Support Groups


  • Memorial University Medical Center either sponsors or works closely with other organizations to provide support groups for the following conditions.

    Bleeding Disorders

    Presenting Realistic Ideas to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE) Support Group
    This group is for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Each month, participants and their families meet for an educational session or a fun event. For more information, call 912-350-7285.

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    Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

    Grey Matters -- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
    A program for people who have experienced a brain or spinal cord injury and their family members and caregivers. The group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in The Rehabilitation Institute at MUMC. For more information, call 912-350-7274.

    Southeast Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
    Survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families gather to share information, understanding, and support. The group meets the third Monday of every month at Satilla Regional Annex, 1800 Alice Street, Waycross, Georgia. For more information, email kathie@accessatc.net, dbrag@wayxcable.com, or cfluker@wayxcable.com. Or call Kathie at 912-285-5403.

    Head Injury Support Group
    Survivors of head injuries, their family members, friends, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend. The group meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Goodwill Industries, Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia. For more information, call 912-354-6611.

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    Cancer

    FORCE Support Group for Hereditary Cancers
    FORCE stands for "Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered." This support and advocacy program is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The Savannah network of FORCE provides support, education, and advocacy for people who carry mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. For more information, visit facingourrisk.org.

    Greater Savannah Breast Cancer Support Group (Support B.R.A.S.)

    This group is for young adults with breast cancer. The meetings are open to breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and coastal Georgia area. The meetings often feature an expert presentation followed by an open, informal discussion. For more information, call 912-897-3933.

    Gynecological Cancers Support Group

    This program is for gynecological cancer survivors and their loved ones. They share their experiences with cervical, ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancer. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 912-350-7845.

    Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

    This family support group is for people with cancers of the head and neck and their caregivers. Each meeting includes a discussion with cancer treatment experts, followed by a group discussion. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 912-350-7845.

    Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Support Group

    This program is for people who have leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma and their loved ones. The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 5 p.m . to 6 p.m. in the Summit Cancer Care office in the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-7845.

    Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

    People with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones are invited to attend this monthly support session. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-7845.

    Pediatric Oncology Patient and Parent Support (POPPS!) Group

    This group is for children with cancer and their parents and caregivers. The group meets in The Children's Hospital Outpatient Center at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-5616.

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    Bariatric Support Centers, International | Memorial Health

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Group
    Memorial Health Bariatrics holds regular support group meetings for people who have undergone or are considering weight-loss surgery. For more information, call 912-350-DIET (3438).

    Online Support

    Memorial Health Bariatrics works with Bariatric Support Centers, International to provide support and ensure weight-loss success.

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    ICDs and Pacemakers

    ICD Support Group
    This quarterly meeting is for people who wear ICD devices or pacemakers. Guest speakers provide information and answer questions. The group meets in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-4284.

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    Parents of Multiples

    Savannah Parents of Twins Club
    The Twins Club is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and the opportunity to meet other parents with multiples. New members are welcome and moms are encouraged to join while they are still pregnant. For more information, call Del DeMauro, 912-598-1839.

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    Sickle Cell Disease

    SET Focus and Ready, SET Support Groups
    These support programs are for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and their caregivers. They meet every month to discuss important topics or enjoy fun events. For more information, call 912-350-5616.

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    Support After Stroke (SAS)

    This monthly educational seminar is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Get information about the effects of stroke, tips to maximize recovery and independence, and resources for survivors and their caregivers. There is no charge to attend and no reservation needed. For more information and upcoming dates, call 912-350-8900.   

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