The Family Support Group program was established throughout the country to link patients and their families to a place where information, education and feelings can be shared in a comfortable and caring environment.
Family Support Groups are for anyone affected by blood cancer and are provided free of charge.
All of our Family Support Groups are facilitated by two credentialed health/mental health professionals who have extensive oncology and group work experience. They are prepared to handle sensitive issues such as loss, guilt, treatment questions and family stressors.
The groups are not a replacement for psychotherapy. They are designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family Support Groups can be looked at as a coping tool, in conjunction with a patient's medical treatment.
Family Support Group Mailing List
Would you like to be reminded of upcoming meetings and special events for a specific group? If so, click here and submit your information. You will be added to the mailing list for only the groups you specify. This list will not be used for any other purpose.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at St. Mary's Medical Center in the oncology classroom (407 E. 3rd St.)
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at North Memorial Medical Center in the Pinecrest Room (3300 Oakdale Ave. N.)
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Great River Regional Library in the Bremer Room (1300 West St. Germain Street)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Bone Marrow Transplant Group)
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month (September through May) at Prairie Center(1000 East 23rd St.)
If you don't live near any of these groups, consider attending our toll-free telephone group:
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of most months at 6:30pm.
Dial (866) 268-8327 and enter meeting identification number 43004300 when prompted.
For more information about any of these group, please contact Doug Turk at (612) 259-4506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.