General Resources

The Cancer Support Community -  is a great source for many questions you may have. They also provide a toll-free cancer support hotline available from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday

Phone: 202-659-9709
Website: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Free Cancer Support Hotline: 888-793-9355

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) -  is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

Phone: 866-843-2572
Website: http://www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center

Carenity -  is a website that contains a forum for cancer patients to not only interact with others, but to communicate with people going through the same treatments as them or who can empathize with what they are going through. Also, these patients have the opportunity to participate in research studies.

Website: https://www.carenity.us
Email: contact@carenity.us

Aesthetic Resources

Wigs, hats, scarves

Karing With Kindness  - 
Phone: (609) 601-2150 (Atlantic County) 732-288-1600 - Ocean
Website Link: http://karingwithkindness.com/
Address: 2801 Route 37 East Toms River, NJ 08753 &
700 New Rd Linwood, NJ 08221

Hope Scarves  - 
Phone: (502) 333- 9715
Website Link: https://hopescarves.org/
Email: hello@hopescarves.org

Friends Are By Your Side  -  salons who help with hair loss, wigs and styling, free of charge
Phone: (856) 582-6600
Website Link: https://www.wigsandwishes.org/request-a-wig.php
Address: 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd Sewell, NJ 08080

"The beau beau"  -  unique headscarves & accessories
Phone: 941-362-0250
Website Link: https://4women.com/
Email: info@4women.com

Consumer Affairs Wig Buying Guide - 
Website Link: (248) 410-9581

Wigs On Wheels LLC -  Specialist in hair loss; scarves, wigs, hair pieces and toupees
Phone Number: (732) 914-0760
Website Link: http://wigsonwheelsnj.com
Address: 1180 Church Rd Toms River, New Jersey 08755-2187
Email: wigsonwheelsnj@aol.com
Facebook Page: Wigs On Wheels LLC

Wigs by Maryrose  -  wig specialist
Phone Number: (732)-506-6700 or (732)-341-7070
Website Link: http://www.wigsbymaryrose.com
Address: 916 Hazelwood Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753

Headcovers Unlimited -  scarves, hats, and wigs
Website Link: https://www.headcovers.com

Wig-a-do -  Wig specialists with private consultation rooms at their salon & stylists prepared to make in-home or hospital visits.
Phone Number: (856)-235-3534
Website Link: https://www.wigado.com/about-us/
Address: 3131 NJ-38 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Email: info@wigado.com

Bras/Prosthesis

Karing With Kindness
Phone Number: (609) 601- 2150 (updated phone number)

Lymphedivas
Phone Number: (866) 411-DIVA (3482)

Softee USA
Phone Number: (866) 633 - 3073 (updated phone number)

Janac Sportswear & Mastectomy Wear - 
Phone Number: (866) 290-0821
Website: http://www.janacsportswear.ca/

Mastectomy Shop - 
Phone Number: (877) 912 - 0775
Website Link: https://www.mastectomyshop.com/

Atlantic Medical Supply - 
Phone Number: (609) 748- 2434
Website Link: https://www.atlanticmedicalsupply.net/

Oceans of Hope Mastectomy Boutique - 
Phone Number: (732) 557- 4673
Website Link: http://www.oceanshope.com/index.html

Transportation Resources

Ruth Newman Shapiro Van Service
Phone: (609) 748-4049 (free for RNS/AtlantiCare patients)

New Jersey Find a Ride
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 from any phone in New Jersey; or 877-652-1148 from anywhere.
Address: NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, PO Box 346, East Hanover, NJ 07936
Email: info@nj211.org

Atlantic County Welfare & Transportation
Phone: 609) 645-7700 or (609) 645-5910 - for seniors & disabled
Website Link:
Address: 4A Eves Drive, Suite 114, Marlton, NJ 08053

Senior Transportation
Phone: (888) 407-9897- serves tri-state area

New Jersey Transit
Phone: (800) 772-2222

National Patient Travel Center - information on "how to get there" for patients traveling a distance to treatment
Phone: (800) 296-1217

Air Life Line - transportation to patients traveling to & from medical treatment air
Phone: 800) 446-1231
Email: angelflight@angelflightne.org

Corporate Angel Network - air transportation to patients traveling to & from medical treatment
Phone: (866) 328-1313
Address: Westchester County Airport, One Loop Road, White Plains, NY 10604-1215

Angel Flight East - free air transportation for patients to distant medical facilities
Phone: (800) 383 WING (9464) or 215-358-1900
Website Link:
Address: / 1501 Narcissa Road Blue Bell, PA 19422

