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OHSU/ACS Brain Tumor Support Group

American Cancer Society
0330 SW Curry Street
Portland, OR

This new support group provides a safe environment to connect with other patients and those caring for loved ones with brain tumors. There will be opportunity to share personal experiences, ways of coping, and resources with each other. The group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Please call our office at (503) 494-5626 to reserve your space.

UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center Brain Tumor Support Group

Crescent Hill Library
2762 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY

UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center and UofL Physicians – Restorative Neuroscience provide a free support group for patients, family, and friends led by Alexandra Schaber, APRN and Matthew Arlyck, BCC.

Benefits of participating in a support group:

  • Sharing experiences & helping others
  • Feeling less alone, anxious, & afraid
  • Gaining support & hope from others facing similar experiences
  • Learning new skills for coping
  • Feeling more in control
  • Receiving helpful tips & resources
  • Establishing relationships

Winks from GOD! Brain Tumor Support Group

Hampton Public Library (Main Library)
4207 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA

Support group location may vary, if Hampton Public Library is not available. Alternate location will be posted on website. This support group serves the Hampton Roads area in Virginia.

Winks from GOD is a newly established organization. Support groups are facilitated by Samaria Hunter, Patient, Founder & President; Dr. Allan Thornton, Chairman & Radiation Oncologist; and Lisa Trainer, Oncology Nurse.

Brens Joy Brain Tumor Support Group

Robert E. Smith Library
Meeting Room, 1st Floor
6301 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA

Brain tumor patients, family, friends and caregivers welcome. Parking on street or in Harrison Avenue “neutral ground” (median) lot; ramp at Canal Street entrance. Refreshments provided.

Tri-Cities Cancer Center Brain Tumor Support Group

Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Volunteer Conference Room
7350 W. Deschutes Avenue
Kennewick, WA

This group is open to patients and caregivers seeking support, and willing to share ideas and information about surviving and thriving with brain tumors during and after treatment. Reservations are not necessary.

Wexford Brain Tumor Support Group

Communication AHN Health & Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA

Offers a support group for malignant brain tumor patients/survivors, and their loved ones who are over 18 years of age. Registration is required by calling 412-622-1212.

Support Group for Parents of Adolescents and Young Adult Survivors of Brain Tumors

metro area, Washington DC

Two meetings in DC Metro area

Northern Virginia:

Life with Cancer Family Center
Main Office
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Baltimore:

Ulman Foundation Headquarters
1215 East Fort Avenue, Suite 104,
Baltimore, MD 21230

Dana Farber Caregivers Support Group

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, Massachusetts

This is a drop-in group for caregivers across all diseases and all disease stages. Discussion will center on topics relevant to the caregivers present at each meeting. This group encourages members to bring in their concerns, questions and thoughts about their caregiving experience. The impact of cancer of a loved one on individuals, families and communities is discussed. Snacks no longer served, but participants are encouraged to bring snacks. Water is provided. Validated parking.

Cancer Support Community Valley / Ventura / Santa Barbara Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, California

Participants include patients, family members and friends. Typically meetings begin with brief introductions and updates followed by participants talking informally about individual issues or experiences, asking questions, and sharing resources. Our unique format allows the entire group to meet during the first hour and then we separate into two groups for the second hour: a brain tumor patients’ group and a caregivers’ group. Guest speakers may also be invited to give presentations or answer questions on relevant topics such as new treatment methods, research, coping skills, insurance, and numerous others. For dates and locations, please click here.

OHSU/ACS Brain Tumor Support Group
Contact: Verda Dew
(503) 494-5626
BTSG@ohsu.edu
American Cancer Society
0330 SW Curry Street
Portland, OR
Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month
UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center Brain Tumor Support Group
Contact:
Alexandra Schaber, APRN
Alexandra.Schaber@ulp.org
502-588-2578
Crescent Hill Library
2762 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY
Date: 2nd Monday of every month
Winks from GOD! Brain Tumor Support Group
Samaria Hunter: shunter@winksfromgod.org
Hampton Public Library (Main Library)
4207 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA
Date: Last Thursday of every month
Brens Joy Brain Tumor Support Group
Mary Z. Bolner
maryzbolner@gmail.com
228-355-0238
Robert E. Smith Library
Meeting Room, 1st Floor
6301 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA
Date: Monthly (1st or 2nd Monday) - contact for more info
Tri-Cities Cancer Center Brain Tumor Support Group
Margaret Ley, Chaplain
509-737-3427
Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Volunteer Conference Room
7350 W. Deschutes Avenue
Kennewick, WA
Date: 3rd Thursday of every month
Wexford Brain Tumor Support Group
412-622-1212
Communication AHN Health & Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 3rd Thursday every month
Support Group for Parents of Adolescents and Young Adult Survivors of Brain Tumors
Kate Shafer
kshafer@cbtf.org
202-595-3656
metro area, Washington DC
Date: quarterly - contact for more information
Dana Farber Caregivers Support Group
Ruth S. Cope, Ph.D., LICSW
617-817-6280
call to register for each group and each meeting
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Contact for information
Cancer Support Community Valley / Ventura / Santa Barbara Brain Tumor Support Group
Contact: Nancy Nasser, LMFT
805-379-4777
nancynasser9@gmail.com
Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, California
Date: Contact for information

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