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Coeur d'Alene Area Support Groups

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"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."  --Louisa May Alcott

1st Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm

  • Mountain States Early Head Start Bldg., 411 N. 15th St., Ste. 200, CdA

  • 208-772-2353 (Karen)

  • Helps survivors cope with grief.

  • Provides a safe & caring environment for those trying to adjust to a world forever changed by a loved one's decision.

  • www.suicide.org/support-groups/idaho-suicide-support-groups

 

Last Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm

  • "Deep Waters Bereavement "

  • Support group meets at Hayden Yoga & Massage, 9751 N. Gov't Way, Ste. 4, Hayden

  • 425-306-7767

  • Group offers support, resources & acceptance with open arms to all who need it.

  • No childcar is provided.

 

Mondays, noon-1 pm

 

Thursdays, 11 am-noon

  • Interlake Medical Bldg., 700 Ironwood Dr., Coeur d'Alene. (Conference Room A is located above Interlake Pharmacy on 2nd floor.)

  • 208-625-4713 or 208-625-4711

  • For people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

  • www.kh.org/family-support-services/support-groups

 

2nd & 4th Mondays, 1-2:30 pm

  • Kroc Center Cafe, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-666-2996

  • Although not a support group, "Memory Cafe" provides a chance for people with memory loss & their caregivers to interact & socialize.

  • Open to all stages of dementia.

  • Offers companionship, great food & fun. There is no cost, except for items ordered.

 

3rd Friday, 1 pm

  • Affinity Apartments, 3594 N. Cederblom St., Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-683-8282

  • A casual get-together for women with Parkinson's & their caregivers.

 

Various times/locations

  • 208-676-0549 or 1-877-625-2666

  • Offering hope & help for families & friends of alcoholics.

  • www.al-anon-idaho.org

 

2nd & 4th Fridays, 10-11 am

 

2nd Wednesday, 6 pm

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-625-5000

  • For those managing Type i diabetes.

 

2nd Tuesday, noon-1:30 pm

 

Various Times/Locations

  • 1-888-624-3577

  • Mission is to provide 100% FREE help for addiction.

  • Program emphasizes complete abstinence from all drugs.

  • www.niana.org

 

2nd Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 pm

  • Rehabilitation Hospital of the NW, 3372 E. Jenalan, Post Falls

  • 208-262-8700

  • For patients, caregivers, families & friends.

  • Monthly topics rotate. Focus on life afteer stroke, education & prevention.

  • www.rhn.ernesthealth.com

 

3rd Thursday, 2:30-4 pm

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene (3rd floor classroom of Heart Center)

  • 208-625-4693

  • For those interested in learning more about cardiac or pulmonary disease.

 

Various times/locations

  • 208-667-4633

  • Need help with a drinking problem?

  • "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

  • www.aa.org

 

3rd Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-625-6944 (Shari)

  • For those seeking support for ostomy & wound care.

 

Various times/locations

3rd Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm

  • Garden Plaza of Post Falls, 545 N. Garden Plaza, Post Falls

  • 509-725-1002 (Nathan)

  • Gatherings often have educational presentations & resources beneficial to those living with the disease.

  • Connect with those living with ALS, their caregivers, families, friends & loved ones.

  • www.alsa.org (Evergreen Chapter)

Thursdays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Inland Mama, Spokane River Midwives Birth Center, 615 E. 6th St., Ste. A, Post Falls

  • 208-718-2678

  • Support group for mothers; a safe place to share challenges & joys of raising babies.

  • Tea provided FREE of charge.

  • www.inlandmama.com

1st & 3rd Mondays, noon-2 pm

  • Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Room 105, Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-664-4133 (Melaine)

  • A chance for parents of children with autism of any age to connect with each other & learn more about autism & the complex journey.

  • Socialization times are specific for tweens, teens, young adults, adults & adult Asperger's therapeutic group. See schedules on website.

  • www.panhandleautismsociety.org

2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm

  • Inland Northwest SIDS/SUID Foundation, 1130 N. 4th St., CdA

  • 208-557-4371

  • Open to any or all (adult) family members - moms, dads, grandparents, aunts & uncles FREE of charge.

  • www.inwsids.org

Various times/locations

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, CdA (MRI conference room); 6:30 pm on T

  • 208-771-0543

  • Church of the Nazarene, 308 W. 12th Ave., Post Falls; 1:30 pm on W

  • 208-818-7530 (Nancy)

  • St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft, CdA; 6:30 pm on Th

  • 208-819-1828 (Mollie)

  • Kootenai Health; 8:30 am on Sat

  • 208-701-2584 (Wayne)

Various times/locations

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Heart Center Classroom, 3rd Floor, CdA; 3rd Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm

  • 208-772-2542 or 208-660-2030

  • Support, education & hope in a compassionate & safe environment.

  • www.alz.org

  • Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Dr., CdA; 2nd Monday, 6-7:30 pm

  • 208-661-9943 or 208-666-2966

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

  • Renaissance Assisted Living, 2772 W. Avante Loop, CdA; 3rd Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm

  • 208-686-2961

  • Open to all who are affected by someone living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

  • St. George Parish Hall, 2004 N. Lucas St., Post Falls; 1st Wednesday, 2-3:30 pm

  • 208-699-6060 or 970-978-8471

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm

  • Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene. (Enter bldg on north side; look for classroom signs).

  • 208-691-9674 (Bonnie)

  • FREE education & support for those whose lives are affected by bipolar mood disorder or depression.

  • www.kh.org/family-support-services/support-groups

3rd Tuesday, 1-3  pm

  • Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-262-9249

  • People affected by MS, helping each other. Find support, share & learn through interactive discussions, videos & speakers. New members welcome!

  • www.nationalmssociety.org

Various groups/times

  • Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-772-7994

  • www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org

  • "Journey Through Grief Adult Group", 6-week series

  • "Child Loss", 3rd Th, 5-6 pm

  • "Parent Loss", 1st Th, 5:30-6:30 pm

  • "Spouse Loss", 1st T, 4-5 pm

  • "Kids in Grief", 6-week series

  • "Teens in Grief", 6-week series

  • "Camp Kaniksu", for kids ages 6-17

  • "Women's Group", 4th T, 10:30-11:30

  • "Men's Lunch", 3rd T, 11:30-12:30

1st Friday, 1-3 pm

  • Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

  • 208-635-5243

  • For people with Parkinson's, their spouses, family & caregivers.

  • "Sing for Wellness & Joy", taught by a music therapist, is a separate event.

  • www.apdaparkinson/org

1st Thursday, 6-7:30 pm

  • Calypso's Coffee, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d'Alene

  • Smaller group gathers to discuss personal issues, cancer topics, etc.

2nd Thursday, 6-8 pm

  • Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls

  • 208-777-1206 (Yvonne Marie)

  • "Evening of Hope" is an educational event featuring monthly speakers.

  • (October 10 meeting cancelled.)

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