Main Image

Support Groups

For additional information on groups or to express interest in leading or starting a group, please contact Aaron Scharenberg at the Counseling Center at 316.683.4083.

Anger Management & Domestic Violence

333 S. Greenwood, Wichita, KS 67211
Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm

This is an 8 week course that is court approved.

Contact CJ Unruh 316.264.8800

Cancer Support

Cancer Support Group

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

As a chapter of Victory in the Valley, Inc. this group offers emotional and spiritual support not only for cancer patients, but for their families and loved ones as well.  Our group helps to provide a safe and compassionate environment to discuss emotions and connect with people who truly understand your situation.

Contact 316.722.8020


Cancer & Serious Illness Support Group

Central Community Church,
6100 W Maple St, Wichita, KS 67205
Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Room 201

This is a Bible based support group for anyone experiencing life changing illness and for their caregivers. The video and meditations from Dr. Ken Curtis provide a combination of candid personal experience of what it means to battle cancer and other illnesses and spiritual resources through: Reflections on Psalm 23: “you don’t have to be afraid anymore;” Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer: “you don’t have to be alone anymore;” and Reflections on the Beatitudes; “you don’t have to feel angry anymore.”

Contact 316.943.1800

Chronic Illness

Wichita’s Asperger’s Support Group

Asbury Church Central Campus
2801 W 15th St N, Wichita, KS 67203
2nd Sunday of each month at 4:00pm, Room B106

Contact 316.942.1491


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Asbury Church Central Campus
2801 W 15th St N, Wichita, KS 67203
3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30am, Room D106

Contact 316.942.1491

Codependency/Relationships

Safe People

Central Christian Church
2900 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226
Tuesdays at 6:00pm, North Conference Room
NOTE: We will not be meeting for June and July.

What are boundaries? Why do I need them? How do I get others and myself to recognize and respect my boundaries?

Contact Steve 316.722.4596


Word of Life Church

3811 N. Meridian Ave, Wichita, KS 67204
Wednesdays at 7:00pm

This group assists those struggling with dysfunctional relationships and abuse to achieve healthy relationships and complete wholeness.

Contact 316.619.5589

Divorce Care

Ascension Lutheran Church

842 N. Tyler Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Church Phone: 316.722.4694
Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm, new session starts 9/8

This group is for those who have gone or are going through a divorce.

Contact Kay Garrels 316.250.8765


Central Christian Church

2900 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226
Wednesdays at 6:30pm, Room C-10
Next 13 week session begins Wednesday, January 14th

This is a 13-week group designed to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life in the midst of divorce. It is a great way to connect with others who share in your struggles and to get support during this difficult time of transition.

Contact 316.683.4083


Pathway Church

2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Sundays at 9:10 am  • Room B006 (lower level) • Group currently meeting but can join anytime.
January 12-May 4, 2014. Next session: January 18th-April 19th  Summer Session: June 7th-August 30th

This faith-based support group is designed to assist men and women with the resources and support they need to fully understand the impact divorce has on them and their families. There is a $40 registration fee – register online or at the first class attended. Walk-ins welcome.

Nursery and Sunday School classes available during this time for children ages birth – middle school.

Contact 316-722-8020


Central Community Church

6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209
Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Room 220

Divorce Care is a weekly support group for those who have gone or are going through a divorce.

Contact Cheri Clark 316.943.1800


St. Helena Divorce Ministry

Spiritual Life Center
7100 E. 45th St. N., Bel Aire, KS 67226
2nd & 4th Friday of each month at 7:00pm

These bi-monthly meetings seek to help all the faithful dealing with the repercussions of divorce. Through Scripture, reflection, and community sharing, participants will welcome His Healing Presence into their lives.

Contact 316.744.0167

Divorce Care for Kids

Ascension Lutheran Church

842 N. Tyler Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm

This group is for children ages 5 to 11 whose parents have gone or are going through a divorce.

