Support for Women
Cancer Survivorship Support Group
If you have finished treatment and have questions about the future, long-term side effects from treatment - both physically and emotionally - this group is for you. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 5 – 6 p.m. at the RiverBend Cancer Services Wellness Center. For more information, please call Judy Kobb at 574-287-4197.
Woman to Woman
An education and support group for breast cancer survivors. For more information, please call 574-257-9789.
When: Second Wednesday of the month
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka
A breast cancer support group.
When: Third Thursday of the month
Call for time and location
Support group for women with gynecological cancer. Group meets the first Monday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the St. Joseph Cancer Institute, Pavilion II, 707 E. Cedar Street, South Bend. For more information, please call Nancy White at 574-259-4922.
A program designed to increase the compliance rate of women over 40 in getting a mammogram. For more information, call 574-257-9789.
Road to Recovery
American Cancer Society volunteer drivers provide free transportation for cancer patients. Road to Recovery volunteers can drive patients to and from treatments, cancer screenings and cancer-related checkups. For more information, please call 877-499-4673.
Reach to Recovery
Volunteer breast cancer survivors provide support and share experiences in a one-on-one visitation program for women with breast cancer. For more information, call 877-499-4673 or 574-257-9789.
Companions on the Journey
A cancer survivor support group.
Contact: Georgette Griffee at 574-243-3435.
When: Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Where: Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 Ironwood Rd., South Bend
Look Good...Feel Better
This program provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer treatments. This training includes hands-on instruction on makeup, skin care and suggestions for using wigs, turbans, scarves and nail care. Cosmetics are provided FREE OF CHARGE and facilitated by trained, licensed cosmetologists (American Cancer Society volunteers). Free wigs are provided at the end of Look Good…Feel Better class. Women are invited to try on new wigs and choose one to take home FREE OF CHARGE. Registration is requested. Space is limited. To register, call 877-499-1673.
Adult Blood Cancer
Adult blood related cancers (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndrome). For more information, call 800-846-7764. Contact: Abbie Pancoast.
When: Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Memorial Leighton Center, 534 N. Michigan St., South Bend
Michiana Multiple Myeloma Support Group
This group was started by a South Bend resident who has been living with MM for 16 years, along with an advisory board of caretakers and survivors. Our facilitators are Dawn Case (CMT, MSN, FNP-BC) and Cyndi Sofhauser (Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC).
When: Fourth Wednesday of every month
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph County Public Library, The Dickinson Room (Lower Level); 304 South Main St., South Bend (corner of Main and Wayne). Parking just south of the building. Visit www.michianammsupportgroup.org or contact Sandra Winicur at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 574-288-5372.
Head & Neck Cancer
Nutone Laryngectomy Club. For more information, contact Jill Ross at 574-647-7333 or RiverBend Cancer Services at 574-287-4197.
A FREE, on-site smoking cessation program offered to local businesses. Registration is required by calling 574-257-9789.