New Jersey Transit Access Link- van for disabled.
Phone Number: (973) 275-5555

Other

Family Reach  - A national organization that works with hospitals and cancer treatment centers to help families with financial hardships.
Phone number: 973-394-1411
Address: 1719 Route 10, Ste 303, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
Website Link: https://familyreach.org/

Hope Lodge  - The American Cancer Society has houses for cancer patients and their loved ones, when they go for cancer treatment in a different city or even state.
Phone number: 1-800-227-2345
Website Link: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/

This document was designed by the Gilda's Club South Jersey Advocacy Networking Group in late 2009. It is an informal medical record to be completed by cancer care professionals and/or the survivor during and at the completion of cancer treatment. This compilation of treatment, possible long-term side effects, screening recommendations and suggested follow up care is to be shared with the survivor's primary care physician, specialists, and family members. It is the intention of the Advocates to empower cancer survivors with the knowledge about the care they have received as well as to help them make informed decisions about their after-care and health maintenance.

Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health

Gilda's Club South Jersey is a member of the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health, whose membership includes many cancer-related organizations and healthcare providers in our region. CACH is dedicated to improving health outcomes while reducing the chronic disease burden for the Cape Atlantic Region by using effective evidence based strategies and programs. For more information, please call Angela Bailey, Coalition Coordinator, at (609) 653-3923.

Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health is a regional chronic disease prevention coalition funded by the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Cancer Control and Prevention. Our purpose is to reduce the state's cancer burden and improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, cancer and other chronic diseases in Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more information on Comprehensive Cancer Control visit www.njcancer.gov. Shore Medical Center is lead agency for Atlantic and Cape May Counties.


For additional assistance finding resources, please contact Erin, Program Director, at (609) 926-2699.

The agencies listed are for informative purposes. Gilda's Club South Jersey is not affiliated with nor responsible for the information or services provided by these agencies.

Financial Resources

You are not alone. A diagnosis of cancer is stressful. Become more informed and learn skills to help you regain control and maintain hope.

For additional assistance finding resources, please contact Erin, Program Director, at (609) 926-2699.
The agencies listed are for informative purposes. Gilda’s Club South Jersey is not affiliated with nor responsible for the information or services provided by these agencies.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Crisis

  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic County
  • Mobile Crisis Unit- Suicidal Ideation/Plan- comes to the person in distress (609) 226-1791
  • Psychiatric Intervention Program (PIP)- psychiatric emergency, crisis counseling (609) 344-1118
  • Psychiatric Program- 30-45 day, outpatient, acute stress & psychiatric symptoms (609) 572-8555
  • Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May County: 
    Psychiatric Emergency Hotline psychiatric emergency, crisis counseling (609) 465-5999

Cancer Specific Helplines

  • Cancer Information & Counseling Hotline- medical info, referrals, short-term counseling 800-525-3777
  • CancerCare referrals, online & phone counseling 800-813-4673
  • Cancer Hope Network phone support by volunteer survivors, matched by treatment & side effects 877-467-3638
  • Cancer & Careers Provides expert advice, tools, groups & seminars for employees with cancer, their healthcare providers & coworkers to help eliminate fear & uncertainty for working people with cancer
  • Teens only! Group Loop is a safe place for teens touched by cancer to connect to find support, education, and hope, while dealing with a cancer diagnosis, whether it is themselves, or a loved one.

General Mental Health Helplines



Individual Counseling:


Community Resources

  • United Way’s community resource helpline- 211 in Atlantic County or 888-426-9243
  • Hospice Hotline - assistance in locating hospice programs 800-331-1620
  • Jewish Family Service Association  - assists individuals and families in the tradition of helping people help themselves be it immediate help in these economically challenging times, support during transition or times of crisis, or ongoing support. (609) 822-1108 
  • Family Service Association - offers counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups designed to alleviate pain and foster growth in people who are experiencing a wide variety of personal and relationship problems. Some of these concerns include marital difficulties, parent-child conflicts, emotional stress, and grief over the loss of a family member, and life adjustment during times of transition. (609) 569-0239 
  • Cape Counseling Services - offers a wide range of treatments to children, adolescents and adults, as well as families. (609) 465-4100
  • AtlantiCare Behavioral Health - offers confidential behavioral health services at several locations throughout southeastern New Jersey. (609) 272-0909 


 

For additional assistance finding resources, please contact Erin, Program Director, at (609) 926-2699.

The agencies listed are for informative purposes. Gilda's Club South Jersey is not affiliated with nor responsible for the information or services provided by these agencies.