Fred Hutch Social Work and Support
More information about support groups also is available from the Patient and Family Resource Center at 206.606.2081.
Facing the challenges of cancer can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frightened, and alone. A support group can help by providing a place to discuss your feelings, share information, and talk about coping with cancer.
Online social support tools are another way to get support and stay in touch with friends, family, and other patients and caregivers.
All Fred Hutch support groups are free and are facilitated by Fred Hutch staff. Groups are open only to Fred Hutch patients and their family members and caregivers.
A networking and sharing group, for patients, caregivers, families, and friends. Everyone is welcome, regardless of where care is received. One-on-one support is also available.
Are you a young adult (ages 18-40) currently in active treatment at Fred Hutch for any cancer or potentially malignant disorder? Please join us and meet other young adults undergoing treatment, share your experiences and learn more about living with this diagnosis.
Join Julia and Art Chmura for presentations and discussions. Light refreshments provided.
For women of all ages at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer.
For women under age 40 at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer.
Listen to speakers, get to know each other, share stories of your experience with low-blood platelets, exchange information and plan future meetings with the Platelet Disorder Support Association.
Seattle Children’s sponsors and hosts a variety of support groups and networks for families of children with special health care needs. Most of the groups are led by a social worker or nurse. Parents or parent-staff partnerships facilitate some groups.
View a list of Seattle Children's Support Groups
Cancer Lifeline’s Support Groups work to meet the needs of patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends.
View a list of Support Groups
Cancer Pathways, formerly known as Gilda's Club Seattle, offers support groups for both men and women. There are support groups for newly diagnosed patients, caregivers, bereavement and patients living with cancer for two or more years. Free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Pathways offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a homelike setting.
Patient Power® is a trusted name among cancer patients, researchers, doctors, patient advocates, and care partners reached via website, Facebook, and other social channels. The Patient Power® website is organized by cancer type – added to daily – with news from medical conferences, expert interviews, and live chats on social media. Programs feature top global medical experts, dedicated advocates, and inspiring, knowledgeable patients.
This group offers support for women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40.
Fred Hutch has teamed up with CaringBridge and CancerConnect to help patients and caregivers use the web to communicate with friends, family, and other patients and caregivers while going through treatment.
CaringBridge is your free, personal, and private journal, guestbook, and photo album — all in one place. Share your CaringBridge website with your friends and family.
CancerConnect allows you to connect with fellow cancer patients and survivors. CancerConnect forums are moderated by Fred Hutch patient navigators.
At no time does Fred Hutch, or UW Medicine, divulge or provide any patient information for the purpose of these services. These services are provided solely by CaringBridge.com and CancerConnect.com.