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Support groups change schedules and locations regularly. Always call first before attending. Call the ADRC (798-4600) with changes.

Support Group Information
Call to confirm support group information.

Crisis Services
  • Crisis Line Pierce County
    • Ph: (253) 396-5180 or 1 (800) 576-7764
  • Crisis Line King County
    • Ph: (206) 461-3222 or 1 (800) 244-5767

AIDS
Pierce County AIDS Foundation
  • Ph: (253) 383-2565
  • 625 Commerce Bldg.
    Suite 370
    Tacoma, WA 98402

Following groups are held at above address. Call for updated information.
  • HIV+ Support Groups
  • Bereavement support group: For anyone who has lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS
  • Heterosexual support group: For heterosexuals who are living with HIV/AIDS
  • People Living with HIV infection and AIDS
  • WCCW Purdy HIV/AIDS Info Exchange Group
  • Anyone infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • C.H.A.T. Gay men's support group
  • Significant Other support group

Together
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 2000
  • Good Samaritan Home Health/Hospice
  • Provides support to anyone with AIDS or whose loved one has AIDS or died of AIDS
  • Call for directions and information
  • Meets second and fourth Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous
Daily AA meetings throughout Pierce County. Call numbers below for more info:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Information Center: (253) 474-8897
  • Bi-Polar AA: (253) 565-9000 ext. 20
    • Every Friday, Noon-1:00 p.m. at TACID
  • Spanaway AA Group: (253) 847-9951
  • Adult Children Anonymous: (253) 895-4118
    • For adults who grew up in alcoholic or abusive homes
    • St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Gig Harbor, 2 p.m. Thursdays
  • Adult Children Anonymous: (253) 927-5556
    • Calvary Lutheran Church, Federal Way, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays

Other Groups
  • Al/Anon, Alateen: (800) 726-8094
    • For adults or teenagers affected by another person's alcohol problem
    • Website 
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous: (253) 847-8687
    • Family members of alcoholics, drug abusers and other abusers
  • Cocaine Anonymous: (253) 536-9174
  • Marijuana Anonymous: (253) 536-9174
  • Narcotics Anonymous: (253) 531-8792

Tacoma - Pierce County NA/AA group
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets every Friday, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
  • Contact TACID at (253) 565-9000

ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Tacoma Support Group
  • Absolute Mobility Center
  • Third Tuesday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
  • 6053 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
    Tacoma, WA 98409
  • Contact person:  Caryn Wise
    • Ph: (253) 254-8909
  • Website

Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association
  • Ph: 1 (800) 848-7097
  • Contact person: Linda Whiteside
    • Ph: (206) 783-6600

Western and Central Washington State Chapter - Alzheimer's Association
  • Ph: 1 (800) 848-7097
  • 24-hour Helpline responding to distressed caregivers who need information, supportive listening and guidance with communication and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias

Auburn - Community Caregivers Support Group
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Auburn Regional Medical Center Intensive Outpatient Program Classroom
    202 N. Division St., Auburn
  • Direct access by Second St. NE entrance
  • Follow signs to First Floor Wait Area by Aquarium
  • Providing resources, education and support to family members and caregivers of those suffering from dementia and other illnesses.

Bonney Lake - Bonney Lake Senior Center
  • 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd, E.
  • Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Sue Hilberg
  • Ph: (253) 863-7658

Gig Harbor - Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
  • 7400 Pioneer Way
  • Meets the second Saturday of each month
  • 10 a.m.
  • Ph: (206) 851-2625

Gig Harbor - Shoreline View
  • 9324 N. Harborview Dr.
  • Meets the third Wednesday of the month
  • 6 p.m.
  • Contact Carole Breskovich
  • Ph: (253) 858-7790

Lakewood - Maple Creek Retirement
  • 10420 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW
  • Meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Contact Alice Jackson
  • Ph: (253) 539-0926
Puyallup - Good Samaritan Behavioral Health Center
  • 325 E. Pioneer Ave.
  • Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Contact Anita Kent
  • Ph: (253) 697-8575

Tacoma - Cascade Park Active Day
  • 232 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma
  • Meets the first Wednesday of each month
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
  • Contact  Janelle Ryan
  • Ph: (253) 572-0383

Tacoma - Asian Pacific Cultural Center 
  • 4851 South Tacoma Way             
  • Meets the second Friday of each month
  • Two groups: 10:30 am - Noon; 1 - 2:30 pm
  • Contact Jacquelyn Whalen
  • Ph: (253) 922-3221
    • Please call facilitator in advance

Tacoma - Tacoma Lutheran Home
  • 1301 N. Highlands Parkway
  • Enter main door of Tacoma Lutheran Home on the east side of the building
  • Open to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Meets the third Wednesday of each month
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Respite care can be arranged
    • Please call in advance
  • Contact Linda McCone
  • Ph: (253) 572-2875

University Place - Bridgeport Place Assisted Living
  • 5250 Bridgeport Place W.
  • Meets the second Monday of each month
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Contact Check Benefiel
  • (252) 227-6367

Early Stage Support Groups
  • Special focus groups for people with early and mild memory loss problems meet for a nine-week seminar. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Free. Person with memory loss must be aware of their memory loss and want to meet with others to problem-solve and share.
  • Held various times throughout the year in the South Sound area. Please call Patricia Hunter at the Alzheimer's Association at 1 (800) 848-7097, ext 227.

Caregiver's Conference
  • Held each June (usually the first Monday) at the Tukwila Community Center

Contact Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 for more information about Alzheimer's support groups.

