Live Support Groups in New Jersey

Patient Support Groups

  • Living Beyond Cancer: General Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York and New Jersey who are over the age of 40 and completed treatment within the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living through post-treatment survivorship.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. The next group cycle will begin February 2023. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    This cycle of this support group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673), or contact Charlotte Ference, LMSW, LSW at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults 65+

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for older adults (65+) diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment . Treatment may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Our current group is now closed but we are recruiting for our next group cycle which begins February 2023. This support group meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, at 212-712-6144 or stennenhaus@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Exploring Spirituality Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people in New Jersey who are currently in active treatment or who have completed treatment within the last 18 months. Connect with others who want to explore the impact of cancer on their spiritual life.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which will start in October 2022. This support group meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Laurie Feingold, LSW, at 201-301-6810 or lfeingold@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment or are post-treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. The next group cycle will begin February 2023. This group meets biweekly on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Shannon Coon, LMSW, at 212-712-8423 or scoon@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people diagnosed with lung cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment of treatment for either Small Cell or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start in October 2022. This support group takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Charlotte Ference, LMSW, at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Men With Cancer Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for men diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment or are post-treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date:

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start in October 11, 2022. This support group meets biweekly on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next cycle, which will begin October 2022. The group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Cassie Spector, LMSW, at 212-712-8386 or cspector@cancercare.org.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. The next group cycle will begin February 2023. This support group meets weekly on Monday, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Nikki Molfetas, LMSW, at 201-301-6805 or nmolfetas@cancercare.org.

Bereavement Support Groups

  • Living With Loss: Spouse and Partner Bereavement Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to cancer in the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of grief and loss.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused bereavement support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start in October 2022. This support group meets on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Laurie Feingold, LSW, at 201-301-6810, or lfeingold@cancercare.org.

Free Wigs

We have a large variety of new and used wigs available for women going through cancer treatment. Wigs are provided free of charge.

For more information and to schedule a virtual consultation and fitting, please call Ariana Parmese, Operations Manager of Regional Programs, at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help people with cancer by providing nourishing meals to households affected by cancer. The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and New Haven, CT (as well areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston, MA). Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with cancer, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested.

For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809

Free Cleaning Service

MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company has partnered with CancerCare to provide free housekeeping services for people with cancer in specific New Jersey towns including Emerson, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Oradell, Paramus, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle River, Waldwick, Wyckoff, Cedar Knolls, Chatham, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mount Tabor, Parsippany, Randolph and Whippany, NJ.

*Cleaning service is based on the availability of the MaidPro staff. Ongoing service is not guaranteed.

Community Programs in New Jersey

Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. National, USA
Dec29
Thursday, December 29, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
Jan11
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan12
Thursday, January 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan18
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb 8
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb15
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. National, USA
Dec29
Thursday, December 29, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
Jan11
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan12
Thursday, January 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan18
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb 8
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb15
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA

Events

Apr19

Community Programs in New Jersey

Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. National, USA
Dec14
Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. National, USA
Dec29
Thursday, December 29, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. National, USA
Jan11
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan12
Thursday, January 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. National, USA
Jan18
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb 8
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Feb15
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. National, USA
Back to Top
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

By using our website, you agree to our recently updated Privacy Policy . Here you can read more about our use of cookies which help us make continuous improvements to our website. Privacy Policy.