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United Way's First Call for Help - Dial 211

Give or get help by dialing 2-1-1. It's an easy to use phone number for information on health and human service needs. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 211 from a land line phone, or 1-800-543-7709 from a cell phone.

Support Groups

Support groups and community resources are listed here as a community service. They are listed in alphabetical order. Call ahead to learn if there are any fees to use the resources, and to ensure the support group is still meeting.

ADD/ADHD Resource

The Resource Center Program provides information ,support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Adult Day Services

AIDS Rural Action Network

Alcoholics Anonymous

ALS

Alzheimer's Disease Support Group

Family and friends of those experiencing difficulties with Alzheimer's Disease. Assistance with caring for your loved one is available during the meeting.

Arthritis/Fibromyalgia

Meeker county: Education and Support for those with Arthritis and their families

Arthritis / Fibromyalgia

Swift County: Call for individual appointments

Arthritis Support Group

Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00pm at Bethesda Wellness Center Conference room

Arthritis Support Group

Anyone who is experiencing difficulties with arthritis and is interested in learning more bout the disease.

ARC Kandiyohi Chapter

Advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Autism Resource

The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Bereavement Support Group

To help families and friends cope with the death of a loved one. This group is also held in locations outside of Willmar

Bone Builders- The Osteoporosis Exercise Program

The Augustana RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program relies upon weight training to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength and bone density.

Brain Injury Support Group

Education and support for individuals living with a brain injury and their families/friends. Talk with others who understand

Contact: Alisa Savelkoul
320.235.5310 or

Laura Albert
320.235.8786

Cancer Support Group

For patients and families dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Offers both support and education

Contact: Rev. Bev Crute
320.231.4211

Cancer Support group for Breast Cancer

Cardiac and Diabetes

Caregivers Support Group

For all caregivers who are seeking information and want to share both the joys and sorrows related to the caregiving experience

Caregivers Support Group

Offers support, education, and respite program

Community Teen Moms

Provides parent and family education for pregnant adolescents and their partners. Community Teen Moms help young parents to:

Contact: Angie Mateski, Lutheran Social Services
320.231.7075

Compassionate Friends Support Group

For parents who have lost a child

Contact: Paulette Wiley
320.366.3421

Dialysis Education

Down Syndrome Resource

The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Eating Disorders Support Group

Fibromyalgia / Arthritis

Meeker County: Education and Support for those with Arthritis and their families

Fibromyalgia / Arthritis

Swift County: Call for individual appointments


Grief Counseling

Contact: Brenda Wiese, Rice Hospice Grief Center
320.231.4714

Grief Support Group (See Bereavement Support Group)
6 week class

Contact: Judie Dunlop
320.231.4635

Health Insurance Counseling

Free and confidential service staff by trained volunteers to help you with a variety of questions about medical bills and health insurance coverage, whether or not it is related to Medicare.

Contact: Health Insurance Counseling Program (HICP)
320.231.4069

Health Learning Center

Anticoagulation Clinic, Free Blood Pressure Clinic, Immunization for all ages, and International Travel Vaccination

Contact: ACMC
320.231.5070

Home Non-Health & Respite Services

Contact: Linda Madsen -Touching Hearts @ Home
320.354.4663

Hospice Care

Compassionate care and comfort to people at the end of life, along with education and support to family members.

Contact: Rice Hospice
320.231.4450 or
1.800.336.7423

Lupus Support Group

Contact: Janelle Joneson
320.796.5119 or
320.212.9461

Meals on Wheels

Contact: West Central Industries
320.235.5310

Meals- New London Senior Dining

Mental Health

For individual counseling, please contact Rice Institute at 320.231.4399 to make an appointment

Mental Health

The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

MS Support Group

Education and support for anyone with MS, as well as their family members and friends

Contact: Lori Rice
320.693.4573

MS Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Contact: Rice Education Center
320.231.8920

Orthopedic Surgery -Outpatient Joint Replacement Class

Contact: Rice Physical Therapy
320.231.4239

Ostomy Support Group / Willmar Area Ostomy Society

Contact: Suzanne Keuseman
320.231.4599

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members.

Contact: Rice Education Center
320.231.8920

Parkinson's Support Group

Education and support for persons with Parkinson's and their family members

Contact: Lori Rice
320.693.4573

Parkinson's Support Group

Education and support for persons with Parkinson's and their family members

Contact: Bunne Frost-Johnston
320.214.5621

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

This program is often an individual program of support for women who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy, rather than an organized support group. It is facilitated by RN's in Women's and Children's Care at Rice who have received training in the area of pregnancy loss. When requested by the patient, a nurse visits with her individually by phone or at the hospital. The nurse can provide her with resources and counselor referrals for additional support

Contact: Lori Thorson, Colleen Crannic, or Monica Rohner
Women's and Children's Care
320.231.4420

Pregnancy Education for Teens (PETS)

Contact: Rice Education Center
320.231.8920

Prenatal Classes

An online class combined with three face-to-face classes sponsored by Rice Memorial Hospital and Kandiyohi County Public Health. See Rice Hospital Web Pages for dates, times and topics.

Resource Center Program

The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Respite Services

Home non-health and respite services.

Contact: Linda Madsen - Touching Hearts at Home
320.354.4663

Smoking Cessation

Stroke Support Group

Education and Support for anyone who has had a stroke and their families

Contact: Rev. Bev Crute
320.231.4211

Survivors of Suicide Support

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource

The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Contact: Alisa Savelkoul 320.235.5310 or
Laura Albert 320.235.8786

Widow / Widower Friendship Group

Contact: Joyce Bakker
320.329.8204

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