Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey

Taking on Your Cancer Journey. Together.

aka Crossroads4Hope   |   Bedminster, NJ   |  www.crossroads4hope.org

Mission

Our Mission Crossroads4Hope empowers all people touched by cancer to take control of their health and well-being. Our network embraces all people touched by cancer–the diagnosed and their loved ones–empowering individuals to take control of their health through access to resources, and programs of support, education, well-being, and hope. Our Vision After a cancer diagnosis, Crossroads4Hope is THE safe space to turn to first to restore your whole being and improve your and your family’s life beyond cancer. Taking on Your Cancer Journey. Together. Core Program Components: One on One Support Group Support Education Health & Wellness Healthy Cooking & Nutrition Resources and Referrals

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Amy J. Sutton

Main address

3 Crossroads Dr

Bedminster, NJ 07921 USA

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Formerly known as

The Wellness Community of Central NJ

EIN

22-3804609

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Cancer (G30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The American Cancer Society estimates that 51,680 patients were diagnosed with cancer in New Jersey in 2017, which is approximately 1,000 patients per week. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute indicates that 4.8% of the population has battled the disease, which translates into almost 500,000 cancer survivors in the State, 25% of whom are raising children under the age of 19. These numbers are expected to grow dramatically over the next 10 years, with estimates that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop cancer in their lifetime. None of these figures include affected caregivers and family members who are also experience psychosocial issues related to a loved one’s diagnosis. Even with breakthroughs in cancer treatment, the burden of cancer and its psychosocial impacts will continue to grow, especially for some populations, such as those living with advanced cancer.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Psychosocial Support

Weekly Support groups for individuals with cancer
Weekly Support groups for caregivers of individuals with cancer
Monthly Networking groups for individuals with specific cancer diagnosis
Educational Workshops
Nutrition Programs
Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
Stress Management Programs - i.e. relaxation and visualization, Yoga, T'ai Chi
Gentle Strength Training

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Families

We offer Support Groups for all people affected by cancer. Current groups include Men's Cancer, advanced Breast Cancer, Bereavement, Patients & Caregivers, Gynecological Cancer, Family & Friends, Latinos Affected by Cancer, Living with Early Stage Cancer, Living With Advanced Cancer, Kids Connect/Parents Connect Living With Cancer, and Kids Connect/Parents Connect Bereavement.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

One on One counseling sessions are offered as needed for all people affected by cancer. One on One support also includes a Treatment Decision Support Program.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

We offer educational programs covering a wide variety of topics, including: managing side effects, new discoveries in cancer, navigating insurance, genetics, disease-specific topics, and more.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Cancer patients face many challenges when it comes to nutrition. Our programs are focused on educating patients and their loves ones on foods that help prevent cancer and recurrence, and on making sustained nutrition behavior changes.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Families

Our Survivorship Workshop program is a six-week series designed to help people who are transitioning from active care to a life with no evidence of disease.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Our Health & Wellness programs include exercise, relaxation, and mind-body programs that are essential to cancer patients and their loves ones.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Health, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of board members donating to the organization.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes individual volunteers and corporate groups.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes individual volunteers and corporate groups.

Average number of programs offered per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Group Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of visits to support groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Group Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total service hours for all programs delivered

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is our goal to:

1. Double our reach into the community we serve
2. Expand our reach into underserved communities
3. Reach patients earlier in the cancer continuum in order to provide them with distress screenings and treatment decision support tools, thereby helping to improve their outcomes

To address the significant need in the community, the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, in conjunction with Crossroads4Hope leadership, has developed innovative strategies designed to unleash programmatic and systemic change, position Crossroads4Hope as a leading voice for all cancer patients, family members and caregivers, and enable us to offer services to more people over a wider geography. The culmination of this work has been the creation of well-rounded business plans to actualize our strategies.
We have taken a “whole-community” approach to address significant unmet psychosocial needs for people affected by cancer, while creating multiple, relevant points-of-entry to our organization. These strategies are both individual approaches as well as components of an integrated ecosystem that will support and accelerate our growth. The following strategies comprise our Vision for the Future: Support4Families ,Nutrition, Outreach to Diverse Communities, Unmet Needs, and Patient Centered Care . For more information, and to learn the details of these strategies, please reach out to Crossroads4Hope at (908) 658-5400.

