Free Check Ups for Women…
- A FREE statewide breast and cervical cancer screening program for women ages 35-64
- Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Members may choose from more than 25 area clinics for screenings
- Coordinated by the WI Well Woman Program office through Public Health – Madison & Dane County
- Applicants must enroll through the WWWP office in their county of residence (PDF)
Center for Grieving Children
This group provides peer support for grieving children of all ages and their patents. Topics include divorce, illness, emotional distress and other types of loss.
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (includes dinner)
Location: Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, 117 S. Locust St., Appleton
Contact: Call Loris Damerow to register, (920) 731-0555, ext. 244
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
This local support organization advocates for and educates about children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Watch for dates in The Alliance.
Location: The Morgan Building, 120 E. Harris St., Appleton.
Contact: Call (920) 735-1099 for more information.
Dual Diagnosis Group at Friendship Place
This group provides education, therapy, and support for persons with both mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah
Contact: Jon Phillip, (920) 729-2777
This self-help group is for people with emotional problems. The program is based on the 12 steps of AA with appropriate modifications.
Times: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 740 E. College Ave., Appleton
Contact: Florence Solzman, (920) 993-0916
Grief Support Drop-In Groups
This group is open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one
Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Location: Thompson Community Center, 820 College Ave., Appleton
Contact: Deb Kosmer, (920) 727-2013
These groups follow a modified version of the 12-step program to provide fellowship through shared experience for individuals recovering from eating disorders.
Dates/Times: 10 a.m. Fridays at St. Bernards Church, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton; and 8 a.m. Sundays at Appleton Medical Center, 1818 N. Meade St., Appleton.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
This group provides support for family, friends, classmates and colleagues of suicide victims.
Dates: Second Monday of each month
Times: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Founders Room, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton
Contact: Barb Bigalke, (920) 750-9091
They Help Each Other (THEO)
This support and discussion group is for grieving widows/widowers of any age and from any area. Dates: Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Parish Community Room, 308 State St., Appleton.
Contact: (920) 739-6890
Consumer Social Centers are located at the Clare Kiepke Community Outreach Center, 322 N. Appleton St., Appleton, and at Friendship Place, 220 N. Commercial St., Neenah.
The Teen Support Group is designed for teens, ages 13 to 18 (must still be in high school), who have a mental illness and are looking for a supportive environment where they will learn about symptoms, treatment and resources, as well as spend time socializing with peers.
Two mental health professionals facilitate this group, which meets weekly at Appleton’s Harmony Cafe. Registration by a parent or guardian is required for teens under 18. New participants are always welcome.
The support group also includes:
- Quarterly meetings for parents with the Teen Group facilitators to discuss specific concerns
- Visions for Tomorrow, NAMI’s 12-week education course, taught annually in the fall, designed for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with biological brain disorders
- Opportunities to increase knowledge about symptoms and treatments
- Learning skills that may increase one’s ability to cope with mental illness, both from the consumer and family perspective.
- An opportunity for social support to decrease feelings of “being alone”
- Information regarding community resources that are available post-high school
Wings of Change
Wings of Change Support Group offers hope and support for women who have experienced violence or abuse in their lives (domestic, sexual, physical) and who also have a mental illness
No registration is required and new participants are always welcome.
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The Fox Valley Grief Network (FVGN) is comprised of professionals and non-professionals who journey with the bereaved in the Fox Valley area. The group meets quarterly and includes people working in a variety of professions: social worker, counselor, clergy, lay minister, parish nurse, hospice volunteer, bereavement support coordinator, school guidance counselor, funeral directors, chaplain, etc. The group gathers for the purpose of:
• Networking with other professionals in the field to share resources and expertise
• Learning about area programs, support systems, resources, and events in the Fox Valley,
• Identifying and addressing areas of grief support that may be lacking
• Promoting the normalcy of grief, and
• Remaining current in methods that are most effective in journeying with the bereaved.
For more information about FVGN, to become a member, or receive regular mailings, please contact the current chair, Sandi Moore, at 920-735-5693.
