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Support Groups

Support Groups in the Cape Girardeau Region

Saint Francis Medical Center offers patients and their family members access to various support groups that meet in and around the region. These groups provide support for a range of conditions and diseases and allow individuals to share feelings and concerns with one another in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Neurological Conditions

  • Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases
    Please note that the dates and locations below are subject to change; please call 573-334-5866 to confirm. 
    • Second Monday of each month – 6 pm
      Lutheran Family & Children’s Services – 3178 Blattner Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
    • Third Wednesday of each month – 10 am
      Cape Girardeau Public Library – 711 Clark Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


  • RESTORE Breast Cancer Support Group
    RESTORE programs are open to breast cancer survivors. Presentations are offered from noon – 1 pm on the dates below in the Saint Agatha conference room (Saint Francis Medical Center, Entrance 1 – map). A nurse is available as a resource to the group, and a light lunch will be provided. Call 573-331-5209 for more information.


    • September 21, 2020

      Program topics have included:

    • Stress Management
    • Mastectomy Products
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Fitness
    • Cancer Prevention and early Detection
    • Radiation Therapy
  • Supportive Counseling Support Group
    The Supportive Counseling Support Group is open to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, not just cancer patients or survivors. No RSVP necessary. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month, from noon – 1 pm, at the Saint Francis Medical Center Cancer Institute, Saint Peregrine and Saint Basil the Great conference rooms (entrance 6, third floor – map). For more information, call 573-331-5858.

Other Support Groups

  • Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group
    Please note: In the interest of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this support group is temporarily cancelled until further notice.
    Saint Francis Hospice Services offers a free bereavement support group to anyone who has suffered a loss. The goal of this meeting is to provide support and education as you take the next steps in your life. Refreshments will be served. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, from 6 pm – 7 pm in the Hospice Services Lobby (14 Doctors Park, Suite C, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703). For more information, call 573-331-3177 or email

For more information on support groups offered at Saint Francis, visit our online events calendar.

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