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Support Groups

New to us?  Please contact the office for first-time orientation prior to attending groups. 

Most events are currently being offered virtually with some hybrid groups available. Starting July 1, all groups will be offered in a hybrid format (offered virtually and in-person). Strict RSVP policy for all in-person groups, as space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. For in-person events masks and temperature checks are REQUIRED. If you have questions please connect with us via email: programs@cscslo.org 

See Calendar page for specific dates and locations 

Advanced Cancer Support Group - Templeton

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month - Virtual

10:00am – 11:00am

Facilitated by Katie Boucher, LMFT

This group is to support the needs of patients with stage 4, recurrent, or metastatic cancer. Join others and get support for the unique challenges common with advances stages of cancer.

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

 

Caregiver Support Group - Templeton

2nd Wednesday of each month - Virtual

10:00am – 11:00am

Facilitated by Debbi Heredia, AMFT

This group provides tools to caregivers who are currently supporting a family member or friend with cancer. Focus is on self-care and supporting the emotional, physical, and practical needs of the cancer patient. 

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

 

Cancer Patient Support Group - Templeton

2nd Thursday of each month - Virtual

11:00am-12:00pm

Facilitated by Debbi Heredia, AMFT

This group is designed for those who are newly diagnosed, going through treatment, or recently finished treatment.  Meet peers going through similar experiences.  Gain insight and support for common fears and challenges. 

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org

 

Metastatic Breast Group - SLO

3rd Wednesday of each month - Virtual

4:00pm-5:00pm

Facilitated by Katie Boucher, LMFT

Created for the unique needs of patients who are metastatic, recurrent or have stage 4 breast cancer.

To inquire about joining the SLO groups, email:  programs@cscslo.org.

 

Young Survivor Support Group - Templeton

2nd Tuesday of each month - Hybrid

6:00pm-7:30pm

Facilitated by

This monthly peer gathering is for ages 25 to 50ish - with any cancer diagnosis, at any stage of treatment or recovery. Exchange practical information, develop friendships and share in a safe environment.

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

 

Breast Cancer Group - Templeton   

1st Thursday of each month - Hybrid

11:00am-12:00pm

Facilitated by Lindsey Levenson, LMFT, 2-time breast cancer survivor

This is a breast cancer specific group designed for newly diagnosed patients through year 2.  All stages and phases of treatment come together for emotional support. 

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

 

Grief Support - Templeton

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month - Hybrid

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Facilitated by Serena Andrews, AMFT

Learn how to understand and cope with grief after the death of someone you've lost to cancer. This can be a recent loss or one from long ago.    

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

Social Events

Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza - Templeton

Alternating Fridays - starting in-person in July

6:00pm–8:00pm

with Luz Lujano

This Spanish-speaking group is a part of our Latino Support Program and open to cancer patients, caregivers and family. CSC continues to be a safe place for many Hispanic families in the community affected by cancer to meet. Call Luz Lujano at 805-423-7171.

Este grupo gratuito de hispano parlantes es parte de nuestro Programa de Ayuda e Información para hispanos (Latino Support Program), abierto a los pacientes con cáncer, los proveedores de cuidados, y los familiares. CSC (Comunidad de Apoyo al Cáncer) continua siendo un lugar seguro en la comunidad donde muchas familias hispanas afectadas por el cáncer se pueden reunir. Para obtener más información, y unirse al grupo, llame a Luz Lujano, al numero 805-423-7171

Art Time with Katie - Templeton

One Wednesday of Alternating Months

Blending Katie's experience in art and counseling, this class will nurture calmness and inspire creativity.  No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. 

Check the calendar for details

KIDS Programs

Support for children who are affected by cancer in the family

  • Surfing for Hope PureStoke Camps (March - October)
  • Valentine's Party - February
  • Family Pizza and Game Night 
  • Blue's Baseball Cancer Family Day - Each June 
  • Family BBQ - First Thursday in August
  • Halloween Spooktackular 
  • Kid's Art Classes
  • Musical Expressions for Kids 
  • Latino Support Group - children always welcome to Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza. Held on alternating Friday evenings
  • Camp Kesem - sleep-away camp in Santa Barbara - hosted by Cal Poly SLO Camp Kesem team - Each Summer

    Call 805-238-4411 or email programs@cscslo.org for more info on any of these events.


Education

Community Education Series

Cancer Support Community educational program series are taught by local experts. Focus may be on survivorship, post-treatment cancer care and challenges, current treatment strategies. Topics range from treatment side effects, emotional and cognitive impacts, relationships, family, ongoing health and self-care.

Check our calendar for latest topics and dates.

Healthy Lifestyle

Navigating Change Workshop and Journaling

Facilitated by Katie Boucher, LMFT

This interactive workshop will focus on survivorship practices that enhance quality of life and management of the emotional and relational aspects of cancer treatment and recovery. This is a journaling and discussion based group. 

Check the calendar for details 

Mindfulness Hour 

Each Wednesday - 1st, 3rd, and 5th: Virtual
2nd & 4th: Hybrid

11:30am - 12:30pm   

Facilitated by Katie Boucher, LMFT 

Learn to practice the concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation. Open to patients & caregivers. Space is limited. RSVP Required for in-person.

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

Cancer Well-Fit® Sponsored by Cancer Support Community

Held at Paso Robles Sports Club

2975 Union Road, Paso Robles

This is a FREE, small-group, 10-week exercise program to help the first-year survivor restore strength and endurance, at each members’ own pace. Call Kathy Thomas directly to sign up: 805-610-6486.

 

Therapeutic Yoga - Templeton Office

Alternating Mondays - Hybrid

with Sue Larson

Therapeutic yoga designed for cancer patients. Poses can be modified to accommodate various needs and abilities. All levels welcome. Space is limited. RSVP Required for in-person.

To join, please contact the office at programs@cscslo.org.

 

T'ai Chi Chih 

Wednesdays at 10:00am - Virtual

Move, breathe, focus, and let go, while learning to master the flow of energy in your own body. Open to patients up through year 2 after diagnosis.

Beautification Boutique Resources at CSC

By appointment at Cancer Support Community - we offer a selection of free wigs, hats, scarves, mastectomy support products and knitted knockers®. We also have connections to lots of great outside vendors who can fit you for custom mastectomy bras. Call to make an appointment: 805-238-4411.

Patient Navigation

By Appointment

Get help with your medical and non-medical resources. Let our navigators support you in finding what you need to better support your care. We can help find resources for medical bills, access to benefits and financial resources, support for transportation challenges and much more.

Navigation can help with the non-medical side of patient support, insurance questions and connection to other community resources.

Connect with us to book an appointment!

Email: programs@cscslo.org 

Extra Support Items

Available Upon Request

• Cancer Care Kits - Generously donated by local companies. Enjoy a reusable bag, and stuff it with resources to help with your cancer care.

•  Short-term Counseling - Available for individuals, couples, families and children for support with cancer-related stressors and grief. All provided by CSC's mental health professionals. Options include: in-person, on the phone or via secure live video. Call our office to inquire about meeting with one of our staff counselors or email us at programs@cscslo.org.

Kindles for Chemo- Sponsored by Laura Coats and Thom Schulz. Borrow one of our Kindles for reading while doing treatment.

Lending Library - We have a large stock of educational as well as fun books to help you pass the time through treatment.

• Cancer HelpLine - mental health professionals available on the phone, at no cost, Monday-Friday 6am-6pm


Resource Links

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