Support Programs

As part of our comprehensive approach to good health and well-being, the Survivors’ Program offers access to a variety of support groups across the Johns Hopkins family of medical institutions to help you negotiate life after leukemia.

We offer professional counseling as well as regular workshops and discussion groups where you can share information, advice and support with other survivors.

The Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins provides professional counseling to our patients, families and caregivers with psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Survivors may benefit from the following Duffey programs:

Living With Cancer Resource Program

This program offers several discussion groups and workshops that can help patients and their families deal with the effects of cancer.
For more information, call (410) 502-1096.

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The Kimmel Cancer Center’s Department of Oncology Social Work

The masters-level social workers at the Department can teach you how to manage the stress and changes that may come with cancer. For more information, call (410) 955-8934.

For other Johns Hopkins support resources, visit our Patient and Family Services page.

Pediatric Support

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Pediatric Child Life

The Children’s Center specialists are highly-skilled professionals trained and educated in child and adolescent development, education and psychology. They focus on a child’s return to a structured, “normal” life that brings children back to their friends and schools during and after the challenges of treatment and recovery.


Kim Robison

Phone: 410-614-6158

Pediatric Social Work

The pediatric oncology social worker is a vital resource for patients and families, providing social and emotional support to all members of the family. We can act as your liaison with medical staff, help you apply for financial resources, or talk with your child’s school or your employer to ensure a smooth transition back into those activities.

Susan Scarvalone, MSW, LCSW-C

Phone: 400-955-8124

Lisa Red, MSW, LCSW-C

Phone: 410-955-8125

For other pediatric support resources, visit Division of Pediatric Oncology