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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 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 oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

  • Our programs and services helped 186,700 people affected by cancer, and we welcomed over 2 million visits to our websites.
  • Our professional oncology social workers provided emotional and practical support to 92,234 people through our Hopeline, individual counseling, support group and community programs.
  • CancerCare provided $41.1 million in financial assistance to 25,499 people to help with treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.
  • Leading experts in oncology led 68 Connect Education Workshops, featuring 211 faculty members and 93 partner organizations, drawing 68,979 participants.
  • CancerCare distributed 1,126,761 print and digital publications to health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • MyCancerCircle™ served 36,045 active users in 2,932 active caregiver communities.
  • Online Helping Hand served 21,973 people affected by cancer conducting 37,761 searches.

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 counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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Face-to-Face Support Groups in New Jersey

For Patients

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (in active treatment or post-treatment). Groups take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Penn Medicine Breast Health Center, located at 300B Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 1-201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • General Patient Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. The support group takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Monroe Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

  • Men With Cancer Support Group

    CancerCare will be facilitating an eight-session support group for men with cancer who are looking for support and positive ways to cope with their diagnosis and treatment. The support group will be open to any man diagnosed with cancer who is in treatment.

    CancerCare is recruiting for an eight-session group meeting biweekly on Wednesday evenings starting in Spring 2020.

    Time

    6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Location

    CancerCare’s New Jersey Office
    1 Kalisa Way
    Suite 205
    Paramus, NJ 07652

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

    For more information or to register, contact Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org.

  • Metastatic Cancer Support Group

    CancerCare will be facilitating an eight session support group for people with stage IV metastatic cancers looking for positive coping strategies, support and strength during their cancer journey. This group will meet on Wednesday afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will run every other week.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

    For more information or to register, contact Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org, or Erin Murphy-Wilczek, LSW, at 201-301-6805 or emurphy@cancercare.org.

  • Post-Treatment Support Group

    CancerCare will be facilitating an eight-week Survivorship Group for those looking to find positive ways to cope with their experience and emotions around post cancer treatment. The support group will be open to those who are no longer in treatment and who have been out of treatment for up to 18 months. CancerCare is recruiting for an eight-week group meeting on Tuesday evenings, beginning in Fall 2019.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

    For more information or to register, contact Erin Murphy, LSW, at 201-301-6805 or emurphy@cancercare.org

  • Prostate Cancer Patient and Family Support Group

    This face-to-face support group is for prostate cancer patients and their family members. This group takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Penn Medicine Center for Cancer Care at Plainsboro, located on Rt. 1 between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro R. Pre-registration is required for this group.

    Please contact Lois Glasser at 201-301-6807 for more information or to register.

For Caregivers and Loved Ones

  • Caregivers and Loved Ones Support Group

    CancerCare will be facilitating an eight session caregivers support group for those looking for support, strength and positive ways to cope through their loved one’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. The support group will be open to those who are caring for a loved one with cancer. CancerCare is recruiting for an eight session group meeting biweekly on Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., starting in Fall 2019.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

    To register, call 800‑813‑HOPE (4673) or contact Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org.

Bereavement/Grief

Community Programs in New Jersey

  • Mindful Hour Workshop Series: Holistic Care Support

    Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The next part of the Mindfulness Workshop Series will focus on holistic care and support. This session will be led by Rev. Chaplain Rita Bakr, who is a board certified clinical chaplain, pastoral and bereavement counselor, as well as a hospital chaplain and end of life doula. The session will enable participants to discuss emotional and spiritual support practices, life adjustment, loss, empowerment and self-care.

    CancerCare is recruiting for these monthly workshops on Thursday evenings. These workshops focus on enhancing knowledge and relaxation through the use of different methods including positive psychology, reiki, deep relaxation, spirituality, acupuncture and more.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone touched by cancer including patients, caregivers and bereaved.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is required. Please contact Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org or Erin Murphy-Wilczek, LSW, at 201-301-6805 or emurphy@cancercare.org.

  • Happiness and Gratitude: What It's All About and Why Should I Be Happy?

    Monday, November 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    CancerCare and the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation program at Kessler are inviting all those affected by cancer to attend an exciting, innovative workshop. This free workshop will be led by CancerCare’s oncology social workers.

    Studies have shown that positive emotions are one of the most powerful emotions we possess. Gratitude can change our attitude and our outlook on life. This workshop will explore studies on happiness and gratitude. Learn how happiness and gratitude can be integrated into your own daily life and how it can increase one’s resilience to stress and pain. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Ariana Parmese, Operations Manager, CancerCare at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org. You may also call 866-881-8881 or email cancercare@kessler-rehab.com.

  • Gratitude Workshop

    Thursday, November 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    This workshop will help foster gratitude and hope in children and adults coping with a cancer diagnosis. Discover new tools to build resilience, a skill most needed in bouncing back from stress.

    Who Can Attend
    Children (ages 4 and up) who have a parent/guardian with cancer, along with the adult who has cancer and their partner/spouse.

    Pizza and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Ariana Parmese at 201-301-6808 or aparmese@cancercare.org.

  • Mindful Hour Workshop Series - Trauma & Terrain: How Acupuncture Can Help

    Thursday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The next session of the Mindfulness Workshop Series will focus on the effects of stress on the body. This session will be led by Evan Chait, PT, L.Ac, who is a licensed Physical Therapist and Licensed Acupuncturist. The session will enable participants to discuss how the stress of coping with cancer may impact their body and ways acupuncture can help.

    CancerCare is recruiting for a monthly workshop on Thursday evenings. The workshops focus on enhancing knowledge and relaxation through the use of different methods including positive psychology, reiki, deep relaxation, spirituality, acupuncture and more.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone touched by cancer including patients, caregivers and bereaved.

    This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is required. Please contact Christine Calafiore, LSW, at 201-301-6804 or ccalafiore@cancercare.org or Erin Murphy-Wilczek, LSW, at 201-301-6805 or emurphy@cancercare.org.

  • Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

    Friday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Our free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Each year, families spend three days at a working dude ranch in the beautiful Poconos. Fun activities like swimming, horseback riding, and fishing are combined with therapeutic grief activities led by CancerCare professional oncology social workers. This camp is for families: parents or guardians with children and teens ages 4 and up, who have lost a loved one to cancer within the past two years.

    “The camp is a place where the families can come together and not feel different,” explains CancerCare’s Claire Grainger, LCSW. “The kids meet others who have experienced a similar loss and they don’t have to explain anything to one another…There are a lot of tears, but there is also so much laughter. They’ve all found new friends – people that understand.”

    Read about last year’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

    Please contact Claire Grainger, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6811 or cgrainger@cancercare.org. You may also contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809 or knugent@cancercare.org.

Patient/Family Resource Room

Located at our New Jersey office, patients and family members are invited to visit the resource room. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

Free Wigs

Free wigs are available at our New Jersey office. Please call 201-444-6630 for more information.

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.

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