What We Do

Since 1983, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is committed to being a beacon of light for New Jersey families facing pediatric cancer.

In-Home Counseling

Caseworkers make home visits and provide In-Home Counseling, at no cost to the families

Material Assistance

Regional Centers provide food and material assistance to families.

Emergency Financial Assistance

We distribute emergency funding to families in dire financial situations, helping with expenses such as rent, phone service, medical equipment, gas and tolls and utility bills to prevent shut-off of services.

ECF’s three pillars of support include:



The hallmark of our program

Recognizing the emotional toll a diagnosis like pediatric cancer can take on the family, ECF’s professional Caseworkers are focused on maintaining the emotional balance of the family unit. Caseworkers provide counseling and emotional support for the entire family and can help siblings, and others in the family understand what they need to know about cancer – in terms they can understand.



The centerpiece for many families

Our four Regional Centers serve the entire state of New Jersey by collecting and distributing groceries, clothing, toys, household items, and birthday/holiday gifts, to struggling families.  These efforts help ease families’ burdens and preserve their quality of life. While battling pediatric cancer, even simple tasks such as shopping for groceries and maintaining the home are neglected because the family becomes overwhelmed by taking care of their child’s needs.

Financial Aid


A critical resource for those in crisis

Emergency funds are available for ECF families who find themselves in a financial crisis. These funds help with basic services that a family needs to survive, such as rent or utilities. Sometimes, this vital assistance reimburses the family for meals while they were in the hospital with their child. Tragically, in some incidents, funds are available for families who are unable to meet the high costs of memorial services.

Contact us by email by clicking button below,
or by phone at (908) 322-4323

Follow Us

ECF has helped me tremendously with the support of my Caseworker, Eileen, as well as the volunteers with the holiday wish lists and in making sure Ty had a wonderful birthday every year. And when times were really hard, ECF helped out with meals and food. I don’t think I would have made it through without having to talk to someone who understood. Thank you ECF

Theresa Godfrey, Ty’s mom

Where to Find Us


77 Brant Ave.
Suite 304
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323
Fax: (732) 943-7529

Joann Passantino
Executive Director, ext. 16

Victoria Shestack Aronoff
Development Director, ext. 15

Trish Picone
Accountant, ext. 12

Gloria Pocchio
Office Manager, ext. 10

Central Regional Center

77 Brant Ave.
Suite 304
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323 x17

Barbara Kopel
Sr. Central Regional Director

Southern Regional Center

451 Beech Ave.
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
(856) 853-4803

Mary Ann Sullivan 
Southern Regional Director

Eastern Regional Center

1710 Highway 71
Suite 2
Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 282-2324

Rosemarie Contreras
Eastern Regional Director

Northern Regional Center

174 Paterson Ave.
PO Box 212
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 612-8118

Inessa Rome
Northern Regional Director



The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #22-2459774