Caregiver Support Group

All types of caregivers are encouraged to attend.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every Thursday
Main Hospital – F7 Unit Conference Room

Topics Discussed:
• Identifying personal responses to stress
• Relaxation and self-care techniques
• Using social support effectively
• Advocacy and communication
• Financial resources

For information, contact Leigh Madison, LCSW, at 501-526-7919 or

ClimbCLIMB: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery

Imagine being a child and finding out your mom or dad has cancer. You might be scared, confused, angry or any emotion in between. That’s why we offer a group to help children cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis and to help their parents see them through it.

CLIMB is a six week program offered in the evenings. The program is free, and pre-registration is required. To find out when the next session is starting, call Carrie Calhoon, LCSW, at 501-603-1612.

Separate groups for children ages 6-12 and their parents meet simultaneously and are led by oncology social workers. While the children’s group includes art projects and sharing, the adult group focuses on ways parents can support their children.

CLIMB is a national program sponsored by The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.

Coping with Cancer

1 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd  and 4th Tuesday of each month
10th Floor, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Barlogie Conference Room

Coping with Cancer is a support group open to all cancer patients. For information, call (501) 603-1612.

Connections of Hope

2:30-4 p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
The Lodge, 4011 Maryland Ave., Little Rock

Connections of Hope is open to all cancer patients and families.

Little Rock Blood Cancer Support Group

6 – 8 p.m.
1st Tuesday of every month
American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock

A support group for adult patients and their support persons coping with blood cancers. Co-sponsored by the Cancer Institute, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the American Cancer Society. For information, call  501-603-1612.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Real Talk - A Breast Cancer Support Group

5-6:30 p.m.
Second Thursday of the Month
Patient Support Pavilion, First Floor

Real Talk - A Breast Cancer Support Group is open to all women with breast cancer, from those in active treatment to long-term survivors. Women are encouraged to share their story and receive support, information, resources, and tips for living their best life.

For information, call (501) 603-1612.

Freedom from Smoking

Freedom From Smoking

Freedom From Smoking is a free seven-week program open to anyone who is ready to quit smoking. New sessions start regularly. Participants have one-on-one support from a certified tobacco treatment specialist and their fellow group members in this proven program. During the weekly sessions, group members hear first-hand stories from former smokers and get information on nicotine replacement therapies, healthy eating habits, and stress management.

For information or to find out when our next session begins, contact Pat Franklin, certified tobacco treatment specialist, at (501) 944-5934 or

Read more about how Freedom From Smoking changed the lives of two of its participants here.



Sit and Knit Support Group
Sit & Knit

Sit & Knit is a time for all beginning and experienced knitters to enjoy their favorite hobby together. Hats made by Sit & Knit participants are available free of charge to our patients.

1:30-3 p.m.
Each Wednesday in the Patient Support Pavilion
For information, call (501) 603-1133.

Donations of knitted hats are always welcome. If you or your group would like to donate knitted or crocheted hats, you are invited to use one of these free patterns.

Donations are accepted in the Patient Support Pavilion on the first floor or call the Department of Volunteer Services at (501) 686-8286 to discuss delivery options.

Yoga and RelaxtionProstate Cancer Support Network

An Education and Survivorship Group for Men Living with Prostate Cancer and their Partners, Friends and Caregivers 

6-7:30 p.m. 
Third Tuesday of Every Month
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock 

Sponsored by: UAMS Cancer Institute, Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, Arkansas Urology and CARTI 

For information, visit or call (501) 379-8027.