Community Hospital

Support Groups

These FREE Support Groups Offered by Community Healthcare System are open to everyone.


  • Blood Cancers Support Group This group is designed for adult family/friends and those with a diagnosis of leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Offered in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Meets the 3rd Tuesday every month from 6-7:00 pm. Click here for more information.
  • Breast Cancer Support Group For all women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Newly diagnosed to long term survivors are welcome to share their concerns, stories and experiences. Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7-8:30pm. Click here for more information.
  • Family Matters This is a comprehensive educational and supportive program for patients, couples, spouses, and caregivers coping with cancer in their family. Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 7-8:30 pm. Click here for more information.
  • Healing Hearts Provides, an opportunity for those who have lost a loved one to share experiences, struggles, feelings and triumphs. Healing Hearts support group offers helpful information and support in a comfortable atmosphere and facilitated by a bereavement facilitator from Hospice of Calumet Area. Click here for more information.
  • HOPE Network Cancer Support Group educational and informative sessions for women. Click here for more information.
  • New Horizons support for cancer survivors, their family members and friends focusing on coping and living. Click here for more information.
  • Mind Over Matter Support Group Explore factors that impact mood and effect functioning; develop skills to help address and counter the negative elements when facing cancer. Co-facilitated by James Bovan, Psy.D, HSPP and Nancy Feldman MSW, LSW. CSW. Group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30am. Click here for more information.
  • Ostomy Support A support group that addresses the physical and educational needs of ostomy patients. We offer educational assistance to old and new ostomates. Our group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Click here for more information
  • Wellness Support Group Provides an opportunity to share feelings, receive support, and learn ways to cope with the experience of having cancer. Professionally facilitated. Tuesdays 10-11:30 am or Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm. Click here for more information.
  • Y-Me a local chapter of the national breast cancer support group. Click here for more information.

Heart Disease

  • Mended Hearts is an extended support group for heart patients. There are two local chapters of this national organization, one based at Community Hospital in Munster, the other at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Our Mended Hearts Chapter holds monthly support group meetings for members, heart patients, and their families. Programs of social and educational interest are presented with topics varying from new medical techniques to exercise, diet, and lifestyle. A second component of the Mended Hearts organization is the visiting program. Specially trained volunteers who have had their own personal experience with heart disease visit heart patients in the hospital, assisting with the patient's emotional recovery, and helping the patient and his/her family approach treatment and recovery with a positive state of mind. Click here or call 836-4526 for more information


  • A.A. Support Group This group is held as an open meeting for anyone interested in how Alcoholics Anonymous functions. Alcoholics Anonymous is a group meeting where men and women come together to share and discuss their experiences. The common goal is to help yourself and others recover from alcoholism. Click here for more information
  • Alzheimer's Support Group This group occasionally has a guest speaker but most meetings are open forum to discuss problems, concerns and solutions for the care givers. Printed material is available from the Alzheimer Association and area day cares. We welcome patients, family and friends. Click here for more information
  • Consoling Hearts Grief Support Group This group offers support for those suffering from the loss of a loved one. We engage in group discussions and share stories to help one another through these difficult times. Click here for more information
  • Diabetes Support Group offers emotional support; assists with reducing anxiety of a new diagnosis; help develop stress coping skills and more. Click here for more information.
  • Good Grief support group for those suffering from the loss of a loved one. Click here for more information.
  • Memories support for parents and family members who have lost their unborn child or child at a very early age. Click here for more information.
  • N.A. Support group This support group's main objective is to help individuals remain drug-free. Please know you are NOT alone. Unity is a must. You will receive a sponsor who has attended longer and will try to help you through any issues from their own experiences. During these meetings you will learn the traditions about N.A. Click here for more information.
  • New Beginnings Transplant Support Group committed to providing and distributing educational information and maintaining contact with donor families, transplant recipients, patients waiting and dialysis patients. Click here for more information.
  • Pain Management Group Therapy provides those with chronic pain an opportunity to learn a variety of coping skills/techniques for pain control while sharing with others their struggles. Click here for more information.
  • Share and Care Support Group a grief support group for parents who have lost an adult child. Click here or call (219) 947-6187.
  • Stroke Support Group Our support group meets every month, alternating between Community Hospital in Munster, St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana.  Each session is approximately one hour long. The program is intended for stroke survivors, their families, caregivers and current patients.  Our goal for this group is to educate people on their continued path to recovery, increase confidence and create a forum where individuals can share their experience and provide hope to others. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.  Click here for more information
  • Victory Over Violence support for those dealing with the aftermath of a violent incident. Click here for more information.