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Coeur d'Alene Area Support Groups

DON'T HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELp

"God is our refuge & strength, an ever-present help in trouble."  --Psalm 46:1

Please call to verify times/locations before going.

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Camps for Grieving Children

 

CAMP KANIKSU/HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

208-772-7994

  • Dates for 2024 camp - June 28-30

  • Locations - Hospice of North Idaho campus; then Camp Lutherhaven at Mica Bay on west side of Lake CdA

  • For children & teens ages 6-16 - FREE of charge

  • Professional direction/supervision from grief counselors, social workers & trained volunteers

  • Weekend of support, expression & fun activities

  • Space limited to 30 campers

  • Click link above for more info & registration application

ABBA'S CHILD GRIEF CAMPS

Adm Office: c/o Monte Torkelsen
7034 Fireside Way
Castle Rock, CO 80108

503-970-3983

  • Dates for 2024 camp - June 30-July 5

  • Locations: CAMP MIVODEN on Hayden Lake; also WA, OR, CO & CA

  • Provides a chance for kids to laugh, cry, play, create, & remember - along with other grieving youngsters

  • FREE of charge overnight camps for children ages 9-16 who have lost a sibling or parent to death in the recent past

  • Grief facilitation is led by licensed mental health professionals who have experience helping children navigate their grief.

  • Daily fun activities planned by trained camp staff 

  • 24-hour direct supervision

  • Click link above for registration application & for more info on Abba's Child, or email info@abbaschild.org

  • Local contact - Cristy Kay, LCSW, CCCPT, 208-315-9321

CAMP ERIN/WILLOW CENTER

Adm Office: 1714 G St., Lewiston

208-791-7192

  • Dates for 2024 camp - July 12-14

  • Location: Camp Lutherhaven, Mica Bay, Lake CdA

  • For children & teens ages 6-17 - FREE of charge

  • Led by bereavement professionals, community members & caring volunteers

  • Campers participate in grief-related & recreational activities

  • Space limited to 50 campers

  • Click link above for more info & registration application

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Alzheimer's & Dementia

 

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUPS

Various Locations/Times

800-272-3900 (24-hr helpline)

  • For caregivers, families & friends of those with Alzheimer's & related disorders

  • Talk through issues/ways of coping, share feelings, needs & concerns

  • Learn about community resources

  • Contact group facilitators for meeting info - FREE of charge

  • 1st Wed, 3-4:30 pm, The Third Avenue Senior Cafe (formerly Post Falls Senior Center), 1215 E. 3rd Avenue - Michelle Larson, 208-666-2996 or mllarson@alz.org 

  • 2nd Wed, 2:30-4 pm, Kingston - Helen Taylor, 818-406-8856

  • 3rd Thurs, 6-7:30 pm, Lake City Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr., CdA - Michelle Larson, 208-666-2996 or mllarson@alz.org

  • Every Friday, 1-3 pm, "Alzheimer's Weekly Activity Group" at New Vision Alternative School Gym, 201 W. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. More info - 208-666-2996 or email mllarson@alz.org 

  • 2nd Fri, 10-11:30 am, "Memory Cafe" at CdA Library, 702 E. Front Avenue. For those living with early-stage dementia & their caregivers. 208-666-2996 or email mllarson@alz.org

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Grief & Loss Support

 

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

208-772-7994

  • All support groups are open to the public & FREE. Must register by calling 208-772-7994 or email griefsupport@honi.org 

  • 1st Tues, 4-5 pm"Spouse/Partner Loss"

  • 3rd Tues, 4-5 pm - "Men's Support Group"

  • 4th Tues, 10:30-11:30 am"Women's Support Group"

  • Often the first step in obtaining relief from grief is acknowledging your grief & talking with a professional.

  • For grieving children, "Camp Kaniksu" is a 3-day, 2-night camp held each summer at a on Lake CdA; FREE of charge. More info HERE.

  • "Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony" is held in December.

  • "Journey Through Grief" is a 6-week support group w/structured, curriculum designed to guide participants through grief, teaching them how to manage it. More info HERE.

