The Center for Patient and Family Services at Sibley Memorial Hospital


Patients and families coping with cancer face many challenges. We believe that the more our patients know about their cancer and its treatment, the more equipped they are to actively participate in their care. The Center for Patient and Family Services at Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a variety of resources to assist patients and families during this time. Email [email protected] for more information. Cancer survivorship offers patients and their loved one’s the opportunity to take care of oneself medically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. At Sibley, we offer services and programs to meet these unique needs and promote healing and wellbeing post-cancer treatment. All of our programs are free to participants as part of your care.


Our Social Work Program

Our social work program provides for the psychological, social, emotional and practical needs of cancer patients and their families. A social worker can teach you how to manage the stress and changes that may come with cancer. In addition, social worker-led support group meetings are available.

Contact an oncology social worker to:

  • Learn how to talk about cancer with family members, children, friends, employers, and your healthcare team
  • Help you manage feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, worry, or depression that can be associated with a cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Help you become familiar with the hospital environment
  • Learn the best ways to talk with your healthcare team
  • Learn new ways of coping with stress
  • Help organize your family life around cancer treatment
  • Connect you with practical resources that may help you during and after cancer treatment, such as transportation, lodging, and education about home care, hospice, and palliative care 

Contact the social work team today at 202-660-7839 or email at [email protected]

Cancer Support Programs

Cancer support programs promote healing during and after cancer treatment through mind-body, spiritual, social, and educational practices. Patients, survivors, and caregivers can reach their wellness goals and improve their quality of life while connecting with others impacted by cancer.  

Support Programs empower those impacted by cancer to improve wellbeing and coping during and after a cancer diagnosis. Dedicated staff deliver integrative health and educational programs designed to improve emotional, social, spiritual, and physical health. Programs are available for cancer patients and survivors along with their caregivers, family members, and children.

Benefits of cancer support programs include:

  • Improving social connection and community
  • Decreasing anxiety and stress
  • Reducing treatment-related symptoms
  • Strengthening mind-body connection
  • Strategies for managing cancer treatment and recovery
  • Improved individual and family resilience

Join a Class!

Our programs are free, virtual and open to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers unless otherwise noted.

For a full list of our support programs view our program calendar.

Learn more or get connected to all programs by emailing [email protected].


Coping with the physical, emotional, practical, social, and spiritual impacts of cancer starts at diagnosis and continues throughout treatment and into survivorship. At Sibley we are dedicated to guiding you in survivorship and empowering you to move forward. We are able to provide you with the care and resources to meet your needs and improve your quality of life after treatment.   

Cancer Support Services 

Additional support services are available to help you navigate the cancer experience, address the effects of cancer and treatment, identify your care goals, and support quality of life and well-being. Experts in these areas provide skilled and compassionate care based on your individual needs. We encourage you to reach out to members of our team to learn more about how we can help.