Support Groups


A support group is the perfect place to meet others who understand what you’re going through. Share information, experiences, and support in a warm, welcoming environment.

We have groups for those who’ve been diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, and groups for men whose spouse or partner was diagnosed.

Our support groups are unique. They are all “peer-to-peer” groups. This means everyone in the room has heard the words “you have cancer.” For the men’s groups, it means everyone in the room has faced this with their spouse or partner.

All groups are led by peer facilitators. Some are led by the Peer Counselors on our staff. Others are led by volunteer peer facilitators (breast or ovarian cancer survivors) who are trained and supervised by our Peer Counselors.

We offer 11 different monthly support groups for those who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Our in-person groups meet at locations in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. We also have two telephone groups that take place via national toll-free teleconference, making them available regardless of where you live.

We also offer ongoing Open Discussions aimed at bringing together people who have unique or specific issues they would like to to discuss. Examples include a Young Women’s Open Discussion, and discussions for men whose lives have been impacted by a spouse or partner going through breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Open Discussions are always led by peer facilitators who’ve had similar experiences.

Still have questions? We’ll be happy to help you find a group that’s right for you!

To learn how a support group can be helpful, read this article.

To learn more or to register (pre-registration is required), call our Peer Counselors at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Note: Times listed for all support groups are NY time. While we make every effort to adhere to the schedules listed below, on occasion we need to make changes due to holidays and such. Click here for the most up-to-date schedules.


Monthly Support Groups

Breast, Ovarian, or Gynecological Cancer Support Groups

Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. We all know there are many common factors to any cancer diagnosis. Join us as we discuss all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 1st Thursday of each month, 10 – 11 am
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

WHEN: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Chappaqua, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10 – 11 am
WHERE: Hopewell Junction, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

WHEN: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Carmel, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

WHEN 4th Wednesday of each month, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Rye, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

WHEN: 4th Thursday of each month, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Poughkeepsie, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)


Breast Cancer Support Group

Open to women with breast cancer. Join a group of women who have also heard the words “you have breast cancer” as we discuss issues pertaining to all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 3rd Monday of each month, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Cortlandt Manor, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)


Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group

Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer who are living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic disease. Join us as we discuss all aspects of living with advanced stage cancer. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 3rd Friday of each month, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY (Switched to ZOOM videoconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)


National Toll-Free Telephone Support Group: Ovarian or Gynecological Cancer

Open to women with ovarian or gynecological cancer. Join us as we discuss issues pertaining to all stages of diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment. Participate from the comfort of your own home. This national toll-free teleconference group is open to women across the country. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7 – 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: Via national toll-free teleconference. Call in advance for instructions.


National Toll-Free Telephone Support Group: Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer

Open to women who are living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic breast cancer. Participate from the comfort of your own home. This national toll-free teleconference group is open to women across the country. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 1st Monday of each month. 7 – 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: Via national toll-free teleconference. Call in advance for instructions.


Ongoing Open Discussions

Young Women’s Open Discussion

Open to women nationwide, ages 20 – 40 years old, who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Connect with other young women to discuss the unique challenges faced by those diagnosed at a young age. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: Meets 5-6 times/year. View this page or our calendar for upcoming sessions and more info.
WHERE: ZOOM video conference

7 Years Or More Post-Diagnosis: An Open Discussion

Open to people nationwide who were diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer 7 or more years ago. Connect with others who understand the unique concerns and challenges that can come with long-term survivorship. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: Meets 4-5 times/year. View this page or our calendar for upcoming sessions and more info.
WHERE: ZOOM video conference

It’s Okay to Grieve, Let’s Talk: For Men Living With Loss

Open to men nationwide who have lost a spouse or partner to breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Connect with other men who understand what you’ve been through during this open discussion. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: View this page or our calendar for upcoming sessions and more info.
WHERE: ZOOM video conference


For Men Only: Let’s Talk

Open to men nationwide that have a spouse or partner going through breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Connect with other men who have similar experiences during this open discussion. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: Meets 4 times/year. View this page or our calendar for upcoming sessions and more info.
WHERE: ZOOM video conference