Fox Valley Grief Support Groups and Services
General Grief Groups
Grief Support Drop-In Groups
Open to any adult grieving the death of a loved one. 1st Tuesday, Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Avenue, Appleton. Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Refreshments and handouts are provided. No fee. Contact Melissa Greff, Bereavement Coordinator with Affinity Visiting Nurses-Hospice Services, at 920-727-6565.
Support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, recent or past. Contact St. Bernard Parish for more information at 920-725-3896.
Located at Fox Valley Technical College, this program offers free individual counseling and workshops for persons in transition, including bereaved individuals. Contact Sandi Moore at 920-735-5693.
Theo (To Help Each Other)
Support for those who have experienced the loss of loved one. 1st and 3rd Mondays, non-denominational, no fee. St. Mary’s Church, 312 South State Street, Appleton. Contact Donna Nemecek at 920-739-2093 or the Parish office at 920-739-5119.
A Time To Mourn
A six week grief group offering support for adults who have lost an adult loved one. Co-led by professionals trained in grief support. No fee, advance registration is required. Contact Chaplain Cathie at Bethel Home in Oshkosh at 920-232-5274 to inquire about start dates times and to register.
Living With Loss—Six Week Group
Grief support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Group is offered through ThedaCare At Home Hospice. Meets at the Heritage, 2600 S. Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton. Please call for meeting dates. No fee, advance registration required. Contact Stefenie Post, Bereavement Coordinator, ThedaCare At Home Hospice, at 800-984-5554 toll-free or 920-730-3408.
Waupaca Living With Loss
Drop In Group
Monthly education and support offered by ThedaCare At Home Hospice for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 2nd Thursday, of the month 3:00-4:30 p.m. Maasch Center, 902 Riverside Drive, Waupaca. No fee, advance registration is appreciated. Contact Stefenie Post, Bereavement Coordinator, ThedaCare At Home Hospice, at 800-984-5554 toll free or 920-730-3408.
Men Journeying Through Grief
A unique support opportunity for men who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Gathering includes a home cooked meal followed by sharing of grief information and support resources. 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Affinity Visiting Nurses office, 816 W. Winneconne Avenue, Neenah. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated for meal planning purposes. Contact Melissa Greff, Bereavement Coordinator, Affinity Visiting Nurses-Hospice Services, at 920-727-6565.
Journey of Hope
Adult grief support group for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:45-10:45 a.m., St. Paul Villa Chapel, 316 E. 14th Street, Kaukauna. No fee. Contact Sue at 920-766-6180.
Provides a social environment for widows and widowers. Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of the month and weekly breakfast locations vary. Other activities included. No fees. Contact Milsom Zimmerman at 920-733-7817.
Social dinner group for widows and widowers, 1st Friday fish fry at Darboy Club, N9695 County Road N, Appleton. Also meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at various locations in the Fox Valley. Social at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is appreciated. Contact Donna Nemecek at 920-739-2093. Email: email@example.com or Emily at 920-766-2341 .
Remembering Through Sharing
Supports those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillborn, ectopic, or neonatal death. Special commemorative events, such as the Walk to Remember and Candlelight Memorial, are held during the year. For more information, contact Joan , RTS coordinator, at 920-729-2087.
For bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age. For more information about area group meetings, please visit: www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Ministry for bereavement of miscarriage, stillbirth, infant or child death, failed adoptions, and infertility. Support groups, mentoring, memorials, retreat, and resources. Contact Jeannie at 766-9380, 120 W. 8th Street, Kaukauna.
Pathway To Peace
An ecumenical memorial service for those who have experienced pregnancy loss or infant loss. Services are held three times each year through St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and twice each year at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. For dates and times, contact Mary Sullivan at 920-738-2487.
Center For Grieving Children
Programs for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Center offers peer support, education, and opportunities to commemorate. No fees.
• Family Night: Monthly evening program for families with children ages 3 to 18. Program consists of a meal, small and large group activities for various ages. Support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.
• Teen Group: ”Teens Only” grief support group for youth, ages 13 to 18. Group meets weekly for eight week sessions, three times a year. Contact Loris Damerow at 731-0555 ext. 244 .
