Victims of clergy abuse
7 p.m. Thursdays in Pine River. For info, PO Box 633, Pine River, MN 56474 or call 587-5830.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7009877
Alzheimer's Support Group
3:30 p.m. third Tuesday at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in the Kingwood Court Dining Room., Sandy Johnson, 829-1407. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012906
If you have attended a Marriage Encounter and would like to meet with lakes area community couples, call Pete and Colleen at 828-0032 or Jan and Dean at 765-3420.
Divorce Support: Rebuilding when your relationship ends
7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Newcomers welcome. Call Maryann, 825-3808.
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, Baxter. Cost: $12. Christian-based divorce support group. Call 829-7251.
NOTE NEW LOCATION: 4:30 p.m. Mondays at 1601 Oak Street. 829-0834.
The Healing Center, located on 1626 Oak Street, Brainerd. No appointment necessary. Open Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Call 825-7347 for more information.
Caregiver Support Groups
BAXTER --1:30-3 p.m. first Wednesday at Good Neighbor Home Care office. 829-9238.
Diabetic Support Groups
BRAINERD -- 7 p.m. second Tuesdays during Sept.-May at Central Lakes College, Room C-228. 828-1981.
AITKIN -- 1 p.m. second Thursday at Riverwood Health Care Center-Lower Level-Mtg.Rm.2 in Aitkin. 927-5520.
Chron's and Colitis
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Call Dean at 764-2649.
7 p.m. third Thursday every other month beginning in March in the large meeting room at the Brainerd Public Library. Call Jennifer at 825-9525.
Empty Arms Group
Miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. 828-4402. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7010205
7 p.m. fourth Thursday, St. Joseph's Medical Center. 829-2561.http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012212
St. Joseph's Grief
No preregistration or fee. Call 828-7442 for more information or schedule.
Grief Support Group
CROSBY -- HUGS (Hope & Understanding for Grief Stricken), meets 6 p.m. first & third Tuesdays at Cuyuna Range Community Center. Call Kay at 546-5863. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012125
Chronic Pain Group
CROSBY -- 1-3 p.m. first & third Mondays at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joyce, 546-8077 or Dick, 534-3627. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012561
Brain Injury Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, Center of Possibilities, 810 NW 7th St., next to Curves. Call Meredith at 829-4492.
Organ Transplant Group
Kathy Bahma, 829-0839.
Minnesota and Adoption Support and Preservation's group for Crow Wing, Aitkin and Morrison Counties, from 7-9 p.m. third Tuesday at Brainerd Public Library large meeting room. Call 877-699-5937 for more information.
Brainerd Area Mothers
of Multiples Group
Meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday (excluding December) at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Contact Carin Lunneborg at 829-3232 or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/brainerdmoms.
Family Support Network
Promoting positive parenting and healthy families. Meetings are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Campus Playhouse Childcare center next to Central Lakes College, Brainerd. Call 828-4485 Mail Address: PO Box 297, Brainerd MN 56401. Three Groups: Adults, children and young adolescents.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Francis Parish Center, 412 N. 8th St., 828-1457.
7-8 p.m. Fridays at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hwy. 371, Pequot Lakes, 587-5658.
Youth Resiliency Group
4 p.m. Wednesdays at Brd. Public Library, Crosby Public Library, and Pequot Lakes School. 18 yrs. or less. 828-4383.
10 a.m. first Thursday at the Brainerd Public Library. Call Anne, 828-0809. Pregnant women, babies and moms.
Battered Women Support
Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 828-1216.
Free, 10 week, open support group for young women 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sexual Assault Services, Downtown Mall. Open to young women who would like information on coping with everyday struggles and meet other women dealing with similar issues. Any questions, call Deanna at 828-0494.
7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Salvation Army Building, 208 South 5th Street, Brainerd. Use North door.
6:30 p.m. first Monday at the Fireside room at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. For more information, call Margie at 829-3509.
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Salvation Army Chapel, 208 S. 5th Street, Front Street entrance. 828-3383.
7-8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Congregational Church, Ivy Street. Use the north door and parking. Contact Lillian at 829-0268.
8 p.m. Thursdays at Upfront Alano Club.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
For information, write P.O. Box 454, Ironton, MN 56455.
C-I Mental Health Problems
CROSBY -- C-I Mental Health Problems Support Group at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church. 546-6520.
Mental Illness Support
Group and Advocacy
NAMI-Brainerd Lakes Area (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill chapter) meets monthly. Call Martha at 568-4091 for time and place. Support for consumers, family members and providers.
HIV-AIDS Support Group
Noon on first and third Thursdays at St. Joseph's Home Care Office. For location or more information, call (888) 235-2049.
Cancer Support Group
4 p.m. first Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Call 927-2028.
Cancer Support Group
3-5 p.m. first Wednesday at Brainerd American Cancer Society Office, 17 Washington Street, Suite B. Call 829-6212, 877-381-8787 or Pat Hassett at 829-1683.
Breast Cancer Support
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. second Friday at Sawmill Inn, 6th and Washington. Pat Hassett, 829-1683. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012568
Man to Man: Prostate
Group is discontinued during the winter months but will resume in June through September. 7 p.m. second Thursday, American Cancer Society, Brainerd office, 17 Washington St. 829-6212, option 16.
PEQUOT LAKES -- 1-3 p.m. first Thursday at St. Alice Catholic Church. 568-5621. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012569
STAPLES -- 7 p.m. first Monday at Greater Staples Care Center. 894-0332 or 1-800-525-8344. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012911
Support Groups meet at 9 a.m. second Tuesday at (Embers) Sawmill Inn. Vonnie, 828-9151. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7010062
Muscular Dystrophy Group
12:30 p.m. last Friday of the month at Bonanza. Michelle Mike, Health Care Service Coordinator, Northland Chapter MDA, 727-3466, or Caroline Schroemel at 829-1883 in the Brainerd area. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012571
1:30-3:30 p.m. third Tuesday of the month at Park United Methodist Church. No meetings December through February. Call 562-4594 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinsons Support Group
1:30 p.m. third Tuesday at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Louise Hasskamp, 927-2623, or Trix Wyant, 845-2394. http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012908
Gay Mens Group
7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (218) 575-2116, email email@example.com or visit http://lakesarea.brainerddispatch.com/?__id=7012570
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