Sometimes the fight against cancercan make you feel isolated and alone. Sharing your emotions, thoughts, questions and answers with other people who understand what you’re going through can help you maintain strength, optimism and peace of mind during your battle against cancer. Whatever form of cancer you’re facing, a variety of support groups in northern Indiana and southern Michigan are available through the Advanced Centers for Cancer Care to comfort you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery – including Westville, South Bend, Michigan City, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Buchanan, Niles and more.
If you have a support group you would like to see listed, please contact us.
A support group devoted to making a difference in the lives of women of color who are most at risk in healthcare challenges. Meets the 1st Monday of every month (excluding January and July).
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Contact Bertha M. King at 269-926-1812
Meets the 3rd Thursday of most months. All breast cancer survivors are welcome. The group provides support, inspiration, education and a link to other women who have to walk in the same shoes. We also support medically uninsured women by helping them gain access to free diagnostic services for the early detection of breast cancer.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Contact Kim Zobrosky at 574-247-6047, ext. 109 for meeting locations and more information.
For women only. We meet only as needed.
Call 269-695-2706 for more information.
A support group for cancer survivors. Call for more information 219-326-2311.
This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
A support group for anyone battling cancer. Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Contact Debbie Swanson at 219-861-8892
A support group for anyone battling cancer. Patients and caregivers are welcome. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Contact Claudia at 269-429-3281
A program of support for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and cancer caregivers.
We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Michiana Hematology Oncology, Mishawaka.
NEW! We also meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 2:00pm - 3:30pm at RiverBend Cancer Services' Wellness Center.
Open to cancer survivors, family members or caregivers. Call Amy Tinlin at 574-647-3383 or 574-204-7323.
We meet the second Monday of every month from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.
A monthly program of information and support for parents diagnosed with cancer and their school age children. A play therapist will create and oversee children's activities that allow them to share their emotions while parents participate in a support group environment and have their concerns addressed. A family-style meal* will be served. The program is free, but reservations are required.
We meet the second Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
*Thank you to Chick-fil-A on Main Street in Mishawaka for providing meals!
This group is an ostomy support group sponsored by Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00pm.
We meet the second Thursday of every month at 5:30pm. For more information call 269-556-7114.
This group meets every first and third Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm.
Call 269-429-3281 for more information.
This group is for cancer survivors. Call Amy Furnivall at 574-268-0448.
We meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm.
A gynecological cancer support group for women. Meets the 1st Monday of every month.
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Contact Nancy White at 574-259-4922
Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30 p.m.
Contact Jill Ross at 574-647-7333
This group is for prostate cancer survivors. Family members of cancer survivors are welcome as well.
We meet the third Tuesday of every month September through May at 6:30pm.
For more information call 269-983-5000.