The Center for Chronic Illness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering emotional and educational support for those living with ongoing health challenges. We offer free, professionally-facilitated peer support groups in the greater Seattle, Washington area and via the web. Our programs are designed to bring people together who live with different types of health challenges, recognizing the shared emotional experience of many who live with chronic illness. The goal of our peer support groups is to decrease isolation and the emotional impact of chronic illness on patients and their loved ones.
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.