Support & Services
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) offers support and services for breast cancer patients and survivors only. Before enrolling in any of the BCRC programming, you must first complete an intake with one of our experienced, professional staff members. Please call (609) 497-2100 x 349 to make arrangements.
Our Breast Cancer Resource Center’s meetup groups gather throughout the year and empower those diagnosed with breast cancer. We believe no one should face breast cancer alone. Our groups are a safe and comfortable place to share, be uplifted, exchange ideas, get informed, gain daily strength, explore handling different situations, embrace one another, and move forward in your personal journey.
All of our current meetup groups meet at the BCRC Clubhouse’s living room at 2 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 unless otherwise noted.
The BCRC’s Advanced Breast Cancer Meetup Group is currently on hiatus. If you are a woman living with Stage IV breast cancer and need support, please call the BCRC so we can share other support group referrals with you.
(609) 497-2100 x 349.
An ongoing meetup for patients and survivors of stage I, II or III breast cancer. Monthly meetings will help participants cope with the immediate and long-term effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group, and may include managing hair loss, fatigue, chemo-brain, body image, employment issues, while also focusing on practical ways to move beyond breast cancer and return to wellness. Newly diagnosed patients will bond with others at various stages of their journey.
4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM
BCRC and Young Survivor Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have teamed up to bring you a monthly peer-facilitated support group addressing the unique concerns of women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Young women at any stage of their breast cancer journey are welcome to attend. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with other young women who have faced breast cancer.
2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM
Reunión mensual de ayuda a las participantes a afrontar mejor los efectos del cáncer de seno y los tratamientos a corto, mediano y largo plazo. La discusión se enfoca en temas de importancia para las participantes, como su historia médica, tratamientos recibidos, sentimientos de pérdida de control, malestar físico, cambios en la imagen corporal, cerebro lento por la quimioterapia, ansiedad, temor que el cáncer vuelva, perdida o falta de empleo, problemas de comunicación con familiares, amigos y médicos. La reunión ayuda en la búsqueda y aplicación de maneras prácticas para regresar a una vida sana positiva e integral. ¡La esperamos!
4º Jueves de cada mes de 3:00-4:30 PM
Biblioteca pública de Trenton
120 Academy St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
The BCRC has relationships with various local therapists who offer private counseling sessions. Issues to be discussed might include loss of control, fear of recurrence, communicating with loved ones, post-treatment anxiety, or self-esteem. Sessions are 60 minutes in length and, if not covered by insurance, are free of charge to breast cancer patients/survivors (and spouses, adult children, parents, or caregivers, if appropriate) at any stage of their breast cancer journey. These sessions are intended to provide support for the short term only. If, after several sessions, it is determined that long-term professional support would be beneficial, referrals will be made.
For a referral to one of our private counselors, please contact Melissa White-McMahon at (609) 497-2100 x 349 or email@example.com
Woman-to-Woman Peer Support
You don’t have to deal with breast cancer alone! BCRC will connect you with a survivor who has had a similar experience for one-on-one peer support via telephone, email, or an in person get together.
If you would like to be matched with a Woman-to-Woman Peer Support volunteer, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Melissa White-McMahon at (609) 497-2100 x 349 or firstname.lastname@example.org