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In-Person Support groups for Metastatic Breast Cancer

In-Person Support Groups for metastatic breast cancer offer a way to connect face-to-face, and such groups are few and far between.

We list the ones our members have told us about. We do not list mixed groups for metastatic breast cancer and primary breast cancer as our members have informed us that such groups are not helpful. The list is alphabetical by state – with Canada at the top.

CANADA

ALBERTA: CALGARY

Breast Expressive Supportive Therapy (B.E.S.T.) Group. Tom Baker Cancer Center – Holy Cross site, 2202 Second Street SW. In-person group meets every Tuesday at 1:30-3:00 pm. New members are pre-interviewed; group has been in existence since 1993.
CONTACT:  Lisa Lamont, MSW, RSW 403-355-3210 or 403-355-3207 (admin. assistant)
Willow Breast Cancer Support lists many metastatic support groups across Canada: http://www.willow.org/metastatic-support

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA: PHOENIX

Circle of Help Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group is for women with recurrent, advanced or metastatic breast cancer coming together to offer support, resources and encouragement, while sharing experiences and building relationships.
When: meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where:John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center, 19646 N. 27th Ave., Suite 205 Phoenix AZ 85027
CONTACT: For more information about this group call 623-780-HOPE (4673) or visit Breast Health and Research Center.

CALIFORNIA: BERKELEY

Metastatic Cancer Support Group for individuals living with any metastatic cancer (not just breast cancer)
When: Tuesday or Friday mornings. Call for dates and times.
Where: Comprehensive Cancer Center, Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
CONTACT: Cost is free, pre-registration is required. Call (510) 204-4330 for information.

CALIFORNIA: MISSION VIEJO

Mission Breast Center at the Women’s Wellness Center, 26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 171 Corner of Los Altos & Crown Valley Parkway. In-person facilitated group; 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm; light refreshments provided.
CONTACT: 949-347-6062 Facilitators: Lori Ash, LCSW

CALIFORNIA: PALO ALTO

BAY AREA CANCER CONNECTIONS. EL CAMINO REAL, PALO ALTO, CA 94306. IN-PERSON FACILITATED GROUP; EVERY 2ND, 4TH, AND (IF APPLICABLE) 5TH MONDAY FROM 6:30-8:00 PM. DESCRIPTION: This is a group for women who have been diagnosed with Stage IV (Metastatic) breast cancer. This is a group for women who have been diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer. We are a group of women who discuss many topics. Yes, we speak about death and grief, but we also laugh and joke. We share resources, our experiences, and a never-ending list of practical tips to manage things like side effects and tough conversations with family members.. CONTACT: Helpline at (650) 326-6686 OR TOLL FREE AT (888) 222-4401 TO REGISTER.

CALIFORNIA: RANCHO MIRAGE

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Meets the First & Third Monday every month from 12 to 1:30 Lunch is served.
CONTACT: Alison Sachs, MSW, OSW-C at: asachs@emc.org 760-834-3798

CALIFORNIA : SACRAMENTO

Sam Ladies is an informal network for women in the Sacramento area with metastatic breast cancer who were diagnosed under the age of 45. This is a self organized group with no official affiliations or professional facilitators. We are simply a network for connecting socially, typically over lunch, phone and email. The group is targeted for women with the unique needs that come with being diagnosed at a younger age.
Call Susan 916-812-3335 or email: samladies@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA: SAN DIEGO

Young Women’s Metastatic Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-1 pm at The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center and addresses the unique concerns faced by young women with metastatic breast cancer.
CONTACT: yscsandiego@youngsurvival.org

CALIFORNIA: SIMI VALLEY

New Hope Support Group. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at the Aspen Center located at 2750 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, 93065
CONTACT: Robin Chibnik at 805-522-7203

COLORADO: BOULDER

Tebo Family Pavilion Community Room 4715 Arapahoe Ave.  Metastatic Advanced Cancer Group, All Cancers, Men and Women; 2nd and 4th Mondays 12:00 – 1:15 pm
CONTACT:  Advanced registration required: 720-404-6671 Rhonda Block Alstad

FLORIDA: CASSELBERRY (ORLANDO AREA)

Surviving & Thriving Casselberry Public Library – 215 N. Oxford Road. In-person peer-support group meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 am.
CONTACT: Joan Eskin joaneskin@gmail.comor 407-281-6307 or Laura Goldsteinpinkribbonlaura@yahoo.com

GEORGIA: ATLANTA

Metastatic Cancer Support Group for Young Women at the Atlanta YSC (Young Survival Coalition) Office, 5825 Glenridge Drive, Bldg 3, Suite 101E. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm.
CONTACT: yscatlanta@youngsurvival.org

GEORGIA : DECATUR

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322

This patient-only group meets the 1st Monday of each month,11:00-12:00 noon at Tufts House,2004 Ridgewood Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30322,RSVP requested.

