Cancer Support Groups

North Bay Cancer Support Groups

 

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

 

Santa Rosa – Windsor

 

Newly Diagnosed & Early Stage Cancer Support Group

2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa

707-521-7785

sutterpacific.org

 

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. Every Wednesday, 3:30PM -4:30PM. Led by Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT & Cindi Cantril, RN, OCN, MPH.

 

Breast Cancer Peer Facilitated Support Group

521 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

707-528-9783

Contact: Kathleen Cook

 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 5:00PM – 6:00PM, disability services conference room. Newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment. All are welcome.

 

Later Stage Cancer Support Group

707-521-7785

sutterpacific.org

 

For those who have any type of stage III or IV cancer. Meets every Wednesday, 4:30PM -6:00PM. at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, main entrance, 2nd floor. Led by Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT & Cindi Cantril, RN, OCN, MPH.

 

Kaiser Permanente Breast Cancer Support Group

707-393-3749

 

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2:00PM – 3:30PM at 3333 Mendocino Avenue, suite 105. This group is for women at any stage of their breast cancer treatment or after treatment. Everyone is welcome, not only Kaiser patients.

 

Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

707-521-7785 

sutterpacific.org

 

Educational and emotional support for women 45 and under with any type and any stage of cancer. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 12:30-1:30 pm. at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, main entrance, 2nd Floor. Led by Cindi Cantril, RN, OCN, MPH and Mindy Ricioli, Cancer Survivor. Please call before coming for the first time.

 

Blood Cancer Support Group

707-521-7785 

sutterpacific.org

 

For men and women with any type or any stage of blood cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Offered the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-5:30 pm. 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, main entrance, 2nd floor. Led by Donna McPherson, RN, OCN, CHPN.

 

Multiple Myeloma Support Group – Myeloma Stompers

707-836-0913

myelomastompers@comcast.net

 

Meets the 2nd Friday each month from 12:30PM – 2:00PM at the Town of Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Dr., Windsor, CA. For patients, caregivers, family, and friends. For more information and room location, contact Bob Ensten at the number above.

 

Prostate Cancer Support Group

707-521-7785
sutterpacific.org

 

Get important information and meet men who are living successfully, and well, with cancer. Partners welcome. Meets the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30PM – 8:30PM (except holidays) at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA, Main Entrance, 2nd Floor. Please call before coming for the first time. Led by Lee Grosman, cancer survivor.

 

Family, Friends and Caregiver Support Group

707-521-7785

sutterpacific.org

 

For adults who are close to (or are caregivers for) someone with cancer. Every Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm. at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA, Main Entrance, 2nd Floor. Please call before coming for the first time. Led by Ange Stephens, MA, LMFT.

 

Family/Caregiver Support Group

707-535-5780 

VNA Home Hospice, Santa Rosa, CA

 

For adults with loved ones dealing with a life-threatening illness. Meets every Tuesday from 4:00PM -5:30PM at 110 Stony Point Road, Suite 110 in Santa Rosa.

 

Cancer Peer Support Program – Sutter patients only

707-521-8851

sutterpacific.org

 

Facing cancer can be a very difficult journey. The “WINGS and WINGMEN” cancer peer support program matches cancer patients with carefully screened and trained peer volunteers. Our volunteers provide support, comfort and practical advice to others who have been newly diagnosed or who are facing new decisions with their cancer. Please contact our Cancer Peer Support Program Coordinator at 707-521-8851 for more information. Currently, this free program is open to Sutter patients only.

 

Kaiser Permanente Cancer Support Group – Kaiser patients only

707-393-3229

 

Meets every Monday from 10:30AM to noon at the Santa Rosa Kaiser office, 401 Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa, 2nd floor on the support services building. This is open to only Kaiser patients receiving treatment for cancer, as well as their caregivers.

 

Specialty Groups and Classes

 

Moving On After Cancer Book Club & Group

707-521-7785

sutterpacfic.org 

 

Led by Peer Counseling Coordinator, Kate Davis- Schabel. 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 5:00-6:30pm at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA, main entrance, 2nd Floor.

 

Sutter Survivorship Speaker Series

Presentations offered approximately every month on a variety of cancer-related topics. Call (707) 521-7785 to find out about our next scheduled session.

