Support groups provide comfort, present information, teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety, and provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support.

Find additional support programs and services in your area via American Cancer Society's national database.

Sacramento area brain tumor support group
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
UC Davis Health
4860 Y Street, Room 3015B
Sacramento, CA 95817
A group offering emotional support and educational programs for brain tumor patients, their families and friends.
Date/Time: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Sarah Conning at 916-703-5032

Breast cancer support group
Marshall Cancer Resource Center
3581 Palmer Drive Suite 400
Cameron Park, CA
Date/Time: Second Thursday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: 530-672-7050

Breast cancer support group
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
Date/Time: Second and fourth Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Ellen Carlson, 530-886-6712

Breast cancer support group
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: Third Thursday, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Contact: 916-962-8892

Breast cancer support group
Faith Fellowship Community Church
5937 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA
Date/Time: Third Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeanette Cash, 916-339-9156

Breast Cancer Education Program
"Breast Cancer Network of Strength"
University Covenant Church
315 Mace Blvd
Davis, CA
Date/Time: Second Monday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Sandy Walsh, 530-304-2746 or swalsh@networkofstrength.org

Breast cancer self-help group
681 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Date/Time: Second Monday of each month, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Charlie Hall, 530-644-3963

Breast cancer support group
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
One Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Date/Time:  First and third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: C.J. Doran, 916-781-1634

Breast cancer-recurrent-metastatic
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
One Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Date/Time:  First and third Thursday of each month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: C.J. Doran, 916-781-1634

ENCOREplus (YWCA)
An exercise and peer support group for women who have breast cancer.
Date/Time: Call for specific dates and times.
Contact: Sarbjit Kaur, 916-264-8066 ext.32

Save ourselves/breast cancer support group - including LGBT cancer support
A breast cancer support group for breast cancer patients.
Groups are available for women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or those living with metastatic disease. Group size is limited to ten participants. To facilitate group cohesiveness, participants are encouraged to commit to attend eight consecutive meetings.
Date/Time: Groups meet twice a month on Thursdays 10 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m.
Location: Locations vary
Contact: 800-422-9747

Spanish speaking breast cancer support group 
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Breast cancer support group provided in Spanish.
Date/Time: First and Third Monday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Angie Mejia, 916-267-3303

Latina save ourselves/Y-me breast cancer support group
1066 26th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Breast cancer support group provided in Spanish.
Date/Time: Second and fourth Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Inez Barragan, 916-448-5432

Legacy cancer support group
Alternates between Dignity Health Midtown and Mercy San Juan Hospital
A support group for cancer patients and their families/caregivers.
Date/Time: First Wednesday of every month, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Rachel McConachie, R.N., 916-962-8892

Living with cancer support group
Woodland Memorial Hospital
Dining Conference Room
1325 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Date/Time: First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Cindy Sucevich, RN  530-669-5353

Mercy Hospital of Folsom cancer support group
Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Drive, Conference Room 3
Folsom, CA 95630
Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 4:00 to 5:30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Johnathan Hake, M.D., 916-390-2661

Oncology support group
Kaiser Permanente - Sacramento
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Date/Time: Every Monday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Tom Boone, 916-973-6846

Striving and thriving in Galt
New Hope
Village Run Drive
Galt, CA 95632
Support group for persons with cancer, caregivers, family and friends. Call for location.
Date/Time: First and third Monday of each month, 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Nicky Well, 209-745-1203

Sutter Auburn Faith cancer support group
11930 Heritage Oaks Place, Suite 7
Auburn, CA 95603
Date/Time: First and third Wednesday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Johnathan Hake, M.D., 916-390-2661

Adult family and friends of cancer patients
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza
Roseville, CA
Provides a confidential place to share concerns about your adjustment to a loved one’s cancer and to learn new coping skills and self-care. Facilitated by a health care professional that is also a cancer survivor.
Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 916-781-5000

Caregiver support group
Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Open to all caregivers regardless of disease.
Date/Time: Third Friday of each month, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Joni Trykar, 916-781-1559

Caregiver support group
Multipurpose Senior Center
11577 E Avenue
Auburn, CA
Date/Time: Third Friday, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Joni Trykar, 916-705-3552

Caregiver support group
12 Bridges Library
485 12 Bridges
Lincoln, CA
Date/Time: Third Friday, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Joni Trykar, 916-781-1559

Caring for the caregiver
Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C Street Suite 550
Sacramento, CA
Caregiver’s workshop designed to provide resources to those providing care, while offering a supportive environment where caregivers can share their emotions, ideas, suggestions and wisdom.
Date/Time: 3rd Friday of the month, RSVP required
Contact: 916-962-8892

Caregivers
Yolo Adult Day Health Center
20 N. Cottonwood St.
Woodland, CA
Date/Time: Varies
Contact: 916-962-8892

Hope in Christ cancer support group
9818 Adamellow Way
Elk Grove, CA
A non-denominational support program for people with cancer, and their concerned family and friends.
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Contact: Bob and Ethel Rose, 916-714-0635