Contact: Emily Vereen, MSW 404-778-5926 emily.vereen@emoryhealthcare.org

ILLINOIS: HINSDALE

The Wellness House at 131 S. Country Line Road offers MANAGING RECURRENT & METASTATIC groups on Fridays from 10-11 am. This group is for mixed types of stage IV cancers. They discuss the many unique issues faced by people with all types of recurrent and/or metastatic cancer. Life experiences, coping strategies and information are exchanged in ways that support all members. Family members and drop-ins are also welcome.
CONTACT: Michael Williams, PsyD at 630-323-5150

LIVING WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER is a weekly group specifically for those living with metastatic breast cancer. They meet Tuesdays from 10-11:30am to focuses on the ongoing challenges that arise from dealing with treatment, relationships, and facing the future. Registration is required.
CONTACT : Linda Kengott, LPC at 630-654-5109 lkengott@wellnesshouse.org

INDIANA: FORT WAYNE

This support group is for anyone living with a cancer that has returned or has spread from one part of the body to another part of the body. Family members are welcome. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109.
CONTACT: 260-435-7959

ILLINOIS: CHICAGO

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer, open support group
Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:30PM in
Suite 520 on the 5th floor of Prentice Women’s Hospital,
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Maggie Daley Cancer Center.
Facilitated by Mary Jo Graden, LCSW, OSWC and Gina Uthe, PA from the Lurie Cancer Center

CONTACT: Mary Jo Graden at 312.472.5820

KENTUCKY: LOUISVILLE

Living Beyond, a metastatic breast cancer support group, sponsored by Baptist Hospital East, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Gilda’s Club.   In-person; 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm at Gilda’s Club on Baxter Avenue. Facilitators: JoAnne S. Morris, MDiv., D.Min., MFT Associate and Tara Schapmire, MSSW, CSW, PhD student
Baptist Hospital East’s Cancer Resource Center received a grant through Links for Life and is currently able to provide free counseling to patients with breast cancer and those who “love them”. Please contact support group facilitator, chaplain and marriage and family therapist, JoAnne Morris for information on either the support group or the free counseling.
CONTACT  JoAnne Morris: jmorris1@bhsi.com 502/896-7112

MARYLAND: ANNAPOLIS

METAvivor Research and Support: This national metastatic breast cancer research and awareness program also has local support program in Annapolis MD and a support outreach program. LOCAL: Patients gather for coffee every first Wednesday in Severna Park MD and every third Tuesday in Annapolis MD. They also gather regularly for lunch, dinner or another activity — time and location changes each month. The program has a variety of additional events including guest speakers on research, pain management, nutrition and other topics of interest. Persons from all over Maryland, Washington DC and Delaware attend. Contact: support@metavivor.org or call 410-491-5760. ELSEWHERE: METAvivor offers worldwide advice to persons wishing to start their own local support programs. Contact: cj@metavivor.org.

MARYLAND: LUTHERVILLE

HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093, 410-832-2719, has a drop-in support group for women with metastatic breast cancer that meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m.  Facilitator is Nancy-Bets Hay, LCSW-C.  Website is www.hopewellcancersupport.org

MASSACHUSETTS: BOSTON

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shapiro 9. In-person group meets Monday mornings from 10:30 – 12:00.
CONTACT: Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C at 617-667-2661;hhill@bidmc.harvard.edu

MASSACHUSETTS: BOSTON

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group at Mass. General.
This is an ongoing support group for individuals living with metastatic breast cancer. This is a closed group, and requires an intake interview.
CONTACT: Julie A. Berrett, LICSW at 617-643-2355 for an intake interview and information about the start date of the group.

