Support Groups & Meetups

Everyone goes through their journey differently -- experiencing different treatments, side-effects, and other challenges along the way; however, once you meet others affected by breast cancer, you realize, “You are not alone.”  Whether you are newly diagnosed and need a place to share your story and concerns, or have been a survivor for many years, Support Groups and Meetups are a great way to meet others just like yourself and at the same time, learn from each other’s experiences.  It doesn’t matter what stage in the journey you’re at, there are support groups out there that may be of help to your individual needs.  

Here is a list of support groups that you may feel is right for you.



Breast Cancer Support Group

Location: United Church of Christ - 2nd floor, 467 Judd Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Date(s)/Time:   1st Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Contact Information:   Nina Rappeline,




Breast Cancer Support Group

The Kapi’olani Women’s Center Support Group is a program for breast cancer survivors and patients receiving breast cancer treatment.  The Support Group provides a safe place for women to learn coping methods, improve well-being and build connections with others who have had similar experiences.  Once a month, the discussion will be preceded by an educational presentation on a topic related to treatment and survivorship.  Support Group meetings are free and will be facilitated by healthcare professionals from Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children.  Light refreshments are provided.

Location: Kapi’olani Women’s Center - 5th floor, Artesian Plaza, 1907 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

Date(s)/Time: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Note: Facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Contact Information: Candyce Kaaiai, LCSW, 808-983-6100




Breast Cancer Education and Support Group

Education and support for those affected by breast cancer...Through diagnosis, decision-making, treatment, and survival issues.

Location: Kuakini Health System - Kuakini’s HPM-1 conference room (1st floor of the Hale Pulama Mau building)

              347 N. Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Date(s)/Time: Last Thursday of every other month (even numbered months) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Note: Facilitated by a Registered Nurse

Contact Information: Gail Oshima, 808-547-9594

More  (support groups are listed under “Health & Wellness - Support Groups)  





Location: Queen’s Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

More Information: (support groups are listed under “Cancer Center”)


Breast Cancer Support Group

A forum for women to discuss and share issues related to breast cancer.

Location: Queen Emma Tower; 4th floor

Date(s)/Time: 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Heidi Ishii, LCSW

Contact Information: For more information on programs and services, call 808-691-8984 or 808-691-8777



BRCA+ Support Group

A support Group for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Location: Queen’s Conference Center

Date(s)/Time: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Support Group is led by Queen’s Genetic Counselors and the Queen’s Cancer Center Survivorship Nurse

Contact Information: Please call 808-691-8984 or 808-691-7633 for more information on specific time and location


Caregiver Support Group

Supports the needs of caregivers to help them keep a balanced life style.

Location: Queen Emma Tower, 9th floor, Diamond Head

Date(s)/Time: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Contact Information: Please call 808-691-8984 for more information




Online Video Support Groups and In-Person Meetups for Young Survivors

The Young Survival Coalition hosts monthly online video support groups for young survivors.  In addition, an in-person Face2Face Meetup group launched in Oahu in October of 2016.  Young survivors (those diagnosed under 40 years old, regardless of current age) face unique challenges and issues. YSC's groups and meetups provide a forum for young people to receive peer support. 



Face2Face Meetup Network - Oahu (newly launched)

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Learn about available resources, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. 

Date(s)/Time: Varies...generally meets once a month.  Contact the coordinator for more infor. Meetups are also posted on the signup page listed below. 

Coordinator: Joanne Hayashi

Contact Information: 808-429-8865,



Online Video Support Group-30 and Under

Join other young women 30 and under who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Location: Online (see registration information below)

Date(s)/Time: 1st Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.




Online Video Support Group-In Treatment

For young women newly diagnosed and in treatment.

Location: Online (see registration information below)

Date(s)/Time: 1st Mondays, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.




Online Video Support Group-Metastatic

For young women living with stage 4 breast cancer.

Location: Online (see registration information below)

Date(s)/Time: 1st Mondays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.