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Agrace HospiceCare (formerly HospiceCare Inc.)
Provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients dealing with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Agrace HospiceCare Center and the Ellen & Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence provide onsite care.
5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., 53711
608-276-4660
www.agracehospicecare.com

AIDS Network
Information, education and outreach regarding the prevention of HIV and AIDS. Life Care Services department provides case management for persons living with HIV and AIDS.
600 Williamson St., Ste. H, 53703
608-252-6540
www.aidsnetwork.org
info@madisonaidsnetwork.org

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Professionals and volunteers provide support to caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Information, referrals, support groups, educational programs, advocacy and lending library. Local group (disaffiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association in 2009).
517 N. Segoe Rd., Suite 301, 53705
608-232-3400; 888-308-6251
www.alzwisc.org
support@alzwisc.org

Alzheimer's Association of South Central Wisconsin
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601
800-272-3900
alz.org/_scwisc
info@alz.org

American Cancer Society Dane County Unit
Prevention and detection of cancer; support groups and services for cancer victims, public and professional education programs.
8317 Elderberry Rd., 53717
608-883-4555
www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association
Provides literature, videotape loans, community resource guide, education and support groups, and summer camp for 8- to 15-year-olds. Speakers available.
6400 Gisholt Drive, Suite 213, Monona, 53713
608-222-7785; 800-342-2383
www.diabetes.org

Arthritis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter
Supports research to prevent and find cure for arthritis; seeks to improve quality of life for those affected.
2009 W Beltline Hwy, 53719
608-221-9800; 800-333-1380
www.arthritis.org
info.wi@arthritis.org

Autism Society of Greater Madison
Works to improve local services for people with autism, PDD, and Asperger syndrome. Monthly support group meetings for families; teen social group.
Mail: 2935 S. Fish Hatchery Rd. #101, 53711
608-213-8519
www.autismmadison.org
autismmadison@gmail.com

Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation, Inc.
Provides programs for women living with breast cancer; focus on physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
2800 Royal Ave., Suite 210, 53713
608-661-4178; 888-821-1140
www.bcrf.org
info@bcrecovery.org

Center for Patient Partnerships
Serves those who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious or chronic diseases, helping them make informed decisions about their treatment, as well as billing; teaches students from law and medicine about patient-centered care.
975 Bascom Mall, Suite 4311, 53706
608-890-0321
patientpartnerships.org
advocacy@patientpartnerships.org

Combat Blindness Foundation
Provides patient care, education, and contributions of equipment and supplies.
6314 Odana Rd., Ste. L, 53719
608-238-7777
www.combatblindness.org
info@combatblindness.org

Community Health Charities, CHC of Wisconsin
Group of statewide, nonprofit health agencies that support patient services and education.
6400 Gisholt Dr., 53713
608-294-1083
wisconsin.healthcharities.org

Compassion and Choices
Provides information and support to terminally ill patients and their families through the End-of-Life Consultation Program.
P.O. Box 7563, 53707
800-247-7421
compassionandchoiceswisc.org

Epilepsy Foundation Southern Wisconsin
Information, including professional in-services, and assistance to people with epilepsy and their families. Support group for parents who have children with any type of disability (childcare provided); Latino parent group; programs for siblings. Summer camp for kids ages 6-18. Emergency medication program.
1302 Mendota St., Suite 100, 53714
608-442-5555; 800-693-2287
epilepsywisconsin.org

Gamblers Anonymous
Support group for compulsive gamblers; meets at 11 am Sundays, 7 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 am Saturdays, Wil-Mar Center; and 7 pm Mondays and Wednesdays, Fitchburg Serenity Club.
608-283-5800
www.gamblersanonymous.org

Grief Support Groups
A variety of grief groups at locations throughout Dane and Rock counties sponsored through HospiceCare. Special groups include mother loss, men's, LGBTI, pet loss, Spanish language.
608-276-4660
www.hospicecareinc.com
griefsupport@hospicecareinc.com

Gynecologic Cancers: A View Beyond
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center support group for women who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or are survivors of gynecologic cancers. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 1-2:30pm.
UW Hospital and Clinics, Room K6/552, 600 Highland Ave., 53792
Libby Caes, 608-263-3592
www.uwhealth.org/classes-support-groups/gynecologic-cancers-a-view-beyond/6417

Home Health United – Community Grief Support
Grief support groups to anyone who has experienced a loss.
800-924-2273
HomeHealthUnited.org
info@hhuvns.org

