Navigating Life's Challenges

Cancer Support Services

A compassionate support program for patients and families living with cancer

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is one of our deepest fears. When this happens, the consequences often impact greatly on an individual and on families. Responsibilities shift, values and beliefs are questioned and endless decisions call for immediate action without a clear understanding of our options or our goals. Regardless of the prognosis, this event permanently changes our lives and leaves us vulnerable to depression and other problems that undermine our hope and complicate our medical care.

Thanks to the generous support of the Monadnock United Way, MAPS offers free support groups to individuals with cancer and to family members caring for someone with cancer. These groups meet weekly for support, education, spiritual reflection and healing. In addition, MAPS offers individual or family counseling for those who are need additional care.

Keene Group

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When: Wednesdays, 1:00– 2:30 PM.
Where: Cheshire Medical Center, 580* Court Street, Keene, NH
Contact: Bethann Clauss, LICSW
603/355-2244, ext. 8307, bclauss@MAPSnh.org

*Check at Information Desk for location of Meeting Room

Peterborough Group

When: Fridays, 12:00 – 1:15 PM.
Where: Monadnock Community Hospital  Conference Room #3, Peterborough
Contact: Leela Howard, LCMHC
603-924-2240, ext. 8304, or email at lhoward@MAPSnh.org

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE OR FAMILY COUNSELING

For people dealing with cancer, individual or family counseling with an experienced therapist willing to explore both the emotional and spiritual aspects of this life-changing event can be very helpful.

MAPS Counseling Services is an organization that seeks to bring together the healing resources of spirituality and the insights of psychotherapy in helping people find meaningful answers to life’s challenges.

MAPS has a number of therapists who are experienced in working with people with serious illness and in understanding its effect on relationships and families.

Most insurance plans cover this service and a sliding fee scale is also available.

When: Scheduled on an individual basis
Where: MAPS Counseling Services
Keene & Peterborough
603/355-2244, ext. 8107