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Support groups

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias – Support group for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their families will meet through the end of June. A pre-enrollment interview is required. For information or to schedule an interview call Megan Fredrickson or Joel Loiacono at 483-8456.

Inland Food Allergy Support Team – For parents of children with food allergies; meeting Friday, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Schoenberg Center on the Gonzaga University campus, 502 E. Boone; contact Susan Wood-Gaines at 325-7208 or e-mail

Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing – General meeting June 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rockpointe East, 1313 N. Atlantic; e-mail to Mary Jo Harvey at


Spokane Parent to Parent Support Group – For parents who have children with disabilities. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (call for times), The Arc of Spokane, 127 W. Boone. Call 328-6326; fax, 328-6342; or e-mail,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Reardan Presbyterian Church, 150 W. Spokane Ave. Call 244-3708.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – Mondays at 5:30 p.m. weigh in, 6:30 meeting. Cheney Community Church, Third and Fern St., Cheney. Call Kirby Clark at 235-4868.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) – Meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard. For information call 325-4797.

Valley Medical Center Grief Support Group – at Valley Medical Center. Call 473-7145 for dates and times.

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. Call 444-8387 for an appointment.

Victim/Survivor Support Group – meets the first and third Thursdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Call 477-3646.

Well Spouse Support Group – meets on the second Wednesday of every month, Providence Center for Faith and Healing. Call 220-7124.

Woman to Woman – This support group for breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month from 6-7 p.m. at Deer Park, Mount Carmel (Colville) and Newport Community Hospitals; (800) 228-6618.

YWCA Domestic Violence Support Groups – for women who have experienced abuse in relationships. Free and confidential. Child care available. 829 W. Broadway. Call 326-1190, ext. 139.

Adolescent Support Group – For children having trouble understanding and coping with chronic illness in a family. This group meets from 5:30-7 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital on Mondays. The cost is free. Call 533-5470 for information.

Adult Adoptee Group – For adult adoptees to examine how having two families of origin affects adult life and relationships, exploration of search and reunion; facilitated by the Children’s Home Society. Call 747-4174.

AIDS Coalition – For support group meetings in and around the city of Spokane, call the Inland Northwest AIDS Coalition; 622-0721.

Alcoholics Anonymous – If you or someone you know has a drinking problem, visit, or call the Spokane Central office at 624-1442 to find a meeting.

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

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Group – facilitated by Audrey Burr, A.C.S.W. meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 3 p.m. 140 S. Arthur, fifth floor conference room. Call 533-5470.

Alzheimer’s Support Group – Contact the Inland Northwest Alzheimer’s Association at 483-8456 for locations and times in Spokane, Grant and Whitman counties.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, South Hill – The Waterford on the South Hill hosts meetings the third Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Call Kelle Madden at 536-2929.

Alzheimer’s Support Group – Meets the third Monday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. For information call 747-1085.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group – meets the fist Monday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Contact Lisa Markham at 484-2345.

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 information visit; e-mail, or call Kelly Vick at 217-7710.

Beats and Rythms – for young adults with congenital heart disease. Meets second Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Notre Dame-Bernard Morin Room, 20 W. Ninth. Call 893-9071.

Better Breathers Meeting – Sponsored by the American Lung association, this support group for adults with lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD or pulmonary fibrosis meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. For information call 325-6516.

Bereavement Support Group – Presented by the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, the next bereavement support group starts in September. For information as well as times and places call 474-3008.

Bereavement Support Group – Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, is offering this support group for those wishing to explore the spiritual dimensions of losing a loved one on Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. For information call 456-0438.

Bipolar Support Group – first and third Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Mary Bede Room, L3, east of cafeteria. For information, call the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at 838-5515.

Bipolar Support Group – meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya. Call Abe at 924-1696 for information.

Brain Injury Association of Washington – For survivors, families and professionals, second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. Call Irene at 473-6153.

Breast Cancer Support Group – meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital. Call 325-8716.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Meets first and third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest, 12615 E. Mission, Suite 200. The group is free; call 325-8716 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Patients, families and friends welcome from 5:30-7 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Call 474-5490.

Cancer Support Group – Meets first and third Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest, South Office, 601 S. Sherman, 747-4316; Another group meets the first and third Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Class Room B, 12606 E. Mission. Call Sandy at 325-8716.

Caregiver Support Group for people who are primary caregivers for a family member. Meets the first and the third Fridays, 2 p.m., Elder Services, 5125 N. Market. Call 458-7450.

Caregiver Support Groups – Meet monthly at all three Holy Family Adult Day Center locations: 12715 E. Mission, 6018 N. Astor and 4827 S. Palouse Highway. Call 482-2475.

Celebrate Recovery – a Christian 12-step ministry meets Fridays from 7-10 p.m. at Southside Christian Church, 2934 E. 27th. Call the church at 535-2301 or visit the Web site at

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders – Also hyperactivity, social or other behavior problems, fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., 1620 N. Monroe. Call 327-8039.

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group – Telephone reassurance. Call 487-4861.

Codependents Anonymous – meets Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Westminster Congregational Church, 411 S. Washington. Call 624-1366.

Co-Dependents Anonymous – Meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2404 N. Howard. For information, call 244-3590.

Codependency Therapy Support Group and Couples Therapy and Support Group – Call David Stanzak, M.S.W., 747-7147.

Compulsive/Self-Sabotaging Behavior – Wednesdays, 5 p.m., insurance accepted. Call David Stanzak, M.S.W. at 747-7147

Child/Parent Bereavement Program – Bereavement group for children, youth and adults through Hospice of Spokane. Meets the first and third Wednesdays throughout the school year, 6 p.m. at 121 S. Arthur. Call Eileen Lyons, 456-0438.