You Do Not Have to Go Through This Alone
The Katzen Center understands how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for the whole family. We offer a number of supportive and educational programs meeting weekly or monthly to help you through your diagnosis. All support groups and meetings are open to all metro Washington, DC residents at no charge. Parking and light meals provided at many meetings.
Active Treatment Group (All Cancers)
The active treatment group is a general cancer support group open to any cancer patient currently undergoing treatment. The group meets on a weekly basis to discuss common themes and give support. This group is open to all diagnoses.
Brain Tumor Support Group
This group is open to patients/survivors with brain tumors and their caregivers. We meet to discuss common themes and give support. Occasionally outside professional speakers provide discussion on key topics.
Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is open to any woman who is being treated or has been treated for breast cancer. The group alternates between educational programming and support.
Caregivers’ Support Group
This group is for family members and friends who are involved with cancer patients. The caregiver support group is a place to share common concerns, get and give advice, and learn coping skills. It is open to anyone who has a family member with cancer.
Kids’ Club is open to children ages 6-13 who have a family member with cancer. Most sessions are centered on art activities. This group is professionally facilitated by a licensed social worker and an art therapist.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
This group is open to patients, survivors and their caregivers. Speakers are present at most meetings to provide education and offer support. A light dinner is provided.
Prostate Cancer Educational Group
This educational group is open to patients, survivors and their caregivers. Speakers are present at most meetings.
This class is for anyone living with cancer and their caregivers. Yoga provides coping tools for the physical and psychological challenges of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Young Adult Support Group
The Young Adult Group is open to patients with any diagnoses between the ages of 19-39. The group discusses the unique challenges of adjusting to cancer at this age, employment issues, relationship challenges and coping strategies. Please call for location and registration information.
Most support groups meet at 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC - one block away from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. For support group dates, times and locations, contact us at (202) 677-6229. To RSVP for a support group or for more information, click here.