Contact Randy Heidrich 316.722.4694


Central Community Church

6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209
Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Room 229/230

Divorce Care for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents.

Contact Cheri Clark 316.943.1800

Eating Disorders

Carpenter Place, Administrative Building

501 N. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67203
1st & 3rd Mondays of the month at 7 pm

This is an informal group that is led by a couple whose daughter has suffered from an eating disorder and is designed to provide a forum for others to be able to share their experiences and ask questions in a caring, supportive environment. Meetings are between peers and are not to be used as treatment advice or therapy. The informal meetings are meant for caregivers only.

Email or call either 316.680.8057 or 316.680.8058

Epilepsy

Allie’s Hope Support Group

Asbury Counseling Center
2801 W 15th St N, Jitters Coffee Shop
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm

This is a support group for parents with children who suffer from epilepsy. Childcare is provided.

Contact 316.942.1491

Families of Prisoners

Families of Hope

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

This support group for families of incarcerated individuals offers encouragement, education of community services and hope.

Contact 316.722.8020

Grief Share

Central Community Church

6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209
Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Room 106

Grief Share is a weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close.

Contact Cheri Clark 316.943.1800


Clearwater Church of Christ

13900 N. Diagonal Road, Clearwater, KS 67026
1st Monday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm, use West door

Contact 620.584.6301


Derby Woodlawn United Methodist Church

431 S. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby, KS 67037
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Contact 316.788.1507


Grace Baptist Church

1414 W. Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67213
Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm

Contact 316.264.6644


RiverWalk Church of Christ

225 N. Waco, Wichita, KS  67202
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30am, use SW entrance, meets in Fireside room

Contact 316.265.9653


Grief Share

Pathway Church
2001 N Maize Road, Wichita, KS
Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Next Session Jan 26th – April 20th, Room B012 (lower level)
Register online, walk-ins welcome. There is a $35 registration fee.

Contact 316.722.8020


Spiritual Life Center

7100 E. 45th St. N., Bel Aire, KS 67226
1st Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

This support ministry is open to all people grieving the death of a loved one.  Each monthly meeting will include adoration, prayer, scripture reading and reflection followed by discussion.

Contact 316.744.0167


Suicide Survivors

RiverWalk Church of Christ
225 N. Waco, Wichita, KS  67202
Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm, Use SW entrance door, meets in Fireside room, next session starts Oct. 3rd

This group is for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide.

Contact 316.265.9653


Child of Mine

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm

This group extends understanding and support for parents and loved ones- by parents and loved ones- who have experienced the loss of a child.  This group provides an opportunity to share feelings in a compassionate and safe environment.

Contact 316.722.8020


West Towne Baptist Church

2000 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Contact 316.722.8947


The Regent

2050 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67206
Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm, meets in 2nd Floor Activity Room

Contact 316.631.3900


StillHOPE

HopeNet
2501 E. Central, Ste. 2, Wichita, KS 67214
1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:45pm, beginning Sept. 4th ending April 2nd

Infant loss can be devastating. StillHOPE offers community support, mental health expertise and a fresh perspective. Led by a licensed professional therapist, various topics will be featured each month. Couples may attend one or all sessions.

Participation in StillHOPE is $25 per couple per session.

Contact 316.684.4673


W.A.Y. Widowed and Young
(Ages 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s)
RiverWalk Church of Christ- Fireside Room
225 N. Waco, Wichita, KS

Nursery available for infants through age 2. Ages 3 and up welcome to participate in church Bible classes or teen groups.


GriefShare - Central Christian Church
Thursdays 7-8:30pm, South Conference Room
Contact CCCC at 683-4083

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Overeaters Anonymous

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church

5701 E. Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS
Mondays at 10:00am

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Susan W. at 316.733.1998


University United Methodist Church

2220 N. Yale, Wichita, KS
Mondays at 5:30pm

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Deb S. at 316.734.6790


Mid-Continent Intergroup Office, Equity Bank Bldg.

