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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.

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support program offers new and on-going support groups on a weekly and monthly basis.

To participate in one of the listed support groups please call our Counseling and Education coordinator, Erin Nau (516.877.4314) to pre-register. Pre-registration is required.

On-Going Breast Cancer Support Groups
-WINTER 2019-

 

NEw SUPPORT GROUPS

Support Group for Friends and Family of People Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Monday’s (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Breast cancer can bring up various emotions and concerns for everyone in the lives of those diagnosed. This group is designed to address those needs. Any person who is experiencing stress and anxiety for the loved one with breast cancer or wants the opportunity to talk with others in a similar situation should attend.

Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer
Tuesday’s (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Men who are diagnosed with breast cancer can meet with other men to discuss their unique challenges.

Online, Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
Wednesday’s (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer have particular needs. This support group will focus on those concerns while allowing the members to share their feelings in a safe supportive environment.
This support group meets online.

WEEKLY GROUP:

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

BI-WEEKLY GROUP:

Support Group for Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Thursday’s (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
Meet with other women who are diagnosed with Stage 4/Metastatic Breast Cancer.

MONTHLY GROUP:

The Touchstone: Book Club/Support Group
Last Monday of the Month (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)

This group is for any breast cancer survivor who has received their last treatment more than 18 months ago. The group will meet monthly to discuss a book that focuses on cancer and coping. Discussing a book with characters on similar journeys can elicit empathetic conversations about our own journeys, and connect us to other survivors. 

Click here to see the book schedule.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR LATINA WOMEN:

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

DATES: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Meetings are held in Westbury, NY. Please call Angela Papalia for location information. (516) 877-4329.

The Cafecito support group will be conducted in Spanish. You must pre-register to attend.
This group is 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 apapalia@adelphi.edu
All groups meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City (except the Cafecito Support Group).
There is no charge to attend.

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.
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 grants from the Alpern Family Foundation and the NYS Department of Health.

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
p – 516.877.4320
e – breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Support Hotline: 800.877.8077