Emotional Programs

Providing Emotional Support and Companionship

Navigating a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments is a distressing time for both the patient and his or her family.  We know that many patients will at times feel overwhelmed with anxiety or isolated and scared. At Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc., we want to provide the emotional support cancer patients need before, during, and after treatment or surgery.

    • Hand-in-Hand Program
      Our hope is that no cancer patient will feel alone in this journey. Through our Hand-in-Hand Program, a Cancer Connection member will attend a patient’s oncology appointments as an advocate, supporter, and friend.
    • Mentoring
      Sometimes speaking with another person who truly understands what you are going through can be a source of comfort. We partner our patients with survivors of the same cancer to provide opportunities for mentorship and encouragement.
    • Check-In Phone Calls
      Once a patient or family member reaches out to Cancer Connection, the line of communication remains open. Our Care Coordinators make weekly phone calls to touch base with patients and ensure that we are always aware of any new or additional needs.
    • Hospital Visits
      Just as we attend patients’ oncology appointments, we also make hospital visits to ensure that patients never feel isolated or alone.
    • Healing Art
      We offer classes taught by different local artists in order to encourage patients to express how cancer has affected their life.

We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or for more information.