COVID-19 Online Support

On this page are online and virtual resources that are being offered by various cancer and health organizations to provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are forums, chat rooms, peer support, webcasts, and podcasts among other resources available for your use. If you know of any support resources that are not listed, please let us know at so we can add it to our list! 

Bereavement Seminars

Yale New Haven Hospital is offering two free virtual bereavement seminars to those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The upcoming meetings will take place on Tuesday, July 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 am, and Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. There may be additional seminars in the future and the hospital is anticipating in-person meetings once it is safe to do so. To register, please call 203-415-8940 or email your name and telephone number to If you are unsure about attending a bereavement support group, we encourage you to send an email and the hosts will reach out to you with more information. 

American Cancer Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Thundermist Health Center

American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Mentor Program

The American Lung Association partnered with Imerman Angels to match mentors, also known as Mentor Angels, with those facing lung cancer. Patients can sign up to seek support from someone who has been in your shoes OR you can sign up to become a mentor and offer support to another person facing lung cancer. For more information, visit


Lung HelpLine & Tobacco QuitLine (also answering questions pertaining to COVID-19)

Call or submit your questions online to our experts at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine. Our service is free and we are here to help you with one-on-one support.



• Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. CT

• Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

* After hours leave a message and we will respond the next business day.


Inspire Communities

The Lung Association is proud to support several free online communities on for people facing lung disease. These communities offer peer-to-peer support so you can connect with people who are in your shoes. You can start or respond to threads on the communities, upload photos and search for specific topics to find other members who share the same interests


To become a member of Inspire you need to register for an account. Visit the community below that best suits your needs:

Lung Cancer Survivors

Quit Now: Freedom From Smoking®

Living with Asthma


Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 Resources:

What is COVID-19 and more…

Protecting Yourself During the Spread of the Coronavirus Disease
Top Tips for Coping During COVID-19 Crisis
American Lung Association Medical Researcher discovery made about coronavirus

Webinar: COVID-19 and Chronic Lung Disease (including but not limited to Lung Cancer)
Every Monday at 1 p.m. CT, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Albert Rizzo, will provide information on COVID-19 and recommendations for people with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Register for the webinars in advance, watch recorded updates from previous weeks and access our FAQs 24/7—all available online.  For answers to frequently asked questions, opportunity to listen to previously recorded webinars and to register for upcoming webinars click here

Each Breath Blog

A space to have conversations around lung health and to address ways to keep lungs healthy and treat lung disease. This blog provides insight from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers. To read the blog click here.



American Lung Association: COVID-19 Town Hall Series​

American Cancer Society: Supporting Underserved Patient Communities of Color During COVID-19 Through Strategic Text Messaging

American Public Health Association: COVID-19 and Health Equity

Colorado Cancer Coalition: COVID-19 and Cancer Patients

Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership: Equity and Social Justice Forums

     Equity and Social Justice Webinar: Health Disparities and COVID-19

     Equity and Social Justice Webinar: Native American Health and COVID-19

     Equity and Social Justice Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Kids

     Equity and Social Justice Webinar - COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latinx Communities

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: American Cancer Society COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Caregivers webinar series

     April 29 Session

     May 6 Session

     May 13 Session

National LGBT Cancer Network: Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Cancer Care & Health Centers

Prevent Cancer Foundation: 2020 Prevent Cancer Dialogue

     Cervical Cancer and HPV

     Innovative Technologies to Expand Cancer Screening

     Challenges and Opportunities for Cancer Prevention and Screening in Indian Country


Sharsheret: COVID-19, Caregiving & Cancer: Strategies For Caregiving From A Distance And Managing Self-Care with Shera Dubitsky


Sharsheret: Living With Cancer & COVID-19: What You Need To Know with Dr. Stuart Samuels

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This program is supported in part by Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP006291, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and awarded to the Rhode Island Department of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Rhode Island Department of Health.