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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.

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 – 2018 – 2019


Online, Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
Tuesday’s (6:00 p.m.)
Although research has shown that support groups can be extremely helpful to women coping with breast cancer, it is not always possible for a woman to travel to a group. To help, the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program has established this online group for women under the age of 40. If needed, we can provide headphones and a webcam to participate in the group.


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

Support for Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer
Monday (6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Taking care of a person with breast cancer can be stressful. This group is designed to address the needs of care takers. Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend this group. 


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


The Touchstone: Book Club/Support Group

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.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Thursday, February 7, 2019 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
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.

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

A Virtual Support Group, Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer and BRCA+ Support Group are 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 register for 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.

These groups are provided by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program and supported by a grant from Alpern Family Foundation. 

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
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077