February 2016 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, 6:00 p.m. Friday, 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 North Front Street. Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 South Front Street. 361-2563.

Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. Monday through Saturday, noon and 8:00 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 1202 South Front Street, Southgate Plaza, Marquette.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous—Gwinn. Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 North Maple Street. Thursday, 8:00 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 310 West Iron Street.

Alcoholics Anonymous—K.I. Sawyer. Friday, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Victory Lutheran Church, 315 Explorer.

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

Alzheimer Café—Gwinn. People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss diseases and their family, friends and caregivers are invited. February 18. 1:00 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 558 West 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. February 10. 3:30 p.m. Marquette Adult Day Services, east end of Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 West Magnetic Street. 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.

Camp New Day. This group is for children of the incarcerated. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 East Ridge Street, Marquette. 226-2912.

Caregiver Support Group—Ishpeming. February 3. 1:30 p.m. Ishpeming Senior Center, 320 South Pine Street. 228-3910.

Compassionate Friends—Escanaba. This group offers support to families who have experienced the death of a child. Fourth Thursday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Conference Room, Escanaba Area High School, 500 South Lincoln Road. 786-0477.

Compassionate Friends—Negaunee. This group offers support to families who have experienced the death of a child. February 9. 7:00 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 520 US-41 East. 249-1948.

Diabetic Support Group—Gwinn. January 11. 7:00 p.m. Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 North Maple Street. 346-7535.

DivorceCare—Ishpeming. This non-denominational group is for people who are separated or divorced. New members are welcome. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Good News Assembly of God Church, US-41 East. 475-9620.

DivorceCare—Marquette. Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. New members welcome. Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 West Fair Avenue. 228-9883.

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 7:00 p.m. Lake Superior Hospice, 914 West Baraga Avenue. 225-7760.

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

Lake Superior Hospice Bereavement Luncheon. Individuals dealing with grief and loss issues are encouraged to attend. Second Thursday of each month. Noon. Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. 225-7760.

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 North 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, 6:00 p.m. Old Board Room, ground floor, D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette. 393-0020.

Marquette Area Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group. Last Tuesday of the month. 2:00 p.m. Peter White Public Library, 217 North Front Street. 226-2212.

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, marquettemomsclub@yahoo.com or www.momsclub.org

MS Support Group—Marquette. Third Thursday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Room 4, Third Floor Conference Room, East Building, Marquette General Hospital, 580 West College Avenue. 249-9627.

Narcotics Anonymous—Gwinn. Monday, 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 251 West Jasper Street.

Narcotics Anonymous—Houghton. Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. Evangel Baptist Church, upstairs, 1114 College Avenue. fruitbatmango@yahoo.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness—Educational Meeting. This confidential support and educational group is for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.  February 29. 7:00 p.m. Conference Room, Nonprofit Commons, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. 360-7107 or www.namiam.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness—Support Group. This confidential support and educational group is for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.  February 8 and 18. 7:00 p.m. Conference Room, Nonprofit Commons, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. 360-7107 or www.namiam.org

Nicotine Anonymous. (415)750-0328 or www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Overeaters Anonymous—Twelve-Step Meeting. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. Room 202, Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 West Magnetic Street. 226-2762.

Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. (Honest Open-Minded Willingness)—Gwinn. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Basement, Grace United Methodist Church, 251 West Jasper Street. 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 West College Avenue. 345-9425.

Parkinson’s Support Group. Fourth Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m. Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson Street. 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, 7:00 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—Baraga. A self-help group for alcohol and substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church. www.smartrecovery.org

SMART Recovery—Calumet. Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Rice Clinic, 56938 Calumet Avenue.

SMART Recovery—Hancock. Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Ryan School, 400 Michigan Street.

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 www.TOPS.org

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. 7:00 p.m. Shiras Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 North Front Street. uppetloss@gmail.com

Victims and Survivors of Clergy/Religious Sexual Abuse Support Group. Last Friday of the month. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 East Ridge Street, 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 www.mqthealth.org

 —MM

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