Support Group and Workshops

Cancer Support Group & Survivor Support Group for Women

The Breast Cancer Resource Center offers free, twice a month (1st & 3rd Saturday) support group sessions for women dealing with a diagnosis or treatment of any type of cancer.

Women meet in a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where women dealing with a diagnosis of any type of cancer can find comfort and support each other while learning tools to cope with treatment. This is a place where you can let go without the stress of “trying to be strong” for your family, friends, or significant person in your life.

The session is designed to provide comfort and encouragement through discussions on topics such as treatment issues; cancer recurrences and metastases; work, family, and relationship changes and challenges; plus personal success stories.

The support group is held at the BCRC.  Kate Zeiss, a licensed social worker for over 25 years, facilitates the group session.  Kate focuses on supporting clients through various stages and challenges of cancer diagnosis and long-term illness. She has extensive experience in oncology support, and palliative patient care. She works to catalze each person in identifying their strenghts and building coping abilities.  Kate has also been instrumental in leading the BCRC retreat for women living with breast cancer.

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Group 1: 9:30am to 11:00 am

Where: Breast Cancer Resource Center at 55 Hitchcock Way, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
No appointment necessary.

Support Group Facilitator:  Kate Zeiss, Ph.D., LCSW, ACHP-SW.  

For more information, contact us

BCRC New Support Sessions:


 "MEN SUPPORTING WOMEN WITH CANCER" meets every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30  the BCRC. We recognize the critical role that caregivers, husbands and partners play in a woman's success when coping and recovering from a cancer diagnosis. BCRC is offering support, and coping tools to managing frustration or other emotions and navigating caring efforts over an extended period of time. Dr. Michael Vogel, MA, PhD., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist facilitates the sessions.

"COFFEE WITH KATRINA" a new support salon for and by women living with metastatic breast cancer.  Find comfort in coming together to listen, learn, speak and connect with others in a safe enviornment. Find and share the power of your inner strength and voice as you find ways to understand and cope with reality of living with cancer.  Join us every 2nd &  4th Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the BCRC 55 Hitchcock Way, Suite 101, Santa Barbara.


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