Mission Hope Cancer Center
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support groups

All the activities listed here are offered to the community FREE of charge, many on a regular monthly basis.

GETTING STARTED

Patient Orientation Class For Mission Hope Patients

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Are you new to the Mission Hope family? A cancer diagnosis often requires navigating an unfamiliar world. You are invited to get to know us and our services so we can take this journey together. A mandatory meeting for cancer patients, families and caregivers.

Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
By appointment:
Please call 805.219.4673 (English)
Please call 805.346.3406 (Spanish)

* For dates, times and locations, please download the Classes and Programs Calendar from page10 - 14 of our Newsletter.

Bereavement Support Group
Providing a safe place to express your feelings and begin working through the grieving process.
Mission Hope Cancer Center
For more information, please call Jenni Davis: 346.3402

Caregiver Support Group
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A forum for people to get together with those who understand their concerns, share helpful strategies, lend support and encouragement.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Family Night Support Group
Dinner, activities and information for children with cancer and their families (in English and Spanish). Licensed counselors and social workers on hand; childcare provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.346.3402 (English) or 805.346.3406 (Spanish).

iTHRIVE ® Support Group
An opportunity for our iTHRIVE users to share experiences, tips, information and thoughts about our online wellness program.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
By Reservation Only; please call 805.346.3469

Journaling Group
Many people find expressing their feelings in a journal to be healing— especially when coping with a challenge like cancer. Join us!
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Kids Support Circle
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kids support circleAn activity group for the kids of parents/grandparents with cancer to make friends and learn coping skills for living with cancer in the family. Provides a safe, enjoyable place where children can express themselves using art and games.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Lymphoma, Leukemia & Multiple Myeloma (LL&MM) (All Blood Cancer Support Group)
Established to help individuals and their families cope with diagnosis, before, during and after treatment.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Men’s Cancer Discussion Group
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An opportunity to discuss issues, share concerns and exchange information on topics related to all cancers, as well as general health care concerns and trends.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Men’s Spanish Group • En Español:
Grupo de Apoyo Para Hombres con Cáncer y Sobrevivientes de Cáncer
Hombres encargados del cuidado de pacientes con cancer y familiares (hombres) son bienvenidos. Tome la oportunidad de aprender e intercambiar informacion relacionada con todos los tipos de cáncer y asi como el cuidado de su salud.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Favor de llamar para una reservación a 805.346.3406

SPOHNC, Santa Maria (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.)
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These meetings offer information for the particular challenges of oral, head and neck cancer. Newlydiagnosed patients, survivors and their loved ones are welcome.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Warm Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Support Group
All levels are welcome to join. Instructions, needles and yarn are provided for beginners.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Women’s Support Group
Cancer patients and/or survivors gather together to share their experiences and support each other throughout their cancer journey.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.346.3469