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Support groups

Spouse Grief Support Group – For those in need of support in loss of a spouse through death. Meets Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m., Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St. Call Eileen Lyons at (509) 456-0438 for more information.

Stroke Support Group – Provides education, peer support, special events and social networking for stroke survivors, family, friends and caregivers. Meets the third Thursday of each month, 3-4 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6681 or visit www.stlukes rehab.org/sub.aspx?id=495 to register and for more information.

Stroke Support Group – For inpatients, discharged patients, families and caregivers, providing education, sharing resources and offering emotional support. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, noon-1 p.m., Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 5, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-3957 or (509) 482-1855 for more information.

Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide Support Group – For friends and family who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St. Call Eileen Lyons at (509) 456-0438 for more information.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests – Meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2011 W. Garland Ave.; contact Michael at (509) 701-4730.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Thursdays, 9 a.m., Reardan Presbyterian Church, 150 W. Spokane Ave.; (509) 244-3708.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Mondays, 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 meeting. Cheney Community Church, Third and Fern Street; Kirby Clark, (509) 235-4868.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. weigh-in, 9:15 meeting; Eagles Lodge, 16801 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley; Jo, (509) 928-5460.

Telephone MS Support Group – Meet with others with MS and find support via the telephone. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 1-2 p.m. Group focuses on emotional support, discusses research and emerging therapies, symptom management and sometimes has guest speakers. Phone participants welcome to remain anonymous. Call 1-888-279-3775, Code 4001 #, or email msphonesupportgroup@q.com. No registration required.

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. Times and locations vary. For more information about fees and locations, call (509) 389-2930, fax (509) 455-8903, visit www.parentproject.com or email cgbagley@peoplepc.com.

Transgender Children’s Playgroup and Parents Group – Open to all gender-nonconforming and transgender children 13 and younger, the playgroup provides a supportive space for children to socialize. A professionally facilitated parents support group runs concurrently. Both groups free; screening interview required. Contact Marybeth Markham at transgendercare@live.com or (509) 795-6437.

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) 343-5039 or visit www.lcsnw.org for more information.

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