• Resources and Support for Cancer Caregivers

    Caregiver Resources at Dana-Farber

    Social workers Amanda Moment and Bruce MacdonaldSocial workers Amanda Moment, MSW, and Bruce MacDonald, MSW, LICSW 

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center offers a wide range of programs and services to assist you with the challenges of cancer and caregiving.

    Caregiver support groups are held regularly. To register or learn more, view the support groups calendar or call 617-632-3301.

    The Family Connections Program at Dana-Farber provides information and resources for parents diagnosed with cancer. Help is also available for other family members and adults who care for children of cancer patients. Call 617-632-3301.

    Licensed social workers provide supportive counseling to patients and their loved ones. They can help you deal with difficult emotions, feelings of depression or anxiety, or the challenges of home and work. Call 617-632-3301.

    The One-to-One program will connect you with another caregiver who can provide information and support. Get support from an experienced caregiver via telephone.

    Psychiatrists are available through our Psychosocial Oncology program. To learn more, call 617-632-6181.

    Chaplains in our Spiritual Care department offer consultation and counsel on spiritual and emotional concerns. To learn more, call 617-632-3908.

    Specialists in the Pain and Palliative Care program can help patients and their families maximize quality of life at any stage in their illness. Experts are available to help with pain management, provide guidance about difficult treatment decisions, and offer emotional support. To learn more, call 617-632-6464.

    Resource Specialists can help you find community resources such as transportation and short-term accommodations. They can also help with applications for financial assistance from MassHealth, Social Security Disability, and other programs. To learn more, call 617-632-3301.

    The Blum Resource Center, located in the Dana building lobby, has a selection of books, CDs, and other helpful resources for information about cancer.

    Patient Gateway allows you to make an appointment, request a prescription refill, and view some test results, among other activities. Email questions about the site to patientgateway@partners.org or call 800-745-9683.

    See a comprehensive list of Dana-Farber's support services for patients and families.

    This extensive list of websites covers disease-specific sites, information on cancer centers, and other helpful topics.

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