Community Links - Chronic Disability

Group Meetings

Alzheimer's Association
Compassion to care, the leadership to conquer.  See below for list of caregiver support groups in the Northland by county.

The Education Center 
Liberty Hospital
2525 Glen Hendren Drive  
4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
Contact Jeanne Reeder, LMSW  913.831.3888

Pathway to Hope
Support & education for families who have a family member with mental illness. Consumer support group also available. Meetings held at College Church of Nazarene, Olathe, KS on Thursdays, 7pm to 8:30pm.
Missouri Family To Family Resource Center
215 W. Pershing, 6th floor
Kansas City, MO  64108
Resource Center (816) 235-1763
Toll Free in Missouri (800) 444-0821
Main number for institute (816) 235-1770
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm

Fee varies, call agency for information

Web Pages

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
An advocacy group that works to provide free information and resources to patients and families afflicted with asbestos-related cancers. Resources include 200-page mesothelioma guide, an online support group and patient advocates, who work 24/7 to provide support for those suffering through these illnesses.

Bell's Palsy Information Site   
A center for Bell's Palsy sufferers to have a central support site. The website features an indepth look into all aspect of the disease. A user forum allows others those affected to cope and help with others. For more immediate assistance, a chat room is also available.

Platte County
The Hearthroom Center for Women’s Care
St. Luke’s Northland Hospital

5820 N.W. Barry Road, Ste 100  
4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Contact Jeanne Reeder, LMSW  913.831.3888 

This site will also house a collection of Alzheimer’s books and educational material.

St. Luke’s Northland Hospital 
4th floor conference room  
3rd Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.  

Contact Karen Clond, LMSW  913.831.3888

Clay County
The North Oak Room 
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive  
3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Contact Ginny Boyd  816.781.5786 or Steve Boyd at 816.930.3930