Did you know that support groups can help patients, caregivers, family members, and survivors cope with the range of feelings and concerns brought on by a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments? Some groups focus on specific types of cancer, or stage of diagnosis. All provide a space for support and engagement with others who have similar experiences, allowing for connection and information sharing.
As with all programs and services offered by Cancer CAREpoint, our Support Groups are open to Bay Area residents. If you reside outside of the Bay Area, we can help you find support in your region — please contact us at .
If you would like information on our current groups please check the program and service calendar for descriptions, times, and dates.
For new clients:
- If you are new to Cancer CAREpoint, please contact our Client Care Coordinators at 408-402-6611 or to schedule an orientation. At that time, you will be assisted in registering for support groups if you wish to participate.
First time joining a specific group?
- If you are new to a group, the facilitator will need to connect with you prior your first group meeting to talk about what to expect from the group and to ensure that this is the right group for you. We ask that you contact us to register for a group at least two business days in advance so we can be sure to make that connection in time.
Support Group Guidelines
- If this is your first time in a support group, or if you would like a refresher, our support group guidelines are available here. We hope these guidelines provide a good overview of what you should expect, and what is expected of you as a participant when you engage with any support groups at Cancer CAREpoint.