Living with cancer support group
Woolsey Health Sciences Library Woodland Surgery Center Medical Building
1321 Cottonwood St 1st Level
Woodland, CA 95695
A support group for individuals who have or have had cancer, whether receiving treatment or not. Spouses, caregivers, family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Date/Time: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of every month 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Shelia Murray, R.N. Community Health Education, 530-669-5305

"My Time" caregiver support group
Placerville Senior Center
937 Spring Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Support group for family caregivers.
Date/Time: First Friday of each month, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Wanda Demarest, 530-621-6180

Partner-To-Partner
Peer support group for men whose partner has breast cancer.
Date/Time: By appointment
Contact: 916-446-7933

Sutter Cancer Center family and caregiver support group
Offering support to people with a family member who has cancer.
Contact: Leslie Duket, Clinical Social Worker – 916-454-6866

Yes I can workshop
Four-part series teaching caregivers specific skills such as nutrition, transfer and personal care. Note this is not a support group - it is an educational class series held several times a year.
Date/Time: Call for times and locations.
Contact: Del Oro Resource Center916-728-9333 or 800-635-0220

Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.
Contact260-22-Kesem (5-3736) or email

Children's art therapy support group
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA
Program helps children learn to cope with death of a loved one.
Date/Time: Ten-week session, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Peggy Gulshen, 916-454-6555

Colorectal cancer peer navigator program
Offering special support on a one-to-one basis by matching newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained cancer survivors.

Adult family and friends of cancer patients
Elma Wolf Cancer Resource Center
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Date/Time: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and first and third Tuesday of each month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: 916-781-1717

Cancer patient and family support group
Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street, #420
Sacramento CA 95816
Date/Time: Call for locations, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: 916-454-6866

Me-One Foundation
The Me-One Foundation gives adult cancer patients and their loved ones a no-cost weekend retreat at the Mission Springs Camp and Conference Center in Scotts Valley, California.
Contact916-784-CAMP(2267) or email

Writing as healing
A weekly writing group for those touched by cancer.
Writing sessions are facilitated by John Crandall, a trained workshop leader.
Contact916-708-9708 or email.

Dignity Health, Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr, Conf Room 3
Folsom, CA
Date/Time: Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact916-962-8892 or 916-390-2661 for location

Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Dr.
Roseville, CA
Date/Time: Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Cancer Resource Center, 916-781-5000

Kaiser Permanente - Roseville
1600 Eureka Road - Med Bldg 2, 1st Floor, Rm C10B
Roseville, Ca
Date/Time: First and Third Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Lori Penery, lori.penery@kp.org

Kaiser Permanente - South Sacramento
6600 Bruceville Road, Med Bldg 2, Room 2B
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: Third Wednesday, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Cora Schumacher-Mukai, 916-688-6376

Living with cancer support group
Woodland Healthcare Cancer Center
1325 Cottonwood St, DCR3 Conference Room
Woodland, CA
Date/Time: Third Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Contact: 916-962-8892

Woodland Healthcare Cancer Center
515 Fairchild Ct. Haarberg Building, Conf Rm
Woodland, CA
Date/Time: Third Wednesday, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: 530-669-5353

Season Survivors
Call for location
El Dorado Hills, CA
Date/Time: Second Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Mary Sullivan, 916-939-2417 or sullivan2458@sbcglobal.net

Wound Clinic
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: Monthly
Contact916-436-3015 for more information & to register

Fitness class for cancer patients
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Exercise class to help maintain strength during treatment and recovery.
Date/Time: Six-week session by appointment.
Contact: 916-781-1717

Triumph fitness program for cancer survivors
Available at two Sacramento locations
Strength-and-fitness program for people who have recently completed cancer treatment. 
Date/Time: 12-week session by appointment.

Meditation Group
Dignity Health Cancer Institute
6403 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Contact916-990-8454 to register

Smoke-free support group  
Date/Time: Second Friday of every month
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Contact: Cari Shulkin at 916-734-0718 or e-mail

Yoga Class
Dignity Health, Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C Street
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Contact: 916-962-8892

Yoga Class
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: Third Thursday
Contact: 916-962-8892

Leukemia and lymphoma support group
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X Street, Rooms 1101 and 1103
Sacramento, CA 95817
For patients and family members experiencing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome.
Date/Time: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Pitts, 916-434-4169

Leukemia and Lymphoma Blood Cancer Support Group
Wellness Within
609 Oak Street
Roseville, CA
Date/Time: First Wednesday, 5:50 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Dulcy Wilson, 530-228-0631

Placer Center for Health
550 West Ranch View Road
Rocklin, CA
Date/Time: First Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Dr. Paul Kaesberg, 916-703-5200

LEGACY SUPPORT GROUP (Lung Cancer)
Dignity Health, Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C Street, #550
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: First Wednesday, alternating months 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Contact: Dignity Health Cancer Institute Nurse Navigators, 1-822-637-2962
*Call to confirm location

LEGACY SUPPORT GROUP (Lung Cancer)
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 140
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: First Wednesday, alternating months 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Dignity Health Cancer Institute Nurse Navigators, 1-822-637-2962
*Call to confirm location

