Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program

The Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program offers a variety of resources such as emotional support, assistance with temporary housing and transportation, help with finances and legal matters, religious support and aid in managing care.


Do You Need Housing During Treatment?

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Do You Need Transportation for Treatment?


The American Cancer Society has awarded a grant to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to help You with transportation.

This ride is supported by the American Cancer Society.



About The Department

Our Social Work Department provides for the psychological, social, emotional and practical needs of cancer patients and their families. Masters-level social workers with expertise in the field of oncology can help patients and their caregivers manage the stress and changes that come with cancer. 

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Living with Cancer Resources & Support Newsletter

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  • Day-To-Day Coping

    Emotional support, problem-solving, counseling and referrals, groups, talking with children about cancer, guidance and support through the health care system.

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  • Practical Assistance

    Important phone numbers, Temporary housing, regional transportation, community cancer resources, insurance enrollment options and challenges, COBRA.

    Practical Assistance
  • Money and Legal Matters

    Advance directives, Social Security, FMLA, pharmacy costs, work place communication, financial side of illness, notary services.

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  • Managing Care

    Family meetings, discharge planning, advocacy, home care, private duty and hospice information, oncology pain and palliative care service.

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  • Chaplain Support

    Spiritual counseling, reflection, finding meaning and hope, prayer and religious needs.

  • Survivorship

    Cancer Survivorship begins on the day of diagnosis. Cancer treatment for some can be a long and challenging journey. It is extremely important to see doctors who specialize in your type of cancer

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Recognizing Kimmel Cancer Center Staff

The Jennifer L. Brager Humanitarian Awardprovides Johns Hopkins patients and families an opportunity to recognize non-physician staff members who demonstrate extraordinary service in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. You may know and recognize them for their compassion and dedication or for their ability to be a leader or a role model. We invite you to nominate the individual who you feel demonstrates outstanding humanitarian qualities in their role as a member of our staff.