Programs and services are offered free of charge to ensure that we do not increase the financial burden of those already dealing with life-threatening issues.
To get more information about any of the below support groups please contact us via the method most comfortable for you:
Visit: You are welcome to stop by and visit any of our facilities from Monday through Thursday, anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM and we will gladly give you a tour and tell you more about our free cancer support programs. No appointment is necessary.
These groups are the mainstay of our support programs here at Cancer Support Community Delaware. Facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist, these groups are exclusively for people with cancer. During these weekly groups, you can explore new ways of dealing with the physical and emotional problems associated with cancer. The groups are two hours long and are offered at a variety of times during the day and night to accommodate the different schedules of our participants.
Additional Support Groups
These support programs are designed to meet the unique needs of the primary caregiver of the person with cancer. These groups are usually held simultaneously with our participant groups so that both the person with cancer and their caregiver can benefit from our services at the same time. Family groups deal with handling the various needs placed on a family member or loved one when someone close to them has cancer.
Site Specific Support Groups
These support programs are either site-specific or issue-specific. For example, someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer may wish to speak to another person who has also been newly diagnosed with the same type of cancer. For this reason, we offer a variety of site-specific support groups including breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer to name a few.
Young Adult Survivors Group
This bi-monthly support group is for young adults (ages 18-39) with cancer in any stage of treatment and beyond. Young adult cancer brings a unique set of challenges and this group will explore the physical, emotional and social effects exclusive to young adult cancer.
These support groups are for anyone who has lost a loved one from cancer. They focus on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. See program calendar for the following offerings: The Next Step, and Living with Loss. Times vary by county.
These programs provide our adult participants with a supportive environment in which to be creative and express their cancer journey. Current research indicates that the use of expressive arts as part of a holistic treatment plan helps cancer patients reduce pain, improve relaxation and increase their sense of connection with others.