Additional Cancer Support Groups - Call for More Information

The support groups below do not meet on regular days or dates. Please contact the group to find out more, or call the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at 412-647-2811 for more information.

The Ostomy Support Group meets monthly at UPMC Altoona. Please call 814-943-3782 for information about dates and times and exact meeting locations.

Location:
UPMC Altoona
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Located at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center holds various support groups in the Bracken Conference Room. 

In addition to support groups, Yoga and Tai Chi are available weekly.

Call 724-542-8658 for more information. 

Location:
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
100 Nolte Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201

This group is open to patients and their family members. Meetings are held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, OH.

Contact Ann Ross at 330-524-1436 or neonetaa@gmail.com for dates and times. 

Location:
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

Meets every other month with additional educational series offered at Ursuline Support Services.

To register and for more information call (412) 224-4700, ext. 112.

Location:
2717 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) support group meets four times per year, alternating between Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.

The meetings provide education and support for patients and caregivers who are touched by the rare lymphoma Waldenstrom’s.

Please contact Marcia Klepac for more information at 724-433-5687 or e-mail marciaklep@hotmail.com.

This group is affiliated with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Self-help group for patients, as well as families and friends of mesothelioma patients. 

Meets monthly at the Carnegie United Methodist Church. Call Nancy Buszinski at 412-276- 0702 for more information.

Location:
415 Washington Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106

Meets quarterly at UPMC South Hills.

Call 412-622-1212 for dates and details.

Location:
1300 Oxford Dr.
Bethel Park, PA 15102

This group meets quarterly at the Monongahela Valley Hospital in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. 

Please call 724-292-9404 for dates and times.

Location:
Monongahela Valley Hospital
1163 Country Club Road
Monongahela, PA 15063

Meets at Madonna del Castello Parish.

Call the parish office at 412-241-1372 for more information. 

Location:
2021 South Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Additional Support Resources

The following resources are available to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in the Western Pennsylvania area. 

Gumberg Family Resource Center and Patient Navigation at Hillman Cancer Center

Located on the ground floor of Hillman Cancer Center next to the elevators, the Gumberg Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday. Learn more about the services and amenities offered

Patient and Family Resource Center at UPMC Passavant CancerCenter

The Resource Center is located at UPMC Passavant CancerCenter in McCandless. Located on the first floor, it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 412-748-5762 for more information.

  • Free pamphlets about types of cancer and patient support; books and CDs available for loan
  • Public access computers for internet research; comfortable reading areas
  • Full-time oncology patient education Nurse on-site
  • ‘Chemotherapy 101’ class is offered for patients, caregivers, and family members new to chemotherapy; Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
     

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Women's Cancer Education Series

Learn more about the series and see a listing of dates here, or call 412-641-8096 for more information.

Our Clubhouse

With locations in the Strip District and Greensburg, Our Clubhouse provides cancer various support groups including multiple myelomapancreaticprostate and more. Also Yoga, Reiki and movement classes available + networking, educational workshops, and social groups for adults, children, and teens.

Call 412-338-1919 for more information or visit the Our Clubhouse website.

Highmark Caring Place

With 4 locations in downtown Pittsburgh, Warrendale, Erie, and Harrisburg, the Highmark Caring Place provides children and families through the death of loved ones. Visit their website for more information

Allegheny Health Network Hospice Services

The Allegheny Health Network Hospice Services provides grief and bereavement support. Visit their website for more information, and call 800-381-8080 for times and locations. 

Family Hospice & Palliative Care

With two locations in Mt. Lebanon and Lawrenceville, Family Hospice & Palliative Care holds bereavement groups and support groups throughout the Pittsburgh area. Visit their website or call 800-513-2148 or 412-572-8829 for times and locations. 

Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support

Ursuline Support Services, located in Squirrel Hill, can provide referrals to ongoing grief support groups and grief therapists, phone and one-on-one peer support, books and tapes, and various other support. Visit their website or call 412-224-4700 or 888-474-3388 for more information.

Grief Camps for Children

The Venango County Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) provides bereavement programs for children and teenagers, including summer camps. Learn more on their website, or call Randy Kightlinger at 814-432-6555 for more information.

The Regional Cancer Center (TRCC)

The TRCC in Erie, PA offers various support groups and resources for patients, caregivers and survivors. Visit their website or call 814-838-9000 for more information.

Stewart's Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center

Stewart's Caring Place in Akron, OH, provides a caring, relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs for individuals and families on their cancer journey. For information and listings of their support groups and programs, visit their website or call (330) 836-1772.

VITAS® Innovative Hospice Care

VITAS provides caring support to friends and family members of all ages grieving the loss of a loved one. Visit their website or call 412-799-2123 to learn more about services and support groups.