Lorrie’s Footprints – For those dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, meets the third Thursday of the month, 1-3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7307 N. Nevada St.; Kerry at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, (509) 482-2022.
Loss of a Child Support Group – For those in need of support in loss of a child of any age through death. Meets Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St. Call Eileen Lyons at (509) 456-0438 for more information.
Loss of Spouse – Sponsored by Hospice of Spokane, for those who have lost a spouse through death. Meets Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m., Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St.; (509) 456-0438.
Mother Baby Time – A support group for moms with new babies. Find reassurance and relief in connecting with other women who are sharing similar experiences – adapting to a new schedule and trying to make the best decisions for the baby and still handling other normal responsibilities. A lactation consultant/nurse specialist will be available to answer questions and offer resources. Meets Wednesdays in September, 10-11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Main Floor, AVISTA Classroom or Children’s Hospital, Fourth Floor Classroom. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-2400 for more information.
Naranon - Support group for relatives and friends of drug addicts. Meets Thursdays, 4 p.m., at Alano Club, 1700 W. Seventh Ave., or Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 230-5423, (509) 921-0361, or (509) 467-9774 for more information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Sponsors free education, support and outreach programs that help make life less difficult for individuals and families, including caregivers of children, affected by mental illness. All teachers, facilitators and speakers are trained volunteers with personal experience either as relatives of or as individuals living with mental illnesses. For information, dates, times and locations for courses and groups, or to schedule a speaker to visit your group, call (509) 838-5515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.