Family Support Groups

Family & Loved Ones Group

Mondays, 6–​7:30 p.m.
The Recovery Center, 201 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

Please Note: This group is no longer meeting as a group. The Recovery Center is now offering individual recovery education and support services to family members. Those interested should call 740.687.4500 to schedule an appointment.​

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family Group meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month, 6:30–8 p.m.,
at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 134 N. Broad St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
​(Enter through the doors that are on the sides of the steps.)

Please note that for everyone’s health and safety during in-person meetings, we will follow these guidelines:

1. Masks must be worn.

2. We will maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet apart.

If you prefer to attend the meeting remotely via Zoom, please contact Mark Conrad at or 740.243.4933 for the meeting details.

The free NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a series of 12 sessions structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own wellbeing. NAMI Fairfield County plans to schedule this class for Fall 2021.

For further information about the group or classes, please contact Mark Conrad at or 740.243.4933 or Myles Kiphen at or 740.974.2574. .​
For more information about NAMI, please visit or

​NAMI’s Parent Advocacy Connection (PAC) is creating a new effort called Family Support Information and Referral – SI&R. NAMI can provide support, information, and referral to any parent/caregiver. The initial support for families that are referred to NAMI is limited to two contact calls. This free program can be utilized by families who are struggling and just need to connect with somebody.

For more information, please contact Parent Advocacy Connection/NAMI Ohio Regional Coordinator Brenda Whalen at or 740.637.5297.

SOLACE - Drug Free Action Alliance


Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6–7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(Please enter the side door facing High Street and proceed up the stairs to room 22.)
For more information, contact Nancy at 740.438.1129 or Carol at 614.806.2680.

The Creed of Recovery Strength 4 Tomorrow Family and Friends Support Group


Third Thursday of each month, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
551 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Space is limited, so registration is required by calling 614.404.6008.

Please Note: Tyler’s Light Family Support Groups are no longer meeting until further notice.

Parent Support Group in Pickerington
First and third Tuesdays of each month
7–​8 p.m.
Peace United Methodist Church
235 Diley Road, Room 11 
Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Parent Support Group in Lancaster
Second and fourth Thursdays of each month
7–8 p.m.
111 S. Broad St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
​(Enter building from the alley; look for signs to the room.)

Grief Support Group in Pickerington
Second Thursday of each month
7–8 p.m.
Pickerington OhioHealth Medical Campus
1010 Refugee Road
​Pickerington, Ohio 43147

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