Amputee
Tacoma - Amputee Support Group
  • First United Methodist Church
    621 Tacoma Ave. S.
  • Second Tuesday every month
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Contact Crestina Marez
  • Ph: (253) 272-5397

Arthritis
Arthritis Help Line
  • Ph: 1 (800) 542-0295

Federal Way - Joint Partners
  • Ph: (253) 874-4259
  • St. Francis Community Hospital
    34515 Ninth Ave., S.
  • Board Room in Basement
  • Open discussion, guest speakers three times per year
  • $10 / year, newsletter only $6.
  • Meets third Wednesday
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Patti Halbmaier

Fort Lewis - Motion Promotion Arthritis Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 847-7993
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Range of motion exercises, sharing and guest speakers
  • Meets first Thursday each month
  • 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Free
  • Contact: Kathy Claus, physical therapist

Olympia - St. Peter Hospital
  • Ph: (360) 412-1800
  • 413 N. Lilly Rd.
  • Open discussion and guest speakers
  • Meets third Wednesday each month
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Linda Zumwalt or Linda Boyd

Puyallup - Rainier Vista Care Center
  • Ph: (253) 841-3422 ext 42
  • 920 12th Ave. S.E.
  • Open discussion and guest speakers
  • Meets third Tuesday each month
  • 2 p.m.
  • Contact: Donna Jungbluth or Rose Evans

Tacoma -Arthritics Seeking Knowledge (ASK)
  • Ph: (253) 305-0915
  • Allenmore Hospital, 19th and Union
  • Doctor's Dining Room in Basement Price: meetings free, newsletter $3
  • Meets fourth Wednesday
  • 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Social / Dinner: 7 p.m. featuring speaker
  • Does not meet in June, July or August
  • Contact: Shirley Milatz

Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Tacoma - Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 572-2323 or (253) 596-5139 or (253) 552-1818
  • Allenmore Hospital, S. 19th and Union
  • Meets third Tuesday in Cafeteria
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Contact: Jacquelyne Farrell

Bereavement
Many funeral homes facilitate bereavement support groups. Contact your nearest provider. Also see: Suicide, Widow / Widower.

Additional listing of grief support groups in Pierce County and other resources provided by Weeks' Funeral Home.

Auburn
  • Auburn General Hospital / Good Samaritan Hospice
  • (253) 848-6661 ext. 2000
  • 22nd St. S.E.
  • Eight-week Grief Support Classes offered periodically
  • Contact Ann Brandt, Alice Reed or hospital for more information

Federal Way
  • St. Francis Hospital Bereavement Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 927-9700
  • 34515 Ninth Ave. S.
    Room #105
  • Meets second and fourth Wednesday in medical bldg. adjacent to hospital
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Contact: Dr. Joyce Teeter or Roger Berg

Fort Lewis

  • Madigan Army Hospital
  • Ph: (253) 968-4184
  • Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Only for active duty, dependents or retired military
  • Contact: Eilene Stubblefield

Gig Harbor

  • Bereavement Support
  • Ph: (253) 851-9991
  • Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
    7400 Pioneer
  • Meets fourth Wednesday
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Contact: Bob Gnegy

Lakewood

  • Mountain View Funeral Home Grief Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 584-0252
  • 4100 Steilacoom Blvd.
  • Meets first and 3rd Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Keith Geense

Pierce County - Memories
  • Loss of an only child or all children
  • Ph: (253) 224-3636
  • Meets first Saturday
  • 10 a.m.
  • Call for directions to location
  • Contact: Belinda Chandler

Pierce County - MADD
  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
  • Ph: (425) 376-0600

Puyallup - Good Samaritan Home Health / Hospice Group
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 2000
  • Eight-week series offered three times a year to survivors of Good Samaritan Home Health & Hospice patients and on a space-available basis, to members of the community
  • Contacts: Anne Brandt or Alice Reed

Puyallup - Good Samaritan Home Health / Hospice
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 2000
  • Kid Talk / Teen Talk / Parent Talk
  • Eight-week grief series given periodically
  • Contact: Ann Brandt or Alice Reed to register

Puyallup - Bereaved Parents Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 845-7538
  • 2119 14th Ave. SE
  • Meets second Thursday
  • 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Cal or Kathy Powers 845-7538

Tacoma - Acquainted With Grief

  • Ph: (253) 272-5558
  • Gaffney, Cassedy, Allen and Buckley King Funeral Home
  • 1002 S. Yakima
  • Meets second Wednesday
  • 2-7 p.m.
  • Contact: Stacie Ricard

Tacoma - Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Ph: (253)534-7000
  • Six-week grief support groups are available in University Place, Puyallup and Federal Way throughout the year. Please call for further information, a current schedule and to pre-register. These groups are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • There is no fee.

Tacoma - P.S. My Baby Died
  • Ph: (253) 591-6735 or (253) 863-1791
  • St. Joseph Hospital, 1718 S. ''I''
  • Meets also in Bremerton, Madigan and Auburn
  • Meets third Wednesday
  • 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Call hospital information for meeting room number
  • Contact: Chaplain Paula Kuhlman or Wendy

Tacoma - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Ph: 1 (800) 533-0376
  • Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
    Boardroom
    311 S. 'L' St.
    Tacoma, WA
  • Meets third Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.

