Support Groups

Support Groups in Allen County, Ohio

Down Syndrome Support Group

The Down Syndrome Support Group meets monthly at 801 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima Ohio.

For more information contact:

Bobbie Dawson
Phone 419-516-1025

West Central Ohio Autism Community Support Group

The West Central Ohio Autism Community Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at Lima Public Library, Meeting Room 2, from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. This group does not meet the months of July, August, and December.

For more information contact:

Facebook – West Central Ohio Autism Community or

Ohio Hands & Voices Support Group

The Ohio Hands & Voices Support Group welcomes families with unilateral and bilateral hearing loss/with or without amplification. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the East/West Dining Rooms at Lima Memorial Health System from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

For more information contact:

Virginia Calvelage
Phone 419-234-8591
Saunya Beck
Phone 419-236-4947


Bridges is a caring support group whose goal is to promote parenting and life skills through classes, practical help, and emotional support. This program is for anyone who is either pregnant or has recently had a baby and is looking for support and assistance.

For more information on the monthly class contact Heartbeat of Lima:

Phone 419-222-7945

Parent Project

The Parent Project is a 10-16 week parent training program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or out of control adolescents and children. The curriculum teaches concrete information, prevention and intervention strategies for the most destructive behaviors such as poor school attendance and performance, alcohol and other drug use, gangs, runaways and violent teens.

For more information contact Family Resource Center:

Phone 419-222-1168

Parenting Support List – Allen County

Parenting list – Allen County