7701 E. Kellogg Dr Suite 835, Wichita, KS
Mondays at 7:30pm

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Leta at 316.722.9617


Mid-Continent Intergroup Office, Equity Bank Bldg.

7701 E. Kellogg Dr Suite 835, Wichita, KS
Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Bruce at 316.630.0863


Mid-Continent Intergroup Office, Equity Bank Bldg.

7701 E. Kellogg Dr Suite 835, Wichita, KS
Saturdays at 9:30am

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Jane V at 316.558.1625 or Jill C at 316.371.2045


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

7404 Killarney, Wichita, KS
Saturdays at 1:30pm

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Lee Ann at 316.733.6341


YMCA West

6940 Newell, Wichita, KS
Thursdays at 10:00am

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Kim at 316.765.2116 or Allison at 316.371.6136


Westwood Presbyterian Church

8007 W. Maple St, Wichita, KS
Thursdays at 11:10am

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who have a common problem of compulsive eating, joining together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

Contact Kim at 316-765-2116 or Allison at 316-371-6136

Parenting Classes

333 S. Greenwood, Wichita, KS 67211

This is a 4 week rotating class which allows individuals to begin the class any of the four weeks.

Contact Connie Skibbe 316.264.8800


Word of Life North
Court Approved 316.838.9200 (ext. 2)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30
Cost: $15 per class

Substance Abuse

Celebrate Recovery

Asbury Church, Linwood Ministry Center
1248 S. Lulu, Wichita, KS
Thursdays at 12:00pm, Fellowship Hall

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step/8 principle program. It helps you to learn scripturally sound skills for dealing with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The purpose of CR is to offer the hope and recovery that Jesus Christ alone can bring. The cost of the books is $6.50 per each one of the four books, but you need only buy one at a time. This group is for those addicted, as well as family members.

Contact 316.263.6700


Celebrate Recovery

Benton Church
14300 SW. 20th, Benton, KS
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step/8 principle program. It helps you to learn scripturally sound skills for dealing with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The purpose of CR is to offer the hope and recovery that Jesus Christ alone can bring.

Contact Cindy Schwemmer 316.409.9075


Alcoholics Anonymous

Hope Community Church
1831 E. 21st St. N., Andover, KS 67002
Tuesdays 7:30pm, Room A-9

This is an open meeting for men & women

Contact Richard Thompson 316.619.2662


Celebrate Recovery

Derby Friends Church
1034 N Woodlawn, Derby, KS 67037
Fridays from 7:00 to 9:30pm

Contact 316.788.1751


Celebrate Recovery

Midway Baptist
5135 S. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67216
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step/8 principle program. It helps you to learn scripturally sound skills for dealing with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The purpose of CR is to offer the hope and recovery that Jesus Christ alone can bring.

Contact Tom Melton 316.524.4237


Celebrate Recovery

The First Baptist Church of Augusta
1501 State St, Augusta, KS 67010
Mondays at 7:00pm, Friendship Room

Contact 316.243.3493


Celebrate Recovery

Northside Church of Christ
4545 N. Meridian Ave, Wichita, KS 67204
Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Contact 316.838.5200


Celebrate Recovery

River Community Church
2130 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67208
Fridays at 7:00pm, Starting December 9th

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step/8 principle program. It helps you to learn scripturally sound skills for dealing with life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The purpose of CR is to offer the hope and recovery that Jesus Christ alone can bring.

Contact 316.652.9601


Substance Abuse Support

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Mondays at 5:30pm

This 12-step accountability group for men and women is designed for those who struggle with substance abuse. The goal of this group is to be an up-front and honest support group for people dealing with destructive behaviors.

Contact 316.722.8020


Word of Life Church

3811 N. Meridian Ave, Wichita, KS 67204
Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 5pm

This group uses the Christian Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 steps and the power of Christ to “set the captive free.” These groups do not in themselves meet court requirements. A full court approved 18 week drug and alcohol outpatient program is available at a cost of $45 per therapy session. A court approved evaluation is free if you complete the program.