Tacoma - Grief & Loss Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext. 20
  • Group Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Friday
  • 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Mental Health Resource Center

Tacoma - Bereavement Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 584-0252
    • Ask for Geoff Piper
  • Meets at Mountain View Funeral Home
  • 12-week Grief Recovery Outreach Programs available
  • There is no fee

Violent Crime Victim Services

  • Ph: (253) 383-5254
  • Support for families of murder victims
  • Contact: Lew Cox

Bipolar
Tacoma - Bi-Polar Meeting at TACID
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Every Monday
  • 12 noon - 1:15 p.m.
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Contact: Laurie Teeter

Tacoma - Bipolar Weightless Group (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Every Tuesday
  • 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Contact: Laurie Teeter

Tacoma - Bipolar Meeting at TACID (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Every Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Contact: Laurie Teeter

Tacoma - Bipolar meeting at TACID (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance) 
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Every Friday
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Contact: Laurie Teeter

Blind / Vision Impaired
Tacoma - Blind Association, Pierce County Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 584-6486 or (253) 588-3596
  • 1202 S. ''M'' St.
  • Meets third Sunday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Ottie Jordan

Tacoma - Blind Peer Support at TACID
  • Ph: (253) 565-2893
  • 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets first Wednesday every month
  • 10 a.m. - 12 noon
    • No meeting July or August
  • Contact: Alice Stephenson

Tacoma - Pierce County Association of the Blind
  • Ph: (253) 537-4428
  • TACID - 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets fourth Saturday of the month
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Contact: Lori Allison

Tacoma - Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 857-7784
  • TACID - 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets fourth Saturday of the month
  • 12 noon - 3 p.m.
  • Contact: Jeanne Hampl

Tacoma - Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound Service Dog Class

  • Ph: (253) 857-4428
  • TACID - 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets Tuesdays
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Contact' Jeanne Hmpl

Seattle

Brain Injury
Tacoma
  • Brain Injury Support Groups at TACID
  • 6315 S. 19th St.
    Tacoma, WA 9846
  • Contact: Penny Condoll
    • Ph: (253)426-5735
  • Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month
    • 7-9 p.m.
  • Meets third Wednesday of each month
    • 2-4 p.m.

Puyallup
  • MultiCare / Good Samaritan Hospital Rehabilitation Center - Mt. Rainier Room
  • 407 14th Ave. SE
    Puyallup, WA 98372
  • Meets first and third Thursdays
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Support group is for survivors, family, caregivers, friends and anyone who is interested in the brain injury community
  • Website
  • Email
  • Contact Retired Sgt. Ed and Sheri Van Veldhouse at (253) 841-9635

Cancer
American Cancer Society
  • Ph: (253) 272-5767 in Tacoma or 1 (800) ACS-2345
  • Website

This is your best resource for current information. Support group information, classes, supplies, transportation, peer survivor visits, housing, support for children, nutrition, sick room supplies and more.

Federal Way - Friends for Life: Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 952-7997
  • St. Francis Hospital Family Education Center
    34515 - Ninth Ave. S.
  • Meets first and third Monday
  • 3:30-5 p.m.

Fort Lewis - Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 967-1055
  • Cascade Chapel, Annex, Ft. Lewis
    • 1.6 miles past gate on left
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Betty Carlson

Fort Lewis - Laryngectomy Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 968-0459
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Group only for military and military dependents
  • Meets third Thursday every other month
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Contact: Cathy Blank for more information.

Fort Lewis - Madigan Hospital Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 967-6118
  • Madigan Hospital
    Day Room on the sixth floor (south)
  • Meets second and fourth Wednesday
  • 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Contact: Grant Gavin

Gig Harbor - Brothers and Sisters Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 851-2625
  • Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
    7400 Pioneer Way
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
  • Meets fourth Tuesday of each month
  • 7 p.m.

Milton - Family & Friends of Persons With Cancer
  • Ph: (253) 922-2823
  • Meets every Thursday
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Dorothy Sales for information and location

Puyallup - Focus on Healing Dance Movement Class
  • Ph: (253) 697-4863
  • An exercise class specifically designed to address concerns of lymph edema for breast cancer survivors
  • Meets every Monday (except holidays)
  • 5:15-6:15 p.m.
  • East Main Campus Conference Room
    1317 E. Main
  • Safeway Plaza: enter at rear of the west end of the building
  • Fee: None
  • Contact: Melissa Gates

Puyallup - Gentle Yoga
  • Ph: (253) 697-4899
  • A yoga class specifically designed for cancer patients and caregivers
  • Instructor is Sunny Young, Good Samaritan volunteer and community yoga instructor
  • Meets every Thursday
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Good Samaritan Hospital, Family Birth Center Ed. Classroom
  • Fee: None to patients and caregivers
  • Contact: Karen Mulloy

Puyallup - Man-To-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 582-8440 ext 76531
  • Meets first Wednesday of each month
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Call for room location
  • Fee: None
  • Facilitator: Weldon Plett

Puyallup - Women's Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 697-4863
  • Meets second Tuesday of each month
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Good Samaritan Cancer Center, Conference Room
    400 - 15th Ave., SE
    First Floor
  • Fee: None, donations welcome
  • Contact: Melissa Gates

Puyallup - Puyallup Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 697-4863
  • Meets first Thursday of each month
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • Puyallup United Methodist Church
    1919 W. Pioneer Ave.
  • Fee: None, donations welcome
  • Contact: Melissa Gates

Sumner - Sumner Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 697-4863
  • Meets third Thursday of each month
  • 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
    245 Valley Ave.
  • Fee: None, donations welcome
  • Contact: Melissa Gates

Sumner - Tai Chi Class
  • Ph: (253) 863-2910
  • Meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Sumner Senior Center
    15506 - 62nd St. Ct. E.
  • Fee: None
  • Contact: Sumner Senior Center or David Lettich, instructor, at 863-2594

Tacoma - Brain Tumor Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 552-1477
  • Tacoma General Hospital
  • Meets fourth Monday, rotating six-week series
  • Call to get scheduled for series
  • Contact: Virginia Delyanis

Tacoma - Encore - Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 272-4181
  • Tacoma-Pierce County YWCA
    404 Broadway
  • Meets Mondays and Thursdays
  • 10 a.m.

