Support Groups

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have made some changes to our programming. Please view our COVID-19 Updates for details.

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 12 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 offer two groups for men whose lives have been impacted by a spouse or partner going through breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. These groups offer men a chance to meet others who know what it’s like to have a loved one go through cancer. They meet several times a year. They are facilitated by volunteers, men whose spouse or partner was diagnosed.

All of our groups are free and confidential. Details are listed below.

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

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

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


Monthly Support Groups

Breast and Ovarian 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 am
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY (Switched to teleconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

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

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:15 am
WHERE: Hopewell Junction, NY (Switched to teleconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

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

WHEN: 4th Tuesday of each month, 7 pm
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY (Switched to teleconference Switched to teleconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)

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

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


Young Women’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Open to women nationwide, ages 20 – 40 years old, who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.

There is no age discrimination for cancer. Support Connection understands the unique challenges faced by those diagnosed at a young age. Join us and connect with other young women who are also dealing those challenges. See that you are not alone. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: 1st Thursday of each month, 7 pm
WHERE: To be held virtually until further notice. 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 pm
WHERE: Cortlandt Manor, NY (Switched to teleconference 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 pm
WHERE: Yorktown Heights, NY (Switched to teleconference until further notice, due to COVID-19. Call in advance for instructions.)


National Toll-Free Telephone Support Group: Ovarian 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, 8 pm (NY time)
WHERE: Via our National Teleconferencing service. 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 pm (NY time)
WHERE: Via our National Teleconferencing service. Call in advance for instructions.


Men’s Groups

Men’s Night Out: For Men Living With Loss

Open to men who have lost a spouse or partner to breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Meet other men who have also lost a spouse or partner to breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Spend a casual night out at a local restaurant while enjoying the good company of others who understand what you’ve been through. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 -8 pm NY time (*usually meets 4 times/year)
WHERE: ZOOM video conference. Open to men nationwide.


Wing Nite: For Men Only

Open to men that have a spouse or partner going through breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Come and relax for a night out with the guys at a local restaurant. Meet other men who know what it’s like to have a spouse or partner living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required. Call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 7 – 8 pm NY time (*usually meets 4 times/year)
WHERE: ZOOM video conference. Open to men nationwide. Details and registration here.