Emotional Support & Retreats


Emotional Support & Retreats


Support Groups in Spokane, Washington Area

General Cancer Support Group:
Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm @ CCNW South 601 S Sherman St. Spokane
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30am @ CCNW Valley 1204 N Vercler Rd. Spokane Valley

Kidz Count Family Support Group:
First & 3rd Wednesday of each month. Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S Sherman at 6:00 pm.


Grief Support in Inland Northwest

A bible-based support group on grief and recovery subjects for the grieving the death of someone close. This is a twelve week program offered in the spring and fall.

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Camp Chmepa:
An interactive experience for children ages 7 – 15 yrs, who are in grief. Camp is in July at Lake Coeur d’Alene

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Grief Support Groups offered in Spokane and Tri-Cities: 
Many Dates, times and locations available.

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Retreats Adults of the INW May Attend


Lincoln County Women's Survivor Retreat

The Women’s Survivor Retreat

Providing a weekend of connection and physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for women in Lincoln County who are on their cancer journey. The women attending enjoy yoga, massage, facials, aromatherapy, Reiki, art therapy, meditation, great food, and more in a natural environment. Held on June 22nd - June 23rd, 2019, at Turkey Ridge Ranch about 30 minutes north of Davenport near Lake Roosevelt, this is the 4th year the retreat is put on by the Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s Project Pink Fund. Meals and lodging will be provided. Pre-Registration is required by June 14th, 2019. 

Retreat Poster

For more information about attending, donating to the Lincoln Hospital Foundation's Pink Fund or volunteering at the retreat, please contact Carey Guhlke at (509) 725-2979 ext. 1139 or email GuhlkeC@LHD3.org.


Camp Mak-A-Dream

Adult Retreat:

Located in Missoula, Montana, these retreats are for adult women (21+) who have completed or are in treatment for cancer. Cost free, participants must apply and are responsible to get to Missoula, however, first time participants may qualify for a Travel Scholarship. There is medical staff on site.

"Designed to bring together women from all walks of life, at all points in their lives, in treatment or out, newly diagnosed or long-term survivor; together and in an open, accepting environment. These retreats aim to empower participants through education, recreation and relaxation in a setting where it's okay to admit how good the comfort feels that comes with a shoulder — or 20 — to lean on."

Four adult retreats are offered in 2019:

April 25th - April 29th

May 2nd - May 6th

Sept 5th - Sept 9th

Sept 12th - Sept 16th

Learn more and apply at https://www.campdream.org/camps-programs/adult-retreats/.


Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery Washington:

This retreat is for any woman who has had a breast cancer diagnosis (any stage of treatment or recovery). Held on Sept. 27th - 29th at Sun Mountain Lodge, WInthrop, WA. Retreats incorporate fly fishing instruction and emotional support, ending with a half day of guided catch-and-release fly fishing. In order to serve as many woman as possible these retreats may only be attended once, but they are entirely cost free. ​​​​​​

Learn more at https://castingforrecovery.org/breast-cancer-retreats/.

Apply at https://castingforrecovery.org/wa/ by July 19th, 2019.


Harmony Hill

Located in Union, WA on the Olympic Peninsula

General Cancer Retreat:

This retreat can only be attended once by anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and are under the care of a health professional. This healing retreat offers individuals affected by cancer time to reflect and explore the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of their diagnosis. Through group sessions and activities such as yoga, meditation, poetry and art, compassionate faculty provide self-care tools and practical resources to facilitate healing and wellbeing. Caregivers and companions are welcome. Nearly cost free, there is a $25 application fee per attendee and participants are responsible for transportation to and from the retreat. 

Four General Cancer Retreats offered in 2019:

May 28th - May 30th (Waitlist Only)

July 23rd - July 25th (Waitlist Only)

Aug. 27th - Aug. 29th (Waitlist Only)

Nov. 5th - Nov. 7th

Grief and Loss Retreat:

Offered Dec. 13th - Dec. 15th, 2019, to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. Through activities designed to help individuals express grief and loss in a safe and caring environment, compassionate faculty share meaningful coping resources to facilitate wholehearted healing. Cost free, must apply.

Metastatic Cancer Retreat:

Offered Oct. 7th - Oct. 9th, 2019, to individuals with metastatic cancer, meaning they have cancer which has spread from the primary site of origin into a different area(s) of the body. Because metastatic patients face a unique set of emotions and challenges, this retreat allows them to join in community with others on a similar journey of hope and healing. Caregivers and companions are welcome. Cost free, must apply.

Learn more and apply at https://www.harmonyhill.org/programs/cancer/.