Tacoma - Friends & Family of Cancer Patients
  • Ph: (253) 572-2323 or (253) 596-5139
  • Allenmore Hospital
    South 19th and Union Street
  • Meets in the Board Room
  • Every Thursday
  • 6 p.m.

Tacoma - Gynecological Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 627-4100 ext 127-5179
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Resource Center for Health & Healing
  • Meets second Tuesday
  • 2-3:30 p.m.

Tacoma - Mary Bridge Health Center Support Groups
  • Ph: (253) 552-1073 or (253) 552-1011
  • 311 South ''L'' St.

Tacoma - Breast Cancer Support Group at Mary Bridge
  • Ph: (253) 552-1011
  • Meets third Thursday
  • 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Facilitator: Pat Carpenter

Tacoma - General Cancer Support Group (adult)
  • Ph: (253) 552-1126
  • Mary Bridge Health Center
    311 South ''L'' St.
    First floor Board Room next to cafeteria
  • Meets second and fourth Monday
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Lori

Tacoma - General Cancer Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 552-1073
  • Mary Bridge Health Center in large Board Room
    311 S. ''L'' St.
  • Meets first Monday
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Contact: Pat Carpenter

Tacoma - Living With Cancer - A Course on Hope
  • Ph: (253) 552-1011
  • Mary Bridge Health Center
  • Nine-week closed group
  • Call for information
  • Contact: Pat Carpenter

Cancer Websites

Caregivers
  • Support for the unpaid caregiver - spouses, families, friends and neighbors
  • Contact the Pierce County Family Caregiver Support Program at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332 for additional information
  • See also: Kinship Caregiving

Auburn - Community Caregivers Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 333-2521
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Auburn Regional Medical Center Intensive Outpatient Program Classroom
  • 202 N. Division St., Auburn
  • Direct access by Second St. NE Entrance
  • Follow signs to First Floor Wait Area by Aquarium

Providing resources, education and support to family members and caregivers of those suffering from dementia and other illnesses.

Puyallup - Caregivers Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 435-8532
  • Good Samaritan Community Healthcare
    325 E. Pioneer
  • Suggested donation: $2
  • Meets second Monday of every month
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Contact: Kathy McCormack or Bonnie Zander

Bonney Lake - Caregivers Support Group

  • Ph: (253) 863-7658
  • Bonney Lake Senior Center
    19304 Bonney Lake Blvd.
  • Meets first and third Tuesdays of the month
  • 2 p.m.
  • Call for information or directions

Cerebral Palsy
There are no groups currently meeting in Pierce County.

Chronic Disease
Tacoma - Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Ph: (206) 326-2899 or (800) 992-2279
  • Group Health in Tacoma, non Group Health members welcome
  • Cost $15

Chronic Fatigue / Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Gig Harbor - Chronic Fatigue Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 851-4000
  • Gig Harbor-Pierce County Library
    4424 Point Fosdick Dr., N.W.
  • Meets fourth Thursday
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Contact: Deleine Gately

Puyallup - Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 893-6283
  • Good Samaritan Education Center
    407 14th Ave. S.E.
  • Education, support and advocacy for patients, families and friends
  • Meets second Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Doreen Anderson

Tacoma - Chronic Fatigue (CFIDS)

  • Ph: (253) 752-8186
  • At TACID
    • 6315 S. 19th
      Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Meets fourth Thursday
    • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Second Saturday
    • 3-5 p.m.
  • Contact: Sherry Johnson

Crohn's Disease
  • Call Crohn's Foundation for information
  • Ph: (800) 932-2423

Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Tacoma - Hearing Loss Association of Tacoma
  • Meets second Saturday of each month
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Hearing assistance: amplification, FM, real-time captioning
  • Contact Gerry at (253) 686-1816 or Penny

Tacoma - Cochlear Implant Support Group
  • Meetings presented with CART (real time captioning) and an assistive listening system
  • 2012 meetings
    • Jan. 28
    • March 24
    • May 19
    • July 28
    • Sept. 22
  • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St., Tacoma
  • No dues but donations accepted
  • RSVP

Tacoma - Tacoma Association of the Deaf
  • TTY: (253) 535-2592
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Contact: Cathy Kastner

Tacoma - Deaf Seniors / Flying Fingers
  • TTY: (253) 535-3781
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Meets second and fourth Thursdays
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Contract: John / Myrtle Buckley

Tacoma - Northwest Deaf Bikers

  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • For local information please email Garfield Bruce

Tacoma - Golden Ears Hearing Dogs

Depression
  • See also: Mental Health

Tacoma
  • Family and friends of people suffering from depression
  • Ph: (253) 565-8856
  • TACID library
    6314 S. 19th St.
  • Meets second Wednesday of each month
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Scott Coleman

Developmental Disabilities
Pierce County - The Pierce County Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities (PC2)
PC2 maintains an exhaustive current list of support groups for this topic. For information:
  • 3611 S. ''D'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98418
  • Ph: (253) 564-0707
  • Ph: (877) DD.LINKS (toll free)
  • Fx: (253) 564-0702

Diabetes
Diabetes Association of Pierce County
  • Ph: (253) 272-5134
  • 1722 S. J St.
    Tacoma, WA 98405

Buckley - Buckley Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 829-1369
  • Contact: Shirley Jameyson

Federal Way - St. Francis Hospital Diabetes Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 952-7910
  • 34515 - Ninth Ave. S.
    Executive Dining room
    Federal Way, WA
  • Meets first Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.

