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Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Serving New Jersey's Children and Their Families Since 1983

I would like to receive services from ECF. How do I get started?
You can contact us via email: info@emmanuelcancer.org, or via telephone: 908.322.4323. We will take some information from you and assign a Caseworker to your family, depending on your location. There is no application form, there are no fees, and we will come to your home!

Who is my Caseworker? What can I expect my Caseworker to do for my family?

Your Caseworker is a trained, professional counselor who has met the minimum requirement of a Masters degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field. He or she will contact you in order to arrange an initial visit, the purpose of which is to gather information and to assess your needs. Your Caseworker is your primary resource and contact at ECF. He or she will provide emotional counseling for you/your child and any immediate family members via phone or in the comfortof your home or hospital room. Additionally, he or she will continue to assess your needs and can provide related advocacy servicesand coordinate material and financial assistance as needed. Additionally, Caseworkers can provide bereavement counseling to families who have lost a child to cancer.

Who is my Regional Director and what do they do?

Your Caseworker will work with you to determine if there is a need for specific types of material assistance provided by ECF. If there is, that assistance will come from the Regional Center closest to your home. The Centers are managed by Regional Directors, and much of the work there is done by volunteers. A Regional Director or one of the volunteers may, from time to time, contact you for specific information or to arrange for delivery of food and gifts to your home. Your Regional Director and Caseworker contact each other frequently to help mitigate any additional stress for you.

We’ve selected links to a few resources that may be of interest to you. If you are an ECF family, your Caseworker can provide information about these and many more resources that may be helpful.

 

Association of Cancer Online Resources: Collection of online communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. http://www.acor.org/

Cancer Hope Network:  Cancer Hope Network matches cancer patients or family members with trained volunteer cancer survivors who themselves, have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Cancer Kids: Web-based organization that helps children with cancer to tell their stories to the world by providing links to the personal web pages of children who are battling cancer, through the Stories section of the website. http://www.cancerkids.org

The Cancer Project: Free booklet available through website for parents of kids with (or without) cancer. “Nutrition for Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention.” http://www.cancerproject.org/kids/index.php

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholoarship: This opportunity is offered twice each year for college students who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and their siblings to apply for a $4000 scholarship: http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

OncoChat: Real-time global support community for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. www.oncochat.org

Pediatric Oncology Resource Center: Resources and information for parents of children with cancer – by parents of children with cancer. http://www.ped-onc.org/

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals at Ronald McDonald House. Offer scholarships to students from disadvantaged communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. www.rmhc.org

Songs of Love Foundation: A patient’s parents, legal guardian, or hospital staff can request a song that will be written, free of charge, by a team of musicians specifically for a critically or terminally ill child. Song requests can be filled in as little as two days, in an emergency. A form,available on the website, must be filled in completely and legibly. www.songsoflove.org

State of New Jersey Cancer Resource Book: Coping, information, and more to help patients and their families.http://www.state.nj.us/health/ccr/resourcebook/CancerResourceBook.pdf

Teens Living with Cancer: For and about teens with cancer with resources,message boards, information, etc.http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org

You can contact us via email: info@emmanuelcancer.org, or via telephone: 908.322.4323. We will take some information from you and assign a Caseworker to your family, depending on your location. There is no application form, there are no fees, and we will come to your home!

El Emmanuel Cancer Foundation ofrece servicios gratuitos a las familias en Nueva Jersey, que tienen un niño con cáncer. Su niño debe tener 18 años o menos en el momento de ser referido. Un Trabajador Social será asignado a trabajar con su familia, en la privacidad de su hogar. Los servicios incluyen: consejería y apoyo emocional, la promoción con otras agencias, asistencia material y de emergencia, y ayuda financiera que esté disponible.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros llamando al: 908-322-4323 ext. 10, o enviando un correo electrónico: info@emmanuelcancer.org