Support Services and Education

Equally important as treatment and technology is mental and emotional support, which is essential for a woman's journey with breast cancer. We offer a broad range of programs and support groups to meet your individual needs.

Our Survivor Volunteers

Women often feel alone when confronted with breast cancer. Our unique program, Walk with Me, connects a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient with one of our survivor volunteers who have had a similar experience and understands your journey. Our peer to peer volunteers is someone you can talk to offering personalized support.

A Step at a Time – Breast Cancer Support Group

Find strength and hope with other survivors before, during, and after your treatment.

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mission Women's Wellness Center Classroom
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171C, Mission Viejo, 92691 (Mission Medical Tower building)

Facilitator: Mission Hospital's Breast Health Nurse Navigator

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Our Journey Together – Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

A group specifically addressing the needs of women who have recurrent and/or metastatic breast cancer.

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mission Women's Wellness Center Conference Room
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171A, Mission Viejo, 92691 (Mission Medical Tower building)

Offered in partnership with Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition.

Facilitator: Lori Ash, LCSW

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Live Well with Cancer – Patient and Family Support Group

Learn how to reduce stress, decrease depression, regain control and find hope.

Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mission Conference Center
26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

Sponsored by the Wellness Community

Facilitator: Sandra Weiss, PhD, MFT

Fore more information, call (877) 459-3627​ or (714) 543-3200

A free program of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Needle While You Work

Join other knitters in making hats and blankets for women going through chemotherapy, or knit scarves for fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Meets the 1st Monday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

Mission Women's Wellness Center Classroom Room
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, 1st Floor, Suite 171C, Mission Viejo, 92691

(Mission Medical Tower building)

For more information, call (949) 365-2273, extension 4

Yoga – For women living with breast cancer.

Yoga is a gentle way to exercise, heal the body and mind. Boost your energy and build strength, awareness and flexibility through stretching, breathing and sound.

Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mission Conference Center

26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

No fee.

*Wear comfortable clothing (gym wear). Bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No previous experience is necessary.

Dayan Qigong – Open to all cancer survivors.

Dayan Qigong is a complementary mind/body health form that has been practiced in China for 1,700 years. Classes include stretching and warm-ups, acupressure self-massage, meditation and a 64-movement flow imitating the graceful strength of wild geese.

Meets Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mission Conference Center
26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691

No fee.

*Wear comfortable clothing (gym wear). Bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No previous experience is necessary.

Susan G. Komen Library

Our Susan G. Komen library is housed in Mission Women's Wellness Center and contains books, pamphlets, videos and audiotapes across a wide range of breast health and breast cancer topics to enable you with a better understanding of prevention, treatment and coping mechanisms. In addition, a computer is available to provide online access to reputable health care information.