Programs

In-Person Support Groups

*Please note our support groups will only be meeting virtually through June 30, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check out our support group options below (some of our in-person groups have been moved to the web).

*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, 6:30-7:30pm, 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, 4th Tuesday of each month, 6-7pm, meets at Aljoya Thorton Place Retirement Community (this group is currently meeting online - see web-based support groups below).

Rare Chronic Illness - a support group for adults living with rare health challenges, 2nd Friday of each month, 1:30-2:30pm, 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, 4-5pm, meets at the Cancer Lifeline (this group has been combined with our other parenting group and is now meeting online)

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness (Eastside) - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion, 4th Tuesday of each month, 6 -7pm, meets at EvergreenHealth in room Tan 117 (click on EvergreenHealth for a map and follow directions to the Tan Building classrooms) (this group is currently meeting online - see web-based support groups below)

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, 4-5pm, meets at the Seattle Children's Hospital in the Family Resource Center. (this group has been combined with our other parenting group and is now meeting online and available to parents living anywhere)

Updated 1/21/2021

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.
Web-based Support Groups

All of our web-based support groups are free of cost, but in order to participate you need to sign up ahead of time. Follow these steps to sign up:

  1. Visit https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/cci

  2. Click on the “Not Yet a Member” link or “Member Login”

  3. Click on the “Organizations” tab and scroll down to confirm that Center for Chronic Illness is a “Favorite”

  4. Click on the “My Favorites” tab where you will see a list of upcoming meetings organized by your favorite topics and organizations.

  5. Select the meeting you want to join and click on the “Register” button.

  6. You are now registered and can view your upcoming meeting from the “My Meetings” tab or the Dashboard on the left of your browser window. You will also be reminded of your meeting by email and an in-system notification when you are logged in.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

Living with Chronic Illness - a general support group for those living with ongoing physical health challenges 4th Monday of each month, 7-8pm

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness - a group focused on learning mindfulness, meditation, and self-compassion, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6-7pm

Rare Chronic Illness - a support group for adults living with rare health challenges, 1st Tuesday of each month, 4-5pm

Living with Cystinosis - a support group for patients living with the rare disease, cystinosis, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4-5pm

Parenting Cystinosis Support Group - a support group for parents of those living with the rare disease, cystinosis, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2:30pm (starting March 2021)

COVID-19 Recovery - a support group for anyone experiencing ongoing health challenges after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (also known as long COVID), 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 4-5pm

Creativity and Chronic Illness - a support group for anyone living with chronic illness who would like to express themselves through art, Sundays (January 10th - June 20th), 10am-11:30am

Living with Urea Cycle Disorder - a support group for patients living with the rare disease, urea cycle disorder (UCD), 3rd Wednesday of every other month, 4-5pm PST (starting March 17th 2021, May 19th, July 21st, September 15th, and November 17th)

Caring for Urea Cycle Disorder - a support group for caregivers, parents, and loved ones of those living with urea cycle disorder (UCD), 1st Wednesday of every other month, 4-5pm PST, (starting April 7th 2021, June 2nd, August 4th, October 6th, and December 1st)

Supporting African Americans Living with Chronic Illness - a support group for African American individuals impacted by ongoing health challenges, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 4-5pm PST, (starting April 14th, 2021)

Teens Living with Chronic Illness - a support group for teens (ages 15-17) who live with ongoing health challenges, 1st Monday of each month, 4-5pm PST, (starting May 3rd), *Please note both a parent / guardian and teen will need to sign a consent form before the teen can participate in the virtual group


Updated 3/4/2021

 

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

The Impact of Mental Health on Chronic Illness & Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 1-3pm PST. Speakers: Kerry Heckman, MSW, LICSW & Natalie Hopkins, MSW. Register for this virtual event here.

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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