Support Groups

The Center for Chronic Illness offers support groups for anyone impacted by chronic illness and rare disease. All programs are free of cost and held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. *Please note, while our support groups are professionally-facilitated and may offer psycho-educational tools for coping, our groups are NOT psychotherapy or counseling groups and are not an exchange for individual psychotherapy. 

Please follow these steps to sign up for a support group:

  1. Visit the HeyPeers website 

  2. Enter your email address, and click continue

  3. Enter your first and last name, and choose a username

  4. Choose a password, and agree to the HeyPeers Terms & Conditions

  5. Enter some demographic information and agree to Center for Chronic Illness disclaimer

  6. Find a meeting from the List or Calendar view, and click Register

To watch our webinar on getting signed up on HeyPeers, visit our YouTube pageVisit our Testimonials page to learn more about what attendees who join our programs say.

Scroll below to see a full list and description of our programs. Please contact us with any questions.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming an official community partner

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General Chronic Illness Support Groups
 
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Living with Chronic Illness 

4th Mondays

7-8pm PST / 10-11pm EST

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Living with Chronic Illness (for Washington state residents)

2nd & 4th Wednesday

6:30-7:30pm PST

Contact us for the password for this group

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Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

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Teens Living with Chronic Illness  

for teens (ages 15-17)

1st Monday

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST 

 

*Please note both a parent / guardian and teen will need to sign a consent form before the teen can participate in the group (contact us to obtain the form)

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Creativity and Chronic Illness

every Sunday 

10am-11:30am PST /

1-2:30pm EST

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Body Image and Chronic Illness 

3rd Wednesdays

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers

4th Tuesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Endometriosis 3rd Mondays in May, July, and September 2022

6:30-7:30pm PST / 9:30-10:30pm EST


Updated 7/21/2022

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Supporting African Americans Living with Chronic Illness  

2nd Wednesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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LGBTQIA+ and Living with Chronic Illness 

2nd Tuesdays

5-6pm PST / 8-9pm EST


Updated 7/21/2022

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Support Groups
 
Support Groups for Loved Ones
 
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Supporting Loved Ones

Spouses, partners, parents, adult children, friends, and neighbors are welcome 

3rd Tuesdays

5:30-6:30pm PST / 8:30-9:30pm EST

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Parenting Chronic Illness

2nd Mondays

5-6pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Urea Cycle Disorder

1st Wednesday of every other month

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group 

3rd Tuesday of every other month

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST


Updated 7/21/2022

Rare Chronic Illness Support Groups
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Living with Rare Chronic Illness

1st Tuesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Rare Chronic Illness (for Washington state residents)

2nd Wednesdays

1:30-2:30pm PST

Contact us for the password for this group

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Living with Cystinosis

3rd Tuesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Urea Cycle Disorder

3rd Wednesdays of every other month

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST 

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Urea Cycle Disorder

1st Wednesday of every other month

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group - 1st Tuesdays

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group 

3rd Tuesday of every other month

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST


Updated 7/21/2022