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Survivors of Suicide Loss

SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVOR SUPPORT

Panhandle Health District

8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden

988 (Suicide Prevention Hotline)

800-200-1511 (Kootenai Behavioral Health)

  • 1st Wednesday, 6-8 pm - "Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group" helps survivors cope with grief

  • Provides a safe, compassionate environment for those trying to adjust to a world forever changed by a loved one's decision

  • Call 208-415-5285 or email spanofni@phd1.idaho.gov

  • Details on SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network) programs HERE

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Mental Health Support Groups

 

DISABILITY ACTION CENTER NW

3726 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls

208-457-3891

800-475-0070

  • Promotes the independence & equality of all individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society

  • Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30 pm - peer-to-peer support for persons with disabilities

  • New topics each week include: Identifying & Expressing Emotions, Finding Friendships & Maintaining Health Relationships, Social Phobia & Anxiety, Managing Dysfunction, Self-Advocacy, & General Discussion/Fun Activities

  • Open to the public - FREE

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Relativcs as Parents

 

RELATIVES AS PARENTS INC.

Lake City Community Church

6000 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA

208-660-4905

  • Support group exists to strengthen the safety net of resources & support for local children being raised by a relative (grandparents, aunts, uncles & siblings)

  • Resources include legal, transportation, early childhood programs, disabilities, youth activities/services, child care, food, health care, emergency assistance & support groups

  • Special help for special people - FREE of charge!

  • Meets on the 4th Monday of each month, noon-2 pm, at LCCC w/on-site child care. Ask about potluck.

  • More info - relativesasparents@gmail.com

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Recovery Ministries

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

1860 N. Cecil Rd., Bldg. 2, Post Falls

208-651-0417

 

  • "Real Life Recovery" walks with hurting individuals & families in a relational environment to build healthy relationships with Jesus & others.

  • Common topics/struggles include: drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sexual addiction, PTSD/combat trauma, eating disorders & co-dependence.

  • "Celebrate Recovery" - every Tuesday, 5:45-8:15 pm, Post Falls Campus. Dinner at 5:45, followed by large group, worship, Sobriety Coins Celebration, 12-step lessons, testimonies, small groups & fellowship at 6:30. Open share, 7:15-8:15 pm. Child care available.

  • Questions? Contact Myles at 208-651-0417

  • "Pure Desire Groups" walks through damages of sexual sin from lust of the eye to infidelity via the following groups in a safe environment:

  • "Betrayal & Beyond" (for women), an ongoing group meets Tuesdays. Contact 208-777-7325.

  • "Eight Pillars for Women/Unraveled" (for women) meets Tuesdays. Contact 208-777-7325, or Lori at 509-280-1369.

  • "Seven Pillars of Freedom" (for men) gathers every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Call 208-777-7325 for more info. 

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Overeaters Anonymous

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Various Locations/Times

  • For persons who feel they have a problem with food consumption

  • In-person groups meet to support each other with the goal of recovering from compulsive eating & food behaviors.

  • No membership fees - FREE

  • Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - Church of the Nazarene, Post Falls; 760-900-3044 (Pat)

  • Thursdays, 6 pm - House of Faith, CdA; 503-753-5982 (Shannon)

  • Saturdays, 8:30 am - Christ the King Lutheran Church, CdA; 206-730-0166 (Wayne)

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No Longer Criminal - "Just Us"

 

KOOTENAI RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

Amaris Behavioral Health Bldg.

120 E. Anton Ave., CdA

208-932-8005

  • FREE peer-led support group created to welcome & assist individuals with successful reintegration into the community after criminal justice system involvement

  • Tuesdays, 7 pm - "Just Us"

  • Call Josh, 208-932-8005 or email josh@kootenairecovery.org for more info

  • FREE programs/support groups include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, mental wellness, life skills classes

  • Offers food pantry, clothing, hygiene products, haircuts & more necessities

  • Serves (5) northern counties

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Silver Valley CARES

 

SILVER VALLEY CARES

703 Cedar St., Wallace

208-274-3753‬

 

  • Non-profit organization offers advocacy & support for mental health issues

  • Support groups

  • Training sessions, sensory activities, health fairs & resources

  • Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 pm - "Thrive Recovery" (recovery meeting/sober community) meets at Wallace Library (basement). More info - 509-979-0829 (Tanner)