Contact 316.619.5589


Living Free

Central Community Chruch
6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209
Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Room 106 Starting July 25th

This ministry will reach out to people facing life-controlling problems, hurts, and everyday challenges that can become overwhelming including dependency on alcohol, drugs, or people's approval. The group will meet for four weeks where attenders will learn more about life-controlling problems, the main types of issues, how they develop, and their impact on individuals and families.

Contact Cheri Clark 316.943.1800


Celebrate Recovery

New Spring
12200 E. 21st St, Wichita 67206
Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the East Building

CR meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., with a vibrant praise and worship time and a large (main) meeting event. After the main meeting, we transition into small groups which are called "Open Share Groups." These groups are divided by male/female, and also by different affinities, so that you can share with people that are going through similar circumstances. Then we all meet afterward again for coffee, chit chat & snacks.

Contact: 316.630.8500


Celebrate Recovery

West Ridge Community Church 316-361-6860
7315 W. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67212
Tuesdays at 6:30

SA Support Groups

Men’s Faithful & True

Central Christian Church
2900 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226
Mondays at 8:00pm, North Conference Room

This is a confidential group for men who are struggling, or have struggled, with sexual issues.

Contact Marv 316.648.5682


Women’s SAA

Thursdays at 6:00pm

This is a city-wide 12 step group that helps women who are struggling, or have struggled, with sexual issues.

Contact Kathy, 316.871.1145 or Email her.


Help for Hurting Wives

Church At The Cross
2901 W. Taft, Wichita, KS 67213
Every other Sunday at 6pm

When devastated by the unfaithfulness of a spouse, whether it be due to pornography, physical or emotional affair or homosexuality, it is helpful to have support of others who have gone through and are going through these difficult circumstances and hear how hope can be restored.

Contact Jennifer 316.308.0889


Faithful & True

Hope Community Church
1831 E. 21st St., Andover, KS 67002
Saturday s at 8pm

This is a confidential group for men who are struggling, or have struggled, with sexual issues.

Contact 316.858.9100


Faithful & True

River Community Church
2130 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67208
Wednesdays at 7:00pm

This is a confidential group for men who are struggling, or have struggled, with sexual issues.

Contact 316.652.9601


Word of Life Church

3811 N. Meridian Ave, Wichita, KS 67204
Saturdays at 5:00pm

This group addresses the issues of healthy sexuality, pornography, sexual addiction and homosexuality.  It provides information, assistance in recovery, and support for those struggling to achieve sexual wholeness

Contact 316.619.5589

Special Needs

Special Families

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
2nd Sunday of each month at 4:00pm

This is a group designed to help families of special needs children meet the distinctive challenges they face. Our group believes that family members often find their greatest support in the form of other families who are in similar situations. By sharing laughter and learning with one another, we promote education through social and respite opportunities in a safe and loving environment. This support group is open to all families (and friends) of special needs children regardless of their age or disability.

Contact 316-722-8020


Alzheimer’s Support

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
2nd Thursday of each month at 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room B004 and Respite Care available in Room B009/10 (both in lower level)

This group is designed to provide support and encouragement for caregivers.

Contact 316-722-8020

Stephen Ministry

Ascension Lutheran Church

This is a one-on-one care for the unemployed, relocated, bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, and others facing a crisis or challenge. Individuals meet with a Stephen Minister at an agreed upon time and location.

Contact John Friesen at 316.722.1008, for more information.

Weightloss

Weight Loss

Central Community Church
6100 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209
Sundays at 5:00pm, Room 106 Starts August 5th

The weekly teaching will help motivate you to get healthy without feeling deprived. Learn how to lose the weight in a permanent way and find the peace your body, mind, and soul desires. Registration is $24.

Contact Cheri Clark 316.943.1800


T.O.P.S. - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Pathway Church
2001 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Thursdays from 6:15 - 7:45 pm

Contact 316.722.8020