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 email email@example.com.
Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.
Night Life Support Group – Foster, adoptive, and kinship parents meet the fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Shilo Hills Fellowship, 207 E. Lincoln Road. Call Dru Powers at (509) 928-6697 for more information.
North Idaho/Eastern Washington Gluten Free Support Group – For those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. Monthly meetings feature a roundtable discussion on nutrition, recipes, dining out and more. Call (509) 536-7932 for times and locations and more information or sign up for email reminders at www.meetup.com/NorthID- EasternWA-GlutenFree/.
OCD Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. at 12910 E. Sinto Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is free, donations and volunteering are welcome. Visit www.lifesupportservices.webs.com or contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (509) 869-1069 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous – Meets Mondays, noon, at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Call Roseann at (509) 922-8901 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous – A 12-step program of recovery. Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Meetings available seven days a week for anyone having problems with food. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
Parents of Addicted Teens Group (Fee-Based Support Group) – For information, call (509) 747-6901 and leave a message.
Parkinson’s – Meets the third Monday of the month, 2-4 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. For more information, call (509) 473-2490.
Partners of Addicts (Fee-Based Support Group) – For more information, call (509) 747-6901 and leave a message.
Passages – Provides peer-to-peer support for primary caregivers of children/adolescents with complex mental-health needs. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Volunteers of America Building, 525 W. Second Ave., Passages Parent room. Call (509) 688-1103 or (509) 892-9241.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group – For people with this painful condition causing numbness, tingling, pain in feet and legs. Meets the second Thursday of every other month, at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., 7-9 p.m. Call (509) 995-2991 for more information.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Person (PFLAG) Support Group – Promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQ persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 Ray St. Call (509) 251-2186 or (509) 638-9767, visit www.pflagspokane.org, or email email@example.com for more information.
Post-Abortion Recovery Support Group – Ongoing support for men and women. Call (509) 444-9035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for times and locations.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 2:30 p.m., Women’s Drop-in Center, 218 S. Howard St. Call (509) 455-4249.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – Meets the second Friday of the month, 11 a.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. For information, call (509) 921-6645.
Rectal Cancer – Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7 p.m. For information and location, call Providence Cancer Support Center at (509) 474-5490.
Relationships Support Group – Meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The group focuses on building communication skills in all relationships. For more information and location, call Heart to Heart Counseling and Psychotherapy, (509) 747-7147.
Self-Care Connection – Teaches cancer patients about nutrition, daily activity, relaxation techniques, coping skills, etc. Meets Thursdays, 2:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest Valley Office , 12615 E. Mission, Suite 200, Spokane Valley; and Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest North Spokane Office, 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 100. Call (509) 228-1244 to register.
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People – Meets the second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1313 N. Atlantic St., Rock Pointe East conference room. Hearing-aid compatible FM systems and captioning are available. For more information, email shhh-spokane@ hotmail.com or write to SHHH-Spokane, P.O. Box 3281, Spokane, WA 99220.
Sexaholics – Call (509) 464-3376.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous – For local contact, call (781) 255-8825, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., or visit www.slaafws.org.
Sexually Addicted Men’s Support Group – Meets Tuesday and Thursday nights in Spokane Valley. Contact Stuart at (509) 590-8395.
Senior Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m., East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call Kathy Armstrong at (509) 625-6693.
South Side Bereavement Group – Meets Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; (509) 456-0438.
A brave girl jumps from the rocks on the west side of Tubbs Hill as her two friends watch. (Don Sausser/Facebook photo)
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