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Indiana

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE INDIANA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.
You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

BIRDIE MEYER
State-wide

Perinatal Mood Disorders Program
Indiana University Women’s Health Services
317-363-4622 TEXT OR CALL
bmeyer@postpartum.net

SARA POLLARD
Greater Indianapolis Area

Mental Health Consultant
Nurse-Family Partnership®
317-296-3190
rnssp74@netzero.net
Sara is on leave.

KATHY JAMES
Mishawaka Area
574-850-0478 TEXT OR CALL
kathyjameslcsw@yahoo.com

Celeste Chapko
NW Indiana
219-742-4149 TEXT OR CALL
celestechapko@childbirthmelodies.com


INDIANA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Indianapolis

Indiana University Health
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA
Support Groups weekly during the day
Call for Registration
Bmeyer2@iuhealth.org
317-962-8191

Taking Back Motherhood:  A Support Group for Pregnant and Postpartum Moms
Fishers YMCA Community Room
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
10:00-11:30 am
Free
Non-mobile infants are welcome to attend the group; Play and Learn child care is available for infants and/or older siblings (free for Y members, $5/hour/child for non-members)
Please contact Janna for a brief phone screening before your first group (317-775-3030, janna@livestransforming.com

 

Greenfield
Meeting at Hancock Regional Hospital
In the Bariatric Classroon, located on the lower level
Every Wednesday, 6-7:30pm
317-649-4221

Franciscan St. Francis Health
Jan Link, MS, LMFT, LCSW, LCAC
Support Groups meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11am
610 E. Southport Rd. Suite 100
317-782-6503

St. Vincent
Call for group locations and times
St. Vincent Carmel Women’s Center
13420 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032
317.582.7150

St. Vincent Women’s
8111 Township Line Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317.415.7676

St. Vincent Primary Care Center
8414 Naab Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317.338.7516

Community Health Network
“You are no alone”: Postpartum Support Group
When: Every Tuesday from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Community North Hospital, Classroom 4004
Following the lactation support group that runs from 10:30am to 12noon.
No cost, registration is not required. You are welcome to bring your baby and/or partner.
For more information contact Melissa Gill, MSW, RBC, LCSW (317) 621-9628
CHN PPD Tues Support

Hendricks Regional Health Danville
Catherine Farthing, MSW,LSW
Jenni Russell, MSW, LSW
Telephone: 317-718-0418
clfarth@hendricks.org 

NOBLESVILLE
Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month
10 AM to noon in the lower level of the women’s pavilion (in the dad’s retreat) at Riverview Hospital 

MONTGOMERY

Let There be Light
Creating hope and connections for women struggling with  unexpected emotional symptoms during or after pregnancy.
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Location:  Providence Mennonite Church
4738 US-50 Montgomery IN 47558
Call our warmline: (812) 254-8620 x 1347 with questions
Child care available
Light Refreshments
Led by Women’s  Health Center, Nurses of the Daviess Community Hosptial

Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne
Fee: none
Telephone: 260.435.7069
Michelle DeArmond RN BS, IBCLC

LAFAYETTE
Support group
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Kathyry Weil Center
Fee: none
Telephone:  765-449-5133

KATHY JAMES, LCSW
Mishawaka
Email:  kathyjameslcsw@yahoo.com

Valparaiso   FB Page:  Beyond the Baby Blues NWI
Beyond the Blues; NWI Peer Support Group
Natalie Ladra
Telephone: 219-331-1945

CROWN POINT  FB Page:  Beyond the Baby Blues NWI

Beyond the Baby Blues Peer Support Group
1st Monday of the Month at 6pm
Childbirth Melodies
138 S. Main St. Suite 200  Crown Point, IN 46307
For more information, call Celeste Chapko at 219.742.4149

SOUTH BEND
Fee:  None
Telephone:  574-647-3243
Phone support and referrals

KOKOMO

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group

2nd and 4th Mondays at 2pm
St. Joseph Education Center
615 St. Joseph Dr.
Julie Morgan, RN, IBCLC, ICCE
St.Joseph Hospital
1907 W. Sycamore St.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone:  765.456.5655
morganj@stjoseph.stvincent.org


EVANSVILLE

Moms Support Circle
The Women’s Hospital
Fee: none
Meets first Tuesday morning and third Tuesday evening of every month (pre-registration is required, please call or sign up online)
Telephone: 812-842-4275
Email: maternalcareeducators@deaconess.com
The Women’s Hospital
4199 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630
Babies under age 1 welcome
Additional information www.deaconess.com/calendars/community-calendar, then type Moms Support Circle or select support groups category

First Tuesday Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support Group
St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children
Fee: none
Miranda Wahnsiedler MSN, AGCNS, RNC-OB, Group Facilitator
Telephone: 812-485-6016 for more information
Meets every Thursday (except holidays) @ 12-1pm and 5-6pm
Hospital for Women & Children Gift Conference Room
3700 Washington Ave Evansville, IN 47750
Babies/significant others are welcome
Additional information on times and locations stmarys.org/class

PAOLI

The Village
IU Health Paoli Hospital at the Sprout Café
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month—Babes in arms welcome
Call 812-723-7979 for information and Support

MUNCIE

Mothers Unite
Every 3rd Tuesday@Northwest YMCA
6:30-8pm
Childcare FREE for members/$5 for non-members
Contact: Nicole Kaplan  765-313-8089  ecibirth@gmail.com
FORT WAYNE
Mama Moods Group
Every Tuesday at 5:30pm
Transportation and Childcare for 2 years and under available
1025 W. Rudisill
(206) 469-4076
More info

EVENTS

  • Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions.