Caregiver Support Groups in Seattle

Caregiver support groups

Caregiver support groups offer family caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from others dealing with similar issues.

There are many caregiver support groups located throughout the greater Seattle area. If you don’t see a support group to your liking listed below, we suggest that you contact your local senior center, hospital, church, senior organization or an association which focuses on specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s. You don’t have to go it alone!

Caregiver Support Groups

 

General Caregiver Support Groups

Bellevue
Caregiver Support Group
Overlake Senior Health Center
1750 112th Avenue NE, Suite A101, Bellevue 98004
2nd and 4th Thursday, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
(425) 688-5807

Bothell
Caregiver Support Group
Northshore Senior Center,
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
(425) 486-4564

Carnation
Caregiver Support Group
Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation 98014
(425) 333-4152

Kirkland
Caregiver Support Group
Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland 98033
(425) 587-3360

Mercer Island
Family Caregiver Support Group
Mercer Island Senior Health Center
7707 SE 27th Suite #110, Mercer Island 98040
(425) 688-5637

Puyallup
Good Samaritan’s Caregiver Support Group (for the ”generic” caregiver). Meets at the Good Samaritan Community Services Building located at 325 E. Pioneer in Puyallup. Contact Kathie McCormack at (253) 697-8400.

Tacoma (Adult Day Health)
For caregivers and family members of Adult Day Health participants. Held at Associated Adult Day Health Center, 6442 S. Yakima.
Call (253) 552-1188.

Tacoma (South Tacoma Library)
For any family caregiver. Hourly respite care is available by calling in advance of the meeting. Meets at the South Tacoma
Library, 3411 S. 56th. Contact Kathleen Moisio at (253) 403-1188.

 

Cancer Caregiver Support Groups

Gilda’s on the Go partners with MultiCare Regional Cancer Center for a group for patients and providers. All are welcome. Held
at the Cancer Center of Auburn, 121 N. Division St, #100 in Auburn. Contact Sally Benson or call (866) 200-2383.

Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union (north of Shelton) supports survivorship for people affected by cancer, their caregivers,
survivors and health care professionals with hope, healing and positive change to live each day at its fullest. They offer
regular retreats and wellness programs. Call (360) 898-2363 or e-mail for more information.

SCCA Support Groups (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)
All SCCA support groups are free and are facilitated by SCCA staff. Groups are open only to SCCA patients and their family
members and caregivers. See below:

  • Living with Colorectal Cancer
  • Support Group for Patients After Transplant
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Kidney and Bladder Cancer Support
  • Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
  • FORCE Empowered Young Women’s Group
  • ITP Support Group

More information at: www.seattlecca.org

 

Cancer Pathways
Cancer Pathways, formerly known as Gilda’s Club Seattle, offers support groups for both men and women. There are support groups for newly diagnosed patients, caregivers, bereavement and patients living with cancer for two or more years. Free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Pathways offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a homelike setting.
Call (206) 709-1400 for more information or see a list of adult support groups as well as family support programs.

Crisis Clinic
The Crisis Clinic offers 24-hour telephone support for people who are in crisis, as well as referrals to community resources.
Call (206) 461-3222 (voice and TDD).

Cancer Lifeline
Cancer Lifeline’s Support Groups work to meet the needs of patients, survivors, caregivers, family, and friends. See a list of
support groups at Cancer Lifeline.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) Seattle Support Group
MCC Seattle Support Group organizes an open discussion group for anyone (patients, spouses, family, and friends) touched by
Merkel cell carcinoma. This is an informal opportunity to meet others coping with Merkel cell carcinoma, share stories and
information, and provide support.
(425) 629-2520 or gtschimmel@gmail.com.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Groups

Pierce County
Support for individuals and families dealing with traumatic brain injuries. Several groups are active in Pierce County. For a
schedule of group or more information, contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington toll-free TBI Helpline at 1 (877) 824-
1766.

