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Ovarian Cancer Support Groups – Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

2019 SUPPORT GROUPS AND PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY OVARIAN CANCER

MOCA organizes support groups to meet the needs of those impacted by ovarian cancer. All support programs are free.

For more information about personal or group support, contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call (612) 584-3550.

MOCA CONNECTIONS

We invite women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their loved ones to join us to connect with each other, share information and gain support. Walk-ins are always welcome.

This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at the MOCA office. 4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided!

MOCA YOUNG SURVIVOR NETWORK

We define young survivors as those women dealing with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis before menopause. We invite you to join the group to explore issues unique to young survivors of all types of gynecologic cancers. Young survivors range in age from late teens to mid-40s,

but there is no age requirement to join the group! The YSN plans events and activities throughout the year. MOCA also has a network of YSN Mentors who can provide support and information over the phone. Young survivors of ovarian and gynecologic cancers can also connect online through a private Facebook group.

MEN OF MOCA

Ovarian cancer doesn’t just impact women – partners, husbands, brothers, friends and more are impacted when a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. MOCA provides peer-to-peer support for men through our Men of MOCA support group and Mentor Program. For more information about the Men of MOCA group and upcoming activities or for peer-to-peer support, contact Stefanie at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call (612) 584-3550.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

MOCA offers an extra level of support with our Care in the Community support offering. Can’t make it to a MOCA Connections meeting? MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany is available to meet one-on-one at metro coffee shops when scheduled in advance. She is also available to connect with survivors during their chemo infusions. Contact Stefanie to schedule a visit.

MOCA Mentor Program

MOCA Mentors connect one-to-one over the phone to share their stories and experiences with others. Mentors include survivors, partners of survivors, caregivers and daughters of ovarian cancer survivors. You will receive a phone call within 3 business days of your request, but usually sooner. To connect with a MOCA Mentor or become a mentor, contact Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call 612-584-3550.

In addition to these programs, we offer meetings throughout the year on specific topics relevant to ovarian cancer survivorship and caregiving. Please join our mailing list and check the website for more information.

All support programs are free. To register visit www.mnovarian.org. For more information contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or 612-584-3550.