Fort Lewis - Madigan Army Medical Center Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 968-3503
  • For active duty military and their dependents, military retirees and their dependents and widows / widowers of military retirees any of whom have diabetes
  • Contact: Jo Timmons, RN

Puyallup - Good Samaritan Community Healthcare
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 1633
  • 316 14th Ave., S.E.

Puyallup - Diabetes Parent / Child Support Group 
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 1633
  • Good Samaritan Diabetes Education Center adjacent to emergency room
  • Meets second Thursday every other month
  • 7 p.m.
  • Coordinator: Marcia Madsen-Pever

Puyallup - Diabetes Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 1633
  • Diabetes Education Center adjacent to emergency room
  • Self-care information and peer support for people with diabetes and their families
  • Meets first Wednesday
  • 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Coordinator: Marcia Madsen-Pever

Tacoma - Diabetic Support Group at TACID
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 or (253) 473-2008
  • Meets first Wednesday
  • 12 noon - 2 p.m.
  • Contact: Lisa Prince

Tacoma - Support Group for People w/Diabetes & Their Families
  • Ph: (253) 572-2323 or (253) 596-5139
  • Allenmore Hospital, 19th and Union, Tacoma, WA
  • In outpatient area conference room (Elizabeth B. Kelly Eye Center Conference Room)
  • Meets second Wednesday
    • 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursday
    • 7-8 p.m.

Tacoma - Tacoma Diabetes Support Group
  • Ph: 1 (800) 628-8808 ext 32
  • Group Health Cooperative Specialty Medical Center
  • 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Conference Rooms 2 and 3
  • Contact: Diane Michaelis at (253) 845-6348 or the American Diabetes Association

Disabilities
Contact these two organizations in Pierce County for more information about support groups for individuals with disabilities.

Center for Independence
  • 10828 Gravelly Lake Dr.
    Suite 112
    Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Ph: (253) 582-1253
  • Ph: (800) 724-8172
  • Fx: (253) 584-4374
  • Website
  • Email

TACID
  • Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities
  • 6315 S. 19th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • TTY: (253) 565-3468
  • Fx: (253) 565-5578
  • Website
  • Email

Divorce
Pierce County - Divorce Lifeline
  • Ph: (206) 624-2959
  • Counseling and support groups for adults and children (6-16) suffering from stress due to separation or divorce
  • Sliding fee scale

Pierce County - Beginning Experience of Tacoma

  • Ph: (253) 537-4699
  • Weekend Retreats three times a year for healing and local support group meetings
  • A peer ministry for the divorced, separated and widowed and their children
  • Contact Diana

Tacoma- Family Counseling Service
  • Ph: (253) 565-4484
  • Marriage counseling and divorce mediation for a fee

Tacoma - Divorce Recovery
  • Ph: (253) 475-1688
  • Covenant Celebration Church
    1819 E. 72nd

Tacoma - Formerly Married Catholics
  • Ph: (253) 863-5331
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church, 7001 S. Park
  • Meets: Mondays, 7 p.m., no fee, donations welcomed

Tacoma - Dads Against Discrimination

  • Ph: (206) 623-3237
  • $75 membership fee
  • Meetings in Tacoma and Federal Way

University Place - Divorce Recovery / Single Again
  • Ph: (253) 564-2522
  • University Place Presbyterian Church
    8101 27th St.
  • For divorced and divorcing persons
  • Also 7-week seminars twice a year 
    • Divorce Recovery
  • Meets every Thursday
  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Contact : Ken Freeman

Eating Disorders
Puyallup - Overeaters Anonymous
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • 422 W Meeker Puyallup, 98371
  • Meets: Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Jackie at 360-628-9532

Tacoma - Overeaters Anonymous
  • Fircrest United Methodist
    1018 Columbia Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    • Ring bell to the right of the door
  • Contact Laurie at (253) 228-0772
  • Meets Sunday
  • 4 p.m.

Kinship Caregiving
Pierce County Grandparents (or Relatives) Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 565-4484

AARP Grandparent Information Center
  • Ph: (202) 434-2296
  • Information about support groups and other resources including grandparents' rights

Bethel - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 539-6100 ext. 51
  • Bethel School District Support Group

Key Peninsula - Key Peninsula Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 884-2205
  • Key Center Library, 8905 KPN
  • Meets first Thursday
  • 1-3 p.m.

Parkland - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 535-6484
  • Greater Lakes Mental Health Center
    121 S. 132nd
  • Meets every Tuesday
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Puyallup - East Pierce Co. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 848-5571
  • 615 Pioneer
  • Child care available for meeting
  • Meets first and third Wednesday of each month
  • 6 p.m.

Puyallup - So. Hill / Puyallup Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 841-8733
  • Firgrove Elementary School
    13918 Meridian S.
  • Meets second Tuesday
  • 9:30-11 a.m.

Puyallup - Puyallup Tribal Authority
  • Ph: (253) 593-0247
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Call for information about times and locations

Puyallup - Teen Resource Center
  • Ph: (253) 841-5701
  • For teens and their parents / relatives
  • 615 E. Pioneer Ave.
  • Meets first and third Mondays of each month
  • 6:30 p.m.