Brain Injury Association of Washington
Swedish Cerebrovascular Group
Swedish Education & Conference Center
550 17th Avenue
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower
Contact: Tami 206-320-7151 / tami.bloom@swedish.orgThe Swedish Cerebrovascular Center Support group is for patients that have been diagnosed and treated for a brain aneurysm or
arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The group is open to patients, families and caregivers.
www.braininjurywa.org

 

Brain Tumor Support Groups

Brain Cancer Support Group
Northwest Hospital
Professional Building
1570 North 115th Street, Suite 3
Seattle, Washington 98133
Contact: Cancer Lifeline – (206) 297-2500

Brain Tumor Support and Education Group
University of Washington Medical Center
Plaza Cafe meeting rooms A&B
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, Washington 98195-6043
Contact: Yvonne Brehan
btsg@comcast.net
206.242.6862

 

Epilepsy Support Groups

Tacoma Area

MultiCare Epilepsy Parents Group
Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center
311 South L Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
For Further Information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org

Seattle Area

Seattle Adults Group
For adults living with epilepsy and family members
Maleng Building, Room #112 – First Floor, 420 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
For Further Information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Caregiver Support Groups

Southwest Washington
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Memorial Campus
100 E. 33rd St.
Vancouver, Washington
For more information and directions contact:
Lance Christian at 503-238-5559 ext 1.

Bellingham Support Group
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Way
Bellingham, WA
360-733-5222 for more information

Bellevue Caregivers Support Group
Bellevue Community Center
14224 Bellevue-Redmond Road in Bellevue.
425-452-7686 for directions only

Edmonds Support Group
Swedish/Edmonds Campus (formerly Stevens Hospital)
21601 76th Ave. W
Edmonds, WA 98026
For more info, call 360-733-5222

Kent Support Group
Home of Carl & Merilyn Moore
13209 SE 236th Place
Kent, WA 98042
253-631-7986 for info/directions

Redmond Support Group
Washington Cathedral (First floor library)
12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
For more info (866) 786—7257

Sequim Support Group
Hygiene for Health
71 Ruths Place Suite 8
Sequim WA 98382
Contact the Chapter office: 1-866-786-7257

Survivors Support Group
Evergreen Chapter Office in Kent alternating with Home and About in Lynnwood
19115 68th Ave S Ste H-105
For more info on future meetings
contact the Chapter office: 1-866-786-7257

Tacoma Support Group
Absolute Mobility Center
6053 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409

 

Huntington’s Disease Support Groups

SEATTLE, WA
360.403.0909
University District
4131 11th AVE NE, Penthouse #1
Seattle, 98105

RENTON, WA
206.598.8753
Valley Medical Center
Medical Arts Center Building
Room MAC “C,” Northwest corner of campus
(for caregivers only)

OLYMPIA, WA
360.426.7274
Providence St Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Road NE

SNOHOMISH/EVERETT, WA
206.362.2907 or email: lavonne@hddrugworks.org
Everett Clinic Conference Center, Pilchuck Room
3830 Hoyt Avenue in Everett

MOUNT VERNON/BELLINGHAM, WA
425.327.6887
or email:cindycrossman@gmail.com
Skagit Valley Hospital

 

Alzheimer’s Related Caregiver Support Groups

For information regarding support groups sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s Association support groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Attendees develop coping methods, encourage self-
care, learn about community resources and optimize care techniques.

Find a location here: www.alzwa.org

Mercer Island

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Community Center at Mercer View,
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island 98040
(206) 230-0166 (leave message)

Issaquah

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Aegis of Issaquah
780 N Juniper St, Issaquah 98027
(425) 313-7364

Redmond

Alzheimer’s Early Onset Caregiver Support Group
Redmond United Methodist Church,
16540 NE 80th St, Redmond 98052
(206) 363-5500
Call in advance for parking directions – Entrance on NE 68th Street.

 

Caregiver Support Groups

 

Alzheimer’s Support Groups Continued…

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Emerald Heights
10901 176th Circle NE, Redmond 98052
(425) 556-8140

Bothell

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Northshore Senior Center
Website: www.northshoreseniorcenter.org
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
(425) 486-4564
Bellingham/Whatcom County

Alzheimer Society of Washington
1308 Meador Avenue
Suite C1
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 671-3316
www.alzsociety.org

 

Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver Support Groups

Edmonds

Sno-King MSHH Support Group
Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Casper Street
Contact: William L. 425-712-1804 / wbrayer@mshelp.org
Contact: 206-718-0894

Seattle

LGBT MS Connection
Swedish Education & Conference Center
550 17th Avenue
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower (Room E)
Contact: Shelly 206-250-5002 / lgbtmsconnection@gmail.com

Tacoma

Tacoma Multiple Sclerosis Family Support Group
TACID (Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities)
6315 South 19th Street
Contact: David davestrike@nventure.co

 

Stroke Caregiver Support Groups

Stroke Support Groups
Seattle Young Adult Stroke Survivors (members between age 20 and 70) – http://seattleyass.weebly.com/
Northwest Hospital,
1550 N 115th St – Rehab Center
Seattle, WA 98133
SeattleYASS@gmail.com
206-364-0500

