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Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact supportgroups@resolve.org.

Bend (Central Oregon)
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month 
Location: Bend, OR
Host: Jessi 
Please contact Jessi at deschutes.resolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

Eugene
General Infertility Support Group
This group is currently on hiatus. If interested in resuming meetings, please email Shaina at shainafelger@gmail.com

Portland
Peer Support Group

Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM
Location: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215 
Host: Stephanie
Please contact Stephanie at sjet9806@gmail.com before attending your first meeting, but feel free to attend if you have not heard back in time. Meeting to be held in the library on the Main Floor. 

Salem
General Infertility Support Group

Looking for a new host. Please email supportgroups@resolve.org if interested.

Professionally-led Support Groups

Professionally-led Support Groups are more structured than peer groups and form at various times throughout the year. They are led by trained and licensed therapists who are professional members of RESOLVE and specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by the struggle of Infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involves fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

Portland
Women’s General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Led by Anne M Dolan, LCSW at 617.650.3732.
This group is led by a therapist with over 20 years experience working with clients with infertility. Topics include dealing with diagnosis, treatment options, stress management techniques, maintaining intimacy, and dealing with fertility treatment. Find support and understanding and the power of connecting with other women. 4-session commitment and initial interview required prior to first meeting. Initial individual interview $30. $30 for each group session.

Attention Mental Health Professionals - RESOLVE is looking for licensed private practice psychotherapists and clinical social workers with experience counseling infertility patients to lead infertility and adoption support groups. RESOLVE professional membership required. Please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.