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Support groups provide an opportunity for people to help each other by openly sharing their challenges and successes. Below is an updated list of support groups. For current schedules, please contact the support groups directly.

Providence

Group: Alzheimer's & Dementia Educational Support Group

Location: Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden St.

Meets: Thursdays, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Contact: To register or for more information, call (401)415-4664 or email Info@HopeDementia.org

 

Group: Blood Cancer Patient & Family Support Group

Contact: Jim Willsey, jwillsey@chartercare.org, (401) 456-2284 

Pre-registration required: https://www.lls.org/events/blood-cancer-support-group-8?title&cid=event_by_id

Group: Brain & Spine Cancer Support Group

Location: Rhode Island Neurosurgical Institute, 118 Dudley St. 

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 5:30PM-7:30 PM

Contact: The Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation, ribstf@gmail.com or (401) 272-4177 

Group: Breast Cancer Support Group

Location: Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology, 668 Eddy St., 2nd Floor Conference Rm.

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 4:30PM-6:00 PM

Contact: Women & Infants Hospital, (401) 274-1100 

Group: Caregiver Support Group

Location: Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street

Meets: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM

Contact: Center for Hope & Healing, (888)528-9077

Group: Caregiver Support Group - Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program

Contact: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (401) 943-8888

Registration is Required: https://www.llsform.org/0999FS18/form53/index.html

Group: Caregiver Support Group 

Contact: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1-800-955-4572

Registration is Required: http://email.lls.org/online-chat-registration

 

Group: Caregiver Support Group

Location: Leone Conference Center/Lifespan Cancer Center, 593 Eddy St.

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month 6:00PM-7:00PM

Contact: Elaine McDonald, (401) 444-0058 

Group: Caregiver Support Group

Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel, 62 Pleasant St. 

Meets: Last Sunday of the Month, 10:00AM-11:00AM

Contact: Parish Office, (401) 822-1869 

Group: Caregiver Support Group

Location: Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology, 668 Eddy St., 2nd Floor Conference Rm.

Meets: 4th Monday of the Month 5:30PM-6:30PM

Contact: Dana D'Alessandro Haseotes, dhaseotes@wihri.org or (401) 274-1122 ext. 47111 

Group: For Children Who Have Someone in Their Life Diagnosed with Cancer

Contact: Appointment Required, Kathy Higginbotham, (401) 793-2078

Group: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Cancer Survivors (Caregivers are welcomed)

Location: Miriam Hospital Hurvitz 2 Room (1st floor, next to gift shop)

Meets: Four times a year... September, November, March and June. On the 2nd Sunday from 1-3 PM.

Contact: Bonnie Abols, babols@cox.net 

Group: Expressive Therapies Support Group (Women’s Group)

Location: 668 Eddy St., 3rd Floor Conference Rm. 

Meets1st Wednesday of the month, 10AM-12PM

Contact: Sandra Salzillo, ssalzillo@wihri.org or (401) 274-1122 ext. 47104 

Group: Grupo de Apoyo Esperanza/Hope Support Group (English speaking survivors are welcomed as well as family members)

Location: 1st Floor of 355 Prairie Ave 

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month (Not meeting on the month of July) 5:30-7:30 PM

Contact: Isabel Barroso, (401)793-2078 

Group: Gynelogical Cancer Support Group

Location: Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology, 668 Eddy St., 3rd Floor Conference Rm.

Meets: 1st Thursday of the Month, 5PM-6:30PM

Contact: Diane Thompson, dthompson@wihri.org or (401) 274-1122 ext. 47202

Group: Kids on Fain Support Group (Ages 5 to 17)

Location: Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave. Fain Building 3rd Floor

Meets: Suggested to call for dates and times

Contact: Kathy Higginbotham, (401)793-2078

Group: Lunch and Learn

Location: 164 Summit Ave., 3rd Floor Conference Rm. 

