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Support Groups and Services

Art for the Soul
Creative techniques to foster better health while coping with cancer.  No art experience required

Dates:  Meetings are held the first, third and fifth Thursday of every month.
Time:  10 a.m. to noon
Location:  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4th floor conference room
Contact:  Jennifer Higgins, MSW, 714.456.5235
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Brain Tumor Education and Support Group
This group is for individuals diagnosed with a brain tumor and those who support them. The focus of the group will be both education and support. Some meetings will include a speaker; others an opportunity to share with each other.

Dates:  Meetings are held the second Monday of every month.
Time:  6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4th floor conference room
Contact:  Donna Baker, LCSW, 714.456.8609.

“Buddy” Program
The “Buddy” program matches newly diagnosed individuals and those who are experiencing stress related to their diagnosis with other cancer patients of similar age, gender, and diagnosis.  Each “buddy” is trained to provide support for patients with this complex disease.

Contact:  To speak with someone who has a similar diagnosis or if you would like to be a "buddy" please call 714.456.3989.

CancerCare: Connect® Education Workshops
CancerCare’s leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information in one-hour workshops over the telephone or online.  Workshops are free of charge — no phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required to secure your place on the call. To register for a workshop, go to www.cancercare.org.

Korean Women's Support Group

Help and support for Korean-speaking women who are coping with a cancer diagnosis.

Dates:  Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month
Time:  3 to 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4th floor conference room

Look Good, Feel Better

Learn make-up, hairstyling and grooming techniques that can help you deal with changes in appearance that may occur due to treatment.  Location: 4th Floor Conference Room from 10 AM – 12 PM.
To RSVP, contact American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Patients, family members and friends are encouraged to join us at this meeting.

Dates:  Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month
Time:  7 to 9 p.m.
Location:  Neuropsychiatric Center (Building 3), Room 101
Contact:  Kelly Cox, 800.452.2873, Ext. 233

Young Adult Support Group
A special educational support group for individuals with any cancer diagnosis, ages 18-39.  Group meets quarterly, the third Wednesday of Jan, April, July & October 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the 4th Floor Conference Room.  For more info contact Annie Huhnerkoch, MSW at 714-456-7057 or ahuhnerk@uci.edu
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