Cancer Support Groups

North Bay Cancer Support Groups

These groups are open to all cancer patients, unless otherwise noted.

 
 

Sonoma County

 

Art From The Heart with Holly

Dates: Thursdays 2:30 – 4 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom
Sponsoring organization: Providence
Meetings are FREE of charge for anyone in treatment, having had cancer or living life’s journey with cancer. You do not need to be a patient of St. Joseph Health/Providence to participate, all are welcome.
Facilitator: Holly
For more information contact Sharon Doughty at Sharon.Doughty@Providence.org or (707) 525-6131.

 

Earlier Stages Support Group (I and II)

Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
Meetings are held virtually
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser
Meetings are for Kaiser patients only
Facilitator: Patty Engh, MSW
For more information contact Arlesia Malone at Arlesia.X.Malone@kp.org or (707) 393-3749.

 

Early Stage or Newly Diagnosed Cancer Support Group

Dates: Wednesdays 3 – 4 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
Meetings are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
For those who have been newly diagnosed with any type or any stage of cancer, or anyone who has any type of early-stage cancer.

 

Family, Friends & Caregiver Support Group

Dates: Wednesdays 12 noon – 1 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
Meetings are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
For adults who are close to (or are caregivers for) someone with cancer.

 

Family/Caregiver Support Group

Dates: Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 pm
Meetings are held at 110 Stony Point Road, Suite 110 in Santa Rosa
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Care at Home – Santa Rosa (Hospice)
For more information call (707) 535-5780
For adults with loved ones dealing with a life-threatening illness.

 

Journeying Together-Patient Support Group with Carol

Dates: Wednesdays  10:30 am – noon
Meetings are held via Zoom
Sponsoring organization: Providence
Meetings are FREE of charge for anyone in treatment, having had cancer or living life’s journey with cancer. You do not need to be a patient of St. Joseph Health/Providence to participate, all are welcome.
Facilitator: Carol
For more information contact Sharon Doughty at Sharon.Doughty@Providence.org or (707) 525-6131.

 

Later Stages Group (III and IV)

Dates: Mondays 10:30 am – 12 noon
Meetings are held virtually
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser
Meetings are for Kaiser patients only.
Facilitator: Avery Figueroa, LCSW
Call (707) 393-2454 before first group.
For more information contact Arlesia Malone at Arlesia.X.Malone@kp.org or (707) 393-3749.

 

Later Stage Cancer Support Group

Dates: Wednesdays 4:30 – 6 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
For those who have any type of stage III or IV cancer.

 

Men’s Peer Support

Dates: Monthly classes
Meetings are held via Zoom.
Sponsoring organization: Providence
All meetings are FREE of charge for anyone in treatment, having had cancer or living life’s journey with cancer. You do not need to be a patient of St. Joseph Health/Providence to participate, all are welcome.
Peer led
For more information contact Sharon Doughty at Sharon.Doughty@Providence.org or (707) 525-6131.
For men supporting loved ones through cancer.

 

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Group

Dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 10 – 11:30 am
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
Created for those who have completed our mindfulness class series (offered 2 times per year).

 

Moving On After Cancer Book Club & Support Group

Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 5 – 6:30 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Bob Heit, Peer Counseling Coordinator & Cancer Survivor
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
For those who have completed, or are completing cancer treatment.

 

Multiple Myeloma Support Group – Myeloma Stompers

Dates: 2nd Friday each month from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom, call (707) 836-0913 for link and dial-in information.
Facilitator: Bob Ensten myelomastompers@comcast.net or (707) 836-0913
For more information contact Bob Ensten at the number or email above.
For patients dealing with multiple myeloma, their caregivers, family, and friends.

 

Patients Support Group with Tonia

Dates: Fridays 11 am – 12:30 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom.
Sponsoring organization: Providence
Classes are FREE of charge for anyone in treatment, having had cancer or living life’s journey with cancer. You do not need to be a patient of St. Joseph Health/Providence to participate, all are welcome.
Facilitator: Tonia
For more information contact Sharon Doughty at Sharon.Doughty@Providence.org or (707) 525-6131.

 

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Dates: 1st Monday of each month, 1 – 3 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitator: Bob Cobb, MSW & Cancer Survivor
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
Get important information and meet men who are living successfully and well with cancer. Partners welcome.

