Support Groups

Al-Anon

Offers strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Suite 220
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Meets every Thursday from noon-1 p.m.

Co-facilitators are Mary Jane: maryjane@sips.org or 253-583-4628 and C.C. at 253-509-2060


A.W.A.K.E. Support Group - Lakewood

A great resource for CPAP users!

The "Alert Wakefulness and Keeping Energetic" (A.W.A.K.E.) support group is a meeting place for Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (NCPAP or CPAP) wearers and their families. NCPAP is a piece of equipment consisting of a mask and blower unit, which prevent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by blowing air into the sleeper's nose. The A.W.A.K.E.group discusses various topics related to obstructive sleep apnea and may hear presentations from sales representatives on new products. Light snacks are provided. For more information, call 253-985-6951.

St. Clare Hospital
St. Clare Resource Room
4908 112th Street
Lakewood, WA 98499

These meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of each quarter (February, May, August, November) at 7 p.m.

Please note: The Resource Room is not inside St. Clare Hospital. It is just north of the hospital (across from the Emergency Services department). The room is on the main level.


A.W.A.K.E Support Group - Kitsap Peninsula

A great resource for CPAP users!

The "Alert Wakefulness and Keeping Energetic" (A.W.A.K.E.) support group is a meeting place for Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (NCPAP or CPAP) wearers and their families. NCPAP is a piece of equipment consisting of a mask and blower unit, which prevent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by blowing air into the sleeper's nose. The A.W.A.K.E. group discusses various topics related to obstructive sleep apnea and may hear presentations from sales representatives on new products. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call 360-782-5700.

Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton Auditorium
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310

These meetings are held on the third Thursday of every quarter (March, June, September, December) at 7pm.


Cancer: Advanced Cancer Support Group - Silverdale

For men and women living with advanced stage cancer only.

Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Rose Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Third Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m.

Facilitated by: Pattie Pritchard, LICSW, and Stacey Krouse, MSW
Contact: 360-471-7827


Cancer: American Cancer Society Programs

For American Cancer Society Programs, contact 800-ACS-2345 or request a referral from your health care provider.


Cancer: Art and Health Support Group - Poulsbo

Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
19500 10th Avenue Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Second and fourth Monday of each month, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Facilitated by: Tom Axtelle, LMHP
Contact: 360-598-7500


Cancer: Art Therapy – Gig Harbor

Art classes are open to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, or anyone undergoing a medical life change. Come find your joy and discover a new way to tolerate daily stresses.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Every Tuesday, noon–2 p.m.

Contact: 253-530-2936


Cancer: Bainbridge Men with Health Issues - All Diagnoses welcome!

Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Drive Northeast
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Every Monday, noon-1:30 p.m.

Self-facilitated


Cancer: Breast Cancer Support Group

For information about local breast cancer support groups near you, please contact Tanya Parieaux, Breast Cancer Support Group Facilitator, at 206-938-9081.


Cancer: Caregiver Support Group - Bainbridge

Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Drive Northeast
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Every Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.

Facilitated by: Karen Carson
Contact: 206-842-3539


Cancer: Fitting Food Into Your Fight Against Cancer

Designed for cancer patients in active treatment and their caregiver or support person. Topics include: anti-inflammatory foods to aid recovery and healing, coping with common treatment related side effects, and reputable nutrition resources. Instructor: Nancy Steedman RD, CD, a certified specialist in oncology nutrition. View the flyer.

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Third Tuesday of every month, 3–4 p.m

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Fourth Thursday of every month, 10–11 a.m
Ground Floor Oncology Administration Conference room

Registration: Call 253-426-4428


Cancer: General Cancer Support Group - Shelton

Pershing Room at Mason General Hospital
901 Mountain View Drive
Shelton, WA 98584

Third Monday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.

Facilitated by: Karry Trout
Contact: 360-432-7706


Cancer: Knit for Life Support Groups

A Free knitting support groups for all cancer patients, family members and caregivers.

St. Joseph Outpatient Center
Infusion Clinic (1st floor near Rehabilitation)
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1-3 p.m.