 

Art from the Heart

707-525-6131  

Sharon.Doughty@stjoe.org

 

Art therapy program for patients currently receiving cancer treatment or who have had cancer treatment in the past. These open art studio classes are held the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Finley Center, Person Senior Wing, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa.

 

Gentle Yoga

707-525-6131 

Sharon.Doughty@stjoe.org

 

Gentle, therapeutic yoga for those receiving cancer treatment or have completed treatment. This class offers a space, practice and a welcoming community to promote wellness. Classes held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM – Noon at Three Dog Yoga, 1617 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa. Please register to attend, at the number above, and arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

 

Gentle Yoga/Sound Healing

707-525-6131

Sharon.Doughty@stjoe.org

 

Promote wellness and healing through gentle yoga, guided meditation and sound healing. This class is held on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Finley Center, Person Senior Wing, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Please arrive 15 minutes early to attend class.

 

Class: Lymphedema Prevention and Care

707-521-7785

sutterpacific.org

 

Provides information about what you can do to care for or reduce your risk of developing lymphedema. Great for those facing surgery for cancer. Class is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at 2449 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, main entrance, 2nd Floor. Please note, pre-registration required.

 

Petaluma

 

Petaluma Breast Cancer Support Group

707-762-8300 

 

Facilitator: Cynthia Wilcox-Rittgers, PhD
For newly diagnosed cancer patients, stages 0-3. Meets from 1:00PM – 3:00PM every other Tuesday in Petaluma. Call to get the specific location and talk with the facilitator prior to your first meeting.

 

Sonoma

 

Coping with Cancer Support Group

707-938-2330

Facilitator: Sue Penn

 

Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the United Methodist Church Fireside Room, 109 Patten Street in Sonoma.

 

St. Helena

Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center Support Groups

 

707-967-9751

10 Woodland Road, St Helena, CA

Please visit www.martinoneilcancercenter.com for details on their support groups (listed below) and other resources.

 

Caregiver Support Group | Meets every Monday from 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Life Challenging Illness Circle | Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Spiritual Connection | Meets every Wednesday from 1:00PM – 2:00PM

 

Mendocino County

 

Attitudinal Healing Workshop – Fort Bragg

707-937-3833

crcmendocino.org

 

Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 11:00AM-12:30PM at the Spirit House in Fort Bragg at 16550 Franklin Rd. This group is for both people living with cancer as well as others with life threatening illnesses.

 

Women’s Cancer Support Group – Ukiah

707-467-3828

crcmendocino.org

 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from noon to 1:30PM at 590 South Dora Street in Ukiah. For women with all cancers at all stages.

 

Men’s  Cancer Support Group – Ukiah

707-467-3828

crcmendocino.org

 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00PM to 6:30PM at 590 South Dora Street in Ukiah. For men with all cancers at all stages

 

Caregiver’s  Cancer Support Group – Ukiah

707-467-3828

crcmendocino.org

 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30PM at 590 South Dora Street in Ukiah. For caregivers dealing with all types and stages of cancer.

 

Lake County

Women’s Cancer Support Group

707-263-5728

Contact: Lin Pifer

 

Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30PM at 5085 Hill Road in Lakeport. Guest speakers and peer support.

 

General Cancer Support Group

707-994-6486

 

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:00PM to 3:30PM at St. Helena Hospital, 15630 18th Avenue, Clearlake. Caregivers also welcome.

 

Spanish Speaking Support Groups

 

Clase de Prevención de Linfedema (en Español)

707-521-7714

 

Para personas que hayan tenido una cirugía relacionada con el cáncer o que están en riesgo de desarrollar linfedema. Programado que sea necesario, 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Se requiere registrarse con anticipación con Jordana Martínez al 707-521-7714. Facilitator: Jennifer Strunk, PT, CMLDT (Fisioterapeuta, Terapeuta certificada para el drenaje linfático).

 

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

707-521-7714

 

Para todas las mujeres que su idioma principal es Español y han sido diagnosticadas con cualquier tipo de cáncer, es un espacio para hablar de los temas que le conciernen y compartir sus experiencias con otras mujeres. Dirigido por Jordana Martínez y Marcia Gomez, LCSW, Terapeuta Certificada de Gottman. Tercer Lunes de cada mes, 6:00PM – 7:30PM. 2449 Summerfield Road, Segundo Piso. Se requiere registrarse con anticipación con Jordana Martínez al 707-521-7714. Costo: Gratis.