The Breast and GYN Health Project sponsors support groups that provide emotional and social support for those newly diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, as well as those with post-treatment issues. The Project offers support groups focusing on breast cancer and gynecologic cancers. Each group has a specific focus area. All BGHP programs are free of charge. The meeting times of these groups may change. Please call 825-8345 to confirm or to add your name to our support group reminder call list. All groups are held at the Breast and GYN Health Project, 987 8th Street, corner of 8th and J, Arcata unless otherwise noted.
Advanced Disease Support Group
For people diagnosed with Stage IV breast, gynecologic, and other cancers.
Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Arcata Breast Cancer Support Group
For people newly diagnosed with breast cancer, those in treatment, and those recovering from treatment.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Expressive Writers Group
This is an ongoing writing group that was created to help us express ourselves, listen to others, acquire compassion for ourselves and our community and to heal our bodies and minds. The philosophy behind it is that the act of writing is healing as opposed to just writing about our adventures with Cancer. It is present in 10 week sessions, and drop-ins are welcome.
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 4-6 p.m.
Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
For people newly diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, those in treatment, and those recovering from treatment.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Young Women's Support Group
Support for women age 50 and younger.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.