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Support Groups

The Melanoma Foundation of New England sponsors free support groups for melanoma patients, survivors and caregivers. Download this brochure Melanoma Support Groups for more information about support group services.

Please pre-register prior to attending your first support group by contacting the group facilitator listed below.

FOR PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS:

MASSACHUSETTS

SkinCare Physicians
This three part session support group offers stage I and early stage II melanoma patients with an opportunity to connect with others who share similar cancer experiences in a supportive and educational based setting.

Monday, November 17th, Monday, December 1st, & Monday, December 8th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SkinCare Physicians
1244 Boylston Street – Route 9, Suite 103
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
*Complimentary parking is available on site. Pre-registration is required with group facilitator. Attendance is required at all three meetings.

Facilitators: Annette Quinn, LICSW and Kathleen Dufault, LPN
Email aquinn@mfne.org or call 800-557-6352 for upcoming dates.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
Room Smith 330
Facilitator: Nancy Bailey, RN
617-632-3599
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm
*Note: The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16th (instead of the 23rd)

D’Amour Center for Cancer Care
3350 Main Street, Room 3228
Springfield, MA
Facilitator: Sarah Aasheim, LCSW
Please call 978-371-5613 for more information.

Worcester
378 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA
Facilitator: Kathy Manfield, LICSW
800-557-6352
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm

Beverly Hospital – A Member of Lahey Health
85 Herrick Street
Beverly MA
Facilitator: Kelli Braga, LICSW
978-922-3000  ext. 2710
Second Thursday of the month, 6:00pm
*Note: The March meeting will be Thursday, March 19 (instead of Thursday, March 12)

Cancer Support Community
120 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA
Facilitator: Frank McCaffrey, LICSW
781-610-1490
Second Thursday of the month, 6:00pm

CONNECTICUT

Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
Facilitator: Jan Lenkoski-Mueller
203-200-3354
Contact Jan for dates and times.

TELEPHONIC SUPPORT GROUP

Open to all patients regardless of where they seek treatment
Facilitator: Deborah Steele, MA
603-650-7751
First Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm
Please call for more information and to register.

FOR CAREGIVERS:

MASSACHUSETTS

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
Facilitator: Frank McCaffrey, LICSW
617-617-667-3525
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm
Offered simultaneously w/ above group at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
*Note: The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16th (instead of the 23rd)

CONNECTICUT

Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
Facilitator: Jan Lenkoski-Mueller, LCSW
203-200-3354
Second Thursday of the month

Offered simultaneously w/ above group at Yale New Haven

TELEPHONIC SUPPORT GROUP

Facilitator: Kelli Braga, LICSW
978-922-3000 ext. 2710,
First Thursday of the month, 5:30pm
*Note: The November group will meet on Wednesday, November 5 (instead of Thursday, November 6).

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