Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care
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
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (formerly 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
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.
517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 301, 53705
Alzheimer's Association South Central Wisconsin Chapter
7818 Big Sky Dr., Ste. 109
608-203-8500; 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
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
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 Dr., Ste. 213, Monona, 53713
Arthritis Foundation, Upper Midwest Region
Supports research to prevent and find a cure for arthritis; seeks to improve quality of life for those affected.
5936 Seminole Centre Ct., Ste. 203, 53711
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin
Autism Society of America chapter working to improve services for families affected by autism spectrum disorders; referrals, education/outreach, advocacy. Monthly support group meetings for families; teen social group; recreational activities.
Mail: 2935 S. Fish Hatchery Rd., #101, 53711
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation Inc.
Provides programs for women living with breast cancer; focus on physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
2800 Royal Ave., Ste. 210, 53713
Combat Blindness Foundation
Provides patient care, education and contributions of equipment and supplies.
6314 Odana Rd., Ste. L, 53719
Community Health Charities, CHC of Wisconsin
Group of statewide, nonprofit health agencies that support patient services and education.
6400 Gisholt Dr., 53713
Compassion and Choices
Provides information and support to terminally ill patients and their families through the End-of-Life Consultation Program.
PO Box 7563, 53707
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., Ste. 100, 53714
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.
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.
Gynecologic Cancers: A View Beyond
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center support group for women who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or survivors of gynecologic cancers. Meets at 1 pm, second Tuesdays.
UW Hospital and Clinics, 600 Highland Ave., Rm. K6/552, 53792
Home Health United Community Grief Support
Grief support groups to anyone who has experienced a loss.
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.
Interdenominational group encourages widowed men and women to adjust mentally, socially and spiritually to life without their spouses, with gatherings at various times weekly for all age groups.
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.
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 Lily's Friends support group.
2526 Norwood Place, 53726
Lung Cancer Support Group
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center support group for anyone affected by lung cancer.
UW Hospital, 600 Highland Ave., 53792
Lupus Foundation of America, Madison Branch
Supports people with lupus and their families. Meets bi-monthly at Ashman Library and Meriter Hospital.
Lymphoma Informational and Education Group
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center group for lymphoma patients (in and out of treatment).
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
Man to Man
American Cancer Society support group for men with prostate cancer. Meets first Wednesdays, 8 am, Meriter Wellness Center, and third Wednesdays, 7 pm, ACS, 8317 Elderberry Rd.
8317 Elderberry Rd., 53717
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., Ste. 110, 53718
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.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Meets third Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, UW Health West Clinic. Free monthly newsletter.
451 Junction Rd., Rm. 1287, 53717
Jayne Schwartz, 608-244-2120
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wisconsin Chapter
Provides educational programs, lending library, information and referral, brochures, fundraising opportunities.
1120 James Dr., Ste. A, Hartland, 53029
Support group for women with breast cancer. Meets first Mondays or first Thursdays bimonthly, 7-9 pm; location alternates between Dean Medical Center, 1313 Fish Hatchery Rd., and Meriter Hospital.
Dean Medical Center, 608-250-1119
A 12-step program of recovery from compulsive eating where women and men share their experience, strength, and hope. No dues or fees.
PO Box 294, 53703
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. Meets third Sundays, 1 pm, Meriter Hospital, room A.
PO Box 620206, Middleton, 53562
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
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