Cancer Support Groups

There are a variety of cancer support groups in central Vermont and nearby that can help support you and your family during and after cancer treatment.

Kindred Connections

Peer support for all cancer survivors, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Matches you with a local trained volunteer who has had an experience or a concern similar to yours.

For information about getting support or becoming a volunteer, call 800-652-5064 or go to

Cancer Support Potluck

Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Meets at National Life Cancer Treatment Center on the CVMC campus. Organized and facilitated by members.

Contact Carole MacIntyre at 802-229-5931 or Diane Jones at 802-225-5449.

Alive! With Song

Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at National Life Cancer Treatment Center on the CVMC campus.

Central Vermont’s chorus of cancer survivors and caregivers.   Potluck supper and conversation until 6:15, when the singing begins.  Open to all affected by cancer who like to make music.  Contact Theresa Lever, 225-5449 or

Grief Support Group

Daytime group meets third Wednesday of month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Evening group meets second Monday of month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Both groups meet at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Rd., Berlin

The focus is to learn together how to cope with grief and to receive and offer support to each other. “Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one.”

Facilitated by Ginny Fry. Contact at 223-1878.

Look Good . . . Feel Better

Free workshop led by trained cosmetologists volunteering for the American Cancer Society. Get help with cosmetics, skin care, and head covering options; take home a wonderful goodie bag of cosmetics and more!

Call Linda Comstock at 802-225-5418 to register.

Meets the third Wednesday of every other month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at CVMC Cancer Center Resource Room (main hospital campus).