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Support Groups for Breast Cancer


Join us online for an exciting journey using art to explore feelings, increase self-awareness and cope with life’s challenges.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we will be hosting an Online Art Therapy Workshop

The Express Your Emotions Through Creativity Workshop will be held on Wednesday’s from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
This is a 4-week series which will be held online on May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27, 2020.

This online workshop will accommodate only 10 members. You must register to attend the workshop.
All members must commit to attending the entire 4-week session.

All participants will need:

  • colored pencils, markers or crayons
  • a sketch pad or quality paper for drawing
  • scissors, magazines and glue
  • computer access with camera, microphone, printer and internet

This workshop will be 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, questions, and to register, call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329 or email

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 Counseling and Education coordinator,
Erin Nau (516.877.4314) to pre-register. Pre-registration is required.


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.


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.
Dates for the young women’s online group are:
(2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, and 5/6).

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.


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

February 13, 2020

February 27, 2020

March 12, 2020

March 26, 2020

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

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
All groups meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City (except the Cafecito Support Group).
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 Erin Nau, LCSW, Counseling/Education Coordinator, at 516.877.4314.
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 the Alpern Family Foundation.

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