St. Francis Hospital
Radiation Oncology waiting area
34515 9th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Meets Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Highline Cancer Center - Burien
Lobby
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98166

Meets every Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.

Call 253-426-6746 for more information


Cancer: Laryngectomy Support Group

A support group led by laryngectomy survivors. The group is open to survivors, spouses and/or caregivers. Provides information and support on treatment, recovery and the challenges of living with laryngectomy.

Highline Cancer Center
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98166

First Tuesday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.

Call 206-431-5249 for more information


Cancer: Live Strong at the YMCA

Partners in healing. A free 12-week health and wellness program for cancer patients that focuses on the whole person. The program helps people ease their way back into fitness.

To register in Kitsap and Pierce county, contact Gae Dougherty at 253-460-8986 or gdougherty@ymcapkc.org


Cancer: Living with Cancer Support Group - Burien

Provides cancer survivors, family and/or caregivers information and support through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and the challenges of the first year of living and surviving cancer after completion of treatment. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Highline Cancer Center - Burien
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98166

Second and fourth Monday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.

Call 206-431-5249 for more information


Cancer: Look Good...Feel Better

Open to female cancer survivors. This free 2 and 1/2 hour class teaches women how to apply make-up, tie head scarves and enhance their appearance during cancer treatment. Lots of fun for everyone!

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

First Wednesday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, December) 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Oncology Conference Room, 2nd Floor near Radiation Oncology

Register Today 1-888-227-6333. The next class will be held on November 7, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. In 2017 the support group will be held on the first Friday of every odd month.

St. Joseph Medical Center
Ground Floor Oncology Administration Conference room
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Held the fourth Tuesday of each month – 10 a.m.-noon

Registration: Register through the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345


Cancer: Lung Cancer Alliance Phone Buddy Program

This national peer-to-peer support program matches lung cancer survivors or their caregivers and family members with other patients or caregivers who have gone through or are currently going through similar medical and social situations.

Contact: 800-298-2436 or lungcanceralliance.org


Cancer: Men’s Cancer Support Group - Poulsbo

Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
19500 10th Avenue Northeast
Suite 100
Poulsbo, WA, 98370

Last Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Facilitated by: Joe Jack Davis, MD
Contact: 360-598-7500


Cancer: Men’s Cancer Support Group - Silverdale

Haselwood YMCA
3909 Northwest Randall Way
Silverdale, WA, 98383

2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Facilitated by: Joe Jack Davis, MD
Contact: 360-598-7500


Cancer: Online/Phone Support Groups for Patients and Caregivers

Telephone and online counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial information are available through CancerCare at no cost.

Examples of online support groups include:

For Patients

For Caregivers and Loved Ones

Bereavement/Grief

For information:


Cancer: Peninsula Cancer Center: “Support for Living Well”

New attendees should call to make a reservation.

Peninsula Cancer Center Conference Room
19917 7th Avenue Northwest
Suite 100
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Third Monday of each month. Established attendees 2:30-4 p.m. and new attendees 4-5:30 p.m.

Contact: 360-697-8000


Cancer: Prostate Cancer Support Group - Burien

Education, information, sharing and support for men with prostate cancer and their partners. Topics include pathology of prostate cancer, incontinence and brachytherapy-seed implants.

Highline Cancer Center
Conference Room Two
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98116

Second Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information, call 206-431-5249 or visit www.prostatewashington.org where you can also find groups in other areas of the Puget Sound


Cancer: Prostate Cancer Support Group - Enumclaw

Education, information, sharing and support through discussion of experiences and outcomes in a safe environment. Survivors, the newly diagnosed, spouses, friends, people who want more information about prostate cancer, and medical professionals are all welcome. Topics include early detection, treatment options, incontinence, and lifestyle impact to the individual and his surroundings.

