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Information about health support groups available from Health Support Center in Bellingham

The Health Support Center in Bellingham maintains a directory of health support groups and community services. The list is revised regularly; to check for updates, call 360-733-6714 or go to healthsupportcenter.org.

Founded in 1989, the center provides office and meeting space, and other support, to its member organizations. The center is at 1212 Indian St.

ADDResources: for adults with adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their spouses; 360-499-2171, addresources.org.

Al-Anon/Alateen: for families of alcoholics; Al-Anon, 866-259-8279; Alateen, 360-734-3312; wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 360-734-1688; Spanish-speaking AA, 360-318-5764; whatcomaa.org.

ALS Association Evergreen Chapter: Lou Gehrig’s disease; 866-786-7257, webwa.alsa.org.

Answers: maternity support services and infant case management, including free pregnancy tests; 360-255-7855, answerscounseling.org.

Alzheimer Society of Washington: 360-671-3316, alzsociety.org.

The Arc of Whatcom County: for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 360-715-0170, arcwhatcom.org.

Arthritis Foundation: 360-733-2866, 360-746-2663, arthritis.org.

Autism support group: for parents of individuals with autism; 360-715-0170, ext. 303.

Autism Outreach Project of Washington: 888-704-9633, www.nwesd.org/autism.

Autism Society of Washington: 360-515-8910, autismsocietyofwa.org.

Bellingham Food Bank: 360-676-0392, bellinghamfoodbank.org.

Bellingham Gluten Information Group: 360-734-4989, glutenfreeway.info.

Bellingham Veterans Center: for mental health issues; 360-733-9226, http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/.

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington: 360-631-2054 or 360-733-6714, biawa.org.

Brigid Collins Family Support Center: 360-734-4616, brigidcollins.org.

Cancer support groups, Peace Health St. Joseph Cancer Center: 360-788-8226, peacehealth.org.

Care Crisis Response Services: 24-hour crisis line, 800-584-3578.

Caregiver support groups: 360-788-6410, CHCCLynden.org.

Catholic Community Services: 360-676-2164, ccsww.org.

Catholic Community Services Recovery Center: 360-676-2187.

Chronic pain: 360-733-6714.

Community Action for the Disabled: 360-733-6714, healthsupportcenter.org.

CPAP Support Group: 360-788-6112.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: 425-451-8455, ccfa.org/chapters/northwest.

Death of a child: 630-990-0010, compassionatefriends.org.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: 360-354-6841 or 360-733-1366, healthsupportcenter.org.

Diabetes support group: 360-588-4142.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services: 360-715-1563; toll free, 877-715-1563; dvsas.org.

Down syndrome: 360-715-0170, ext. 304, arcwhatcom.org.

Evergreen Wellness Advocates: care coordination and HIV/AIDS services; 360-671-0703, ewadvocates.org.

EX: smoking cessation, becomeanex.org; discussion forum, community.becomeanex.org.

Exhale: after-abortion talk line; 866-4-Exhale, exhaleprovoice.org.

F.A.C.E.S. Northwest: eight-week summer day camp for children with autism; 360-389-2151, facesnorthwest.com.

Fibromyalgia: 360-733-3387, isabelanco@yahoo.com.

Food and Meal Resources in Whatcom County: 360-788-7EAT, bellinghamfoodbank.org.

Gamblers Anonymous: 1-800-547-6133, gamblersanonymous.org.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington: 360-658-8083, girlscoutsww.org.

Girls on the Run: 360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org/girls-on-the-run, jgallant@whatcomymca.org

Grief support groups: Whatcom Hospice: 360-733-5877, hospicehelp.org.

Grieving children, teens, and families, Our Tree House: 360-223-6681, our-treehouse.org.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Whatcom County chapter: 360-738-3756, hearingloss-whatcom.org.

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center: 360-647-0910, 360-647-8508; videophone 360-255-7166; hsdc.org.

Hepatitis C Support Group: 360-671-6181, hepeducation.org, healthsupportcenter.org.

La Leche League: 360-595-2403 or 360-676-8649, lllofwa.org.

