Programs and Services

The programs and services offered at Facing Cancer Together are all based on an understanding of the emotional and social needs of people with cancer that is grounded in research and training. All of our clinicians and instructors are trained and experienced in working with people facing serious illness.

Understanding that different people choose different ways to anchor themselves and face the challenges of difficult times, we provide a range of options that participants can choose from.

You may find strength in the connection and sharing of a support group, or in the silence of meditation and the relaxation of yoga. You may prefer to write about your journey, or express your feelings through art. Whatever your choice, we hope that the community of FCT will provide a comfortable and warm holding environment for you.

Join a Group

Sep
24
Mon
Cancer Support Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We offer weekly support groups for people living with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore the challenges of living with cancer. Together, we find ways to cope with multiple life changes and managing uncertainty.

An intake appointment is required before joining one of these groups. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Caregiver Support @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We offer weekly support groups for people caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore together the challenges of caring for one’s self while caring for a loved one. Topics discussed include coping with multiple life changes, shifting roles and responsibilities, and managing uncertainty.

An intake appointment is required before joining one of these groups. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or to make an appointment.

Sep
25
Tue
Writing For Wellness @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Based on the research about the therapeutic benefits of writing, this weekly, drop-in group is offered to people living with cancer and their loved ones. Emphasis is primarily on support, writing what needs to be written, and finding one’s own unencumbered voice. Structured and unstructured exercises are offered. No previous writing experience is necessary.

Facilitated by a professional, licensed clinician. The fee for this class is $15, a package of six classes is $75. If the suggested fee is not affordable, please speak with the instructor as we are committed to offering services to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Adult Bereavement Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The loss of someone you love to cancer is often prolonged, difficult and profound. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore together the challenges of holding our sorrow and grief, ways to cope, the multiple life changes that accompany loss, shifting roles and living uncertainty. We will consider what might grow into the space the loss created,

An intake appointment is required before joining this group.

Brazilian Cancer Support Group @ BRACE (Brazilian American Center)
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We offer weekly support groups for people living with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore the challenges of living with cancer. Together, we find ways to cope with multiple life changes and managing uncertainty. This group is conducted in Portuguese with a culturally competent Brazilian clinician.​

An intake appointment is required before joining this group. For more information or to set up an intake, please call Paulo Torrens at 857-389-3738 or email ptorrens@facing-cancer.org.

Sep
26
Wed
Livestrong Cancer Support Group @ Waltham YMCA, Waltham, MA
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In conjuction with Livestrong at the YMCA, Facing Cancer Together offers weekly support groups for people living with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore the challenges of living with cancer. Together, we find ways to cope with multiple life changes and managing uncertainty.

An intake appointment is required before joining one of these groups. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Chinese Brush Painting @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In this weekly drop-in class, Chinese Brush Painters see the rhythm of movement in a single brush stroke or an entire composition through the Chi, your secret life force. Using the magic of the brush, we express our inner feelings, beauty and soul. This drop-in class is open to people with cancer and their loved ones. No previous experience is necessary.

The fee for this class is $12; a package of six classes is $50. If the suggested fee is not affordable, please speak with the instructor as we are committed to offering services to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Sep
27
Thu
Cancer Support Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

We offer weekly support groups for people living with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore the challenges of living with cancer. Together, we find ways to cope with multiple life changes and managing uncertainty.

An intake appointment is required before joining one of these groups. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Cancer Support Group @ Open Spirit
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We offer weekly support groups for people living with a cancer diagnosis. In a warm, supportive and safe community, we explore the challenges of living with cancer. Together, we find ways to cope with multiple life changes and managing uncertainty.

An intake appointment is required before joining one of these groups. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Sep
28
Fri
Expressive Arts Therapy Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join us for a therapeutic and creative outlet for people with cancer and their family members. In a safe and supportive space, Carolyn Melbye, MA – Expressive Arts Therapist will lead the group through the use of different arts media to express thoughts and feelings.

RSVP is required. Please call 617-332-5777 to register for each session.

No artistic experience is necessary. Art supplies are provided.
Carolyn Melbye, MA leads the expressive arts therapy support group. Expressive Arts Therapy is a modality that can address multiple healing goals while allowing the client to create personal work(s) of art. Simply by engaging in the art process, a person is expressing personal material, practicing skills of art making, and opening up to the possibilities that art invites.