2017 Support Groups
MOCA organizes support groups to meet the needs of those impacted by ovarian cancer. All support programs are free. To register, please visit the event calendar page for each support group offering at our homepage.
For more information about personal or group support, contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany or call (612) 584-3550.
We invite women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their loved ones to join us to connect with each other, share information and gain support. Walk ins are always welcome.
Minneapolis- This group meets every Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 am at MOCA (4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). This group will also meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at MOCA. Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided!
Rochester – This group meets at 5:30 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (411 Second St. NW, Rochester, 55901) on the following dates: January 9, March 6, May 8, July 10, September 11, November 6.
MOCA YOUNG SURVIVOR NETWORK
We define young survivors as those women dealing with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis before menopause. We invite you to join the group to explore issues unique to young survivors of all types of gynecologic cancers. Young survivors range in age from late teens to mid-40s, but there is no age requirement to join the group! The YSN plans events and activities throughout the year. MOCA also has a network of YSN Mentors who can provide support and information over the phone. Young survivors of ovarian and gynecologic cancers can also connect online through a private Facebook group.
CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
This is a support group for families, partners, and other caregivers of ovarian cancer survivors. Come connect with others, share, vent, and laugh. You are not alone. Walk ins are always welcomed.
This group meets on every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at MOCA (4604 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 55407). Coffee, tea, and treats provided.
MEN OF MOCA
Ovarian cancer doesn’t just impact women – partners, husbands, brothers, friends and more are impacted when a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. MOCA provides peer-to-peer support for men through our Men of MOCA support group and Mentor Program. For more information about the Men of MOCA group and upcoming activities or for peer-to-peer support, contact Stefanie Gliniany or call (612) 584-3550.
COFFEE IN THE COMMUNITY
Join Stefanie once a month at local coffee shops throughout the Twin Cities metro. Feel free to come talk, listen or just sit. The dates and monthly locations will be listed on the MOCA website in advance.
February 15: 10am-12pm
West Side Perk
7700 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55438
March 15: 10am-12pm
769 Cleveland Ave S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
April 19: 10 am-12pm
J. Arthur’s Coffee
2441 Rice Street
Roseville, MN 55113
May 17: 10 am-12pm
Dunn Brothers Coffee
14525 MN-7 #130
Minnetonka, MN 55345