Free Local Support Groups (in alphabetical order):
American Cancer Society Support Groups: I Can Cope, Reach to Recovery, Man to Man, Look Good Feel Better
Call the local ACS chapter to get information on when and where the groups meet.
Brain Tumor Support Group: Mind Matters
Open to all patients, survivors, family and friends.
Meets monthly; 3rd Thursday at 4 pm
@ HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
Breast Cancer Support Groups
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, Rm 8011
3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6 pm
Pam Clevenger 265-7070
Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center
2nd Tuesday of the month @ 6 pm
Susie Ulloa 333-5849
Healing Touch Cancer Patients Spiritual Support Group
Open to patients and survivors of all cancers. The bible is referred
to for guidance. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue
352-331-2960, Marci Corey
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Blood Cancers Support Group
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Open to patients and family regardless of where patients receive treatment.
The Community Room in the Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center-Gainesville,
6420 W. Newberry Road (see Cancergainesville.com for directions)
Michelle Bishop, PhD 331-0020
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Community Room, 6420 NW Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605. For more information, please contact Linda Henry LPN, at 352-529-7050 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the group website at http://gainesville.support.myeloma.org.
Cancer support group for patients and caregivers,
1st Tuesday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m.
Contact Gwen Carriere, ARNP for more information
(352) 333-4511 or (352)514-5960
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Cancer Center, 6420 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32605
For Bereavement Support Groups, contact:
Catholic Charities Bureau (352) 372-0294
Compassionate Friends (352) 373-1129
Haven Hospice (352) 378-2121
The purpose of the meetings is to bring cancer specialists
together for networking purposes, and to help educate both
healthcare professionals and patients about the services available
in our area. Meets one Wednesday a month at the Hope Lodge
conference room at noon. The meetings are open to patients,
survivors, caregivers and all healthcare professionals who treat
them. Each month a speaker gives a presentation on some facet
of cancer care. A healthy lunch is provided. For meeting dates
and topics: 352-377-4427, Barb Thomas, email@example.com
Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)
SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in
the African-American community. All chapters are run by breast
cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville.
Criser Cancer Resource Center (https://ufhealth.org/cancer-resource-center)
The center provides patients and families a relaxing and supportive environment where they can use computers with free internet access, find up-to-date information about treatment and recovery. Experience staff with backgrouns in oncology, social work, psychology, creative arts and holistic healing, engage patients and families in a variety of free educational opportunities and support services including: dance, yoga, and meditation.
Monday-Friday 9 am -5 pm
For a list of programs and events, please stop by the Cancer Resource Center or visit the UF Health Community Calendar.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
Low cost clinic offers acupuncture and various modalities for the
relief of the side effects of cancer treatments such as nausea
and fatigue, and help in rebuilding the immune system. Please call
to set up an appointment. 352-371-2833 ext. 21
Joseph J. Williams, AP, DOM
Sunshine Integrative Health
5200 W. Newberry Rd, Suite D4
Gainesville, FL 32607
Jane Cetlinkski, AP
807 NW 57th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
Beth Karbe, AP
1810 NW 6th Street, Suite D
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Razia Ali Hamm, AP
The Acupuncture Center
7328 W. University Ave, Ste F
Gainesville, FL 32607
Nutrition Therapy Associates
2630 NW 41st St, Suite D3
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Dr. Karin Kratina, RD, LD/N
Physical Therapy and Physical Well-Being
Cancer Fatigue and Recover Program
ReQuest Physical Therapy
4820 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607
A free four-week cancer fitness program for those undergoing
treatment and those that have completed treatment with a
physician referral. Use fitness to battle cancer-related fatigue,
improve your strength, experience a renewed feeling of
empowerment, and live a longer life—free from cancer. To make
an appointment for orientation: 352-377-4955, Debbie Lee
Team Survivor of North Florida (TS)
TS fosters and promotes exercise opportunities for women
affected by cancer.
Bras, Prostheses, Scarves, Wigs, Hairpieces
Especially for Women
6781 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32605-4312
The Pink Door
A boutique environment offering prostheses, mastectomy bras,
specially designed sleepwear, loungewear, active wear, camisoles,
swimwear, wigs, turbans, scarves and more. Palatka.
CLEANING FOR A REASON (www.cleaningforareason.org) will provide
FREE Housecleanng - 1 time per month for 4 months - to any woman
currently undergoing Chemo for Breast cancer. All she has to do is
sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip
code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire
USA and currently has 547 partners to help.
More than meal kit grocery delivery! Chef Ami delivers easy to follow recipes & fresh
pre-measured local ingredients to your door in Gainesville each week!
EAT the 80
Eat the 80 is a healthy meal delivery service that makes handcrafted gourmet chef-inspired meals
to fill your fridge with healthy, fresh, local food each week.
1527 6th St, Gainesville FL
Haven Hospice offers Patient and Family Care at home, in nursing
homes, in hospitals and at their care centers, helping patients to
manage their symptoms and giving families/caregivers needed
resources and assistance.
PAWS: Pets Are Wonderful Support
A student volunteer organization in UF’s College of Veterinary
Medicine that aims to improve the quality of life for low income
Alachua County residents suffering from terminal or disabling
disease by offering free veterinary care. Call for eligibility.
352-392-2213 ext 5494; www.vetmed.ufl.edu/clubs/paws