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Corbin Support Group – For caregivers who are coping with memory-impaired loved ones. Meets the first Thursday of the month, 2 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Call 327-1584 for information.

Diabetes Support Group – Adult group for insulin-dependent and noninsulin-dependent diabetics meets the first Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth. Call 624-7478 or (800) 464-4372.

Diabetes Education Center – Meets weekly, Monday and Tuesday, at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Call 232-8138 for information and times.

Displaced Homemakers Sponsored by Community Colleges of Spokane, open to women in transition. Meets fall, winter and spring quarters. Free; call 279-6060.

Domestic Violence Support Group – meets Thursdays, noon, Women’s Drop-in Center, 218 S. Howard. Call 455-4249.

Edgecliff Nar-Anon – For family and friends of drug addicts, this group meets Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya. For information, call Carole at 924-1051 or Walt and Lois at 489-6368.

Education and Support Group for Parents of ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities and Substance Abuse – Diagnosis and treatment information available. Call Dr. Bob at 455-8891 or (208) 784-8891 for times, places and more information.

Epilepsy Education and Support – Presentation and discussion for adults and teens on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., Lindaman Center, 315 W. Mission. Call Sharon Johnston, 325-1128, or e-mail

Family to Family Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 Northwest Blvd. Call 838-5515.

Fibromyalgia Support Group – Meets the third Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m. Call Connie Moody at 466-5090 or Beckie Giles at 292-2792.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement Support Program – This program, offered by Hospice of Spokane, offers individual counseling on a sliding fee scale. Group counseling is also available, as well as Camp Chmepa, an annual camp for children and youths. For meeting times and more information call 456-0438.

Grief and Loss Support Group – Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, is offering this support group on Mondays at 6 p.m. For information call 456-0438.

Grief and Loss Bereavement Support Group – A new group is forming with Dr. Don Barlow. Cost is $20 per session. For information call 535-7466.

Grief Share Support Group – For those experiencing a loss and struggling to cope. Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne. For information call 891-1111 or 924-0339.

Huntington’s Disease Group – Meets the third Wednesday of every other month, 7-8 p.m., Deaconess Education Building. Contact Rhea Kline at 747-4735 for more information.

Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. For information call the Hospice at 456-0438.

Infant Death Support Group – The M.I.S.S. Foundation presents this support group for parents who have lost a child through stillbirth, SIDS or neonatal death. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.; contact Sarah Bain at 328-5898 or e-mail

Inland Northwest Celiac Explorers – Meets the third Saturday of April and September; call Melba Tschirley at 922-4366.

Learning Disabilities Association – Helping youth with learning disabilities; call 238-4496.

Lilac Blind Foundation – “Ex-sighted” group for the visually impaired and legally blind meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10-11:30 a.m., Lilac Blind Foundation, 1212 N. Howard. Call 328-9116.

Loss of Spouse Support Group – Sponsored by Hospice of Spokane, this support group is for those who have lost a spouse through death. Meets every Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., 121 S. Arthur. Call Eileen Lyons at 456-0438.

Lupus Foundation of America, Spokane – Meets monthly. Call Debbie at 990-4865 or (877) 774-2992.

MDA Free Support Group – The Muscular Dystrophy Association offers support groups in the Spokane area for individuals and their families affected by neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Call Audrey Burr at 533-5470.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America – Meets the second Monday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Valley Senior Center, 11423 E. Mission. Call Helen Anderson at 921-5608.

National Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Groups – Meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7307 N. Nevada. Family group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley, suite 200. Valley group meets the last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission; call the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 482-2022.

“Life After Loss” Support Group – For those who are through the early stages of grief and are ready to move forward, Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, is offering this support group on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Call before attending; contact Eileen Lyons, 456-0438.

Loss of Child Support Group – For adults grieving the death of a child of any age, this support group offered by Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. For information call Eileen Lyons at 456-0438.

Lorrie’s Footprints – The support group for multiple sclerosis meets the third Thursday of the month, 1-3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7307 N. Nevada. Call Stacey of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 482-2022.

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