A weekend program providing an atmosphere of love and acceptance for children to express themselves following the death of a loved one. Camps take place at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin in spring and fall. No fee. Contact Becky Loy at 715-341-0076. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A day camp for children grieving the death of a loved one. Camp Lloyd is a safe environment for campers to explore feelings of grief and gain support from one another. Camp takes place during one week each summer on the UWGB campus. Cost is $35 per camper; families with more than one child attending camp are eligible for a family discount. For more information please visit: www.uwgb.edu/camplloyd Contact Illene Noppe-Cupit at 920-465-2703.
Ongoing peer support groups for children and families grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups offer an open place to be with other children and teens and share experiences of grief and loss. No fee, advance registration is required. Group meets in Fond du Lac. Contact Sr. Joyann Repp at 920-924-4660.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
Support group for family members, friends, and coworkers of those who have died by suicide. Minimum age is 14, no fee, advance registration is not necessary. For more information, contact Doug Bisbee at email@example.com Groups are sponsored by Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, Inc.
• Appleton: 2nd Monday of the month, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2600 E. Philip Lane, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Oshkosh: 3rd Thursday of the month, United Way/Hooper Community Building, 36 Broad Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Ripon: 1st Thursday of the month, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 401 W. Fond Du Lac Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wichmann and Fargo Website
Wichmann and Fargo Funeral Homes proudly offers more than 50 grief articles, all of which can be easily downloaded. These helpful articles are part of the Griefwords Library provided by Dr. Alan Wolfelt and the Center for Loss and Life Transition. General topic areas include helping others with grief, helping yourself with grief, helping grieving childrenClick here to add a comment.
The Thompson Community Center820 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54914 920-225-1700 Provides Walk-In health Clinic, Wellness Blood Screening and Toes “R” Us, foot care
Badger Carewww.badgercareplus.org 1800-291-2002 Various programs for Wisconsin Residents
Fox Cities Community Health Center5337 Grande Market Drive Appleton, WI 54913 Call for an Appointment: 920-731-7445
Tri-County Community Dental ClinicAppleton 9 Tri-Park Way Appleton, WI 54914-1661 920-882-5500 Tri-County Community Dental Clinic is a predominantly all-volunteer dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care services in a caring and compassionate manner to those individuals in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties whose access to dental health care is limited due to inadequate income, or reduced access to Medicaid care.
Prescription HelpFree prescription discount card www.caremark.com/naco 1-877-321-2652 Click here to add a comment.
Active Living, Inc.1113 West Kennedy Avenue Kimberly, WI 920-733-3607
ADRC- Aging and Disability Resource CenterOutagamie County Branch Human Services Building 401 S. Elm Street, Entrance 3 Appleton, WI 54911 920-832-5178 866-739-2372, Toll Free Email: ADRC@outgamie.org www.yourADRCresource.org
Autism society of WisconsinProvides information and advocacy about autism and provides resource links 1477 Kennwood Drive Menasha, WI 920-558-46022 www.asw4autism.org
Disability RightsWisconsin (DRW)-SSI Manage care External Advocacy Project Works to ensure that adult supplemental security Income and disability insurance recipients who are enrolled in Managed Care Organization get the best medical care to which they entitled 2701 Larsen Road Suite 110 Green Bay, WI 886-290-9346 www.disablityrightswi.org
Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center70 Green Tree Road Clintonville (Waupaca County), WI 715-823-2194 Rehablitaiton.com
Mobility StoreRecycles mobility devices (wheelchair, crutches, walkers and canes. Cleans repairs and redistributes equipment) www.wrp.org 608-243-1785, Madison
St. Paul Elder Services, INC- Club Gabriel Adult day
Provides Medical educational recreational and therapeutic services and including bathing, foot and nail care, meals and beautician servicesSt. Paul Elder Services Inc 316 East 14th Street Kaukaukna, WI
Fox Valley Sibling Support Network
|FVSSN Mission: To create the opportunity for individuals who have brothers and sisters with special needs to understand, accept and thrive in their unique family situation and in the community.||Fox Valley Sibling Support Network 506 E Parkway Blvd Appleton, WI 54911
The Fox Valley Sibling Support Network was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to focus on the issues faced by individuals who have brothers and sisters with disabilities. The FVSSN currently offers a nationally certified, award winning* program called Sibshops, for the over 7000 siblings age 6 to 16 in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin Click here to add a comment.
