WELS Support Groups 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 Sue @ 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 - The Special Needs Family Network (866-550-9357) 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.
Hearts in Heaven : Organization dealing with child loss including recurrent miscarriage and child loss. Go to www.heartsinheaven.org for more information.
Midnight Ministry: Administered by Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries and is focused on sharing the Bread of Life as well as meeting some of their most basic needs with newly released men & women from the Milwaukee, WI. County Jail or the County Correctional Facility-South. Midnight Ministry is currently supported only by personal gifts and donations of time and needed supplies. For more information please contact Staff Minister Mart Rosewicz at 414-232-6285. Or to donate, one time and monthly gifts can be given through the WLIM secure, on-line "Give a Giftt" service at www.wlim.net.
Grace Oasis (a Christian recovery ministry) and God & Grub (a support group for released inmates and their families) are also associated with Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries. Both are located at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church, which is located on the east side of Milwaukee, WI. Both programs offer a study of the Word as well as an evening meal, guideance, fellowship and clothing as needed. For more information contact WLIM at 414-259-4370.
People of Grace - An online informational site and support group for christians struggling with questions regarding same-sex-attraction issues. Those that personally struggle with SSA. Those family members and friends of those who struggle with SSA. Links to books, bible studies, and other support resources.
Conquerors Through Christ -