Family Resources Links

We’ve selected links to a few resources that may be of interest to you. If you are an ECF family, your Caseworker can provide information about these and many more resources that may be helpful.

Association of Cancer Online Resources: Collection of online communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment.

Cancer Hope Network:  Cancer Hope Network matches cancer patients or family members with trained volunteer cancer survivors who themselves, have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.

Cancer Kids: Web-based organization that helps children with cancer to tell their stories to the world by providing links to the personal web pages of children who are battling cancer, through the Stories section of the website.

The Cancer Project: Free booklet available through website for parents of kids with (or without) cancer. “Nutrition for Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention.”

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholoarship: This opportunity is offered twice each year for college students who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and their siblings to apply for a $4000 scholarship:

OncoChat: Real-time global support community for people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Pediatric Oncology Resource Center: Resources and information for parents of children with cancer – by parents of children with cancer.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals at Ronald McDonald House. Offer scholarships to students from disadvantaged communities who face limited access to educational and career

Songs of Love Foundation: A patient’s parents, legal guardian, or hospital staff can request a song that will be written, free of charge, by a team of musicians specifically for a critically or terminally ill child. Song requests can be filled in as little as two days, in an emergency. A form,available on the website, must be filled in completely and legibly.

State of New Jersey Cancer Resource Book: Coping, information, and more to help patients and their families.

Teens Living with Cancer: For and about teens with cancer with resources,message boards, information, etc.

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ECF has helped me tremendously with the support of my Caseworker, Eileen, as well as the volunteers with the holiday wish lists and in making sure Ty had a wonderful birthday every year. And when times were really hard, ECF helped out with meals and food. I don’t think I would have made it through without having to talk to someone who understood. Thank you ECF

Theresa Godfrey, Ty’s mom

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77 Brant Ave
Suite 304
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323
Fax: (732) 943-7529

Joann Passantino
Executive Director


Central Regional Center


77 Brant Ave.
Suite 304
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323 x17

Barbara Kopel
Sr. Central Regional Director


Southern Regional Center

451 Beech Avenue
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
(856) 853-4803

Mary Ann Sullivan 
Southern Regional Director

Eastern Regional Center

1710 Highway 71
Suite 2
Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 282-2324

Rosemarie Contreras
Eastern Regional Director

Northern Regional Center

174 Paterson Avenue
PO Box 212
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 612-8118

Inessa Rome
Northern Regional Director



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