844 Mt Villa Drive
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Twice a month

Contact: Mike Gordon, gordonsroost@gmail.com, 907-371-6448

For more information, or to find groups in other areas of the Puget Sound, go to www.prostatewashington.org


Cancer: Prostate Cancer Support Group - Poulsbo

Elmer’s Restaurant
760 Liberty Way
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Last Thursday of each month, noon

Facilitated by: Jerry Jurgens
Contact:
jjurgens@silverlink.net

For more information, or to find groups in other areas of the Puget Sound, go to www.prostatewashington.org


Cancer: Reach to Recovery

This American Cancer Society support program is for people coping with the breast cancer experience. Volunteers are breast cancer survivors trained to give support and up-to-date information, including literature for spouses, children, friends, and other loved ones. Face-to-face or telephone visits.

Contact: 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345), or request a referral from your healthcare provider


Cancer: Road to Recovery Transportation

This American Cancer Society program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride, or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.


Cancer: Support Group for Young Adults

This group provides resources and support for cancer survivors or those affected by cancer and is oriented toward ages 18-40 but all are welcome.

Facilitator: Angie Osborne, MA Ed, MA LMFTA
Wish Breathe Believe Counseling Services
3224 6th Avenue
Tacoma WA 98406

5 – 6 p.m., second Monday of the month


Cancer: Tai Chi for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

This gentle course can help you reduce stress and increase physical strength, stamina and flexibility. Participants move according to their own pace. Call 206-431-5248 for more information or to register.

Highline Cancer Center - Burien
Lobby
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98166

Tuesdays 5-6:30 p.m.


Cancer: Women and Cancer Support Group - Bainbridge

Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Drive Northeast
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, noon–1:30 p.m.

Facilitated by: Karen Carson
Contact: 206-842-3539


Cancer: Women and Cancer Support Group - Bremerton

This group provides education, resources, and support for women affected by cancer. Friends or other loved ones of the cancer patient are welcome.

Harrison Medical Center
Radiation Oncology Library
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Facilitated by: Pattie Pritchard, LICSW
Contact: 360-471-7827 or cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org


Cancer: Women and Cancer Support Group - Poulsbo

This group provides education, resources, and support for women affected by cancer. Friends or other loved ones of the cancer patient are welcome.

Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
19500 10th Avenue Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

First and third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Facilitated by: Stacey Krouse, MSW
Contact: 360-598-7500 or cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org


Cancer: Yoga for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

Open to anyone touched by cancer as a patient, survivor or caregiver. All levels welcome. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center lobby
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m.

St. Joseph Outpatient Center
Infusion Clinic lobby (1st floor near Rehabilitation)
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

One Tuesday each month, from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm: April 12, May 10, June 7, July 19, August 9, September 27, October 4

For more information, call 253-426-6746


Caregivers Support Group - St. Joseph Medical Center

This group offers support for at-home caregivers.

St. Joseph Medical Center
South Pavilion 3rd floor
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Second Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon

Registration: 253-426-6935


Caregivers Support Group - St. Elizabeth Hospital

Caregiving is an act of kindness, love and loyalty. It is also an act that can drain one’s batteries, involving numerous practical decisions and emotional hurdles. If you are the primary caregiver for an aging, declining or ill individual, join us. Find out about valuable resources, education and tools for coping with the challenges of caregiving while receiving understanding support from other caregivers.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

First and third Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m.


Diabetes Support Groups

The Franciscan Diabetes Support Group is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and feelings, and in return learn and find encouragement and support from others coping with similar issues. Half of the meeting is dedicated to presentation on specific topics identified by the group, like meal planning, blood sugar self-testing and exercise. The other half is dedicated to open discussion and sharing.

Times and locations vary, call Franciscan’s Diabetes Services at 253-426-6753 for more information


Diabetes: Quarterly Type 2 Diabetes Meetings

Facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Featured topic varies per meeting.

Location varies, please call 360-744-6910 for upcoming location
First Wednesday of March, June, September and December from 5-6 p.m.

Registration: Not required unless specifically stated


Freedom From Tobacco Support Groups

CHI Franciscan Health offers Freedom From Tobacco. When it's your time to quit, we can help. We offer FREE weekly support groups at CHI Franciscan hospitals throughout the South Sound. Please confirm the location and meeting time before you attend your first group.

Free Weekly Support Groups

If you are thinking of quitting tobacco, trying to quit, or wanting to help a friend, we are here to help. Join a support group today! And remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try again! Most tobacco users make eight–11 quit attempts before succeeding.

St. Clare Hospital
Classroom C
11315 Bridgeport Way Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98494

Mondays: 6-7 p.m.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Medical Center
Dining Rooms 1 and 2
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Thursdays: 7-8 p.m.

St. Francis Hospital
Radiation Oncology Registration and Waiting Area
34515 9th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Thursdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Just show up! If you stick with our program, you will quit tobacco! Open to anyone wanting to quit tobacco, newly quit, struggling with relapse, or helping a friend quit. Medical advice provided by Dr. Patrick Hogan; funded by CHI Franciscan Health Community Cancer Program.

CHI Franciscan Health also offers Tobacco Cessation Classes that can be conveniently scheduled at work. Tobacco cessation is a cost-effective way to save your company money, and make your workforce more productive.

To learn more about CHI Franciscan's tobacco cessation support groups or at-work classes, contact the Franciscan Cancer Care Program's Tobacco Cessation coordinator, Heidi Henson at barefootheidi@mindspring.com or 253-223-7538


Grief: Facing Loss - Grief and Bereavement Support Group

The Facing Loss: Grief and Bereavement Support Group is a FREE 11-week support group designed to provide information and guidance for grieving adults. Open for registration to anyone who has a loved one who has died, the group creates a safe environment for mutual learning as group members share their experiences of loss. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Suite 100
19500 10th Avenue Northeast
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Daytime group:
Tuesdays, February 7 – April 18
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Claremont Senior Living
2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310

Evening group:
Wednesdays, February 8 - April 19
5:30–7 p.m.

To register, or for more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Palliative Care Services, Harrison Medical Center, 360-744-5616 or nani.baran@harrisonmedical.org.


Grief: Hospice Loss Support Group

For family members of hospice patients and bereaved individuals within the community.

Various locations and times, please call 253-534-7000 for details
Registration: Registration is required


Grief: Moving Toward Healing - A Grief and Bereavement Workshop

This workshop provides information and support for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Participants will learn how to move toward healing their loss and how to take steps toward finding meaning in their lives. Registration not required.

Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Iris Room
1800 Northwest Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA 98383

Four separate offerings, all Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
January 15, 2017
March 18, 2017
May 13, 2017
July 22, 2017

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Palliative Care Services, Harrison Medical Center at 360-744-5616 or nani.baran@harrisonmedical.org.


Grief: On-Going Support Groups on the Plateau

Grief Support Group
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Cedar Room (main floor near gift shop)
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

First and third Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Cedar Room (main floor near gift shop)
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

First and third Thursdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Call 360-802-8800 to confirm dates, rooms and times.


Grief: Phone Grief Group

This is a live, online support group for family members and friends of people who have lost someone on Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care Service. It offers the opportunity from the comfort of your home or office to share personal experiences and to provide practical and emotional support for one another. Discussions are led by bereavement counselors.

This group meets on the phone the first and third Friday of each month – Starting August 7 from noon–1 p.m.

Registration: required, to register or learn more, please contact Sandy Bochonok at 253-534-7061 or 360-744-6927 or Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181.


Grief: Recognizing Grief—On-Going, Drop-in Grief and Loss Support Groups

Are you dealing with the death of a spouse, parent, child or other loved one in the past 18 months? Does it feel as if the sadness will never lift, or that you are isolated from friends and family?

Grieving can be painful, and also healing. While everyone experiences loss differently, grief that is expressed and experienced within a supportive environment has the power to heal. These on-going grief support groups provide an opportunity to listen, share and learn from others. Registration is not required.

