What We Do
Emergency Financial Assistance
ECF’s three pillars of support include:
The hallmark of our program
Recognizing the emotional toll a diagnosis like pediatric cancer can take on the family, ECF’s professional Caseworkers are focused on maintaining the emotional balance of the family unit. Caseworkers provide counseling and emotional support for the entire family and can help siblings, and others in the family understand what they need to know about cancer – in terms they can understand.
The centerpiece for many families
Our four Regional Centers serve the entire state of New Jersey by collecting and distributing groceries, clothing, toys, household items, and birthday/holiday gifts, to struggling families. These efforts help ease families’ burdens and preserve their quality of life. While battling pediatric cancer, even simple tasks such as shopping for groceries and maintaining the home are neglected because the family becomes overwhelmed by taking care of their child’s needs.
A critical resource for those in crisis
Emergency funds are available for ECF families who find themselves in a financial crisis. These funds help with basic services that a family needs to survive, such as rent or utilities. Sometimes, this vital assistance reimburses the family for meals while they were in the hospital with their child. Tragically, in some incidents, funds are available for families who are unable to meet the high costs of memorial services.
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or by phone at (908) 322-4323
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
Where to Find Us
Central Regional Center
77 Brant Ave.
Clark, NJ 07066
(908) 322-4323 x17
Sr. Central Regional Director