Support Groups & Resources

Many in-person community classes and events at Sibley have been suspended due to COVID-19. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and look forward to resuming in-person classes when we feel it is safe to do so. Please check and our Facebook page for ongoing updates.

Support Groups for Specific Conditions

Cancer Support Groups

These groups offer an opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences and gain support and friendship. Each group is facilitated by a social worker to provide a safe and informative community. 

Workshops and Classes for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

All classes are free and take place via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or [email protected].

Coping with Cancer: What Caregivers Need to Know

A multidisciplinary team of experts shares practical information and self-care strategies to educate and support cancer caregivers. Resources about health insurance, disability and financial matters, along with tips for stress management, intimacy and respite, are offered. The program provides time to connect with other caregivers.

Look Good Feel Better

A free program for women in active cancer treatment to learn how to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Facilitated by trained cosmetologist and aesthetician. Registration required at

Meditation and Mindfulness: for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers

Thursdays: 7-8 pm 
Thursdays: 7:30-8 pm 

Open to cancer patients, family, and friends to learn about and practice mindfulness meditation, which has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and loneliness, improve sleep and boost the immune system.

Stronger and Healthier Together – Cancer Survivorship Series

Call for dates | 6:00-8:00 pm

This six-week series is for people who have completed active cancer treatment in the last 24 months. Experts discuss nutrition, stress reduction, lymphedema risk reduction, exercise, emotional health, sexual health and side effect management. Participants will have one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified health coach.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Mondays: 7-8:30 pm | Mat Yoga
Wednesday: 10-11 am | Chair Yoga
Fridays: 12-12:45 pm | Chair or Mat Yoga

Restorative yoga for people in treatment for or with a history of cancer. Yoga instructors have specific training to safely teach yoga to individuals who have had surgery, radiation or systemic treatment. Practice focuses on balance, stretching, and breathing.

Reiki Self-Care Class

Reiki is a subtle, meditative practice that uses light, still touch on the body to help relieve stress, promote balance and encourage self-healing. Sibley offers half-hour private sessions, small group sessions and Reiki First Degree Training for Self-Care, for anyone with a history of cancer and their caregivers.

Art Therapy and Cancer Survivorship Series

Join art therapist Sarah Jones and Pam Goetz to help ground and creatively explore your inner artist for self-care. Participants are expected to attend all six weeks to support a stronger group connection and process. No art experience required.