Tacoma - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Ph: (253) 596-1087
  • Tacoma School District Family Involvement Center
    3110 S. 43rd St.
  • Call to arrange for childcare
  • Meets third Saturday of each month
  • 10:30 a.m.

Tacoma - Discoveries
  • Ph: (253) 552-1839 or (253) 272-8266
  • Bridges, 310 N. ''K'' St.
  • For children coping with the serious illness of a parent, sibling or grandparent
  • Meets first and third Thursday
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Carolyn Kasper or Bridges

Tacoma - Relative Caregivers, Including Grandparents
  • Ph: (253) 565-4484 ext 119
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
    3315 S. 19th St.
  • Child care available
  • Meets fourth Thursday of each month
  • 6:30-8 p.m.

University Place - Relatives Raising Children
  • Ph: (253) 564-4919 ext 46
  • University Place Primary School
    2708 Grandview Dr. W
  • Every Thursday
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Linda Poole

Fibromyalgia
Gig Harbor
  • Ph: (253) 884-2496 or (253) 851-4000

Heart Disease
American Heart Association
  • (206) 632-6881

Federal Way - Mended Hearts
  • Ph: (253) 746-6789 or (253) 735-2656
  • For people who have had open-heart surgery
  • St. Francis Hospital
    34515 - Ninth Ave. S.
  • Contact: Bill Barber or Jim Murry

Puyallup - Heart to Heart Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 840-8141 ext 1782
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
    720 W. Main
  • Meets second Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Pat Davis or Ronnie Chaisson

Puyallup - Cardiac Support Group 
  • Ph: (253) 697-8141
  • Meridian Professional Campus
    16515 Meridian E., Suite 201B
  • Meets Mondays
  • 9-10 a.m.
  • Contact: Ed Schultz, Facilitator 

Tacoma - Women's Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 552-1058
  • For patients and/or spouses
  • Tacoma General Hospital, 315 S. K
  • Held in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Contact: Pam Kozu

Lungs
Puyallup - American Lung Association
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 1878
  • Puyallup Lung Club, Good Samaritan Hospital, Education Center Conference Room
  • 502 14th Ave., S.E.
  • Meets: 3rd Friday, 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Tom Morey

Tacoma - Lung Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 272-8777
  • American Lung Association Tacoma Lung Club
  • Moore Branch
    Tacoma Public Library
    215 S. 56th
  • Meets second Friday
  • 1 p.m.
  • Coordinator: LeAnne Noren

Lupus
Tacoma - Lupus & Collagen Disease
  • Ph: (253) 566-9812
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th
  • Contact: Marty Mitchell

Mental Health
Pierce County - Compeer: Support for People with Mental Illness
  • Ph: (253) 383-5755
  • Program that matches volunteers with people with mental illness who need a friend
  • Free activity / friendship groups are available in Tacoma and Pierce County

Puyallup - WAMI Family Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 697-8494 or (253) 848-5571
  • Meets at Good Samaritan Behavioral healthcare
  • 325 Pioneer Ave., E.
  • Contact: Bill Conn

Tacoma - P.C. County Advocates for Mental Health
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • Meets at TACID
  • 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Board Mtg. second Monday
    • 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Open Mtg. third Monday
    • 4-5:30 p.m.

Tacoma - Family Support Group for Families of Mentally Ill Clients
  • Ph: (253) 272-3070
  • 1201 S. Proctor
    Room 11
  • Meets second Wednesday
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Coordinator: David Lambert

Tacoma - Schizophrenia Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • First and third Wednesday
  • 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Sally Clark

Tacoma - Stress, Anxiety Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Monday
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Contact Mental Health Resource Center

Tacoma - Hope for Depression (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Thursday
  • 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Contact Mental Health Resource Center

Tacoma - Schizophrenia Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Thursday
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Contact Mental Health Resource Center

Tacoma - OCD Support Recovery Group
  • (253) 565-9000 ext 20
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Thursday
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Contact Mental Health Resource Center
Tacoma - Mental Health Resource Center - Movie at TACID
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • In the Mental Health Resource Center at TACID
  • Every Friday
  • 2-4 p.m.

Tacoma - Supported Education for Students w/Mental Illness
  • Ph: (253) 756-2344
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Friday
  • 4-6 p.m.
  • Contact: Lynn Braedt

Tacoma - Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Ph: (253) 759-5085
  • Meets at Jackson Hall, 314 Martin Luther King Way
  • Trd Monday of each month
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Website

Tacoma - NAMI Pierce County - National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • 7-9 p.m.

Tacoma - AADD Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 759-5085
  • Meets at Jackson Hall, 314 Martin Luther King Way
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Website

Tacoma - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • Meets at TACID, 6315 S. 19th St.
  • Every Thursday
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Contact

Lakewood - Steilacoom - NAMI Citizen's Guild of Western State Hospital
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Educational forum and support
  • Ph: (360) 387-5705 or (253) 756-3931
  • Western State Hospital, South Activity Center
  • Third Saturday of every month
  • 12:30-3 p.m.

