Cancer Community Center

The Cancer Community Center provides FREE support, information and activities for any adult impacted by cancer including patients, caregivers, family and friends of those with cancer, and those who have lost someone to cancer. Since its inception in 1998, the Cancer Community Center has helped 3,700 people coping with the effects of cancer.


The Center’s programs are designed to build social and emotional support as a complement to one's regular medical care. Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Tai Chi, Strength Training, Meditative Hypnosis, Zumba, Knitting, Scrapbooking, Cards & Games, Nutrition Education, Cooking Demonstrations, and 14 different cancer support groups are just a handful of the weekly activities offered at the Center. In addition to these offerings at our facility (778 Main Street in South Portland, ME), the Center also coordinates the Maine Buddy Program™, which receives daily calls from cancer patients, caregivers, and bereaved individuals who are seeking support from a trained volunteer who has experienced a similar cancer journey.  The Cancer Community Center has been matching people in one-to-one mentoring relationships across the state of Maine for ten years and has received over 1,000 buddy requests to date. 

Drop-ins are welcome; no referral requirements and no income verification required. All activities, classes and support services are provided at no charge thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual donations, private foundations and community fundraisers. 


To learn more, visit our website at or call us at (207)774-2200.


Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society
P.O. Box 643
Sandown, NH 03873-0643
Telephone (603) 887-1948

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