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About the Organization

Supporting breast cancer patients and survivors since 1980.

Adelphi University has a longstanding record of responding to needs in the community. In 1980, the first post mastectomy group began at Adelphi’s School of Social Work, located in Garden City, NY. 

The women in the support group, all of whom felt extremely isolated when they were diagnosed, found comfort in sharing their fears, questions and experiences among others who were experiencing the same feelings. These group members, along with staff, faculty, and interns at Adelphi, developed the “Woman-to-Woman Hotline.” Today, we have the oldest breast cancer hotline in the country staffed by professionally trained and supervised volunteers; most are breast cancer survivors. 

Social workers also offer professional counseling (in English and Spanish) including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and referrals, in person, on the phone, and via online chat. We host educational, health and wellness and celebratory events year-round. Forums are focused on medical, legal, psycho-social and wellness topics and are facilitated by renowned experts in various fields of practice. In October, we host an annual Celebration of Survivorship which features a panel of survivors and is attended by over 400 members of the breast cancer community. 

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program has been integral in supporting medically underserved communities with education and access to care in order to improve health outcomes. Our Sisters United in Health project (SUIH) collaborates with local organizations to facilitate breast health education and outreach, workshops, and provides cancer screening referrals in partnership with the New York State Cancer Services Program. Bilingual social work services, patient navigation and referrals are provided to underserved patients diagnosed with breast cancer. “Cafecito” and “Para Nuestro Bienestar” are the only professionally facilitated Spanish-speaking support groups in Nassau County for breast cancer patients. As a result, we receive referrals from area hospitals and other organizations. We constantly evolve to meet the needs of the community. All of our services are free and confidential.

 
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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
p – 516.877.4320
e – breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Support Hotline: 800.877.8077