Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit

Social Services

At The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital, a dedicated social worker assists cancer patients and their families throughout their cancer journey. The social worker's primary goal is to provide, strengthen and enrich patient and family coping strategies that can reduce a patient's suffering, help them adhere to prescribed treatments and support their return to health.

Additionally, the social worker can help with:

  • Empowerment for patients and their families
  • Crisis intervention
  • One-to-one counseling for patients and/or family members at no cost
  • Counseling on cancer survivorship issues
  • Grief and bereavement counseling for patients and their families
  • Financial resources and referrals support groups and programs
  • Education and assistance with State and Federal disability
  • Assistance with legal resources and advance directives
  • Transportation Information
  • Defining goals of care
  • Support groups and programs
  • Community resources and information (i.e., wigs, prosthesis, caregiver needs)
  • Patient education to enhance communication with the treatment team

For more information, please call 714-771-8106.