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Winter 2021 – Breast Cancer Support Groups

all support groups are being held online until further notice.

The Adelphi Breast Cancer Program is open and operating remotely. All services and support groups are being offered over the phone and online, allowing us the privilege of serving people outside of New York.

To participate in one of the listed support groups please call our Hotline at 800.877.8077 or email to pre-register. Pre-registration is required.

Online Art Therapy Workshops

Our (4) week art therapy workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. We provide a safe place to communicate your thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams. Our professional staff guides you through different exercises and discussions helping you to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. 

Workshops are facilitated by Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program along with Kimberly Newman, BFA, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program. All groups are free but registration is required. 

For information on future workshops, please call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329 or email


General Support Group
Mondays (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.


Under 40, Young Women’s Group
Wednesdays (7:00 – 8:30 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.

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


Twice Monthly – Call Angela Papalia, LMSW (516) 877-4329.
Cafecito is a support group for Spanish speaking women facing breast cancer.

Cafecito es un grupo de apoyo en español para mujeres con cancer del seno.
Para registrarte llame a: Ángela Papalia, LMSW (516) 877-4329.

Para Nuestro Bienestar *NEW*
Thursdays at 6 p.m. on zoom – Call Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.

Para Nuestro Bienestar is a support group for newly diagnosed Latina women. A space of friendship and support for Latina women with breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 18 months, this group offers a safe and confidential space where we can help you identify, accept and express the feelings you could be experiencing with your diagnosis.
A un espacio de amistad y apoyo para la mujer Latina con el cáncer del seno. La diagnosis de cáncer del seno nunca es fácil. Estamos aquí para ayudarle. No está sola.
Si ha sido diagnosticada con cáncer del seno dentro de los últimos 18 meses, el grupo Para Nuestro Bienestar le brinda un espacio seguro y confiable donde le ayudaremos a identificar, aceptar y expresar los sentimientos y emociones que puede estar experimentando con su diagnosis.
Para más información y para registrarse llame a: 
Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371. Este grupo se reunirá los jueves a las 6 pm en zoom.
There is no charge to attend a support group.

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 email
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 Breast Cancer Program and supported by grants from the Alpern Family Foundation, Kat’s Ribbon of Hope, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Pink Aid, Sientra Full Circle and the NYS Department of Health.

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

Follow Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program at:          

For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077