Supporting Our Patients and the People Who Love Them

Social Work Services

If you and your loved ones are navigating through the cancer journey, Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint has a vital resource you should know about. Our licensed oncology social worker provides professional support to patients and families, addressing their emotional and psychosocial needs and connecting them with community resources. Support groups and one-on-one consultations are available to patients and their families touched by cancer. Please contact our licensed social worker, Minnie Cabine to learn more and make your appointment.

Schedule your Appointment:


Minnie Cabine, LMSW
Oncology Social Worker
(810) 342-3786

Grief Support

The Masking Grief Circle - The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint offers this grief support group for families touched by cancer. Those battling the disease, survivors, previvors, caregivers, family and friends are welcome to attend the free one-hour sessions.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month:

1:00 PM

Hospitality House at McLaren Flint
G-3170 Beecher Rd, Flint, MI 48532

(810) 342-3786

For more information, contact Minnie Cabine, LMSW, at (810) 342-3786 or email

New Tomorrows Grief Support Group - McLaren Flint offers free ongoing grief education and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. For information, call (810) 496-8625

Art Therapy

In-person and online weekly programs

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint offers a free art therapy program for people touched by cancer. This includes all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors, caregivers, and their friends and family.

Art therapy is a visual form of expression used to help people process emotions, reduce stress, and find meaning after a cancer diagnosis. Group and one-on-one sessions are offered each week, both online and in-person. No prior art experience is needed.

For a calendar and registration information visit You can also contact our registered art therapist, Erin Simonetti, M.Ed, ATR, at (810) 342-4206 or at

Stroke Education and Support

The McLaren Stroke Network offers a free education and support program series for stroke patients and their loved ones, people at high risk for stroke, and the community. The first half of the meeting is reserved for the education series, stroke, therapies and treatment, and prevention. There will also be time for attendees’ questions The second half of the meeting is dedicated to sharing and support for survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers.

The McLaren Stroke Network is pleased to provide access to the stroke education and support series to as many patients and caregivers in Michigan as possible, by offering session in person and online. Click here for a list of sessions. You can join us online by visiting McLaren Stroke Education & Support and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions regarding support groups, please call the Neurosciences Coordinator, at (810) 342-5706.