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Support Groups

Here, you will find information about support groups. At DWR, our members help each other. 

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If you are a woman with cancer and you are interested in receiving a Hope Basket, please contact Sally Skyer at scsnbu@rit.eduUpdate as of September 13, 2023 - You may also donate by sending a check to Deaf Women of Rochester, PO Box 92455, Rochester, NY 14692, or PayPal to DWRtreasurer1@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting cancer fighters and survivors.

Below is the video of the panel discussion on Women and Cancer. If you or someone wants to talk to one of panelists, please contact Regina at dwreventcoordinator@gmail.com or Sally Skyer at sskyer1@icloud.com

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support Groups 

Depending on your needs, you may decide to join one or more of three types of support groups: 

1. Grief 

2. Caregivers 

3. Cancer 

 

Just remember that whatever support group you choose, it is not a substitute for medical care. 

A support group is a safe place where it gives you an open, and confidential meeting to  share your emotions and experiences with others who have recently experienced the same  challenges or circumstances. A support group gives you opportunities to get things off your  chest and you may gain valuable insight about how others deal with similar situations.  Resources like self-care, coping skills, tips, and ideas will be provided by you and your  group.  

 

Facilitated by: Patti Canne, MSW 

Further details about in-person location or zoom, dates and  

times will be shared with you if you decide to participate.  

If you are interested to join or have concerns or questions, please contact Patti Canne at 585-286-4019 (VP) or email: Patricia_canne@urmc.rochester.edu 

Open to caregivers, hearing or deaf family members, CODAs, & anyone joining in on the journey of  caring for a loved one. An ASL Interpreter will be 

provided if needed.

 

A safe place to share, cry, laugh, and learn.  

~ You will learn that you are not alone ~

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Are you interested in attending an ASL support group for D/HH Suicide Survivors?  Contact Mary Karol Matchett at mkmatchett@gmail.com

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