Learning Disabilities Association: 425-882-0820, ldawa.org.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Washington State: livingwell.doh.wa.gov/workshops.

Low-Vision Support Group: 360-733-6714.

Lupus Foundation of America: 877-774-2992, lupuspnw.org.

Mending Babyloss of Whatcom County: 360-201-8734, mendingbabyloss.org.

Meniere’s disease support: 360-715-9204, tsparks.com/mm.

M.O.R.E: supports prison reform (mothers and others rallying and education), for anyone with loved one in jail or prison; 360-255-3434, deborahhawley@yahoo.com, facebook.com/Moreforchange.org.

Mount Baker Kidney Center: support groups; 360-734-4243, mountbakerkidneycenter.org.

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood: 360-734-9095, mbpp.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group: 650-9255, 360-319-8511, bellinghamms@yahoo.com.

Narcotics Anonymous: 360-647-3234, nwwana.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: resources, support groups; 360-671-4950, namiwhatcom.org.

National Federation of the Blind of Washington: 425-823-6380, nfbw.org.

Natural recovery from mental disorders: 360-671-3079 or 360-398-0899, saveoursanity.net.

Northwest Braille Services: 360-384-6494, healthsupportcenter.org.

Northwest Youth Services: helps at-risk, runaway and homeless youths; 360-734-9862, nwys.org.

Opportunity Council: social service programs and referral assistance: 360-734-5121, oppco.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 360-676-2279, oa.org.

Parent to Parent of Whatcom County: supports families and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, delays and ongoing health-care needs: 360-

255-2056, p2pwhatcom.org.

Parenting and childbirth classes, Bellingham Technical College: 360-752-8350, btc.ctc.edu.

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays: 360-927-5635, whatcompflag.org.

Parents with teenagers: myoutofcontrolteen.com.

Parkinson’s disease support groups: Bellingham, 360-733-6714; Blaine, 360-332-4564; Lummi, 360-733-6714; healthsupportcenter.org.

People First: self-advocacy organization for adults with significant cognitive developmental disabilities: 360-738-2060.

Peripheral neuropathy: 360-676-0367, billow@comcast.net.

Pet loss support group: 360-733-2080, ext. 3116, whatcomhumane.org, outreach@whatcomhumane.org.

Polio Outreach of Washington: 800-609-5538, poliooutreach.com.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Support Bellingham: for non-military PTSD; 360-656-6892, ptsdsupportbellingham.org.

Pulmonary hypertension support group: 360-733-6714.

Rebound of Whatcom County: helping families facing difficult life circumstances: 360-714-0700, reboundwc.org.

Single Entry Access to Services: SEAS resource directory for youths with special health care needs; 360-715-7485, whatcomtakingaction.org.

Sjogren’s syndrome: 360-676-1926, linda927@earthlink.net.

Spinal cord injury: 360-332-8484, pemadsen2000@yahoo.com.

Stroke support group: 360-788-6494, hludwig@peacehealth.org.

Suicide Survivors: support for families and friends coping with the aftermath of suicide; 425-765-1302.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 800-932-8677, tops.org.

Ti-chi Native AIDS Service Agency: 360-296-0199, w ww.ti-chee.org.

Treatment Locator: for substance abuse and mental health treatment; findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

Turning Point: life transitions program, WCC: 360-383-3135, whatcom.ctc.edu.

United Blind of Whatcom County: 360-733-6714, healthsupportcenter.org.

Victim Support Services: 360-756-1780; crisis line 800-346-7555; victimsupportservices.org, abbey@victimsupportservices.org.

Washington Council of the Blind: 800-255-1147, wcbinfo.org.

Washington State Neurofibromatosis Families: 425-672-9610, wsnfsupport.org.

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library: 800-542-0866, wtbbl.org.

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement: 360-788-6594, whatcomalliance.org.

Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, preparation for parenting programs: 360-671-9057, whatcomclinic.com.

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center: 360-676-0122, whatcomdrc.org.

The Whatcom Dream: financial counseling and classes; 360-319-3759, thewhatcomdream.org.

Whatcom Hospice: 360-733-5877, hospicehelp.org.