Emotional Support & Retreats


Emotional Support & Retreats

Additional Support Groups in Spokane, Washington Area

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Cancer Support Groups through Providence Health Services:

Cancer support group. Open to anyone touched by any type of cancer. Meets first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 509-474-5490. 

Gynecological Cancer Support: 3rd Wed. via Zoom 
Cancer Support Groups through CCNW:

Recieve the support and encouragement you need during your cancer treatment, by attending a virtual CCNW Support Group from the comfort of your home.

Breast Cancer Support Group meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 PM
General Cancer Support Group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM            Men's Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.cancercarenorthwest.com/zoom-support-groups


Support Groups in Idaho

Together Living with Cancer

TLC is a support group which can be helpful to people no matter where they are on their journey with cancer. TLC can be a valuable tool when a person is first diagnosed with cancer, is undergoing treatment, has had a recurrence, or has been free of cancer for weeks, months or even years. We have group members who have been free of cancer for more than ten years and others who have just received a diagnosis. This is also a support group for family members and friends who have been impacted by a diagnosis of cancer. Whether you have a loved one who is presently on their cancer journey or someone who has passed away, all are welcome.

This is an ongoing group meeting through Lake City Church via Zoom, the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. 

Contact Will or Barb Neal for more info. Will's Cell 24/7: (208) 660-0301 
Barb's Email: malapwu@aol.com

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 at Turkey Ridge Ranch about 30 minutes north of Davenport near Lake Roosevelt. Meals and lodging will be provided. 

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."

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  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/.

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. 

Grief and Loss Retreat:

Offered 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 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.

Here is the link to learn more and see dates: https://www.harmonyhill.org/cancer-retreats/


Children Affected by Cancer Retreats

Camp Good Times:

This camp is for kids who have been affected by cancer whether it be a diagnosis for themselves or a family member.

Camp Kesem:

Camp Kesem provides FREE support services and weeklong overnight summer camps for children ages 6-18. This year we aim to serve at least 30 children this summer. Any spreading of knowledge is greatly appreciated, gathering families, spreading the world and making this goal possible.

Camp Sparkle - Cancer Pathways

Camp Sparkle is a free, summer day-camp for children ages 5-12 who have been impacted by cancer. Campers experience a week of learning about cancer, participating in therapeutic activities, going on field trips, and making friends with campers and counselors who are just like them.