Meet Up and Support Group
- Sunday, April 9th, 5-6:30pm
Facilitated by Jennifer Bires, LICSW & Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C
Join us at this month’s meeting of the DC Young Adult Cancer Community on April 9th!
Enjoy a light dinner provided by DC Vegan, a facilitated group support session, and a chance to meet other young adult cancer survivors.
This group is designed for participants from ages 19-39 at any point in the cancer journey. Significant others are welcome! Please RSVP below to help us plan.
The DC Young Adult Cancer Suport Community is an initiative of:
- Cancer Support Community
- George Washington University Hospital/Medical Faculty Associates
- Bella Warrior
- First Descents
- Hope Connections for Cancer Support
- Howard University Hospital
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Life with Cancer
- Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
- Nueva Vida
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
- Stupid Cancer
- Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
- Virginia Hospital Center
- Washington Cancer Institute at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
- Young Survival Coalition (DC Chapter)
Smith Center is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC. Both the Dupont Circle (red) and U Street (green) metro stops are an easy walk (about 1/2 mile) and street parking is also available.
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.
About Cheryl Hughes
Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She is employed at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC, where she works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.