Chronic illness

Living with Rare Chronic Illness Support Group (for Washington state residents only)

Hosted By
Zoe F.
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 | 01:30pm - 02:30pm PDT
12 seats remaining
About this meeting
The Living with Rare Chronic Illness Support Group is for adults living with any rare disease who live in Washington state. This group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month from 1:30-2:30pm PST and is facilitated by social worker Zoe Freeman, MSW, LSWAIC. *Please reach out before the meeting to to receive the password for this group. *If you register and then cannot attend, please remove your registration to free up the space for another participant.

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Recent reviews
LOVE Zoe! She's so good at boiling down what each person says, and she does it in a way that's not intrusive or keeping others from talking. Plus, she's just such a genuinely nice person. ❤️
Jul 11, 2024
I'm so glad Zoe is back! (I didn't ask, but I hope everything is okay.) She is an expert at getting folks to open up, giving people space, not interrupting but adding relevant bits of info or support, etc. I really like the weeks when she is our facilitator. :)
Jun 13, 2024
Kind, gentle, affirming, brought up topics participants wanted to discuss.
Jun 12, 2024
Zoe was great, as usual.
Apr 11, 2024
LOVE Zoe! Compassionate, thoughtful, reliable, and able to get and keep the conversation flowing.
Mar 14, 2024
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Feb 15, 2024
Zoe is an excellent facilitator. She gives a good mix of silence, prompting, and reinforcement.
Jan 11, 2024
Zoe was really good at letting us sit with silence. So often, people want to fill that void with chatter. But she let us sit with us until somebody wanted to talk. And then the conversation was deeper and more meaningful. Thanks, Zoe!
Dec 14, 2023
Zoe is always on point.
Dec 13, 2023
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The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization promoting well-being and decreasing isolation for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through support and education. CCI offers free, peer support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and Master's level mental health interns. CCI's programs are designed to bring people together who live with different types of health challenges and diagnoses, recognizing the shared emotional experience of many who are impacted by chronic illness. Please note, because we are a Seattle-based organization, all support groups are scheduled on Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The Center for Chronic Illness provides support and education for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through our professionally-facilitated peer support groups. Although the information and support provided can be psycho-educational in nature, our support groups are not counseling or therapy groups, and we are not providing healthcare services. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating any health condition. Participation in our facilitated peer support groups does not create a psychotherapist/patient relationship. You should always consult with a doctor and / or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment. If you are in a need of immediate medical attention or crisis support, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-(800) 273-8255 without delay.

To learn more about the Center for Chronic Illness, visit our website at or contact us with questions at or (425) 296-2705.

While our programs are offered free of cost, we rely on donations from members in our community to be able to provide these services. If you are able, please consider making a contribution.

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