Winship Cancer Institute hosts cancer-specific and topical support groups throughout each month on the Emory campus. These groups are facilitated by licensed social workers, registered nurses, and other professionals. More information on our support groups appears below.
A national survey of The Wellness Community support group participants revealed:
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Facilitator: Hilary Cohen
RSVP to Hilary at (404) 778-5535
BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Facilitator: Karen Shires, RN, OCN
Location: Emory Clinic Building B, Conference Room B2200
Free Parking. Light Lunch will be provided.
RSVP required. Call Maxine Brown at (404) 778-3091.
BREAST CANCER EDUCATION CLASS
- for newly diagnosed
Meetings are weekly on Tuesday from 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Education and information for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Flyer
Registration required. Call Mary Brookhart (404) 778-PINK (7465) Option #3 to register and for location and details.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUNG WOMEN
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Intended for patient/survivor-only participation - Caregivers are invited quarterly.
Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Winship Building C, Patient Resource Center, 1st floor, Room C1166B
Facilitator: Rebecca Sizemore, LCSW
RSVP appreciated to Rebecca (404) 778-5926
A support group designed to provide guidance and understanding for those who take on the privilege of supporting the patient.
Facilitators: d Carol Rivera, ACBSW
For meeting location, RSVP to Carol (404)-778-4593
CLIMB (Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery)
Meets for 6 consecutive weeks - The group is for children, ages 6-11, who have a parent or grandparent with cancer. Separate group for parents, meets at the same time.
Facilitator: Rebecca Sizemore, LCSW
To reserve a space for the next session, call Rebecca at (404)778-5926.
FREEDOM FROM SMOKING (Smoking cessation program) - Open to patients, survivors, caregivers and staff
Location: Call for locations and times
Facilitator: Jim Hankins, LCSW & Rebecca Sizemore, LCSW
For more information contact: Rebecca (404) 778-5926
GYN ONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUP
Meets 3rd Monday of every month
Facilitators: Joy McCall, LMSW
Location: Winship Building C, 2nd floor, Conference Room C2006
RSVP appreciated to Joy (404) 778-5899
HEAD AND NECK - SPOHNC ATLANTA
LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER
(Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer)
Meets the last Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00. Building C, 3rd floor conference room
A patient directed self-help organization dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical and humanistic needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers.
Facilitator: Martha Ryan, NP at Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about skincare and the use of color cosmetics among friends.
Meets the 4th Monday of the month
Location: Winship Building C, 1st floor, Patient & Family Resource Center
Facilitator: Dedra Allen, Jdoah Salon - Midtown Atlanta
RSVP appreciated to (888) 227-6333 M-F 8am-8pm
MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
Facilitators: Alice Mullins, LCSW
Location: Winship Building C, Patient Resource Center 1st floor, Room C1166B
RSVP: Alice (404) 778-5559
Learn about the role of nutrition during cancer treatment and survivorship. Topics include managing treatment side-effects, the role of a healthy lifestyle after cancer diagnosis and weight loss management.
Facilitator: Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Additional details: (404) 778-5646
PAINT YOUR POTTERY
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
RSVP to Hilary Cohen at (404) 778-5535
PANCREATIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: RSVP Required
Meets 1st Thursday of each month
Facilitator: Maggie Hughes, LMSW
RSVP: Maggie (404) 778-5976
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Facilitator: Jim Hankins, MSW, LCSW
For more information, call William at (404) 778-5933.
SOUTHEASTERN BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION SUPPORT GROUP at Emory Midtown Hospital
Meets the 2nd or 3rd Friday of each month - call for exact dates
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Emory University Hospital Midtown - Glenn Building, 2nd floor, Classroom #1
Facilitators: Farnaz Arabshahi, FNP-C, Ellen McKenzie, RN, OCN & Valerie Henderson, MSW
RSVP to Farnaz at (404) 668-9551 - Free Parking, light refreshments provided.