Support group for family members of addicts
COLUMBUS — A support group for families of opioid addicts will meet for the first time from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Mill Race Center.
The Family Hope and Support Group will provide “an emotionally safe and non-judgmental place” for participants. It will meet the fourth Thursday of the month.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Theodora Saddoris, who treats 240 patients by providing medication-assisted treatment in south-central Indiana.
There is no charge for the group. Attendance and personal information will be kept private by facilitators Ray Morris, licensed clinical social worker; Leah Boas, licensed social worker; and Shannon Thallis.
Mill Race Center is at 900 Lindsey St.
To register for the initial meeting, call 1-812-376-9241. With questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 812-376-5450.
Literacy coalition meets third Tuesdays
Brown County Literacy Coalition Board meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month downstairs at Brown County Public Library. The next meeting was to be Jan. 16.
Anyone interested in learning more about how to support early-childhood literacy is welcome.
Support group for loss of child
Compassionate Friends, a national self-help organization for families that have experienced the death of a child, meets at 6:30 p.m. on third Tuesdays at Nashville United Methodist Church. The next meeting was to be Jan. 16 at the church, 36 S. Jefferson St.
Compassionate Friends of South Central Indiana is a group that reaches out to all people who are grieving the loss of a child with love, understanding and hope.
With questions, call Bob Kirlin at 812-720-0222.
Vaccines for uninsured available at health department
The Brown County Health Department, on the second floor of the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane, is offering all immunizations free of charge for uninsured adults.
Vaccines include tetanus, hepatitis A and B, dTap, MMR, PVC13, PPSV23, varicella and others.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the health department at 812-988-2255 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ministry provides cancer support program
GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, offers a program called Thriving Hope Cancer Care Ministry.
Sponsored by Our Journey of Hope from the cancer treatment centers of America, the ministry provides people touched by cancer with help and spiritual counsel specific to the needs of cancer patients, caregivers or loved ones. Leaders completed a Bible-based cancer care training program.
With questions, to get involved or to receive help, call 812-371-0247.
For more information, visit Heart of Christ Ministries on Facebook.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings scheduled
Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings most weekdays at several Brown County locations:
8 p.m. Mondays — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays — Closed men’s discussion meetings, Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
8 p.m. Tuesdays — Closed literature study, The Fieldhouse, 98 W. Washington
8 p.m. Wednesdays — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds
9:30 a.m. Fridays — Open literature discussions, lower-level meeting room, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
Open meetings are available to anyone interested in this program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics can attend open meetings as observers.
Closed meetings are for AA members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and want to stop.
Addiction recovery support offered at church
From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, hosts weekly recovery support meetings, known as Battlefield For Freedom, for people struggling with addiction. For more information, call Melissa Tatman at 812-320-9838.
Women’s support group meets weekly
A women’s recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for about 90 minutes.
Child care is available. For more information, including the location, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.
Support for friends, family, survivors of suicide
FRANKLIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursdays, the Hope and Renewal Support Group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin. It is for friends and family of suicide victims and survivors of suicide.
For more information, call 765-585-3346 or email email@example.com.
Co-op offers scholarships for high school seniors
MARTINSVILLE — South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation awards scholarships to local students.
The John D. Rudd Memorial Scholarship program is open to all SCI-REMC residents of Brown and six other counties. Selection is based on academics, school activities, community activities and work experience.
Each winner receives a $1,000 scholarship that can be applied to a two-year or four-year college or university or a technical or vocational school.
The Rudd scholarship program, established in May 2005, was named for a former SCI-REMC Operation RoundUp trustee who had special interest in the arts, athletics, parks and recreation. The program is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from SCI-REMC members through Operation RoundUp and provides up to five $1,000 scholarships each year.
Applications are available at sciremc.com/scholarship or from high school guidance counselors. The application deadline is Feb. 28.