Cancer Support Community serves Montana cancer survivors at any stage of diagnosis and survivorship, their families, and loved ones through programming all offered free of charge.
Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help, especially if you don’t know what you need. We get it. That’s why we make it easy to get started at Cancer Support Community, so you can find the customized support you need in our warm, welcoming environment. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
During a New Participant Meeting, you will learn about the history of CSCMT, our organization’s mission, philosophy and values, take a tour of our center … then learn about the five cornerstones of our program of support. These orientation sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about CSCMT, whether you are living with cancer, moving into post-treatment, a caregiver or have lost someone to cancer, our program has something for you.
Fill out the New Participant Form or call (406) 582-1600 to get started.
Participate in the wide variety of programs on our calendar – from topic-specific educational sessions to nutrition classes to yoga and social events – and meet others in the CSCMT community. All programs are free.
NOTE: Support group participation requires meeting with a facilitator, which is a one hour meeting to discuss your specific needs, learn how the support group works, so that you feel comfortable attending your first group. Call (406) 582-1600 to set up a time.
Ninety-five percent of our members say coming to CSC has had a positive impact on their lives:
- 88% feel less lonely
- 87% feel less stressed
- 86% are less afraid
- 85% feel able to face the future positively
- 83% feel more in control of their lives
- 100% receive our programs for free
So, step through our red doors and join the CSCMT community. (Did we mention that all of our programs and services are offered free of charge?)
We look forward to meeting you.
What is Cancer Support Community?
Cancer Support Community is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive psychological and social support to people with cancer and their families. Our services include weekly support groups, educational workshops, mind/body/spirit programs, exercise and stress management programs, nutrition management, and networking/social activities.
Who comes to Cancer Support Community?
Individuals with cancer who desire to improve the quality of their lives and be an active partner along with their physicians and healthcare team. Men and women of all ages and all types of cancer diagnoses are welcome. People who have had cancer and have completed medical treatments also attend to maintain their health while focusing on survivorship issues. Family, friends and support persons are also welcome. No referral is needed to participate in the programs and services.
Can support people come even if the person with cancer doesn’t want to?
Yes! We have specific groups designated for family and friends of a person with cancer. Individuals can come and share their experiences, learn ways to effectively support the person with cancer, and also learn how to take care of themselves during the process. We offer the support person an array of support groups, educational workshops and stress management programs.
What does it cost to participate?
Absolutely nothing! All programs and services offered at Cancer Support Community are FREE OF CHARGE. Cancer Support Community is a not-for-profit organization supported by community-minded individuals and businesses, charitable foundations and special fundraising events.
How do I become involved in the programs at Cancer Support Community?
We invite you to attend one of our Newcomers’ Orientation Meetings to learn more about the programs and services we offer. The meetings are held weekly and are led by a cancer survivor that has been involved in our program. Please refer to our program calendar for exact dates and times.
Do participants follow a specific program?
Participants at Cancer Support Community are able to choose the programs/services that they feel most comfortable with and that will help to improve their own well-being. Participants are never asked to participate in any program that they are not comfortable with. Some may choose to simply visit Cancer Support Community rather than be alone.
Are medical services available at Cancer Support Community?
No. Cancer Support Community does not have a medical staff. Individuals seek their own medical treatment as they deem necessary.
Is Cancer Support Community program an alternative to medical treatment?
No. The program is meant to support the treatment prescribed by the patient’s healthcare team and is not a substitute for conventional medical care. While the medical profession fights cancer on the physical front, Cancer Support Community helps people with cancer learn techniques to help them fight on the psychosocial front.