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Q. I am a 66-year-old surviving spouse of a cancer patient who sadly died in 2021. While I reached out and found help a few months after she passed, it's time for me to seek out a higher level of help. I'm specifically looking in person surviving spousal support either one-on-one or in a group, and I live in New Jersey.


CancerCare provides individual grief counseling with an oncology social worker in New Jersey and New York. The sessions are usually every other week and they last 45 minutes. CancerCare also offers bereavement support groups and you may check for the next session on our support group page.

All our services are free and they are open to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer in the past 18 months and lives in New Jersey or New York. Depending on preference and availability, we hold sessions over Zoom or in person (if you are vaccinated).

If you are interested in receiving bereavement counseling, please call our Hopeline to register as a client and to request the service. The social worker who answers the line will do a short assessment, talk to you about what’s available and enroll you for our services. The number to call is 800-813-4673.

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