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Support Connection Inc

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Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Counseling, Human Services, Mental Health

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."

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Gary W.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Until you witness the services, counselors, and events first hand you cannot appreciate Support Connection fully. They are all amazing!! The Support and comfort they provide women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer, as well as their families and friends, is heart felt, knowledgeable, and irreplaceable. All of the funding for these services is self sourced, and the scope of all of those they help is very wide.
Absolutely one of the most amazing organizations I know, and without a doubt the most amazing people I know.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a member of the Board of Directors of Support Connection and can honestly say I have never seen a more passionate, compassionate, dedicated group of counselors, staff and volunteers! What they are able to accomplish, the difference they are able to make in the lives of so many women,
living with breast and ovarian cancer, and their families is incredible!

1 Dave54

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have personally witnessed the fantastic job this organization does on a daily basis for over 8 years