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Diabetes Support Group – The group is led by a certified diabetes educator. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., second floor, Suite 245. For more information call (509) 232-8145.


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

ALS Patient and Caregiver meeting – Sponsored by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Evergreen Chapter, Spokane Branch. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley Call (877) 201-3610 or email for more information.

Alzheimer’s – For locations and times for the 12 support groups in Spokane County, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest chapter at (509) 473-3390.

Alzheimer’s, South Hill – Meets the third Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., Touchmark (The Waterford); Dena Kutrich, (509) 536-2929.

Alzheimer Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., at Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Refreshments provided. Call (509) 924-4388 for more information.

Alzheimer’s – Meets the third Monday of the month, 1:30-3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St.; Margie Berland, (509) 466-2864 or Bill Atchison, (509) 624-9265.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group – Meets the first Friday of the month. 2-3:30 p.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Educational Building, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 924-4388 or visit for more information.

American Family Rights Association – Support meetings online and in Washington state. Families with difficulties involving child custody cases of children placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services are invited to participate. For more information, email; or call Kelly Vick at (509) 217-7710.

Amputee Support Group – Provides opportunity to meet people, share experiences and concerns, enjoy special speakers, and discuss important topics. Meets the , 11 a.m.-noon, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6681 or visit to register and for more information.

Another Way – Alcoholics Anonymous support group. Meets every Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 326-6443 or (509) 230-0231 for more information.

Autism Support Group – Meets the third Wednesday of select months, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 624-3323 for more information.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly to support the bariatric population, Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for more information.

Bereavement Support Groups – Hospice of Spokane offers various support groups. Spouse/Partner Grief: Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m. at Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St., for those who have lost a spouse through death. General Grief: Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division St., or 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., or Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Loss of a Child: Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m., at Hospice of Spokane. Survivor of a Loved One’s Suicide: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Hospice of Spokane. Connections Child/Parent Grief: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., at Hospice of Spokane. Bereavement Support Class: First, second and third Thursdays of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Hospice of Spokane. Call the Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Department for more information and registration at (509) 456-0438 or visit

Bipolar – Meets first and third Tuesdays of the month, 7-9 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya St., (509) 924-1696.

Brain Injury Association of Washington – For survivors, caregivers, families and friends. Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 340-0786.

Breast Cancer – Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month. For times, location or more information, call Tess Taft at (509) 228-1206.

Breast Cancer Support Group – For women who want information and support through stages of cancer; meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest Valley Office, 12615 E. Mission Ave., Suite 200, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 228-1244 to register.

Cancer – Patients, families and friends welcome; first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, Room 6; (509) 474-5490.

Cancer Support Group – Patients, caregivers, families and friends, meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S. Sherman St. Call (509) 228-1206 to register.

Caregiver – For people who are primary caregivers for a family member; meets the first and third Fridays of the month, 2 p.m., Elder Services, 5125 N. Market St. Call (509) 458-7450.

Caregiver Meets monthly at the Holy Family Adult Day Centers: 12715 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley; 6018 N. Astor St. and 4827 S. Palouse Highway. Call (509) 482-2475.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Meets Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Alano Club, 1700 W. Seventh Ave.; and Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at “One” Church, 15601 E. 24th Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 747-6320 for more information.

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 Organization – A self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Open to parents, siblings, grandparents and other bereaved family members ages 14 years and older. Meets the second Monday of the month, 6:15-7:45 p.m., at Shadle Public Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Call (509) 483-4009 for more information.

“Connections” Bereavement Support For Families – Special support group led by Hospice of Spokane counselors for families with children in grades 1-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Designed to help children and the adults who love them find a safe environment for the expression of feelings, recognize that they are not alone in their grief, understand that grief is a normal expression of loss, and learn about parenting a grieving child. Call (509) 456-0438 for more information and to register.

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.

Death of Infant or Child Support – Sponsored by the Spokane Chapter M.I.S.S. Foundation. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Center for Family Development, 1404 E. 11th Ave.; (509) 744-1117.

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 Support Group – Offering help and hope to those going through divorce. Meets Thursdays at 6:45 p.m., Room 213, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. For more information, call Hazel at (509) 235-5895 or the church at (509) 747-1058.

DivorceCare Recovery Support Group – Meets Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $25 for workbook. Call Brian at (509) 533-6800 or Sandee at (509) 892-5255 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 experiencing 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, alternate second Thursday or Saturday 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) 951-8480 or email

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 Carnitas Room of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For more information, call Maureen Reynolds at (509) 456-0567 or email

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – 12-step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Held Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bonner General Hospital, 520 N. Third Ave., Sandpoint; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint; Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., at Kootenai Medical Hospital, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene; Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St.; Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., at Gritman Hospital, 700 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho; and Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., at Pullman Presbyterian Church, 1650 N.E. Stadium Way, Pullman. Call (208) 265-4936 for more information.

To have your group that is open to the public included in this listing, send relevant information, including the daytime phone number for a contact, to: The Spokesman-Review, Editorial Department, Support Group Listings, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210.


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