Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey

Our Mission

To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. So that no one faces cancer alone®.

At Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey individuals affected by cancer are given an opportunity to enhance their health and well-being through participation in professionally-led program of support, education and hope.

Core Program Components

  • Individual and Group Support
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Decision Support Tools
  • Social Connections
  • Resources and Referral



Our Story

Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) is a registered 501c(3) and an independently licensed affiliate of Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit organization.  As experts in oncology mental health, the organization provides support, education, and hope to all people with cancer and their loved ones, so that no one faces cancer alone®.  Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, CSCCNJ creates a supportive community to help individuals live with, through and beyond cancer.  At no cost to patients, family members and caregivers, the organization delivers essential programs and services including individual and group support, educational workshops, nutrition and healthy cooking education, classes to enhance health and wellness and social activities for the entire family.  For more information please visit their website at or call (908) 658-5400.



This initiative is designed to support families impacted by cancer.

  • Social Connections
  • Health and Wellness Activities
  • Mini Chefs (Nutrition Programming)
  • Individual and Group Support
  • Educational Workshops
  • Stepping Stone Clubhouse—Open Clubhouse: A safe space where kids can laugh, play, and be around those who understand.




Individual and Group Support

Ongoing groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals explore ways to deal with the stresses of cancer. Find support and encouragement from others facing the same challenges. These programs are facilitated at CSCCNJ and local healthcare partners.

  • Living with Advanced Cancer - For individuals diagnosed with advanced cancer. This is not limited to one specific type of cancer diagnosis.
  • Family and Friends Group – Caregivers and loved ones can come together to discuss feelings with others who understand.
  • Focused Support Groups - These monthly groups allow participants to share common concerns and provide support. Groups are available for diagnoses such as advanced breast cancer, men’s cancers and multiple myeloma.
  • Bereavement Groups - For those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
  • Survivorship Programs - Cancer Transitions: 6-Week Survivorship series for adults with any type of cancer. This program is offered multiple times per year at different locations.


Please contact Jill Kaplan, LCSW, Program Director at CSCCNJ at 908-658-5400 x3 for more information about these support groups prior to joining.

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