Our weekly support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and are available to people with any type or stage of cancer. We also have groups for caretakers, friends, spouses and family members of someone with cancer.

In order to join a weekly group, we ask that you first attend one of our Welcome Meetings meetings. Click here for more information.

It is our goal that you will find strength, hope and friendship from your support group to help encourage you in your fight for recovery. Most groups listed here are currently offered on zoom unless otherwise noted. Click here for our full calendar.

Cancer Patient or Community Member Groups

Tuesday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday • 10:30 – 12:30 pm (Women’s Cancer Group)
Wednesday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday • 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The Todd Cancer Institute Pavilion at Long Beach Memorial

Breast Cancer Group

Tuesday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Group)
Thursday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Group)

San Pedro Breast Cancer Support Group

Tuesday • 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Providence Little Company of Mary – San Pedro

For more information about this group, please call us at (310) 376-3550.

Family/Partners Group

Tuesday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Family/Partners group is the place for support persons to learn how to care for themselves as well as how to become the best caregiver or support person for their loved one.

Family Bereavement Group (This is a drop-in group.)

1st, 3rd, 5th Monday • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays (when Monday falls on the 2nd & 4th week of the month) • 3:00 – 5:00 pm

*See calendar here for meeting dates.

This group is for people whose spouse/family member has died from cancer in the past two years.

Peer to Peer Program

Patients are matched with peer support volunteers based on diagnosis, cancer stage, age, gender or by preference of the person seeking support. Talking with someone who has lived with cancer can be comforting and reduce the sense of anxiety and isolation that a cancer diagnosis brings. Peer support volunteers are a devoted group of individuals who can provide support, comfort, and practical information, but not medical advice, to those with cancer. Hearing their experiences can be invaluable.

For more information contact Carla Bick, Cancer Support Navigator, 310-376-3550.  Carla@cscrb.org

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is often helpful during a patient’s cancer journey. We offer 6-10 individual counseling sessions, which are conducted by our graduate interns under the supervision of our licensed clinical staff. Before receiving counseling, we request that people asking for individual, family or couples counseling attend a Welcome Meeting and at least three weekly group meetings before beginning individual counseling. As with everything we offer, individual counseling sessions are free.