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Family and Unpaid Caregiver Support Groups

Find the support and strength you need as a family caregiver or unpaid caregiver. These support groups in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties will remind you that you are not alone.

Click below for in-person, issue-specific support groups in your county. If you cannot make it to an in-person meeting, the telephone support options might be helpful to you.

Thurston County Support Groups+

ALS Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month, 3-5pm
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street
Call Caryn Wise at (253) 254-8909. 

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Support Group
4th Friday of every month, 1-3pm 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 2109 College St SE
Lacey Park in rear lot, enter through back door 

2nd Thursday of every month, 2:30-4:30pm
Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey 
Call Cheri Knighton at (360) 480-5887 for either group 

Brain Injury Support Group *for survivors, family members, & caregivers*
2nd Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30pm
Providence St. Peter Bldg #2, 3rd floor conference Room 
Call: (360) 878-7240 

Cancer Survivor Support Group *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, 6:30-8pm in Lacey
Call Cobie at (360) 789-7576 to register 

Caregiver Support Group *For caregivers of those with memory loss*
1st Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30pm
Capital Medical Center, Rainer Room 3900
Capital Mall Drive SW, Olympia
Call Karen Hyde at (360) 819-3642

Family Caregiver Support Group
3rd Tuesday of every Month, 5:30-7pm 
First United Methodist Church of Olympia 
1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia Meets in Room 222 
Call: (360) 943-2661 

Huntington’s Disease Support Group *for anyone affected by or at risk for Huntington’s Disease* 
1st Monday of every month, 5:30-7pm
St. Peter Hospital, Montreal Room 
Call Juliette Knight at (360) 520-2240 

MS Self-Help Group - Tumwater *for anyone affected by MS*
4th Thursday of every month, 1-3pm
Tumwater Library Meeting Room
Contact Stacey at (360) 485-7221 or brightbluemser@hotmail.com

MS Self-Help Group - Yelm *for anyone affected by MS*
 st Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8pm 
For location, contact Jerri at morrisjerri@aol.com

Mended Hearts *for cardiac patients and support persons* 
1st Thursday of each month, 2-3:30pm
St. Peter Hospital, Cardio Rehab Room
Call Diane Caputo at (360) 705-1271

NAMI Family Support
Meets every Wednesday, 6-7:30pm 
Providence St. Peter, rooms 200-202
Call: (360) 493-6021 

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group *for patients; caregivers welcome*
Weekly on Wednesday, 11am-12 noon
Meets @ OLYMPIA Community Center
222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia
Call: (360) 705-8520

Prostate Cancer Support Group
3rd Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30pm
Providence St. Peter (room changes)
Contact Jim Keifert at (360) 438-3644 or John Ross at (360) 427-1022 
 

Stroke Club *for stroke survivors, family members, & caregivers*
2nd Sunday of every month, 3pm 
Providence St. Peter Emilie Gamelin Pavilion 
Call: (360) 786-9258

Lewis County Support Groups+

Brain Injury Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month, 5-7pm
Providence Centralia Hospital
Meets in Chapel Conference Room
Call: (360) 864-4341

Diabetes Support Group – Chehalis
1st Friday of every month, 10:30-11:30am 
Stillwater Estates
For more information call: (360) 736-4744 

NAMI Family Support – Chehalis
3rd Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30pm
Chehalis Timberland Library
Call: (360) 736-5319

Parkinson’s Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month, 1-2pm
Bethel Church - 132 Kirkland Rd, Chehalis
Call Ken at (360) 520-4889

MS Self-Help Group – Centralia *for anyone affected by MS*
1st Thursday of every month, 6-8pm
Providence Centralia Hospital Chapel Conference Room
Contact Linda at (360) 748-8687

Prostate Cancer Support Group
4th Thursday of every month, 7-9pm
Mother Joseph conference room at Providence Centralia Hospital
1820 Cooks Hill Rd
3rd Thursday of every month, 2-3pm

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
1st Tuesday each month from 5-9 pm
Providence Centralia Hospital in the Chapel Conference Room

Mason County Support Groups+

Alzheimer’s Support Group
2nd Thursday of the month, 10:30-11:30am
900 West Alpine Way, Shelton
Call Kathy at (360) 426-2600
 

Belfair Caregiver Support Group For caregivers of those with memory loss
3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2:30pm 
HUB Center - 111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair
Call: Debra Jamerson at (360) 621-1110

Cancer Support Group
2nd Sunday of every month, 10-11am
Faith Lutheran Church - 1212 Connection Street, Shelton
Call: (360) 426-8611

Cancer Support Group at MGH *open to anyone affected by cancer*
2nd Wednesday of every month, 4-6:30pm
Mason General Hospital, Pershing Room
Call Kelly at (360) 432-7706 ext 28711 

Diabetes Support Group - ALLYN
4th Thursday of every month, 1-2pm 
Port of Allyn Building Downstairs Meeting Room
Call Sue at (360) 427-7332

Diabetes Support Group - SHELTON
3rd Thursday of every month (except July & Aug.), 1pm-2pm
Mason General Hospital, Pershing Room
Call: (360) 427-7332

Parkinson’s Support Group
2nd Tuesday of every month, 12:30-3:00pm
900 W. Alpine Way
Call Kathy at (360) 426-2600

Prostate Cancer Awareness & Support Group *for Men & their significant others*
2nd Thursday of the month, 10-11:30am
Olympic Bakery - Spencer Lake, Shelton
Call Jim at (360) 427-1981

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