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

Mar
18
Mon
Chinese Brush Painting @ Facing Cancer Together
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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.

Mar
19
Tue
Writing For Wellness @ Facing Cancer Together
Mar 19 @ 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.

Brazilian Cancer Support Group @ BRACE (Brazilian American Center)
Mar 19 @ 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.

Young Adult Bereavement Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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.

Mar
20
Wed
Livestrong Cancer Support Group @ Waltham YMCA, Waltham, MA
Mar 20 @ 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.

Mar
21
Thu
Cancer Support Group @ Facing Cancer Together
Mar 21 @ 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.

Mar
25
Mon
Chinese Brush Painting @ Facing Cancer Together
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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.