Support Groups

Support groups offer a dedicated time and place for patients, family members and caregivers to connect with others who are going through a similar experience. 

Support Groups are Currently Offered Virtually, From the Comfort of Your Home

Learn more about our support groups and visit our support services calendar. For additional information or questions, please call the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at 626-218-4673.

 
Bereavement Support Groups 
These groups are open to surviving spouses, caregivers, siblings and children who have experienced cancer-related deaths. Preregistration is required for this 12-week series.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group (Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual)
This group provides a safe, supportive and encouraging environment in which women diagnosed with breast cancer can gain support from each other, through openly sharing their feelings and experiences.
Caregivers Connect Support Group, Virtual for all
Caregiver’s Connect Virtually is a safe place for caregivers to take time to relax, get support and get to know other caregivers. Open to all caregivers, all cancers, inpatient and outpatient and the community.

Learn more and register

Caregivers Connect Support Group 
In-person, Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center
Connect with other caregivers, share their stories, reduce stress and find support. This is an open group for caregivers only. All caregivers of cancer patients are welcome.
Learn more and register  

Caregivers Support Group (Spanish)
Grupo de apoyo en espanol para: Personas a cargo e cuidao del paciente

Si está ayudando a un familiar o amigo durante el tratamiento del cáncer, usted ha tomado el rol de cuidador(a) del paciente. Asistir a un grupo de apoyo le ayudara usar las herramientas necesarias para sobrellevar la experiencia del cáncer como cuidador(a). Un servicio totalmente gratis para usted como cuidador(a). El asistir a un grupo de apoyo puede ayudarle en, por ejemplo: como cuidarse a si mismo mientras ayuda a su ser querido, como mejor apoyar a su ser querido en su experiencia del cáncer, como expresar y solicitar recursos y apoyo que le ayudaran afrontar problemas prácticos y los efectos del tratamiento.

Para inscribirse o para obtener más información, comuníquese con Krystle Khalaf, M.S.W., LCSW, Trabajadora Social, a través del correo electrónico [email protected] o llame al 626-218-1795.

CLIMB Program 
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) is a free virtual support group for children ages 6-17 years old whose parent or other important adult in their life has been diagnosed with cancer.

Please download the flyer below for how to register, or contact Jo Ann Namm, CCLS at 626-218-4513 or email at [email protected].
Download the CLIMB flyer

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Patient and Caregiver Education and Support Group

Sponsored by the CLL Society, this group provides education and support and offers the opportunity to discuss anxieties and concerns with others.

Who: Patients and caregivers

For more information visit CLL.Society.org 

To RSVP email: [email protected]

 

Couples: Essential Skills for Overcoming the Challenges of Cancer Together
Gain knowledge about specific techniques to enhance open and honest communication. Learn practical behaviors that will strengthen your relationship. Practice effective problem solving skills together. Each group will be interactive and focus on a different topic. Also available in Spanish.
Contact: Lynne Thomas, MSW 626-218-8406 or [email protected]

Gynecological Cancers Support Groups (Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual)
A hybrid support group for people diagnosed with a gynecologic and/or reproductive cancer who are currently receiving treatment. In this group led by an oncology social worker, members can share their personal experiences, ways of coping and helpful resources.
 
Contact: The Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at (949) 671-4121 
 
 
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Virtual)
Join us for medical updates and a safe space to share with others. Benefit from the wisdom of patient, caregivers and our clinical experts. Feel free to come alone or with your loved one. Registration is greatly appreciated. Walk-Ins are welcome.

Contact: Jenny Lu, LCSW 626-218-8407 or email [email protected]

Prostate Cancer Support Group (Virtual)
This group is a safe space for men to express their concerns to men, share experiences and relate to others coping with the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. Spouses/partners are welcome.
 
Contact: Kathleen Burns, RN 626-218-1188 or email [email protected]

The Sweet Connection - Diabetes Empowerment Group (Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual)
This support group helps empower patients living with diabetes. This group provides opportunities to connect with others, share ideas, thoughts and experiences regarding the lifestyle aspect of managing diabetes. Each session offers a general rotating topic of the month to help facilitate discussion amongst the participants. Periodic speakers will be provided through the year to discuss popular diabetes topics. The "Sweet Connection" - Diabetes Empowerment Group offers the possibility to learn and talk about things with other attendees that are not always discussed during physician appointments. 
 
Learn more and register 

Tobacco Cessation Support Group (Virtual) 
Learning, Sharing and Caring
Come and learn strategies to overcome withdrawal symptoms to break habits that link to and trigger tobacco use. Tobacco cessation support groups help you to identify the mental, physical and social aspects of tobacco use. Participants are six times more likely to be tobacco-free one year later then those who quit on their own. Also, statistics have show that up to 60% of tobacco users have quit by the end of the program.
 
Contact: Sophia Yeung 626-218-9410 or email [email protected].

Women's Cancers Support Group (Virtual) 
This group is for people diagnosed with early stage breast or gynecologic cancer. Join us to share with others who are going through the same challenges. Find and give support, and increase feelings of hope. Find community, and reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress. Learn new ways of coping. This group is intended to provide an opportunity for mutual sharing and support.

Registration is required.

Contact: Lisa Donley-Lanyi, LMFT to register at [email protected] or call 626-218-8049