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The mission of the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is to educate, support, empower, and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals, and the community.

We are here to answer your questions, match you with someone who understands what you are going through, and provide resources in the community you live in. Our licensed social workers and volunteers are just a call away.

Our Services

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. All of our services are completely free and confidential. 

Our services include:

  • Our toll-free Breast Cancer Hotline is for New Yorkers with and/or concerned about breast cancer and is staffed by professionally trained and supervised volunteers, all of whom are breast cancer survivors, and is available daily from 9 AM to 9 PM. Contact us today by phone at 800.877.8077 or by text at 516.262.3263

  • We provide licensed Social Work Services (in English and Spanish) which includes counseling, crisis intervention and referrals, in person, on the phone and via ZOOM.

  • Support Groups are facilitated for individuals and include groups for newly diagnosed, women with metastatic or Stage 4 disease, women under 40, Creative Arts, recurrence of breast cancer; we also provide two Spanish-language support groups: Cafecito which is a Survivorship group and Para Nuestro Bienestar for newly diagnosed women. 

  • Sisters United in Health (SUIH) is a coalition of local organizations that provides community outreach, health education, workshops and referrals for free or low-cost mammography and other other health screenings to underserved communities.

  • Educational Forums focus on medical, legal, psycho-social and wellness topics and are facilitated by renowned experts and are offered in English as well as in Spanish.

  • Community Outreach our volunteers and public health educators are available at no cost to provide breast health education at community events including church meetings, health fairs, libraries, women’s groups and other forums.

  • Celebration of Survivorship which features a panel of survivors and provides inspiration and empowerment to the breast cancer community.

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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
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Support Hotline: 800.877.8077