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Breast Cancer Support Groups



8-week support groups now forming for the Fall. 

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 to pre-register.
Pre-registration is required.
All groups are facilitated by a licensed social worker.

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 more information on our Creative Arts Workshops, please call
Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329 or email

Mindfulness and Spirituality
(4) consecutive Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (EST)
October 27, November 3, November 10 and November 17, 2022

Click here for more information and to register for this workshop


**NOW FORMING – Reserve your spot by 10/5**
The Lotus Circle 
The Lotus Circle welcomes women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment. The 8-week group seeks to provide a safe space for participants to discuss their diagnosis and explore helpful ways to rise from the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis. 
For more information and to register, call Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.
This is an online group that will be meeting on Zoom.

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

Under 40, Young Women’s Group
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 
Individuals with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer will meet to share information, feelings, hopes, and coping strategies. 


Call Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.
Llame a Adriana Valencia, LMSW (516) 877-4371.

Cafecito is a Spanish language support group for survivors of breast cancer who are post-treatment.

Cafecito es un grupo de apoyo en español para sobrevivientes de cáncer del seno que han terminado su tratamiento de quimioterapia o radiación.

Para Nuestro Bienestar
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
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
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, Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, New York State and Pink Aid.

All groups are facilitated by a social worker.

Follow Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program at:          

For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
p – 516.877.4320
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077