Wayne County, Michigan Self Help Groups
This directory was updated in March, 2007


ACOA/ACA Intergroup: Self help groups for adult children of alcoholics or dysfunctional families. for meeting times and locations, visit the Alanon Metro Detroit website at www.detroitafg.addr.com/alanonoffice.htm.
ADHD Support Group: For individuals with ADHD and family members of those with ADHD.  All meetings led by professional therapist.  Free. For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/
AIDS Partnership- Michigan: Self-help groups for people who have HIV+/AIDS, families, friends and the bereaved. Call 313-446-9800/days for client services. For more information about AIDS Partnership, visit www.aidspartnership.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: For meeting days, times & locations in Wayne County, click here
Alcoholics for Christ: 12-Step groups with a Christian emphasis, for persons who have substance abuse problems & for their families. For meeting locations and times, visit www.alcoholicsforchrist.com.
Alliance for the Mentally Ill : For meeting schedules or more information, visit mi.nami.org.
Alzheimer’s Family Support Groups: Call the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association office (20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield at 248-351-0280 or 800-337-3827 or visit www.alzgmc.org for more information.
Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Addressing Anxiety and Depression with like-minded peers and led by professional therapist.  For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/
Anxiety Disorder Support Groups: For meeting schedules and locations in Michigan, visit www.anxietypanic.com/michigan.htm.
Attention Deficit Disorder of Children & Adults (CHADD): Self help group for parents & professionals that deal with children with ADD. Visit www.chaddmi.com for meeting days & times.
Autism Society of Oakland County: Contact 248-393-3131 or visit www.asaoakland.org for state resources.

Bereavement Support Group: 11am - 12:30pm, Mondays and 6pm - 7:30pm every third Thursday of the month at the Brown Family Center, 678 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville, MI. Contact Mary Martinez, Grief Management Coordinator at 734-697-5090.
Bereavement Support Groups: Self-help groups for people going through the bereavement/grieving process. Hospices typically have groups; visit the Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization at www.mihospice.org/find.vml to find a hospice near you.
Bereavement (Compassionate Friends- Livonia): Support group for families who have lost a child. Visit www.tcflivonia.org/ for up-to-date information about chapter events and meetings. For more information about Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.
Beyond Affairs Network (BAN):  Support group for dealing with a partner's affair.  BAN is a non-profit, volunteer, grass-roots organization which provides men and women who are dealing with a partner's affair to come together for strength, insight and mutual support.  Presently, there are support groups in the Detroit area and Grand Rapids.  Visit BAN's website at www.dearpeggy.com or contact BANdetroit@yahoo.com for information on the Detroit area meetings.
Bipolar Support Group:  Addressing Bipolar disorders with individuals that have been diagnosed, loved ones who encounter it, or those that may think they meet the criteria for Bipolar.  Gain support from peers. Led by professional therapist. For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/

Cancer Support Groups: Call American Cancer Society, 248-557-5353 or visit www.cancer.org for support group meeting times and locations.
Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia:
Visit the Michigan website at www.cfs-fms-michigan.net
Chronic Pain Association- Metro Detroit Chapter:
Self -help for people with chronic pain to cope with their situation (pain that lasts six months or longer). Contact the American Chronic Pain Association at (800) 533-3231 for the time/location of Detroit area meetings. Visit www.theacpa.org for more information about the association.
Co-Dependency Support Groups: Learn about codependency, tools for dealing with issues related to it and all the ways that it could be negatively affecting your life, relationships and children.  Adult groups and also groups for teens/young adult issues related to codependency.  Wayne, Oakland & Washtenaw Counties.  734-420-8175 or email us at northvilleclasses@yahoo.com 

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Support: National Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH). For more information visit www.mi-shhh.org
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance:
Peer-led support groups. Visit www.dbsa-metrodetroit.org for meeting times and locations in Wayne County.
Disabilities Support Group: 'Common Thread', a support group for all people with disabilities plus a separate support group for caregivers. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:30pm at the Disability Network office, 16645 Fifteen Mile Road, Clinton Township. Phone (586) 268-4160 for more information.
Divorce Support Groups: Self-help meetings for separated, or divorced persons in Michigan. Visit www.divorcesource.com/groups/michigan.shtml

Fathers & Children, National Congress of: Self-help group for the rights of children of divorce to have equal access/parenting from both parents. Call the national office at (800) SEE-DADS or visit www.ncfc.org/ for a meeting time/location near you.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, or dieting? Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food. Visit www.foodaddicts.org/ for a meeting time/location near you.

Gambling Help Support Group: Compulsive gambling addiction support for those who have a problem with gambling and for those who know a friend or family member who may have a compulsive gambling addiction problem. To access this online chat room, go to Yahoo groups at groups.yahoo.com and type in: gamblenomore2007.

