Now available for ordering  

Have you ever found yourself searching for the perfect card during a challenging time that says "I CARE", this unique cancer support and empathy greeting card collection will launch with 9 unique custom made individual cards and 1 box set.  A portion of the proceeds from this card collection will fund domestic violence programs and services. 

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Our Current Projects 

CONNECT Students 


The return to school this year may look very different in many households. 

We're working to provide students with supplies. We have been able to provide laptops and Wi-Fi in some homes to make virtual learning possible. Your donation can assist domestic violence shelters and homes as well as cancer affected households. 

 Essentials Pouch

The Grateful pouch is filled with essential items including hand sanitizer, gloves, tissues, face mask and a personalized note. This is a great way to say Thank You to a caregiver or provide a special item for someone in need. 


The kids fun pouch is filled with activity, puzzle and reading books, crayons, youth face mask and hand sanitizer wipes to be taken to appointments or help with on the go needs. 

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Donate  Grateful Pouch 

Donate Youth Pouch 

The LOL Project 

Letters of Love  

This very popular outreach was started in 2017 as a way for our supporters to CONNECT with the people we service. The LOL project is a way to share personal handwritten notes of encouragement to be included in our care totes. This is a fun way to spend some free time and has often become a project for families and groups. You may send us your selection of handwritten notes or we'll ship you a kit with note cards and stationary to complete and mail back to us.  

Get Involved

Stay Connected!

Join us for our Monthly CONNECT Meetings 

& Family Fun Nights. 

Sit in on a workshop, or support groups.  Drop in to say "Hello"

There are also several fundraising events posted in our calendar these are fun ways to give back while getting to know our team and connecting to the causes.

See our full list of Upcoming Events



MARCH HIGHLIGHT 

CHOICES YOUTH CONNECT 

CHOICES - Connecting Youth to Mentors is an open discussion lead by young people about the issues young people are faced with. This outreach is presented by Beautiful Faces Foundation and  No More Secrets, M.B.S. and is open to teens ages 14-18.

CHOICES began in March 2017 as a domestic violence prevention outreach for youth males. It has grown to address multiple issues of young men and women. Everyday young people are faced with many challenges. Join this open safe space discussion and CONNECT. Attendees can request to be paired with a mentor at this event by sending a message at time of registration. 

Get Involved

Stay Connected!

​​2018 will bring several new and exciting additions 

  • CONNECT to Prayer Daily Conference Call 
  • A cancer support & empathy greeting card line
  • New care box designs 
  • September 2018 CONNECT Festival  

Join us for our Monthly CONNECT Meetings and 

Family Fun Nights. 

Sit in on a workshop , empowerment session,  or weekly support groups.  Drop in to say "Hello"

There are also several fundraising events posted in our calendar these are fun ways to give back while getting to know our team and connecting to the causes.

See our full list of Upcoming Events

Strivers & Survivors

This special series will spotlight stories

of amazing people we've  CONNECTED with that are overcoming challenges of cancer and domestic violence

Meet Leukemia Warrior Jordan Johnson of Albany New York

His story as shared by his Mother Natalie 

One week after my son's tenth birthday, on an early spring day he went to the doctor's office for routine labs, just a normal appointment, until it wasn't. The platelet count was extremely low and set us upon a path I was too familiar with. As a child I had AML; my sister died from complications of AML My mother lost her mother to AML  Now I was certain. Even before the official diagnosis that my son, Jordan would also be facing AML and he is. Within a very few days he began bone marrow tests, spinal chemo, and IV chemo, which was then followed by side effects of varying degrees. This process has continued for six months. Continuous transfusions of blood have been a gift beyond measure in keeping Jordan alive and has allowed him to fight off additional problems and complications. To all those who donate blood, we are deeply grateful,  Know that YOU have made a significant difference to children fighting cancer.


Jordan almost sailed through the first couple of months; I was in awe of his strength, his endurance, and his ability to adjust to living in the Children's Hospital where he has lived now for six months. 

He was allowed to go home for a week in late June and early July, where he able to go out in public with a mask on. He attended his "moving up" day at school and a huge picnic with one of our favorite support groups, where he led the dancing! Immediately after the Fourth of July I readmitted Jordan for his third round of chemo, thinking maybe we'll just get through this chemo "unscathed", with no real crisis.  Everyone in my family and our medical team continued to be surprised at how his body was handling the load of chemo he was receiving, until one night about a week after treatment, Jordan was rushed to the Pediatric ICU where he was placed on a ventilator, medically paralyzed, and fought for his life for three weeks.  Jordan's lungs were bleeding as a result of his third round of chemo. 

This is as serious as it gets no more escaping "unscathed". His body and bone marrow were "tired" the doctors told us. When Jordan was allowed to wake up after this walk on the tightrope he had no strength at all. He was moved to a facility that specializes in physical, occupational, and speech therapy so that he could be brought back to being a pre-teen boy. There was also another goal in mind: to rehab him enough to endure his last round of chemo.


Jordan was readmitted from that facility back to the Children's Hospital in late August where his bone marrow was given more time to recover. They allowed him a brief visit at home but chemo began in mid-September, 2017. On his final date of chemo he was sent back to the PICU and then the OR, to have his infected central line removed. 


He is still recovering and confined to his room for the protection of his weakened immune system. Entertaining a ten year old who loves to be outdoors, a go get 'em kind of boy is a daily challenge for his family and the hospital staff.  Jordan's medical vocabulary is now quite substantial and he is very comfortable entertaining his medical care teams. He participates in medical conversations and his grasp of procedures and daily nursing care leads to questioning the things happening to him, sometimes in a humorous way and sometimes in a "do you know what you are doing" way. 


We hope to bring Jordan home in mid-October, 2017, after a very, very long six months in the hospital. Pediatric Hematology Oncology clinic appointments will consume a large part of his life, but he will resume being his happy, humorous, active self and I will be extremely grateful for all those who have saved his life, since that day when the earth caved in beneath my feet.