call the help line at (810) 235-2222.  Worldwide website: www.ca-online.org

COSA (Codependent of Sexual Addiction): call (989) 624-9893, also on-line and telephone meetings available, check http://www.cosa-recovery.org/

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 14046 N. Saginaw Rd., Clio, Lynn (810) 564-1180;
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Woodside Church, 1509 East Court St., Flint, Candace (810) 820-7758
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Woodside Church, 1509 East Court St., Flint, Connie (810) 664-6744
www.foodaddictsanonymous.org for phone or on-line meeting possibilities.

Gamblers Anonymous: A 12-Step Program for anyone with a gambling problem, and if it is an “open meeting,” a loved one with a gambling problem may also attend.  Go to www.gamblersanonymous.org to find local meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous: Go to www.michigan-na.org/flint/flint_meetings.htm , call (800) 230-4085 for local meetings.  There are meetings every day of the week.  You may also email: fascna@Michigan-na.org for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous: 12-step support group for people who are compulsive eaters or who binge, purge, over-exercise, or starve themselves.  Go to www.oa.org/memberships/find-a-meeting. Telephone and on-line meetings are available in English and Spanish.  These meetings were confirmed in August 2013:  Saturday, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 South Dye Road, Flint Township.  For more info about this meeting, contact: Sandra (810) 733-3052 or Jo at (989) 288-6926.  Tuesday, 7:00 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6100 Richfield Road, Flint 48506, Classroom 4, contact Norma (810) 743-2965

Overcomers Outreach: “A Christ Centered 12-Step Support group for families and loves who suffer consequences of any addictive behavior. No local meetings, but there is a phone meetings on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. EST, call (530) 881-1300 and enter 209992.  For more general information call the national hotline at (800) 310-3001 or go to http://.overcomersoutreach.org

Project Vox: An advocacy group that strives to reduce the stigma of addiction and show that recovery is possible.  Mondays, 5:00 p.m. at various locations.  Call (810) 496-5599 or go to http://projectvox.com for resources and upcoming events.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: A 12-Step program for woman and men who have the desire to stop their compulsive sexual behavior, who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction or dependency.  Go to saa-recovery.org to find local/ on-line and telephone meetings available.  There are meetings on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Go to the website to contact a group member in order to be able to attend a group.

 

Stop Smoking Support Groups:

McLaren Smoking Cessation, Second Monday, 301 S. Ballenger Hwy, Flint.  Call 810) 342-5370 for meeting time.  Group is free, but you must register for the group.
Stop Smoking, Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint.  Call (810) 762-8226 or (888) 762-8675 to confirm next group. 

Adoption/ Foster Care

Adoption, Foster and Kinship Parents Support Group, Second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Nalow Therapy Center, 1134 S. Lapeer Road, Lapper. Call (810) 667-4111 to confirm group meeting.  There is no cost, but donations are appreciated.

Adult Foster Care Providers of Genesee County, Second Tuesday of the month, 11:00 a.m., Mott Community College Satellite-Northern Tier Center, 4082 W. Vienna Road, Clio (no meetings in July or August)  Call Helen Thorn (810) 785-4324 to confirm the group.  $15 cost for group.

Chronic Conditions

Alzheimer’s Association, East Central Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association office (810) 780-4163, 1125 South Linden Rd., Ste. 950, Flint, MI 48532.  Go to www.alzgmc.org for more information.

 

Alzheimers Association –Also, 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900, or go to http://www.alz.org/documents/gmichigan/support_groups_05.21.2013.pdf

For respite care (free half day available at the Sakwa Adult Day Program in Southfield (248-351-0280).).

Alzheimer’s Support Groups

Third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Clio Senior Center, 2136 West Vienna Road, Clio, call Dawn Shurter at (810) 394-0974.  In January and February—meeting is on the fourth Monday.
Dial in Alzheimer’s Support Group, First Tuesday of the month, call (248) 865-1000 or email: alzdialin@seniorhelpers.com to find out what time and directions for calling in. 
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 2:00 p.m., Loose Senior Center, 707 North Bridge, Linden, call Rosamond Nelson (810) 735-9406
Last Wednesday of the month, Grand Blanc Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr., Grand Blanc, call Jo Campbell (810) 632-5599
Second Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m., Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd, Davison, call Susan Purdy (810) 603-1974
Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m., Flushing Senior Center, 106 Elm Street, Flushing, call Karen Popovits (810) 659-4735

 

ALS Association, Michigan Chapter: 4th Monday of every month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Fenton United Methodist Church, 119 S. Leroy St., Fenton, MI 48430, No meeting in Dec.  Go to: http://webmi.alsa.org/site/PageNavigator/MI_8_SupportGroups.html

