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Support GroupsThey know what you’re going through, and they want to help.

Support Groups

People all across Staten Island are joining together to help themselves and support one another in living healthier lives. Learn more about support groups and programs for parents and children that can help you live a healthier life.

Bereavement Support Groups

  • Bereavement Group for persons learning to live with the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling, grandparent or another significant loved one to cancer, meets every Tuesdays, 1:00 pm at Bridgeview Community Room, 160-62 Nicholas Avenue. (next to Port Richmond High School football field). For more information, please call Vicky King at (718) 981-6226 Ext. 120.
  • Compassionate Friends. Meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Great Room, 2nd Floor, Medical Arts Pavilion, NORTH. For people who have lost children to an illness or disease. For more information please call Michele Muro at (718) 227-6516.
  • Siblings of Compassionate Friend to cope with the loss of a sibling meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. Please call Justine at (646) 361-545 or Keith at (718) 227-1207 for location and further details.
  • Postpartum Depression Support Group. Meets the third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. For more information, call 718-818-2032.

Cancer Support Groups

  • Look Good Feel Better Support Group for Cancer Patients Programs held quarterly. Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of every month (except July & August) at 1:00 PM at 2nd Floor Conference Room, Cancer Services at Staten Island University Hospital, NORTH. For more information, call 718-818-1024 or 719-226-8888
  • Breast Cancer Support Group for patients, survivors and their families meets last Saturday of each month (except July & August) at 12:00 Noon pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, Cancer Services at Staten Island University Hospital, NORTH. Lunch is served.

Health Living and Diabetes Support Groups

  • Kardiac Kidz Exercise Program SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6125
  • Healthy Diet Cooking Club SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6125
  • Living with Diabetes Support Group SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6125
  • Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention Support Group SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6126.

Medical Conditions Support Groups

  • Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group. Designed for patients and families Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 718-818-2430.
  • Asthma & COPD Support Group SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6125.
  • Smoking Cessation Support Group SI Univ. Hosp., 256C Mason Ave., Nalitt Center, 3rd Fl. FREE: To register, call 718-226-6125.

Mothers Support Groups

  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program(WIC - Women, Infants, and Children). Meets daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call718-818-2373.
  • Private Services for Mothers With Breastfeeding Problems. Meets on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 718-818-4375.