Support Services

Counseling and Social Work Services

Living Well oncology-trained and licensed counselors and social workers specialize in supporting individuals, families and children impacted by cancer. They are available to provide support to you, at any phase of cancer care.

 

Counseling

The emotional experience of cancer treatment can be as challenging as the physical part. Our team of counseling professionals can help you discuss your thoughts, feelings and reactions to a diagnosis. Counseling services are available in-person and virtual. To schedule an initial consultation, please email counseling@livingwellcrc.org

 

Social work

Living Well’s licensed social workers connect patients to resources and education to help reduce stress and remove barriers to care. Resources are available to help you with:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Managing household finances
  • Employment challenges

Social workers are also available to help you cope after a diagnosis and treatment changes. To connect with a Living Well social worker, please email socialwork@livingwellcrc.org.

 

 

Support Groups

Connect with others who understand your cancer journey and learn new ways to cope and handle difficult situations. Register for support groups at livingwell.nm.org.

 

Scanxiety Drop-In Group 

Virtual: First and Third Mondays of each month, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This virtual drop-in group gives you an opportunity to process your anxiety. You can also learn strategies to help manage the stress that is commonly experienced while waiting for tests, scans, or test results. We encourage you to join anytime you are experiencing “scanxiety.”

 

Caregiver Support

In Person Warrenville: First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Virtual: Second and Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In Person Geneva: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group embraces the importance of those dedicated to caring for loved ones who are living with cancer. You will have opportunities to network with other caregivers in similar situations.

 

Facing Cancer Together (FACT)

In Person Warrenville: First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Virtual: Second and Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In Person Geneva: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open to any patient who is newly diagnosed, in treatment, completing treatment, or living with cancer as a chronic illness. This support group is for people with any type or stage of cancer.

 

Good Grief

Virtual: First Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In Person Geneva: Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Navigating life after loss is challenging but having the support of others who understand can help you. This group provides emotional support and connection for people who have experienced the loss of an adult loved one to cancer in the past 18 months.

 

Men’s Networking Groups

In Person Geneva: Monday, January 22nd and Monday, March 25th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

In Person Warrenville: Monday, February 26th and Monday, April 22nd 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Connect with other men affected by cancer in their lives. These drop-in groups will meet each month.

 

Head and Neck

In Person Warrenville: Wednesday, January 10th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Open to anyone diagnosed with head and neck cancer and caregivers. You will have opportunities to share personal experiences, coping strategies and receive education and information about treatment and post treatment changes.

 

Spanish-Speaking Support Group

In Person Warrenville: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group is for patients and caregivers whose primary language is Spanish and who have been affected by cancer.

 

Grupo de apoyo en español

En Persona Warrenville: Segundo miercoles de cada mes, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Este grupo de apoyo es para pacientes y cuidadores cuyo idioma principal es el español y que han sido afectados por el cáncer.

 

Breast: General

Virtual: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In Person Geneva: Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This group offers an opportunity for you and others with a breast cancer diagnosis to come together and support each other through diagnosis, treatment, and early survivorship.

 

Breast: Mastectomy

In Person Geneva: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group is open to any person who has had or will have a mastectomy. It is designed to support you and others as you process the physical and emotional impact of a mastectomy.

 

Join us for a special presentation!

In person (Geneva): Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, 6:30 – 8:00pm

  • Hidden Scars: Emotional Impact of Mastectomy and Cancer-Related Experiences

Experience a heartfelt journey that explores the impact of mastectomy and how it affects your emotions before and after surgery.

There will be time for questions and conversation.

People affected by any type of cancer are welcome, including families and caregivers.

 

Breast: Metastatic

Virtual: Second Monday of each month, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Support and connection with others who understand the challenges of living with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

 

Gynecological

Virtual: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, or another gynecological cancer, this group gives you and others an opportunity to come together and support one another through diagnosis, treatment, early survivorship, and maintenance.

 

Young Adult Support

Virtual: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This support group provides support and education to young adults ages 18 to 40 who have a diagnosis of cancer.

 

Brain Tumor

In Person Warrenville: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: January 24th, February 28th, March 27th, and April 24th

This group provides support and education to patients of all ages who have a diagnosis of a primary brain tumor. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

 

 

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