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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

Astrazeneca Hope Lodge Center
This two 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.

125 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
*Please enter building through front (South Huntington) entrance
Free parking in back on first come first serve basis. Street parking & MBTA also available.

Facilitators: Annette Quinn, LICSW and Kathleeen 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

D’Amour Center for Cancer Care
3350 Main Street, Room 3228
Springfield, MA
Facilitator: Sarah Aasheim, LCSW
413-687-1698
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:00pm*
*Note: There will not be a meeting in July. Summer dates are Tuesday, June 10 and Tuesday, August 12.

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 June meeting will be held on June 19 (instead of June 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
Second Thursday of the month, 5:30pm

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

CONNECTICUT

Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
Facilitator: Jan Lenkoski-Mueller, LCSW
203-200-3354
Second Thursday of the month, 5:30pm

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

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