WELS Support Groups and recommended resources
that are known are listed below. This information may be used as a referral for people in need locally or as a springboard for development in your part of the country. If you would like to add your group please contact Wendy @ email@example.com
Wings of Hope
is a support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one through suicide. They share sorrow, caring from the heart and offer hope. Meetings are held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Theinsville, WI at 6:30 PM. For more information contact Pastor Kurt or Connie Ebert at 262.853.5068 or at their website.
Samaritan Partners is a caregiver support group holding its meetings at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, Wis. ATTENTION CAREGIVERS – Do you provide care for a loved one with personal care, physical care, home care, transportation, oversee medical issues or just go to visit? Do you use vacation time or have to take time off of work? When you think about it, many of us are, will be, or were a caregiver or will someday need one. Our caregiver support group is open to caregivers in all capacities; long term, short term, long distance, permanent live-in, POA’s etc. Privacy will be respected. For questions, comments, or to RSVPThis group gathers on every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the church library. Meetings will include a devotion, a presentation and/or a discussion topic and fellowship. For more information, please contact Carol at 414.543.7532 or Paula 262.782.0524. Hazardous road conditions during our Wisconsin winters will cancel the gathering.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Ministry (IDDM) Special Needs Family Network -
A service of WELS Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Ministry (IDDM), the Special Needs Family Network will connect you with WELS parents who have a child with a condition similar to yours and are willing to be your mentor. This support is usually provided over the phone or internet on a one-on-one basis. WELS Special Ministries (414-256-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org) will help you connect with the Network.
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