Melanoma Patient & Caregiver 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.

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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
Visit Support Group
Jack Cormode
650-303-7055

Mountain View
Healthy Young Attitude
Melchor Pavilion at El Camino Hospital Center
2490 Hospital Dr., Ste 111
650-336-8477
3rd Wednesday of each Month
7:00pm-9:00pm

To Register: email HealthyYoungAttitude@gmail.com

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
www.cpmc.org/CHRC

San Francisco
UCSF – Health Sciences West
513 Parnassus Ave.
Tiffany Raffino, MSW
415-885-3693

San Luis Obispo
Hearst Cancer Resource Center
1941 Johnson Ave., Ste 201
Contact: 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
2nd Monday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Georgia

Atlanta
Cancer Support Community Atlanta
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite C-225
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-843-1880
1st and 3rd Wednesday each month
12:00pm – 2:00pm
NOTE: For 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
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Contact: Christina McEvoy idahosolsurvivors@gmail.com

Illinois

Chicago
Rush University Cancer Center
1725 W Harrison St.
10th Floor of the Professional Bldg
Conference Rm 1004D
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact: Caryn Blanton
312-563-2531

Homewood
Cancer Support Center
2028 Elm Road
708-798-9171

Massachusetts

Beverly
Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick St.
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: Kelli Braga, LICSW
978-922-3000 x2710

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

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
Contact: 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
413-586-1642
NOTE: Must call in advance to register

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
Contact: Lisa
603-650-7751

New York

New Hyde
Contact: Carole Frost-Kelley
MelanomaHelp@aol.com
516-352-4227

New York
NYU Clinical Cancer Center
160 East 34th St.
1st Wed of every month
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contact: 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
Contact: Meg Turner, Counselor
704-355-7283

Tennessee

Nashville
Gilda’s Club
1707 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
2nd Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
615-329-1124

Texas

Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4th Tuesday of the month
11:30am-12:30pm (lunch is provided)
Contact: 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.
Contact: Sabine Gnesdiloff
703-776-2841

Washington

Centralia
Providence Centralia Hospital
914 S Scheuber Rd
3rd Tuesday of each month
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
360-878-2580

Everett
Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
1717 13th St. Conference Room C/D
1st Wednesday of each month
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
1717 13th St. Conference Room A/B
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
NOTE: 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
360-493-7768

Olympia
Providence St Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Rd NE
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
2nd and 4th Monday of each month
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
509-522-5700

Spokane
Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood
1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday of each month
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
509-474-5490

Canada

Kelowna

Contact: Kathy Barnard
Kathy@saveyourskin.ca
604-985-1999

North Vancouver

Contact: Kathy Barnard
Kathy@saveyourskin.ca
604-985-1999

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