No One Should Face Cancer Alone.

Our free, professionally led programs for people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer. Come to Hope Connections in Bethesda, Landover, or online for emotional support, education, wellness, and hope.

Welcome to Hope Connections

Diverse hands clasped in a circle

What to Expect

How does it feel to join Hope Connections? For many, it's like coming home.

Learn More →

Two people looking at a paper

How to Get Started

If you're ready to start your journey with us, sign up for orientation!

Register Now →

Two older people exercising

Participate in Our Programs

Finding out what's offered at Hope is easy!

Explore Our Programs →

A smiling diverse group of friends

Attend Our Events

We have so many fun events you can attend to support Hope Connections or just to socialize!

Find an Event →

Is Hope Connections Right for You?

Hear personal stories from actual Hope Connections participants, then click below to learn more about getting started.

Our participants say it best. Learn from people with cancer and their caregivers how we can help you.

Our programs are free. Your donations make this happen!

Become part of our community, whether or not you have cancer.  Learn how you can help Hope Connections ensure that those with cancer get the support, caring, and compassion they need.

Join Our Programs

See some examples of the programs we provide.

Diverse group of people in a seminar

All Cancers Support Group

July 15 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This professionally facilitated support group is for individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer. Learn new ways of coping and connect with others who are going through a similar experience.

Learn more >

Tuesday Morning Bereavement Group

July 16 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This professionally facilitated support group is for individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer. Learn new ways of coping and connect with others who are going through a similar experience.

Learn more >

Mind & Body Classes

A woman practicing yoga

Gentle Yoga

July 15 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gentle Yoga Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200 These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation…

Learn more >
A woman practicing yoga

Gentle Yoga

July 15 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Gentle Yoga Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., led by Amy Morrison, RYT-200 These classes combine stretching, breathing, and relaxation…

Learn more >

Hypnosis for Symptom Reduction

July 17 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hypnosis has been shown to decrease pain, anxiety, and stress when facing a cancer diagnosis.  Don Pelles, a certified hypnotherapist, will teach self-hypnosis techniques that will assist in the management of these symptoms. Caregivers are welcome, and we hope you will join us for this wellness class.

Learn more >

Updates in Prostate Cancer Treatment: What’s New for You

July 24 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk will be given by medical oncologists and a radiation oncologist who will cover prostate cancer treatment options. Bring your questions and we hope you’ll join us for this important discussion.

Learn more >

Special Activities

Hope Chest Boutique

July 17 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Boutique features new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories with 100% of our sales going to support the free and professionally led programs offered at Hope Connections. These special programs have been designed to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer.

Learn more >

Hope Chest Boutique

July 24 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Boutique features new and gently used women’s clothing and accessories with 100% of our sales going to support the free and professionally led programs offered at Hope Connections. These special programs have been designed to help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer.

Learn more >

Partners and Sponsorships

These caring individuals and businesses provide us with vital support. We work hard to make participation a valuable and enjoyable experience!

Female doctor working at a computer

Resources for Medical Professionals

We are here to help you treat the whole patient!  We supplement clinical treatment with a range of programs, all offered free of charge.