Emotional Support
Emotional Support

Cancer Support Community Montana offers emotional support through support groups, informal connection groups, and individual short-term counseling – all offered free of charge. Check out the program calendar to see the dates and times for upcoming emotional support programs, as well as other group details, and facilitator information.

Support groups provide an opportunity for people with shared experiences to connect, share resources, and develop healthy coping strategies. All support groups are led by licensed mental health professionals.

For privacy reasons, links for emotional support programs are not listed on the online calendar. Contact Cancer Support Community Montana to learn more and see if a support group is right for you.

Current Offerings

Support Groups

BLOOD CANCER CONNECTIONS

Join us for a networking support group that provides discussion and education on treatment and survivorship for blood cancers. Survivors, caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 12-1pm

BOSOM BUDDIES (BREAST CANCER)

Join us for a support group focused on people with a breast cancer diagnosis at any stage and during any survivorship phase. Connecting with others that share a similar experience can help provide empowerment throughout your cancer experience.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 5:30-7pm

CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SUPPORT

Whether you finished treatment yesterday or ten years ago, managing the physical, mental, and emotional changes brought about by the cancer experience can be challenging. In this group fellow survivors connect, empathize, encourage, and share their wisdom.

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 12-1pm

FRIENDS, FAMILY, & CAREGIVER CONNECTION

Caregivers must practice self-care and balance during challenging times. Family members, friends, and caregivers can find connections and share personal experiences, concerns, and encouragement in this support group.

Meets 1st Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

GYN CANCER SUPPORT

Connection and encouragement are essential for those that have been diagnosed with cancer. This group of people with gynecological cancers encourage support and helps focus on the benefits of connecting with others who are going through similar experiences.

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays 12-1:30pm

METASTATIC CANCER SUPPORT

Join the discussion and learn how to reduce anxiety and manage uncertainty, all while connecting with other Montanans living with metastatic/stage IV cancer.

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 12-1pm

LIVING WITH LOSS

Grief is often an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Living with Loss is open to all who have lost someone, regardless of whether the loss was cancer-related. This weekly group provides a space for those in bereavement to share experiences, challenges, and support with others who can relate.

Meets Every Wednesday 5:30-7pm

CANCER TREATMENT SUPPORT

While modern cancer treatments are more effective than ever, they still often lead to unpleasant, life-altering side effects. This support group offers a space for those in treatment to connect, share resources, and develop healthy coping strategies.

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays 12-1pm

PROSTATE CONNECTION

This networking group for men with prostate cancer provides an opportunity to discuss information and learn more about survivorship.

Meets 4th Wednesday 6-7pm

YOUNG SURVIVORS CONNECTION

While they often have great support systems, young cancer survivors can benefit from talking with others who can relate. This group provides cancer survivors and/or those living with cancer under 50(ish) with a place to share information and connect.

Meets 2nd Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

Current Offerings

Informal Support Programs

Informal Support Programs are a networking group providing opportunity for connection, information sharing, and discussion for cancer survivors with a shared experience.

MEN’S DINNER – Bozeman

Enjoy a casual dinner to connect with other men going through a similar experience. Dinner, including a vegetarian option, is provided and will be served in a socially distanced setting. All male participants living with cancer and/or cancer survivors are welcome. Register online or at 406.582.1600.

Meets 2nd Wednesday 5:30-7pm

YOUNG SURVIVORS’ DINNER – Bozeman

For those under 50, it can be hard to find others in a similar life stage who understand the cancer experience. Join fellow survivors for a fun, informal dinner served in a socially distanced setting (omnivore and veggie options provided) and meet other young folks who can relate. Friends, family, and caregivers welcome when accompanied by a survivor. Register online or at 406-582-1600.

Meets 4th Thursday 5:30-7pm

SUPPORT PERSONS’ DINNER – Bozeman

Loving someone with cancer can be almost as stressful as having cancer yourself. Join other spouses, partners, family members, friends, and loved ones for an informal dinner as they navigate the challenges of being a caregiver. Meat and veggie options will be provided in a socially distanced setting. Register online or at 406.582.1600.

Meets 3rd Wednesday 5:30-7pm

YOUNG ADULTS’ DINNER – Missoula

For those under 50, it can be hard to find others in a similar life stage who understand the cancer experience. Join us for a fun, informal dinner served in a socially distanced setting (omnivore and veggie options provided) and meet other young folks who can relate. Register online or at 406-272-5709.

Meets 4th Monday 5:30-7pm

SUPPORT PERSONS’ DINNER – Missoula

Loving someone with cancer can be almost as stressful as having cancer yourself. Join other spouses, partners, family members, friends, and loved ones for an informal dinner as they navigate the challenges of being a caregiver. Meat and veggie options will be provided in a socially distanced setting. Register online or at 406.272.5709.

Meets 3rd Wednesday 5:30-7pm

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