Support Groups for Coping with Cancer

In this section you will find local organizations offering support groups & meetings to help cope with the emotionality of cancer. If you know of any more to add to the list, please email us at

 

If you are looking for more information and resources about explaining cancer to children, we have an extensive list HERE. 

 

Groups: 

 

SHARE (Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) 

 

Website: http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/

Calendar of Events: http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/about/calendar_of_programs/

BROOKLYN MEETINGS:

Brooklyn SHARE - Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton St. (bet. Brooklyn & New York Aves) 1st Fl. Multipurpose Rm.
Please check their website for up to date information about meeting days & times.

Brooklyn SHARE -- Kings Bay YM/YWHA
3495 Nostrand Ave (btwn Aveus U & V) Room 226. Free Parking available.
Please check their website for up to date information about meeting days & times.

 

METHODIST HOSPITAL

 

Calendar of Events: http://www.nym.org/For-Patients-and-Visitors/Patients/Support-Groups.aspx

 

FRIENDS IN DEED (The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illnesses)

594 Broadway Suite 706, NY, NY

Website: http://www.friendsindeed.org/

Calendar of Events: http://www.friendsindeed.org/biggroup.html

MEETINGS:

The Cancer Focus group is on Thursdays at 5:30-6:30pm, but they recommend that first-time attendees go to the Tuesday evening general group from 7-8:30pm first before going to the focused groups. 

The Big Group
Tuesday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please check their website for up to date information about meeting days & times.
The power and uniqueness of this Tuesday night meeting is its diversity. We invite everyone to come together in the same room, whether you're living with HIV, cancer or another critical illness… overwhelmed with grief… or facing the challenges of caregiving. Something extraordinary happens when we discover that we're part of something bigger than our individual circumstances. In this meeting, the original Big Group, we learn that no matter how challenging our circumstances, most of us can handle life moment to moment. Recommended for first-time attendees.

The Big Group: Cancer Focus
Thursday - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Please check their website for up to date information about meeting days & times.
When diagnosed with cancer, it's not uncommon to experience a period of shock and confusion. After the initial period of shock subsides, we begin to discover that we are not defined by our illness. No matter where you are on your journey with cancer, this group demonstrates how you can handle life moment to moment.

 

GILDA'S CLUB

195 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014

Website: http://gildasclubnyc.org

Calendar of events: http://gildasclubnyc.org/event-list/program-calendar

WHAT PSP MEMBERS SAY

"I am sorry to hear that you are most likely dealing with this diagnosis. I wanted to suggest Gilda's Club, a very supportive resource specifically for women with cancer. They are surely a great place to check in with regarding treatment and physicians and other support for patients and their caretakers."