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Support Groups for Breast Cancer

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. 

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our next Art Therapy series.

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. Dates to be announced.

For information or questions please call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329
or email apapalia@adelphi.edu.

On-Going Breast Cancer Support Groups

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 Hotline at (800.877.8077 or e-mail breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu) to pre-register.
Pre-registration is required.

WEEKLY GROUP:

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.

BI-WEEKLY GROUPS:

Online, Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
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. This support group meets online.

Support Group 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.

GROUPS FOR LATINA WOMEN:

Cafecito – On-Going Breast Cancer Support Group for Latina Women. 
Twice Monthly (516) 877-4329

Cafecito is a support group for Spanish speaking women facing breast cancer.
You must pre-register to attend.

**At this time, Cafecito is being held online until further notice.**

Meetings are held in Westbury, NY from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Please call Angela Papalia for location information. (516) 877-4329.

  • For information, questions, or to join the Cafecito support group, contact
    Angela M. Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director at 516.877.4329 or apapalia@adelphi.edu

Para Nuestro BienestarOnline Breast Cancer Support Group for Latina Women
Thursdays at 10 a.m. on zoom

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. 

  • For information, questions, or to join the Para Nuestro Bienestar support group,
    contact Adriana Valencia, LMSW, Bilingual Social Worker at 516.877.4371 or avalencia@adelphi.edu
**At this time, all support groups are being held online until further notice.**
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 email breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu.
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, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, 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
p – 516.877.4320
e – breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Support Hotline: 800.877.8077