The Ridge provides support groups to the Ankeny and greater Des Moines community to help you navigate life. You do not need to be a partner or attend the church in order to take part in support groups. Except for the cost of materials, there are no fees or a minimal fee for most groups, unless otherwise noted. Registration is not required. Every support group places a high priority on protecting your identity and privacy.
What you’ll experience will vary from group to another, but several elements are common. These include:
- The freedom to reveal your true thoughts, feelings and circumstances without condemnation.
- Connection with others who have “been there” and can relate to your situation and talk about their experience, strength and hope.
- The opportunity to find support, healing and encouragement as you deal with life’s challenges.
Some support groups take a break during the summer. However, group leaders are available for support. Contact the Director of Support Groups to be in contact with group leaders.