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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 Betsy Campbell at supportgroups@resolve.org.

Bellingham
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM
Location: Bellingham, WA
Host: Jill
Please contact Jill at resolvebellingham@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Kirkland
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets the first Monday of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.  
Location: Evergreen Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Red 1-552 near the ER
Host: Kellee
Please contact Kelley at kirklandresolve@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. Free parking.

Seattle
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group - Greenwood

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:00PM to 8:15PM.
Location: Greenwood Masonic Center, 7910 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA (February-May)
Host: Annie Kuo and Annie Hand
Please visit resolveseattle.wordpress.com for the short registration form and contact the hosts before attending your first meeting. Free parking is available along the street or the St. John's Catholic School lot (west on 79th, make a right turn into enclosed lot before the large brick building. For other Seattle-area infertility-related events, please check this event webpage.

Seattle
General Infertility Support Group - Laurelhurst
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 4805 N. E. 45th Street, Seattle,
WA 98105 (Meetings are open to all and not religiously affiliated.)
Hosts: Keltie Wright and Tanvi Shah
Please contact Keltie and Tanvi at resolvelaurelhurst@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. Free street parking.

Seattle
Pregnancy & Parenting After Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM
Location: Panera Bread - Northgate, Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
Hosts: Wendy and Annie H.
Please contact the hosts at resolveseattle@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.  

Seattle
Secondary Infertility Support Group
Meets on the last Sunday of the month at 5:00PM
Host: Irina 
Please contact Irina at resolve.secondary.seattle@gmail.com before attending your first meeting to get meeting location. 

Seattle
Single Parents by Choice Support Group
Meets as needed. Send email if interested
Location: Seattle, WA 98125  
Contact: Stacy Atkinson at pinkjete@gmail.com 

Seattle
Third Party Reproduction Support Group
Meets as needed. Will meet on February 17, 2017 at 6:30PM
Location: Panera Northgate 
Contact ResolveSeattle@gmail.com if interested.

Snohomish County
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the second Monday of the month from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Providence Regional Medical Center - Colby Campus, Medical Office Building, St. Helen's Room, 1700-13th Street, Everett, WA 98201
Host: Leslie Chapman
Please contact Leslie at resolvesnohomish@gmail.com or 206.618.3842 before attending your first meeting. If you park in the free parking for patients and guests and come across the South Pedestrian Bridge located on P3, you will walk into the Medical Office Building.  If you come across the North Pedestrian Bridge, you will enter the D Wing of the hospital. Then you will need to walk through the D Wing Concourse, turn Left near the D Wing doors and then the Medical Office Building is straight ahead. Once you are in the Medical Office Building, you will either take the stairs or the elevator down one floor. Then you go left to toward the meeting rooms. St. Helens is at the end of the shorter hallway.

South King County
General Infertility & Adoption Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Starbucks, 901 SW 148th St. Burien, WA 98166
Host: Anne Papineau 
Please contact Anne at ResolveSKing@gmail.com or 515.809.2229 before attending your first meeting.
 

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.

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 is required. Please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.