The spiritual care staff offers a listening and compassionate presence for patients and their families at any point during their hospital stay. Trained, multi-faith chaplains are available to offer spiritual support to people in times of illness and uncertainty.
The Bereavement Council endeavors to validate every life and death and to acknowledge each with care and respect. Through the efforts of the Council, we offer family, friends, and staff support and consolation as they grieve. We work to assure that responses are consistent in each case and to offer staff education to this end.
New Mothers' Group:
An informal way to meet with other new mothers to share the new experiences of parenting. Groups meet weekly in the following locations:
Breastfeeding Support Group:
In order to provide additional help once breastfeeding moms go home after delivery, Women & Infants offers a weekly Breastfeeding Support Group.
Please bring your baby's birth date, birth weight, and weight at discharge.
Choices in Family Building
A support group for single women and lesbian couples. The objective of this program is to offer support for women and couples using cryopreserved sperm to share their experiences and build a network of community support.
Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth (M.I.S.) Group
Pregnancy After Loss (P.A.L.S.) Support Group
This support group is for women who are pregnant following a loss and would like to share their fears and concerns with other women.
BRCA+ Educational and Support Group
668 Eddy St., Providence. Please call for dates and times at (401) 230-3627.
Breast Cancer Support Group (Warwick)
For breast cancer patients and their families. Meets the second Thursday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Breast Health Center at Kent Hospital, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick. (401) 736-3737.
Cancer Support Group (South County)
For all cancer diagnoses. Meets the second Tuesday of every month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Care New England Medical Office Building, 49 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown. Faciliated by Diane Thompson, MSW, LICSW, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Group (Westerly)
For men and women of all cancer diagnoses. Meets the first Thursday of every month, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 11 Wells St., Westerly. Facilitated by Angela Greene, RN, or Lisa Fiore, MSW, LICSW, (401) 596-8165, email@example.com.
Caregivers Support Group
For anyone caring for a patient with cancer or another serious illness. Meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 668 Eddy St, second floor conference room, Providence. Facilitated by Dana D’Alessandro Haseotes, MSW, LICSW, MPH, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a program for kids ages eight to 12 who have a loved one with cancer. First floor conference room, 668 Eddy St., Providence. Call for dates and times. Facilitated by: Allison Bisio, MSW, LICSW (401) 274-1122, ext. 47211.
Expressive Therapies Support Group
For patients diagnosed with cancer, this group utilizes guided meditation and artwork, no artistic experience necessary. Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m.to12 noon, 668 Eddy St., third floor conference room, Providence. Facilitated by Sandra Salzillo, MA, CAGS, LMHC (401) 274-1122, ext. 47104, email@example.com.
GYN Cancer Support Group
For patients who are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Meets the first aThursday of every month, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 668 Eddy St., third floor conference room, Providence. Facilitated by Diane Thompson, MSW, LICSW, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Discussion Group
Third Tuesday or Thursday-bimonthly, 5:30-7 p.m., 668 Eddy St., third floor waiting area, Providence.
Lymphedema Support Group
First Thursday of every month, 1-2 p.m., 668 Eddy St., first floor multi-purpose room, Providence, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47280.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
For breast cancer patients with metastatic disease. Meets the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 668 Eddy St., third floor conference room, Providence. Facilitated by Nike Kendall, MSW, LICSW, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47211, email@example.com.
Transition to Survivorship Educational/Support Group
For survivors transitioning from active treatment to post treatment. Please call for dates,times, and location. Facilitated by: Dana D’Alessandro Haseotes, MSW, LICSW, MPH, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Women's Support Group
For patients under the age of 40 with all types of cancer. Meets the second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 668 Eddy St., third floor conference room, Providence. Facilitated by Dana D’Alessandro Haseotes, MSW, LICSW, MPH, (401) 274-1122, ext. 47111, email@example.com.
Crohn's Disease and Colitis Support Group for Women
First Wednesday of each month, 6-7p.m., Health Education Department, lower level classroom, 100 Dudley St., Providence, (401) 453-7953.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S)
Nominal Fee. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., 668 Eddy St., Breast Health Center, Providence.