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Support Groups

At Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus, our commitment to provide comprehensive, compassionate care extends beyond the physician's office. Licensed, experienced social workers are available to help you and your family cope with illness, discuss your concerns and connect you to a variety of hospital and community resources.

We also offer free support groups for patients and their caregivers or loved ones. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, so call the numbers provided ahead of time to get the most current information.

All Heart Club (Cardiac Rehabilitation Support)

The All Heart Club of Greater New Haven, an educational support group, provides ongoing educational support to people with heart problems and their spouses or families. The club meets on the second Thursday of most months, 6 to 8 pm, at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campuss. Membership is open to anyone; there is a nominal membership fee. For more information, please call toll-free 866.669.0106.

Bariatric/Weight-loss Surgery Support Groups

Specifically for individuals working to stay on track after weight loss surgery.

When/WhereContact(s)Phone Number

Post-op Basics Support Group (1-5 months post-surgery)
Second Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 pm
Cronin Auditorium Lobby Conference Room
1450 Chapel Street

Jessie Moore

203.776.4677

Stay on Track Support Group (6+ months post-surgery)
Fourth Thursday of every month 6-7:30 pm
Cronin Auditorium Lobby Conference Room
1450 Chapel Street

Jessie Moore

203.776.4677

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement support programs are intended as a source of strength and hope for adults experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. Seminars and support groups offer unique healing benefits. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation or belief system. Bereavement programs and services are offered free-of-charge. Dates and times of these programs vary throughout the year. For more information, please email Lisa Irish in the Department of Spiritual Care or call 203.789.3247. Bereavement support group meeting times and special events are listed in our Classes and Events section.

Cancer Support Groups

We offer many cancer support groups. Current patients, survivors and families are welcome.

When/WhereContact(s)Phone Number

Breast Cancer Support Group
First and Third Tuesday of every month 5:30-7 pm

Vanna Dest, APRN, BC, AOCN

 203.789.3131

Cancer Support Group for patients and their caregivers
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

Vanna Dest, APRN, BC, AOCN

 203.789.3131

Caring Kids (Children who have a caregiver or relative affected by cancer)

 

 203.789.5956

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
Second Tuesday of every month 5-6:30 pm

Vanna Dest, APRN, BC, AOCN

 203.789.3131

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and Myeloma Cancer Support Group
First Monday of every month 6-7:30 pm

 

203.789.3131 

Prostate Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of every month 6-7:30 pm

Vanna Dest, APRN, BC, AOCN

  203.789.3131

Stroke Support Group

A group for survivors and their caregivers. Registration is required.

When/WhereContact(s)Phone Number

Last Tuesday of every month, 1:30-3:30 pm
Cafeteria Conference Room

Katie Novack

203.789.3362

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