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Our Breast Cancer Resource Center’s support groups meet throughout the year and empower those diagnosed with breast cancer. We believe no one should face breast cancer alone. Our groups are a safe place to share, be uplifted, exchange ideas, get informed, gain daily strength, explore handling different situations, embrace one another, and move forward in your personal journey.

Facilitators help you face the challenges that may have the feeling overwhelmed, afraid, and alone. It is an opportunity to connect with others who are in similar situations.

Most groups meet at the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Bramwell House’s comfortable living room at the YWCA Princeton located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ, 08540. (Park behind the YWCA on Paul Robeson Place. Bramwell House is a large red house off the smaller parking lot.)

Our support groups include: “Coping with Breast Cancer,” “Beyond Breast Cancer,” “Young Survivors” for women under age 40, “Advanced Breast Cancer”, and “Angeles Rosados” conducted in Spanish. We also provide a woman-to-woman network and private counseling with a licensed clinical social worker specializing in breast cancer. To register or to identify which group would be best for you, just give us a call at (609) 497-2100 ext. 349.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Groups

Coping With Breast Cancer Support Group

This 6-week program is designed specifically to support women who are in active treatment, and those diagnosed less than 1 year ago, to cope with the short and medium-term effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Weekly discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group, and may include making treatment decisions, communication, managing hair loss and fatigue, fears of recurrence, loss of control, self esteem, body image, loss of independence, employment issues, chemo-brain, post-treatment anxiety, and more.

Registration is required as the group will be closed to new participants after the first meeting. A minimum of 8 women is required to register for this six-week program before it can begin. To register or for more information, call (609) 497-2100 ext. 349.

  • Facilitator: Elsje Reiss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Dates/Time: Please check our class listings
  • Location: Bramwell House Living Room, YWCA Princeton

Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group

Beyond Breast Cancer is an ongoing support group for breast cancer survivors. Monthly meetings will help breast cancer survivors cope with the medium and long term effects of breast cancer and its treatment, while also focusing on practical ways to move beyond breast cancer and return to wellness. Discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group and may include fear of recurrence, post-treatment anxiety, coping with long term treatment side-effects, employment issues, genetic testing, communicating with family, healthy lifestyle changes, and more.

This group is open to new members at any time. Please call before attending the first time.

  • Facilitator: Elsje Reiss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Dates/Time: 4th Monday of each month 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Location: Bramwell House Living Room, YWCA Princeton

Young Survivors Support Group

BCRC and Young Survivor Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have teamed up to bring you a monthly peer-facilitated support group addressing the unique concerns of women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Young women at any stage of their breast cancer journey are welcome to attend. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with other young women who have face breast cancer.

This group is open to new members at any time. *For information and registration, please contact Jodi at 609-947-0654 or jhinverso@gmail.com.

  • Facilitator: Facilitator: Jodi Inverso
  • Dates/Time: 4th Wednesday of each month 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Location: Bramwell House Living Room, YWCA Princeton

Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group

Beyond Breast Cancer is an ongoing support group for breast cancer survivors. Monthly meetings will help breast cancer survivors cope with the medium and long term effects of breast cancer and its treatment, while also focusing on practical ways to move beyond breast cancer and return to wellness. Discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group and may include fear of recurrence, post-treatment anxiety, coping with long term treatment side-effects, employment issues, genetic testing, communicating with family, healthy lifestyle changes, and more.

This group is open to new members at any time. Please call before attending the first time.

  • Facilitator: Elsje Reiss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Dates/Time: 2nd & 4th Monday of each month 12:30-2:00 PM
  • Location: Bramwell House Living Room, YWCA Princeton

Angeles Rosados Latina

This monthly peer-facilitated support group is conducted in Spanish and addresses the unique concerns of Latina women diagnosed with breast cancer. Find encouragement, hope, and practical information about breast cancer in a culturally comfortable environment. Women of any age diagnosed with breast cancer at any stage are welcome to attend.

This group is open to new members. For information and registration, please contact Ingrid Rincon 262-423– 7746 or Olga Berrio 908-240-7726.

  • Facilitator: Ingrid Rincon & Olga Berrio
  • Dates/Time: 3rd Saturday of each month - time varies
  • Location: Varies

Este grupo de apoyo facilitados mensualmente se realiza en español y aborda los problemas propios de las mujeres latinas diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama. Encuentra ánimo, esperanza, e información práctica sobre el cáncer de mama en un ambiente culturalmente cómoda. Las mujeres de cualquier edad con diagnóstico de cáncer de mama en cualquier etapa están invitados a asistir.

Este grupo está abierto a nuevos miembros. Para más información y registro, por favor póngase en contacto con Ingrid Rincón 262-423 - 7746 o 908-240-7726 Olga Berrio.

  • Facilitadores: Ingrid Rincon & Olga Berrio
  • Fechas / Hora: 3er sábado de cada mes - tiempo varía
  • Ubicación: Varía

Woman-to-Woman Network

You don’t have to deal with breast cancer alone! BCRC’s Woman-to-Woman Network will match you with a breast cancer survivor who has a similar medical history and lifestyle to yours. She can provide information and personal support to make your journey a little bit easier.

If you would like to be matched with a Woman-to-Woman Network volunteer, or become volunteer call (609) 497-2100 ext. 349. Training will be provided to those interested in becoming volunteers.

 

 

 






 
           

 


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YWCA Princeton
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone 609-497-2100, Fax 609-924-8644