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.


How to Be Your Own Best Advocate ***

Patients/Survivors and/or Caregivers, all cancers
Learn to identify and eliminate barriers in finding both medical and non-medical resources, information & support during cancer diagnosis and treatment
2nd Tuesday, “Lunch and Learn,” Noon-2:00 p.m.
Colleen Sullivan Moore

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group***

Patients/survivors of pancreatic cancer, all stages, men & women 
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 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
Barbara Michael


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, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Montano, West of Fourth Street
Geri Stayman


Ovarian Open Arms***

Ovarian Open Arms One-on-One Peer Support

Call Pamela Engel at 505-314-4854


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 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., 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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Virtual Cancer Survivor and Thriver Support Group for Women***
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Women only, survivors only, all diagnoses, stages 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Barbara Michael


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

Community Partners

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)

1st & 3rd Saturday, Bear Canyon Senior Center
Call for info: 505-254-7784 or Toll Free: 800-278-7678
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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:
For Upcoming Schedule, go to:

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

Embrace Monthly Book Club

2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Call 505-727-3041 for info/registration
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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)
Sonya Pierce - phone: 505-999-9764  email:

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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:
Or: Kendra Montanari:

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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

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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
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