Support Groups

Boone County People First meets at 5 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Friends Room at Boone County Family Resources, 1209 East Walnut. For more information, call Mark Satterwhite at 573-874-1995.

Central Missouri Down Syndrome Family Network Social Hours will be held on Apr. 11, June 13, Sep. 19 and Nov. 14th at the MU Children’s Hospital Therapy Center, 525 Keene St., Suite 101., all at 6 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page, email centralmodsfamilynetwork@gmail.com or call Kathleen Basi at 573-449-8342.

VIBES meets at 1 – 2 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place, for more information, call DeAnna Noriega at 573-874-1646.

High School and College Youth Networks (Services for Independent Living) meets monthly. For more information, call Mark Ohrenberg at 874-1646.

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the 4th Thursday of each month at Columbia Public Library, 100 West Broadway. For more information, call Nancy Wood at 875-5803.

Foster/Adoptive Parents of Mid-Missouri (DFS) meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Blue Ridge Christian Church, 2400 Blue Ridge Road. For more information, call Karin Stuart at 882-9180.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at ParentLink, 4800 Santana Circle. For more information,  visit http://education.missouri.edu/orgs/parentlink/grandfamilies/support_groups/central.php

Meet and Greet Group (Services For Independent Living) Time and location varies. For more information, call Steve Dopp at 874-1646.

Moms of Children with Autism meets monthly to share information and resources. For more information, contact Lora Hinkel at lorahinkel@hotmail.com.

Missouri Apraxia Support Group meets to share information and resources. For meeting times/locations, contact Barbara Varner at 573-687-3526 or varnerb@missouri.edu.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Rusk Rehabilitation Center, 315 Business Loop 70 West. For more information, call Rusk Rehab at 817-2703.

Parent Network (Services For Independent Living) meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of the month and from 6 to 8 p.m. the 4th Thursday of the month at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place. For more information, call Mark Ohrenberg at 874-1646.

Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Center, 1121 Business Loop 70 East. For more information, call Gerri Neely at 573-815-3554.

PAVE (People Advocating for The Voice of Equity) meets regularly. For more information, call Services for Independent Living at 874-1646.

Services For Independent Living’s Brain Injury Support Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place. For more information, call Jill Lamberti at 874-1646.

Women’s Support Group (Services For Independent Living) meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place. For more information, call Jill McClintock at 874-1646.

Wii Excellerate provides a place for youth with and without disabilities to hang out, play games and have fun from 6 to 8 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place. For more information, call Mark Ohrenberg at 874-1646.

If you would like to update your group’s information or add a new support group to the list, please contact 573-874-1995.