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.

Meetup Groups

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.

Private Counseling

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 mwhite@ywcaprinceton.org  

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 mwhite@ywcaprinceton.org