Sometimes you just need to know there's someone who understands. If this describes you, you might find one of these support groups helpful. All phone numbers are 417 area codes unless otherwise stated. To edit a listing, please call 417-269-4636.

Support Group Contact
Support Group Adoption Triad of the Ozarks Contact 840-8492
Support Group Al-Anon Family Group Contact 885-9114
Support Group Alpha-1 "Show Me" Alpha-1 Antitrypsin & COPD Contact 858-6495, Ruth Johns
Support Group ALS Support Lou Gehrig’s Disease Contact 886-5003 or 1-888-386-1200
Support Group Alzheimer's Caregiver Support; respite care for patients with dementia is provided during meetings. Please call ahead for arrangements. Contact 269-3616, Judee Steward
Support Group Alzheimer's Caregiver Support: Branson; Meet other caregivers, share stories and gain some useful tools. Meetings held in Branson. Contact 544-1026
Support Group Autism Support: Southwest Autism Network of Missouri (SWAN) Contact 655-2235
Support Group Bereavement Support Contact 883-7500 ext. 32, Renee' Jenkins
Support Group Breast Cancer Support Reach Together Contact 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Support Group Caregivers Support Contact 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Support Group Cranial Support Contact 885-3888, ext. 1118, Adene Smith
Support Group Cystic Fibrosis Family Support Group of the Ozarks Contact 883-5070, James & Liz Frater
Support Group Circle of Friends Bariatric Support Group Contact 459-1734, Tamara Ballings
Support Group Compassionate Friends: Families who have lost a child through death Contact 887-7089, Mary Ann Hale
Support Group Daughters Without Mothers: Meets 6 - 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Oxford HealthCare (lower level, rear entrance), 1550 E. Sunshine. For women ages 19 and older who have lost their mothers. Contact 883-7500, ext. 3235 Renee' Jenkins
Support Group Diabetes Support: Living with Diabetes. Meets 10-11 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month and 5-6 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Contact 269-3900, CoxHealth Diabetes Center
Support Group Diabetes Support: Branson; each month a new topic provides useful information to those with diabetes and their family members. Meets 1-2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Contact 348-8958
Support Group Down Syndrome Support Contact 885-9905
Support Group Fibromyalgia Support Contact 887-6857
Support Group Gamblers Anonymous Contact 894-7959, Karen
Support Group GriefShare Group Contact 883-7500 ext. 3235, Renee' Jenkins
Support Group Grief Support: Loss of loved one due to cancer Contact 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Support Group Grief Support: Branson; for anyone going through the many stages of grief. Meetings held in Branson. Contact 348-8580
Support Group Gynecological Cancers Support: New Hope Contact 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Support Group Heart Disease: Branson; Mended Hearts meets 6:30 - 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month Contact 348-8644
Support Group Heart Shockers; For individuals and families of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Contact 269-6876, Dr. Brenda Williams
Support Group Herpes Support: Ozarks Help Contact 875-6424
Support Group IC/Chronic Pelvic Pain Support Contact 581-8965, Robin
Support Group Image Reborn: Breast reconstruction support Contact 875-3246
Support Group Infant Loss Support Contact 573-364-5900 or 800-421-3511, Sara Tamburrino
Support Group Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation; Parents of diabetic children Contact 742-4245, Lesley Hayter
Support Group The Lie is Dead: Narcotics Anonymous Contact 866-7392
Support Group Lost & Found: A Place for Hope through Grieving Contact 865-9998, Nannette Foster
Support Group Loss of a loved one through death or alienation: Journeys. Meets 6 - 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Contact 368-2699, Gwen Evans
Support Group Lyme/Master Disease Support Contact 535-4102, Carol
Support Group Lymphedema Support Contact 269-7168, Odilia Egbers
Support Group Mental Illness Support Group: Branson; The NAMI Support Group is for those dealing with a mental illness. Advocates are welcome to attend. Meetings held in Branson. Contact 544-0900
Support Group Multiple Sclerosis Support Contact 882-8128
Support Group Myositis Support: The Southwest Missouri Myositis Support Group Contact hun.howell@gmail.com
Support Group Organ Transplant Support Contact 887-7981, Jim and Judy Mondy
Support Group Parkinson's Disease Support Group Contact 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Support Group Parkinson's Disease Support Group: Seniors Contact 269-3616, Judee Steward
Support Group Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Young Onset Contact 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Support Group Parkinson's Disease Support: Caregivers Contact 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Support Group Parents of Alcoholics Al-Anon Contact 885-9114
Support Group Patient And Caregivers Support Contact 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Support Group Pediatric Brain Tumor and Injury Connection: For caregivers, survivors (ages 3-15) and siblings. Contact 269-0923, RSVP required
Support Group Pulmonary Disease: Branson; Better Breathers Meets noon-1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month from September to May. Contact 348-8655
Support Group S-Anon: For women who are affected by the sexual behavior of another person. Contact 719-8118, springfieldsanon@yahoo.com
Support Group Scleroderma Support Contact 866-4297, Gerry Robertson
Support Group Southwest Missouri Military Support Group: For family members and friends of those serving in any branch. Contact 827.4498, Jan Healzer
Support Group Springfield Ostomy Family Support Group Contact 882-8261, Nancy Witt
Support Group Stroke Support: Branson; Different Strokes meets 1-2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month Contact 348-8644
Support Group Stroke Support: Springfield; Meets 1-2:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month Contact 269-2069
Support Group Surgical Weight Loss Support Group Contact 875-3593
Support Group Thyroid Support Group Contact 269-4450, Dr. JonBen Svoboda
Support Group TLC The Lactation Club for breastfeeding mothers Contact 269-LADY
Support Group The Lactation Connection: Branson Contact 335-7335
Support Group Warrior Wives: Military wife support Contact 443-1628, Julie
Support Group Widows Support Group Contact 883-7500, ext. 3235 Renee' Jenkins