Support Groups

Support groups are an excellent source of information and encouragement for people facing life-changing situations. Columbus Regional Hospital hosts a wide range of free support groups to meet the needs of our community. For information about particular meeting times and locations, please call the number listed with that support group.

Beginning Again

Our Hospice Center, 2626 E 17th St, Columbus - (812) 314-8042

Our Hospice Center, 245 Norris Ave, North Vernon - (812) 346-5944

A bereavement support group that helps adults cope with the loss of a loved one. These groups meet at the Our Hospice Center in Columbus, every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 3:30pm and 5:30pm - 7:00pm and at the North Vernon center every Thursday from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. These are open groups and no registration is necessary. For more information, call (812) 314-8042 or (800) 841-4938 Ext 8042 or email ourhospice@crh.org.

Breastfeeding Support

LaLeche League (LLL) Breastfeeding Cafe’ - Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington St, Columbus - (812) 375-3545

A support group for breastfeeding moms that meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Information and support, refreshments and lending library available. Open to expectant mothers, and mothers with babies welcome. This support group is FREE and no registration is required.

Cancer Support

Circle of Strength - Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 E 17th St, Columbus - (812) 375-3326

A support group for cancer patients and survivors hosted by representatives from the CRH Cancer Center. The group provides an opportunity for patients and survivors to come together to share feelings, experiences and challenges. Anyone who is battling cancer, or is a survivor, is welcome to unite with others, learn about coping tactics and explore ways to improve one’s quality of life during and after treatment. Join us for a FREE breakfast the second Thursday every month from 9:00am - 10:00am in the Columbus Regional Hospital Cafeteria Dining Room B. For more information, email jsparkman@ crh.org or call (812) 375-3326.

Grief Support

Angels of Hope - St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 719 Fifth Street, Columbus - Room 2102

This is a support group for families grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, looking for ways to find hope again. This group meets at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:00pm - 7:45pm. This is an open group and no registration is necessary. FREE childcare is provided. For more information, call (812) 350-5944 or email kylee_jones@att.net.

Lung Disease Support

Better Breathers Club - CRH Lung Institute, 2400 E 17th Street, Columbus - (812) 376-5793

A support group, organized through the CRH Lung Institute and the American Lung Association of Indiana, for adults with chronic lung disease like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer. Led by a Respiratory Therapist & Registered Nurse, these meetings will provide an opportunity to learn ways to better cope with lung problems while getting the support of others who share similar experiences. This group meets at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street, Columbus, on various Wednesday dates and starts at 3:00pm. For more information, call (812) 376-5793.

Nurse n’Chat

Mothering Essentials, 424 Washington St, Columbus - (812) 375-3545

A support group for breastfeeding moms that meet every Tuesday of each month from 9:30am - 11:00am. Certified Lactation Consultants available to answer questions and do weight checks for babies. This program is FREE and no registration is required. Additional questions can be directed to CRH Lactation Department at (812)375-3545, Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition at (812) 376-5097 or by emailing avirostko@crh.org.

Parkinson's Support Group

Parkinson’s - Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 E 17th St, Columbus - (812) 376-5393

A support group for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Meets in Dining Room “D” in the CRH cafeteria on the fourth Monday each month from March - November from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. For more information, call (812) 376-5393 or email lmorris@crh.org.

Stuttering Support

Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 E 17th St, Columbus - (812) 376-5674

This support group will provide a safe, supportive space for middle and high school age individuals who stutter to share their experiences, learn more about stuttering, and socialize with peers. This group is also open to their family members. Meets in Dining Room “D” in the CRH cafeteria on the second Tuesday of every other month from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. For more information, call (812) 376-5674 or email aowen@crh.org

Weight Loss Support

Bariatric Surgery Group - Southern Indiana Surgery, 2325 18th St, Suite 220, Columbus - (812) 418-3512

A support group for individuals that have had bariatric surgery. Meets at Southern Indiana Surgery twice a month and features a different topic and speaker each meeting starting at 7:00pm. Pre-Registration is required and can be done online at www.columbusbariatrics.com or by calling (812) 418-3512.

Medically Supervised Weight Loss Group

Southern Indiana Surgery, 2325 18th St, Suite 220, Columbus - (812) 418-3512

An online support group for individuals that are trying to lose weight. Online sessions are scheduled once a month and feature a different topic and speaker each session. In addition there are Walk & Talk events scheduled throughout the year that will meet at Southern Indiana Surgery. Pre-Registration is required and can be done online at www.columbusbariatrics.com or by calling (812) 418-3512.

Wings for the Journey

Our Hospice Center, 2626 E 17th St, Columbus - (812) 314-8042

A bereavement support group that helps grieving parents cope with the loss of a child of any age. Meets at Our Hospice Center, on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. This group is open to anyone in the community and no registration is required. For more information, call (812) 314-8042 or (800) 841-4938 Ext 8042 or email ourhospice@crh. org.