Cancer Support Community’s programs available virtually
–California Central Coast (CSC-CCC), a non-profit organization that offers social and emotional programs services to local cancer patients, survivors, and their families free of charge, is offering its current programs and counseling sessions “to-go,” no gift card necessary.
In an effort to prioritize the safety of their participants and staff, and to be proactive to expand supportive services, educations, support groups and individual counseling will be available “to-go” via the HIPAA-compliant telehealth interface ZOOM, and social media platforms. With these telehealth tools, CSC-CCC therapists have the ability to actually see and connect one-on-one with individuals, couples, and families in their own homes.
“For many cancer patients and survivors with compromised immune systems, this public health emergency may likely be a source of anxiety,” said CSC Executive Director Shannon D’Acquisto. “Cancer can be inherently isolating, and people have a need to relate to others who are going through the experience. Patients unable to get social and emotional support during these times are at risk of feeling more isolated, depressed, or anxious. Now more than ever, it is important to dissipate that isolation and anxiety.”
For information about the Cancer Support Community – CA Central Coast, programs, or to donate, visit www.cscslo.org.
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