Support Groups

Cancer Support Group Meetings & Classes

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

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 the first Wednesday of each month.
The Hope Center Conference Room in Suite #102 9:00am - 12:00pm
2015 Schedule: January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.

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 10:00am - 12:00pm
2015 Schedule: January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, and December 14th

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 weekly Mondays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A Mindful Place: Anxiety & Stress Reduction Center
213 South Erwin Street
Cartersville, GA, 30120
Telephone: (678) 230-8127
Please call (678) 230-8127 to confirm when meeting days falls on a holiday

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 (800) ACS-2345 for an application or more information.

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.

Call (800) ACS-2345 for more information.

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 (800) ACS-2345 for more information.

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.

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 (888) ACS.NEED. After the call, a registered dietitian contacts each patient to develop plans that meet their unique needs.

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... (800) ACS-2345.