CSCP offers 11 weekly support groups and three monthly support groups, for patients, families and friends/caregivers, children, those who are bereaved, and survivors. All support groups are facilitated by licensed professionals.
Grupo Fuerza Y Esperanza Saturdays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Todos los Sábados 12-2 pm Weekly support group for Spanish speaking patients and family members. Grupo de apoyo seminal para pacietes y sus familiares.
Survivorship Group Fourth Monday of each month, 6:00pm - 7:30 pm. Support group for survivors to address the lingering physical and emotional impact of the disease and long-term side effects of treatment. One of our survivorship group members recently commented, “After the immediacy of cancer treatment, life is never the same, but the intensity settles into a ‘new normal’ that requires a different kind of support. It's more of a marathon than a sprint, and a weekly patient support group can be too much to handle. It's invaluable to have a safe place to talk about the continuing cancer journey; to help and be helped by others who are also going down that road. I will be a cancer survivor for the rest of my life, and I hope I'll always have access to this invaluable resource.”
Bereavement Group Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm This group is for those who are coping with the recent cancer related death of a loved one. This group focuses on learning to live with loss and moving forward in life. Orientation not required. Call Laura or Rachel for interview at 626-796-1083.
Children's Corner Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm For children and teens, ages 5 to 17, that have a parent, grandparent or other family member with, or recently deceased from, cancer. Children’s Corner helps kids cope with the fear and anxiety that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Activities include art, music, yoga, guided imagery and lots of fun! Registration and parent interview required: call Laura or Rachel at 626-796-1083 for more information.
Lunch Bunch Breast Cancer Group Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women and when diagnosed early, is highly curable. This group is for women with early stage breast cancer and focuses on issues that are unique to breast cancer. Members are welcome to bring their lunch.
Patient Groups Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm There is no comparison between the experience of going through cancer treatment alone and having the same experience in the supportive company of others. Exchange information and share concerns and feelings with others who are facing the same challenges. Increase your awareness of methods of maintaining control over what may seem like an uncontrollable situation.
Family & Friends Groups Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Family & Friends groups include spouses, partners, parents, adult children, siblings, or close friends of someone with cancer. These groups focus on reducing stress through various skills, such as sharing ideas on supporting a loved one, the importance of self-care, and enhancing communication with loved ones. CSC recognizes that stress for family members can be as difficult as it is for the patient.