Support Connection Inc
Rating: 5 stars 64 64 reviews 5,027
40 Triangle Center Suite 100 Yorktown Heights NY 10598 USA
Support Connection''s primary mission is to provide emotional, social and educational support services to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The support provided enables women to help each other and empowers them to become their own healthcare advocates.
Women living with breast and ovarian cancer, as well as their families and friends.
Women with breast and ovarian cancer, or anyone needing information about these diseases, can come to our office or call us 5 days a week, 9 am - 5 pm NY time, and speak directly with a trained Peer Counselor, a cancer survivor who has traveled the journey already. Calls received after hours are returned the next business day. We have a toll-free number (800-532-4290) for information and support, making this service readily available to anyone nationwide.
Peer Counselors offer information about breast and ovarian cancer, ongoing emotional support, community resources and referrals, connections to other women with similar situations. There are no limits on our peer counseling services. This individualized, free support is available as often as you need it, for as long as you need it, regardless of where you are on your journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
This survivor-to-survivor approach is central to our philosophy; it sets us apart and makes our services both effective and powerful. As one of our Peer Counselors said: “We have walked the walk. We have heard the words 'you have cancer,' felt the fear and anxiety, tried to find some sanity in it all and gone through the tests, the surgeries and the treatments. Just like the women who call, we have held the pieces of a cancer diagnosis together and continued raising our kids, working and maintaining households. We ourselves are women whose lives could not stop for cancer.”
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Support Connection was there when I needed someone when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1998. At the time, there were very few organizations with knowledge and experience with ovarian cancer, as the big focus was on breast cancer. The staff at Support Connection provide support in so many different ways: yoga classes, advice, listening. Just what the doctor ordered!
Support Connection provides all FREE services to anyone affected by ovarian or breast cancer. When I had ovarian cancer almost 17 years ago, they helped answer some of my questions, and gave me a list of new questions I should ask my doctor. Since then, they have helped countless friends and family, whether near their office or miles and miles away, to help them deal with their diagnoses of breast or ovarian cancer.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I went into overdrive! I had doctors and internet searches. I had choices and fear. I had operations and chemo. It wasn't until after all this that I even heard about The Support Connection. When trying to get my body back to functional and a friend told me about a great yoga class designed with me in mind. All I had to do was register and it was free! Sounded too good to be true but I called and had my first contact with the wonderful people at the Support Connection.
I'm hoping others hear about this wonderful organization earlier than I did because each of the counselors are so helpful and knowledgeable and have been were I was and am. My course of treatment probably would not have changed but I would have had the emotional support of people who had been in my place.
Recently my daughter received a similar diagnosis and one of the first things I did was to sit down with Robin for information and support.
Each staff member at Support Connection are special people who are passionate about what they do, and truly care about each individual that calls or enters their door. My sister received the best emotional support and TLC whenever she spoke/met with a counselor, and I had the honor of volunteering for their annual walk-a-thon.
A non-profit with commitment and integrity and individuals with honesty and compassion
They are available to me as a cancer survivor. They were there as I was going through radiation and have been there as I have healed. They offer so many opportunities and I especially enjoy the nutritional and hands on workshops.
My husband was told by a co-worker whose wife had breast cancer that I should contact Support Connection Inc. He said the counselor made such a difference in how she dealt with her breast cancer diagnosis and that he should encourage his wife to contact them. I contacted Support Connection and it was the best call I made in my life. My counselor listen to my fears and concerns and understood exactly what I was feeling. This is because one time in her life she also dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis. During my first conversation with my counselor, she addressed my fears and concerns with kindness and hope. She explained it was a journey. A journey with many different feelings and emotions. My counselor has supported me though rough times and happier times. I would speak to her as I was going through my journey. After my conversation with her, my anxiety was less and I felt I can do this. It is 6 1/2 yrs. since I made that first call. I am a breast cancer survivor and still today I am supported by this remarkable organization SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC.
I've loved volunteering for this organization and seeing firsthand the difference they make in women's lives who have been touched by cancer. Great organization with great volunteers!
As a breast cancer survivor, I was able to take advantage of Support Connection's free confidential services many years ago. Although I have remained cancer free, I continue to help support them by raising much need funds for their services. I continue to educate those most in need of these services and let them know how much they have helped me. Their services are top notch and exceptional!
I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in oncology massage and the management of lymphedema related to cancer treatment.
To honor the memory of a dear friend who died of ovarian cancer, I approached Support Connection five years ago to volunteer my services. Some of the people who received a free massage have become my clients; I participate in the annual Support Connection walk; and I attend information forums sponsored by Support Connection. I cherish my connection to this AMAZING little engine- of- a- nonprofit. With a tiny staff and the selfless help of many, many loyal supporters, Support Connection has provided counselling, support, information, love and community to thousands of women and their family members who are dealing with cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival. There are no sufficient words to describe the hope and goodness that Support Connection generates and spreads in ever widening circles.
When i was diagnosed 15 years ago with breast cancer I calledto speak to a counselor and found the most helpful and compassionate women there. I would call frequently just when I had questions or needed someone to listen to me beside my doctors. I attended some meetings ,yoga classes initially after my recovery that were wonderful .l even had an aeromatherapy massage...all free services . I participated in educatioanl meetings as well as days of celebration . over the years , i have referred countless women to Support Connections. I love that they are helping women in our neighborhood...all these years later i still keep in touch with these amazing women. Love this organization!
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when i was diagnosed with breast cancer i called frequently to talk to a peer counselor about my concerns/fears. i attended yoga and meditation classes and received an aromatherapy massage. over the years i have volunteered to help spread the word about this wonderful group of women and services they provide- i have also attended workshops and luncheons, and recently was treated to a spa day for cancer survivors. Its been 10 years and i am still in touch with this group because they are doing an amazing job of providing support to women at the most difficult of times. they are kind,loving and well informed-always striving to improve their services, concerned about the needs of their clients and tirelessly work to increase cancer awareness. as a physical therapist in a homecare setting i work with women who are just discharged from the hospital after mastectomies or starting chemotherapy and i am happy to have a place to refer them to where i know they will receive additional support
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my own life as well as the patients i have referred.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
they provide such a needed service to women and they do so with the utmost loving kindness
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
amazing, dedicated, knowledgable
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
expand throughout the county of Putnam
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
My Mom passed away fe Ovarian Cancer a few years ago . She was a big supporter of Support Connection (as is our family) and they were a big supporter of her. The women that work there treat everyone like family and truly love what they do and care for the people that go there.