Support group

Support groups

If you’re coping with a chronic disease—or caring for someone who is—support groups are often the one place where others truly understand what you are experiencing.

The Gerlinger Support Group Room at the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) in Salem, Oregon, provides a comfortable setting for people to gather and share information in groups devoted to everything from cancer support to mental health.

Support groups can provide friendship, compassion, care-giving tips, new ideas—and hope. They also bridge you to local support and resources.

Support Groups

Learn more from the links below. If you can't find the kind of group you're looking for, call the CHEC at 503-814-2432. We'd be happy to help you look for resources.

Women's health support groups

Groups geared to new moms, women with heart disease, infertility.