Free Support Groups

 

Free Cancer Support Now Services

For Information, call our helpline: 505-255-0405

 

LGBTQ+ Cancer Peer Support Referrals: call our Helpline.

Coming soon: Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Rio Rancho Area Breast Cancer Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesday, Noon- 1:30 p.m., Saratoga Dr. NE, Rio Rancho
Barbara Michael and Donna Storey

 

UNM/CSN Friends & Family Writing Together

Journaling Support Group for Grief or Anticipatory Grief
For caregivers of someone with any type of cancer
Every Thursday, 4:00- 5:30 p.m., UNM Cancer Center
Eleanor Schick & Anjie Cureton

 

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, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Montano, West of Fourth Street
Michele Brandwein & Geri Stayman

 

Ovarian Open Arms

All gynecological cancers
3rd Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Lovelace Women’s Hospital
Margaret Goga, Debbie Reynolds & Pamela Engel

 

Taos Cancer Support Group

Survivors and/or caregivers, all diagnoses, men and women
Every Tuesday, 4:00- 5:30 p.m., Sipapu Street, Taos
Christine Sherwood and Susan Haugen
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Sandia Cancer Support Group

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

 

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 Education & Support Group

Survivors &/or caregivers, all diagnoses, men & women

1st & 3rd Mondays, 5:30-7:00 p.m., University Blvd. & Copper
Adele Frances & Anjie Cureton

 

Create to Heal Support Group

Using Art, Music, Writing, Meditation to Explore the Journey of Cancer
Survivors &/or Caregivers, all diagnoses, men & women
2nd & 4th Saturday, 10:00- 11:30 a.m., Lovelace Women’s Hospital
Patricia Varga

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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

Learn Stress Management Techniques to Deal with Cancer
For cancer patients/survivors, and/or their caregivers
Offered by Jean Stouffer, Certified Hypnotherapist
 

Community Partners

 

Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (PCSANM)

1st & 3rd Saturday, Bear Canyon Senior Center
Call for info: 505-254-7784 or Toll Free: 800-278-7678
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GCAP Circles of Hope: The Gynecological Awareness Project

2nd Saturday, 9:30 a.m. fellowship/light breakfast
10:00- 11:00 a.m. 2 Support Groups: 1) Patients/survivors
of all Gyn Cancers, 2)Group for Caregivers
Call for info: Kat Adams at 904-955-4528; Email: <kat@thegcap.org>
For Upcoming Schedule, go to: 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: 505-796-3513

 

Colorectal Cancer Support Group for Women

2nd Saturday, light breakfast & fellowship 9:30- 10:00a.m.
Group 10:00- 11:00 a.m.
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

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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 Breast Care Center

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
3rd Tuesday, call 505-727-6900
Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors
Tuesdays, 1:30- 2:30 p.m. or 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Lovelace Women’s Outpatient Rehab, 2nd floor conference room
Healing Touch: call 505-727-3041
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Cancer Services of New Mexico

Family Cancer Retreat, Spring & Fall, call Janet: 505-288-0331
Legal, Insurance & Paperwork Assistance Program (LIPA)
Stephanie Michnovicz: 505-999-9764

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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: atlswilburn05@aol.com
Or: Kendra Montanari: kendra@facingourrisk.org

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Blood Cancer Support Group

All blood cancers, men and women, all stages
2nd Thursday, 7:00- 8:30 p.m., Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital
Call Jamie McDonald: 505-291-2006

 

Albuquerque NETS (Neuroendocrin/Carcinoid Support Group    

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

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“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 joanne@joannebrown.com
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