Meets: At all YMCA of greater Providence area

Contact: Kathy Higginbotham, khigginbotham@lifespan.org or (401) 793-2078 

Group: Men's Cancer Wellness Group

Location: 164 Summit Ave., 3rd Floor Conference Rm.

Meets: 3rd Monday of the Month, 6PM-7:30PM

Contact: Kathy Higginbotham, khigginbotham@lifespan.org or (401) 793-2078 

Group: Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

Location: Women & Infants' Program in Women's Oncology, 668 Eddy St., 3rd Floor Conference Rm. 

Meets: 4th Thursday of the Month, 5:30PM-7:00 PM

Contact: Nike Kendall, nkendall@wihri.org or (401) 274-1122 ext. 47211

Group: Pediatric Cancer Survivors (18+)

Location: Hasbro Children's Hospital, 593 Eddy St. 

Meets: Call for Days & Times

Contact: Stephanie Freeman, (401) 444-3247

Group: Peer Support Group for Pediatric Cancer Survivors 

Location: Tomorrow Fund Clinic 

Meets: Lead patients will post group meeting times and dates on Still Here Survivor Group on Facebook 

Contact: Make sure to RSVP on the Facebook group, Angela Depenski, (401)444-3247 

Group: YMCA LiveStrong

Location: 438 Hope St. (East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA)

Meets: Call for Days & Times

Contact: Susanna Bodell, sbodell@gpymca.org or (401) 828-0130 ext. 50729

Group: Young Women's Support Group

Location: 668 Eddy St., 3rd Floor Conference Rm. 

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5PM-6:30PM

Contact: Dana D'Alessandro Haseotes, dhaseotes@wihri.org or (401) 274-1122 ext. 47111 

Pawtucket

Group:

1. Drop-in Survivor Support Group

2. Drop-in LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

3. Drop-in Survivor Support Group

Location: Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 201

Meets:

1. 1st Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:30 PM

2. 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:30 PM

3. 4th Monday of the month 11:00-12:00 PM

Contact: Mandy Zito, (401) 861-4376 

Group: Women's Cancer Support Group

Location: 11 Wells St

Meets: 1st Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:30 PM

Contact: Angela Greene, (401)596-8165 or Lisa Fiore, lfiore@wihri.org 

Wakefield (Women)

Group: Art Workshop

Location: Elk's Lodge

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the Month, 12:30PM-2:30PM

Contact: Marie Saccoccio, msacc@cox.net or (401) 789-7112 for more info and to RSVP

Group: Book talk

Location: Camden's Restaurant

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:00 AM

Contact: Marie Saccoccio, msacc@cox.net (401)789-7112 for more info and to RSVP

Group: Caregivers of Those with Any Type of Cancer

Location: South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., Cancer Center Conference Rm.

Meets: 3rd Friday of the Month, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Contact: South County Hospital, (401)788-3890 

Group: Circle of Friends Breast Cancer Support Group

Location: South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave.

Meets: 3rd Monday of the Month, 10:00AM-11:30 AM

Contact: Maureen DiPiero, (401) 861-4376

Group: Conversations about Cancer 

Location: South County Hospital Patient Consult Lounge, 100 Kenyon Ave

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:00-6:30 PM

Contact: Donna Castricone, (401)788-8568 dcastricone@southcountyhealth.org

Group: Drop-in Support Group for Survivors

Location: South County Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Kenyon Ave

Meets: 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00-12:00 PM

Contact: Mandy Zito, (401)861-4376 

Group: Mah Jongg Game

Location: Bagelz

Meets: A new group that meets twice a month

Contact: Marie Saccoccio, msacc@cox.net (401)789-7112 for more info and to RSVP

Group: Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Support Group

Location: South County Hospital Cancer Center Conference RM, 100 Kenyon Ave

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Contact: Donna Castricone, dcastricone@southcountyhealh.org or (401) 788-8568 

Group: Women's Cancer Support Group

Location: South Kingstown Senior Center, 25 St. Dominic Rd.

