Support Groups for People Living with Cancer
People who are living with cancer meet regularly to share their personal experiences, express their concerns, and foster a spirit of hopefulness. Experienced professionals facilitate these groups.
If you are interested in attending a support group, please call
Ann’s Place at 203-790-6568.
Caring – Support group for friends and family of cancer survivors. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings with Carol Woodruff, MFT.
Coffee & Conversation – Senior women surviving cancer. 4th Thursday morning with Laura Donnelly, MSW, LCSW
Danbury New Voices Club – For people who have had a laryngectomy. Family members are welcome. Call us for more information.
Daytime – For men & women surviving cancer. 1st & 3rd Monday mornings with Jean Conover, MA.
Counseling – The clinical staff at Ann's Place provide short-term individual, couple and family counseling to adults and children related to the diagnosis and treatment of, and recovery from cancer. Call to schedule an appointment.
Kids Kan/CLIMB – Educational/play group for children with a family member diagnosed with cancer. Led by Laura Donnelly, MSW, LCSW and Martha Shilstone, MSW, LCSW. Call for information.
Men’s Together (Us TOO) – For men with prostate cancer. 1st Wednesday evening with Jim Coffey, MA.
Women Together – For newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors. 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings with Tammy Conley, MSOB.
Women Together Graduates – For post-treatment breast cancer survivors. 2nd Monday evening with Carol Woodruff, MFT
Parents Group - Support for parents where there is cancer in the family. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings with Cindy Corn, MSW, LCSW.
Partners – Support for patners of Prostate Cancer survivors. 1st Wednesday evenings with Ruth Maderski, MA, R-DMT, LPC.
Post Graduates-Alumnae – Long-term breast cancer survivors. 3rd Monday evenings with Su Murdock, LCSW, OSW-C.
Spirituality Group - Open to all cancer survivors. A forum to discuss meaning, purpose and issues of faith as impacted by a cancer diagnosis. 1st Tuesday afternoon of each month with Su Murdock, MSW.
Transitions- Bereavement group for individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer. 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings with Kevin Berrill, MSW, LCSW.
Young Adult Group – This monthly group is for young adults (ages 18-40) who have been affected by cancer. Members discuss a variety of survivorship issues, including treatment and post-treatment challenges, dating and sexuality, healthy living, work, finances, and finding joy in life. For meeting dates and time, contact Kevin Berrill, MSW, LCSW at Ann's Place.