Cancer Support Community Central NJ (Bedminster, NJ)

Name

  • Name:Karla Wallack
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cancer Support Community Central NJ
  • Address:3 Crossroads Drive
    Bedminster, NJ 07921
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:908-658-5400
  • Main fax:908-658-5404

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General

  • 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.

  • Overview:
  • Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) are experts in oncology mental health. As an independent 501(c)(3), the organization provides vital psychosocial support programs to address the emotional and social impact on all people affected by cancer. We are affiliated with a well-respected national organization that provides us access to leading-edge, evidence-based programs, research data and the opportunity to be part of the largest network of oncology mental health professionals in the country, while still remaining independent and grassroots. A Board of Trustees and Professional Medical Advisory Board govern and advise our work in the community. The entire program at CSCCNJ is provided at no charge and is funded solely by donations; we are not reimbursed through insurance or by the government.

    CSCCNJ’s programs of support are available to all individuals affected by cancer in the six counties that comprise Central NJ. In that geographic footprint, 260 people are newly diagnosed with cancer every week. When you consider family members, caregivers, survivors, and friends, the number of people impacted is unimaginable. Since 2004, we have provided more than 42,154 visits and 58,345 hours of service at no charge to the nearly 9,000 people who have come through our doors.

    We deliver a comprehensive, evidence-based program of essential services, including professionally led individual and group support, youth support for children affected by a parent’s illness, bereavement and survivorship programs, distress screening, treatment decision support counseling, educational workshops, healthy cooking and nutrition seminars, and health and wellness classes.

  • History:
  • Originally named The Wellness Community, we were founded in 1982 by Dr. Harold Benjamin. After his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer, he found that there were no programs in place to support patients and their families as they coped with the disease. With little more than an idea and the passion to see it through, he left his thriving career as an attorney and successful businessman to found, along with his wife Harriet Benjamin, The Wellness Community, now renamed the Cancer Support Community. They revolutionized the way we as a culture face cancer, enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of people affected by this illness and taking care to ensure that no cancer patient or family is ever charged for services.
    The Benjamins believed in the powerful connection between emotions and physical wellbeing. Harriet had battled breast cancer and won, and both she and Harold had benefitted from the encouragement of family and friends. This support system aided in her recovery and became the foundation of Dr. Benjamin's Patient Active Concept, which encourages active participation in cancer treatment, camaraderie and community "to improve the quality of life and enhance the possibility of recovery."

    One of the first participants at The Wellness Community was legendary comedienne Gilda Radner. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Radner was hesitant to seek support from others. But soon after visiting the Community, she became one of its biggest advocates. In her words, it provided "a community for people who have cancer to come and play in, to make their lives better, to have an opportunity to help themselves and to help other people."

    During Radner's illness, her husband, Gene Wilder, and several her close friends established similar communities called Gilda's Club to fulfill her dream of helping people and their families, just as she had been helped at The Wellness Community. In 2009 these two organizations (Gilda's Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community) merged to become the Cancer Support Community, continuing an unwavering commitment to a vision—that no one should face cancer alone.

    Since 1982, Dr. Benjamin and the Cancer Support Community challenged the medical field to think beyond treating only the illness, and argued instead that treating the whole person will have a much greater effect. CSC helped the medical community understand and recognize the correlation between quality of life and health outcomes.

    In 2011 the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer released new accreditation standards for cancer treatment programs in hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities. These new standards are patient-centered and, for the first time, include psychosocial distress screenings as an essential element of quality cancer care. The Cancer Support Community was instrumental in the development of these standards.

    Today the Cancer Support Community provides a full menu of free-of-charge, essential programs overseen by licensed therapists that include support groups, mind/body classes, educational and nutritional workshops, social activities, and individual counseling sessions. From its beginnings in 1982 to today, the Cancer Support Community, now headquartered in Washington, D.C., has expanded to over 50 chapters, 100 satellite locations (i.e. in-hospital services) and online support that reach 1,000,000 people worldwide. All services are free of charge.

    The Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey chapter, an independent 501(c)(3), was founded in 2002 by four local women who had all been affected by cancer and found a lack of support programs in this community. Since we began providing services in 2004, we have served nearly 9,000 people affected by cancer in Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Union, Middlesex, and Mercer counties.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:27
  • Advisory board size:57
  • Staff size:8

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:22-3804609

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:223804609
  • Organization Name:CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% EUNICE JADLOCKI
  • Organization Address:3 CROSSROADS DR
  • Organization City:BEDMINSTER
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:07921-2614
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P74
  • Asset Amount:$1,097,041
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$728,207
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$628,368
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:20:44 pm

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