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups,McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Inst., Fourth Tuesday  of the month at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m, and first Wednesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  G-3200 Beecher Rd., Ste. MBI, Flint 48532  Call (810) 342-5470

Brain Injury Association of America, Flint chapter meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm, 2700 Robert Longway Blvd., Suite one, Flint 48503, contact info@biami.org, or call (800) 444-6443

CANCER

Breast Cancer Support Groups

Pink Perfection, First and Third Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Genesy Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Avenue, Board Room, Flint, Call (888) 762-8675 to confirm great meetings. (Meetings have an educational component to them). 
Breast Cancer Support Group , First and Third Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., McClaren Cancer Institute,  3200 Beecher Rd., Flint Township, call (810) 733-3702 or (800) 227-2345 to confirm group meeting.
Reach for Recovery, A trained American Cancer Society Volunteer will meet with breast cancer patient, before during and after treatment, to provide support and comfort. Call (810) 733-3702 or (800) 227-2345 to discuss having a volunteer assigned.  No cost. 

 

Cancer Support Group, “We All Can,” Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint, features group discussions and guest speakers. Call (810) 762-8226 or (888) 762-8675 to confirm next meeting.

Caregiver Support Group, McLaren Cancer Institute, 3200 Beecher Rd., Flint Township, call Gail Singer at (810) 342-4206 for the most current meeting information.

Kidney Cancer Support Group, meeting dates and times vary, Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI), call (888) 762-8675 to find the most current group.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group, Third Thursday each month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., McLaren Great Lakes Cancer Institute, 4100 Beecher Rd., Flint.  Call (810) 732-4738 to confirm meeting.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Prostate Cancer Support Group, Fourth Wednesday of the month, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Avenue, Board Room, Flint.  To confirm group meeting, call (810) 762-8226
“Us Too”, First Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Ballanger Auditoriam, McLarent Flint, call (810) 342-3800 to confirm meeting.

 

Women with Cancer-“Look Good, Feel Better,” McLaren Cancer Institute, t3200 Beecher Rd., Flint Township.  The class teaches beauty techniques for women with cancer diagnosis. Call (810) 733-3702 or (800) 227-2345 to inquire about next class.

COPD Huff and Puff Lung Support Group, second Thursday of the month, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Great Lakes Cancer Institute. 4100 Beecher Rd, Flint (810) 342-3800

Diabetes Support Groups

Hurley’s Diabetes Center, First Monday of the month, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon  http://www.hurleymc.com/services/centers/hurley-diabetes-center/about-di...
Hurley’s Diabetes Center, Third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   http://www.hurleymc.com/services/centers/hurley-diabetes-center/about-di...
McLaren Diabetes Support Group, Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 401 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint, call (810) 342-4110 to confirm group.
Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center, Third Thursday of every other month, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, call (810) 606-7720

 

Fibromyalgia Support Group, First Monday of the month, 11:00 a.m. Nazarene Church (parsonage), 9745 East Monroe Rd., Duran, MI, call Lil, (989) 666-7694

Flint Area Amputee Support Team (F.A.A.S.T.), Third Tuesday of the month, 3:00 p.m., Burton Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 3814, East Bristol Rd., Burton.  Call Lloyd Chase (810) 487-0468

Huntington’s Disease Support Group, First Monday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. Call for location-Jean Gibbs (810) 659-4548 / Jeagib@aol.com

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Third Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m.  Carmen Ainsworth Senior Center, contact Darlene Brown (810) 252—9756 or call National MS Society for more groups, (800) 344-4867, option 1, or go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/mig/programs--services/family-...

Parkinson’s Support Group, Third Thursday of the month, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., for patients and families, Genesys Administrative Services Building, 5445 Ali Drive, Grand Glanc, MI 48439, Please call Ethel Bence at (810) 655-0313

Stroke Survivors Support Groups

“Different Strokes,” First and Third Wednesdays of the month, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., for patients and families, McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, Third Fl. Bristol Place Plaza, 4466 West Bristol Rd, Flint Township, Call (810) 342-5350
Community Stroke Support Group, First Thursday of the month, 2:00 -  3:30 p.m., Genesys Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Health Park Atrium Conference Room, 600 Health Park Blvd, Grand Blanc, Upper Level Conference Room,  Start times for this group may vary, Call (810) 606-6520 ahead to confirm.
Stroke Education, First and Third Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, G-4466 W. Bristol Rd., Flint, Third Floor.  Call (810) 342-4220 to confirm next class time. Offered at no cost.

 

Transplant Support Group, “Friends for Life,” First Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., Hurley School of Nursing (next to Hurley Medical Center), Contact Connie Ayres, (810) 397-7970

Divorce

DivorceCare, Group times and locations vary, as this is a 13 week program and they are continually being updated.  Go to http://www.divorcecare.org/findagroup/search to find most recent dates and times.  

