Support Groups

The Breast and GYN Health Project sponsors support groups that provide emotional and social support for those newly diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, as well as those with post-treatment issues.  The Project offers support groups focusing on breast cancer and gynecologic cancers.  Each group has a specific focus area.  All BGHP programs are free of charge.  The meeting times of these groups may change.  Please call 825-8345 to confirm or to add your name to our support group reminder call list.  All groups are held at the Breast and GYN Health Project, 987 8th Street, corner of 8th and J, Arcata unless otherwise noted.

***All support groups have moved from in-person to Zoom or Facebook Groups.  Please call us for more information at 707-825-8345. 

Advanced Disease Support Group
For people diagnosed with Stage IV breast, gynecologic, and other cancers.
Every Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Arcata Breast Cancer Support Group
For people newly diagnosed with breast cancer, those in treatment, and those recovering from treatment.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
For people newly diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, those in treatment, and those recovering from treatment.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Latina Breast or GYN Cancer Support Group
For spanish-speaking people with breast or gynecologic cancers, who are in treatment, and those recovering from treatment.  4th Thursday of each month from 4:00-5:30 pm.  This is a private Facebook Group.

Leukemia and Lymphoma (Blood Cancers) Support Group
This group meets at BGHP. It is open to women and men of all ages with blood cancers.  Join us - share experiences; give and receive support.
1st Tuesday of each month, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation for Cancer Survivors
For cancer survivors interested in sitting with a group in supported silence. Instructions and guided meditations focus on developing awareness, compassion & kindness.
3rd Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Write/Heal/Live Group
Write/Heal/Live is an ongoing writing group that was created to help us express ourselves, listen to others, acquire compassion for ourselves and our community and to heal our bodies and minds.  To see the current writing prompts, go to  The philosophy behind this support group is that the act of writing can be healing.  The archives of writing prompts prior to December 2021 are at Write/Heal/Live.  Please call to sign up if you are interested.

Young Women's Support Group 
Support for women with cancer age 50 and younger.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.