  • SVCaresInfo@gmail.com

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Autism Support Groups

AUTISM SOCIETY NORTH IDAHO

Harding Family Center

411 N. 15th St., #109, Coeur d'Alene

208-664-4133

  • Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am"Parent & Caregiver Support Group" in-person or virtual

  • Serves the northern half of Idaho by providing connections, resources, education & enrichment opportunities

  • More info - call 208-664-4133 or email supportgroups@autismsocietynorthidaho.com

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Parkinson's Disease & Women With Parkinson's

 

COEUR D'ALENE PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUPS

Elk's Lodge #1254

1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene

208-635-5243

  • 1st Thurs, 1-2:20 pm - CdA Parkinson's Support Group meets. Sessions are open to those with Parkinson's, their spouses, family & caregivers.

  • Every Thurs, noon-1 pm - "Moving to the Music" group meets. Exercise while socializing - have fun!

  • 3rd Thurs, 1-2:30 pm - "Women With Parkinson's" meets at Mackenzie River Grill, 405 W. Canfield Ave., CdA

  • 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed, 11:30 am-12:15 pm, "Music & Wellness" taught by music therapist, Carla Carnegie. Rhythm instruments & singing helps to increase voice volume & clarity of speech. (No singing ability needed.)

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

 

NORTHWEST INFANT SURVIVAL & SIDS ALLIANCE

3649 N. Cederblom St., CdA

206-548-9290

  • Offering FREE emotional support for grieving parents, siblings & grandparents affected by pregnancy, infant or child loss

  • "Healing Together" program offers 24/7 phone support, social hours, support packets & special memorial events. More info HERE.

  • "Share Hope Memorial Garden" is located in CdA at the corner of 8th & Gilbert. More info HERE.

  • FREE classes offered by "Safe Start" include infant & child first aid/CPR, car seat inspections, & safe infant sleep education. More info HERE.

  • "As long as I live, as long as I breathe, with every beat of my heart, you will not be forgotten. This I promise you. --Angela Miller

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Alcoholics Anonymous

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

North Idaho AA

118 N. 7th St., Ste. B-5, Coeur d'Alene

208-667-4633 (info & hotline)

  • Need help with a drinking problem?

  • "Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other that they may solve their common problem & help others to recover from alcoholism."

  • Available in Athol, Bayview, Blanchard, CdA, Hauser, Hayden, Osburn, Post Falls, Rathdrum, St. Maries, Spirit Lake, Wallace & Worley; or online

  • See meeting locations/times HERE

  • Meeting are open to all & FREE

  • See latest newsletters HERE

  • "It is time for us all to stand & cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges & does something about it". --Vince Lombardi

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"Evening of Hope"

 

NORTH IDAHO CANCER WARRIORS

Location TBA (previously Post Falls Library)

208-818-2266

  • Cancer support group founded & led by cancer survivor Jim Morrison

  • "Evening of Hope" is a monthly gathering of cancer survivors, warriors, caregivers & their friends/family

  • Special presentations by those affected by cancer; medical experts, authors

  • Open to the public & FREE

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Epilepsy Support Group

 

KOOTENAI CLINIC BLDG

1919 Lincoln Way, CdA

208-625-5126

  • For persons with epilepsy, a FREE support group

  • Call for info - 208-625-5126

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Support for Victims of Abuse

SHOSHONE COUNTY CRISIS & RESOURCE CENTERS

415 7th St., Ste 1, Wallace

208-556-0500 (24-hour hotline)

105 N. Division St., Ste. 5, Pinehurst

208-682-3999

  • Two locations - Wallace & Pinehurst

  • Weekly support group for women provides a safe place to share experiences, offer encouragement & support, to help each other live safe, violent free lives 

  • SCC&RC provides support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & other crimes

  • Emergency temporary provided for battered women & dependent children who are in danger &  have no other place to go

  • All services are FREE & confidential

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Strength in Moms

 

MOMMY & ME

HOLISTIC MOMS

Spoelstra Family Chiropractic

214 W. Sunset Ave., CdA

208-667-7434

 

  • 3rd Tuesday, 9:45-10:45 am - "Mommy & Me"

