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Support Groups

 

Being able to talk with someone who has been through a similar experience is helpful. It provides an opportunity to discuss concerns, seek information, share ideas, and learn how to cope and adapt to the outcomes and changes melanoma causes.


MELANOMA PATIENT & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

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UNITED STATES

California
Irvine
UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact: Jennifer Higgins, MSW, Clinical Social Worker
714-456-5235

 

Mountain View

http://home.comcast.net/~jarmode/melanoma.html

Jack Cormode

650-303-7055

 

Newport
Center for Cancer Counseling
Contact: Brandi Donaldson, MA, MFT
949-474-4337

Paso Robles
The Wellness Community
Contact: Kenda Kellawan
kenda.kellawan@wellnesscommunityhope.org
805-238-4411

San Diego
The SK Institute
www.skinstitute.org
Contact: Shelley
info@skinstitute.org
858-459-3334

 

San Francisco
California Pacific Medical Center

Bryan Hemming Cancer Center
2351 Clay Street, Suite 137

3rd Tuesday of each Month
2:00pm-3:30pm
To Register:  415-600-3977 or email ghalebh@sutterhealth.org
Info (including transportation) - www.cpmc.org/CHRC

 

San Francisco

UCSF - Health Sciences West

513 Parnassus Ave.

http://www.cancer.ucsf.edu/crc

Tiffany Raffino, MSW

415-885-3693

 

San Luis Obispo

Hearst Cancer Resource Center

1941 Johnson Ave., Ste 201

Christie Kelly

christie.kelly@twcccc.org

805-238-4411

 

Walnut Creek

Cancer Support Community

3276 McNutt Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA  94597

4th Wednesday every month

4:00pm - 5:30pm

925.933.0107

 

Connecticut

New Haven

Yale New Haven Hospital

2nd Thursday of every month

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Contact: Sage Vogel

sage.vogel@ynhh.org

 

Florida

Lakeland

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

http://www.lrmc.com

2nd Monday of each month

2:00 pm - 3:00

 

Georgia

Atlanta

Cancer Support Community Atlanta
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite C-225
Atlanta, Ga. 30342
404-843-1880
www.cscatlanta.org

1st and 3rd Wednesday each month

12:00-2pm.

patients only

 

Atlanta
Winship Cancer Institute @ Emory University
Patient Family Resource Center
1365 Clifton Road
NOTE:  For patients of Winship Cancer Institute only

 

Idaho

Boise

Idaho Sol Survivors

8077 Franklin Rd.

2nd Tuesday of each month

7:00 - 8:30pm

Contact: Christina McEvoy

idahosolsurvivors@gmail.com

 

Illinois 

Chicago

Rush University Cancer Center

1725 W Harrison St., Conference Rm 1004D

10th Floor of the Professional Bldg

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Contact: Caryn Blanton

312-563-2531

 

Homewood

Cancer Support Center

2028 Elm Road

http://www.cancersupportcenter.org/

708-798-9171

 

Massachusetts

Beverly

Beverly Hospital

85 Herrick St.

2nd Tuesday of each month

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kelli Braga, LICSW

978-922-3000 x2710

 

Boston

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Open to MGH patients only
Contact: Jocelyn Warner
617-726-4274

 

Boston
Dana Farber Medical Center
44 Binney Street,
Contact: Mary Lou Hackett, LICSW
617-632-4134

 

Boston

Beth Israel Medical Center

330 Brookline Ave

Last Thursday of each month

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Frank McCaffrey, Social Worker

617-667-3525

 

Concord

Billy's Buddies

111 Old Rd to Nine Acre Corner, Ste 1005

800-557-6352

 

Northhampton

Cancer Connection

41 Locust, St.

Monthly on Thursdays

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

http://www.cancer-connection.org/

Must call in advance to register

413-586-1642

 

Springfield
Cancer House of Hope
946 Plumtree Road
Contact: Sarah Aasheim, LCSW
413-323-8652

 

New Hampshire

Lebanon

Dartmouth-Hichcock

One Medical Center

1st Tuesday of each month

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/support

Lisa

603-650-7751

 

New York

New Hyde

Carole Frost-Kelley

MelanomaHelp@aol.com

516-352-4227

 

New York

NYU Clinical Cancer Center

160 East 34th St.

http://www.med.nyu.edu/

1st Wed

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Debbie Koeppel, LCSW-R

212-731-5108

 

North Carolina

Charlotte

Levine Cancer Center

1025 Morehead Medical Dr., Ste 600

1st Thursday of each month

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Meg Turner, Counselor

704-355-7283

 

Tennessee

Nashville

Gilda's Club
1707 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Meets from 2:00-3:30PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Contact: Gilda's Club at 615-329-1124

 

Texas
Dallas

Simmons Cancer Center - 3rd Floor, Room # NC3.222
Held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Contact:  Maibel Medina, LMSW

Maibel.Medina@UTSouthwestern.edu
214-645-2743

 

Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:30am-12:30pm and lunch is provided.
Christine Durlam  

cndurlam@mdanderson.org

Utah
Salt Lake City
Cancer Wellness House
59 S 1100 E
801-236-2294, Ext 11

Virginia
Fairfax
Life with Cancer Family Center
2832 Juniper St.
www.lifewithcancer.org

Sabine Gnesdiloff

703-776-2841

 

Washington

Centralia

Providence Centralia Hospital

914 S Scheuber Rd.

http://www.providence.org

360-878-2580

3rd Tuesday of each month

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Everett

Providence Regional Cancer Partnership

1717 13th St.

Conference Room C/D

http://www.providence.org

1st Wednesday of each month

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

 

Providence Regional Cancer Partnership

1717 13th St.

Conference Room A/B

http://www.providence.org

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Open to Stage IV cancer patients, their caregivers, family and friends

425-297-5521

 

Lacey

Providence Western Washington Oncology

4525 3rd Ave. SE, Ste 200

http://www.providence.org

360-493-7768

 

Olympia

Providence St Peter Hospital

413 Lilly Rd NE

http://www.providence.org

2nd and 4th Monday of each month

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

360-493-7768

 

Walla Walla

Providence St Mary Medical Center

401 W Poplar St.

Marian Room on Level 1

http://www.providence.org

2nd and 4th Monday of each month

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

509-522-5700

 

Spokane

Providence Holy Family Hospital

5633 N Lidgerwood

http://www.providence.org

1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday of each month

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

509-474-5490

 

CANADA
Kelowna BC Canada
Contact: Kathy Barnard
Kathy@saveyourskin.ca
604-985-1999

 

North Vancouver BC Canada
Contact: Kathy Barnard
Kathy@saveyourskin.ca
604-985-1999


ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS & COUNSELING
CancerCare
1-800-813-4673
www.CancerCare.org 

 

The Wellness Community
1-888-793-9355
www.TheWellnessCommunity.org