MASSACHUSETTS : HARVARD

The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden 145 Bolton Rd
Phone: 978-456-3532
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer support group, led by Marilyn Brine Gilmour MSW, LICSW MBG1045@verizon.net
1st and 3rd Fridays from 1:30-3:00pm.

Living with Metastatic Cancer (all types) support group, led by Elaine Olmstead, RN, MS, CS
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
CONTACT : Program Registration – Lana Heino Roman at lana@healinggarden.net

MASSACHUSETTS :NORTH ANDOVER

A welcoming Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer support group for women and men with metastatic breast cancer. Meets every other Wednesday 10am-1130am in a comfortable and accessible North Andover location. Meetings, all activities and retreats are free! Please leave your name and number at 978-352-0204; or contact us by email at hopeandfriendship@gmail.com or visit our website at: http://hopeandfriendship.org/support-group/ to learn more.

MICHIGAN: KALAMAZOO

Self led support group for women with mbc; meets the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 for lunch.
CONTACT: Pam Breakey 269-783-1538

MICHIGAN: ROYAL OAK

Sharing & Caring Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group at:
Beaumont Cancer Center
3577 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Online registration: click HERE
CONTACT: 248-551-8585 or email: sharingandcaring@beaumont.edu
website: http://cancer.beaumont.edu/sharingandcaring

MINNESOTA: DULUTH

Metastatic Support Group for Young Women meets for lunch at Valentini’s Restaurant, 1400 London Rd, Duluth on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Sponsored by YSC (Young Survivor Coalition)
CONTACT: yscduluth@youngsurvival.org

MINNESOTA: FRIDLEY

Support group for women with advanced (Stage 4) breast cancer. It meets the first and third Thursday morning of every month from 10:30 to noon in the conference room off the lobby of Virginia Piper Cancer Institute which is located at 480 Osborne Road NE, Suite 200, Fridley, MN 55432.
No pre-registration is required and women are allowed to bring a female support person if they wish (ie sister, girlfriend, etc.)
CONTACT: Laurie Kelzenberg, Breast Cancer Nurse Coordinator @ 763-236-5623 laurie.kelzenberg@allina.com

MINNESOTA: MINNEAPOLIS

Together in Transition- A support group for women living with metastatic breast cancer. Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12-1:30PM in the Piper Breast Center at Abbott Northwesten Hospital. Parking vouchers will be provided.
CONTACT: Megan Tasler at 612-863-4458, megan.tasler@allina.com

MINNESOTA: MINNEAPOLIS

Stage IV support group
Second Tuesday each month
9-10:30am
At the Hope Lodge, Minneapolis MN
Contact:  Susan Pappas-Varco from University of MN Fairview email: SPappas-Varco@umphysicians.umn.edu

NEW JERSEY: BEDMINSTER

Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey. – 3 Crossroads Dr.
In-person meeting of the Advanced Breast Cancer support group meets every other Wednesday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
CONTACT: Ellen Levine , MSW, LCSW, OSW-C at 908-658-5400 X2

NEW JERSEY: EATONTOWN

Women Living with Chronic Cancer (GROUP IS FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH ANY KIND OF ADVANCED CANCER)
FOURTH THURSDAY OF MONTH FROM 2-3PM.  A SECOND GROUP IS OFFERED WEEKLY ON THURSDAY FROM 4:30-5:30. THIS GROUP IS FOR MEN AND WOMEN LIVING WITH CANCER WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A GROUP WEEKLY.  THIS GROUP TENDS TO HAVE SEVERAL MEMBERS WHO HAVE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER.

Cancer Support Community Northern Jersey Shore
The Diney Goldsmith Center
613 Hope Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
CONTACT:New participants please come 15 minutes early to first session in order to register. More information: Phone: 732-578-9200 Fax: 732-578-9201 email:info@cscjerseyshore.org

NEW JERSEY: NEPTUNE

The Metastatic/Recurrent Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group, based out of the Family Health Center at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, meets the 3rd Tuesday
of each month from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT : Barbara Feurguson, LSW, MSW  732-869-5772.

