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Duffey Hero

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— only available until December 31, 2021— to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to help You with transportation.

This ride is supported by the American Cancer Society.

  • 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.

    Day to Day
  • 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.

    Money and Legal Matters
  • Managing Care

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

    Managing Care
  • Chaplain Support

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

    Chaplain Support
  • Survivorship

    Celebrations of survivorship from day of diagnosis, including Cancer Survivors Day, a cancer survivors conference and educational workshops.


Recognizing Kimmel Cancer Center Staff

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The Jennifer L. Brager Humanitarian Award provides 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.



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