Support groups bring together people facing similar life-changing issues. Sharing experiences can be enlightening, comforting, and an important part of the healing process.
There are several virtual and online support groups available that can be a place to receive or give advice, or simply know you're not alone.
For information about these and other resources, please call the main line of the cancer center 914-849-7500, or call the Oncology Social Worker at 914-849-7664.
Team members are available for in person consultation and services as well as telephone/ televisit support.
Virtual and online support groups include:
The American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center provides information and support to those facing cancer 24/7, 365 days a year. Trained specialists are available via phone, live chat, and video chat.
CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.
Cancer.Net’s online support groups gives people with rare types of cancer the opportunity to communicate with others with fighting the same form of the disease. The groups communicate in a variety of ways including emails, newsgroups, chat rooms, and message boards.
The Cancer Support Team is the only Westchester based nonprofit home care program providing access to essential health care services, professional nursing, social work counseling, case management and other supportive services free of charge to clients at any stage of the illness.
Gilda’s Club Westchester provides support for women, men, teens, children and families living with cancer, providing support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyle workshops and social activities.
The LLS support group addresses issues related to a blood cancer and provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss concerns, anxieties, feelings related to illness, treatment and other related issues. The meetings are designed to provide mutual support and education to members by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own.
White Plains Hospital is hosting this support group online. For more information, call 914-849-7500.
The Institute provides support groups that focus on family concerns such as role changes, relationship changes, financial worries, and how to support the person with cancer. Some groups include both cancer survivors and family members.
While their expertise is in young women and Jewish families battling breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men through personalized support and educational outreach.
Adjacent to White Plains Hospital, St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center provides outpatient mental health services for individuals and their families experiencing depression, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental health and physical issues. The staff offers a personalized approach designed to help clients achieve their recovery goals.
Visit: St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center
SPOHNC's National Survivors Volunteer Network provides patients, caregivers and their families with the opportunity to share diagnosis and treatment experiences with volunteers who have had oral and head and neck cancer. White Plains Hospital runs a virtual SPOHNC group on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:00pm-6:30pm. For more information, call 914-849-7500.
Click here for a list of Center for Cancer Care interdisciplinary team members