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Support Groups

PSPH (Main hospital building): 413 Lilly Road NE, Olympia WA

PSPH Bldg. #2 (Emilie Gamelin Pavilion): 410 Providence Lane, Olympia WA

PSPH Bldg. #3 (Professional Bldg.): 525 Lilly Road NE, Olympia WA

Mother Joseph Care Center: 3333 Ensign Road, Olympia WA

PSPCDC (Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center): 4800 College Street SE, Lacey WA

ADD

When: Third Wednesday of each month

Description: For adults with attention deficit disorder.

For information: Call (360) 786-5070

ALS

When: First Tuesday of each month, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Emilie Gamelin Pavilion, 3rd floor

Description: ALS group is for those adults diagnosed with ALS, their family members, friends and caregivers. Interested persons please contact the facilitator.

For information: Contact Leslie Mayne at (253) 272.6200 for details.

Bereavement

Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice offers bereavement support groups in multiple locations. Groups are led by a licensed counselor. For details, call (360) 493-4667.

Brain Injury

Chapter of the WA State Head Injury Foundation.

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where: PSPH Bldg. #2, 3rd floor conference room

Description: For persons/survivors of head injury, families and caregivers.

For information: Call (360) 878-7240 or olybraininjury@hotmail.com

Breastfeeding

For information: Call (360) 754-8080

Cancer Counseling

Description: For individuals diagnosed with cancer. Offered by a licensed oncology social worker. Free.

For information: (360) 493-7960

Enhancing Life Through the Cancer Journey

When: Thursdays, twice per month, 6:30 p.m-8 p.m.

Where: Lobby of Providence Regional Cancer System-Lacey, 4525 Third Ave. SE, Suite 200

Description: A diagnosis of cancer is life-transforming. It can make you feel frightened and isolated. This support group is a safe place to talk about feelings that may be difficult to discuss with family and friends.

Contact: Cobie Whitten, PhD, (360) 789-7576

Family-to-Family: Mental health education program

Sponsored by the Thurston-Mason Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org

When: Sessions begin in January, May and September each year. Classes are two-and-a-half hours, once a week, for 12 weeks.

Where: PSPH, Meeting room to be announced.

Description: 12-week program for families of individuals with mental illness (a.k.a. brain disorders). Taught by trained family members. Pre-registration required. All course materials are provided free of charge.

For information: Call the NAMI Thurston Mason Office, (360) 493-6021.

Look Good, Feel Better

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Providence Regional Cancer System, 3rd Ave., Lacey

Description: Consultation on self-image, cosmetics and hair/wig/turban options. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

For information: Call (800)-ACS-2345 to register

Mended Hearts

When: First Thursday of each month, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: PSPH, Cardiac Rehab Classroom

Description: For cardiac patients and their support persons.

For information: Contact Diane Caputo at (360) 705-1271 for details.

NAMI Family Support

When:1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 6 p.m.

Where: Providence St. Peter Hospital, 2nd floor, Classroom #202.

Description: This support group is for family members who need support and understanding as they help a loved one who is suffering from mental illness (a.k.a brain disorders)

For Information: Contact the NAMI Thurston Mason Office (360) 493-6021

Overeaters Anonymous

When: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Where: PSPH, Room 202

Description: A 12-step support group for people suffering from compulsive overeating.

For information: Call Katherine, (360) 786-8886 or leave a confidential message at (360) 491-8406

Pregnancy After Loss (PALS)

Information Line Only: Call (360) 923-0344

Prostate Cancer - Us Too

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: PSPH, Medical Staff Conference Room, Lower Level

Description: Man-to-man support group. Topics for discussion include information about prostate cancer treatment, side effects and coping with the disease and treatment. Spouses or partners invited.

For information: Call Jim Kiefert, (360) 438-3644 or (360) 427-1022

P.S. - A Perinatal Loss

A support group for those experiencing stillbirth, newborn death or miscarriage.

When: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.

Where: St. Peter Hospital, Executive Conference Room, second floor.

For information: Call Karen Lacey-Roberts (360) 534-0192

SoundCareKids

Description: For families with children who have suffered a loss. An educational group meets concurrently to help parents/guardians meet their children's needs.

For information: (360) 493-5928

Stop Smoking

When: Every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.

Where: PSPH, Medical Staff Conference Room, lower level

Description: For anyone trying to quit or who has quit smoking.

For information: Call (360) 451-3935 or (360) 456-1149

Stroke Club

When: Second Sunday each month, 3 p.m.

Where: Emilie Gamelin Pavilion

Description: For stroke survivors, their families and caregivers

For information: Call (360) 786-9258

Touch of Strength

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Description: Provides a forum for mutual problem solving and support for breast cancer patients.

For information: Call Sylvia, (360) 943-7032, (360) 459-8062 or the American Cancer Society, (800) ACS-2345

Support Groups at Providence Centralia Hospital:

Gluten Intolerance of Lewis County

When: 2nd Saturday of Each Month 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Where: Providence Centralia Hospital in the Chapel Conference Room

Contact: Tammy Garner (509) 230-6394

MS Support Group

When: 1st Thursday each month from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Providence Centralia Hospital in the Chapel Conference Room.

Contact: Linda Thompson at (360) 748-8687

Prostate Cancer Support Group

When: 3rd Thursday Each Month 2-3pm at PCH in the Administrative Conference Room or the 4th Thursday each month 7-9pm at PCH in the Mother Joseph c/r

Contact: Arnie Guenther, (360) 388-6271

Traumatic Brain Injury TBI Support Group

When: 1st Tuesday each month from 5-9 p.m.
Where: Providence Centralia Hospital in the Chapel Conference Room