Programs

In-Person Support Groups

*Please note our in-person support groups have been cancelled through August 31st due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our in-person Washington-based groups are now meeting online (as indicated in parentheses below). Please check out our web-based support group options below that will still be meeting.

*Healthcare students - please note, we do not currently allow any observers of our web-based support groups, due to the high need for support and the limited number of spaces available for participants. Thank you.

 

Living with Chronic Illness - a general support group for those living with ongoing physical health challenges

4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm-7:30pm, meets at the Capitol Hill Seattle Public Library Branch (this group is now meeting online)

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion, 2nd Thursday of each month, 3:00pm-4:00pm, meets at Aljoya Thorton Place Retirement Community (this group is now meeting online)

Rare Chronic Illness - a support group for adults living with rare health challenges, 2nd Friday of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm, meets at Greenwood Seattle Public Library Branch (this group is now meeting online)

Parenting Chronic Illness - a support group for parents of kids at any age living with ongoing health challenges, 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00pm-7:00pm, meets at the Cancer Lifeline *Please note on March 9, 2020, this group will meet at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library (this group is now meeting online)

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness (Eastside) - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm, meets at EvergreenHealth in room Tan 117 (click on EvergreenHealth for a map and follow directions to the Tan Building classrooms)

Parenting Chronic Illness - a support group for parents and loved ones of kids who are hospitalized at Seattle Children's Hospital due to chronic Illness, 2nd Monday of each month, 4:00pm-5:00pm, meets at the Seattle Children's Hospital in the Family Resource Center.

Updated 3/19/2020

All of our support groups are free of cost. Contact us at info@thecenterforchronicillness.org with any questions or to sign up. 
Please note, periodically the library has closures and the meeting rooms are unavailable to us, so we have to change meeting locations. Please contact us to ensure you arrive at the proper location for that month's meeting.
Updated 9/26/2019
Web-based Support Groups

Living with Chronic Illness - a general support group for those living with ongoing physical health challenges 4th Monday of each month, 7:00pm-8:00pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up 

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm-8:00pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up

Rare Chronic Illness - a support group for adults living with rare health challenges, 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm- 6:30pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up

Living with Paralysis - a support group for adults living with paralysis due to chronic illness, 1st Monday of each month, 6:00pm- 7:00pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up

Caring for Those with Paralysis - a support group for caregivers and loved ones of those living with paralysis, 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00pm- 7:00pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up

Living with Cystinosis - a support group for patients living with the rare disease, called cystinosis, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm-6:30pm, meets online, visit Support Groups Central to sign up

All of our support groups are free of cost, but in order to participate in the web-based groups, you must first sign-up on the Support Groups Central website and then subscribe to our page. Please contact us with any questions.

Updated 3/19/2020

 

All educational programs are free of cost. Contact us to sign up, or join our mailing list via our "Contact" page or follow us on social media to stay posted on future events!

Upcoming Programs

Stay tuned!

Past Programs

Chronic Illness & You: LGBTQ! - panel discussion and resource event for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and live with chronic illness - September 22, 2018

Working with Chronic Illness: Success when Facing Health Challenges in the World of Work - a comprehensive presentation considering employment and chronic illness - June 17, 2017

Living with Chronic Illness: Coping Tools for Stress, Depression, and Anxiety - a look at the emotional impact of living with ongoing illness -

April 8, 2017

Please view our "Resources" page to see the handouts from these events.

Health Education Programs
 

P.O. BOX 31193

Seattle, WA  98103

(425) 296-2705

info@thecenterforchronicillness.org

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