Eastern Nebraska Support Groups

DODGE COUNTY:

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – For women with breast cancer.  Meets quarterly on the second Monday of the month in March, June, September and December at noon in the Health Park Plaza, Fremont Area Medical Center. RSVP recommended but not required.  Jill Gossett – (402) 727-3439

I CAN COPE – For cancer patients and families.  Meets the first Tuesday of alternating months from 5:15 to 6:30 PM in the Health Park Plaza Fremont Area Medical Center.  RSVP required. Kathe Strand – (402) 727-3384

SARPY COUNTY:

LIVING WITH CANCER – “LUNCH & LEARN” – Group for cancer patients and families.  Meets quarterly at noon on Midlands Community Hospital campus. Marchell Benes – (712) 388-2750

DOUGLAS COUNTY:

MY SISTER’S KEEPER – Breast Cancer Support Group for African American women.  Meets second Tuesday of each month. Jackie Hill – (402) 457-6425

LIVING WITH CANCER- “LUNCH & LEARN” –  Group for cancer patients and families.  Meets at noon on the Immanuel, Bergan Mercy, Mercy & Midwest Cancer Center campuses. Linda Dempsey – (402) 572-2933  Lori Simpson – (402) 398-6267   Holly Adams – (402) 717-4718

JUST FOR KIDS – Support group for children ages 5 to 12 whose parent or significant other has cancer.  Support provided through activity and fellowship.  Meets September through May on first and third Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 PM on the Immanuel Campus. Peg Shepherd (402) 572-3378

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – Meets quarterly on the fourth Monday of the month in January, April, July and October from 6 to 7:30 PM. PJ Meyer – (402) 398-5678     Rissy Smith – (402) 572-2072

CANCER SURVIVORS IN THE WORKPLACE – An educational series for cancer patients who are working or wanting to return to work. Rissy Smith – (402) 572-2072  Lori Simpson – (402) 398-6267

LIVING WELL WITH LYMPHEDEMA  – Support group luncheon for persons with lymphedema.  This group meets every other month beginning in February, on the first Thursday of the month from noon to 1 PM.  Reservations are necessary.  Please call 1-800-Alegent for more information and to register.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (METHODIST HOSPITAL/CANCER CENTER) – Second Tuesday of the month : Women only.  Meets 4:30 to 6 PM.  Call (402) 354-4213 for more information.

FOR LADIES ONLY – Monthly support group for women who are being treated or who have been treated for cancer in the past.  This is a closed meeting to family/friends or other interested people not meeting the cancer diagnosis criteria. Bernadette White – (402) 280-5673 Amber Burke – (402) 630-5841

YOUNG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK – For young adults 18 to 40 years old. Call (402) 354-4213 for dates or to be placed on the e-mailing list.

A TIME TO HEAL – A 12-week holistic rehab program for regaining physical, emotional and spiritual health after cancer treatment.  Call (402) 354-5893 for information or enrollment.

HARPER’S HOPE, CANCER SURVIVOR’S PROGRAM – Provides support services which will make a lasting difference to cancer survivors in the Omaha community.  Call (402) 354-HOPE for more information.

BREAST CANCER EDUCATIONAL SERIES – An educational group focused on the needs of those who have breast cancer or have been treated for breast cancer and concerned family and friends.  This group meets 4 times a year.        Call (402) 559-4420 for more information. 

CANCER SURVIVORSHIP GROUP – Education and support group concerned with survivorship issues for people with a cancer history and their family/friends.  Meets the first Tuesday of each month. Call (402) 559-4420 for more information.

CANDLELIGHTERS – For children with cancer, their parents and siblings.  The groups meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 PM at various locations. June McAfee (402) 955-8844 or jmcafee@childrensomaha.org.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAMS:

9500 NICHOLAS STREET OMAHA, NE  68114 (402) 393-5800 / (800) 642-8116:

REACH TO RECOVERY – A program designed to give support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Volunteer breast cancer survivors are available to give non-medical advice, peer support, and connections to resources.

LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER – Personalized class instruction from a licensed cosmetologist for cancer patients coping with appearance changes from chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments.

CANCER SURVIVOR’S NETWORK – http://csn.cancer.org – An online community dedicated to supporting one another, sharing stories and living life to the fullest, one day at a time.