Support Groups


A support group for families affected by a loved one’s addiction.   The group will meet from 7-8pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County ADAMHS Board Meeting Room located at 438 Carnahan Ave, Findlay, OH 45840.

Contact: Mark Stockard (419-306-8485) or Becky Stockard (419-722-4506) for additional information.


NAMI of Hancock County is a 501(c)3 organization offering support, education, and advocacy to anyone with mental illness as well as their family, friends, caregivers, providers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the struggle and recovery of serious brain disorders. Additional information is available at

NAMI Family-to-Family

A free, 12-week education program taught by NAMI Ohio trained family members that is offered to family members of persons with severe mental illness. Additional information is available at

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

A free, 10-week program offered to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.  This program is taught by trained individuals who are diagnosed with mental illness.  Additional information is available at

 NAMI Community Support Group

NAMI of Hancock County offers a free, monthly support group for people with mental illness as well as those who support their recovery.   Community Support is available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840.  No pre-registration is required.  Additional information is available at

12-Step Meetings – Alcoholics Anonymous

Daily schedules for 12-step meetings can be found in The Courier or by calling 1-888-683-9768.

Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide (PALS)

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Waiting Room on 2nd Floor of the Ruse Building above the Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Room.  For more information call Century Health at 419-425-5050.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support groups.  Participants learn recovery tools based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community with free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups and online services. This group will be meeting on Tuesdays from 7-8pm at Focus on Friends, 509 Trenton Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840, beginning on March 3rd, 2015. The meetings are open and no registration is required.

For additional information, contact Focus on Friends: (419) 423-5071