 

Sound Healing with Sarah and David

Dates: Fridays 2:30 – 4 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom.
Sponsoring organization: Providence
Classes are FREE of charge for anyone in treatment, having had cancer or living life’s journey with cancer. You do not need to be a patient of St. Joseph Health/Providence to participate, all are welcome.
Facilitators: Sarah and David
For more information contact Sharon Doughty at Sharon.Doughty@Providence.org or (707) 525-6131.

 

Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Support Group

Grupo de Apoyo Para Mujeres Con Cualquier Tipo de Cáncer (en Español)

Dates: 4th Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise stated), 6 – 7:30 pm
Cuarto miércoles de cada mes, 6:00-7:30 pm

Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
El costo de grupos de apoyo es GRATIS. Todos son bienvenidos: No tiene que pertenecer a Sutter para asistir.
Facilitators: Marcia Gomez, LCSW, Certified Gottman Therapist & Ale Dinkel, Cancer Survivor
Dirigido por Marcia Gomez, LCSW, Terapeuta Certificada de Gottman

For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
Para asistir llame al (707) 521-7785 puede dejar mensaje en espanol y le regresaremos la llamada para darle la liga de conexion en línea.

For Spanish speaking women with any type and any stage of cancer.
Este grupo de apoyo le da la bienvenida a mujeres que han sido diagnosticas con cualquier tipo de cáncer. Le ofrece un ambiente seguro para explorar sus decisiones, pensamientos y emociones. Puede compartir su experiencia, ser escuchada y escuchar la historia de las demás. Así con esto, usted podrá aprender de otras y darse fuerza y comprensión que tanto uno necesita para seguir adelante.

 

Survivorship Speaker Series

Dates: Approximately every month. Call to find out about our next scheduled session.
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
Presentations offered approximately every month on a variety of cancer-related topics.

 

Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 1 – 2 pm
Meetings are held virtually, call (707) 521-7785 for link and dial-in information.
Sponsoring organization: Sutter Health
All groups are FREE and you do NOT Need to be a part of Sutter to attend!
Facilitators: Mary Lou Carrington, RN, OCN & Mindy Ricioli, Cancer Survivor
For more information contact Margie Tygerson at TygersM@sutterhealth.org or (707) 521-7785.
Educational and emotional support for women 45 and under with any type and any stage of cancer.

 
 

Mendocino County

 

“Anti-Cancer Living” Client-Led Book Discussion Group

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom
Sponsoring organization: Cancer Resource Center Mendocino
Meetings are open to all, 100% free.
Facilitator: Harvey Baumoel, CRC volunteer
For more information contact Karen Oslund at info@crcmendocino.org or (707) 467-3828.
This group is currently discussing the book “Anti-Cancer Living” by Lorenzo Cohen, PhD and Alison Jefferies, MEd.

 

Men’s Cancer Support Group (in-person)

Dates: 2nd Thursday, 10 am
Call for meeting location.
Sponsoring organization: Cancer Resource Center Mendocino
Meetings are open to all, 100% free.
Facilitator: Glenn Rude, LMFT
For more information contact Karen Oslund at info@crcmendocino.org or (707) 467-3828.
A safe, confidential space to discuss concerns and share experiences.

 

Men’s Cancer Support Group (virtual)

Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 5 pm
Meetings are held via Zoom.
Sponsoring organization: Cancer Resource Center Mendocino
Meetings are open to all, 100% free.
Facilitator: Paul Otto, PhD
For more information contact Karen Oslund at info@crcmendocino.org or (707) 467-3828.
For men of any age with any type or stage of cancer. A safe, confidential space to discuss concerns and share experiences.

 

Women’s Cancer Support Group

Dates: 11st and 3rd Monday at 11 am (NEW TIME—changed from noon)
Meetings are held via Zoom.
Sponsoring organization: Cancer Resource Center Mendocino
Meetings are open to all, 100% free.
Facilitator: Lynne Bornheim
For more information contact Karen Oslund at info@crcmendocino.org or (707) 467-3828.
For women of any age, any type or stage of cancer. A safe, confidential space to discuss concerns and share experiences.