Kentucky Divorce Support Groups, by county

We would like to pull together information about divorce support in all 120 Kentucky counties. If you know of other groups anywhere in the state (other than the DivorceCare groups documented at the bottom of this page), please let us know via the suggestions page.

Jefferson County

Divorce Recovery Louisville - that's us! Call Now
(formerly the Louisville Divorce Recovery Support Group)
502-896-4425 - church office
at Crescent Hill Baptist Church
2800 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Contact person: Steve Santo
Founded in 1982, Divorce Recovery Louisville 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. Walk-ins are welcome - no advance notice necessary. Members usually share a meal together at a restaurant after group.

Four Sundays in February and March 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 Call Now
Archdiocese of Louisville, Center for Family Ministries
1200 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40203
The page above notes that the following parishes often have groups and/or programs for persons experiencing divorce. Please contact them for information, dates & times:
   St. Gabriel – 502-239-5481
   St. Margaret Mary – 502-426-1588
   Our Lady of Lourdes – 502-896-0241

Southeast Christian Church Call Now
920 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY
See the full list of encounter groups. This campus offers both DivorceCare and Divorce Support groups.

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

Fayette County

Immanuel Baptist Church
3100 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40517
This church offers a full slate of support groups for families during and after divorce: Divorce Care, Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting. Call for dates.

Kenton County

New Beginnings
Family Ministry Office
Diocese of Covington
meetings at Catholic Charities, 3629 Church Street, Latonia, KY.

Introductory Separated/Divorced Group (8-week series) 7:00PM-8:30PM. 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. New groups begin in January, February, March, September and October.
On-Going Support Third Monday of each month 7:00-8:30 p.m. For those who have completed the Introductory Group, this time is 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. Not always offered - check for availability.

National and Internet Resources

Reddit's implementation of a moderated on-line divorce support group is pretty interesting, like used to be on usenet. You can lurk as long as you want, but need to sign up with the username of your choice to post or reply.

"We have a very diverse viewpoint in this sub. We have Christians, Atheists, Agnostics, hippies, yuppies, hipsters, old farts, gentle curmudgeons, sarcastic barwenches, webcam girls, attorneys, gypsys, accountants, soldiers, sailors, airmen, police officers, peaceful resistors, lost souls...get the picture yet? We're all different, but for one reason or another, we all belong to the fellowship of suffering that is divorce. For that reason alone, we all respect one another's advice, opinions, and perspectives. You do not have to agree with someone, but you do have to respect them."

You'll see posts like:

- Does it ever stop hurting to pass the child off like a baton?
- Please help me understand STBX's actions
- My parents are getting divorced
- How to get over the rage?

Sound familiar?

DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)
DivorceCare is one of four ministries of Church Initiative, a nondenominational, nonprofit ministry based in North Carolina that serves more than 17,000(!) churches worldwide. DivorceCare provides a 13-week faith-based curriculum of video presentations, reading material, discussion, and sharing. There are currently about 50 DivorceCare groups and about 5 DC4K groups meeting in Kentucky, easily found using the 'Find a Group' link on the web sites above. Be sure to look at the 'Other Possible Locations' part of the list which shows past sponsors who might not have entered their current group meeting times into the DivorceCare database.

The other two ministries are GriefShare and Single&Parenting. Church Initiative is a strongly evangelical organization.