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 stillness of learning how to Chinese brush paint  and the relaxation of writing for wellness or receiving Reiki. 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

Oct
15
Tue
Writing For Wellness @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 15 @ 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.
Young Adult Bereavement Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Losing someone we love to cancer is an emotionally difficult and profound experience. This support group offers a safe and supportive space to explore the emotions and challenges that accompany grief. We will explore together ways to cope, the various life changes that require us to make adaptations,  and the shifting roles and challenges we all experience after we lose someone we love.

An intake appointment is required before joining this group. Please call 617-332-5777 for more information or if you are interested in joining this group.

Oct
16
Wed
Livestrong Cancer Support Group @ Waltham YMCA, Waltham, MA
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
17
Thu
Cancer Support Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
19
Sat
Multiple Myeloma Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This monthly, drop-in group is for people with multiple myeloma and their loved ones. In a warm and safe community, we explore together the specific challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Group members provide support, friendship, connection and the wisdom of experience to help those traveling the same journey.

This group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Oct
21
Mon
Chinese Brush Painting @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 21 @ 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.

Cancer Support Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
22
Tue
Writing For Wellness @ Facing Cancer Together
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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.