Meet Ups & Groups
“Meet Ups” provide a platform for young adults living with and surviving cancer to get together and meet others going through a similar experience. They engage young adults and their loved ones in organic conversation about the emotional, psychological, and practical “real-life” challenges that cancer presents.
UCF’s meet ups & support groups are facilitated by UCF team members or professional social workers with expertise and experience in organizing and running groups.
Since inception, UCF has proudly started more than fifteen young adult groups nationwide in partnership with various organizations including Gildas Club, The Wellness Community, and the Y of Central Maryland.
“Where YA Meet”
“Where YA Meet”! | Baltimore, MD
“Where YA Meet” is a monthly social get-together for young adults (ages 18 through 39) who are currently in treatment for cancer or post-treatment. Through guest speakers, social activities, and community excursions, “Where YA Meet” aims to connect, engage, and build support and camaraderie among young adults. “Where YA Meet” is held the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (unless otherwise noted). Location varies based on the monthly social activity. Dinner, snacks, and/or light fare will be served. Attendees are welcome to bring a guest. RSVPs are required.
UPCOMING “WHERE YA MEET” Events:
Wellness Beyond the Diagnosis: Acupuncture for all phases of life- April 18 6:30 pm-8 pm@ the UCF Headquarters 1215 East Fort Avenue Suite 104 Baltimore MD, 21230 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Join Jackson Miller for an evening of information about the body’s incredible self-healing abilities. Please RSVP to Lauriann Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org by 4/14/17. Click here to view the event flyer.
Questions about “Where YA Meet?” Email Chris Miller, Patient Navigation Manager at email@example.com / 410.964.0202 x 106.
UCF Partner Meet Ups & Groups
Young adults dealing with life-threatening illness face issues specific to their age group. Studies show young people facing cancer benefit greatly from discussing concerns such as independence, dating, and fertility with similarly situated peers. Below are UCF-supported and endorsed groups to help young adults cope with many of the challenges they face throughout their cancer experience.
Young Adult Cancer Meet Up | Columbia, MD
Meets every third Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Century Mental Health | 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 101 | Columbia, MD 21044
Contact Tamara Lubliner for a brief consultation: (410) 730-0552.
DC Young Adult Cancer Community | Washington, DC
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. The group is a closed group, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month.
Location: Smith Center for Healing & the Arts | 1632 U Street NW | Washington, DC 20009. Facilitated by Jennifer Bires, LCSW & Cheryl Hughes, LCSW/OSW-C. RSVP to Kiersten or Ali at (202) 483-0600.
DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up & Support Group | Washington, DC
Meets each month from 5:00 – 6:30PM (see website for dates)
Location: Smith Center for Healing & the Arts | 1632 U Street NW | Washington, DC 20009. Facilitated by Jennifer Bires, LCSW & Cheryl Hughes, LCSW/OSW-C. Visit www.smithcenter.org or call (202) 483-0600 to register.