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Community Support Groups

Below is a list of other resources that may help you find other support groups and services in southcentral Wisconsin.

This list is not comprehensive, and organizations and services listed below are not part of Dean.


Home Health United – Community Grief Support
Provides end-of-life care, support for loved ones, and free grief support options to anyone in the community who has experienced loss, regardless of whether your loved one was a HHU patient or not. Grief groups include: Drop In Group (no registration required), Family Series, Spouse / Partner Loss Group, When Mourning Dawns, Family Series, Memorial Services, Grief Through the Holidays.

thedailypage.com (The Isthmus) Guide
A listing of Madison-area health-related support groups in the community, maintained online by The Isthmus. Listings are updated weekly.

Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Description and information about suport resource offered by the state's Department of Health & Human Services. Includes information about support for Autism, senior care, child/youth health services, and nutrition/hunger relief.

United Way 2-1-1 Online Support Search
United Way 2-1-1 is a 24-hour, 365-day a year, free and confidential information and referral service for people in Dane County who are in need of help. You can search online or call 2-1-1 for information on alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse and neglect, crisis intervention, disability, domestic violence, elder care, employment and education, financial and legal issues, food, health care, mental health, parenting and child care, shelter, and much more.

Agrace HospiceCare, South Central Wisconsin
Provides end-of-life care and support to terminally ill patients and their families, counseling for caregivers, and grief support for those struggling with the death of a loved one.

AIDS Network
Support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families. Provides case management services.

Alzheimer & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
A listing of Alzheimer's caregiver support groups throughout southcentral Wisconsin.

American Cancer Society
Online discussion groups and ability to search for cancer-related support and events in your community.

Arthritis Foundation
Searchable database of local support chapters, and online message boards.

Badger Childhood Cancer Network
This group supports families of children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, focused on those who live and are treated in southcentral Wisconsin.

Bereaved Parents Support Group
For families who have lost children during pregnancy or their first year of life. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at St Mary's Hospital in Bay 4.

Epilepsy Foundation, South Central Wisconsin Chapter
Information about epilepsy support groups in southcentral Wisconsin.

Family Support Program (For families with severely disabled children)
Help with finding support services for families with severely disabled children. The program also links families with other families to strengthen natural support networks.

Gilda's Club of Madison
Gilda's Club works to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group
Available through the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, this free support group meets once a month and is open to patients, family members, and caregivers.

Madison Area Mothers of Multiples
Madison Area MOMs is a non-profit support group for families with multiples... twins, triplets, quads or more. As a MOMs member, you will have access to their calendar of events and support network.

NAMI Wisconsin
Grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness in Wisconsin.

National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD)
National non-profit organization with extensive rare disease information and lists of support organizations. Note: Most of the listings for support groups are national organizations rather than local. It may take some time and patience to work through their listings, but could be worth the effort.

OverEaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using a twelve steps process.

S.O.S (Survivors of Suicide) Support Groups in Wisconsin
Support network for survivors of suicide throughout Wisconsin.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Support Groups
Listing of local breast cancer survivor support groups in the Madison and southcentral Wisconsin area.

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