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Live Support Groups in New Jersey

Patient Support Groups

  • Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults 65+

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for older adults (65+) diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment . Treatment may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    Our October 2024 group cycle is currently open for registration. This support group meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 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 registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, at 212-712-6144 or stennenhaus@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: A Journal Writing Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live writing group for people ages 19+, who are diagnosed with cancer and living in New York or New Jersey and are receiving a form of active treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment) or are up to 18 months post-treatment. This group will provide a dedicated space to respond to writing prompts, reflect upon and share your writing with the group and exchange support and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces 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

    The February 2024 group session is currently closed. This support group meets weekly on Thursdays, from 4:30 to 6 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 registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, at 212-712-6144 or stennenhaus@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people diagnosed with breast cancer or gynecological cancers in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer 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

    There is currently a waitlist for our June 2024 group cycle. The group meets biweekly on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 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 Cassie Spector, LMSW, at cspector@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey 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 June 2024. This group meets biweekly on Wednesday 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 Sara Whelan, LSW at 212-712-8356 or swhelan@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Spanish-Speaking Patient Support Group

    A cancer diagnosis can change a patient’s life in many ways. It is possible to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and have questions about what is to come. The opportunity to connect with other people living with cancer can help you feel less alone.

    CancerCare is offering a free 8-week live support group for Spanish-speaking people diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, obtain information and receive guidance while talking about the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next support group cycle, which will begin on Wednesday, February 28. This group will meet via Zoom every two weeks on Wednesdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Register

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or Cecilia Kuepper, LMSW, at 201-301-6813 or ckuepper@cancercare.org.


    Descripción en Español

    CancerCare ofrece un grupo de apoyo en vivo gratuito de 8 semanas para personas que hablan español diagnosticadas con cáncer en Nueva Jersey que están recibiendo una forma de tratamiento activo (que puede consisten en cirugía, quimioterapia, radiación, tratamientos hormonales y/o tratamiento de cáncer avanzado). Este grupo proporcionará un lugar seguro para intercambiar apoyo, obtener información y recibir orientación y a la vez hablar acerca de los desafíos únicos de vivir con un diagnóstico de cáncer.

    Fecha de Inicio

    El grupo comenzara el día miércoles, 28 de febrero. Este grupo se reunirá vía Zoom cada dos semanas los miércoles, de 5:30 p.m. a las 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Registración

    El cupo está limitado y registración es requerida. Para más información o para registrarse contacte nuestra línea de ayuda Hopeline al 800-813-HOPE (4673) o comuníquese con Cecilia Kuepper, LMSW, al 201-301-6813 o ckuepper@cancercare.org.

    Llame a nuestra línea de esperanza al 800-813-HOPE (4673) o comuníquese con Cecilia Kuepper, LMSW, al 201-301-6813 o ckuepper@cancercare.org.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people in New Jersey caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving.

    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 loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    Our June 2024 group cycle is open for registration. This support group meets biweekly on Mondays, from 5:30 - 7 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 Nikki Molfetas, LMSW, at 201-301-6805 or nmolfetas@cancercare.org.

  • Kids Talk: Children’s Support Group

    Cancer impacts the whole family, including children. It’s normal for kids to experience many different emotions when a loved one is diagnosed. They can often feel isolated, scared, confused and angry, among many other things.

    Kids Talk is a safe, supportive environment, where children ages 7-12 can express their feelings, share their experiences and learn coping skills for dealing with big feelings. This group meets biweekly on Zoom, and pre-registration is required.

    Our Groups:

    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Helps kids learn new ways of coping
    • Increases feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Helps children communicate their emotions in a healthy way
    • Help connect children with peers who are navigating similar feelings and challenges

    The February 2024 group session is currently closed. We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins in June 2024. Group accepts new members after start date. This group meets biweekly on Wednesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Julia Manna, LMSW at 212-712-8421 or jmanna@cancercare.org.

  • Teen Talk: Adolescent Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week support group for teenagers impacted by cancer. This group will provide a safe space for teenagers ages 13-17, who have a loved one diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey. This group will provide a space for teens to exchange support while discussing similar challenges of having a loved one with cancer. Activities and time to talk will allow group members the opportunity to express their feelings and receive feedback from peers dealing with similar concerns. Throughout each session participants will have the opportunity to explore the commonalities among members and receive/provide support.

    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 our next group cycle, which will begin June 12, 2024. This support group will meet biweekly on Wednesdays, from 4 - 5 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, contact Shannon Coon, LMSW, at 212-712-8423 or scoon@cancercare.org.

Bereavement Support Groups

  • Living With Loss: General Bereavement Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to cancer in the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of grief and loss.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused bereavement 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 loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for the next group cycle which will begin in June 2024. This support group will meet on Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 7 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 Sarah Naibzada, MSW, LSW, at snaibzada@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Loss: Spouse and Partner Bereavement Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner due to cancer in the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of grief and loss.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused bereavement support
    • Reduces 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 loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are taking registrations for the June 2024 group cycle. This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:30 to 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 Laurie Feingold, LSW, at 201-301-6810 or lfeingold@cancercare.org.

Wig Clinic

We have a large variety of new and used wigs available for women going through cancer treatment. Wigs are provided free of charge.

For more information and to schedule a virtual consultation and fitting, please call our Hopeline at 800-813-4673.

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 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

Free Cleaning Service

MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company has partnered with CancerCare to provide free housekeeping services for people with cancer in specific New Jersey towns including Emerson, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Oradell, Paramus, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle River, Waldwick, Wyckoff, Cedar Knolls, Chatham, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mount Tabor, Parsippany, Randolph and Whippany, NJ.

*Cleaning service is based on the availability of the MaidPro staff. Ongoing service is not guaranteed.

Community Programs in New Jersey

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Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
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Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
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Community Programs in New Jersey

Jul23
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
Coping Circle Workshop logo
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