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 12 years, Komen Central and South Jersey has invested more than $13 million in local breast health and breast cancer-related services. This year, Komen CSNJ awarded over $600,000 in grants to 10 local organizations funding programs that will reach nearly 19,000 individuals with breast health education and support services and will provide free screening mammograms to more than 500 individuals.
Current Community Grant Recipients
2017-2018 Komen Central and South Jersey Community Grant Recipients:
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 medical care. Transportation assistance for screening and diagnostic appointments and ongoing support is provided to participants as needed.
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 can offer participants personal breast cancer stories and testimonials. Transportation and financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs is provided to eligible participants as needed.
CompleteCare Health Network – Pathways to Wellness Mammography Program
The Pathways to Wellness Mammography Program provides education and care coordination for screening and diagnostic services to uninsured patients, ages 40-74, in Cumberland, Gloucester and Cape May Counties. Transportation assistance to screening facilities is offered to patients as needed.
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, referrals for screening mammograms and financial assistance for diagnostic services to women, ages 40-74, in Atlantic County. Ongoing support is offered to ensure follow-up services are received.
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. Transportation and additional financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs is provided to eligible participants as needed.
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 40-74, who reside in rural areas of Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May and Cumberland Counties. The program provides outreach, education, transportation, and patient navigation services to meet the needs of participants.
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 40-49, 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. Transportation, translation and childcare assistance are offered to participants as needed.
RWJBarnabas Health – RWJBarnabas Breast Health Program
RWJBarnabas Breast Health Program provides outreach, education, screening mammograms and diagnostic services to underinsured women, ages 40 and over, in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties. Financial counseling, translation services and transportation assistance is provided to participants as needed.
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.
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.