Support Groups and Programs
Patients and their loved ones often benefit from coming together with others who share their experiences. Below is a list of programs and support groups available at NHRMC or in the community that might help you learn and/or find needed comfort. We do our best to keep this list current, but please check with the specific organization or agency for any changes in meeting times or locations.
Amputees Sharing Knowledge (A.S.K.)
Amputees Sharing Knowledge is a casual gathering designed for people who have, had or are facing an amputation and their loved ones.
When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Timika Murphy, Timika.Murphy@nhrmc.org
Brain Injury Support Group
When: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Morgan Lankford, Juxon.Lankford@nhrmc.org or Kelsey Lucas, Kelsey.Lucas@nhrmc.org
Coastal Heart Cares
Coastal Heart Cares is a group for those with heart disease and their loved ones and offers educational sessions followed by a Q & A opportunity.
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Heart Center - Outpatient Services, 1st Floor Classroom
Contact: (910) 667-2124 or (910) 662-9901
Courage to Change (Al-Anon)
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
When: Every Friday
Where: Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital Classroom
Contact: Mary Wisecup, firstname.lastname@example.org
Empty Cradle a support group for parents that have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, still birth and infant loss.
When: The third Wednesday of each month except December
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Mark Catholic Church
Contact: Nora Golden, email@example.com
LVAD/Advanced CHF Support Group
This support group is for those with congestive heart failure (CHF) and loved ones of those who have had or are undergoing advanced therapy work-up, LVADs, heart transplants and IV intropes.
Where: NHRMC Heart Center - Outpatient Services
Mother's Milk Club
New moms and their little ones are invited to connect with other new moms and get breastfeeding support from lactation counselors.
When: Every Monday
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a support group for patients and families.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital
Ostomy Support Group
When: Every second Monday of each month
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: NHRMC, James Walker Conference Room
Contact: Dana Eder, Dana.Eder@nhrmc.org
Stroke Support Group
Stroke survivors and their caregivers are invited to the Stroke Support Group, held every other month at the NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital.
When: The 3rd Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October & December)
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital Classroom, next to the front lobby
Contact: Pam Davis, Pam.Davis@nhrmc.org or Sarah Bentley, Sarah.Bentley@nhrmc.org
Sunshine After Sorrow
Sunshine After Sorrow is a self-help support group designed to empower and bring together mothers facing life after the loss of an adult child or children (age 18 and older).
When: Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
Contact: Kim Hansley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma Survivors Support Group
Trauma survivors and their loved ones are welcome to share thoughts, concerns, and hopes for the future with others facing similar challenges on the road to recovery.
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Oleander Rehabilitation
Contact: Meredith Spell, Meredith.Spell@nhrmc.org
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group
The Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group hosts monthly sessions to promote its goals of prostate cancer education, support for those affected and advocacy.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: NHRMC, SEAHEC Classroom C
Contact: George Gardner, (910) 792-9953