Gays, Lesbians, Parents, Families and Friends of (PFLAG- Southgate):
Groups for parents of Gay & Lesbian loved ones; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, straight or gay spouses also welcome. Call (734) 783-2950 or visit www.pflag.org for information about group locations and times.
Grief Support Group Specific to Adults That Have Lost a Loved One to the Prison System.  Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Kirk of Our Savior Presbyterian Church, 36660 Cherry Hill Rd., Westland. For more information, contact 734-646-2237, bonnie@hope4healinghearts.com or visit www.hope4healinghearts.com.
Grief Support Groups: Self-help groups for people going through the bereavement/grieving process. Hospices typically have groups; visit the Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization at www.mihospice.org/find.vml to find a hospice near you.
Grief Support Group- "Compassionate Friends": The mission of Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. For meeting times/locations for Wahne County, call toll-free 877-969-0010; for more information about Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Herpes Support Groups- Detroit Metro:  Self-help group for persons 18 years and older with herpes.  Contact (586) 447-2699, email info@metrodetroithelp.org or visit www.metrodetroithelp.org for more information. For information about the National Herpes Resource Center, visit www.ashastd.org/hrc/index.html

HIV/AIDS Partnership: Call AIDS Partnership, 800-515-3434 or visit www.aidspartnership.org for more up-to-date meeting times and locations.

Infertility Support Group (Resolve of Michigan): Peer-led groups providing people with opportunities to meet others who are experiencing infertility, form friendships, build a support system, and gather information and knowledge. These are non-professional led, informal disucssion groups. For information about a meeting near you, visit www.resolveofmichigan.homestead.com.
Interracial Families Society: Self-help group for interracial and intercultural families with social & educational goals. For information on monthly meetings, visit www.webcom.com/~intvoice/advocacy.html for information about support groups nationwide.

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan: Education & information group for parents & professionals & support groups for parents. For more information, contact 888-597-7809 or visit www.ldaofmichigan.org/ 
Life Stressors Support Group:  Addressing Life challenges and stress with like-minded peers and led by professional therapist.  For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Wayne County Chapter,19650 Harper Avenue, Suite 2B, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313) 881-8181. Visit www.madd.org/mi/wayne for more information.

National Association for the Physically Handicapped (NAPH):  A support group for people with physical disabilities focusing on improving the social, economic & physical welfare of all the physically handicapped. For more information, visit www.naph.net

Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting days, times & locations in Wayne County, click here

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Michigan: Visit www.ocfoundation.org for information about statewide and nationwide programs.

Parenting Support Group: Addressing the challenges of parenting with like minded peers and led by professional therapist. For more information, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Support-Collaborative/

Parents of Murdered Children Support Groups: Visit www.pomc.com/metrodetroit/index.html for meeting locations and times.

Recovery, International (formerly, Recovery, Inc.).: This self-help program offers its members a free method to regain and maintain their mental health. Our members include people diagnosed with mood disorders including depression, dysthymia and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorders; psychotic disorders including schizophrenia; anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders; and personality disorders. The program is designed to work in conjunction with professional mental health services. Recovery, International is operated entirely by non-professionals. Visit www.lowselfhelpsystems.org for meeting times and locations.

Secular Organization for Sobriety:
Self help group for people who have a drinking or drug problem; not a spiritual group. Visit www.cfiwest.org/sos/asp/find.asp for up-to-date meeting locations and times for Michigan.
Smart Recovery : An alternative to AA & NA meetings. Visit  www.smartrecovery.org for general information and for how to find meetings in the Detroit Metro Area.
Smoking Cessation: State of Michigan Tobacco Quitline- Free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health for tobacco users who enroll in free cessation services through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. The tobacco quitline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-784-8669. The quit program also provides personal coaches to help develop individualized quit plans. The coaches provide ongoing support with up to five telephone sessions around the caller's quit date. Spanish-speaking coaches are available. The program is available to all callers 18 and older, regardless of income or insurance status. Website: www.michigan.gov/tobacco
Smokefree.gov: A website created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute offers an online step-by-step cessation guide, local and state telephone quitlines, NCI's national telephone quitline, NCI's instant messaging service and publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered. Visit: smokefree.gov
Stepfamily Support Groups : Visit www.saafamilies.org for support and information.
Stop Smoking (Freshstart): American Cancer Society. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for information on services or visit www.cancer.org for more infomation.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance: Tomorrow's Child/Michigan Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the lives of newborns and healing families, one day at a time. and is a resource for grief support, risk reduction, and community education, leading the effort to provide information and assistance to families and the medical community. Call 800-331-7437 or visit www.tomorrowschildmi.org for more information.
Survivors of Suicide: For support group meetings in Michigan, visit www.survivorsofsuicide.com

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Helps overweight persons attain and maintain their goal weights. Promotes a sensible approach to weight control. Discussion & programs to provide support & motivation. Call Diane, 313-584-1408 or visit www.tops.org for meeting locations & times.
Tourette Syndrome Association:  Self-help group for families with tourette syndrome and associated disabilities such as attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.  Contact the Michigan Chapter at (248) 641-8725 for more information about local resources. Visit www.tsa-usa.org/ for information about the national organization.

Widow(ers) Support Group: Hospices typically have support groups for widows(ers); visit the Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization at www.mihospice.org/find.vml to find a hospice near you.

Workaholics Anonymous:
The website of W.A., www.workaholics-anonymous.org, includes information on program literature, W.A. meetings, the W.A. Book of Recovery, conferences and newsletters, and how to contact the organization.

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