Support Groups / Organizations

Above MS – by Biogen: Offers personalized services and extra support to those living with MS. Program offers one-on-one telephone support, education, and lifestyle information to help those with MS navigate the various aspects of their life. 8:30am – 8 pm ET, M-F
5000 Davis Drive
PO Box 13919
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3919

Bereavement Support Group: Meets every Thursday at St. John the Baptist Lutheran Church.
313 E. Montello St.
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 297-2866

Caregivers Support Group: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from noon – 2pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
277 E Montello St
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 297-3102

Domestic and Sexual Assault Support: Offered through the Hope House: an organization aimed at preventing abuse and provide support to both male and female victims of domestic and sexual violence. Provides a 27-hour help-line, advocacy, counseling, legal services, children’s programs, shelter, and community education. They are currently serving: Sauk, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, and Adams Counties.
720 Ash St, PO Box 557
Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 356-7500 or (608) 356-9123
24-hour help line: (800) 584-6790

Marquette County Memory Café: Social gatherings where individuals with memory challenges, mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of early-stage dementia can come together to visit, enjoy refreshments, and participate in interactive and fun programs or activities. Sessions are monthly, with no charge, but donations are appreciated. Family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well.  For a complete listing of local Memory Cafes, contact the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (Portage and Wautoma).  Held the first Wednesday of every month from 10am – noon at the Westfield Village Hall
129 East Third Street
Westfield, WI 53964

Additional Resources

A Time to Mourn
Bethel Home Inc
225 N Eagle St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 235-3454

Addiction in the Family: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm at the Pauquette Center
2901 Hunter’s Trail
P.O. Box 301
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-5518

Agnesian Bereavement Services
1161 W Johnson Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
(920) 907-3940\bereavement

AIDS/HIV: (800) 486-6276
Alcohol/Narcotics: Offered at the Pauquette Center
2901 Hunters Trail
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-5344

Alzheimer’s Round -The-clock 24/7 Hotline
Helpline (800) 272-3900

Alzheimer’s Support Group    (608) 339-3331

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group: 2nd Thursday of each month from 10am-11:30am. At the Columbus Community Hospital.
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
(608) 742-9055 or (888) 308-6251

Bereavement Center & Grief Relief
Agnesian – Hospice Hope
745 South St Suite 4
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-6220

Bereavement Center and Grief Relief
1161 W Johnson St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920)  907-3940

Bereavement Support Group
Hospice Hope (St Agnes Hospital)
1161 W Johnson St
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
(920) 907-3940\bereavement

Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group: Meets once a month. At Divine Savior Healthcare Wellness Center. Please call Keyla Wolff for more information at (608) 745-6290 or email her at

Caregiver Support Groups
569 N Cedar St
Adams, WI
(608) 339-4237

571 County Road A
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-4070

Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St
Portage, WI
(608) 742-9055

209 S Ste Marie St
Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-0403

Cancer Support Group: Offered at ThedaCare/ Berlin Memorial Hospital
225 Memorial Drive
Berlin, WI 54923
(920) 623-2520

Cancer Support Group: Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.
Divine Savior Healthcare
Portage United Methodist Church
(608) 742-2281

Caregivers:  1st Monday of the Month, from 1-3pm at the Portage Public Library.
253 West Edgewater Street
Portage, WI 53901
Janet (608) 742-9055

Caregivers (Family of residents/patients at a facility or at home). 1st Wednesday of the month 6-7pm. At the Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center. Please RSVP.
825 Western Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
(608) 345-5419

Diabetes: 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30pm. At Divine Savior Healthcare
(608) 745-5123

Domestic Violence Support Group: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at the Portage Public Library
253 E. Edgewater Street
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-4959

Friendship Connection: Free lunch on Mon & Wed, speak with counselors and peers to help deflate problems or find solutions to problems (608) 339-6810

Grief Support Groups
Compassionate Friends (death of a child)
(608) 213-0263

Enduring Loss Together (death of a child)
Divine Savior Healthcare
2817 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 745-5114

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home.
430 West Wisconsin Street
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2126 Portage
(608) 635-2763 Poynette

Ministry Home Care Hospice Services
1840 Post Road Suite 5
Plover, WI
(715) 204-3440 or (800) 398-1297

St. John’s Church
850 Armstrong; Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-2387

St. Mary’s Church
309 W. Cook Street; Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-6998

Living with Cancer
1804 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI
(608) 742-2281

Low Vision Support Group: Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired Divine Savior Hospital, Classroom C. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:30pm. Fran: (608) 742-4060

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Portage Library.
253 West Edgewater Street
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-4959

Ostomy Support Group: Meets every two month – the second Monday in: February, April, June, August, October, and December from 5 – 6 pm. At Divine Savior Hospital.
2817 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
Julie Nieman: (608) 745-6291

Support Groups – Ripon Medical Center
835 Parkside
Ripon, WI 54971
(920) 748-3101

Telephone Caregiver Support Group
Last Tuesday of every month 10 – 11 AM
(800) 272-3900

ThedaCare Living with Loss
902 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI 54981
(920) 730-3408

VA Caregiver Support Line: Support line for those who are caregiving for a Veteran.
(855) 260-3274

Vietnam Vet Support Group: Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30-1:00. At the Courthouse, Meeting Room 1, Portage
Lunch and Beverage Provided
400 de Witt Street
Portage, WI 53901Jennifer Gruba: (608) 264-5342