Support Group

(God of all healing counsel) comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us! —II Corinthians 1:3-4

S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. support group meets every other Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hope Center, located in Lowell Church of Christ. The group is for those in treatment for all types of cancer, cancer survivors, spouses/caregivers, teens and children.

Meetings offer friendship, understanding, compassion, acceptance, coping skills, spiritual support, guidance and HOPE! Connect with others who are in similar situations.

Survivors meet with friends in treatment, those who have completed treatment and long-term survivors. Friends share concerns, challenges and fears—and offer understanding, love and support.  (Sharing is encouraged, but never required.)

Caregiver sessions offer compassion, support, education, guidance, coping skills and friendship.

Teens and children sessions offer games, crafts, snacks and fun. All activities are age appropriate.

Hope & Healing offers support for surviving family members who have lost a family member to cancer. Sessions offer spiritual guidance, compassion, friendship, love and understanding.

If this will be your first visit to SKIPPERS, please call 219-552-1640 to let us know you are coming.  A volunteer will call you prior to your first visit.

Please consider joining us.

Meet some of our S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. volunteers:

  • Lora Bingham,  S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. Survivors Facilitator
  • Sarah and Garry Kimbrell, S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. Caregivers Facilitators
  • Amanda Huber,  Children’s Facilitator for S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S.
  • Joy Brooker, S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. Hope & Healing Facilitators