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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 - (320)-235-5310 Extension 0 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 Support Group
Anyone who is experiencing difficulties with arthritis and is interested in learning more about the disease.

ARC Kandiyohi Chapter
Advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Autism Resource
The Resource Center Program - (320)-235-5310 Extension 0 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

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

Breast Cancer Peer Support Group
Join this group for women of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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

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: Lutheran Social Services
320.235.5411

Compassionate Friends Support Group
For parents who have lost a child

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dialysis Education

Down Syndrome Resource
The Resource Center Program - 320-235-5310 Extension 0 provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Eating Disorders Support Group

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

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.

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

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

Lupus Support Group

Meals on Wheels

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 - 320-235-5310 Extension 0 provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

MS Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Outpatient Joint Replacement Class

Ostomy Support Group / Willmar Area Ostomy Society

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.

Parenting Special Needs Support Group
Education, support and connections for parents and caregivers of children, teens, and young adults with a disability or life challenge. Rotating monthly topics. Talk with others who understand!

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

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
Call 320.231.4420 in OB at Rice Memorial Hospital.  Ask for a "Pregnancy Loss Trained Nurse."

Prenatal Classes
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 or call 231.8920.

Resource Center Program
The Resource Center Program - 320-235-5310 Extension 0 provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Smoking Cessation

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

Suicide Hotline

Suicide Support Group – 'Heartbeat'
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Spicer

Survivors of Suicide Support

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource
The Resource Center Program provides information, support, networking, scholarships, and a lending library for:

Widow / Widower Friendship Group

 

 

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