Support Group Schedule

The following support groups are offered free to participants, including cancer patients, caregivers, friends, and family. They are organized and managed by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, and are led by experienced, licensed facilitators.
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NEW! Write to Heal Workshop – A FREE Workshop for Cancer Patients & Survivors *Registration Required*

The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is that you experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written. The workshop is based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method. Facilitated by Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, and cancer survivor. Choose a location below for meeting dates and times. 

Write to Heal Workshop in Santa Fe: Meets 8 Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Jan. 7th – Mar. 3rd (excluding Jan. 28th). Meets at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in Santa Fe. 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B. (Between Quest Diagnostics and the Double Dragon Restaurant.)

Write to Heal Workshop in Los Alamos: Meets 8 Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm. Jan. 9th – Mar. 5th (excluding Jan. 30th). Meets at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. 1101 Bathtub Row.


NEW! Grief & Recovery

This group is open to caregivers, family, and friends who have lost a loved one to cancer. There is no expiration date on grieving because the process changes and evolves over time. Share, learn, and feel supported in a safe space. Facilitated by Ronni Levine, LMFT. Meets every Thursday from 11 am – 12:15 pm at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in Santa Fe. 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B. (Between Quest Diagnostics and the Double Dragon Restaurant.)


How We Heal

This group is open to all people who have a cancer diagnosis, and includes tips on how to navigate and be supported by the system. Facilitated by Janet Smith, RN. Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in Santa Fe. 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B. (Between Quest Diagnostics and the Double Dragon Restaurant.)


Together: A Support Group for Caregivers, Family, and Friends of Cancer Patients

This group addresses the unique needs of the caregiver and those closest to the cancer patient. Choose a location below for meeting dates and times.

Together in Santa Fe:
Facilitated by Ronni Levine, LMFT. Meets every Tuesday from 11 am – 12:15 pm at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in Santa Fe. 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B. (Between Quest Diagnostics and the Double Dragon Restaurant.)

Together in Los Alamos: Facilitated by Lori Padilla, LMHC. Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. 1101 Bathtub Row.

Together in White Rock: Facilitated by Lori Padilla, LMHC. Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm at the White Rock Senior Center in White Rock. 133 Longview Dr.


Living with Cancer

This group is for patients dealing with the challenges of recurrent or metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Janet Smith, RN. Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30 at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in Santa Fe. 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B. (Between Quest Diagnostics and the Double Dragon Restaurant.)


Questions? Please contact Caroline Owen at (505) 955-7931 x. 3 or email caroline@cffnm.org