August 2017 Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563.

Alano Club. 12-step recovery meetings daily. Monday through Saturday, noon and 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. 1202 S. Front St., Southgate Plaza, Marquette.

Al-Anon Family Groups. A fellowship offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.  (888)425-2666 or

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings throughout Marquette County, open daily, at many locations and times. Twenty-four-hour answering service, 249-4430 or

Alcoholics Anonymous—Gwinn. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 N. Maple St. Thursday, 8 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 310 W. Iron St.

Alcoholics Anonymous—K.I. Sawyer. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 and 10 a.m. Victory Lutheran Church, 315 Explorer.

Alcoholics Anonymous—Palmer. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Township Hall, 100 Smith St.

Alzheimer Café—Gwinn. People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss diseases and their family, friends and caregivers are invited. August 17. 1 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 558 W. M-35. 346-3727.

Alzheimer Café—Marquette. People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss diseases and their family, friends and caregivers are invited. August 9. 3:30 p.m. Marquette Adult Day Services, east end of Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St. 228-3910 or 226-2142.

American Legacy Foundation. Smoking quit line for expectant mothers and cessation information for women. (800)668-8278.

Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Checks. Cholesterol checks are $5. Call for Marquette County schedule. 225-4545.

Breastfeeding Support Group. Last Saturday of the month. 1 p.m. West End YMCA, 350 Iron St. 360-0662.

Camp New Day. This group is for children of the incarcerated. Fourth Monday of the month. 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E Ridge St, Marquette. 226-2912.

Caregiver Support Group—Ishpeming. This informal group provides support and information to those wanting guidance in caring for a family member, neighbor or friend. August 2. 1:30 p.m. Ishpeming Senior Center, 320 S. Pine St. 485-5527.

Compassionate Friends—Escanaba. This group offers support to families who have experienced the death of a child. Fourth Thursday of the month. 7 p.m. Conference Room, Escanaba Area High School, 500 S. Lincoln Rd. 786-0477.

Diabetic Support Group—Gwinn. August 14. 7 p.m. Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 N. Maple St. 346-7535.

DivorceCare—Ishpeming. This non-denominational group is for people who are separated or divorced. New members are welcome. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Good News Assembly of God Church, US-41 East. 475-9620.

Grief Support Group—Ishpeming. This non-denominational group is for people dealing with grief and loss. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Good News Assembly of God Church, US-41 East. 485-5561.

Grief Support Group—Marquette. People dealing with grief and loss are encouraged to attend. Individual grief counseling is available. First and third Wednesdays of the month. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lake Superior Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Ave. 225-7760.

Healthy Living Made Easy. Learn how to maintain, improve and restore your health. 482-2422.

iCanQuit. Smokers are invited to learn more about quitting with the help of a quitting coach. (800)480-7848.

Life Recovery Group. Designed for people seeking recovery from powerlessness over many things, including gambling, grief, loneliness, anxiety or depression. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Lake Superior Christian Church, 393 N. M-553, Marquette. 249-1431.

LifeRing. Designed for those seeking recovery from drugs or alcohol. Learn to design a personal recovery program based on individual needs. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Old Board Room, ground floor, D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher St., Marquette. 393-0020.

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line. This free quit smoking coaching hotline provides callers with a personal health coach. (800)784-8669.

MOMS Club of Marquette County (Moms Offering Moms Support). This international support group is for mothers who choose to stay at home and raise their children. 226-2922, or

MS Support Group—Marquette. Third Thursday of the month. 7 p.m. Room 4, Third Floor Conference Room, East Building, Marquette General Hospital, 580 W. College Ave. 249-9627.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group. This 12-step support group is for families and friends who have loved ones dealing with addiction. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St. 361-9524.

Narcotics Anonymous—Gwinn. Monday, 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, 251 W. Jasper St.

Narcotics Anonymous—Houghton. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Evangel Baptist Church, upstairs, 1114 College Ave.

National Alliance on Mental Illness—Support Group. Individuals living with mental illness and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness are welcome. August 14 and 17. 7 p.m. Baraga Place Conference Room, Nonprofit Commons, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. 360-7107 or

Nicotine Anonymous. (415)750-0328 or

Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. (Honest Open-Minded Willingness)—Gwinn. Mondays, 6 p.m. Basement, Grace United Methodist Church, 251 W. Jasper St. 346-4105.

Pain Management Self Support Group. Meetings consist of 45 minutes of discussion. Second and fourth Monday. 5:30 p.m. Joe Room, East Entrance Atrium, Marquette General Hospital, 580 W. College Ave. 345-9425.

Parkinson’s Support Group. Fourth Monday of the month. 2 p.m. Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson St. 475-6266.

Reformer’s Unanimous Addiction Class. Christ-centered programs open to those with addictions and those who know people who need help dealing with addictions. Fridays, 7 p.m. Heritage Baptist Church, 3755 CR-456, Skandia. 942-7900.

Sexual Health and Addiction Therapy Group. Call Great Lakes Recovery Centers for more details. Dates, times and locations vary.  485-2347.

SMART Recovery—Calumet. A self-help group for alcohol and substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. Mondays, 7 p.m. Copper Country Mental Health, 56938 Calumet Avenue.

SMART Recovery—Hancock. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Basement Conference Room, Old Main Building, Finlandia University, 601 Quincy St.

SMART Recovery—Marquette. Mondays, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Suite 114, 102 W. Washington St.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. This is a non-commercial weight-control support group. Various places and times throughout the U.P. (800)932-8677 or

U.P. Pet Loss Support Group. This group is for those who have lost an animal, have a sick or older animal and those wishing to talk with others about a difficult animal situation. Last Tuesday of the month. 7 p.m. Shiras Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St.

Victims and Survivors of Clergy/Religious Sexual Abuse Support Group. Last Friday of the month. 4 to 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge St., Marquette. 362-2602.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program. Clinics include nutritional counseling and coupon pick-up. Appointments required. Call for Marquette County schedule. 475-7846 or


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