Support Groups and Resources

Hosted by Summit Pacific

Diabetic Support Group

Free and open to the public, this group is hosted by Summit Pacific staff for those individuals living with or caring for someone with diabetes. All ages are welcome, but understand this is a discussion group that may not be appropriate for the very young. With this group you will meet others affected by diabetes, share individual experience, learn from peers and gain tips and advice on managing diabetes. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Cindy Beck, Education Program Coordinator at 360-346-2297 or via email at cynthia.beck@sp-mc.org.

This support group will be offered both virtually and in-person. The in-person meeting location is in Summit Pacific Wellness Center’s Ortquist Conference Room. Meetings take place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Click here for more information.

External Groups Hosted at Summit Pacific

GROW

GROW is a women’s support group for sexual assault/abuse survivors, facilitated by Beyond Survival. This is safe space for individuals to talk to people who have had similar experiences. Also serves as a safe space to educate about coping and dealing with trauma.

Please join us every Monday, between June 14 and Aug. 23 at the Summit Pacific Wellness Center in Ortquist from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Maddie Graves-Wilson 360-533-9751 or visit http://ghbeyondsurvival.com/ . Click here for more information.

Out in the Community

Wild Grief

Wild Grief leads safe, supportive wilderness trips for youth who are grieving a death, providing a unique experience of connection, support and challenge to help them heal.

In the wilderness, we live under the stars, sleep on the earth and remember our place. We believe that giving teens a chance to explore their grief with a group of peers in the wilderness will help them in their grief journey.

Click here for more information.

Grays Harbor Food Resources

Many families are struggling to put food on their tables and with the addition of the pandemic those numbers have doubled. You are not alone and help is available.

Click here to find a list of food resources across Grays Harbor County.

Grief Share

Grief Share is designed to comfort, encourage and support those going through the severe emotional trauma that follows the death of a loved one. Grief Share is a structured process that facilitates healing from grief. This is a 13 week group that involves teaching and group discussion. The cost is $25 per person for workbook materials. Two locations are available for this group, see below for more information.

Find a group!

Grief Share meets at multiple locations, click here to type in your zip code on their website to find the group nearest you.

Olympia

Capital Christian Center every Wednesday Evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. upstairs in the 101 Office.Click here for more information.

Washington State Quitline

Quitting tobacco is a great way to improve your health. You have probably heard about the harms of tobacco use and the benefits of quitting smoking, but did you know that your body starts to heal just minutes after your last cigarette?

Of course, nothing worthwhile is easy; it can be hard to quit because nicotine, a chemical in tobacco and many e-cigarettes/vapes, is very addictive – similar to cocaine and heroin. It can take several tries to quit for good, but the more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to succeed on your next try. So, remember: Never quit quitting.

Click here to find a program that will help you live tobacco free.

Harmony Hill

Join us for our two-day Virtual Cancer workshop offered by Harmony Hill Faculty via Zoom. Currently, these retreats are only offered for those who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Please only register if you are able to commit to attending all four sessions over the two days. There is a $25 administrative fee to participate, however, if you have financial barriers, please use the coupon code NOFEE to by-pass the payment portion of the registration.

Over the two-day workshop, you will have two 2-hour sessions each day led by expert faculty; one in the morning, (10:00 AM-Noon) and one in the afternoon, (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

Click here to find out more about the Virtual Cancer Workshops.

GCH Suicide Prevention Resources

See all available resources for Suicide Prevention in Grays Harbor County.

Click here to view list.

Park Rx America

Washington State Parks has partnered with Park Rx America to help make Washingtonians healthy. Working directly with healthcare providers and their respective organizations, Park Rx makes it easy for healthcare providers to prescribe parks and other natural areas to their patients in the clinical practice setting.

Click here to learn more.

Online Education Opportunities

AARP Virtual Community Center

FREE interactive online events and classes designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

Click here to see more.

Emotional Wellness Took Kit:  Emotional Wellness Toolkit | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Six Strategies to Improving your emotional health: Your Healthiest Version: Your Feelings | The National Institutes of Health