Support Groups

To help everyone touched by cancer feel less alone and foster a sense of hope

At the heart of the CancerPartners program are professionally led support groups for newly diagnosed patients, those with chronic or long-term cancer, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, children, teens, parents, and the bereaved. The groups provide a safe environment to explore deeper individual and shared questions, feelings and experiences related to the impact of cancer. They are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, including marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), social workers (LCSWs), and psychologists (PhDs).

CancerPartners support groups are offered weekly and monthly, some during the daytime and others in the evening. The support groups include:

  • Living with Cancer
  • Bereavement
  • Life After Loss
  • Life After Treatment
  • Viviendo con Cáncer (Spanish-language group for cancer patients)
  • Cuidadores (Spanish-language group for family and friends)
  • All Blood Cancers, in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Children (ages 4-12)
  • Teens (ages 13-17)

An important note regarding the role of CancerPartners support group facilitators:

The support groups are not meant to serve as a form of psychotherapy nor an alternative to psychotherapy, and group facilitators do not provide therapeutic treatment. Support group participants are clients of CancerPartners, and not clients of the group facilitator.

I don’t think I would have fared as well as I did through treatment without this group. You have a safe place to talk about anything, as well as share resources. I actually found my oncologist through another group member.

 —Della D.

CancerPartners is a wonderful place. I love the support, the facilitators are so good at what they do. I am so happy that I found them.

 —Lisa S.

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