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Washington State Support Groups

Support Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. All our support groups are peer-led. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings.

This schedule is subject to change. Before attending a group for the first time, please call to verify date and time. Groups are free of charge and open to everyone.


Mount Vernon, Washington

North Sound Scleroderma Support Group

Meets on the second Friday of the month at 11:00 a.m. (except July)

Skagit Valley Hospital, Sauk Conference Room (located near the SW parking lot entrance), Mount Vernon, WA

Support Group Leaders: Joyce Harlan, 360-927-5392, joyceharlan@comcast.net and Vicki Hollmann, 360-731-7563, vickihollmann@gmail.com


Olympia/Tacoma Area

South Sound Support Group

South Sound Scleroderma Group to meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Puyallup location: 

Northwest Medical Specialties, 2920 South Meridian, Suite 100, Puyallup, WA  98373

Support Group Leader: Shannan Roby, shannanroby@yahoo.com, (360) 250-7897.


Kennewick, Washington

Tri-cities Support Group

Meets one Saturday each month at Zintel Creek Golf Club, 314 N. Underwood St. Kennewick, WA 99336.  Please contact Vicki Henry for details.

Support Group Leader: Vicki Henry, (509) 627-5102, geminiviki@aol.com


Peninsula Support Group

For more information, please contact Tracy Hagel at (360) 268-3007 or herestwous@gmail.com.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Support Group

Meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.  

Support Group Leader: Kris Garthe, (253) 839-1539, kris@garthefamily.com

>Caregivers Support Group:  

Meets at the same time and location in Seattle.
Contact Bunny:


Spokane, Washington

Spokane Support Group

Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. 5th Ave., Room #266, Spokane. No meetings in July, August and December.

Support Group Leaders:  Patty Varty, (509) 951-2113; plvarty59@gmail.com and Lisa Van Driel, (509) 714-1098, kittykatlisa@hotmail.com


Yakima, Washington

Yakima Support Group

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm at Astria Regional Medical Center (Providence, Saint Elizabeths), Board Rooms A/B; (In the cafe behind the cash registers) 110 South 9th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902.

Support Group Leaders: Victoria Harris, (509) 429-5446; avmaharris@msn.com and Kim Castro, kimberlyanncastro70@gmail.com