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Live Support Groups in Connecticut

Patient Support Groups

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in Connecticut who are receiving a form of active treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for the next group cycle which will begin in February 2024. This group meets biweekly on Monday evenings, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Jennifer LaPietra, LMSW at 212-712-6123 or jlapietra@cancercare.org.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help people with cancer by providing nourishing meals to households affected by cancer. The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and New Haven, CT (as well areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston, MA). Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with cancer, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested.

For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809

Wig Clinic

Women diagnosed with any type of cancer who are receiving chemotherapy are eligible to receive a free wig. CancerCare provides new and gently used wigs in a variety of lengths, colors and styles. We offer both in-person (COVID vaccination required) and virtual appointments. During an in-person, 30-minute fitting, women have the opportunity to try on different wigs. Basic wig care is discussed, although we do not have the capacity to cut or style wigs ourselves.

Appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Mildre Gonzalez, Latino Outreach Worker at 203-663-2188 or mgonzalez@cancercare.org. Virtual appointments are also available. Locations

  • Praxair Cancer Center/Danbury Hospital (Conference Room)
    95 Locust Ave, Danbury, CT 06810.
    First Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Whittingham Cancer Center/Norwalk Hospital
    34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06850
    First Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Madre Latina Inc.
    232 N Elm St, Waterbury, CT 06702.
    First Friday of each month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Smilow Cancer Center/Greenwich Hospital
    Cohen Pavilion, Bendheim Building, 2nd Floor, Radiation Conference Room
    77 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
    Second Friday of each month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Bennett Cancer Center/Stamford Hospital
    One Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902
    Last Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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