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Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Groups
Support Groups at the Comprehensive Breast Center

3400 Main Street, Springfield


For information on individual or community support programs contact Marlene Quinlan. LICSW, at 413-794-2510.

Spanish Speaking Group

Call the Rays of Hope office for more information:



Family Pediatric HIV/AIDS Support Group
A family support group meets regularly. The group is open to families and children who are followed in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS clinics. The group is facilitated by Maripat Toye, RN who can be contacted at 413-794-5399.


Gathering for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies-meets twice a month!
Twice a month, you'll have the opportunity to ask one of the Baystate Medical Center's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants your questions and get some tips and advice on breastfeeding. We will have a baby weight scale available so you can keep track of your baby's weight each time you come.


You'll also have fun:

  • Talking with other mothers
  • Making new friends
  • Enjoying light refreshments! 


The gathering for breastfeeding moms and babies meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 2pm - 3pm.


Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA (across from Peoples Bank/Route I-91/Holyoke Mall).


To register, call Baystate Health Link at 413-794-BABY (2229)


Hamden County Mothers of Twins Association
This support group is for mothers of multiples. The group meets the 1st Monday of the month (the 2nd Monday in the event of a holiday on the 1st Monday) in the Community meeting room on the ground floor in the 3300 Main St Ambulatory Building at 3300 Main street at 7:00PM. Starting at 7pm, we invite everyone for a COPE HOUR. COPE is a relaxing, informal and confidential gathering in which the many issues of rasing multiples are discussed. The support, sharing and understanding we offer each other helps us throught the good and challenging times of raising children. At 8pm we have our business meeting and either a speaker or fun activity. To contact the Mother of Twins group, call 413-536-7435.



SHARE is a support group of and for parents who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.
Schedule: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm

Baystate Medical Center Community Conference Room, 3300 Main Street, Springfield. 


The Community Conference Room is on the ground floor.  Walk past the information desk and the Community conference room is on the left, next to the Cafe.


Parking is available in the parking lot or the Walter Street garage.

Cost: No fee or pre-registration required

Registration and

More Information: 

For further information about the group, call Joanne at 413-562-1731.