Domestic Violence

The Lamplighters’ Movement, An all Women Support Group for Survivors of Incest, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Tuesdays, twice monthly, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, 425 Genesee St., Davison, call (810) 275-2958 to inquire about which Tuesday the group will meet next.  For more information about Lamplighters, call the number provided, or go to www.thelamplighters.org.  No cost for group. 

YWCA’s Domestic Violence Support Group, meeting days and times vary, call the center for information about the most current groups that are meeting (810) 238-7621 X 354.  YWCA is located at 310 East Third St., Flint.  No cost for groups. 

Grief and Bereavement

Compassionate Friends (For parents, grandparents, siblings upon the death of a child), Second Thursday and last Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Hope United Metodist Church, 4467 Beecher Road at Mill Road, Flint Township, Bob (810) 235-5600, or go to http://www.oocities.org/flinttcf

Genesys Monthly Grief Support Groups (at no cost):

First Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m., Genesys Administrative Svcs. Building, 5445 Ali Drive, Grand Blanc
First Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., Miles Martin Funeral Home, 1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd., Mount Morris
First Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Sharp Funeral Home, 1000 West Silver Lake Rd., Fenton
Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Genesys Administrative Svcs. Building, 5445 Ali Drive, Grand Blanc

To confirm days, locations and times, go to: www.genesys.org/GRMCWeb.nsf/0/B029C44E550B04A98525727D004E0132, or call Cheryl Laramore at (810) 603-8638

General Grief Group, First and Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Heartland Hospice, call Lynette Wood, (888) 427-6818

Grief Share, meets weekly, go to the website link to find out when the next group will be meeting.  Meets weekly.  http://centralnazarene.com/adults/

McLaren Grief Support Group, 8 week series, groups start up at various times, call (810) 496-8625 to inquire about an upcoming group.

New Family, for families who have experienced infant loss, last Thursday of the month, 8:00 p.m. Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Rd., Mundy Township.  Dr. John D. Canine, group facilitator.  http://tomorrowschildmi.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcatego...

New Tomorrows Grief Education Support Group, Eight Week Series, Various Locations, McLaren Hospice, to find the closest group, call the Bereavement Office at (810) 496-8625

Pet Loss, Call Heartland Hospice, (888) 427-6818, speak with Lynette Wood

WINGS (When I Need Grief Support), Infant / Pregnancy Loss Support Group, Pam Montney, RN oversees this group.  For more information about meeting times and locations,  call Genesys at (810) 606-5897

LBGT Resources

Ellen Bommarito Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Center, U-M Flint, contact Jen Salamone (804) 766-6606 or go to http://www.umflint.edu/lgbt/ to look up current events, workshops, group meetings, and celebrations. 

PFLAG Support Group, “Promotes the health & well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, through support, advocacy and education,”  Second Sunday of the month, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint, call (810) 496-8302) to confirm meeting.  

Mental Health Issues

Autism Support Group of Genesee County (ASGGC),  4476 South Dort Hwy., Burton, MI 48529 (just north of Maple Rd.), call (810) 742-5404 or go to www.geneseeautism.org for local times and meetings.

Inspiring Hearts for Autism (Autism Support Groups), P.O. Box 253, Lapeer, call (810) 656-6139, email info@hearts4autism.org, or go to www.hearts4autism.org to find local meeting times. 

Autism Society of Michigan, call (800) 223-6722 or go to www.autism-mi.org for state resources

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA Flint), First and third Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., McLaren Regional Medical Center, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy., Basement Main Cafeteria, Room 1.  Contact Chris Warber at (616) 745-2672 or warberchris@comcast.net to confirm group meeting.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA Grand Blanc), First and Third Thursdays of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Holy Family Church 11824 South Saginaw St., Grand Blanc.  Call Angela Benchley at (810) 347-4706 to confirm meeting.

Eating Disorder and Education Network (EDEN), On-line support group, Mondays at 5:00 p.m. or Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.  There are fees associated with this group. 

Emotions Anonymous, Come together for purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties, Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month,6:00 – 7:30 p.m., The Disability Network, 3600 South Dort Highway, Flint 48507 (at Atherton Road) http://www.allone.com/12/ea

Family to Family (sponsored by NAMI), for families and friends of those diagnosed with mental illness, it is a 12 week program that meets and various times and locations.  Go to http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Your_Local_NAMI&template=/Custo... to check for upcoming classes

Family and Friends Support Network, for family and friends of individuals diagnosed with mental illness or substance abuse disorder, First and Third Thursday of the month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m..  Contact Shirley Reardon at (810) 667-0500 to confirm meeting, or go to http://www.lapeercmh.org/community resources/supportgroups/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Basics Classes, offered to parents or legal guardians of children diagnosed with mental illness prior to age 13, and teaches grieving, coping and learning to be an effective advocate.  Call (810) 686-1348 or go to http://www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?Section=Nami_Basics11&Site=NAMI_Genes...

