We’ve grown since our start as I Can in the early 1990’s and will continue to grow. Ann’s Place serves over 1,050 people – both those with cancer as well as their family members – people of all ages, and with all types of cancer from across Connecticut and Hudson Valley New York. These are people who live in the area, your neighbors, colleagues and friends, and they become part of our community.
41% of Americans can expect to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime and the number of cancer survivors has increased steadily and is likely to continue.
Research acknowledges that psychological, emotional and social support can make a difference for those facing cancer. The Institute of Medicine published a book in 2008 called “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient” The study states that “cancer care today often provides state-of-the-art biomedical treatment but fails to address the psychological and social problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and thereby adversely affect the physical health of cancer patients.”
Ann’s Place plays a pivotal and unique role in our Connecticut-New York region in providing the suite of services and access to resources that addresses this need and at no charge. Whether it is a reassurance that your caregiving is on the right track, a check to help with paying the rent, or that insight from a conversation at a support group, the impact can be immeasurable.