Cancer Support Group


Facilitated by Jennifer Bires, LICSW

- Monthly on 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6-7:30pm

Cancer Patient Support Group

Being diagnosed with cancer is difficult, and sometimes it is hard for family and friends to understand exactly what you’re going through. We hope this support group will help you feel less isolated and allow you to make connections with others facing a similar challenge. This group is designed so that you can share common concerns, fears and coping strategies with other people who have been in similar shoes. Participants will explore their experience with cancer and other matters of importance in their lives in a group setting, with a trained social worker, and work towards improving their lives.

Please note that group has been cancelled for March 13th due to anticipated weather. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you on March 27th.

Cancer Support Group is held twice per month, on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. Sessions will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on the following dates:

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 13 - cancelled
  • March 27

Prior to attending your first group session, please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600 or for futher information.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer Bires is a licensed clinical social worker, who works with people affected by cancer.  She received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.  Jennifer knows how distressing a cancer diagnosis can be for patients and their families. Her goal as an oncology social worker is to help patients and family members adjust to the emotional impact of a diagnosis.  Jennifer specializes in working with young adults, caregivers and patients who have advanced disease.  She strives to help patients and families maintain a high quality of life in the face of their illness.