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Support groups

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Thursdays, 7 a.m. weigh-in, 8 a.m. meeting, Reardan Presbyterian Church, 150 W. Spokane Ave.; (509) 244-3708.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Mondays, 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 meeting. Cheney Community Church, Third and Fern Street; Kirby Clark, (509) 235-4868.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for weigh-in, 7 p.m. for meeting, Southridge Community Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Call Pam at (509) 217-7978 for more information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. weigh-in, 9:15 meeting; Eagles Lodge, 16801 E. Sprague Ave.; Jo, (509) 928-5460.

Temple Keepers Health and Habits – A biblical approach to dealing with unhealthy habits and addictions. Meets Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., New Heights Open Bible Church, 4017 E. 21st Ave.; (509) 599-9080.

Understanding Trauma – For survivors of sexual assault; free and open to men, women, adolescents and caregivers of survivors. Offered by The Victim Rights Response Team of Lutheran Community Services. Call (509) 343-5060 to find a group that is right for you; call (509) 747-8224 or visit for more information.

Veterans Outreach Center Free counseling for male and female veterans sexually assaulted or harassed during their military service, and for war zone veterans and significant others; for appointment, call (509) 444-8387.

Washington Adoption Reunion Movement – For those involved in search and reunion of adoptions. Meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Mother Bede Room at Sacred Heart Medical Center; call Joan DeGroot at (509) 921-0600.

Wellness Walking Club for Those in Grief – For those who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. Walks are led by Hospice of Spokane volunteers every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., through Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave. Call (509) 456-0438 or e-mail aflanigan@hospiceof for more information.

Woman to Woman – For breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends; meets second and fourth Mondays of the month, 6-7 p.m., Deer Park, Mount Carmel (Colville) and Newport community hospitals; (800) 228-6618.

Women’s Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Women with Cancer Support Group – For women wanting support and encouragement,;meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest North Spokane Office, 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 100. Call (509) 228-1244 to register.

Women’s Support Group – Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m. at Fairwinds Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. Soup, salad and dessert is available for $3. Call (509) 448-5660 for more information.

YWCA Domestic Violence For women who have experienced abuse in relationships; free and confidential. Child care available; 829 W. Broadway Ave.; (509) 326-1190, ext. 139.

AIDS Coalition – For meetings in the area, call the Inland Northwest AIDS Coalition at (509) 622-0721.

Adult Co-Victims to Homicide or Other Violent Death – For information about times and places, call Dan Fox at Lutheran Community Services, (509) 747-8224.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Support Groups – Support and sharing experiences from living with or loving teenagers addicted to alcohol. The primary purpose is to help friends and families of alcoholics. Call (509) 456-2125 or visit for more information.

Al-Anon Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support and sharing experiences from growing up in an alcoholic home. Call (509) 456-2125 or visit for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous – For meeting times and locations, visit or call the Spokane Central office at (509) 624-1442.