Support Groups

MOCA’s support offerings give survivors the chance to connect with other women who are also learning how to navigate life with cancer.

Support Groups

MOCA’s support offerings give survivors the chance to connect with other women who are also learning how to navigate life with cancer.

MOCA organizes support groups to meet the needs of those impacted by ovarian cancer. All support programs are free.

For more information about personal or group support, contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany.

MOCA Connections

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.

This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at the MOCA office: 4604 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, 55407. Coffee, tea, and treats are provided.

Download and print our 2019 support calendar.

EAST METRO SUPPORT MEETINGS

Survivors and loved ones, join us for our monthly meeting in Woodbury at the Lunds and Byerly’s Community Room to connect and share with others.

Meetings are scheduled two months in advance. Visit our event page, MOCA’s Facebook page or email Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550 to see when the next meeting will be held.

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.

For more information, contact Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany by email at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550.

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 Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany by email at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

MOCA offers an extra level of support with our Care in the Community support offering. Can’t make it to a MOCA Connections meeting? MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany is available to meet one-on-one at metro coffee shops when scheduled in advance. She is also available to connect with survivors during their chemo infusions. To schedule, contact Stefanie by email at sgliniany@mnovarian.org or call her at 612-584-3550.