Caregiver Support Groups

You Don’t Have to Do it Alone

You know all too well that the role of caregiver can be taxing. Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to who understands what it’s like to be in your shoes.

Take a break and seek the support every caregiver needs – from people who can relate. Support groups provide a safe and welcoming environment to engage in helpful conversation with others who share your same concerns. Learn how to deal with a variety of issues, discover unique ways for handling stress, get tips on communicating with the person you care for and acquire other caregiving advice.

There are a variety of support groups for caregivers, including illness-specific groups that can help you deal with certain health concerns. Find support and encouragement close to home at one of these greater Milwaukee-area caregiver support groups:

  • Sandwich Generation Support Group
    Alexian Village
    9255 N 76th St, Milwaukee
    3rd Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
    Contact: Chaplain Jessie Smedal, (414) 357-5105, x5524
    Free lite sandwich supper available (you need to be in the sandwich generation—caring for an elder and raising children—to attend).
  • St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
    1615 Wauwatosa Ave., upper room
    2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, 1:00 p.m.
    Contact: Sharon, (414) 427-8628
  • Wheaton St. Francis Caregiver’s Support Group
    3237 S 16th St, Milwaukee
    1st Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m.
    Contact: Louise, (414) 645-9095
  • Wisconsin Family Caregiver Call-In
    Call in from the comfort of your home
    Alternates monthly between call-in chat, and a speaker talking on a topic chosen by the group.
    2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Contact Lynn Scheinoha to register at (877) 416-7083
  • Grandparents & Other Relatives: Parenting Again Education & Support Group
    Villard Square Grand Family Housing
    3427 W Villard Ave, Milwaukee
    3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Contact Kathy Czarnecki, (414) 220-8600

Join A Support Group

They’re free and serve those who are helping an older adult or raising a grandchild. To confirm meeting dates, or for other local support group information, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, etc., call 414-220-8600.