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,

Brain Injury Support Group

When: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Morgan Lankford, or Kelsey Lucas,

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.

When: Varies
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Heart Center - Outpatient Services, 1st Floor Classroom
Contact: (910) 667-2124 or (910) 662-9901

Empty Cradle

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,

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.

When: Monthly
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,

Stroke Support Group

When: Every other month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Pam Davis, or Sarah Bentley,

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,

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.

When: Monthly
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: NHRMC, SEAHEC Classroom C
Contact: George Gardner, (910) 792-9953