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Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
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SUPPORT GROUPS

Ongoing, support groups are at the heart of our program. Our groups can help you maintain hope, regain a sense of control, and let you know that you are not alone in this time of need. We have face-to-face and internet support groups in English and Spanish. A brief interview is required to join these groups. Groups are led by licensed mental health professionals. Please call us at 305-668-5900 for guidelines for joining a support group.



PARTICIPANT SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups offer people with cancer an opportunity to share their experiences, feelings and information in a safe and supportive environment.

TUESDAYS

Morning Group for people with cancer:
English

Tuesdays, 11 am – 1 pm

Evening Group for people with cancer:
English

Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm

THURSDAYS

Morning Group for people with cancer:
Spanish
Thursdays, 10 am – 12 noon

ONLINE GROUPS
We have found that women with breast cancer who used a real-time, professionally facilitated, Internet-based support group successfully reduced their depression, distress and negative reactions to pain while increasing their zest for life and spirituality. The positive findings from this pilot research study have led us to the development of various online support groups (for all cancer diagnoses) available through our Online Community at THIS LINK.


FAMILY GROUP
Family Circle:
Helping Children & Families Cope when a Parent has Cancer

(In English and Spanish) 
Adults affected by a cancer diagnosis meet with others who are dealing with cancer while parenting or grand-parenting school-aged children. Through a variety of group exercises, some lecture and group discussion, they learn how to help themselves and their children cope with a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment. Children whose parents or grandparents have a cancer diagnosis meet with other kids and share their experiences and learn developmentally appropriate information about cancer. With the assistance of therapists, they work on Art Therapy projects that help them cope with the changes that cancer often times brings to their everyday routines. But most importantly, children learn that they are not alone and that other kids are also dealing with cancer in their families. The program is facilitated by mental health professionals.
Offered with support from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Second Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900.

Offered with support from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia and Lymphoma

 



CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups offer those caring for a person with cancer the opportunity to find support and learn new ways to cope with their individual stress, as well as new ways to support their loved one living with cancer.

Caregivers/Friends and Family Group
Meet with other caregivers to learn how to help a loved one with cancer and to manage the stress of caregiving.
Facilitator: Cynthia Mendez Tamayo, LMFT.
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm

Bereavement Group
For people who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to cancer. Learn how to best navigate your own grief process with the supportive comfort of others who are also experiencing the loss of a loved one to cancer.
Facilitator: Viviana Cabrera Meneses, MS, MFT
Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm



IMPORTANT NOTE: Before one can attend a Support Group, an Orientation and Intake are REQUIRED.


Please visit our Calendar Page for dates and times of all programs.

Introductory Meetings

Support Groups

Monthly Program-Specific
Networking Groups

Ongoing Education

Healthy Lifestyle

Social Programs


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