Crossroads4Hope, formerly known as Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey, is a network of cancer support that is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. As experts in oncology mental health, the organization provides support, education, and hope to all people with cancer and their loved ones. Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, Crossroads4Hope creates a caring community to help individuals live with, through, and beyond cancer. At no charge to people with cancer, family members, and caregivers, the organization delivers essential programs and services including individual and group support; educational, nutrition, and healthy-cooking workshops; classes to enhance health and wellness; and activities that build social connections. Crossroads4Hope has temporarily moved its program of support to a virtual platform since the start of stay-at-home orders, and will continue to provide both virtual and in-person support in the future.

Since 2004, Crossroads4Hope has provided services at no charge to more than 15,000 people who have sought our services, and has delivered more than 100,000 hours of programming.

With Crossroads4Hope, individuals affected by cancer are given an opportunity to enhance their health and well-being and build strong social connections through participation in professionally-led programs including: individual and group support; educational workshops; healthy cooking and nutrition programs; and health and wellness classes. Our work is evidence-based and all programs and services are always free of charge.

Crossroads4Hope Board of Trustees, community stakeholders, and staff work closely together to create a vision for our organization including doubling the reach of our services, at a minimum, with a particular focus on underserved communities as well as the people typically forgotten in the cancer journey: family members, caregivers and, most notably, children.

Over the last few years, and in earnest since 2013, we have been creating innovative strategies to improve the cancer experience. Our strategies focus on providing evidence-based, professionally-led programs that will always remain free of charge to patients, families, and caregivers. These strategies are designed to unleash programmatic and systemic change, and will position Crossroads4Hope as a leading voice for cancer patients and their families, enabling us to offer services to more people over a wider geography.

Crossroads4Hope is investing in and integrating the disciplines of Social Work, Child Life, and Public Health across all of these strategies to create a more significant impact in the community psychosocial oncology health space and, more specifically, the lives of the individuals who are affected by cancer. When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, especially with the underlying anxiety of a global pandemic from a novel disease, the best treatment approach is multidisciplinary. By elevating an interdisciplinary team of Social Work, Public Health, and Child Life to serve the psychosocial needs of the cancer-stricken community, we are able to provide improved social and emotional support. This team approach allows our staff to work at the top of their licenses, and offer the widest range of help and resources to support our participants.

Financials

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Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey

Board of directors
as of 2/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristina DiPalo

Elysian Communications

Term: 2019 - 2021

Thomas Schaible

Schaible Russo Financial

Jennifer Bruner

PVH

Michael Mullen, Esq.

Schenck, Price, Smith & King

Jonathan Hirschfeld

PwC

William Sundheim

Merck (Retired)

Brian Cain

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kristina DiPalo

Elysian Communications

Roger Humphrey

Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

Daniel Loughlin

Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

Susan Kennedy

Community Member

Debbie Lynch, PhD, SPHR

Ansell

Al Russo

Schaible Russo Financial

Amy Sutton

CSCCNJ

Michael Szot

KPMG

Kathleen Toomey, MD

Steeplechase Cancer Center

John von Stade

Far Hills Race Committee - Retired

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Aetna

Jack Micali

Merck

Lynn Arnold

CSCCNJ Founder

Evan Berkley

Mr. Christmas, Inc.

Nancy Dowd

CSCCNJ Founder

Christopher Fornal

BlackRock

Kevin Kelly

BD

Sandra Kennedy

Provident Bank

Anthoula Stefanou

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Ralph Weaver

East West Connection

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data