Marshall Medical Cancer Resource Center
3581 Palmer Drive Suite 400
Cameron Park, CA
Date/Time: Third Tuesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Resource Center, 530-672-7050

Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
Date/Time: Varies
Contact: Resource Center, 916-781-5000

Malignant melanoma support group
A self help group for malignant melanoma patients wanting to share research information and provide support.
Date/Time: Meet as needed, call for location.
Contact: Jean Berry, 916-961-8783

Multiple myeloma group
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Plaza
6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 140
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: First Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Nurse Navigators, 916-962-8892

Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
Date/Time: Second Monday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Cancer Resource Center, 916-781-5000 *Must register Friday before meeting

Dignity Health, Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C Street, #550
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: Second Tuesdays (Feb, May, Aug, Nov), 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: For individual appt, call 916-983-7598

Ostomy visitors
One-one one visitation program for ostomy patients.
Date/Time: By appointment
Contact: 800-ACS-2345

Ostomy support group (Placerville)
Federated Church Library
1031 Thompson Way
Placerville, CA 95667
Date/Time: Third Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Ramona Reynolds, 530-642-2420

United ostomy association
7563 Green Valley Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Group focuses on coping with ostomies.
Date/Time: Third Thursday of every month, 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Dorothy May, 916-332-1963 or Jim McGee 916-362-5275

Ostomy support group
Marshall Medical Cancer Center
3381 Palmer Dr
Cameron Park, CA
Date/Time: Monthly
Contact530-672-7050 for more information & to register

Ostomy support group
Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Avenue - Suite 215
Carmichael, CA
Date/Time: Monthly
Contact916-864-8360 for more information & to register

Cameron Park prostate cancer support group
Marshall Medical Center
3581 Palmer Drive, Room 400
Cameron Park, 95682
Date/Time: First Thursday of each month, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Dick Montgomery, 916-213-5593, richardmontgomery773@gmail.com

Grass Valley prostate cancer support group
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945-5723
Building 2, classroom A
Date/Time: Fourth Thursday of each month, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Virginia Wyman, 530-346-6680, virgwyman@foothill.net

Marysville prostate cancer support group
Rideout Cancer Center
618 5th street
Marysville, 95901
Date/Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Mindy Johnson, 530-801-1991, m3johnson@frgh.org

Mercy San Juan prostate cancer support group
Mercy San Juan Physican's Plaza
6555 Coyle Ave.
Carmichael, 95605
Conference room 150
The Prostate Cancer Support Group provides education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to prostate cancer.
Date/Time: Third Thursday, odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Beverly Nicholson, R.N., M.S., 916-537-5237, beverlynicholson@comcast.net

Sutter Roseville prostate support group
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
One Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Conference room 13
Date/Time: Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Jessica Brest, 916-781-1591, brestj@sutterhealth.org

UC Davis prostate cancer support group
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X Street
Sacramento, 95817
Cancer center auditorium
The Prostate Cancer Support Group provides education, sharing and an opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who can relate to prostate cancer.
Date/Time: Third Thursday, even months (February, April, June, August, October, December), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Beverly Nicholson, R.N., M.S., 916-537-5237, beverlynicholson@comcast.net

Yolo prostate cancer support group
Yolo Library - Davis Branch 
315 East 14th Street 
Davis, 95616
Date/Time: Second Monday, even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec), 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Ray Biancalana, 530-756-6508, rjalana@yahoo.com  or Gil Walker, 530-661-6449

Woodland prostate cancer support group
Senior Center
2001 East Street
Woodland, 95776
Date/Time: Second Monday, odd months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov), 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Gil Walker, 530-661-6449, walkergil@hotmail.com or Ray Biancalana, 530-756-6408

Prostate cancer peer navigator program
Offering special support on a one-to-one basis by matching newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained cancer survivors.

From cancer to health
People diagnosed with cancer feel a great deal of stress. Over time, that stress can sometimes disrupt the healing process. From Cancer To Health is a 12-week educational group designed to help women with cancer connect, cope with the stress of cancer and cancer treatment. Group members will learn strategies to manage stress, ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms, and skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer.
Location:
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
UC Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Groups are held throughout the year. They are free and open to non-UC Davis patients.
Contact: Jena Cooreman, LCSW by email jlcooreman@ucdavis.edu or phone at 916-734-5198

Look good feel better
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X Street, Suite 3001
Sacramento, CA 95817
Helps individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.
Date/Time: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: 800-227-2345 for schedule and to pre-register.

Look good feel better
American Cancer Society
1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115
Sacramento, CA 95815
Helps individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.
Date/Time: Second Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact: 800-227-2345 for schedule and to pre-register.

Gynecological cancer
Dignity Health, Mercy Cancer Center
3301 C Street, #550
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time: Third Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Dignity Health Cancer Institute Nurse Navigator, 916-862-8892

Ovarian (or breast)
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
Date/Time: Second and fourth Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Cancer Resource Center, 916-781-5000

Women cancer support
Amador Stars
12120 Industry Blvd, Suite 32
Jackson, CA
Date/Time: Fourth Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Ginger Ruff, 209-223-1246