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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.
    • Every Tuesday – 2 pm Lutheran Family & Children’s Services – 3178 Blattner Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 To RSVP to attend, please call 573-708-6351 or email


  • 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.


    • No meeting dates scheduled at this time

      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

  • COVID-19
    The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in conjunction with ReDiscover’s Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program, is offering a statewide, six-week, virtual support group for friends, family and care team members who have experienced grief and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The virtual support group will meet for six weeks for one-hour sessions, and the group will draw from mindfulness, expressive therapies and solution-focused therapy techniques to guide group discussions and help to support group members.

    The virtual support group is free of charge and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm beginning January 19, 2021. Find more information and details, and sign up to participate.
  • Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group
    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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