Community Resource Connection
Our Community Resource Connection program works one-on-one with adult patients at The Aquilino Center newly diagnosed
with cancer and their families, providing assistance accessing community resources.
During the pandemic, CaringMatters' trained volunteers provide social and emotional support and virtual companionship, staying connected through frequent phone calls, notes, cards, text, email and FaceTime. These important interactions offer reassurances to patients that they are not alone as they face their health challenges. The goal is to help individuals improve quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community throughout medical treatment and beyond.
When public health conditions allow, the program will provide access to practical support, such as transportation, companionship, food, respite care, support groups, relevant mental health services, and other services, as needed.
For more information, contact
Community Resource Specialist
301-850-3506 or email@example.com
The Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center is the first community-based, free-standing, comprehensive cancer center in Montgomery County. Multidisciplinary cancer care team members work together in this one facility. CaringMatters' Community Resource Specialist, Eva Cowen, works directly with patients and families with offices at both the Aquilino Center in Rockville, Maryland, and CaringMatters' office in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
This program is funded in part by the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.