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Ph: (206) 284-4236
  • Client and community programs, support, advocacy and information

Fort Lewis - MS Support Group of Madigan
  • Call in to the MAMC Neurology Clinic
  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Neurology Clinic Conference Room
  • Meets first Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
  • Contact: Linda or Van Perdue

Gig Harbor - MS Support Group
  • Gig Harbor Self Help Group
  • St Anthony's Hospital
    Cancer Care Conference Room
    11567 Canterwood Blvd. NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332-5812
  • Meets the second Monday of the month
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Sandy 360-895-3329

Pierce County - MS Telephone Peer Support Network
  • These are private individuals with MS who are willing to talk with others who also have MS about what it is like to live with the disease; call when you want to talk
  • Laurie: 858-7261
  • Dorothy: 857-4492

Puyallup - MS Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 848-4330 or (253) 847-1467
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Education Classroom
    14th Ave. SE
  • Meets third Sunday
  • 1:20 p.m.
  • Contact: Arlene Wilson or Barbara Miller

Spanaway-Parkland, Graham - MS Support Group

  • Whistlestop Restaurant
    22225 Mountain Hwy. E.
  • Meets the second Tuesday
  • 11 a.m.
  • No meeting in December or July
  • Contact the MS Society at (206) 284-4236

Tacoma - MS Support Group
  • TACID
    6315 S. 19th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Contact
  • Meets second Wednesday of each month
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • No meeting in August

Tacoma - MS Self-Help Group
  • Meets the second Friday of each month
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Gregg Robinson, National MS Society, at 1 (800) 344-4867, press 2, then ext 40243, for information about meeting date and location

Tacoma - Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
  • The Cherbas Center
  • 3701 Sixth Ave.
    Suite 10
  • Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Ph: (253) 473-8781
  • 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Muscular Dystrophy
Tacoma - ALS and Muscular Dystrophy Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 552-1400
  • Mary Bridge Clinic
  • Meets third Monday
  • 7-9 pm
  • Contact: Marilyn Duff, Olympia, at (360) 866-5272, or Mary Bridge at (253) 552-1400

Ostomy
National United Ostomy Association
  • Ph: (800) 826-0826

Tacoma - United Ostomy Association
  • Ph: (253) 531-9288
  • Jackson Hall
    315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
  • Meets third Wednesday
  • 7-9 p.m.

Parkinson's Disease
American Parkinson's Association
  • Ph: (206) 543-5369

Parkinson's Information & Referral
  • Ph: 1 (888) 400-2732
  • Department of Neurology, APDA, University of Washington
    P.O. Box 356465
    Seattle, WA 98195

Gig Harbor - Parkinson's Support Group
  • Contact Doug Manuel
  • Ph: (253) 858-8741
  • Email
  • Meets at St Anthony's Hospital Green Point Room
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Puyallup - Puyallup Parkinson's Support Group
  • Facilitator: Karen Williams
  • Ph: (253) 845-7566
  • Lifecare Center of Puyallup
    511 10th Ave. NE
    Puyallup
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. 
  • Light lunch will be provided

Puyallup - Exercise for Parkinson's Class
  • Every Thursday
  • 11 a.m. - 12 noon
  • LifeCare Center of Puyallup
    511 10th Ave. NE
    Puyallup
  • Contact: Karen Williams
    • Ph: (253) 845-7566

Puyallup - Caregiver's Support Group
  • Facilitator: Shannon Tait
  • Ph: (253) 697-8533
  • The group will meet on the second Monday of every month
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Good Samaritan Behavioral Health
    C-113
    325 E. Pioneer
    Puyallup

Tacoma - Early Stage Parkinson's Information Group
  • Contact Sharon Jung
  • Ph: (253) 284-4488
  • Forza Coffee Shop
    2209 N. Pearl St.
  • Last Wednesday of every other month
  • 6:30 p.m.

Tacoma - Parkinson's Support Group
  • Ph: (253) -752-7112
  • Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community
  • Meets third Friday of each month (except December)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Kristine Grant

The meetings offer a variety of information about coping with the disease, new medication and treatment options, dealing with a new diagnosis, etc. Active participation is not required. Simply come, listen and feel free to ask questions and meet others who are affected by this disease.

Tacoma - Parkinson's Support Group
  • Contact: Kathlyn Neal
  • Ph: (253) 756-6313
  • Franke Tobey Jones
    Lillian Pratt Parlor
    5340 N. Bristol St.
  • Third Tuesday of each month
  • 2-3 p.m.

Post-Polio
Polio Outreach of Washington
  • Ph: 1 (800) 609-5538

Tacoma - Post-Polio Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 564-2767
  • TACID
    6315 S. 19th
  • Meets first Monday
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • Contact: Linda McCallum

Sarcoidosis
Puyallup & Tacoma - Sarcoidosis Networking Association Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 826-7737
  • Second Saturday of each month
  • 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Baker Room
  • Contact: Lynn Short

Seniors
Tacoma - Love Thy Neighbors Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 272-0391
  • Support group for seniors and disabled persons
  • Meets at Central Church of Christ (downstairs)
    1402 S. L St.

Sexual Minorities
Pierce County - Pierce County Aids Foundation
  • Ph: (253) 383-2565
  • A variety of groups available

Pierce County - Rainbow Center
  • Ph: (253) 383-2318

Pierce County - South Sound Alliance
  • Ph: (253) 924-1459
  • Information, referrals and groups for sexual minority members, relatives and friends

Smoking Cessation
Tacoma - Freedom From Smoking
  • Ph: (253) 426-6746
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Dining Room 1
  • Meets every Tuesday and Thursday
  • 7-8 p.m.
  • Stop Smoking Page

