For the Patients
ICA's Support Centers

Support Centers


ICA runs a wide variety of support groups throughout Israel in various ICA branches and Support Centers, in collaboration with additional entities. Some of the support groups hold meetings on a regular basis and some open based on demand and need of patients and their families.


  • These groups are moderated by professionals:


  • Clinical psychologists

  • Social workers

  • Sometimes physicians and nurses who have been trained to do so  


  • Subjects most commonly raised in support groups for cancer patients:  


  • Anger, loss, denial, depression, guilt and hope, dependency and loneliness

  • Fear of death, fear of pain and side effects

  • The relationship between partners and sexuality

  • Medical information

  • Financial and employment issues


  • Diverse support groups, consisting of 8-12 participants meet once a week for 8-10 sessions on a regular basis at the Support Center:   


  • A support group for patients coping with various cancer diseases

  • A support group for young women coping with female cancers

  • A support group for parents of children of school age who have cancer

  • A support group for families of cancer patients

  • A support group for those coping with loss and bereavement


  • Various workshops and lectures were held over the year:


  • Expression and art

  • "Getting in touch with your Heart"

  • "Ways of Finding Meaning"

  • Coaching groups

  • Nature therapy workshop

  • A cooking class

  • Nutrition and healthy lifestyle workshops

  • A special belly dancing workshop was also held over the summer

  • In addition to the existing workshops, the center also hosts activities that focus on the body-mind connection, such as yoga, feldenkrais, chi kong and pilates

  • Monthly lectures are delivered on various topics and trips to different sites in Israel are offered

  • This year there were trips to the Dead Sea, the Jerusalem area and Gush Etzion, as well as Acre and the surrounding areas


  • Participation is free of charge



Help fund welfare activities - US$ 5,000 per activity p.a. or fund the operating costs of a support group - US$ 16,200 p.a. Kindly contact us, should you wish to contribute to this project. Please note that all donations received are transferred in full (no overhead is taken).



  • Lili Biller Lev

Committees and Projects Manager


Telephone: +972-3-571.95.74


Support Groups