Sometimes the fight against cancer

can 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.

Support Groups | type | location

Breast Cancer
Strong Women of Faith Breast Cancer Support Group

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).

Call for times.

Contact Bertha M. King at 269-926-1812

Harbor Point 11 Apartments Community Room, 1350 Fairplan Ave. (next to Target)
Benton Harbor, MI

Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group

A support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer (men and women). The goal of this group is to provide education, camaraderie and support to those battling breast cancer. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Contact Cathy Bair at 269-683-2959

First Baptist Church, 1446 Main Street
Niles, MI

Young Survivors Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. All breast cancer survivors are welcome. The Young Survivors Breast Cancer Support Group also offers a free boot camp exercise program for all cancer survivors.

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Contact Kim Zobrosky at 574-251-0916 for meeting locations

South Bend, IN
General Support
The Cancer Connection Cafe

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Call 269-695-2706 for more information.

First United Methodist Church, 132 S. Oak Street
Buchanan, MI

Cancer Support Group

A support group for anyone battling cancer. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Call 219-785-3443 for more information.

LaPorte, IN
LaPorte, IN

WeCAN Cancer Support Group

The goal of this support group is for patients, families and caregivers to find support and encouragement, and ease feelings of isolation and loneliness among those who are dealing with similar situations. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Call 219-785-3443 for more information.

LaPorte, IN
LaPorte, IN

Cancer Support Group

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

St. Anthony Memorial Health Center, 3S Oncology Waiting Room
Michigan City, IN

Cancer Support Group

A support group for anyone battling cancer. Patients and caregivers are welcome. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Contact Barbara Lane at 269-429-3281

Niles Senior Citizen Center, 1119 Bell Road
Niles, MI

Cancer Survivorship Support Group

A support group for cancer survivors. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from at the River Park branch of the South Bend Public Library.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Contact Judy Kobb at 584-287-4197

202 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN

African-American Women in Touch

A support group for African-American women battling cancer. Meets the first Tuesday of every other month. Please call beforehand.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Contact 574-647-6944

Epworth Conference Room at Memorial Hospital, 615 North Michigan Street
South Bend, IN

Cancer Support Group

A grief support group for patients, family and friends affected by cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society at Trinity Lutheran Church. Meets the 1st Monday of every month.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Contact Norm Mcfee at 269-983-5000 ext. 113

The Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church
St. Joseph, MI
Gynecological Cancer
Gyna Girls

A gynecological cancer support group for women. Meets the 1st Monday of every month.

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Contact Nancy White at 574-259-4922

South Bend, IN
Laryngectomy
Nutunes Laryngectomy Club

Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Contact Jill Ross at 574-647-7333

Epworth Room at Memorial Hospital, 615 North Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Prostate Cancer
Man to Man

A support group for man battling prostate cancer. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact the American Cancer Society at 574-257-9789

South Bend, IN