Cancer Resources in the Community
In addition to the support available through The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health, many community organizations provide services to support people with cancer and their families.
The information below is accurate and current to the best of our knowledge, but please verify any details directly with the organization listed. To request updates to listings, contact us.
Cancer Information and Support
American Cancer Society
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there is always a live representative to speak to. The American Cancer Society offers information on cancer, help finding transportation, financial assistance, Look Good Feel Better, and other resources. Hablamos español! Contact 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
CancerCare of New Jersey
This national nonprofit organization provides free professional counseling, educational programs, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer, their loved ones, and the bereaved. Contact 800-813-4673 or www.cancercare.org.
Cancer Hope Network
This free service provides one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer, which includes family members and caregivers. Call 800-552-4366 or visit www.cancerhopenetwork.org.
Cancer Support Community
Provides extensive, creative, and up-to-date information, support, a radio show, information on research, dietary guidance, the ability to create your own website, and more for people living with cancer and their families. Local programs available in Teaneck include support groups, knitting, drumming, cancer recovery fitness, and a Spanish-speaking support group. Contact 201-833-3392 for more information or visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
This organization provides information, support, and financial assistance for people with blood cancers. Contact 800-955-4572 or visit www.lls.org.
This website provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions. Visit cancer.net.
Financial, Legal, and Career Guidance
Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in the workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events. A comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars are available for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers. More information:
Cancer Legal Resource Center
This organization provides free information and resources about cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors and caregivers. Topics include insurance coverage, employment and taking time off work, access to healthcare and government benefits such as disability, and estate planning. If you need to take time off of work to receive cancer treatment, consider calling this group at 866-999-3752 or visit www.cancerlegalresources.org.
NJHelps.org or 211
You can receive information on benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, heating/lighting bill assistance, and more. Call 211 to inquire or visit www.njhelps.org. Also available in Spanish.
Patient Advocate Foundation
You can call for financial assistance as well as information regarding insurance access issues. If you are financially affected by cancer, contact 800-532-5274 or visit www.patientadvocate.org.
Bergen County Community Transportation
Free transportation (suggested donation $1) for disabled patients and seniors age 60 and older. Seven days advance notice required. Disabled passengers need to provide written confirmation of their disability. Call 201-368-5955 for information or to make a reservation.
To register and to make a reservation for this transportation service for people on Medicaid, call 866-527-9933. More information is available at www.logisticare.com.
Road to Recovery
This program is offered through the American Cancer Society to help patients get to their cancer treatment appointments. Reserve in advance by calling 800-227-2345.
NJ Transit-Access Link
NJ Transit offers services for people whose disability prevents them from using the local fixed route bus service. Passengers must meet certain requirements and be interviewed. The service runs 7 days a week, 7:30 am-4:00 pm. Call 800-955-2321 or visit www.njtransit.com.
Cleaning for a Reason
This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning services to improve the lives of women currently undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Applications can be completed online. Visit
www.cleaningforareason.org for more information.
Magnolia Meals at Home
This meal delivery program provides nourishing meals at no cost to households affected by breast, thyroid, and kidney cancers or soft tissue sarcoma. Counties served: Bergen, Essex, Westchester, Rockland, and some towns in Passaic. To find out if you or your loved ones are eligible, speak to your Patient Navigator, visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com, or contact CancerCare at 1-800-813-HOPE, ext. 6809.
Free Cleaning Service
MaidPro, a professional home cleaning company has partnered with CancerCare to provide free housekeeping services for people with cancer in specific towns in Bergen County (Emerson, Oradell, River Edge, Ridgewood, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Wyckoff, Allendale, Paramus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, HoHoKus and Ramsey, NJ). Patients must be registered with the New Jersey office of CancerCare. For more information, contact Kathy Nugent at 201-301-6809 or email@example.com, or Ariana Parmese at 201-301-6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Women with Cancer
This national nonprofit organization supports young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk by fostering culturally relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, healthcare professionals, and related resources. Contact
866-474-2774 or visit www.Sharsheret.org.
The purpose of this national African American breast cancer survivorship organization is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis
affecting African American women around the country. For more information, call 866-781-1808, email email@example.com, or visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of this group is to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their efforts to determine the definitive causes of this disease, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment can be pursued and achieved. For information, support, and research news call 877-880-8622 or visit www.tnbcfoundation.org.
Resources for Young Adults with Cancer
I’m Too Young for This Cancer Foundation
This group ensures that young adults with cancer are made aware of — and given access to — a global support community and age-appropriate resources so they can get “busy living.” Visit www.StupidCancer.org to learn more.
Young Survival Coalition
Information, resources, and a “Survivor Link” are available for women under age 40 facing breast cancer. Visit www.youngsurvival.org.
Fitness and Integrative Health
Mary’s Place by the Sea
Respite stays in Ocean Grove, New Jersey are available for women with cancer and include integrative services to complement their medical treatments. This free program is intended to empower,
educate, and support the healing of mind, body, and soul. Visit www.marysplacebythesea.org to learn more and make a reservation.
Tennis for Life
This active support group for breast cancer survivors offers free indoor tennis and instruction. All levels of players, especially beginners, are welcome to join at any time. Bergen County program: call or email Cyd at 201-384-3816 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rockland County program: call or email Andrea at 845-365-0147 or email@example.com. More information: www.tennisforlife.org.
Hair Loss & Wigs
American Cancer Society
Provides free wigs for women losing their hair due to cancer treatments. To schedule an appointment at an office near you, call 800-227-2345.
Operated out of the Lillian Lee Salon in Teaneck, provides gently used human hair wigs for those who cannot otherwise afford a wig. Call 201-837-6770 for an application and to see if you qualify.
Just for You Center
Through generous grants, Englewood Health is able to assist women whose health insurance does not cover wigs and who would otherwise not be able to afford a wig. Expert and private fittings are held once a month here at the hospital through the Just For You Center. An appointment is required. Call 201-608-2162 to reserve a fitting time.
Sharing Your Life
This group helps people with life-limiting illnesses preserve their images, stories, and wisdom by creating personalized movies to pass on to their loved ones. Contact 646-245-1698 or visit www.memorieslive.org.