L.A. Resource Guide

Support Groups

Breast Friends
Breast Friends, a peer support-mentoring program, lends one-to-one support for newly diagnosed patients. Highly trained breast cancer survivors give support from diagnosis, through treatment and on to recovery.
562/933-7815

My Sister, My Friend Breast Cancer Support
My Sister, My Friend Breast Cancer Support is based in Long Beach. Visit their webiste for more information.

Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
A nonprofit Center with support groups for patients, family members and significant others: Meditation, Mind-Body Techniques, Healing through Art, Qi Gong, Acupressure, Young Adults, DCIS, Breast Cancer, Women with Metastatic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Friends & Family, Bereavement, Husbands/Partners of Women with Cancer, Integrative Nutritional Assessment, etc.
310/794-6644

Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Network, LA
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Network is comprised of African American breast cancer survivors and the newly diagnosed furnishing comprehensive support to women in under-served communities.
323/759-0200

Team Survivor, LA
Non-profit organization providing free exercise, health education and support programs to all women living with cancer. 310/477-8557

Wellness Community
This organization provides free programs for people with cancer, their families and significant others.

Los Angeles County locations:

  • Burbank: 800-313-9737
  • Foothills Area: 626-796-1083
  • San Fernando: 888-707-9355
  • South Bay Cities: 310-376-3550
  • Valley/Ventura: 805-379-4777
  • West Los Angeles: 310-314-2555

Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project
A nonprofit providing breast health education, health advocacy and psychosocial support to African American breast cancer survivors in their community.
310/330-5140
www.wocbcssp.net

Women of Essence
Concerned African American breast cancer survivors committed to increasing local and national attention on the devastating impact of breast cancer on the African American community.
310/527-8227

YWCA of Santa Monica/ENCORE Program
ENCORE Program is for women who have had breast cancer surgery. This program offers exercises and informal peer support for women after their surgery.
310/452-3881 (or your local YWCA)

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