The DC Young Adult Cancer Community (DCYACC) is all about addressing the unique challenges and concerns of young adults in their 20’s, 30’s, and early 40’s who are living with cancer. In addition to welcoming Young Adult Cancer Survivors (YACS) to our weekly yoga, cooking, stress reduction, and support programs, we aim to provide a forum for fellowship with creative and relevant topics ranging from integrative health and fertility choices to coping strategies, relationship issues, and everything in between.
We are currently collaborating with other support and treatment centers across the DC region to bring more YACS together for even better programs. This initiative, the DC Young Adult Cancer Community Meetup and Support Group, meets monthly at Smith Center for support and socialization. Each session is led by a licensed facilitator.
Upcoming YACS & YA Caregiver Programs
DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up & Support Group
Meets on the first Sunday of the month, 5:00-6:30pm, with Erin Price, LICSW, OSW-C
This monthly gathering is an opportunity to meet other young adult cancer survivors in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. This program is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health organizations and cancer support groups. Check out our program calendar to register to attend our next group.
DC Young Adult Cancer Survivors Hiking in the City
with Sara Kominers & Project Koru
Hikes are co-hosted by Project Koru.
Project Koru enriches lives through community and the outdoors as a way to move forward beyond cancer. Young adults diagnosed with cancer face a unique set of challenges. With the right support, the weight of these challenges can be mitigated; that’s why we exist!
Hot Topics for Young Adults
We co-host quarterly educational talks on topics of interest to young adult cancer survivors. Past talks have included sexual health, early menopause, mental health, and managing relationships with family and friends among other topics. Check out our program calendar for future talks.
More Upcoming Smith Center Programs
Please visit our Program Calendar to learn about more programs that may interest you.