The following support groups represent only about 25% of Kentucky's counties.
If you hear of other groups -- anywhere in the state -- please let
us know via the suggestions
Louisville Divorce Recovery Support Group
at Crescent Hill Baptist Church
2800 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
502-896-4425 (church office)
Contact person: Steve Santo
Founded in 1982, the Louisville Divorce Recovery Support Group meets every Sunday of the year from 5:00-6:30PM. Trained facilitators meet with participants in small groups of 6 to 10 in 16-week sessions, which may be repeated as often as needed. Free. Free child care provided. Non-denominational. Join any time - no advance notice necessary. Many participants share a meal together at a restaurant after group. Details.
The four Sundays in February additionally feature speakers and panel discussions from 5:00-7:00PM, followed by small group sessions until 7:30PM.
Ministry to the Separated and Divorced
Archdiocese of Louisville, Center for Family Ministries
1200 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Contact person: Mrs. Barbara MacDonald, director
Publishes monthly Lifeline newsletter, and coordinates parish support groups.
Epiphany Church (Catholic)
914 Old Harrod's Creek Road, Anchorage, KY
425-2772 New Beginnings answering machine
Contact person: Richard Jenks
New Beginnings program meets every Thursday, with social time from 7:00 to 7:30, and general meeting at 7:30, followed by small group sessions. The group meets in the Epiphany Center building, with separate groups for the newly separated and those further along. All programs are free and open to all.
Northeast Christian Church
9900 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY
Contact person: Traci Morreau
Divorce Recovery Class offered in fall and spring.
The Big Questions
What are you going through?
Who do you love?
Where are you going?
Who will go with you?
Are you lonesome tonight?
Will you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to that bright summer's day/
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you stare at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain?
Shall I come back again?
Questions courtesy of Simone Weil and Elvis Presley
Southeast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Parkway. Louisville, KY 40243-1845
253-8400 Counseling Ministries
Contact person: Jan Freibert
Numerous activities, including divorce recovery groups and single adult classes. Follow links to Ministries / Single Adults.
Walnut Street Baptist Church
1143 South Third Street, Suite A, Louisville, KY 40203
DivorceCare program offered several times a year. Wednesday 6:30-8:00PM. Child care provided.
Bandana United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 21, Bandana, Kentucky 42022
First Church of Christ
6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky 41005
Contact person: RickShonkwiler, Pastor of Adult Ministries
Started in 1996, support group uses the DivorceCare curriculum and meets on Thursday evenings. Cost: $13 per 13-week session. Call church for schedule and hours.
1306 Blooming Grove Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42204
270-885-5940 (call between 9:00AM-3:00PM Tu-Fri)
Bellevue Baptist Church
519 West Byers Avenue, Owensboro, Kentucky 40861
Contact person: Dr. Angus McKinley
Catholic Diocese of Owensboro
Catholic Pastoral Center
600 Locust Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
270-683-1545, ext. 105, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Contact person: Betty Jean Medley
Led by a social worker/grief counselor, the Whole Again Support Group for separated or divorced people has been in operation since 1990, and meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 7:00-9:00PM. The meeting is free and open to all, with some special attention to needs of divorced/divorcing Catholics.
There is also a Bereavement Support Group that meets every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00PM at the Catholic Pastoral Center.
Crossroads Christian Church
4190 Todds Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Divorced Singles (30+) meets Sunday 5:30PM
Contact person: Brian Cook 859-885-3409
DivorceCare program (13 weeks) is offered each spring and sometimes in the fall. Free. Workbook is $5.
Crossroads offers several other support groups as well.
Calvary Baptist Church
150 High Street, Lexington, KY
Contact person: Eric Frugé
Six-week divorce recovery sessions each fall and spring. Active Single Adult ministry, as well.
Immanuel Baptist Church
3100 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40517
Contact person: James Stillwell
Contact person: Jamie Carter
Six-week divorce recovery sessions in spring and fall, Monday 7:00-9:00PM. Call for dates. Meets in Reception Hall in front of building.
