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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 under the guidance of social workers and social work interns.

On-GOING Breast Cancer Support Groups – WINTER 2018


General Support Group
Monday (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations in this group.

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 care takers. 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
Wednesday (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.


Stage 4/Metastatic Breast Cancer
Thursday (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Meet with other women who are diagnosed with Stage 4/Metastatic Breast Cancer.


Touchstone Group
Last Monday of the Month (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Women who received their last treatment more than 18 months ago will meet to check in with each other’s progress and discuss new developments in the world of breast cancer. This group is for women who are not in active treatment but want to stay in touch with other survivors.

Cafecito – On-Going Breast Cancer Support Group for Latina Women

Thursday, March 8, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Meetings are held at United HealthCare 209 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11560

These support groups will be conducted in Spanish. You must pre-register to attend.
These groups are for friendship and support for Latina women with breast cancer.

  • For information, questions, or to join the Cafecito support group, contact
    Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Bilingual Social Worker at 516.877.4329 or
All groups meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City (except the Cafecito Support Group). 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 register for 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.

These groups are provided by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program and supported by a grant from Alpern Family Foundation. 

All groups are facilitated by a social worker or master level social work intern.

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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077