All groups are facilitated by a social worker or master level social work intern and are sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program and supported by grants from the Alpern Family Foundation and the NYS Department of Health. Groups meet at Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City.
For information about these and other ongoing groups and to sign up, call Erin Nau, Counseling and Education Coordinator, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.
Support Group for Friends and Family of People Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Breast cancer can bring up various emotions and concerns for everyone in the lives of those diagnosed. This group is designed to address those needs. Any person who is experiencing stress and anxiety for a loved one with breast cancer or wants the opportunity to talk with others in a similar situation should attend.
Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Men who are diagnosed with breast cancer can meet with other men to discuss their unique challenges.
Online Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer have unique needs. This support group will focus on those concerns while allowing the members to share their feelings in a safe supportive environment. Support groups meet online weekly.
Touchstone Book Group
Last Monday of the month; 6-7:30 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.
—The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program