Caregiver Support Group

With Julia Rowland, Ph. D.

Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • January 22
  • February 12
  • March 26

This group, led by a licensed psychologist, is designed to provide cancer caregivers with the opportunity to meet other caregivers, learn about useful tools for self-care, and  explore ways to thrive in the caregiving role.

Please RSVP to us at 202.483.8600 prior to your first visit.

Caregiver Support Group

With Julia Rowland, Ph. D.

Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • January 22
  • February 12
  • March 26

This group, led by a licensed psychologist, is designed to provide cancer caregivers with the opportunity to meet other caregivers, learn about useful tools for self-care, and  explore ways to thrive in the caregiving role.

Please RSVP to us at 202.483.8600 prior to your first visit.

Caregiver Support Group

With Julia Rowland, Ph. D.

Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • January 22
  • February 12
  • March 26

This group, led by a licensed psychologist, is designed to provide cancer caregivers with the opportunity to meet other caregivers, learn about useful tools for self-care, and  explore ways to thrive in the caregiving role.

Please RSVP to us at 202.483.8600 prior to your first visit.

Smith Center es ahora el anfitrión de los Grupos de Apoyo para la Comunidad Latina en Español

Estamos muy felices de anunciar que seremos los anfitriones de los grupos de apoyo de Nueva Vida para la comunidad latina. Nueva Vida es una organización independiente, sin fines de lucro, que proporciona servicios integrales de cáncer gratuitos, a las familias latinas en el Distrito de Columbia, Virginia del Norte (hasta el sur de Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Condados de Montgomery y Prince George), Richmond, y Baltimore. Otros servicios incluyen educación y divulgación en la comunidad latina, asi como navegación de pacientes para exámenes de detección y tratamiento de cáncer.

En Smith Center, Nueva Vida tendrá grupos de apoyo que se enfocan en el apoyo al trauma asociado con el diagnóstico de cáncer. Estos grupos proporcionan a las latinas la oportunidad de identificar y expresar sus sentimientos, en un lugar seguro, y lleno de empatía, así como compartir sus sentimientos con otras personas que están o han pasado por similares circunstancias. Las reuniones semanales, se combinan con una actividad de reducción del estrés (Zumba o Yoga).

Nueva Vida ofrecerá grupos de apoyo los sábados y Smith Center alojarå grupos de Apoyo en: 

  • 7 de octubre
  • 14 de octubre
  • 21 de octubre
  • 4 de noviembre
  • 18 de noviembre
  • 9 de diciembre
  • 16 de diciembre 


Para registrarse, llame a Claudia a Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

Smith Center Now Hosting Support Groups for the Latino Community in Spanish

Nueva Vida is an independent nonprofit that provides free, comprehensive, culturally competent cancer services to medically underserved Latino families in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia (as far south as Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties), Richmond, and Baltimore. Other services include outreach to the Latino community and Patient Navigation for cancer screenings and treatment.

At Smith Center, Nueva Vida will be providing support groups that are focused on supporting the trauma associated with a cancer diagnosis. These groups provide Latina women the opportunity to experience a catharsis of feelings, where they feel safe to identify, verbalize, empathize, and share their feelings with others who are in similar circumstances. All support group meetings are paired with a stress reduction activity (either Zumba or Yoga).

Nueva Vida offers support groups every Saturday and Smith Center will be hosting the Nueva Vida support group on the following dates: 

  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 9
  • December 16

To register, call Claudia at Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

with Jennifer Bires, LICSW

This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Mondays October 16th and 30th
  • Mondays November 13th and 27th
  • Monday, December 11th

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.

Smith Center es ahora el anfitrión de los Grupos de Apoyo para la Comunidad Latina en Español

Estamos muy felices de anunciar que seremos los anfitriones de los grupos de apoyo de Nueva Vida para la comunidad latina. Nueva Vida es una organización independiente, sin fines de lucro, que proporciona servicios integrales de cáncer gratuitos, a las familias latinas en el Distrito de Columbia, Virginia del Norte (hasta el sur de Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Condados de Montgomery y Prince George), Richmond, y Baltimore. Otros servicios incluyen educación y divulgación en la comunidad latina, asi como navegación de pacientes para exámenes de detección y tratamiento de cáncer.

En Smith Center, Nueva Vida tendrá grupos de apoyo que se enfocan en el apoyo al trauma asociado con el diagnóstico de cáncer. Estos grupos proporcionan a las latinas la oportunidad de identificar y expresar sus sentimientos, en un lugar seguro, y lleno de empatía, así como compartir sus sentimientos con otras personas que están o han pasado por similares circunstancias. Las reuniones semanales, se combinan con una actividad de reducción del estrés (Zumba o Yoga).

