Support Groups for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can cause many feelings to emerge, such as shock, confusion, fear, sadness anger and uncertainty. Our support groups provide the opportunity for participants to share their feelings and experiences with the guidance of social workers and social work interns.

On-GOING Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program offers ongoing support groups.


Support for Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer
Monday (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Taking care of a person with breast cancer can be stressful. This group is designed to address the needs of caretakers. Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend this group.

Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
Tuesday (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer have unique needs. This support group will focus on those unique needs while allowing the members to share their feelings in a safe supportive environment.  Anyone who wants to connect with and receive support from women under 40 should attend this group.


General Breast Cancer Group
Monday (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Women who have had breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet in this group.

Newly Diagnosed Group
Friday (10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.)
When a person first hears they are diagnosed with breast cancer they have a million questions, fears, and are looking for support.

Newly diagnosed Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Thursday (6:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Meet with other women who have been recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.

Women with Metastatic Disease
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month (7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Meet with other women who are surviving metastatic breast cancer.

All groups meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City. There is no charge to attend.

A Virtual Support Group, Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer and BRCA+ Support Group are available upon request.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • These groups and others are offered upon request.
  • Additional groups can also be offered off-site, in the community.
  • For information, questions, or to join a support group, call the Hotline at 800.877.8077 or Erin Nau, LCSW, Counseling/Education Coordinator, at 516.877.4314.
  • Groups are held at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, NY. 
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All services are free and confidential. Call our hotline at 800.877.8077 for answers to your questions and concerns about breast cancer.

Our 2017 support groups are sponsored by the Alpern Family Foundation


For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077

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