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Support groups

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays – Free seminar features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Topics include: “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations,” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m., at Dalton Gardens Church of Christ, 6439 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 772-0541 or email for more information.


Teen Overeaters Anonymous – 12-step program of recovery. Group discusses what is eating us instead of what we are eating. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Held Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division St. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit for more information.

Temple Keepers Health and Habits – A biblical approach to dealing with unhealthy habits and addictions. Meets Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., New Heights Open Bible Church, 4017 E. 21st Ave.; (509) 599-9080.

The Parent Project – Award winning parent intervention program helps participants become an empowered parent, reduce conflict and improve their parent child relationship. Programs are 10-12 weeks long. Held at Sacred Heart Women’s Center’s Avista Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For more information about fees and locations, call (509) 389-2930, fax (509) 455-8903, visit or email

Understanding Trauma – For survivors of sexual assault; free and open to men, women, adolescents and caregivers of survivors. Offered by The Victim Rights Response Team of Lutheran Community Services. Call (509) 343-5060 to find a group that is right for you; call (509) 747-8224 or visit for more information.

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; for appointment, call (509) 444-8387.

Washington Adoption Reunion Movement – For those involved in search and reunion of adoptions. Meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Mother Bede Room at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center; call Joan DeGroot at (509) 921-0600.

Woman to Woman – For breast cancer patients, survivors, family and friends; meets second and fourth Mondays of the month, 6-7 p.m., Deer Park, Mount Carmel (Colville) and Newport Community hospitals; (800) 228-6618.

Women with Cancer Support Group – For women wanting support and encouragement, meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., Cancer Care Northwest North Spokane Office, 605 E. Holland Ave., Suite 100. Call 228-1244 to register.

Women’s Support Group – Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m. at Fairwinds Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. Soup, salad and dessert is available for $3. Call (509) 448-5660 for more information.

YWCA Domestic Violence For women who have experienced abuse in relationships; free and confidential. Child care available; 829 W. Broadway Ave.; (509) 326-1190, Ext. 139.


ALS Association – meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden; (877) 201-3610.

Alzheimer’s Support Group – Meets the third Saturday of every month, 1:30-3 p.m., Kootenai Medical Center’s classrooms; (208) 772-2542.

AMEND Center Comprehensive educational, treatment and support center for men at the Courthouse Plaza, 520 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene; (208) 665-2432.

Anger-Management Class Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at AMEND Center, 520 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene; (208) 665-2432.

Batterer Treatment Classes are 7:15 p.m. on Mondays and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at AMEND Center, 520 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene; (208) 665-2432.

Bereaved Parents of the USA – Coeur d’Alene Chapter of support group for bereaved parents and families who have experienced the death of a child. Meets the third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 635 E. Haycraft Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call Kathy, (208) 773-5684; or visit

Brain Injury Association of Idaho Seeking persons with brain injuries; relatives, professionals and interested community members to join; write to BIA-Idaho, P.O. Box 414, Boise, ID 83701-0414; (888) 374-3447.

Cancer Support Group at Kootenai Medical Center Meets Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 700 Ironwood Drive; (208) 666-2684;

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW (Honest, Open and Willing) – Twelve-step meeting Mondays, 7-8 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center classrooms. Open to all ages who want a healthy and proven way to lose or maintain weight; (208) 765-5402 or (509) 926-4201.

Debtors Anonymous Meets Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 417 William St., Post Falls; (208) 762-9919 or

Depression and Bipolar Support Group Meets Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way; (208) 691-9674 or (208) 666-2960.

Divorce Adjustment Support Group Meets at Poignant Possibilities, Coeur d’Alene. Call Darwin, (208) 667-8474.

Domestic Violence Support Group Meets 7-9 p.m. Mondays and 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Women’s Center, 1010 Ironwood, Suite 110; (208) 664-9303.

Fat Flush Plan Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St.; (208) 664-1125.

Food Addicts Anonymous – Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the classrooms at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way. Call Becca at (208) 704-1586; or Sasha, (208) 704-1999.

Gamblers Anonymous Coeur d’Alene – Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7-8 p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 503-3884 or (509) 342-4804 or email