Emotional Support
Emotional Support

Cancer Support Community 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 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 welcome. Facilitated by Joelle Steller, PCLC, NCC.

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 phase of survivorship. Connecting with others that share a similar experience can help provide empowerment throughout your cancer experience. Facilitated by Vanessa Clark, LCSW.

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SUPPORT

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

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 12-1pm

FRIENDS & FAMILY CONNECTIONS

It is vital that caregivers practice self-care and balance during challenging times. Family members, friends, and caregivers can find connection and share personal experiences, concerns, and encouragement with each other in this support group. Facilitated by McKenna Fromm, SWLC.

Meets 3rd Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

GYN CANCER SUPPORT

Connection and encouragement are important for those that have been diagnosed with cancer. This group of women encourage, support, and help focus on the benefits of connecting with others who are going through similar experiences. Facilitated by Wendy Gwinner, MSW, LCSW.

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. Facilitated by Joelle Steller, PCLC, NCC.

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 12-1pm

PROSTATE CONNECTION

This networking group for men with prostate cancer provides an opportunity to discuss information and learn more about survivorship. Facilitated by Steve Wellington, LCSW.

Meets 4th Wednesday 6-7pm

YOUNG MEN’S CONNECTION

While they often have great support systems, young cancer survivors can benefit from talking with others who can relate. This group provides male cancer survivors under 45(ish) with a place to share information and connect. Facilitated by Katelyn Armstrong, LCPC.

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Current Offerings

Informal Connection Groups

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

MEN’S CONNECTION

This casual meeting provides an opportunity for men to connect with other men going through a similar cancer experience. All male cancer survivors welcome!

YOUNG WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Women under the age of 50 who are diagnosed with cancer, at any stage of treatment are welcome to join this networking group providing information and discussion.

** While our Zoom platform is HIPPA protected, due to public zoom link postings on our website calendar, we cannot ensure 100% privacy protection for exercise programs and educational talks.