Northshore Stroke Club
Northshore Senior Center
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
(425) 486-4564

North Bend
Mt Si Senior Center
411 Main Ave S, North Bend 98045
(425) 888-3434

Eastside Stroke Support Group
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue 98007
(425) 746-8396

Seattle
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Lindeman Pavilion, Level 1
1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Groups
Anacortes, Washington Group
Anacortes, Washington
Meets at Island Hospital
Contact Jerry Ramsey
Phone 360.293.2185

Auburn Support Group
Auburn, Washington
Meets at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, Assembly Hall 32049 109Th Pl. SE
Contact Betty Steiner
Phone 253-876-6468

Bainbridge Island, Washington Group
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Meets at Firestation on Phelps Rd.
Contact Lana Gillis
Phone 360 779-7178
Email lanagale@earthlink.net

Young Onset
Bellevue, Washington
Meets at North Bellevue Community Center
Contact Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC
Phone 206-938-8298
Email Suzanna.Eller@providence.org

Bellingham, Washington Group
Bellingham, Washington
Meets at Parkway Chateau
Contact Debra Ivanovich
Phone 360.724.3382

Parkinson’s Support Group
Bothell, Washington
Meets at Northshore Senior Center
Contact Andrea Parker
Phone 425.488-4821
Email andreap@seniorservices.org

Bremerton, Washington Group
Bremerton, Washington
Meets at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Contact Jen Edwards
Phone 360-744-6220

Caregivers Support Group
Burien, Washington
Meets at Burien Community Center 14700 6th Ave. SW
Contact Staff
Phone 206-988-3700

Chehalis area support group
Chehalis, Washington
Meets at Dayspring Baptist Church
Contact Jan Erickson
Phone 360-273-9987

Covington’s Neighborhood Support Group
Covington, Washington
Meets at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 25810 156th Ave SE
Contact Stephanie Lawson
Phone 206-579-5206
Email steph.pdgroup@gmail.com

General Group
Des Moines, Washington
Meets at Wesley Homes
Contact Rita Lambert
Phone 206 870 1302
Email rlambert@wesleyhomes.org

Edmonds, Washington Group
Edmonds, Washington
Meets at South County Senior Center
Contact Nola Beeler
Phone 425.774.3297
Email njbeeler@yahoo.com

Ellensburg Parkinson’s Support Group
Ellensburg, Washington
Meets at Rosewood Senior Park Club House 1101 East Umptanum Rd. Ste. 500
Contact Delores Moerer/Rhoda Crispin
Phone 509-933-3801
Email wdrose@kvalley.com

Everett Support Group
Everett, Washington
Meets at Providence Colby Campus, Rainier Room
Contact Karen Painter
Phone 425.327.9401
Email kpainter62@aol.com

Federal Way Support Group
Federal Way, Washington
Meets at Life Care Centers if America Divisional Office 33528 6th Ave. S
Contact Sandra Machado MS, CCC-SLP
Phone 253 946-2273

Gig Harbor Support Group
Gig Harbor, Washington
Meets at St Anthony’s Hospital Green Point Room
Contact Doug Manuel
Phone 253-858-8741
Email manuel@harbornet.com

Grays Harbor Parkinson’s Support Group
Hoquiam, Washington
Meets at Hoquiam Library, downstairs meeting room 427 7th St. Hoquiam
Contact Bob Martin
Phone 360-533-5968

Issaquah, Washington Group
Issaquah, Washington
Meets at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Contact Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC
Phone 206-938-8298
Email suzanna.Eller@providence.org

Kennewick Support Group
Kennewick, Washington
Meets at Manor at Canyon Lakes. 2802 West 35th Avenue,
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM
Contact Shirley Ruby
Phone (509) 396-2028

Seattle Cherry Hill Support Group
Seattle, Washington
Meets at Swedish Cherry Hill Campus 500 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 Mother Joseph Conference Room (inside the dining room)
Contact Michelle Bauer
Phone 206-320-2883
Email michelle.bauer@swedish.org

Tacoma Washington Group
Tacoma, Washington
Meets at Tacoma Lutheran Home
Contact Sharon Jung
Phone 253.284.4488
Email psnhogan@aol.com

Early State Parkinson’s Information Group
Tacoma, Washington
Joesppi’s Restaurant
2207 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406
Contact Sharon Jung
Phone 253.284.4488
Email psnhogan@aol.com

Note: Any listings, locations and times subject to change. Call support group for current meeting information. 

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