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778 Main Street
South Portland, Maine
(207) 774-2200
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

Programs

If you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis – your own or a loved one’s – you are not alone. We can help.
Winter 2016 Program Guide

Spring 2016 Program Guide

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Support Groups

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be a very lonely experience. Groups are a safe, comfortable place to find the support, information and understanding that can help to reduce isolation, worry and fear.

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Education

The Center provides a wide range of educational events around topics such as stress managements, finances and nutrition. These programs provide information that can help you navigate your cancer experience.

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Wellness

The Center supports the health and well-being of people affected by cancer through a variety of wellness programs that help build (or rebuild) strength, improve flexibility and reduce anxiety.

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Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies include massage, acupuncture and reflexology which offer a chance to experience a reduction in stress and increased relaxation.

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Creative Expression

Creative Expression activities can help soothe the mind and spirit by engaging the brain in ways that help to manage stress. The Center offers an ongoing and changing selection of creative activities.

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Social Opportunities

Because they are done in a group setting, most activities at the Center double as social opportunities. Some activities are designed for the sole purpose of building community among people affected by cancer.

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Fundraising Events

2016 Summertime Social

Save the date! The annual Summertime Social fundraising event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 6:00 to 9:00pm at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Enjoy a fantastic evening while supporting the programs and services of the Cancer Community Center. Check back here for more details and ticket buying information as it becomes available. Sign up […]

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Fight Back Festival 2016

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for Fight Back Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016!  

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2016 Summertime Social

Save the date! The annual Summertime Social fundraising event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 6:00 to 9:00pm at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Enjoy a fantastic evening while supporting the programs and services of the Cancer Community Center. Check back here for more details and ticket buying information as it becomes available. Sign up […]

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Fight Back Festival 2016

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for Fight Back Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016!  

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Volunteer

Please consider sharing your time and talent
as a volunteer at the Cancer Community Center.

 

Maine Buddy Program™

Buddies are people who have been through their own cancer experience and trained to provide support, encouragement, and understanding to others. Our statewide program offers flexibility for both Buddies and the person they are matched with. For more information email Molly at:  mstewart@CancerCommunityCenter.or

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Support Group Facilitators

Each Center group is led by two trained volunteer facilitators who help guide the group and maintain a safe, comfortable atmosphere. Volunteer facilitators receive substantial training before they lead a group. Support group information is available here.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator please complete and submit the Volunteer Application at the bottom of this page.

Special Events Volunteers

In order to generate the revenue needed to provide free programs and services, the Center hosts several events each year. We depend on volunteers to ensure that these events are successful. If you’re interested in helping with a special event, please complete and submit the volunteer application.

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers may have regular shifts or they may come in to assist with specific projects like mailings. Interested? Complete and submit the volunteer application below.

Community Outreach Volunteers

Volunteers help spread the word about the Center and its programs and services by tabling at local events. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please complete and submit the volunteer application.


Volunteer Application

Maine Buddy Program ™

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The Maine Buddy Program is a statewide, one-to-one program providing an important complement to support provided by family and friends by connecting you with a trained volunteer who has “been there” in a similar cancer experience. Buddies most often talk on the telephone. Depending on proximity, Buddies may meet in person and some communicate by email as well.

How can a Buddy help?

  • Buddies use their unique perspective to provide support, hope, and encouragement as you move through your or your loved one’s cancer journey or grief process.
  • Buddies provide an opportunity for sharing information and asking questions.
  • Buddies are willing to share their own cancer stories and strategies for coping.

How does the program work?

  • Because everyone’s needs for support are different, the program is flexible, connecting people in various ways.
  • Buddies are available at any stage of the treatment or loss experience
  • Matches can be made using a wide variety of individual criteria, including but not limited to, the type of cancer or treatment, age, and geographic location
  • Buddies can choose to talk over the telephone or they can agree to meet in person, if possible
  • You can talk with a Buddy once, or stay in contact for a period of many months

For information on finding or becoming a Buddy, please call Molly Stewart, MSW at our toll free number: 1-877-774-2200. Or you can email Molly at: mstewart@cancercommunitycenter.org.

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Donate

The Cancer Community Center is an independent nonprofit. All our financial support comes from the community in the form of donations from individuals, foundations and corporations, planned gifts and special events.

There are several ways to support the Center:

The Cancer Community Center accepts United Way donor designated funds.

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About Us

The mission of the Cancer Community Center is to support and promote the well-being of people living with cancer, their families and their friends.

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Phone Numbers:

Local: (207) 774-2200

Toll Free: (877) 774-2200

Fax: (207) 773-9498

Address:

778 Main Street

South Portland, ME  04106-5447

    
  


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