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Campus Resources
AQ Departments & Programs
Academic and Learning Services Diversity Initiatives
Campus Life Financial Aid
Campus Ministry Health and Wellness Services
Campus Safety Registrar/Academic Advising
Dean of Students Residence Life
Online counseling resources for AQ students:
Eleven Most Common Mental Health Issues (pdf) The AQ Student Guide to Making It (pdf)
Signs of Burn Out (pdf) Stress Management (pdf)
How to Cope with Burn Out (pdf) New Year: A Fresh Start (pdf)
Healthy Relationships
Relationships 101 (pdf) Love the Skin You're In (pdf)
10 Things Men Can do to Prevent Gender Violence (pdf)  
Additional Brochures
Alcohol, be "Aware" (pdf) When We Grieve (pdf)


Community Resources
Grand Rapids Area Support Groups (pdf) Women's Issues
Substance Abuse Other
Men's Issues  
Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Al-Ateen

Kent County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

Fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to help each other recover from alcoholism.


Fees: none - donations accepted


24 Hour Hotline (616) 913-9149

Office Phone (616) 913-9216

4920 Plainfield NE, Suite 19

Grand Rapids MI 49525 – offers information on AA and time/location for meetings



Gamblers Anonymous

Twelve-step support group for individuals who have a problem with compulsive gambling.


Fees: none

Open Meetings in GR

Monday 7pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1934 52nd Street SE
Friday 7pm
St. Andrews
10253 Mile Road N.E.

GR Hotline Number: (616) 776-0666


Substance Abuse Support Group

Greater Grand Rapids Narcotics Anonymous

12-step group for recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs.


Fees: none


Meeting times and locations listed at:

(800) 230-4085


Sex Addicts Anonymous

12 step group based on A.A. Open to anyone who has a desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior.


Fees: none


For a list of meetings in Grand Rapids:

Smoking Addiction Support Group

Nicotine Anonymous

Supportive fellowship of women and men helping each other to quit and refrain from smoking or using nicotine in any form.


Fees: none


Spectrum Health Garden Room

Kent Community Campus

750 Fuller NE

11 a.m. on Saturdays                                  


Families and Friends of Alcoholics


Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems.


Fees: none

Michigan AFG, Inc.

PO Box 6854

Grand Rapids, MI 49516

Men's Issues
YWCA Grand Rapids
25 Sheldon SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Domestic Crisis Center (24hr hotline): (616) 451-2744
Counseling and Non-residential Programs: (616) 459-4652
Sexual Assault Program: (616) 776-7273 or 776-RAPE
Women's Issues

Domestic Violence Support

YWCA Grand Rapids

Master level clinicians specially trained in the areas of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault.


Fees: Some free, some sliding scale, some accept private insurances.


24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (616) 451-2744

For short-term crisis counseling and support groups: YWCA Counseling Center:  (616) 459-4652


Women’s Empowerment Group

Heartside Ministry

The women work through topics such as listening, respect, etc. as they relate to their own their interpersonal interactions and sense of self. They discuss how these issues effect their past & present and how they hope to have grown in the future (i.e. capitalizing on their successes and learning from difficulties).


Fees: none


54 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: 616-235-7211

Meeting: Thursday 1pm; women only

Facilitator Ashley/Carla

Sexual Assault/Incest Support Group

YWCA of Grand Rapids

Groups that provide support and information to women who have been sexually assaulted as adults or molested as children.


Fees: none



25 Sheldon Boulevard SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Call for current meeting times
Other Resources

Support Group for Family/Friends of Suicides

West Michigan Survivors of Suicide

Provides support and information for relatives and friends of people who have committed suicide.


Fees: none


Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30pm at

Park Congregational Church, 10 E. Park Place NE, Ransom street entrance  (616)971-1000

Ethel Bucek email:


Pregnancy/Childbirth Support
Bethany Christian Services

Stepping Stones offers Christian based support, encouragement, and information to couples facing infertility or pregnancy loss. Stepping Stones is a ministry of Bethany Christian Services.


Fees: none - donations accepted


1-800-BETHANY (238-4269)

Weight Loss Support Group

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club

TOPS a support group for anyone wanting to control weight sensibly. Members follow individual medically approved diets. Provides incentives and recognition for losers.


Fees: $26.00 annually plus various fees at weekly meetings, less for ages 7-17, 1st visit is free.


Area Captain – Jan Hauser (616)826-3362


Coordinator - Penny Redner (616)453-7773, e-mail:

Emotions Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous

Based on a 12-step AA program, helps those who have emotional problems and wish to participate in a mutual support group.


Fees: none



Northeast Community Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday - 7pm
869 Fuller Ave. N.E.

New Community Church. Friday – 8pm

2340 Dean Lake Rd. N.E.



Cancer Information

American Cancer Society

Provides a variety of information to individuals with cancer, their caregivers, and families. Offers several programs.


Fees: none


West Michigan Area Service Center

129 Jefferson Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503




SIDS & Other Infant Death Counseling

Kent County Health Department

This program provides bereavement counseling, education, and support to families of a child who has died. Home visits offer education, bereavement counseling, and advocacy for family members. No longer have support group. Children are considered to be 18 and under.


Fees: none


Chris Buczek (616) 632-7039

Pet Loss Support Group

Michigan State University Pet Loss Support

The hotline is staffed by veterinary student volunteers from 6:30pm to 9:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays


Fees: none


Hotline - (517) 432-2696

Support Group-

Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the MSU Small

Animal Clinic – SE corner of Bogue St/Wilson Rd.




Separation Support Group

Good News Community

Good News Community is a largely volunteer community of persons who, having experienced the trauma and hurt of broken relationships, are committed to helping others.


Fees: none


Good News Community

300 68th St SE, PO Box 165

Grand Rapids, MI 49501



Spouse Loss Networking Group

Gilda's Club

Offers a networking group for those who have recently lost a spouse to cancer.


Fees: none


1806 Bridge St. NW   (616) 453-8300

6-7:30 Wednesday