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Central New York Support Groups


Alzheimer’s Alliance, Central New York Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary organization that promotes Alzheimer care, support and research.

Phone: 315/472-4201 


American Cancer Society, Central New York Region

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Phone: 315/437-7025 


Arthritis Foundation, Upstate New York Chapter, Syracuse office

The Arthritis Foundation is non-profit organization that works to fund research, provide public education, influence public policy and education, and support programs that improve quality of life for arthritis sufferers.

Phone: 315/637-3568


Crouse Hospital Ostomy Support Group

The Ostomy Support Group provides practical and emotional support to ostomy patients and their family. The group meets once monthly at Crouse Hospital, at 6:30 pm, in Room 327 of the Marley Education Center.

Phone: 315/470-7300


Crouse Hospital Perinatal Family Support Program

The groups are led by Nurse Practitioner Christine Kowaleski, associate professor in the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital who’s certified in family, neonatal and psychiatric care. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.

Phone: 315-470-7940

Crouse Hospital's Pink Therapy Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Pink Therapy at Crouse is the area's only support group for breast cancer survivors that meets monthly. The group gets together on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in our Marley Education Center. For more information or to register, call 315/470-8053.


Crouse Hospital RTS Perinatal Loss Parent Support Group

The RTS support group supports and assists bereaved parents cope with the loss of an infant.

Phone: 315/470-7372


Crouse Hospital Weight Loss Surgery: Free Information Seminars and Post-Surgery Support

To register for our free information sessions, held twice monthly, register online now or call 315/472-2464.

Our ongoing nutrition counseling session and our post-surgery support group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Make your reservation and join us by registering online now or calling 315/472-2464.


Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester–Syracuse–Binghamton

The Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester–Syracuse–Binghamton will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Phone: 585/442-4430 or 800/724-7930


Hope for Heather

Hope for Heather fundraises to support ovarian cancer research, to promote education and awareness, and to help to provide comfort to women and their families devastated by cancer.



Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Central New York Chapter

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is the leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes and works to do so through supporting research.

Phone: 315/453-9327


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central New York Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a voluntary health organization, is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

Phone: 315/471-1050


Ophelia’s Place

A non-profit organization that provides services for those who have been impacted by eating disorders disordered eating and body dissatisfaction.

Phone: 315/451-5544


Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central New York affiliate

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, works to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Phone: 315/472-6162


Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition of Central New York

The Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition is an organization comprised of survivors of traumatic brain injury family members, human service workers and professionals who strive to promote and strengthen the network of community services for people with traumatic brain injuries and their families.

Phone: 315/425-5364


Triumph Over Stroke CNY Support Group

Triumph Over Stroke CNY is a survivor-led group that was established in early 2016. They offer support, educational resources, hope and understanding to fellow stroke survivors, family members, loved ones, and caregivers.
Phone: 315/470-7479


Caregiving Support

Caregiver Support List

Wellness Support Links

Alcoholics Anonymous


Chemical Dependency Treatment Services

Narcotics Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous