Celebrating Our CancerCare Social Workers This March
In honor of National Social Work month, we celebrate CancerCare’s oncology social workers who provide the core support of our organization’s direct programs and services to individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis.
This March also marks two years since our staff began offering all of our services fully remotely. During this time of increased isolation, virtual support services became all the more invaluable. Last year alone, our staff provided over 45,000 hours of emotional and practical support through our Hopeline (answering nearly 50,000 calls) as well as through online support groups, individual counseling, case management, virtual community programs and more. In recent years, our services have continued to expand, including the introduction of our national program of Coping Circles, the Cancer Out Loud podcast, as well as specialty programs for older adults, young adults, children, women as well as the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Our social workers’ work is never done and they continue to find new and innovative ways to reach those who need us most.
“I am very thankful for the support I get from my individual counselor as well as from my group therapy. My condition in coping with cancer, understanding cancer and dealing with everyday stress has improved significantly, thanks in most part to my excellent counselor.”
Providing emotional support to anyone affected by cancer is challenging and rewarding work. The external emotional stresses over the last few years have only compounded these difficulties. Yet, our social workers continue to bring daily comfort, help and hope to those we serve. So, this month, and every month, please join us in thanking our social workers and hear more from the CancerCare staff who offer life-changing services!
Has your life been positively impacted by a CancerCare social worker?
Consider sharing your story with us here and help others affected by cancer feel more connected. To speak with an oncology social worker, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) today.