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Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include case management, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Our programs and services helped 174,600 people affected by cancer, and we welcomed over 2.4 million visits to our websites.
  • Our professional oncology social workers provided emotional and practical support to 79,842 people through our Hopeline, individual counseling, support groups and community programs.
  • CancerCare provided $39.7 million in financial assistance to 24,767 people to help with treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.
  • Leading experts in oncology led 71 Connect Education Workshops, featuring 123 faculty members and 97 partner organizations, drawing 70,067 participants.
  • CancerCare distributed 1,225,895 print and digital publications to health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • MyCancerCircle™ served 36,557 active users in 1,715 active caregiver communities.
  • Users completed 59,581 searches in our Online Helping Hand to find practical and financial assistance locally and nationwide.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

CancerCare’s New Jersey office was opened in 1982 to ensure that New Jersey residents have full access to all CancerCare services.

Our Mission

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Live Support Groups in New Jersey

Patient Support Groups

  • Living Beyond Cancer: General Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York and New Jersey who are over the age of 40 and completed treatment within the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living through post-treatment survivorship.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. Our next cycle will begin in October 2022. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    This cycle of this support group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673), or contact Lauren Bronstein, LMSW at 212-712-8421 or lbronstein@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: A Group for Older Adults 65+

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for older adults (65+) diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment . Treatment may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle which begins in June 2022. This support group meets on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Sarah Tennenhaus, LMSW, at 212-712-6144 or stennenhaus@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Exploring Spirituality Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people currently in active treatment in New Jersey. Connect with others who want to explore the impact of cancer on their spiritual life.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    This support group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Laurie Feingold, LSW, at 201-301-6810 or lfeingold@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment or are post-treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. Our next cycle will begin in October 2022. This group meets biweekly on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Shannon Coon, LMSW, at 212-712-8423 or scoon@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people diagnosed with lung cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment of treatment for either Small Cell or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    This support group takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET beginning February 2nd.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Charlotte Ference, LMSW, at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Men With Cancer Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for men diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment or are post-treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date:

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start in June 2022. This support group meets biweekly on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in New York and New Jersey who are receiving a form of active treatment (which may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatments and/or advanced cancer treatment). This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your medical team and loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next cycle, which will begin on June 23, 2022. The group meets biweekly on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Cassie Spector, LMSW, at 212-712-8386 or cspector@cancercare.org.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused support
    • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle that will start June 6, 2022. This support group meets weekly on Monday, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Nikki Molfetas, LMSW, at 201-301-6805 or nmolfetas@cancercare.org.

Bereavement Support Groups

  • Living With Loss: Spouse and Partner Bereavement Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New Jersey who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to cancer in the last 18 months. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support, get information and receive guidance while discussing the unique challenges of grief and loss.

    Our Groups:

    • Provide cancer-focused bereavement support
    • Reduces feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress
    • Help increase feelings of hope and empowerment
    • Assist you in learning new ways of coping
    • Help you improve communication with your loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. Our next cycle will begin in June 2022. This support group meets on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    This group will utilize a secure video platform. Group members will still have the option to call in if they do not have access to video technology.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or contact Cecilia Acosta, LSW, at 201-301-6813 or cacosta@cancercare.org.

Free Wigs

We have a large variety of new and used wigs available for women going through cancer treatment. Wigs are provided free of charge.

For more information and to schedule a virtual consultation and fitting, please call Ariana Parmese, Operations Manager of Regional Programs, at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org.

Magnolia Meals at Home

This is a meal delivery program that aims to help people with cancer by providing nourishing meals to households affected by cancer. The program is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and New Haven, CT (as well areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston, MA). Eligible participants will receive up to two months of home meal deliveries, each of which will include ten meals that are designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people living with cancer, and up to ten additional meals for their family members, if requested.

For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809

Free Cleaning Service

MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company has partnered with CancerCare to provide free housekeeping services for people with cancer in specific towns in Bergen County (Emerson, Oradell, River Edge, Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Wyckoff, Allendale, Paramus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, HoHoKus and Ramsey, NJ) and Morris County (Randolph, Mount Tabor, Cedar Knolls, Florham Park, East Hanover, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Whippany, Boonton, Lake Hiawatha, Parsippany, and Denville, NJ). Patients must be registered with the New Jersey office of CancerCare. For more information, please contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW, Director of Regional Programs at 201-301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org, or Ariana Parmese, Regional Coordinator at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org. For additional information about MaidPro, you can visit maidpro.com/fairlawn.

*Cleaning service is based on the availability of the MaidPro staff. Ongoing service is not guaranteed.

Community Programs in New Jersey

Jul 6
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramCoping Circle Workshop
Wednesday, July 6, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul13
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul21
Older Adult Movie Group: The InternCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug11
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Aug17
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, August 17, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Sep14
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, September 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Oct19
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, October 19, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Oct20
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.National, USA
Nov16
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, November 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Nov17
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Dec14
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA

Events

Community Programs in New Jersey

Jul 6
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramCoping Circle Workshop
Wednesday, July 6, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul13
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul21
Older Adult Movie Group: The InternCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug11
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Aug17
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, August 17, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Sep14
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, September 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Oct19
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, October 19, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Oct20
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.National, USA
Nov16
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, November 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
Nov17
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesCoping Circle Workshop
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Dec14
Reiki WorkshopWednesday, December 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.National, USA
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