Support Services & Healing Arts
YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) offers support 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.
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 virtually via Zoom until further notice.
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 usually 60 minutes in length and, if not covered by insurance, will be discounted for 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
A peer-led support group for Latinx women. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Conversation topics include emotional health during a pandemic, meditation, and healing through art. To join, please contact Priscila, Latinx Outreach Coordinator at (609) 497-2100 x 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org Habla Español!
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 women will bond with others at various stages of their journey.
1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM
Facilitated by Robin Richards-Greene
An ongoing 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 6:30-8:00 PM
Healing Arts Workshops
The virtual Healing Arts series will return fall 2021 emailing Melissa White at email@example.com !
The BCRC is here to empower breast cancer patients and survivors to take an active role in maintaining and improving their quality of life during and after breast cancer treatment. We know all too well how a diagnosis of breast cancer stirs up so many emotions. It is important to have an outlet for these emotions – a way to acknowledge, explore and express them in a positive way.
We find that engaging in creative arts can be a powerful healing experience for breast cancer survivors facing health challenges. Healing arts helps in so many ways including expressing thoughts and emotions, lowering stress and anxiety, connecting with oneself in a deeper way, coping with grief, and creating something unique and beautiful!
BCRC healing arts workshops include painting, drawing, sculpting, equine therapy, creative writing, and more. To find out more about upcoming healing arts workshops, please contact Melissa White-McMahon at (609) 497-2100 x 349 or firstname.lastname@example.org