Community Grants Program
Komen Central and South Jersey fulfills its mission of eradicating breast cancer forever, in part, by offering grants to non-profit organizations that provide breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness to men and women in need living in our 13-county service area. Over the past 23 years, Komen Central and South Jersey has invested more than $17 million in local breast health and breast cancer‐related services. This year, Komen CSNJ awarded $760,000 in grants to 10 local organizations funding programs that will reach over 10,000 individuals with breast health education and support and will provide mammography screening to over 4,000 individuals.
Current Community Grant Recipients
2016-2017 Komen Central and South Jersey Community Grant Recipients:
Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) Foundation – Screening Mammography Program
The AMI Foundation Screening Mammography Program offers breast health education and screening mammograms to uninsured women, ages 40 and over, in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties. Screening mammograms are provided at AMI locations and on AMI’s Mobile Digital Mammography Van. To locate the van (walk-ins are welcome) or schedule an office appointment visit www.amifoundation.net or call 609.568.9110.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Community Outreach Screening Mammography Program
The AtlantiCare Community Outreach Screening Mammography Program provides education, screening mammograms, and diagnostic services to women in Atlantic County who do not have health insurance or are unable to pay for screening mammograms. Additional assistance is provided to women with abnormal screenings and women who find it difficult to access breast cancer services for their healthcare needs. For follow-up assistance or to schedule an appointment, call 609.272.2490.
Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc. – Neighborhood Outreach and Support Program
The Neighborhood Outreach and Support Program provides breast health workshops and referrals for screening mammograms to women, ages 40 and over, in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties. The workshops are conducted in churches, community centers, senior citizen residences and schools by breast cancer survivors who are able to offer participants personal breast cancer stories and testimonials. For workshop information, call 856.317.1876.
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties – Jewish Family Service Women’s Health Network
The Jewish Family Service Women’s Health Network provides breast health education and referrals for screening and diagnostic mammograms to women, ages 40 and over, in Atlantic County. In addition to education and screening, the program offers ongoing support to women who typically lack access to care to ensure they receive follow-up services. To schedule an appointment, call 609.822.1108.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper – Camden County Cancer Screening Project
Camden County Cancer Screening Project is a New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program based out of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The program provides outreach, education and screening mammograms to uninsured women in Camden County. Participants are recruited for screening through education and outreach in churches, community centers, clinics and grassroots organizations. For event and screening information, call 856.968.7406.
Meridian Health System – Every Woman Counts Program
Meridian’s Every Woman Counts Program provides education, screening mammograms and diagnostic services to uninsured, low-income women in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The program collaborates with local nonprofit organizations to engage hard-to-reach populations including: minorities (particularly Black and Hispanic), elderly, LGBT, undocumented immigrants, and homeless. Transportation assistance for screening and diagnostic appointments and ongoing support will also be provided, as needed. To make an appointment, call 732.751.5108.
Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey – Latina Breast Cancer Awareness SNJ
Latina Breast Cancer Awareness SNJ is a program tailored to serve uninsured, undocumented and low-income (particularly Hispanic) women, ages 50-74, who reside in rural areas of Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties. The program provides outreach, education, transportation, and patient navigation services to meet the needs of participants. For program information, call 856.299.5800.
Puerto Rican Unity for Progress – Proyecto Salud para Mujeres
Proyecto Salud para Mujeres uses outreach, educational workshops and informal “living room” sessions to provide breast health education to Latina women, ages 40 and over, in Camden County. Referrals for free screening mammograms at local New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) screening sites are also offered at each event. For program information, call 856.541.1418.
VietLEAD – Vietnamese Women’s Breast Health & Wellness Project
The Vietnamese Women’s Breast Health & Wellness Project provides outreach, breast health education and referrals to no- and low-cost screening mammograms for low-income Asian immigrant and refugee women, ages 40 and over, in Atlantic, Camden and Burlington Counties. For program information, call 856.486.7770.
Virtua – No Excuses: Removing Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening
The No Excuses: Removing Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening program provides breast health education and screening mammograms through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program to uninsured women in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Transportation and translation services are provided to participants as needed. For event information, call 856.247.7386.