African Heritage Inc.
The organization is a support
system for members and all
peoples of African descent and
strives to promote clear and
positive African images.
Education for All: Training &
CREATE is a statewide systemchange
initiative designed to close
the achievement gap between
diverse students and eliminate race
as a predictor of participation in
special education. The
organization works with local
systems to address ingrained
school practices that contribute to
perpetuating disparities in access
Contact: Mr. Ron Dunlap
2300 State Road 44, Oshkosh WI
54903 Phone: (920)236-0539
Diversity Coordinator-City of
Appleton Mayor’s Office
The Diversity Coordinator works
with members of our diverse
community through advisory
committees, outreach and
The Diversity Coordinator
facilitates the African American
Advisory Committee for the City
Contact: Kathy Flores
Phone: (920) 832-1564
Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center
The center is a gathering place where every
person and group is valued and included
128 North Oneida Street, Appleton, WI
Phone: (920) 882-4056
Fax: (920) 882-4060
Green Bay National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
Address: 425 Cherry Street, Green Bay, WI
Phone: (920) 437-9999
NAACP Wisconsin State Conference
Northeast Wisconsin African-American
The Northeast Wisconsin African-American
Association was established in 1991. Originally,
a group of African-Americans started meeting
together for breakfast once a month at the Bay
Family Restaurant in Green Bay. The purpose of
the meeting was to share information about
living in Green Bay.
The New North Regional Guide:
Resources for Multicultural Residents can be downloaded free online at: www.thenewnorth.com/diversity.
The Boy’s and Girl’s Club Of Fox Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission is to enable all
young people, especially those who need us
most, to reach their full potential as productive,
caring, responsible citizens.
Part-time workers and community
volunteers staff the club.
Membership is only $15 annually.
117 South Locust Street, Appleton, WI
54914, Phone: (920) 731-0555
UMOJA: A Black Heritage Experience
Created for families who have adopted or are
fostering African American children or
children from the African continent and the
diasporas. The weekend experience provides
an opportunity for children and families to
understand and celebration the rich and
diverse traditions of Black identities and
culture in the United States. It takes a familybased
approach by providing a fun,
nurturing, celebratory, positive and safe
environment for all. Umoja is committee to
helping families experience a sense of pride
about Blackness in America.
Contact: Julie Ryno
UMOJA magazine brings positive news to
your doorstep. UMOJA magazine is a
monthly journal of African American people
news and social justice news published in
Box 2063, Madison, WI 53701-2063
Phone: (608) 242-1476
Toward Community: Unity in Diversity
TC builds connections and community
among groups and individuals in the Fox
Valley through celebration, education and
advocacy for the broad spectrum of human
Contact: Scott Peeples
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Helpful Links:Maternal and Child Health Hotline 1800-722-2295 www.mch-hotlines.org Health Care Education and Training, Inc. www.hcet.org/resource Wisconsin Family Planning Clinics www.hcet.org WIC www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic
Lifeline or LinkupLifeline makes telephone service more affordable and Link Up pays for the installation call Public Service Commission 1-800-225-7729
Outagamie County Wic410 South Walnut Street Appleton, WI 54911 (920)832-5109
Department of Health and Human ServicesChildren, Youth and Family Division 3rd Level Human Services Building 401 South Elm Street Appleton, WI 54911 920-832-5161
Wisconsin Works W-2Economic Support Outagamie County Dept. of Health and Human Services 401 S. Elm Street Appleton, WI 54911-5985
Family Support ProgramOutagamie County email@example.com Christine Grimm-Kirk, CSW 920-749-5870, Ext. 4502 Click here to add a comment.
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