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Community Resources

Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Catholic Charities of West Michigan

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Al-Ateen
Kent County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous
Fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to help each other recover from alcoholism.
Fees: none - donations accepted
24 Hour Hotline: (616) 913-9149
Office Phone: (616) 913-9216
4920 Plainfield NE, Suite 19
Grand Rapids MI 49525
www.grandrapidsaa.org – offers information on AA and time/location for meetings

Gamblers Anonymous

Twelve-step support group for individuals who have a problem with compulsive gambling.
Fees: none
Open Meetings in GR: Monday 7pm - St. Mark's Lutheran Church (1934 52nd Street SE) Friday 7pm - St. Andrews
(10253 Mile Road N.E.)
GR Hotline Number: (616) 776-0666

Substance Abuse Support Group

Greater Grand Rapids Narcotics Anonymous
12-step group for recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs.
Fees: none
Meeting times and locations listed atmichigan-na.org/greater-grand-rapids-area/
(800) 230-4085

Sex Addicts Anonymous

12 step group based on A.A. Open to anyone who has a desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior.
Fees: none
For a list of meetings in Grand Rapids: sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates

Smoking Addiction Support Group
Nicotine Anonymous
Supportive fellowship of women and men helping each other to quit and refrain from smoking or using nicotine in any form.
Fees: none
Spectrum Health Garden Room
Kent Community Campus
750 Fuller NE
11 a.m. on Saturdays                                  

Families and Friends of Alcoholics

Al-Anon
Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems.
Fees: none
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Michigan AFG, Inc.
PO Box 6854
Grand Rapids, MI 49516

Men's Issues

YWCA Grand Rapids
25 Sheldon SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Domestic Crisis Center (24hr hotline): (616) 451-2744
Counseling and Non-residential Programs: (616) 459-4652
Sexual Assault Program: (616) 776-7273 or 776-RAPE     

Women's Issues

Domestic Violence Support
YWCA Grand Rapids
Master level clinicians specially trained in the areas of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
Fees: Some free, some sliding scale, some accept private insurances.
24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (616) 451-2744
For short-term crisis counseling and support groups: YWCA Counseling Center:  (616) 459-4652

Women’s Empowerment Group

Heartside Ministry
The women work through topics such as listening, respect, etc. as they relate to their own their interpersonal interactions and sense of self. They discuss how these issues effect their past & present and how they hope to have grown in the future (i.e. capitalizing on their successes and learning from difficulties).
Fees: none
54 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: 616-235-7211
Meeting: Thursday 1pm; women only
Facilitator Ashley/Carla

Sexual Assault/Incest Support Group

YWCA of Grand Rapids
Groups that provide support and information to women who have been sexually assaulted as adults or molested as children.
Fees: none
25 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-459-4652
Call for current meeting times     

Other Resources

Support Group for Family/Friends of Suicides
West Michigan Survivors of Suicide
Provides support and information for relatives and friends of people who have committed suicide.
Fees: none
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30pm at Park Congregational Church, 10 E. Park Place NE, Ransom street entrance  (616) 971-1000
Ethel Bucek email: ebbucek@aol.com
 
Pregnancy/Childbirth Support
Bethany Christian Services
Stepping Stones offers Christian based support, encouragement, and information to couples facing infertility or pregnancy loss. Stepping Stones is a ministry of Bethany Christian Services.
Fees: none - donations accepted
1-800-BETHANY (238-4269)

Weight Loss Support Group
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club
TOPS a support group for anyone wanting to control weight sensibly. Members follow individual medically approved diets. Provides incentives and recognition for losers.
Fees: $26.00 annually plus various fees at weekly meetings, less for ages 7-17, 1st visit is free.
Area Captain – Jan Hauser (616)826-3362
E-mail: JanSHauser@comcast.net
Coordinator - Penny Redner (616)453-7773, e-mail: pennyredner@comcast.net

Emotions Anonymous
Based on a 12-step AA program, helps those who have emotional problems and wish to participate in a mutual support group.
Fees: none
Meetings: Tuesday - 7pm - Northeast Community Church of the Nazarene (869 Fuller Ave. N.E.).  
Friday – 8pm New Community Church (2340 Dean Lake Rd. N.E.)
Phone: 651-647-9712
 
Cancer Information
American Cancer Society
Provides a variety of information to individuals with cancer, their caregivers, and families. Offers several programs.
Fees: none
West Michigan Area Service Center
129 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-364-6121
1-800-ACS-2345

SIDS & Other Infant Death Counseling
Kent County Health Department
This program provides bereavement counseling, education, and support to families of a child who has died. Home visits offer education, bereavement counseling, and advocacy for family members. No longer have support group. Children are considered to be 18 and under.
Fees: none
Chris Buczek (616) 632-7039

Pet Loss Support Group
Michigan State University Pet Loss Support
The hotline is staffed by veterinary student volunteers from 6:30pm to 9:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Fees: none
Hotline - (517) 432-2696
Support Group - Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the MSU Small Animal Clinic – SE corner of Bogue St/Wilson Rd.
Phone: 517-432-5967 
Email: lawren45@cvm.msu.edu.
 
Separation Support Group
Good News Community is a largely volunteer community of persons who, having experienced the trauma and hurt of broken relationships, are committed to helping others.
Fees: none
Good News Community
300 68th St SE, PO Box 165
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
616-831-2603
gnci@iserv.net
 
Spouse Loss Networking Group
Gilda's Club
Offers a networking group for those who have recently lost a spouse to cancer.
Fees: none
1806 Bridge St. NW   (616) 453-8300
6-7:30 Wednesday
http://www.gildasclubgr.org/calendar/

Are you a 501c3 non-profit mental health resource organization who could benefit our students? If you would like to be included on this page, contact CHWS@aquinas.edu to inquire further. In order to save you and our staff time and effort, please understand the criteria to be considered:

  • be a non-profit organization
  • provide evidence based resources
  • provide access to the people and credentials behind your resources through your website
  • acknowledge spiritual aspects of mental wellness