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Wisconsin Support Groups

There are two different types of support groups in Wisconsin -- Peer-led Support Groups and Professionally-led Support Groups.

 Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact supportgroups@resolve.org.

Janesville
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.
Location: Hedberg Public Library Community Room, 3165 Main Street, Janesville, WI
Host: Amanda
Please contact Amanda at ResolveJanesville@outlook.com before attending your first meeting.

Madison
RESOLVE Infertility Support
On hiatus. If interested in resuming meetings, please email supportgroups@resolve.org

Milwaukee
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.
Location: Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Avenue, Lower Level, Shorewood, WI
Host: Leigh Lane-Peine
Please contact Leigh Lane-Peine at leighlanepeine@yahoo.com before attending your first meeting.

St. Croix
General Infertility Support Group

Meets on the second Monday of every month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Hudson Bagel & Coffee, Hudson, WI 54016
Host: Lauren Chantelois
Please contact Lauren at laurenchantelois@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Shawano
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. First meeting to be held on October 18, 2016.
Location: Shawano, WI
Host: Erin Prey
Please contact Erin at 715.853.8624 or eriel44@hotmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Southeastern Wisconsin
Infertility, Loss, Secondary Infertility and Adoption Support Group
Meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM
Host: Shelly
Please contact Shelly at resolvemke@gmail.com before attending your first meeting and to be added to our local online private Facebook groups.

Southeastern Wisconsin 
Secondary Infertility Support Group
Meets once a month
Host: Bethany Bernhard
Please contact Bethany at resolvemke@gmail.com or call 262.470.1147 before attending your first meeting and to be added to our local online private Facebook group. 

 Professionally-led Support Groups

Professionally-led Support Groups are more structured than peer groups and form at various times throughout the year. They are led by trained and licensed therapists who are professional members of RESOLVE and specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by the struggle of Infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involves fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

Madison Infertility Support Group
Meets the first Tuesday of every month 5:30PM  to 7:30PM
Location: Fertile Ground Psychotherapy, 715 Hill Street, Ste 270, Madison, WI 53705
Led by Ruth Ellen Saul, LCSW. 608.469.8181 or info@ruthellensaul.com
Join this free drop-in support group. Open to individuals and couples. Calls are appreciated prior to your first attendance.