NEW JERSEY: PARAMUS

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group for patients only. Every 3rd Wednesday at Valley Hospital’s Luckow Pavilion, 1 Valley Health Plaza (off Winters Ave) Paramus. All participants must register to attend. No fee. Open to all patients living with mbc, regardless of where they are being treated.
CONTACT: Please call Brooke Laster, LSW for more information and to register: 201-634-5787 or emailblaster@valleyhealth.com

NEW JERSEY: PRINCETON

Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group meetings held at the YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) Clubhouse. Open to anyone diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Facilitated by social worker Elsje Reiss, LCSW; meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 12:30-2:00 pm.  Private counseling with Elsje Reiss, LCSW is also available.
CONTACT: Laura Martin, BCRC Program Coordinator  609-497-2100 X349..

NEW YORK: BUFFALO

Metastatic Breast Cancer Social Networking Group
150 Bennet Rd – Cheektowaga
This group is coordinated with the Life Transitions Center.
They meet the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
There is no fee to attend this evening of conversation and social networking for women who have experienced metastatic breast cancer.
CONTACT : Joanne Janicki at 716-845-4432 for more information

NEW YORK: EAST HAMPTON

Support group for anyone with recurrent/metastatic diagnosis.
Meets from 2-4pm at East Hampton Healthcare Center, 200 Pantigo Place,Suite M,East Hampton, New York 11937.
Preregister: edylecsw@optonline.net with faciitator Edyle O’Brien, LCSW or call 631-324-8943

NEW YORK: GARDEN CITY

Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer support group meets TWICE A MONTH ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS FROM 1:30 – 3:00. Offered by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program, the group meets at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. There is no cost; however preregistration is required.
CONTACT: For information, questions, or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077.

NEW YORK: HAMPTON BAYS

The metastatic breast cancer group has flexible meeting times to accommodate participants, but generally meets Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Hampton Bays Library. Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT: Edyle O’Brien, LCSW at (631) 329-0520 or edylecsw@optonline.net

NEW YORK: KINGSTON

Metastatic support group – Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave., Kingston. 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. A support group for people diagnosed with any type of metastatic disease. Open to men and women. Contact Rosie McLaughlin at 845-339-2071, Ext. 100, or rosie.maclaughlin@hahv.org

NEW YORK: POUGHKEEPSIE

The Breast Cancer Options Metastatic Breast Cancer Group meets at noon on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie NY.  Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT: Hope Nemiroff- 845-339-4673

NEW YORK: NEW YORK

New York University Clinical Cancer Center, 160 E. 34 St. 11th floor. In-person group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm.
CONTACT: Lisa Sevanick, LCSW at 212-731-5110

NEW YORK : NEW YORK

Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Center Support Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer – 300 E. 66 St. – 2nd floor
There are two groups: every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30pm for those over age 45 and every Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm for those aged 45 and under.
CONTACT : Roz Kleban, LCSW at 646-888-5271

NEW YORK : NEW YORK

SHARE – 1501 Broadway – btw 43 & 44 St. suite 704A
This group is for women with metastatic breast and ovarian cancer, run by a trained psychotherapist who has had breast cancer. The group meets every Thursday 12-1:30 – except for the last week of the month.
CONTACT : SHARE Breast Hotline 212-382-2111  www.sharecancersupport.org

An evening group, Living With Uncertainty, for women with metastatic breast cancer. Share your experiences and learn from each other. You can join at any time. The facilitators are SHARE participants living with metastatic disease. The group meets once a month. Call SHARE for information.
CONTACT : SHARE Breast Hotline 212-382-2111 for specific dates.www.sharecancersupport.org

NEW YORK: ROCHESTER

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center -601 Elmwood Ave. In-person support group (ADVANCED INSIGHTS) for those living with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer; friends/family members are welcome; the group meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm.This is a psycho-educational group with member driven topics and guest discussions.
CONTACT: Martha Neubert, LMSW (585) 276-4529 ; email:martha_neubert@urmc.rochester.edu.

NEW YORK : ROCHESTER

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester – 840 University Ave
Common Ground, a time to gather for those living with metastatic breast cancer, meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of each month from 9:30-11. No need to RSVP – just come when you are able. Facilitator: Peg DeBaise, LMFT.
Local peer support matches are also available through the PALS (Peer Advocates Lending Support) Program.
CONTACT Jean Sobraske (program coordinator) info@bccr.org (585)473-8177

NEW YORK : WILLIAMSVILLE

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York funds a Metastatic Support Group that meets every other Tuesday from 12-1:20 pm at 3297 Walden Ave
CONTACT: Chris Bylewski at 716-565-2092

NEW YORK : YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Support Connection – 40 Triangle Center, suite 100
This group meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 12:30 pm. The group is for women living with recurrent or metastatic  breast or ovarian cancer.
Individual counseling with cancer survivors is also available.

