Central New York Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Alliance, Central New York Chapter
Phone: 315-472-4201
The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary organization that promotes Alzheimer care, support and research.

American Cancer Society, Central New York Region
Phone: 315-437-7025
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Arthritis Foundation, Upstate New York Chapter, Syracuse office
Phone: 315-637-3568
The Arthritis Foundation is non-profit organization that works to fund research, provide public education, influence public policy and education, and support programs that improve quality of life for arthritis sufferers.

Crouse Health Ostomy Support Group
Phone: 315-470-7300
The Ostomy Support Group provides practical and emotional support to ostomy patients and their family. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., in the Crouse Business Center (730 S. Crouse Avenue) and virtually. Anyone living with an ostomy and their loved ones and friends are welcome.

Crouse Health Perinatal Family Support Program
Phone: 315-470-7940
The groups are led by Nurse Practitioner Christine Kowaleski, associate professor in the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital who’s certified in family, neonatal and psychiatric care. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.

Crouse Health Pink Therapy Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group 
Phone: 315-470-8053
Pink Therapy at Crouse is the area’s only support group for breast cancer survivors that meets monthly. The group gets together on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in our Marley Education Center.

Crouse Hospital Weight Loss Surgery: Free Information Seminars and Post-Surgery Support
To register for our free information sessions, held twice monthly, register online now or call 315-472-2464.
Our ongoing nutrition counseling session and our post-surgery support group meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
Phone: 315-472-2464

Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester–Syracuse–Binghamton
Phone: 585-442-4430 or 800-724-7930
The Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester–Syracuse–Binghamton will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Hope for Heather
Hope for Heather fundraises to support ovarian cancer research, to promote education and awareness, and to help to provide comfort to women and their families devastated by cancer.
Contact: support@hopeforheather.org

Joe Niekro Foundation Syracuse Support Group
The JNF Syracuse Support Group is a survivor-led group that offers support and educational resources to survivors and family members of a brain aneurysm, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke. Meetings are the third Monday of each month (except December), from 6-8 p.m., at 5000 Brittonfield Pkwy., in East Syracuse. For further information, contact JNF Syracuse by email or visit the national website.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central New York Chapter
Phone: 315-471-1050
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a voluntary health organization, is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

Ophelia’s Place
Phone: 315-451-5544
A non-profit organization that provides services for those who have been impacted by eating disorders disordered eating and body dissatisfaction.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central New York affiliate
Phone: 315-472-6162
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, works to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition of Central New York
Phone: 315-425-5364
The Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition is an organization comprised of survivors of traumatic brain injury family members, human service workers and professionals who strive to promote and strengthen the network of community services for people with traumatic brain injuries and their families.

Triumph Over Stroke CNY Support Group
Phone: 315-470-7479
Triumph Over Stroke CNY is a survivor-led group that was established in early 2016. They offer support, educational resources, hope and understanding to fellow stroke survivors, family members, loved ones, and caregivers.

Caregiving Support

Caregiver Support List

Wellness Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
Crouse Chemical Dependency Treatment Services
Narcotics Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous