Mission: 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.
Target demographics: Women living with breast and ovarian cancer, as well as their families and friends.
Programs: 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.”
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.
My dear friend (and more like a sister), Maria Anna Asked me to walk in support of her.
I absolutely agreed to do the Walk in October. First, I would like to say that Support Connection is highly organized and makes you feel that you are part of the event. They are gracious and supportive of all in attendance.
I had to send my contribution in later which I indicated in my sponsor sheet and I was called as a reminder. The interpersonal skills and general conversation was painless and I was at the bank and I sent a money order to fulfill my obligation.
I would volunteer if I had the time; I have volunteered in many capacities since I was 12 years old in the City of Yonkers and beyond..
Mary (Yonkers, New York)