The mission of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation is to provide New Jersey families faced with pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and relief through free supportive services uniquely tailored to each family.
Professional in home counseling is available even after business hours and includes advocacy help with insurance companies, medical providers, landlords, etc. We also provide material support such as food, clothing, toys, household items and birthday and holiday gifts, and emergency financial assistance for urgent needs.
ECF is unique because we help families with their day-to-day issues, at home, where families feel isolated and miss the supportive network found in a medical setting. ECF recognizes that every one of our families has a different experience so we offer services based on their individual needs.
Who We Help
Each year, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation helps hundreds of families in New Jersey with an array of free supportive services. We assist any eligible New Jersey family with a child who has cancer ages 0-18, regardless of race, creed, socioeconomic status, or any other demographic restriction. We continue helping the families for as long as they need us, whether it be one month or 10 years. To date, ECF has assisted over 2000 families.
ECF families come from all over the state, and kids range in age from birth to young adults. They are diagnosed with a variety of types of cancer, but the most prevalent are leukemia, brain tumors, and neuroblastoma. Referrals can be made by anyone, but many come from pediatric oncology units in hospitals in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.