Support Groups

Remember, You’re Not Alone.

Support for Patients, Caregivers, & Family Members

Whether you’re a patient, caregiver or family member, support is readily available.

Support Groups in Connecticut

Hartford Healthcare Brain Tumor Survivor and Caregiver Support Group

This free support group is open to patients, caregivers, and family members. Participants do not need to be patients at Hartford Hospital. The group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. To register, call 855-422-4373 or sign up via thecalendar of events.

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Yale New Haven Health: Brain Tumor Support Group

This monthly support group serves patients and family members. The group meets the third Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 203-688-7528

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CTBTA Support Groups: Gray Ribbon Club & Good Grief Group

Gray Ribbon Club

The Gray Ribbon Club was started by CTBTA survivors and caregivers in 2016 to offer friendship and support to anyone whose life has been affected by a brain tumor. The Club’s message is simple:

“Living with a brain tumor is challenging, of course, but there is much more to it. Although we’re not medical professionals, we have valuable real-life experience to share.

“Join us to discuss the bravery, battle, and beauty of moving forward in life after a brain tumor diagnosis. We want to hear your story and share ours.”

The Gray Ribbon Club meets quarterly by Zoom (and in person, when possible). To join and/or learn more, email us

The Good Grief Group

The Good Grief Group helps those who have lost a spouse or partner to a brain tumor. The group was founded by two CTBTA caregivers who felt isolated and alone after their partners’ passing.

"Your world has tilted on its axis,” one founder said. “While you may have a strong support-network of family and friends,leaning on those who having endured the trials of caring for a loved one with a brain tumor and who hold a certain level of understanding that others cannot, can help you feel less alone and allow you to move forward.

If you’ve lost a partner or spouse to a brain tumor, join us as we focus on

  • Supporting one another
  • Learning to laugh again, and
  • Navigating life after a tremendous loss

Additionally, if you’ve navigated the grief process and feel you have something to share, please do! We are stronger together.

The Good Grief Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. by Zoom (and in person, when possible). The sessions often include guest speakers and/or grief specialists to facilitate the discussions. To join and/or learn more, email us

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