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Support Groups in Washington State
All addresses are in Bellingham, Washington and all area codes are 360 unless otherwise noted.

Please contact group before attending to confirm time and day.

Displaced Homemakers Support Group (Turning Point), Life/Career Planning Class four to five times a year. Courage to Change workshop in conjunction with the classes. Workshops are held the day before each one of the classes begin. Contact Information - Robin Bailey- Program coordinator (360) 676-2170 Ext 3415 or Lacey McNielly- Program assistant (360) 676-2170 Ext 3416

Down Syndrome Outreach: Education and support for those dealing with Trisomy 21. Information on times and location of meetings: 384-9518, 398-8006.

Explorations: a lecture and demonstration series on mind and body wellness and how it affects cancer patients, that is offered monthly, 5:30 to 7 p.m., one Monday each month, St. Joseph Hospital Community cancer Center, 3217 Squalicum Parkway. Information: 738-6701.

Family and Friends of Cancer Patients: Meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Cancer Education Center: 738-6701.

Family and Friends of Epilepsy Support Group: 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday of month, Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. Information: Mark Anderson, 734-9581.

Fibromyalgia Education and Support Group: Meets every second Wednesday of each month, St. Joseph Hospital, South Campus, 809 East Chestnut, in the Rehab conference room, from 12:30 - 2:00pm. For information please call (360) 715-6420.

Gluten Intolerance Group:  A partner of the national group, "Gluten Intolerance Group of North America". A support group that meets September thru May, the 1st Tuesday of each month at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center. Information web site: www.glutenfreeway.info Email : [email protected]

Grief Support Group: 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at
St. Luke's Health Education Center,
3333 Squalicum Pkwy.,
Bellingham, WA.
Sponsored by Whatcom Hospice.
Information: http://www.hospicehelp/events.htm,
360-733-5877 or [email protected]

Head Injury Support Group: 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Monday, South Campus Rehab Center, St. Joseph Hospital. Information: 733-6714 or 371-3815.

Heart Disease (CARDIAC) Support Group: Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, at the St. Lukes Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. This free meeting is open to all heart patients, spouses, family and friends. For additional information, please call the SJH Cardiac Rehab Department at 738-6719. Facilitated by Connie Morse.

Heart to Heart Adoption Alliance: 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Bellingham Covenant Church, 920 E. Sunset Drive. Information: 734-4074, 366-3122.

Hemimelia Support Group: An international information and support group Internet resource for people concerned with missing or abnormal length limbs. Hemimelia is a partial or total absence of a bone in either the lower leg or the forearm. It is a rare condition that is present at birth.
Contact: information pages at www.hemimelia.co.uk

Hepatitis C Support Group: Information, education and support.10:30 a.m. first Monday, Health Support Center, 1212 Indian St. 6:30 p.m. third Monday, Health Support Center, 1212 Indian Street 733-6714.

HIV/AIDS Support Group: for persons infected with HIV/AIDS, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sean Humphrey House. Information: 671-0703.

HIV/AIDS Support Group: for family, friends, partners and care givers of people who are HIV positive or living with AIDS. Information: 671-0703.

Interstitial Cystitis Bellingham Support Group: Education and support. 7 to 8:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday (except December), St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. Information 384-5923.

Kidney Disease Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m., 1st Tuesday of every month. Information: Judy Perry at the Mt. Baker Kidney Center, 734-4243.

La Leche League: support and information for women choosing to breast feed, 10 a.m., second Wednesday, Bellingham Covenant Church, 920 E. Sunset Drive; 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday, call for location. Information: 966-2128, 592-5052 or 595-2403.

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA): 7:30 p.m. third Wednesday, St. Lukes Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. Information: 734-8451 or 733-2434.

Limb Disorder Support Group: An international information and support group Internet resource for people concerned with missing or abnormal length limbs ( Hemimelia). Hemimelia is a partial or total absence of a bone in either the lower leg or the forearm. It is a rare condition that is present at birth.
Contact: information pages at www.hemimelia.co.uk

Lung Club Support Group: 2 p.m. first Monday, St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. Information: Julius Goldman 671-3813 or (800) 233-3813.

Lupus Support Group: 2 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, no meeting July or August, Baywood Park clubhouse, 4672 Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Information: 371-2557.

Lynden Human Life: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. Information and location: 354-3862.

Manic Depression & Depressive Support Group of Whatcom County: 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Health Support Center, 1212 Indian St. Information: 733-1627.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS): National Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-344-4867

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of Whatcom County: Free advocacy, education and support for families and individuals affected by serious mental illnesses.

Education meetings: 2nd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. Call NAMI Whatcom office (or visit website) for location.
Family Support meetings: 3rd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. at the Health Support Center, 1212 Indian Street, Bellingham.
Tel: (360) 671-4950
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.healthsupportcenter.org/nami.shtml

Neurofibromatosis (NF) Support Group: Information 734-9615 or 733-6714.

New Beginnings Support Group: for women who are in or have been in abusive relationships, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays. Information: Whatcom Crisis Center Domestic Violence program, 715-1563 or 1-877-715-1563.

New Horizons: social support group for widowed people: For information and schedule of meetings call 734-6144.

NIH Senior Health: The doctors of FCN recommend this premier medical information website for senior adults,  developed and maintained by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Ageing and the National Library of medicine. Find more information at http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

Northwest Braille Services: Braille transcriptions and information. Contact: 384-6494.

Overeaters Anonymous: A free 12 step based support group for adults (18 and over). Information: 360-676-2279.

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