  • Designed for soon-to-be moms & moms w/little ones under (1) year of age

  • Topics include pregnancy, postpartum & younger-aged children. Dives deep into basic developmental & movement milestones

  • Special guest/speaker each month

  • 1st Wednesday, 6 pm - "The Coeur d'Alene Holistic Moms Group"

  • Network with other moms

  • Topics relate to holistic living

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Lifeskills Ranch Program

LIFESKILLS RANCH PROGRAMS

Wolf Springs Ranch

1967 Alder Creek Loop Rd., St. Maries 

208-245-1234

  • Two weekend ranch retreats are offered - FREE of charge to women who attend - to empower, enrich their lives & educate

  • 120 acres of beautiful property w/gardens, trout pond, miles of hiking & riding trails & a year-round creek

  • "Peaceful Spirit" - for (8) widows which is open to any woman who has lost her life partner; June 21-23, 2024.

  • "Peaceful Warriors" - for (8) women veterans, active duty, reservist or retired; June 27-30, 2024. 

  • Connect w/others, work w/horses, yoga, traditional crafts, massage, campfire circles, journaling, preparing/eating fresh farm-style food & communing w/nature

  • See application HERE

  • More info - Sabrina Ferris (Founder & Program Director); lifeskillsranchprogram@gmail.com

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Crohn's Disease & Colitis

 

KOOTENAI CLINIC BLDG

1919 Lincoln Way

(first floor conference room), CdA

509-423-2637 (Kristlyn)

  • 1st Monday, 6-7 pm

  • For people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to connect with others

  • Discover resources & get emotional support - FREE of charge

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Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health

 

KOOTENAI RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

Amaris Behavioral Health Bldg.

120 E. Anton Ave., CdA

208-932-8005

855-913-5722 (24/7 peer recovery support)

  • Advocates for & supports adults seeking to begin or maintain recovery from behavioral health &/or substance abuse issues - open to all

  • Links individuals to community resources

  • FREE programs/support groups include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Moms in Recovery, Al-Anon, mental wellness, life skills classes & more

  • Every Wed, 1-4 pm - Heritage Health Mobile Bus on site

  • Every Sat, noon - "Moms in Recovery"

  • Stop in for cup of coffee (M-F, 9 am-5 pm) or email joinus@kootenairecovery.org

  • See KRCC meeting schedules HERE

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New Babies & Moms Support Groups

 

KOOTENAI HEALTH FAMILY BIRTH CENTER

2002 Kootenai Health Way, CdA

208-625-6891

  • Every Tues, 11 am-noon - "Mommy & Me Social Hour" is a nurturing environment for new mothers to socialize, share experiences, challenges & advice. More info HERE

  • Every Tues, 10-11 am - "Breastfeeding Support Group"; registration link HERE

  • 3rd Tues, 5:30-8 pm - "Baby Talk" (Caring for Your Newborn); registration link HERE

  • 1st Wed, 6-8 pm - "Breastfeeding Success"; registration link HERE

  • 2nd Sat, 9 am-3 pm, "Labor of Love Childbirth Education" (one-day class). Register HERE

  • Every Sun, 2 pm - "Family Birth Center Tour". Space is limited; reservations required. Call 208-625-6891. As an infection-prevention measure, children are not allowed on the tour.

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Stroke Support Group

NORTH IDAHO STROKE SUPPORT

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest

3372 E. Jenalan Ave., Post Falls

208-262-8700

  • Thursdays, 10:30 am - "North Idaho Stroke Support Group" 

  • Community stroke survivors & one support person welcome

  • More info HERE

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Cancer Support Groups

 

KOOTENAI HEALTH

Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services, CdA

Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services, PF

  • For people whose lives have been affected by cancer

  • (CdA) Thursdays, 11 am-noon - "Women's Cancer Wellness Support Group"; 208-625-4296

  • (Post Falls) Mondays, noon-1 pm - "All Cancer Support Group"; 208-625-4938

  • All are welcome - FREE

  • More info HERE

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Ostomy Support Group

 

KOOTENAI HEALTH

Kootenai Services Bldg.

2205 Kootenai Health Way, CdA

(Bear Lake basement classroom)

208-625-6944

  • For those seeking support for ostomy & wound care - FREE support group

  • 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3-4 pm

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