CONTACT : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

NORTH CAROLINA: CHARLOTTE

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group is free and open to women diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. The group meets 1:30-3 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Presbyterian Novant Health Cancer Support Center, 242 S. Colonial Ave.,Charlotte. www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
CONTACT: To sign up: 704-384-5223.

NORTH CAROLINA: DURHAM

Living with Metastatic/Advanced Cancer    1st and 3rd Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm. Note: Includes those with any metastatic cancer, not just breast cancer.  Facilitated by Sue Schneider PhD, RN, AOCN, Director of Duke Graduate Oncology Nursing Program.  It is a place to share conversation and support with people living with metastatic cancer.  Common issues include living each day to the fullest, dealing with emotions as they come up, managing symptoms, talking about difficult topics, and making plans in the face of an uncertain future.
Held at Cornucopia Cancer Support Center in Durham, NC, each session begins with a specific topic and concludes with an open discussion on any topics of interest to that day’s participants.
CONTACT: for questions and additional information, contact Lois Boynton lboynton@email.unc.edu or 919/616-6082 (cell).

OKLAHOMA: TULSA

The NE Oklahoma Affiliate of Network of Strength at 4606 E. 67 St., suite #314, will start a support group specifically for those living with metastatic breast cancer upon request.
CONTACT: Program Coordinator: Carey Edwards @ 918-494-8808

OREGON : PORTLAND (TIGARD)

Making today count: A support group for women living with metastatic cancer. A safe place to discuss difficult issues, coping strategies and ways to enhance quality of life with other women who truly understand. Pre-registration is required; please call Erin Leake, LCSW, at 503-216-2280 or Ann Soule, LCSW, at 503-216-4676 to register or for more information.

Wednesdays from 11 to 12:30 p.m.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

Breast Friends has a support group for ‘young’ women with mets.
CONTACT : Sharon Henison 503-598-8048

Breast Friends, a local non-profit organization serving breast cancer survivors along with their immediate family and friends, holds a monthly meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at 14050 S.W. Pacific Highway, Suite 201, Tigard.  Breast Friends gives women a chance to talk about issues of living with metastatic breast cancer. Participants are encouraged to bring friends or family members. Free professional child care is available. Free and open to the public.
Details: 503-598-8048.

PENNSYLVANIA : ALLENTOWN

John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center
Cedar Crest Blvd.
Conference Room 1A, every 2nd Monday from 7 – 8:30PM
CONTACT:  610-402-CARE for information.

PENNSYLVANIA: PHILADELPHIA

Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia – Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer, The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park. In-person monthly professionally facilitated networking group for women dealing with mbc -meeting the 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:00am -1:00 pm
CONTACT: Karen Neyer 215-879-7733 or www.twcp.org

PENNSYLVANIA: PHILADELPHIA

YSC Greater Philadelphia holds a monthly support group for young women with metastatic Stage IV breast cancer on 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia in Fairmount Park, 4100 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: Eileen Joseph at yscphila@youngsurvival.org

PENNSYLVANIA: SOUTHHAMPTON

“Meta Friends” 6:00-7:30pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month
Holy Redeemer Women’s HealthCare Center, 45 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966
This special support group is intended for women & men whose breast cancer is Stage IV. Please feel free to familiarize yourself with our facilitator, Dr. Pam Ginsberg. You can find out more about her on her websitehttp://www.pginsbergphd.com/index.html

SOUTH CAROLINA: COLUMBIA

SHARING HOPE, a support group for women living with metastatic breast cancer. Meets on 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:00pm, at Woman’s Imaging, Lexington Medical Center, Medical Park 1
CONTACT: Kelly Jeffcoat, 803-791-2521

TENNESSEE : MEMPHIS

Women with Advanced Cancer Support Group meets at a community location every other Friday.  For more information please contact Ellen Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C at eisen@jonescancerclinic.com or at (901-202-7639)

