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.
The Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program offers a variety of resources to assist during this time, 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 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.
Emotional support, problem-solving, counseling and referrals, groups, talking with children about cancer, guidance and support through the health care system.
Important phone numbers, Temporary housing, regional transportation, community cancer resources, insurance enrollment options and challenges, COBRA.
Money and Legal Matters
Advance directives, Social Security, FMLA, pharmacy costs, work place communication, financial side of illness, notary services.
Family meetings, discharge planning, advocacy, home care, private duty and hospice information, oncology pain and palliative care service.
Spiritual counseling, reflection, finding meaning and hope, prayer and religious needs.
Celebrations of survivorship from day of diagnosis, including Cancer Survivors Day, a cancer survivors conference and educational workshops.