RECOVERY & SUPPORT

Focused Support for Life’s Challenges

Are you looking for a group where you can come as you are, share honestly, and remove your masks? Experience God’s love, comfort, and faithfulness as you journey with others who are in similar life situations.
We offer groups and some specialized one-on-one support. We also provide links to non-Colonial options, so you can find the help you need. Our core offerings are listed below.

ONGOING GROUPS

 

For the ongoing groups: Please reach out to the leader before you attend the first group.

 

Caregiver Support Group

Third Thursdays, 1:30–3:00 PM (join anytime) in the Wornall Prayer Room

Get care-giving tips, advice, and support with others who understand the role of being a caregiver. Connect with those who understand what you’re going through. Share, vent, laugh, pray, and feel less alone. We’re here for you. Contact Pastor Mary Brown, 816.501.3002.

 

Dementia Caregiver Support Group 

Sufficient Grace Dementia Support Group is under the guidance of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church’s Stephen Ministry program for families with a loved one affected by dementia. Learn more.

 

Job Search Support Group
Every Thursday, 10:00 AM, Quivira, Room 201

This group is provided by Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. A Christian forum for job seekers to learn job search techniques and tactics and network with others who may assist in identifying and introducing them to potential employers. Open to the community. Contact Larry Lee, 913.897.2229.  Please contact Larry before you attend for the first time for any updates.

SHORT TERM GROUPS

 

Refer to our Colonial Groups page for open and upcoming groups and choose the “Hope & Healing” filter.

 

G.R.A.C.E. Recovery: Women’s Group

An innovative Christian recovery program based on the G.R.A.C.E. acronym: Grace-Based; Relationship-Focused; Awareness First; Combined Approach of Discipleship and Recovery Tools; and Essentials for Common Struggles. This is a mixed-issue group, with an emphasis on tools to help overcome addictive behavior patterns. To promote a safe group for vulnerable sharing: group size is limited to 10; group closes after first week; and weekly attendance is essential (no more than 3 misses). Interviews will be held with each participant prior to group starting to ensure this is the best group for each woman. Contact Kim for details on when the next group starts: 816.501.3045, kjones@colonialkc.org.

 

Grief Support 

Groups for those who have lost a loved one and for those who have other significant losses in their life. In addition to Colonial groups, see the national Grief Share website for churches in the area who host a Grief Share group.

 

Healing for the Pain and Loss of Abortion   

For women only. This 9-week class for women struggling with the pain of abortion is provided by If Not for Grace Ministries. These small classes are led by trained peer-facilitators. Through the use of creative and artistic expression, journaling, and Bible reading, participants work to overcome lies that bind the abortion-wounded. Learn more.

 

Divorce Care

We recommend Heartland Community Church and College Church of the Nazarene. You can find other local groups on the national site.

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

 

Women or Men Struggling with Same Sex Attraction   

For adults struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction who want to talk with someone who understands your struggle first-hand, please contact Kim Jones, 816.501.3045, Kim is very experienced in this area, has helped many with this struggle, and is aware of resources in the area.

 

Support for Friends & Family of Those Struggling with Homosexuality

Support for Christians wanting a deeper understanding of homosexuality in order to understand and love a friend or family member with truth and grace. Contact Kim Jones, 816.501.3045.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

If you are in need of professional counseling, local mental health resources, or crisis services, please see our Counselors page.