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 email@example.com.
The group will meet virtually using Zoom each month, click here for more information.
Cancer Support Group
This support group is intended to offer support, compassion and understanding to anyone whose life has been impacted by cancer.
Those who have been diagnosed, survivors, as well as their family and friends are all welcome. Attendees can expect conversations surrounding similar fears, questions and frustrations that will help break the feeling of isolation. We want to help people recognize their own inner resources for strength, peace and healing. And encourage members to take an active role in their healing process and gain a sense of hope and control. Through the group, members can identify a range of strategies and tools for living with cancer, in addition to making new friendships and having a good laugh.
This support group will be held in Summit Pacific Wellness Center’s Olympic Room on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
External Groups Hosted at Summit Pacific
Come As You Are (CAYA)
CAYA – Comes As You Are – Youth Education Support is a support group with educational presentations for LGBTQA+ youth in the Grays Harbor and surrounding areas. CAYA is a place to meet and gain education and support for LGBTQA+ youth in a confidential setting. CAYA will feature a new guest speaker or group to present an educational dialog on topics concerning LGBTQA+ youth each month as well as a mentorship that is open to everyone and a fun and games session that is for youth only following the educational presentation. This group is open to youth ages 13 to 18 who are coming out, considering coming out, or who may already be out, along with their friends, parents/guardians and allies. There is no cost to participate with CAYA.
Please join us every second Thursday of the month at the Summit Pacific Wellness Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
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 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.
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.
LAUNCHING: Wednesday, October 13, 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.
The group will be held at 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.
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)
GCH Suicide Prevention Resources
See all available resources for Suicide Prevention in Grays Harbor County.
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.
Online Education Opportunities
AARP Virtual Community Center
FREE interactive online events and classes designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.