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

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 pages 14 - 18 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, SM

Caregiver Support Group Special Events
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Two-hour workshop: Experience the Art of Origami
Jane Abela is back by popular demand to showcase the beauty of paper sculpture and to demonstrate the skills required to create various designs.

Two-hour workshop: CareMaps
If you care for family or friends who need assistance because of illness, disability or aging, you are probably on the lookout for helpful strategies to cope successfully with the challenge. Discover how CareMaps can help you understand and improve your family’s experience.

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
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Children with cancer and their families are invited to join us for dinner, followed by age appropriate activities. Licensed counselors and social workers on hand. Information in English and Spanish; childcare for children under 4 years provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.346.3402 (English) or 805.346.3406 (Spanish).

General Support Group
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Join us for encouraging discussions led by Oncology Nurse Navigator, Carol Lowe, RN, OCN, and Tom Steffora, MA, LMFT, as we discuss the cancer journey and share valuable information and resources. For some patients, a cancer diagnosis leads them to re-examine their life stories as they seek to understand the role cancer plays in their lives, helping them to find peace.

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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An 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 share concerns and exchange information on topics related to all cancers, as well as general health care concerns.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Men’s Spanish Group • En Español:
Grupo de Apoyo Para Hombres con Cáncer y Sobrevivientes de Cáncer
Hombres encargados del cuidado de pacientes con cáncer y familiares (hombres) son bienvenidos. Tome la oportunidad de aprender e intercambiar información relacionada con todos los tipos de cáncer y así 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 and practical support to address the particular challenges of oral, head and neck cancer. Newly-diagnosed patients, survivors and their loved ones are welcome.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Warm Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Support Group
All levels are welcome; instructions, needles and yarn are provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Women’s Support Group
A support group for any woman who is a cancer patient or cancer survivor. Women 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