Porter Memorial Baptist Church
4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40515
Contact persons: Tim Turner or Jim McGee; 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Started in 1998, Life Support Divorce Recovery is a Bible-based workshop supported by the workbook "A Time for Healing" by Harold Ivan Smith. This 13-week program is offered each spring and fall on Thursday nights, and costs $7.00 for the workbook. Topics range from hurtful feelings to family issues. Other Life Support groups offer a variey of different classes during the year, and Porter memorial has an active singles ministry as well. Call for details.
Southland Christian Church
811 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
859-422-0238 couseling office
Contact person: Leslie Haffley
Women's Divorce Recovery Support Group meets every other Saturday 5:00-6:15PM.
Men's Divorce Recovery Support Group meets Thursdays 7:00-8:30PM.
KidShare Divorce Recovery for kids in 3rd - 5th grade; call for schedule.
Southland also offers several other support groups.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
525 Temperance Road, Greensburg, Kentucky 52743
First Christian Church
1402 Kenwood Drive, Russell, Kentucky 41169
606-836-5506 answering machine in Counseling Ministries office
Contact person: Scott Coburn
13-week DivorceCare program is offered two or three times a year for people new to separation or divorce, alternating with relationship-building support group for those further along in the process, covering boundaries, codependency, etc. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings - call for schedule.
St. James Catholic Church
307 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY
270-765-6268 parish office
New Life group meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:00PM on the top floor of the Loretta Center.
Severns Valley Baptist Church
401 W. Poplar Street, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Contact person: J.T. Sutherland, Singles Minister firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine-week Divorce Recovery Programs for adults and for children meets several times a year. Call the church for the current schedule.
Ongoing Divorce Support Group meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM.
The church also offers regular activities for single adults.
b>First Assembly of God Church
Route 2, Box 261, Clinton, Kentucky 42031
Greater Lighthouse Pentecostal Church
2860 North Main, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
Contact person: Theresa Shanks 270-322-8954
DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings in Family Center.
Diocese of Covington
The Catholic Center, 947 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018
606-283-6290 Family Ministry Office
606-283-6242 Catholic Center
Contact person: Rose Marie Hewitt, S.C.
Introductory Separated/Divorced Group (nine week series) 7:30PM-9:00PM. Beginning group for those who are currently going through a divorce or separation and for those already divorced who are dealing with the many issues surrounding the experience.
On-Going Support Thursday evenings 7:30PM-9:00PM. For those who have completed the Introductory Group, this time is always made available for anyone who feels the need to come for extra support in a small group atmosphere. A focus topic is usually chosen for the evening.
Beginning Again For couples considering marriage after a divorce, the Family Ministry Office also occasionally provides a specialized small group marriage preparation program.
Ivis Bible Church
Rte.160, Hindman, Kentucky 41822
Beginning Anew Divorce Support Group
491 Bill Mays Road, London, KY
Contact person: Evelyn
Non-affiliated group has met for 13 years, and still does, Tuesday nights at 7:00PM. For widows and widowers as well as the divorced.
Buck Grove Baptist Church
255 Buck Grove Road, Ekron, Kentucky 40117
First Christian Church
106 South Third Street, Central City, Kentucky 42330
Shelby Christian Church
2375 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065
502-647-5555 Serenity Center
Contact person: Dave Hamlin 502-633-5975
Contact person: Sam Eyle 502-905-4711
Biblically-based divorce recovery program meets Wednesday at 7:00PM with simultaneous support programs for children. Group meets at Serenity Center, 1203 Mt. Eden Road. Use back door to right of barbecue restaurant.
Salmons General Baptist Church
4139 Bowling Green Road, Franklin, Kentucky 42134
Hillvue Heights Baptist Church
3219 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Divorce recovery group meets Sunday 6:30-8:00PM and Monday from 7:00-9:00PM. Child care and meals provided on Monday nights. Call to verify times.