Category Archives: Support Groups

Veteran’s Crisis Line

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Toll Free: (800) 273-8255
Website: veteranscrisisline.net

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury resources

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6701 W 64th Street, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS 66202 (m)

Phone: (913) 754-8883
Fax: (913) 754-8890
Website: biaks.org

Mission: Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

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Survivors of Suicide/HEAL

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1500 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6000
Website: stormontvail.org

Mission:
“Working together to improve the health of our community”
Vision:
Stormont-Vail HealthCare will be a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality, and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.

NAMI Kansas, Inc.

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NAMI Kansas, Inc.
610 SW 10th St., Ste 203
Topeka, KS  66601 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-0755
Fax: (785) 2334808
Email: http://namikansas.org
Rick Cagan, Executive Director

Mission Statement: Dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the mental illnesses by providing leadership and working in partnership with local affiliates to ensure peer support, advocacy and education.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Connection Recovery Support Group
  • Family Support Group
  • Family to Family Education Classes
  • Basic education Classes
  • Veterans Support Groups
  • Hoarding Support Groups
  • As well as Social Setting Groups

Call for more information about Support Groups and Education Classes near you

 

 

Look Good – Feel Better

program designed to help female cancer patients learn how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of chemo and radiation, learning techniques to help restore their appearance and self-esteem through use of make-up, wigs, scarves, etc. 785-273-4422. Free.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support

800-779-2417
4th Thursday monthly, 5:30 pm at Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center, Call 316-266-4050 for info.
Young Adults Group, 2nd Tuesday monthly, 5:30pm. Call 316-266-4050 for location.
Pediatric Support, 4th Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm at TSCPL, call 316-266-4050 for questions.

Guest Room Program

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Phone: (785) 273-4422
Website: http://www.cancer.org/

 

Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through our lodging programs. Provides lodging to cancer patients who have traveled at least 50 miles from their homes to receive treatment.

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Grief Support

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Midland Care, Building A
200 SW Frazier
Topeka, KS

Phone: (785) 232-2044
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691
Website: http://www.midlandcareconnection.org/

Midland Care offers support for those who have experienced the loss of persons in their lives. These services include a Child/Teen Program (for ages 3-18), a variety of support groups, grief counseling for all ages, book discussion groups, children’s camps, and art therapy. Additional offerings include: quarterly potluck, family evenings, quarterly memorials, teen retreat and opportunities for expressive therapies.

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Gambling Helpline

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2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611-1908
Phone: (785) 224-3503
Toll Free:
 (800) 522-4700
Email: GRANDMAMARKHAM@aol.com
Website: www.ksproblemgambling.org

Vision: The vision of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.

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Gamblers Anonymous

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St. Francis Hospital
1700 SW 7th Street, Room 8 or 9
Topeka, KS
Phone: (785) 235-1606 – Cathy
Website: http://www.ksproblemgambling.org/

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

 

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support

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1701 SW Collins
Topeka, KS
Phone: (785) 233-1786
Email: topekacfs@care2.com
Website: http://embracethequestions.com/

 

 

Come join Randi Scott for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
meeting here at First Congregational Church.  The group meets on the
second Tuesday of each month in the Parlor.  Join this meeting to learn more.
All are welcome to attend from those affected by this disease including
family members and friends or caregivers.

Emotions Anonymous

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Grace Episcopal Cathedral
701 SW 8th Street
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 235-3457
FAX: (785) 235-1863
Website: http://emotionsanonymous.org/

Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

Disaster Distress Helpline

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Toll Free: (800) 985-5990
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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Compassionate Friends

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Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish
3601 W 17th Street
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 272-4895 – Susan
Website: http://www.tcftopeka.org/

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. (TCF) is a national mutual assistance, self-help organization that offers support and understanding to bereaved families through the work of local chapters such as ours here in Topeka. There is no religious affiliation and no individual membership dues or fees are charged. All bereaved family members are welcome.
support after the death of a child.

7:00 pm, 4th Monday every month, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish

 

Cardiac Support

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Phone: (888) 432-7899
Website: http://mendedhearts.org/

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

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Cancer Support

Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center
1414 SW 8th Street
Topeka, KS 66606

Phone: (785) 354-5300
Website: https://www.stormontvail.org/

Being a caregiver can take away time from your other duties of life, including work, family, and taking care of your own needs.  The added stress can affect your physical and mental well being, so it is important to continue to take good care of yourself.

The team at the Stormont Vail Cancer Center is dedicated to giving you the support that you need when you need it.

Mondays at 11:00 am

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Camp Hope

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Website: http://camphopeheartland.com

Campers must have/had cancer; age range is 5-17; have physician consent; and must be well enough to enjoy the camp experience.

Provided by the Camp Hope-Heartland Inc, 

 

Breast Cancer Support

St Francis Hospital
1700 SW 7th Street, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66606

Phone: (785) 295-8904 Liz Bessette

For those living with breast cancer in their lives.

1st Tuesday of every month at  7:00 pm

Bosom Buddies

Perkins Restaurant
1720 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS 66604

Phone: (785) 230-4143 or (785) 379-5374

Survivors helping survivors meets 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm

Al-Anon Family Groups

PO Box 67394
Topeka, KS 66667

Phone: (785) 215-1045
Email: http://ais-topeka@kansas-al-anon.org
Website: http://www.kansas-al-anon.org/

Shannon DiazAl-Anon Services Coordinator, 785-220-4381

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe  alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid  recovery.

Services: 

  • Group-led 12 Step support groups,consisting of family and friends of alcoholics who come together to share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve common problems
  • One-on-one does not offer any shelter support or referrals
  • Anonymity is protected in groups
  • Alateen available for young family members

Eligibility: Tradition three states: The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend

How to Apply:  Call the local phone number or visit website to find schedule of meetings

Fee: There are no dues for membership

Funding: Al-Anon is self-supporting its own voluntary contribution