Meets: 4th Wednesday of the Month, 1:00PM-3:00PM

Contact: Marie Saccoccio, msacc@cox.net or (401) 789-7112 for more info and to RSVP

Warwick

 

Group: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Support Groups

Location: Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway

Meets: Mondays, 2:30-4:00 PM Monthly 

Contact: To register or for more information, contact (401)415-4664 or email Info@HopeDementia.org

Group: Breast Cancer Support Group

Location: Kent Hospital, 455 Tollgate Rd., Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center Conference Rm.

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Contact: Kent Hostpital, (401) 736-3737

Group: Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Location: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane

Meets: 1st Saturdays of every month

Contact: Mirna Sangiovanni, (401)954-6107 ri@imfsupport.org 

East Greenwich

 

Group: Women’s Support Group

Location: 1454 S. County Trail

Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM

Contact: Elaine McDonald, (401)444-0058 

Barrington 

 

Group: Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care (Off Site Locations) Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Support Groups

Location: Atria Bay Spring Village, 147 Bay Spring Avenue

                     August 12

Meets: Monthly on Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30 PM 

Contact: To register or for more information, contact (401)415-4664 or email Info@HopeDementia.org

Greenville

 

Group: Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care (Off Site Locations) Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Support Groups

Location: The Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike

Meets: Monthly on Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 PM 

                August 1

Contact: To register or for more information, contact (401)415-4664 or email Info@HopeDementia.org

Fall River

 

Group: Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care (Off Site Locations) Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Support Groups

Location: Family Resource Center, 45 Rock St

Meets: Monthly on Fridays, 11:00-12:30 PM 

               July 19, August 2, August 16

Contact: To register or for more information, contact (401)415-4664 or email Info@HopeDementia.org

Smithfield

 

Group: Caregivers of Pediatric Patients C.A.R.E. Group

Contact: Erin Scott, erin@theizzyfoundation.org

Registration is Required: www.theizzyfoundation.org/calendar

Group: Landmark Cancer Center Support Group

Location: Landmark Medical Center, 116 Eddie Dowling Hwy (2nd Floor)

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of every month 4:00-5:00 PM

Contact: Lisa Cahee Stevens, (401)769-4100 ext.5985 lcaheestevens@primehealthcare.com 

Massachusetts 

 

Group: SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer)

Location:

1. Massachusetts General Hospital 

2. Cape Cod Hospital-Rehabilitation Center

3. Massachusetts General Danvers Northshore Cancer Center

Meets:

1. One Tuesday every other month at 6:00-7:30 PM

2. 1st Monday of every month at 1:00-2:30 PM

3. 2nd Tuesday of every month

Contact: Call 1-800-377-0928 

Online or Phone

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma https://www.lls.org/chapter-selection-page Scroll down the chapter list until you see “R” for Rhode Island. Both Massachusetts and Rhode Island support groups are listed.

For more information, contact Gayle Bagley, (508)810-1304 gayle.bagley@lls.org

Cancer Care (Cancercare.org) online and phone support groups offered, scroll down and select support groups. Registration is required.

For more information and registration, 1-800-813-4673 info@cancercare.org  

Bereavement Groups

 

Group: The Center for Hope & Healing Grief Support Groups

Location: Providence Office, 1085 North Main Street

Meets:

1. Loss of Spouse, Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    August 13

2. Loss of Child, Thursdays at 5:00-6:30 PM

    August 8, September 12

3. Mindfulness Meditation, Thursdays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    July 25, August 15

4. Caregiver Support Group, Wednesdays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)415-4200​

 

Location: Wakefield Office, 143 Main Street

Meets: 

1. General Grief, Thursdays at 1:30-3:00 PM

    July 18, August 15

2. Loss of Spouse, Thursday at 3:00-4:30 PM

    August 8

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)789-5200

Location: Greater Boston Office, 1324 Belmont Street, Suite 202

Meets:

1. General Grief, Tuesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

    August 6

Contact: For more information to register, please call (508)957-0200

 