Pierce County

Gig Harbor
St. Anthony Hospital
Third Wednesday
10 a.m.–noon
253-530-2142 or kristennivling@chifranciscan.org

King County

Federal Way
Daytime Groups:
First and third Tuesdays
Starting September 15
10 a.m.–noon
For information and location, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077

Evening Group:
First and third Mondays
6:30-8:30 p.m.
For information and location, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077

Burien
Daytime Groups:
First and third Wednesdays
2–3:30 p.m.
Highline Cancer Center - Burien
Meditation Room
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Burien, WA 98166
For information, please call 206-431-5249

Evening Group
Second and fourth Mondays
6:30–8 p.m.
Highline Medical Center
Cedar 3rd floor
Education Room 1 and 2
16251 Sylvester Road Southwest
Burien, WA 98166
For information, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077


Grief: Support Group - St. Elizabeth Hospital

“Grief Talk” - This group offers a welcoming, safe environment to explore and understand the grieving process.

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Cedar Room (main floor near gift shop)
1455 Battersby Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

This is an open, drop-in bimonthly event, for more information call 360-802-8800


Heart Failure Support Group

The symptoms of heart failure - like fatigue, swelling and shortness of breath - can have a major impact on your day-to-day life. At CHI Franciscan Health we know it can be challenging going toe-to-toe with this disease. With a community at your side, tackling better health with heart failure is achievable. You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here to help with expert advice and a safe environment to connect with others managing this condition. Heart failure expert, Susan Eardley, RN and Certified Heart Failure Nurse, will lead the group to provide you with information and support to care for mind, body and soul, to achieve your greatest wellness.

Call 253-426-4766 to reserve a spot in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Federal Way and Enumclaw, call 360-744-5200 for Bremerton


Maternity Support Services

Pregnant? Need a medical provider? Need transportation? Need to know how to navigate the medical system? Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a variety of free and cost-discounted services or resources to help you and your baby.

Call us at 253-589-1283 or 253-531-4851 for more information


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Open to all persons diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their care partners or significant other. Find comfort and strength with your peers as you learn, cope, laugh and celebrate the challenges and successes of living with MS.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Held on the second Monday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m.

Contacts are Judy Olson at 253-225-0857 or judylynn87@hotmail.com and Sandy Gold at 360-895-3329 or sandy_gold@wavecable.com


Nar-Anon

Open to friends or family who are affected by someone else’s addiction.

Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in the Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Meets every Thursday from 7-8 p.m.

Registration: Call Karen at 253-208-5362


Parkinson's: Gig Harbor Parkinson's Support Group

This group is for Parkinson's patients and their family, friends and caregivers. The focus of this group is to offer both current educational information regarding Parkinson's and a chance for sharing.

St. Anthony Hospital
The Green Point Room - just past the cafeteria on the ground floor
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m.

Contact Bob Maimbourg for more information at bobmaimbourg@icloud.com


Gig Harbor Parkinson's Support Group for Caregivers

This group is for those caring for someone with Parkinson's Disease. It is designed to give caregivers a time for sharing and emotional support.

St. Anthony Hospital
The Green Point Room - just past the cafeteria on the ground floor
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.

Contact Hunter Severt at sophiewoow@msn.com


Surgical Weight Loss Support Groups

Choosing to have bariatric surgery may be among the most important health decisions you'll make in your lifetime. Getting to know other people who share experiences similar to yours can contribute a great deal to your long-term success. Whether you're contemplating surgical weight loss or have already had surgery, we have a support group to meet your needs. We welcome patients of any surgeon or hospital. Participants share experiences and answer each others' questions in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. Health professionals, including behaviorists, dietitians, physicians and physical therapists, attend these meetings on a rotating basis to offer guidance and up-to-date information.

St. Clare Hospital
Resource Center Classroom (separate building across from St. Clare Emergency Services department)
4908 112th Street Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

Third Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Francis Medical Office Building
34509 9th Avenue South
Suite 310 (3rd floor)
Federal Way, WA 98003

Second Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m.

To reserve your spot in one of these support groups, please call 1-800-825-3227 or visit stfrancisweightforlife.org; for additional questions about the support groups, contact the Franciscan Center for Weight Management at 800-823-6525