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Breast Cancer Support Groups

 

 

 

All counseling and support groups are being offered over the phone and online.

To participate in one of the listed support groups please call our Hotline at 800.877.8077 or email breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu to pre-register. Pre-registration is required.
All groups are facilitated by a licensed social worker or master level social work intern.

Online CREATIVE ARTS Workshops

Our (4) week creative arts workshops empower participants to express themselves using art. This therapeutic program offers 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 apapalia@adelphi.edu.
 

WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS

General Support Group
Tuesdays
Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations.

Recurrence Support Group
Mondays
Women who have experienced a recurrence with breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations.

BI-WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS

Under 40, Young Women’s Group
Tuesdays
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
Meet with other women who are diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SPANISH SPEAKING WOMEN

Cafecito
Twice Monthly – Call Angela Papalia, LMSW (516) 877-4329.
Cafecito is a Spanish language support group for long-term survivors of breast cancer.

Cafecito
Dos veces al mes – Llame a Angela Papalia, LMSW (516) 877-4329.
Cafecito es un grupo de apoyo en español para sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama a largo plazo.


Para Nuestro Bienestar
Thursdays – Call Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.
Para Nuestro Bienestar is a Spanish language support group for newly diagnosed women with breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed 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 may be experiencing with your diagnosis.

Para Nuestro Bienestar
Jueves-  Llame a Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.
Para Nuestro Bienestar es un grupo de apoyo en español para mujeres recién diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama. Si ha sido diagnosticado en los últimos 18 meses, este grupo ofrece un espacio seguro y confidencial donde podemos ayudarle a identificar, aceptar y expresar los sentimientos que pueda estar experimentando con su diagnóstico.

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 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, Kat’s Ribbon of Hope, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, New York State, Pink Aid and Sientra Full Circle.

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