In order to ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, when necessary, we’ll be shifting from in-person to virtual services—Dempsey Connects—for the month of January. For in-person services we will require proof of full vaccination with inclusion of booster for anyone eligible per the CDC guidelines.
If you’re unvaccinated by provider recommendation, you may provide us with a physician’s note in order to receive in-person services. For those with religious beliefs and practices that prevent vaccination, we will create accommodations.
All people entering the Center (clients, staff, volunteers, visitors) will be required to wear either a surgical or KN95 mask which will be available at the front desk of either Center.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we navigate the wisest and safest way to continue to provide a haven of support to people impacted by cancer.
CancerCare provides free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.
CancerCare Online Support Groups are a way to connect with others – cancer patients, loved ones and people who have lost a loved one. Groups are led by oncology social workers.
My Lifeline from Cancer Support Community was created to connect cancer patients and caregivers to their family, friends, and others like them for social and emotional support.
Man Up to Cancer, provides content and a tight-knit community for men impacted by cancer — and the people who love them.
Stupid Cancer, a lifeline for the young adult cancer community, connecting them to age-appropriate resources and peers who get it
How to Cope with Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a good read with some concrete suggestions from Psychology Today
We Don’t Recover from Grief and That’s Okay, another great post from What’s Your Grief
Being There: What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss, an article about supporting someone else in grief from Option B
How to Handle our Collective Grief, a Ten Percent Happier podcast episode with Sharon Salzberg that includes a guided meditation
Why We’re All Grieving – And How to Deal with It, a Ten Percent Happier podcast episode with David Kessler
David Kessler and Brené Brown on Grief and Finding Meaning, grief expert David Kessler on what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning.
How to Heal By Carrying Your Grief, a TEDx talk by Nancy Berns, author, speaker, and professor of sociology
Modern Grief, a TEDx talk with Sophie Townsend, an internationally celebrated and award-winning producer
Helping Kids Grieve, resources from Sesame Street