Home Health United – Hospice & Palliative Care
Comfort and care to patients and families dealing with a limited life expectancy, and chronic or quality of life-limiting conditions.
800-924-2273
HomeHealthUnited.org
info@hhuvns.org

Kayra
Interdenominational group encourages widowed men and women to adjust mentally, socially and spiritually to life without their spouses, with meetings at various times weekly for all age groups.
kayragroup.org
kayra@kayragroup.org

Kids Can Cope
Educational groups set up in schools for children who have a serious illness, or family members facing death, though Dean/St. Mary's.
608-258-6336
www.deancare.com

Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research
Grassroots all-volunteer group whose mission is to bring epilepsy into the spotlight, and to support local cutting-edge research at the UW-Madison through Lily's Lemonade Stands, Lily's Luau, Purple Day and our Lily's Friends support group.
2526 Norwood Place, Madison 53726
608-446-6052
www.lilysfund.org

Lung Cancer Support Group
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center support group for anyone affected by lung cancer.
UW Hospital, Room K4/618, 600 Highland Ave., 53792
Libby Caes, 608-263-3592
apps.uwhealth.org/cse/detail.jsp?cse=337

Lupus Foundation of America, Madison Branch
Supports people with lupus and their families. Meets bi-monthly at Ashman Library and Meriter Hospital.
Nancy, 608-332-5928
www.lupuswi.org

Lymphoma Informational and Education Group
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center group for lymphoma patients (in and out of treatment).
5249 E Terrace Dr., 53718
608-263-8633
www.uwhealth.org

Madison Area Brain Tumor Support Group
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center group for any individual with a brain tumor and their family or support persons.
UW Hospital and Clinics, 600 Highland Ave., 53792
Lori Hayes, 608-265-1192
www.uwhealth.org

Man to Man
American Cancer Society support group for men with prostate cancer. First Wednesdays, 8 am, Meriter Wellness Center and Third Wednesdays, 7 pm, ACS, 8317 Elderberry Rd.
8317 Elderberry Rd., 53717
608-833-4555
www.cancer.org

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Dedicated to preventing birth defects and reducing infant mortality. Sponsors Healthy Baby Month, educational programming and fund-raising events.
5315 Wall St., Suite 110, 53718
608-243-7764
www.marchofdimes.com

Mild Brain Injury Support Group
Support, education and social activities for the brain-injured and their families. Meets third Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Meriter Hospital; spouse/significant other group meets second Mondays at 6:30 pm.
Deb, 608-845-6356
www.biaw.org
dpenburg@chorus.net

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wisconsin Chapter
Provides educational programs, lending library, information and referral, brochures, fundraising opportunities.
1120 James Dr., Suite A, Hartland, 53029
800-242-3358
www.wisms.org
info@wisms.org

Ninth Woman
Support group for women with breast cancer. Meets first Mondays or first Thursdays bi-monthly, 7-9 pm, location alternates between Dean Medical Center, 1313 Fish Hatchery Rd. and Meriter Hospital.
Dean Medical Center 608-250-1119
www.deancare.com

Overeaters Anonymous
Fellowship of women and men who meet to share their experience and strength to solve their common problem of overeating. No dues or fees.
P.O. Box 294, 53703
608-663-8823; 866-465-8376
www.oamadison.org
madison@region5oa.org

Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide
For anyone over age 18 who is the survivor of someone who has died by violence. Monthly meeting at 1 pm the third Sunday of every month at Meriter Hospital in room A, across from the cafeteria.
7878 Big Sky Dr., #H3, 53719
866-876-0032
www.pomc.com/chapters/central_wi.htm
wipomc@gmail.com

Parkinson Support Group
Meets 6 pm, third Thursdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave. and 7 pm, last Mondays at Seqouya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
Jessica, 608-229-7628; Hillary, 608-298-7520
www.wiparkinson.org

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Peer-to-peer support for grief due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss. Meets fourth Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Ashman Library.
Cynthia, 608-497-0305
www.nationalshare.org
cynthia111@charter.net

Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association Inc.
Support groups and programs for adults and teens. Call Barb Gutweiler at 608-271-7757.
747 Lois Dr., Sun Prairie, 53590
608-834-1001
www.wicfs-me.org
wicfsme@yahoo.com

Wisconsin Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Meetings third Tuesday of each month at the UW Health West Clinic, 3:30-5:30 pm. A free monthly newsletter is available.
451 Junction Rd., Room 1287, 53717
Jayne Schwartz, 608-244-2120
apps.uwhealth.org/cse/detail.jsp?cse=608
schwartzdon@sbcglobal.net
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