About Our Programs and Services
The Peer Counselors on our staff, cancer survivors themselves, provide personalized support, info and guidance to hundreds of women and families every year. They are a lifeline to those facing the many challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
In addition to providing one-on-one support and guidance to those dealing with breast or ovarian cancer, our Peer Counselors also plan and implement all of our other free support services, such as support groups, educational and wellness programs, social gatherings for cancer survivors educational programs. Our peer-to-peer approach to service provision is the key to meeting the needs of the people we serve.
What You Helped Us Accomplish in 2021
2021 was a year filled with tremendous and unexpected challenges. But through it all, we remained committed to our mission and to those who need our support. For this reason, we are especially proud of what we accomplished. Please read below to see some of the ways Support Connection helped people who’ve been impacted by breast or ovarian cancer in 2021. We couldn’t do it without you!
In 2021, our Peer Counselors:
- Offered critically needed help, information and assistance to 459 different people affected by breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. More than half of these people (64%) contacted our Peer Counselors on multiple occasions.
- Had 2,638 individual contacts with cancer survivors, family members, friends, to provide personalized support and information. 818 of those contacts were in-depth, one-on-one counseling sessions.
- Enabled 70 different women with breast or ovarian cancer to gain strength and hope from one another in our Monthly Support Groups. We held 96 support group sessions in 2021, all held virtually.
- Brought relaxation and healing to 66 women living with cancer by hosting 4 weekly virtual wellness classes: Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Rosen Movement. Most women attended multiple sessions.
- Enhanced the well-being of 81 people living with cancer by offering 27 hours of programming in 2021, all held virtually. Many people participated in multiple programs throughout the year. Programs included: topic-focused discussion groups; therapeutic activities such as virtual art classes; social activities such as book club.
- Provided vital educational information to 57 different women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer across the country by offering 4 national webinars. Speakers were doctors or other health-care professionals. Women from 11 different states across the country participated.