Peer to Peer Program (sponsored by NAMI), for anyone diagnosed with serious mental illness interested in maintaining recovery, Groups meet for set number of sessions.  Check with local NAMI for next group at http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Your_Local_NAMI&template=/Custo...

 

Parents of Suicide (POS) Support Groups

Third Monday of the month, 11:00 s.m. – 1:30 p.m., meeting at different locations, for details, contact Sharon (810) 664-4997
First and Third Thursdays of the month, 6:00 p.m., Catholic Charities, 901 Chippewa St., Flint.  To confirm meeting call (810 232-9950

Military Support Groups

Counseling, Accessibility and Psychological Services, U-M Flint, has periodic support groups for Veterans.  Please call (810) 762-3456, or go to http://www.umflint.edu/caps/  to express interest / inquire about Veteran’s Group or counseling.

Student Veterans of American-call Veterans Office on U-M Flint Campus:

Call 810-424-5391

http://www.umflint.edu/studentveterans/

Student Veterans’ Organization—U-M Flint Chapter

Contact Kycawood@umflint.edu

Sexual Assault / Sexual Abuse

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Support Group, Saturday, once per month, Nalo Therapy Center, 1134 S. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer.  Call Bea Stachiw at(810) 667-4111 to check when the group will meet next.  No cost for this group, however donations are accepted.

The Lamplighters’ Movement, An all Women Support Group for Survivors of Incest, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Tuesdays, twice monthly, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Catholic Church, 425 Genesee St., Davison, call (810) 275-2958 to inquire about which Tuesday the group will meet next.  For more information about Lamplighters, call the number provided, or go to www.thelamplighters.org.  No cost for group. 

YWCA’s Sexual Assault Support Group, meeting days and times vary, call the center for information about the most current groups that are meeting (810) 238-7621 X 354.  YWCA is located at 310 East Third St., Flint.  No cost for groups.

Weight Loss

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), various times and locations.  Call (800) 932-TOPS or go to www.tops.org. For all meetings listed below, contact the area captain: Debbie E. Getty, dgettytopsac@comcast.net, (801) 656-5769, or Coordinator, Sandra K. Wilson, sakay46@aol.com, or (810) 234-1813 to confirm the meeting.  This list is not comprehensive, and there are many more TOPS meetings locally.  Consult the website or one of the coordinators.

Mondays

5:15 pm weigh-in, 6:00-meeting, Bethel Baptist Church, 4494 N. Linden Road, in the kitchen or community room, Flint 48504
5:30 pm-weigh-in, 7:00 meeting, Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2222 South Belsay Road, Teen Room, Burton 48519
6:00 pm-weigh-in, 6:30 meeting, Mount Morris Free Methodist Church, 2115 West Mount Morris Rd., Mount Morris 48458

Tuesdays

12:15 pm-weigh-in, 12:35 meeting, Mayfair Bible Church, 5339 West Pierson Road, Fireside Room, Flushing 48433

Wednesdays

9:00 am-weigh-in, 10:00 meeting, South Mundy Methodist Church, 10018 Linden Rd., Grand Blanc 48439

Thursdays

8:30 am-weigh-in, 9:00 meeting, East Flint Church of the Nazarene, 3515 North Belsay Road, Flint 48506
8:30 am-weigh-in, 9:30 meeting, Lockwood of Burton, 2173 South Center Road, Puzzle Room, Burton 48519
9:00 am-weigh-in, 9:30 meeting, Grand Blanc Lanes, 5301 North Saginaw St., First Door on Right, Flint, MI 48505
5:45 pm weigh-in, 7:00 meeting, Flint Twp. Carmen Ainsworth Snr Center, 2071 South Graham Rd, Community Room, Flint 48532
6:00 pm weigh-in, 7:00 meeting, West Court Street Church of God, 2920 West Court St., Room 216, Flint 48503
8:10 am-weigh-in, 9:00 meeting, Flint First Wesleayan Church, 3828 Davison Road, Fellowship Hall, Flint 48506
9:00 am-weigh-in, 9:30 meeting, Vernon Chapel Ame Church, 5802 Dupont St., Fellowship Hall, Flint 48505

 

Weight Watchers Center, Somerset Towne, G4290 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507, go to www.weightwatchers.com to confirm times/days

Walk-in Hours, Monday 9 am-2 pm, Thursday 11 am-1:30 pm

 

Meetings (arrive up to ½ hr before meeting time for weigh-in)

Monday-5:45 pm
Tuesday-10:00 am, 6:30 pm
Wednesday-7:30 am, 8:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Thursday-10:00 am, 5:15 pm
Friday-9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am
Saturday-8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am
Sunday-no meetings at this location