Support Groups

Share your feelings and experiences with us.

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.

FALL 2015 Breast Cancer Support Groups
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program offers new on-going support groups beginning this Fall.


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

Young Women 40 and Under
Tuesday (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
This support group will focus on the unique needs and concerns of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Newly Diagnosed
Friday (10:00 – 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.


Women with Metastatic Disease
1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Meet with other women who are surviving metastatic breast cancer.

Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer
2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend this group.


Knit & Chat
Last Wednesday of the Month (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Spend time working on a project while chatting with other breast cancer survivors. Bring your knitting or crochet project or make a scarf to donate to someone currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

All groups will meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City.

A Virtual Support Group, Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer and BRCA+ Support Group is 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 2015 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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