Having the support of others while going through cancer treatment can be important to the healing process. Naturally, most patients first turn to their family and friends for encouragement and emotional support. But something quite valuable can be gained by participating in a group with people who are undergoing a similar situation. Many patients have found great strength and encouragement through support groups.

A mutual support group can make a significant contribution in restoring a sense of well-being. When the group networks with a caring medical team, the patient and his/her family can more readily move toward recovery despite any limitations of cancer.

Meetings are free and open to those in all phases of testing, treatment and follow-up for cancer, as well as family and friends.

Cancer Support Group
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 12pm to 1:30pm. Please RSVP to Bonnie L. Malcolm, LCSW, to secure your place in the group and for more information. 406-240-0996 or by email bons106@gmail.com.
 

Breast Cancer Support Group
Breast Cancer Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM. For more information call 329.5713 or email at Jamie.bussiere@providence.org.
 

Friend and Family Support Group
The Friend and Family Support Group is free and open to friends and family members of patients in all phases of testing, treatment and follow-up for cancer.
At this group, you will:

  • Learn skills to effectively help your loved one through cancer.
  • Discuss challenges and concerns with other caregivers.
  • Practice methods to reduce frustration and stress.
  • Learn ways to care for yourself while caring for your loved one.

The group meets on the second and forth Wednesday of each month, and is facilitated by Jamie Bussiere, M.S.W., and Julie Benson, M.S. For more information please call Jamie at 406.329.5713 or email Jamie.bussiere@providence.org