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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

  • Spanish-Speaking Patient Support Group

    CancerCare will be facilitating an eight-week patients’ support group for those looking for support and positive ways to cope with their diagnosis and treatment. The support group will be open to Spanish speaking women and men diagnosed with cancer who are in treatment.

    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 loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information about treatment
    • Provide you with resources in your community

    Start Date

    The next cycle will begin September 10, 2020. This group meets every two weeks on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    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 to video technology.

    Register

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Cecilia Acosta, LSW, at 201-301-6813 or cacosta@cancercare.org


    Descripción en Español

    CancerCare estara facilitando un grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas para pacientes que buscan apoyo y maneras positivas para sobrellevar su diagnóstico de cancer y tratamiento. El grupo de apoyo ésta abierto para pacientes de habla hispana que están diagnosticados con cáncer y estan en tratamiento.

    Las reuniones seran virtuales debido a la preocupación pública relacionada al COVID-19.

    Nuestros Grupos:

    • Proveen apoyo centrado en el cáncer
    • Reducen sentimientos de soledad, ansiedad y angustia
    • Ayudan aumentar sentimientos de esperanza y empoderamiento
    • Asisten en aprender maneras nuevas de afrontar el cáncer
    • Ayudan mejorar comunicación con sus seres queridos
    • Proveen información práctica sobre tratamientos
    • Proveen recursos en su comunidad

    Fecha de Inicio

    Las reuniones seran cada dos semanas con fecha de inicio el Jueves 10 de septiembre del 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Registración

    El cupo está limitado y registración es requerida. Para mas información o para registrarse contactarse con Cecilia Acosta, LSW, at 201-301-6813 or cacosta@cancercare.org

  • Living Beyond Cancer: Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-week live support group for people in New Jersey who have 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle, which begins in October 2020. This group meets on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 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 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).

  • Living Beyond Cancer: Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group (Ages 40+)

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for adults ages 40+ living in New York and New Jersey who have been diagnosed with cancer and who have completed their treatment. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle, which begins on October 15, 2020. This group meets on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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 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).

  • Living Beyond Cancer: Young Adult Post-Treatment Survivorship Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York and New Jersey in their 20s and 30s who have 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. The next group cycle will begin in June 2021. This group meets on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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 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 Charlotte Ference, LMSW, at 212-712-6147 or cference@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Brain Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people who have been diagnosed with a primary brain cancer and reside in New York. 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
    • 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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle, which begins June 2021. This group meets on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 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 Paige Soleimani, LMSW, at 212-712-8357 or psoleimani@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Breast Cancer Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with breast cancer in New Jersey who are receiving a form of active 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

    This group is currently recruiting for the next cycle. This support group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    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 Lois Glasser, LCSW, at 201-301-6807 or lglasser@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: General Patient Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people 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

    This group is currently recruiting for the next cycle. This support group takes place on the third Tuesday of each month, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 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 Lois Glasser, LCSW, at 201-301-6807 or lglasser@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 December 2020. 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, 12-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 group cycle which begins March 3, 2021. The group meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

    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 Rachel Barnhart, LMSW, at 212-712-6124 or rbarnhart@cancercare.org.

  • Living With Cancer: Prostate Cancer Patient and Family Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, live support group for people diagnosed with prostate cancer and their family members 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 and resources in your community

    Start Date

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle. This group takes place on the second Wednesday of each month, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 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 Lois Glasser, LCSW, at 201-301-6807 or lglasser@cancercare.org.

Caregiver Support Groups

  • Connecting With Caregivers: General Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 8-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 in December 2020. This support group meets biweekly on Wednesday evenings.

    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 Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org.

  • Connecting With Caregivers: Young Adult Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in New York and New Jersey in their 20s and 30s who are caring for a loved one with cancer. This group will provide a safe place to exchange support and receive information and guidance while discussing the unique challenges of caregiving as a young adult.

    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 loved ones
    • Provide you with practical information and resources in your community

    Start Date

    Unfortunately, the current cycle of this group is full. The next group cycle will begin in February 2021. This support group meets on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. 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 Mary Hanley, LMSW, at 212-712-6129 or mhanley@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

    We are currently recruiting for our next group cycle, which begins February 1, 2021. 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.

  • Living With Loss: Young Adult Loss of a Parent Support Group

    CancerCare is offering a free, 12-week live support group for people in their 20s and 30s in New York and New Jersey who have experienced the loss of a parent 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. The next group cycle will begin in June 2021. The group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. 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.

    For more information call our Hopeline at 800-813-HOPE (4673) or Lauren Bronstein, LMSW, at 212-712-8421 or lbronstein@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

Apr21
Healing Hearts – Color of Grief Workshop SeriesWednesday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.National, USA
Apr21
Young Adult Virtual Pilates ClassWednesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
Apr27
Young Adult Trivia: FriendsTuesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
May 6
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
May23
Coping Circle Workshop: Skin CareSunday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.National, USA
Jun 8
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Jun10
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Jun11
Healing Hearts Family Bereavement CampFriday, June 11, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul 1
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, July 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Jul13
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug10
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, August 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug12
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Sep14
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA

Events

Community Programs in New Jersey

Apr21
Healing Hearts – Color of Grief Workshop SeriesWednesday, April 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.National, USA
Apr21
Young Adult Virtual Pilates ClassWednesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
Apr27
Young Adult Trivia: FriendsTuesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.National, USA
May 6
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
May23
Coping Circle Workshop: Skin CareSunday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.National, USA
Jun 8
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Jun10
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Jun11
Healing Hearts Family Bereavement CampFriday, June 11, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.National, USA
Jul 1
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, July 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Jul13
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug10
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, August 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
Aug12
Ways to Wellness: Monthly Workshop SeriesThursday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.National, USA
Sep14
Mindful Moments: Monthly ProgramTuesday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.National, USA
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