October 15, 2010 in Features

Spokane Support groups


Coffee Time Support Group – Foster, adoptive, and kinship parents meet the third Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call Dru Powers at (509) 928-6697 for more information.

Compassionate Friends of Spokane – For parents and grandparents who have lost a child. Meets the second Monday of the month, 7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Call Mary Ann at (509) 328-1147 for more information.

Dads Helping Dads – Meets Fridays, 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St., to discuss the important roles fathers play in their children’s lives. Contact Terrence at (509) 290-6494 for more information.

Diabetes Education Center Meets Mondays and Tuesdays at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood; Call (509) 232-8138 for more information.

Displaced Homemakers Sponsored by Community Colleges of Spokane, it is open to women in transition. Meets fall through spring; free; (509) 279-6065.

Divorce Recovery Group – Offers support for divorce grief and recovery. Speakers, discussion, information and videos explore the problems of divorce to help participants find hope and healing. Meets Thursdays, 6:45 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Child care is available. Cost is $45, scholarships are available. Call the church at (509) 747-1058 or Hazel Newkirk at (509) 235-5895 or visit www.spokanefpc.org for more information.

Domestic Violence Recovery Group – ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministries and Services) offers free, faith-based classes in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas for women who are or have experienced domestic abuse. Call (866) 262-9284 for locations and more information.

Down Syndrome Family Network Support Group – Meets Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Garland Avenue Alliance Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave.; contact Carolee Spradley at (509) 499-8792.

Dystonia Support Group – Conversation group, meets first Thursday of the month, 2-3:15 p.m., at Marie Callendars Restaurant and Bakery, 2111 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley; educational meeting, second Thursday of the month, 1:30-3 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., in the board room; meditation meeting, third Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St.; working session, fourth Thursday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m., at individual homes. Call (509) 891-9131 or e-mail denise@designden.com.

Epilepsy Education and Support – Educational seminar/support groups for adults and teens; (509) 325-1128.

Families Supporting Families - Meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month for families of those with eating disorders; 6:30 p.m. in the Caritas Room of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For more information, call Maureen Reynolds at (509) 456-0567 or e-mail mrnreynolds@yahoo.com.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – Meets Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St.; call Mary at (509) 443-5580.

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