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Support Groups

Cancer Support Group Meetings & Classes

The Hope Center Foundation offers several support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers.

Cancer Support Programs
Project Hope: Painting Workshop
For cancer patients and survivors, this workshop is designed to promote expression of feelings through art. Participants will experience the creative process, self-expression and self-healing by painting on canvas and camaraderie with other cancer survivors. (All paint is nontoxic.) Participants will complete a 12x18 painting during this workshop. The program is free, and local artist Nancy Allen leads the classes.

For more information please contact Wendy Bailey, Nurse Navigator for The Hope Center at 678.721.5508.

Meets one week per month on Wednesdays
The Hope Center Conference Room in Suite #102
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2014 Schedule: January 8th, February 5th, March 5th, April 9th, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 10th, October 1st, November 5th, and December 3rd
Look Good...Feel Better
This program is collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation, and the National Cosmetology Association, Look Good…Feel Better teaches women how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment on skin and hair. Programs are free and nonmedical. When you look good, you do feel better! Registration is required.

To schedule for a session or to get more information contact Wendy Bailey, Nurse Navigator at 678.721.5508 or 800-ACS-2345.

Meets on the second Monday of each month.
The Hope Center Conference Room in Suite #102
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2014 Schedule: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th
Cancer Support Group
The Hope Center offers a free support group for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones in our community, facilitated by Pamela Barge, MS, licensed professional counselor.

For more information call Wendy Bailey, Nurse Navigator for The Hope Center at 678.721.5508.

Meets one week per month on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
The Hope Center Conference Room in Suite #102
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

2014 Schedule: January 2nd, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, and December 4th
American Cancer Society: Man to Man
Volunteer prostate cancer survivors talk to men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer for moral support before and after treatment. Men are encouraged to discuss their concerns openly and honestly and to share solutions to common problems.

Call 1.800.ACS.2345 for an application or more information.

Reach to Recovery
This support program connects volunteer breast cancer survivors with those facing breast cancer. Through face-to-face visits or by phone, Reach to Recovery volunteers give support for new breast cancer patients in their time of greatest emotional needs.

1.800.ACS.2345

College Scholarship Network
The American Cancer Society gives cancer survivors (must have been diagnosed before age 19) the opportunity to pursue a college degree from an accredited two or four-year university, or community college or vocational/technical school (also available for graduate students).

Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information.

American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Network
A “virtual” community created by and for survivors and caregivers as an outlet to cope with the challenges and emotions that living with cancer can bring. To access the site on the internet, go to www.cancer.org and click on the Cancer Survivor’s network icon. There are chat room, survivor stories, and 250 hours of prerecorded discussions and personal stories.

Dietician on Call
Cancer treatment can often bring on side effects like nausea, weight loss or gain, fluctuating appetite, and various eating difficulties. Nutrition tactics can help with these side effects and improve patients’ quality of life. Through the Dietitian on Call program, a registered dietitian works with patients to develop personalized nutrition plans.

Patients can access this free program by calling 1.888.ACS.NEED. After the call, a registered dietitian contacts each patient to develop plans that meet their unique needs.

American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Network and Patient Navigation Center
The American Cancer Society is ready to help all cancer patients and care-givers with vital information for understanding the diagnosis, managing life from day to day through treatment and recovery, and finding the emotional support needed. We are there to help patients throughout the cancer experience-24 hours a day, seven days a week. ACS can help you cope with the day-to-day challenges through our Patient Navigation Center. Our trained staff will work for you to find the help you need. Areas of need may include: Family Assistance, Health Care Services, Housing, Medical supplies and Support Groups.

The ACS number is the only nationwide cancer information service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… 1-800-ACS-2345.