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Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Woodmar UMC hosts at least one AA meeting every day of the week at varying times. Please contact the Calumet Area Intergroup for specific days and times. 
The meetings take place in the basement of the church. You may park in the lot on the south side of the building. You’ll be able to see door D, where there is a stairway with a brown railing. Follow the stairs to the door.

A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope, Addiction Support

Brianna’s Hope is a faith-based addiction support group that is centered on helping recovering addicts through their hard times and moments of need.

The nonprofit was formed in honor of Brianna DiBattiste, a young woman who, despite living a seemingly normal life, developed a severe heroin addiction. One night in June 2014, she left home to meet a “friend” and never came home. Three months later, her body was found. Her mother had found a note that Brianna had written, in which she cried out to God for a better life for herself and her family. These words inspired the formation of this support group.

Brianna’s Hope meets on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 PM. A meal is provided at 6:00 PM. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact the church office and alternatives will be available. 

Caregivers Support Group

Caregiving is perhaps one of the most selfless and difficult occupations. Regardless of whether or not someone is receiving a paycheck for their caregiving, the amount of time they sacrifice to aid another in their life tasks can take a physical and emotional toll. If you are a caregiver and are looking for a community of people who understand your position and want to support you, join the Caregivers Support Group. 

The group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of every month at The Wheel Restaurant on Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond. There we share tips, laughter, and the joys and challenges of caregiving in an intimate, confidential group.

Congregational Care Corps

The Congregational Care Corps is the team behind all the fun church stuff – the community picnic, the visitor gift bags, chili cook-off, and more. They are an enthusiastic group of people who love to bring the church community together to just have fun.  

If you would like more information about any of the support groups, please email us.

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