Off-Site Locations (Rhode Island)

Location: Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI

Meets: 

1. General Grief, Thursdays at 5:00-6:30 PM

Contact: For more information, please call (401)942-1220 

 

Location: Atria Harborhill, 159 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief, Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    July 16, August 13

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)262-4373

Location: Saint Elizabeth Community, 1 St Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief Support Group with Guided Imagery, Thursdays at 1:00-2:30 PM

Contact: For more information, please call (401)471-6060

Location: Evergreen House Health Center Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1 Evergreen Drive East Providence, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief, Mondays at 3:00-4:30 PM

    August 5

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)438-3250

Location: Tockwotton on the Waterfront, 500 Waterfront Drive, East Providence, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief, Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

    July 31, August 28

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)272-5280

Location: Atria Lincoln Place, 612 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief, Mondays at 2:00-3:30 PM

     July 29, August 26

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)404-4560

Location: HopeHealth, 42 Valley Road, Middletown, RI

Meets:

1. Meditation, Mondays at 5:30-6:15 PM

    June 19, June 26

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)415-4200

Location: Hambly House, 30 Red Cross Avenue, Newport, RI

Meets:

1. Loss of Spouse, Tuesdays at 4:00-5:30 PM

    July 16, July 23, July 30

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)846-0698

Location: Beechwood North Kingstown Senior Center, 44 Beach Street, North Kingston, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief, Fridays at 1:30-3:30 PM

    July 19, August 16

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)268-1590

  

Location: AIDS Care Ocean State, 53 Tanner Street, Providence, RI

Meets:

1. LGBTQ General Grief, Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

    July 24, August 21

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)453-3103

 

Location: Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, 60 Valley Street #104, Providence, RI

Meets:

1. General Grief Support Group in Spanish, Mondays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    July 22, August 19

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)347-9093

Location: Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI

Meets:

1. Loss of Spouse, Tuesdays at 3:00-4:30 PM

    August 13

2. Loss of Parent, Mondays at 3:00-4:30 PM

    July 29, August 26

3. Loss of Sibling, Mondays at 5:30-7:00 PM

    July 29, August 26

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)272-1314​ 

Location: Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, 1 Moeller Place, Pawtucket, RI

Meets:

1. Pre-Teen/Teen Grief Suport Group, Mondays at 5:00-6:00 PM

Contact: For more information, please call (401)722-6271 

 

Location: Shri Yoga Studio, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI

Meets: 

1. Yoga for Grief & Healing, Wednesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)441-8600

New Participants only can attend for an 8-week session at no cost. This a safe group setting for gentle yoga and meditation practices (in chairs and on the floor) with group activities. Journals and other materials provided during class.

Location: Starbucks, 25 Pace Boulevard,Warwick, RI

Meets: 

1. Coffee and Connections, Thursdays at 4:00-5:30 PM

Contact: For more information, please call (401)823-9645

 

Location: Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway,Warwick, RI

Meets:

1. Loss of Spouse, Wednesdays at 3:00-4:30 PM

    August 14

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)468-4090

Location: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI

Meets: 

1. Soulful Signs, Wednesdays at 3:00-4:30 PM

    August 7

Contact: For more information to register, please call (401)739-5440

Off-Site Locations (Massachusetts)

Location: Family Resource Center at Family Service Association, 45 Rock Street, Fall River, MA

Meets:

1. General Grief, Mondays at 4:30-6:00 PM

    July 29, August 26

Contact: For more information to register, please call (508)567-1735

Location: New Bedford Child & Family Service, INC. 1061 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA

Meets:

1. Children and Teen Support Group, Mondays at 4:00-5:00 PM

    August 5

Contact: For more information to register, please call (508)996-8572

Location: The Branches of North Attleboro, 40 Robert F. Toner Boulevard, North Attleboro, MA

Meets:

1. General Grief, Thursdays at 12:00-1:30 PM

    August 1

Contact: For more information to register, please call (508)418-8286