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Emotional and Spiritual Support

Support Group Information

Please reach out to these Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) resources if you need support or are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, or alone.

  • Support Groups: Both in-person and online social support networks can help patients and families as you face challenges. 
  • Social Workers: Get counseling, education, advocacy, and help accessing services within SCCA and the larger community. Ask your care team to contact us or reach us at (206) 288-1076 or socialw@seattlecca.org.
  • Mental Health Counseling: If you need more emotional support than your social worker can provide, ask your care team to contact Psychiatry and Psychology Services for you or reach us at (206) 288-1030 or fann@uw.edu.
  • Sexuality Resources: For many patients, cancer and its treatment affect sexuality and intimate relationships. There are many sources of help, both from SCCA and in the community. 
  • Spiritual Care: Chaplains provide respectful spiritual and emotional care to people of all faiths and spiritualities, including patients who identify themselves as nonreligious. You may find comfort by visiting the SCCA Sanctuary. Ask your health care team to contact us or reach us at (206) 288-1099 or pastoral@seattlecca.org