Support Groups and Coffee Breaks

Support groups and coffee breaks exist entirely for you. Put these meetings at the top of your calendar; they belong to you. Your presence there will open doors you never knew existed.

Support groups are often held on site at a hospital or community center. Most often, medical staff and a member from the Chapter’s Care Services team are available to answer questions and concerns. Third party vendors or educational speakers are often present.

Coffee Breaks are designed to be more informal than support groups. These meetings are usually held in a private room at a restaurant, coffee and pastries are served. A member from the Chapter’s Care Services team attends to assist in facilitating the conversation. Medical staff, third party vendors and speakers do not participate in these gatherings.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Coffee Break

Friday, December 23rd Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 291 N Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Contact Sarab Weiss: Sarab@alsa-michigan.org

Brighton 

Brighton Coffee Break

Tuesday, December 13th Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 9912 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116

Contact Sarab Weiss: Sarab@alsa-michigan.org

Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids Support Group Hosted by Hauenstein and MDA

Wednesday, December 21st Ι 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Mercy Health, Hauenstein Neurosciences Community Education Room Ι 220 Cherry St, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Support Group

TBD

Gilda's Club Ι 1806 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org

Greenville

Greenville Coffee Break

Saturday, December 17th Ι 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

American Legion Ι 1320 W. Washington St., Greenville, MI 48838

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo/ Portage Coffee Break

Wednesday, December 14th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

The Crew Family Restaurant & Bakery Ι 3810 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org

Kalamazoo Support Group

Tuesday, December 6th Ι 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm 

First Methodist Church Ι 212 S. Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org

Norton Shores

Lake Shore Coffee Break

Tuesday, December 20th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company at Pheasant Run Plaza Ι 5817 Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org

Plymouth

Plymouth Coffee Break

Friday, December 16th Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 41640 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

Contact Sarab Weiss: Sarab@alsa-michigan.org

Traverse City

Traverse City Coffee Break

Friday, December 16th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 525 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org

 

For the safety of our patients, caregivers, and staff support groups and coffee breaks can be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified by email of any cancellations. If you do not received an email and have concerns about the weather please call Sarab at 248-786-9235, Melissa at 616-450-8156, or Tanya at 616-450-0825.