Support Groups in NWA  

Having the support of others while going through cancer treatment can be an important part of the overall healing process for patients and caregivers. Participating in a group with people who are undergoing a similar situation can make a significant contribution in restoring a sense of well-being.

Our patient support services staff are involved in several support groups. For a complete listing or for other resources, please call 479-361-5847.

Art, Healing & Hope: Collaging Your Story
This 6-week art group is available for patients with any type of cancer.  All supplies needed for the project will be provided.  For more information or to RSVP (reservations are required), call Miki Biggers, LCSW, OSW-C at 479-361-5847.

Blood Cancers
For adult patients, family and friends coping with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and other blood cancers meets once a month at Hope Cancer Resources, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Contact Julie Kientz, LSW at 479-361-5847 for more information.

Breast Friends
This group is for women with breast cancer who live in Madison County and meets the 2nd Tuesday every month at 5:00 p.m. at the Madison County Health Unit in Huntsville. For more information, call 479-738-2612.

Cancer Survivors Carroll County
The group is open to any with a cancer diagnosis and their family the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Island Community Church. Call 479-253-7235 for information.

CLIMB – Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery
For children ages 6-12 who have a parent or other adult loved one with cancer. This 6-week program is offered twice a year.  Contact Kessia Brown, LSW at 479-361-5847 for more information or to RSVP (reservations are required).

Coping and Conversation
Anyone with a cancer diagnosis and their caregiver are welcome every Wednesday at noon at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024 for information.

Empower Your Recovery: A Program for Healing & Growth for Living Beyond Cancer
This new support group is a 5-week program that provides support and education for living beyond cancer, after treatment ends. The group will cover physical recovery, self-care, relationships, doubt and hope in survivorship, and what’s next. The group is open to anyone who has completed treatment for any type of cancer. For more information, please contact Sarah Bryson, LCSW or Lauren Dallas, LCSW at 479-361-5847. Members must RSVP to attend.

Faithful Friends
Breast cancer support group that meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Call 479-756-1700 for more information.

Lymphedema Support Group
Patients affected by lymphedema and caregivers are invited to meet quarterly from 12:00-1:30pm at Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers. Please contact Letty Hug, LSW at 479-361-5847 for more information.

NWA Ostomy Support
Every third Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Hope Cancer Resources in Springdale. For more information, please visit nwaostomy.weebly.com

Pink Divas Breast Cancer
Springdale – every Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Circle of Life. Call 479-957-1433 for information.
Siloam Springs – every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Call 479-549-4455 for information.

NWA Peer Network Prostate Cancer
The Peer Network is a completely private and confidential setting for prostate cancer survivors to get together to discuss prostate cancer-related issues. It meets the 3rd Tuesday every month at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Springdale Country Club. For more information, call 479-521-8024.

Prostate Cancer
Supports men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners. This group meets the 4th Tuesday every month at Community Church in Bella Vista, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except November and December). Call 479-855-1126 for information.

SPOHNC – Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancers
This group is dedicated to meeting the emotional and physical needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers. This group meets the 3rd Saturday every month at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home at Fayetteville. Contact Jack Igleburger at 479-876-1051.

Supporting Stage IV
This new support group for women living with any type of stage IV cancer meets the last Friday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m. at Hope Cancer Resources. Members must RSVP to Claire Rinehart, LMSW at 479-361-5847 to attend.

Survivors Circle
A support group for women with cancer, meets the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024.

Upbeats
Support group for women with cancer meeting the 1st Wednesday every month at 11:30 a.m. Papa Mike’s in the Kingsdale Complex in Bella Vista. Call 479-855-6275 for information.

Women with Cancer
All women cancer patients and their support companions are welcome the 2nd Monday every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Bentonville. For more information, call 479-271-2257.
Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. For more information, call 479-521-8024.