Cancer Support Team Inc. in Mamaroneck and Support Connection, Inc. in Yorktown Heights are among the 10 community breast cancer support and education groups awarded grants by the state’s Department of Health.
Each will receive $39,000 for the first year of the grant. In all, $390,000 in state money was awarded to these community-based, grassroots, free-standing organizations that offer free counseling, education, outreach and support services to people with breast cancer.
These places have survivors, social workers and nurses on staff to offer care free-of-charge.Â They do not provide health careÂ but other services like a support group, programs, workshops, educational forums.
For more information, call Cancer Support Team at 777-2777 or call Support Connection at 962-6402.