Adult Support Groups

Our support groups give members the opportunity to connect with others who are sharing a similar experience, problem solve with others who truly understand and come back knowing that they are not alone.  Each meeting, members are encouraged to share with the group what they feel comfortable saying about their cancer experience. 

Groups either takes place in Pittsburgh (PGH) or Westmoreland (WML).  See each group for details on location.  

Before attending a support group for the first time, you will need to talk with our program director about which groups will be most helpful for you.  


Some groups are diagnosis specific while others embrace broader topics:

• Blood Cancer Group (WML) - For those living with or affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.  Meets the third Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30 PM.  

• Breast Cancer (PGH)- For those diagnosed with breast cancer (either currently in treatment or post-treatment).  Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Laurie Pietragallo, LPC. 

• Prostate Cancer (PGH) - For men diagnosed with prostate cancer (either currently in treatment or post-treatment).  Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Michael Bowersox, LPC. 

• Living with Cancer (PGH & WML)- For those living with active cancer of any diagnosis. Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Marcy Krance, LCSW in PGH. Meets the second and fouth Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:30 PM with Chrstine Sumner, LPC in WML.  

• Multiple Myeloma (PGH) - Education and support for the person with diagnosis and their partner, family member, or close friend.  Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 PM with Yvonne Yaksic in PGH.

• Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (PGH) - Education and support for those diagnosed with MPN as well as their partner, family member, or close friend.  Meets the third Thursday in March, May, July, September, and November of 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Jean Diesch.

• Pancreatic Cancer (PGH) - For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (either currently in treatment or post-treatment), as well as their partner, family member, or close friend.  Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Michael Bowersox, LPC.  

• Post-Treatment (PGH) - For those diagnosed with any cancer diagnosis who have finished treatment.  Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Michael Bowersox, LPC.

• Caring for the Caregiver at Hillman- An educational and supportive program for caregivers that focuses on healthy and adaptive ways of living life while a loved one is living with cancer.  Meets monthly at Hillman Cancer Center, dates and times vary.  Please consult the Calendar for upcoming groups.  Facilitated by Michael Bowersox, LPC. 

 

Would a Support Group be helpful for me?  Click here to learn how they can help.  


 For more information, please contact Michael Bowersox at mbowersox@ourclubhouse.org or call 412.338.1919.