Nueva Vida ofrecerá grupos de apoyo los sábados y Smith Center alojarå grupos de Apoyo en: 

  • 7 de octubre
  • 14 de octubre
  • 21 de octubre
  • 4 de noviembre
  • 18 de noviembre
  • 9 de diciembre
  • 16 de diciembre 


Para registrarse, llame a Claudia a Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

Smith Center Now Hosting Support Groups for the Latino Community in Spanish

Nueva Vida is an independent nonprofit that provides free, comprehensive, culturally competent cancer services to medically underserved Latino families in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia (as far south as Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties), Richmond, and Baltimore. Other services include outreach to the Latino community and Patient Navigation for cancer screenings and treatment.

At Smith Center, Nueva Vida will be providing support groups that are focused on supporting the trauma associated with a cancer diagnosis. These groups provide Latina women the opportunity to experience a catharsis of feelings, where they feel safe to identify, verbalize, empathize, and share their feelings with others who are in similar circumstances. All support group meetings are paired with a stress reduction activity (either Zumba or Yoga).

Nueva Vida offers support groups every Saturday and Smith Center will be hosting the Nueva Vida support group on the following dates: 

  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 9
  • December 16

To register, call Claudia at Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

with Jennifer Bires, LICSW

This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Mondays October 16th and 30th
  • Mondays November 13th and 27th
  • Monday, December 11th

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.

with Julia Rowland, Ph.D.

Cancer Caregivers Support Group with Julia Rowland

Cancer caregivers are the ‘hidden’ survivors in the cancer journey, and many wonder if the help they provide is useful; yet research tells us that caregivers are vital to the wellbeing of their care recipient, and caregivers will play an increasingly important role in improving care and outcomes for their loved ones in the future.

This support group, led by a licensed psychologist, is designed to provide cancer caregivers with the opportunity to meet other caregivers, learn about useful tools for self-care, and explore ways to thrive in the caregiving role.

Please RSVP to us at 202.483.8600 prior to your first visit.

 

About Julia H. Rowland, Ph.D.

Dr. Rowland, newly named Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center, comes to this position as a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked with and conducted competitively funded research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families, published broadly in psycho-oncology and co-edited the ground-breaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology.  Dr. Rowland received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in psychosocial oncology. While at MSKCC, where she held joint appointments in pediatrics and neurology, Dr. Rowland helped to develop and was the first Director of the Post-Treatment Resource Program, one of the first non-medical survivorship care programs to be offered by a major cancer center in the U.S. In 1990 Dr. Rowland moved to Washington, DC to become founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center. Nine years later, in September of 1999, she was recruited to the National Cancer Institute to become the first, full-time Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship, a position in which she served for 18 years, championing the growth of survivorship research and care, before stepping down in September 2017 to assume her new role at Smith Center.

Smith Center es ahora el anfitrión de los Grupos de Apoyo para la Comunidad Latina en Español

Estamos muy felices de anunciar que seremos los anfitriones de los grupos de apoyo de Nueva Vida para la comunidad latina. Nueva Vida es una organización independiente, sin fines de lucro, que proporciona servicios integrales de cáncer gratuitos, a las familias latinas en el Distrito de Columbia, Virginia del Norte (hasta el sur de Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Condados de Montgomery y Prince George), Richmond, y Baltimore. Otros servicios incluyen educación y divulgación en la comunidad latina, asi como navegación de pacientes para exámenes de detección y tratamiento de cáncer.

En Smith Center, Nueva Vida tendrá grupos de apoyo que se enfocan en el apoyo al trauma asociado con el diagnóstico de cáncer. Estos grupos proporcionan a las latinas la oportunidad de identificar y expresar sus sentimientos, en un lugar seguro, y lleno de empatía, así como compartir sus sentimientos con otras personas que están o han pasado por similares circunstancias. Las reuniones semanales, se combinan con una actividad de reducción del estrés (Zumba o Yoga).

Nueva Vida ofrecerá grupos de apoyo los sábados y Smith Center alojarå grupos de Apoyo en: 

  • 7 de octubre
  • 14 de octubre
  • 21 de octubre
  • 4 de noviembre
  • 18 de noviembre
  • 9 de diciembre
  • 16 de diciembre 


Para registrarse, llame a Claudia a Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

Smith Center Now Hosting Support Groups for the Latino Community in Spanish

Nueva Vida is an independent nonprofit that provides free, comprehensive, culturally competent cancer services to medically underserved Latino families in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia (as far south as Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties), Richmond, and Baltimore. Other services include outreach to the Latino community and Patient Navigation for cancer screenings and treatment.

At Smith Center, Nueva Vida will be providing support groups that are focused on supporting the trauma associated with a cancer diagnosis. These groups provide Latina women the opportunity to experience a catharsis of feelings, where they feel safe to identify, verbalize, empathize, and share their feelings with others who are in similar circumstances. All support group meetings are paired with a stress reduction activity (either Zumba or Yoga).

Nueva Vida offers support groups every Saturday and Smith Center will be hosting the Nueva Vida support group on the following dates: 

  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 9
  • December 16

To register, call Claudia at Nueva Vida: 202.223.9100.

with Jennifer Bires, LICSW

This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Mondays October 16th and 30th
  • Mondays November 13th and 27th
  • Monday, December 11th

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.