Support Groups

1C Church - Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered recovery community helping others celebrate freedom from all types of painful hurts, habits & hang-ups. Together we experience life-changing transformations we learn to apply 12 steps along with biblical comparison & 8 Recovery Principles based on the teachings of Jesus. Learn to break free from our need to rely on our dysfunctional, compulsive & unmanagable behaviors as a "fix" for our pain.

2200 28th Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group
Provide support & education about Alzheimer's disease. Meets the 4th Monday of the month. 1:30 p.m.

3111 19th Street (Columbus Community Center) for meetings
Columbus, NE 68601
402-910-8580 / 402-9100-8111


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Family Services help clients explore life-affirming, choices & to help them implement these choices by offering concrete help & on-going support. "Mentoring Mom" program provides education, practical assistance & women-to-women mentoring support for pregnant or parenting women. Family service also provides post-adoption services to any one who's adoption journey includes Catholic Charities.

3300 N 60th Street 
Omaha, NE 68104


Center for Survivors
Emergency, Crisis Services, Intervention, Education/Prevention provides a variety of free & confidential services for the purpose of empowering you to make your own choices. We provide services to adults & children regardless of sex/gender utilizing an empathetic & trauma informed approach.

3103 13th Street; PO Box 42 
Columbus, NE 68602


Columbus Cancer Care Foundation
Our mission is to CARE by providing Community outreach & education, access to cancer care, resources for cancer patients & their families & education for the community & area healthcare professionals, regarding cancer prevention, early detection & screening & treatment options.

3764 39th Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601

Columbus Community Hospital
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) is a not-for-profit, accredited hospital licensed by the Nebraska State Board of Health. It is an acute care facility certified for swing beds and ambulatory outpatient beds. CCH' provides additional services through the Healthpark Medical Office Building, Columbus Wellness Center, CCH Child Care Center, CCH South Campus, Humphrey Medical Clinic and Premier Physical Therapy.

It maintains a number of support/educational groups that can be viewed on its web site at:

4600 38th Street 
Columbus, NE 68601

Columbus First United Methodist Church
Grief Share 
is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to grief alone.

2710 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601


Guardians of the Children (GOC)
Our mission is to recognize & react to child abuse & educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength & stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support & protection.



Genesis House
Genesis House focuses available resources and services on the prevention of violence and the restoration of wholeness to women and children recovering from domestic abuse. Services include: Long-Term Transitional Program (frequent one-on-one mentoring sessions); Life Skills Classes and Wellness (yoga, community garden, cooking, healthy eating, self-protection training, parenting, etc); Assistance with Finding Safe and Affordable Housing; Finding Financial Freedom (help with budgeting, banking, etc.); Education and Job advancement (computer skills education, resume writing, career counseling, GED, etc.); Help with Protection Orders and court accompaniment; Legal Referrals (for court proceedings or other victim assistance legal matters; Violence Prevention Education Programs.

474 N. 12th Street, 
David City, NE 68632
(402) 367-3585

NAMI Nebraska / NAMI Connection
Recovery support group for adults with mental illness where they can learn from others' experiences, share coping strategies & offer mutual encouragement & understanding on the road to recovery.

3602 16th Street (Columbus Meetings)
Tuesdays ~ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

415 S 25th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68131
402-345-8101 / 1-877-463-6264

Nebraska Children's Home Society
Parenting / Pregnancy / Adoption - 
Our role is to connect families with the children who need them, as well as to provide adoptive parents, birth parents & extended families with education & ongoing support.

1800 W Pasewalk Avenue, Suite 202
Norfolk, NE 68701

Northeast Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition
Columbus Area Survivors of Suicide Support Group 
meets monthly (1st Tuesday of month) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (2710 14th Street). This is an open forum to share thoughts & ideas in an effort to help them heal from their tragic loss. Post prevention for anyone ages 18 & older that has been affected by the loss of a friend or loved one due to suicide.

Columbus, NE 68601


The Arc of Platte County
Helps children & adults with developmental disabilities & physical disability secure the opportunity to choose & realize their goals of where & how they live, learn, work & play. We work to help people with disabilities have quality opportunities, community acceptance & awareness, inclusive choices & natural supports & services for special needs.  Also host the Parents to Parents Support Group.

3020 18th Street, Suite 9
Columbus, NE 686901

Youth & Families of Christ
Strive to bring about a positive heart-change, physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially & spiritually in every kid in every circumstance, ages 11-19. Programs include: G.A.P.S; OSS (Out of School Suspension); Teen Moms, Young Dads, High School Club, Middle School Club, Juvenile Services; Teen Parents & Stress & Anger Management.

2809 13th Street,
Columbus, NE 68601