As an organization originally founded to address the needs of Queens women diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of the most medically vulnerable members of our community—cancer survivors, patients currently in treatment, caregivers, the elderly, and uninsured and underinsured individuals who struggle with access to routine medical procedures. The people we reach out to on a regular basis for our one-on-one counseling, school programs, cancer support groups, and community health events are wholly unable to deal with the threat of a pandemic such as COVID-19 and as such we are taking serious precautions.
We strongly support our state and city governments and believe social distancing will help protect these vulnerable members of our community. In accordance with all guidelines, until further notice:
- Although our office will be closed to the public, We remain available by phone and email. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. If you need help for any reason, please call (718) 777-5766 or email us. For Patient Navigation in English, email Anna Zabniak at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Bilingual Spanish Patient Navigation, email Rosa Sarmiento at email@example.com. For counseling and support services, email Merryl Reichbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Assistance can also be obtained by contacting us through our website.
- All scheduled group events such as our monthly Survivors Support Group meetings and our Queens Public Library workshops are cancelled. Please check back on our Events page for updates on specific events.
- Scheduled appointments such as our one-on-one counseling and bilingual patient navigation services will take place over the phone.
The health of our community is our number one priority. If there is anything the staff or volunteers at SHAREing & CAREing can do to help you, your family, or someone you know during the outbreak, please contact us. No request, comment or question is too small or large. Be safe, be healthy, and look out for one another!