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
Adoption Triad of the Ozarks 840-8492
Al-Anon Family Group 885-9114
Alpha-1 "Show Me" Alpha-1 Antitrypsin & COPD 858-6495, Ruth Johns
ALS Support Lou Gehrig’s Disease 886-5003 or 1-888-386-1200
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support; respite care for patients with dementia is provided during meetings. Please call ahead for arrangements. 269-3616, Judee Steward
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support: Branson; Meet other caregivers, share stories and gain some useful tools. Meetings held in Branson. 544-1026
Autism Support: Southwest Autism Network of Missouri (SWAN) 655-2235
Bereavement Support 883-7500 ext. 32, Renee' Jenkins
Breast Cancer Support Reach Together 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Caregivers Support 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Cranial Support 885-3888, ext. 1118, Adene Smith
Cystic Fibrosis Family Support Group of the Ozarks 883-5070, James & Liz Frater
Circle of Friends Bariatric Support Group 459-1734, Tamara Ballings
Compassionate Friends: Families who have lost a child through death 887-7089, Mary Ann Hale
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. 883-7500, ext. 3235 Renee' Jenkins
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. 269-3900, CoxHealth Diabetes Center
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. 348-8958
Down Syndrome Support 885-9905
Fibromyalgia Support 887-6857
Gamblers Anonymous 894-7959, Karen
GriefShare Group 883-7500 ext. 3235, Renee' Jenkins
Grief Support: Loss of loved one due to cancer 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Grief Support: Branson; for anyone going through the many stages of grief. Meetings held in Branson. 348-8580
Gynecological Cancers Support: New Hope 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Heart Disease: Branson; Mended Hearts meets 6:30 - 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month 348-8644
Heart Shockers; For individuals and families of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. 269-6876, Dr. Brenda Williams
Herpes Support: Ozarks Help 875-6424
IC/Chronic Pelvic Pain Support 581-8965, Robin
Image Reborn: Breast reconstruction support 875-3246
Infant Loss Support 573-364-5900 or 800-421-3511, Sara Tamburrino
Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation; Parents of diabetic children 742-4245, Lesley Hayter
The Lie is Dead: Narcotics Anonymous 866-7392
Lost & Found: A Place for Hope through Grieving 865-9998, Nannette Foster
Loss of a loved one through death or alienation: Journeys. Meets 6 - 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. 368-2699, Gwen Evans
Lyme/Master Disease Support 535-4102, Carol
Lymphedema Support 269-7168, Odilia Egbers
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. 544-0900
Multiple Sclerosis Support 882-8128
Myositis Support: The Southwest Missouri Myositis Support Group
Organ Transplant Support 887-7981, Jim and Judy Mondy
Parkinson's Disease Support Group 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Parkinson's Disease Support Group: Seniors 269-3616, Judee Steward
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Young Onset 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Parkinson's Disease Support: Caregivers 269-3617, Janice Briggs
Parents of Alcoholics Al-Anon 885-9114
Patient And Caregivers Support 269-5257, Hulston Cancer Center
Pediatric Brain Tumor and Injury Connection: For caregivers, survivors (ages 3-15) and siblings. 269-0923, RSVP required
Pulmonary Disease: Branson; Better Breathers Meets noon-1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month from September to May. 348-8655
S-Anon: For women who are affected by the sexual behavior of another person. 719-8118,
Scleroderma Support 866-4297, Gerry Robertson
Southwest Missouri Military Support Group: For family members and friends of those serving in any branch. 827.4498, Jan Healzer
Springfield Ostomy Family Support Group 882-8261, Nancy Witt
Stroke Support: Branson; Different Strokes meets 1-2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month 348-8644
Stroke Support: Springfield; Moving Forward 269-4636
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group 875-3593
Thyroid Support Group 269-4450, Dr. JonBen Svoboda
TLC The Lactation Club for breastfeeding mothers 269-LADY
The Lactation Connection: Branson 335-7335
Warrior Wives: Military wife support 443-1628, Julie
Widows Support Group 883-7500, ext. 3235 Renee' Jenkins