Other Groups
  • Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
    • St. Clare Hospital
      Classroom C
      11315 Bridgeport Way SW
      Lakewood, WA 98494
    • For more information, call Heidi Henson at (253) 223-7538
  • Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
    • Western State Hospital
      Hamilton Conference Room
      9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
      Lakewood, WA 98498
    • For location information, call WSH Information at (253) 582-8900
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • St. Anthony Hospital
      Milgard Medical Pavilion
      11567 Canterwood Blvd. NW
      Gig Harbor, WA 98332
    • For more info contact Heidi Henson at (253) 223-7538
  • Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.
    • St. Peter Hospital
      Main Building
      Second floor, next to the cafeteria
      413 Lilly Rd. NE
      Olympia, WA 98506
    • For more information, call John Markham at (360) 357-5297
  • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
    • Auburn Regional Medical Center
      Heart Care Center Classroom
    • Second floor
      202 N. Division
      Auburn, WA 98001
    • For more information, call Heidi Henson at (253) 223-7538
  • Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • St. Francis Hospital
      Executive Dining Room
      34515 Ninth Ave. S.
      Federal Way, WA 98003
    • For more information, call Heidi Henson at (253) 223-7538
  • Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
    • St. Joseph Medical Center
      Dining Rooms 1 and 2
      1717 S. J St.
      Tacoma, WA 98405
    • For more information, call Heidi Henson at (253) 223-7538

Accelerate Your Quit Workshops
  • Saturdays
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Auburn Valley YMCA
    1620 Perimeter Road
    Auburn, WA 98001
  • 2012
    • 1/21
    • 3/24
    • 5/19
    • 7/14
    • 9/15
    • 11/17
  • 2013
    • 1/19
  • Free, registration required
  • Ph: (253) 223-7538
  • Email

Spinal Cord Injuries
Tacoma - Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 564-2625
  • TACID
    6315 S. 19th
  • Meets last Saturday
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • Contact: Dave Mesler

Stroke
Puyallup - Puyallup (South Hill) Stroke Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 846-9028
  • Meets fourth Monday
  • 2 p.m.
  • Courtyard at the Willows
    4690 Sixth Place SE
  • Contact: 'Red' Scheyer

Tacoma - Tacoma Area Stroke Support

  • Ph: (253) 565-9000
  • TACID
    6315 S. 19th
    Tacoma, WA
  • Meets second Thursday
  • 6:30-9 p.m.

Suicide
Auburn - Survivors of Suicide
  • Ph: (253) 845-9140
  • Auburn Fire Station and Olympia location
  • Contact: Ron Callahan

Tacoma - Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
  • Ph: (253) 565-4464
  • Family Counseling Service
    6424 N. Ninth Street
  • Donations accepted

Traumatic Brain Injury
Support for individuals and families dealing with traumatic brain injuries.

Pierce County Support Group
  • Cascade Park Active Day
    232 St. Helens Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Meets the third Tuesday of each month
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Contact Nancy Huseman, TBI program manager, at (253) 572-0383

For more information about TBI, contact the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Washington toll-free TBI Helpline at 1 (877) 824-1766.
Weight Loss
Tacoma - Overeaters Anonymous
  • Ph: (253) 564-5930 or (253) 383-2684
  • Unity Center
    2102 23rd St. S.
  • Meets every Tuesday
  • 7-8 p.m.
  • Contact: Lynn

Tacoma - Overeaters Anonymous

  • Ph: (253) 923-4752 or (253) 383-2684
  • Unity Center
    2102 S. 23rd
  • Meets every Thursday
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Contact: Bobbie

Widows / Widowers
  • Also see: Bereavement

Lakewood - Young Widowed Support Group, Widows Younger Than 50
  • Ph: (253) 584-0252
  • Mountain View Funeral Home
    4100 Steilacoom Blvd.
  • First and third Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Lyn Miletich

Puyallup - Rebuilders Group
  • Widows / widowers
  • Ph: (253) 848-6661 ext 2000
  • Puyallup Senior Center
  • Social group for friendship, emotional support and social network
  • Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Mel Erickson or Alice Reed for information and registration

Tacoma - Widowed Information & Consultation Service (WICS)
  • Ph: (253) 272-8092
  • Lutheran Community Services
    223 N. Yakima
  • Every Wednesday, 10-11:45 a.m.
  • Coordinator: Toni Swanson

Tacoma - Re-Singled
  • Ph: (253) 531-2112
  • Christian support group for people grieving a loss due to death, separation or divorce
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • Sundays
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Tacoma - Beginning Experience of Tacoma
  • Ph: (253) 537-4699
  • Weekend Retreats three times a year for healing and local support group meetings
  • A peer ministry for the divorced, separated and widowed and their children
  • Contact: Diana

University Place - Active Christian Singles Fellowship 'Helping Hearts'
  • Ph: (253) 565-6878
  • Assembly of God Church
    Bridgeport Way and 28th
  • Meets Second Wednesday
  • 10 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Contact: Hattie Douglas

Women's Issues
Federal Way - Women's Transitional Issues Support Group
  • Ph: (202) 661-0181
  • Federal Way
  • Every second Wednesday
  • 7 p.m.

Olympia - Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Ph: (360) 786-5258
  • Contact: Nancy VanHeusen in Olympia

Tacoma - Women's Therapeutic Support Group

  • Ph: (253) 840-0442
  • Contact: Julie Wiley

Tacoma - Women's Support / Therapy Group
  • Ph: (253) 858-7857
  • Depression, anger, low self-esteem and relationship problems
  • Contact: Sharon

Tacoma - Women's Support Group
  • Ph: (253) 382-4466
  • Everyone welcome!
  • Thursday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. on bus line, near Tacoma Community College
  • Contact person is Fanchon

Tacoma - YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
  • Ph: (253) 383-2593
  • Various groups on women's issues