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Support Groups

The following classes are offered through Simi Valley Hospital (SVH) and its educational partners. Simi Valley Hospital supports the Wellness Community and its mission to provide for the health and wellness of our community. Their cancer support groups and education resources are offered at no cost. For more information on their class offerings, call the Wellness Community at (805) 379-4777.

After Breast Cancer Support Group

A free support group for those surviving breast cancer. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Mary at (805) 526-8006.

Simi Valley Senior Center, Room 106
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

First Thursday of every month, 7pm-8:30pm

Brain Tumor Networking Group

Professionally led, drop-in forum to share experiences, practical solutions, and offer inspiration and hope to others. Family members and friends are welcome. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.twcvv.org.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

First Thursday of every month, 6:30pm

Family & Friends Drop-In Cancer Support Group

Professionally-led, drop-in support group for family members and friends of people with cancer to share concerns, issues and information. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.twcvv.org.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

Thursdays, 10am

Grief Recovery Support Group

This free support group is for individuals who are suffering from a loss and need a safe place to give expression to their feelings, their questions and emotions. Both support groups are facilitated by Chaplain Ron Hyrchuk, SVH director of spiritual care services, who has more than a decade of experience in helping others work through the death of a loved one. Call (805) 955-6225 for more information or to register.

Aspen Outpatient Center Conference Room
2750 N Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley
Begins Sept. 29 and meets every Thursday, 2:30pm-4pm and 7pm-8:30pm

Jennifer Diamond Cancer Research Library

Features books, videotapes and audiotapes, pamphlets and two state-of-the-art computers. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.twcvv.org.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 6pm-8pm
Saturdays, by appointment

Look Good...Feel Better

Your self-image is always important to your total health and well being. This free support group helps women in active cancer treatment learn techniques to restore their self-image and cope with appearance-related side effects. Certified beauty professionals provide tips on caring for your skin, hair styling with wigs and accessories, and makeup techniques. In addition to the tips and techniques, each participant receives a kit of free products valued at $350. Reservations are required for the program. To register, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

Simi Valley Hospital Aspen Center
2750 Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley

First Monday of every other month (Oct., Dec., etc), 4pm-6pm

Multiple Myeloma Networking Group

A free monthly drop-in forum to share experiences, practical solutions, and offer inspiration and hope to others. Family members and friends are welcome. For details please contact Gary Diehl at (805) 647-2852.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

First Saturday of every month, 11:30am

New Hope Cancer Support Group

This is a free support group for Metastatic, Recurrence, and Advanced Breast Cancer. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information call Robin at (805) 522-7203. Or call the American Cancer Society at (805) 529-2530 or the 24-hour multilingual resource and support hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Simi Valley Senior Center, Room 106
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

Second Monday of every month, 7pm-9pm

Prostate Cancer Networking Group

A free monthly drop-in forum to share experiences, practical solutions, and offer inspiration and hope to others. Family members and friends are welcome. No interview or RSVP required. Offered by The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.twcvv.org.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

Third Saturday of every month, 10:30am

Prostate Cancer Support Group

A free support group for prostate cancer survivors. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Dave at 805-526-7255. Or call the American Cancer Society at (805) 529-2530 or the 24-hour multilingual resource and support hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Countrywide, 1F West Luncheon Room
400 Countrywide Way, Simi Valley

Second Tuesday of every month, 7pm-9pm

Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group

A free support group for men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Ken at 818-991-9971 during the day or 818-707-3627 in the evenings. You may also call the American Cancer Society at (805) 529-2530 or the 24-hour multilingual resource and support hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Global Senior Center
1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

First and third Wednesday of every month, 7pm-9pm

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

A free support group for caregivers, families and survivors. Offered by Simi Valley Hospital in conjunction with the National Stroke Association. For more information please call Richard Randall at (805) 498-2632.

Simi Valley Hospital
Café Conference Room

Saturdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Support Groups for People with Cancer and Their Family Members

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura offers several free, weekly groups for people with cancer and family members. Groups are facilitated by a professional therapist. Attendance at an orientation session and a brief interview are necessary before joining. To schedule an orientation, please call (805) 379-4777.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

Call for days & times.

Tzu Chi Free Clinic Cancer Support Group

A free support group for Chinese speakers. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Laura Yang at 818-983-2633, Jenny Hwang at 805-358-3941 or Peggy Joh at 818-304-4567. Or call the American Cancer Society at (805) 529-2530 or the 24-hour multilingual resource and support hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

LA Northwest Service Center
29504 Bertrand Dr., Agoura Hills

Second Sunday of every month

Wellness Community Orientation Meetings

The Wellness Community offers the following free programs to people with cancer and their families. A cancer survivor will introduce you to The Wellness Community’s programs and services. For more information, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.twcvv.org.

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village

Tuesdays, 7pm & Fridays, 10am

Young Women's Cancer Support Group

A free support group for young women with cancer. Offered by the American Cancer Society. For more information about this support group, call Rebecca at (805) 415-4423. Or call the American Cancer Society at (805) 529-2530 or the 24-hour multilingual resource and support hotline at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Countrywide, 1F West Luncheon Room
400 Countrywide Way, Simi Valley

First Tuesday of every month, 7pm-9pm