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Free Support Groups

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

 

Pueblo of Isleta Cancer Community Support***

2nd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.- Noon, Isleta Pueblo Health Clinic
Stephanie Barela

 

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
Geri Stayman

Sandia Cancer Support Group***

Survivors, all cancers, all stages, men and women
2nd Wednesday, Noon- 1:00 p.m., Sandia Base

Christina Chavez

 

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
Kimberley Craft

 

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

Taos Cancer Support 

Survivors of all cancers, all stages, men and women
Meets every Tuesday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Mary Short and Coby Senescu
Call Christy Elliott at Taos Cancer Support Office: 575-751-8927
<TaosCancerSupport.org>

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
Patricia Varga
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

Smoking Cessation ***

Patricia Torn on Zoom or by phone: call our Helpline

Community Partners

 

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

View Website

 

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: kat@thegcap.org
For Upcoming Schedule, go to: www.thegcap.org
https://www.thegcap.org/calendar.html

Head, Neck & Esophageal Cancer Support Group

Men & women, all stages
2nd & 4th Mondays, 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Call Jess Quiring: 1-913-991-8848

 

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 

New Mexico Cancer Center: 505-842-8171

 

LOVELACE EMBRACE PROGRAMS:

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Yoga for Cancer Survivors
Call Sandra Arellano, Lovelace Breast Nurse Navigator: 505-727-6933

HEALING TOUCH

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

View Website

 

FORCE (FACING OUR RISK EMPOWERED)

Support for those with genetic mutations: <https://www.facingourrisk.org/>
Peer Support in New Mexico: Lou Wilburn: 505-507-3347

Renegades: Blood Cancer Support Group

All blood Cancers, men and women, all stages
In collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Second Saturday, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Call Jamie McDonald: 505-291-2006.
This is a hybrid group: in person, by telephone or computer.

Albuquerque NETS (Neuroendocrin/Carcinoid Support Group    

Contact Terry Nelson: 505-269-4641 or nls306@aol.com

View Website

WRITE TO HEAL

Program sponsored by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico and underwritten by Stephen and Jane Hochberg. A FREE ONLINE WRITING  WORKSHOP based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer This workshop for cancer patients and survivors offers "expressive writing" as a way of healing. While writing may not cure,  it can heal, according to scientific studies. Especially in this time  of great uncertainty, writing and sharing our stories with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if  you have always written 4 THURSDAYS 2023 (ON ZOOM): November 2, 9,  16, 30 (We skip Thanksgiving week) 3:00 P.M – 5 P.M. Mountain Time

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 <jdeflice@gmail.com>

More info here

Ostomate Support Group of Central New Mexico

This is a support group for individuals living with an ostomy and their caregivers and families. It is also for those who may need to have an ostomy and want to learn more about it.
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center on the Second Saturday at 1 PM.
Call Barbara D'Amore at 505-797-4388

More info here

 

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