Current Grantees

Susan G. Komen® North Jersey is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. To date, Komen North Jersey has invested more than $16 million in local education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured residents and more than $7 million in research To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen North Jersey click here.

2016-2017 Komen North Jersey Community Grant Recipients

 

Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation

Helping Hand – provides direct financial assistance for non-medical needs to breast cancer patients while in treatment. Assistance is provided as an interim measure for expenses such as shelter costs and utilities.

Contact: Tina Jacobs (908)-277-2904 x 207 or tjacobs@komennorthjersey.org

Cancer Care

Comprehensive Financial Assistance for Women with Breast Cancer – Provides financial assistance to women in the nine Komen North Jersey counties undergoing breast cancer treatment. This includes assistance with:  treatment care, transportation, child care, pain medication and lymphedema supplies.

Early Detection and Education Program for Women in Essex County – Provide 12 free cancer education workshops in partnership with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s breast cancer screening program.  They will be led by a Spanish-speaking social worker, and will focus on reaching Hispanic women.  For participants diagnosed with breast cancer, Cancer Care will provide free counseling, education, practical help, and referrals to additional resources.

Contact: Kathy Nugent (201) 301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org

Hoboken Family Planning

Cancer Prevention and Wellness Project -The purpose of this program is to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage and obtain treatment for the patient and in doing so save the patient’s life.

Rich Ward (201) 523-1056 or rgward1@aol.com

Morristown Medical Center

Community Outreach Program:  Reaching Underserved Latino & African American Community, Morris County– Increase breast cancer awareness and screenings for African American (AA) and Latina women in Morris County. Many at-risk Latinas live in Morristown and Dover, towns served by the hospital. AA women face their own unique barriers, including mistrust of the health system and a more advanced form of breast cancer.

Contact: Amy Lewis (973) 971-6581 or amy.lewis@atlantichealth.org

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

An Open Ear: Helping Newark Women with Breast Cancer Program –The BCSW, provides breast cancer patients with psychosocial support at diagnosis, during treatment, and survivorship, and helps patients to secure social services, insurance coverage, transportation, prosthetics, and makes referrals to community programs and supports. Grant funds will also be used to provide needy patients with transportation vouchers to ensure that they get to and from their appointments.

Contact: Pam Rayvid (973)-926-6594 or prayvid@sbhcs.org

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County, Inc.

Sussex/Warren Breast Health Screening Project – provides four mobile mammography screening days   for 160 women, age 40-64. . The SWBHSP will provide outreach, recruitment, and mammography quarterly at PSS and will refer women with abnormal mammograms to programs for diagnosis and treatment

Sussex/Warren Breast Health Education Project – Providing a pervasive awareness and education campaign targeting low-income uninsured women in order to increase early detection rates and decrease breast cancer mortality rates

Contact:  Deborah Berry-Toon (973)-940-3500 or info@ppss.org

Somerset Health Care Foundation

Senos Sanos (Healthy Breasts) – Addresses an identified need for breast health education among Latino women.  Latino women have a high risk for breast cancer and a disproportionately low screening rate due to lack of access to care and lack of insurance coverage.  A Breast Health Educator will conduct community outreach at local health fairs and events that are for Latino woman.   She will also conduct group education sessions, in Spanish, at local community churches and facilities on the risk factors for breast cancer and the importance of annual mammograms

Contact: Saleena Marria (732) 418-8451 or saleena.marria@rwjuh.edu

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Breast Health Outreach Coordinator – Improves the community’s breast cancer awareness and education levels while encouraging early screening and detection among women.

Contact: Amparo Aguirre (908)-994-8244 or aaguirre@trinitas.org

The Trinitas Prescription for Breast Cancer Survival Program – Maximize every woman’s chances for breast cancer recovery by strengthening our Breast Cancer Navigator Program and providing diagnostic testing for low-income, underinsured women

.Contact: Veronica Vasquez (908)-994-5025 or vvasquez@trinitas.org

2015-2016 Komen North Jersey Community Grant Recipients

Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation
Contact Tina Jacobs for more information
tjacobs@komennorthjersey.org
908-277-2904 x207

Helping Hand – provides direct financial assistance for non-medical needs to breast cancer patients while in treatment. Assistance is provided as an interim measure for expenses such as shelter costs and utilities.

Cancer Care
Kathy Nugent
knugent@cancercare.org
201-301-6809

Comprehensive Financial Assistance for Women with Breast Cancer – Provides assistance with treatment care, includes: transportation, child care, pain medication and lymphedema supplies.

Hoboken Family Planning
Rich Ward
rgward1@aol.com
201-523-1056

Cancer Prevention and Wellness Project -The purpose of this program is to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage and obtain treatment for the patient and in doing so save the patient’s life.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Pam Rayvid
prayvid@sbhcs.org
973-926-6594

An Open Ear: Helping Newark Women with Breast Cancer Program – Provides breast cancer patients with psychosocial and practical support and also conducts educational programs on breast health and breast cancer prevention in the Newark community.

Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Gladys Kowalski
kowalskig@norwescap.org
908-387-9888

Warren Breast Health Awareness Program – Provide both breast health education and Patient Navigation services to individuals throughout Warren county. The program will target the growing underserved and uninsured Hispanic population in Warren county.

NORWESCAP Warren County Breast Health Awareness – The purpose of this program is to advocate and outreach to individuals in Warren County that need to access health care systems but are unable to because of barriers such as language and/or a lack of health insurance so that a Patient Advocate can be assigned to those with additional barriers to the system

Overlook Medical Center
Beth Searing
lisbeth.searing@atlantichealth.org
908-522-3675

Comprehensive Breast Health Care for Underserved Women – Provides multi-faceted breast health service for medically underserved African American and Latina women.

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County, Inc.
Deborah Berry-Toon
info@ppss.org
973-940-3500

Sussex/Warren Breast Health Education Project – Provides breast health education and outreach to medically underserved women and men of Sussex county.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Tori Weinstein
tweinstein@barnabashealth.org
973-322-4494

Access to Digital Screening Mammography and Follow-Up Imaging for Medically Underserved Women – he purpose of this program is to provide medically underserved women with access to breast screening and diagnostic imaging services and consultation with a breast surgeon should cancer be detected

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Amparo Aguirre
aaguirre@trinitas.org 
908-994-8244

Breast Health Outreach Coordinator – Improves the community’s breast cancer awareness and education levels while encouraging early screening and detection among women.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Veronica Vasquez
vvasquez@trinitas.org
(908)-994-5025

The Trinitas Prescription for Breast Cancer Survival Program – goal is to maximize every woman’s chances for breast cancer recovery by strengthening our Breast Cancer Navigator Program and re-establishing a diagnostic testing assistance fund for low-income, underinsured women.