Support/Education

The following groups offer support and education to individuals affected by breast cancer:

LOCAL

Cancer Support Group

  • Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month
  • 6:30 pm
  • 255 Fifth Avenue, Nyack
  • Contact Rita Henderson at 845.362.1750 for information

Look Good … Feel Better

The Look Good...Feel Better program is a community-based, free service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

  • Meets the first Monday of the month. (No sessions July/August)
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • The Union State Bank Cancer Center at Nyack Hospital
  • Contact Sandy Gargano at 845.348.8505 to register

Breast Support Group

  • Meets monthly (but call first)
  • 7:00 pm
  • American Cancer Society, 1 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY
  • Call 845.331.8301 for information

Visitation and Companion Services (BY PHONE)

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society
  • Call 800.227.2345 for information

Road to Recovery

Transportation to cancer-related medical appointments

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • American Cancer Society, 1 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY
  • Call 800.227.2345 for details.

Transportation, Visitation and Companion Services

Transportation, friendly visit, and telephone reassurance. Services limited to Southern Rockland (Clarkstown and Orangetown).

  • Call for times
  • South Rockland Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc., Valley Cottage, NY
  • Call Ann Menendez at 845.267.2154 for information.
Counseling Services

One to one individual and family counseling provided by trained volunteer counselors.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • American Cancer Society, 1 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY
  • Call 845.68.1251 for appointment

Supportive Counseling

Assists people to strengthen their coping skills, care for themselves, access information/resources, etc.  A support group meets twice monthly (on Wednesday) at 11 am.

  • Call for details
  • VCS, Inc., 77 South Main Street, New City, NY
  • Call Pat Hayes at 845.634.5729, ext. 315