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Support Groups

Support Groups & Care Classes

Lutheran Church of Hope West Des Moines offers ongoing support groups to encourage and offer emotional and spiritual support, healing and help for whatever you’re going through. If you don’t see a group for you, please email [email protected] to learn about additional resources for help.

Support Groups

Support Groups are ongoing groups that offer continued support throughout the year at a regular date and time.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA membership is open to all who desire to do something about a drinking problem. The primary purpose of AA is to carry a message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. AA can serve as a source of personal experience and be an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.

Mondays, 12:00 pm (in person)
Fridays, 7:00 pm (in person and online)
Saturdays, 9:00 am (in person and online)
Sundays, 5:00 pm (in person and online)

Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of those struggling with alcohol who share experiences, strength and hope. This group will meet in person, but group size is limited.

Sundays, 5:00 pm (in person and online)

Dementia Support Group
Being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia is hard, but having others to support you through it can help. Join us for a time to share, pray and care for one another.

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm

Foster Care & Adoption Support
Foster and adoptive parents surround themselves with people who can encourage them when things are difficult.

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm

Gamblers’ Support Group
This program is based on recovery for compulsive gamblers, debtors/spenders and anyone who seeks recovery from their addictions. Meetings emphasize a solution rather than the problem.

Mondays, 6:00 pm

LGBTQ Support Group
This listening group meets quarterly to support and provide a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as family and friends.

Quarterly on Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)
This is a support group of parents helping parents, meeting weekly, to offer education and support, at no cost, for parents who are dealing with a son or daughter battling addiction. PAL can also help spouses who have a partner with addiction issues. PAL is especially helpful for parents and spouses, but all other sober family members and friends (age 18 and older) are welcome. You will have an opportunity to give support and receive support from others facing the same challenges. This class meets in person.

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Care Classes

The following classes are offered at regular times throughout the year.

Are you or someone you love hurting from the pain of separation or divorce? If so, Hope offers a confidential weekly seminar and support group. Be with people who understand what you are feeling, hear valuable information about how to heal from the hurt of divorce and learn ways to handle the stresses that go with it. The format includes video teaching, study guide, small group discussion and prayer.

Offered several times a year. Check our Calendar for dates and times.

The death of a loved one is difficult and can leave one feeling confused, hurt and lonely. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This 13-week course incorporates video teaching, Scripture, a between-session workbook and small group discussion. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Offered several times a year. Check our Calendar for dates and times.

Surviving the Holidays
Holidays after experiencing a separation, divorce or loss through death can be extremely difficult. Join us for a class aimed to provide strength, healing and the tools needed to face the holiday season with hope and promise.

Offered once per year in mid-November. Check our Calendar for dates and times.

One-2-One Support

Hope One-2-One Care Givers are trained volunteers who provide one-on-one Christian support and encouragement to those going through a difficult season in life. Whether an individual is going through a divorce, grieving, recently unemployed, having trouble in a relationship, suffering from an illness or something else that is causing anxiety or pain, One-2-One Care Givers and care receivers are matched men to men and women to women. If you’re interested in becoming a One-2-One Care Giver, please email [email protected].

Request a Care Giver

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a ministry that meets at Hope West Des Moines every Thursday night, 52 weeks a year, to provide a safe, healing environment for adults to find the healing power of Jesus and discover community and freedom from issues that control peoples’ lives.

Learn about CR