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Free Support Groups
Due to the guidelines in place to prevent spread of the Corona Virus, we are holding support groups only on web-based platforms at this time.
Please note: this means that anyone in the State of New Mexico who wishes to join a cancer support group may participate on a web-based platform during this time!
The groups listed below designated with *** are meeting on Zoom or on another web-based meeting platform during this time. To join a group on Zoom, please call our Helpline and we will connect you with the group facilitator, who will send you an invitation to join the group. For all those who are unable to attend a group on a web-based platform, youmay use any cell or landline phone to call in and participate in one of these groups by phone. For those groups not presently meeting on a web-based platform, facilitators are providing direct support by phone, as needed. Please call the Helpline to be connected to facilitator-provided
phone support and/or to a web-based support group.
Please call our Helpline for direct and/or ongoing support for anyone, patient/survivor and/or loved one, challenged by cancer.
Free Cancer Support Now Services
For Information, call our helpline: 505-255-0405
LGBTQ+ Cancer Peer Support Referrals: call our Helpline
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group ***
Patients/Survivors and/or Caregivers of pancreatic cancer
All stages, men & women
2nd & 4th Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Jim Pitcher & Lillie Ortiz
Rio Rancho Area Breast Cancer Support Group***
1st and 3rd Tuesday, Noon- 1:30 p.m., Saratoga Dr. NE, Rio Rancho
Pueblo of Isleta Cancer Community Support***
2nd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.- Noon, Isleta Pueblo Health Clinic
Women’s North Valley Group***
All cancers, survivors and/or caregivers, all women
Every other Thursday, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Montano, West of Fourth Street
OVARIAN CANCER PEER SUPPORT***
All gynecological cancers. Call Pamela Engel at 505-314-4854 for one-to-one peer support
Sandia Cancer Support Group***
Survivors, all cancers, all stages, men and women
2nd Wednesday, Noon- 1:00 p.m., Sandia Base
Santa Fe Women’s Group, Surviving Sisters***
All diagnoses, all stages, all women
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 4:00- 5:30 p.m., Calle Ensenada, Santa Fe
Ms. Fred, Emily Haozous & Elizabeth Harris
U27 (Under 27 Years Old)
3rd Wednesday, Meeting place/time TBD
UNM/CSN Survivors Writing Together***
Journaling Support Group for survivors, men & women, all diagnoses
Every Monday, 2:30-4:00 p.m., UNM Cancer Center
Anjie Cureton & Eleanor Schick
UNM/CSN Advanced Cancer Survivors Writing Together ***
Journaling Support Group for survivors of metastatic cancer,
men & women, all diagnoses
Every Tuesday, 3:30-5:00 p.m., UNM Cancer Center
Anjie Cureton & Eleanor Schick
UNM/CSN Cancer Support Group***
Survivors &/or caregivers, all diagnoses, men & women
1st & 3rd Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Adele Frances & Anjie Cureton
Taos Cancer Support
Survivors of all cancers, all stages, Men and Women
Meets every Tuesday, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Mary Short and Colby Sinescu
Call Eileen Craig at Taos Cancer Support Office: 575-751-8927
Create to Heal***
Using art, music, writing, meditation to explore the journey of cancer
Survivors and/or caregivers, all diagnoses, men or women
One-on-one sessions on Zoom, by appointment
Call our Helpline for more information
One-on-One Peer Cancer Support or Peer Matching:
Survivor to Survivor and/or Caregiver to Caregiver
Community Cancer Navigation***
Referrals to assistance for non-medical needs
For patients, survivors and/or their loved ones
Relaxation Support Sessions provided by phone during this time
Learn Stress Management Techniques to Deal with Cancer
For cancer patients/survivors, and/or their caregivers
Offered by Jean Stouffer, Certified Hypnotherapist
Note: If you wish to participate in a group or access a service listed below, please call the number provided to see whether they have suspended meetings during this time, or are using a web-based platform to hold meetings, or are making other special provisions to prevent disease transmission.
Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (PCSANM)
First & third Saturday, Now available on Zoom or in person.
505-254-7784 or Toll Free: 800-278-7678
The Gynecological Awareness Project
(All Meetings Currently on Zoom)
2nd Saturday 10:00- 11:30 a.m. - Circles of Hope - Support Group for
Survivors of all Gyn Cancers
4th Saturday 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Topic Discussion for Survivors/Caregivers
of ALL Cancers
Call for info: Kat Adams at (505)610-9300; Email: email@example.com
For Upcoming Schedule, go to: www.thegcap.org
Head, Neck & Esophageal Cancer Support Group
Men & women, all stages
2nd & 4th Mondays, 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Call Jess Quiring: 505-796-3513
Colorectal Cancer Support Group
If interested, call Jess Quiring : 505-796-3513
Caregiver Support Group
If interested, call Jess Quiring: 505-796-3513
CLIMB for Teens & Kids:
Learn how to talk with your child or teen about your cancer diagnosis.
Kids and teens tour the center, and talk directly with doctors about cancer.
Serves kids and teens, 1st grade through Senior in High School;
meets once a week for 6 weeks, 6:00-7:30pm. Dinner provided at each meeting.
For more information, call Jess Quiring: 505.796.3513
Community Gift Closet for Cancer Patients
Free wigs, scarves, head coverings, bras & breast prostheses
Wednesdays, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
All cancer patients are welcome
Call Jess Quiring: 505-796-3513
LOVELACE EMBRACE PROGRAMS:
Young Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Yoga for Cancer Survivors
Call Sandra Arellano, Lovelace Breast Nurse Navigator: 505-727-6933
for Survivors & Caregivers, men & women, in person, by appointment.
Call Deanna Flores, Nurse Navigator, Lovelace Cancer Center: 505-727-3041
Cancer Services of New Mexico
Family Cancer Retreat, Spring & Fall, call Janet: 505-288-0331
Legal, Insurance & Paperwork Assistance Program (LIPA)
Sonya Pierce - phone: 505-999-9764 email: LIPA@cancerservicesnm.org
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Support for those with genetic mutations
3rd Sunday, 2:00- 4:00 p.m., Lovelace Women’s Hospital
Contact Lou Wilburn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or: Kendra Montanari: email@example.com
Renegades: Blood Cancer Support Group
All blood cancers, men and women, all stages.
Second Saturday, 9:30 - 11:00 am.
This is a telephone (only) support group.
Or call Jamie McDonald: 505 291 2006
Albuquerque NETS (Neuroendocrin/Carcinoid Support Group
Contact Terry Nelson: 505-269-4641 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Write to Heal”
a free 8-week writing workshop for cancer patients/survivors.
In Santa Fe: 8 consecutive Tuesdays, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., scheduled throughout the year. Sponsored by Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Registration required.
Call or text: Joanne Fay Brown, 510-381-1205 or email@example.com
Land of Enchantment Multiple Myeloma Group
Men & Women: Patients, Caregivers & Adult Family Members***
1st Wednesday each month , 11:00-12:30pm
Contact: Susan Benjamin: 505.690.4597 or < Benjamin4@cybermesa.com>
Or John DeFlice: 505. 795.4323 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
More info here