TENNESSEE: NASHVILLE

Gilda’s Club at 1707 Division St. hosts weekly support groups for patients and family members – free of charge.
CONTACT: Felice Apolinsky, LCSW at 615-329-1124

TEXAS: AUSTIN

IV League
The IV League group is a peer-led group for newly diagnosed and long-term survivors of advanced, metastatic breast cancer. The group meets every other Wednesdays at the Seton Breast Care Center in Central Austin. For more information, please contact our helpline at 512-524-2560.  To learn more about us visit www.bcrc.org.
Lotus Forum (L4)
The Lotus Forum (L4) is for women diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer who are ages 45 and below, and for those with school age children. The group currently meets once a month at the convenience of its members. For more information please call our helpline 512-524-2560.  To learn more about us visit www.bcrc.org.

Women4Women
The Women4Women Support Circle is for women who have been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Round Rock located at 306 East Main Street, Suite 101. For more information please call our helpline 512-524-2560.  To learn more about us visit www.bcrc.org.

TEXAS: HOUSTON

Sponsored by The Rose- Joan Gordon Center (mammography center); affiliated with the American Cancer Society. 3400 Bissonnet, Suite 185. Rosebuds II is for women who have had or are at high risk for recurrence and or metastases. In-person group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 5:45 – 7:30 pm.
CONTACT: Jackie 713-661-5410 www.RosebudsSupport.org

TEXAS: HOUSTON

MBC Support Group held at MD Anderson Cancer Center the Fourth Tuesday of every month from 11-12 noon. Mary Dev is the social worker coordinating the sessions (mdev@mdanderson.org). Patients outside of MD Anderson are permitted to attend with prior permission.

TEXAS : SAN ANTONIO

Cancer Therapy & Research Center – 7979 Wurzback Road
Keep Abreast II meets the first Monday of each month at 6pm.
CONTACT : Suzi Emanuel at 210-365-1321or suzi.emanuel9@gmail.com

VIRGINIA : ALEXANDRIA

Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Ceneter – 4320 Seminary Rd
Life With Cancer offers a closed group for women with metastatic breast cancer every Friday. If interested in joining please contact either Shara Sosa at (703-698-2522) or Maureen Broderick at (703-504-7921)

VIRGINIA : FAIRFAX

Life with Cancer offers support and education opportunities for women living with advanced disease in the Northern Virginia area. Initial screening and registration required for support group attendance. Please contact the Life with Cancer main office for more information on support group and class offerings 703-698-2526.

We often offer an educational session at least twice a year for women living with advanced bc and we have a couple of different groups they could attend at our various locations.
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, Oncology Counselor
Life with Cancer, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
3650 Joseph Siewick Drive, Suite 205 D
Fairfax, VA 22033

VIRGINIA: NEWPORT NEWS

Beyond ‘Static, support group for young women (diagnosed before menopause age) with metastatic breast cancer. Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month. There’s also a private Facebook group that women can join. The contact is Rene Bowditch at rene@beyondboobs.org

WASHINGTON : SEATTLE

The Healing Place – Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
Seattle Breast Center on the Northwest Medical Center Campus
1560 N 115th St # 104
CONTACT : Treesia Kan,  Email: treesiakan@gmail.com 206-930-7633
Please call Treesia to confirm meeting time.

WASHINGTON: SEATTLE

Metastatic support group for young women with stageIV breast cancer. Sponsored by YSC Young Survivor Coalition. Meets last Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm in North Seattle.
CONTACT: Katie Hogan at ycsseattle@youngsurvival.org

WISCONSIN: MIDDLETON

Instant Sisters is an in-person support group for women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer; meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 11:30-1:30 pm, at Gilda’s Club of Madison, 7907 UW Health Ct., Middleton, WI
Facilitated by a psychologist.
CONTACT: The Integral Psychology Center – Lauren Cunningham, PhD at 608-255-9330 x2 or instantsisters@gmail.com

WISCONSIN: MILWAUKEE AREA

If you have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, please join us for an opportunity to network with other patients with a metastatic diagnosis and benefit from the support and encouragement this group provides. Registration is required for this group. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. Please call 414-805-3666 to register or for more information. Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Clinical Cancer Center, 3rd floor, Room O, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
CONTACT: https://www.froedtert.com/CREG/ClassDetails.aspx?id=296&sid=1&ClassID=2527 or call 414-805-3666