SERVICES

During the pandemic, all of our services are online.  Visit cancercaringpgh.org/calendar to see our online groups!  You can always contact us at cancercaringpgh@gmail.com

 

  • Professional counseling

  • Support groups (including for young women with breast cancer)

  • A telephone helpline

  • Community support groups in the North Hills (UPMC Passavant Hospital), South Hills (St. Clair), Monroeville (AHN Forbes Regional), Cranberry (UMPC Passavant Cranberry) and Johnstown (Murtha Pain Institute)

  • Wellness Programs (Nutrition, Hands on Therapy, Gentle Yoga, Art Therapy and Reiki)

 

We provide personalized, individual service, something that hospitals have neither the time nor the budget to perform. Callers to our Helpline during business hours are greeted by a person rather than an automated phone system. The Center offers a selection of nearly 500 informational brochures specifically designed for patients, family members (including children and concerned friends). More than 8,000 pieces were mailed or handed to clients last calendar year. The Center’s social workers personally choose the materials based upon the individual caller/visitor. Patients and/or families are given as much time as needed and are welcome to visit again. By phone (412) 622-1212 or email, wendyamyers@gmail.com

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GENERAL GROUPS

Cranberry Support Group
4th Wednesday each month
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
UPMC Passavant, Cranberry

Jefferson Hospital Cancer Support Group
2nd Tuesday each month
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Hospital

Murrysville Cancer Support Group
2nd & 4th Monday each month
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church

South Hills Support Group
2nd Thursday each month
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
St. Clair Hospital

Monroeville Support Group 
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
6:30  – 8:00 p.m.
AHN Forbes Hospital

SPECIALTY GROUPS

Brain Tumor Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesday each month
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cancer Caring Center (Bloomfield)

Wexford Brain Tumor Support Group
3rd Thursday each month
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cancer Caring Center (Bloomfield)

Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Group
1st Wednesday of each month
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
UPMC Cancer Center at Upper St. Clair

Metastatic, North Hills
1st Thursday of each month
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
UPMC Passavant-McCandless

Caregivers Group 
3rd Tuesday of each month
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
UPMC Passavant-McCandless

WELLNESS GROUPS

Exercise, Cranberry 
Saturdays
8:30 – 9:30 Registration is required by calling 412-622-1212.  Must provide medical clearance.
Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA

Hands on Therapy
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Please call for an individual appointment
Bloomfield Headquarters

Reiki Clinic
2nd and 4th Wednesday each month
Please call for an individual appointment
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Headquarters

Art Therapy
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Headquarters

Nutrition and Wellness
2nd Monday of each month
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cancer Caring Center

WOMEN WITH CANCER
  • DuBois Breast Cancer Support Group
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    2nd Sunday of each month
    Hahne Regional Cancer Center, DuBois Regional Medical Center

  • New members need to call The Hahne Regional Cancer Center at 814-375-3535.
    Initiated through grant support of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure

  • African American Women’s Cancer
    1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Bloomfield Headquarters

  • Johnstown Women’s Cancer Support Group
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Murtha Pain Institute
    Thank you to The Community Foundation For The Alleghenies, Laurel Highlands Cancer Program Fund, for underwriting the Johnstown Women’s Cancer Support Group.”

  • Oakland Women’s Cancer Support Network
    2nd Tuesday of each month
    5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    at Panera (next to Magee)

  • Cranberry Breast Cancer Support Group
    1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    UPMC Passavant Cranberry

  • South Hills Breast Cancer Support Group
    3rd Tuesday each month
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Saint Clair Hospital

  • Ovarian “Teal Hearts Network”
    3rd Monday of each month
    6:15 – 8:00 p.m.
    Bloomfield Headquarters

  • North Side Women’s Support Group
    3rd Monday of each month
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Allegheny General Hospital

  • Wexford Breast Cancer Support Group
    2nd Wednesday of each month
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    AHN Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion

  • YWBCAF (women under 45 with breast cancer)
    Young Women’s Breast Cancer Foundation
    Meets monthly
    Contact Jen for dates and times jen@cancercaring.org

 ENSURE BANK

The Center has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to offer one case of Ensure per patient per month.  Call 512-622-1212 to make an appointment.

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