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Supportive Care Services COVID-19 Updates:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) our Social Workers are taking the phone and virtual appointments. If you are a patient of Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and need to speak with one of our Social Workers please call 480-314-6660.

Our Supportive Care Services team as assist you with the following:

  • Coping with your Diagnosis
  • Caregiver Support
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Advance Directives
  • Support Groups
  • Assistance Resolving Barriers to Treatment


Meet Our Social Workers 

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a very stressful time for you and your family. We are here to support you during this difficult time.

Nicole McCallister, LMSW
Social Worker for West Valley Offices

Nicole McCallister is a Master Social Worker.  Nicole received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University in August 2017.  She received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Studies in April 2003 from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.  Nicole has spent the last 15 years working with children and families in the child welfare system of Arizona.

She completed a social work internship with Ironwood under the supervision of Kelly Huey from August 2016 through May 2017.  Nicole has volunteered with Ironwood’s breast cancer support group in Scottsdale after her internship was complete.

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Jessica Wells, LCSW
Social Worker for East Valley Offices

Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Oncology Social Worker who graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2011.  Jessica also received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

She has 12 years of experience in the following sectors: child welfare, general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pediatric hematology/oncology, and the acute mental health/behavioral healthcare setting.  Jessica’s passion for working with patients and families whose lives have been affected by cancer is fueled by her own personal cancer journey.  She is a firm believer in “meeting the patient where they are at while providing patient-centered care.”

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Online Support Groups

We are pleased to announce that our Support Groups are now available online.  This is a great way for us to stay connected while practicing social distancing.  Please click the calendar icon below to see which support groups are available:

Print or a viewable/ printable PDF version of our March 2021 event Calendar.

This Week’s Virtual Event Links:

 

Ø  Tuesday, March 2nd    | 11:00 am – Lunch & Learn: My Family Member has Cancer. Do I need Genetic testing?
https://youtu.be/AlT1vfk15aA
 
Ø  Thursday, March 4th | 10:00 am – Tai Chi
 
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Ø  Thursday, March 4th | 12:00 pm – Nutrition Series: National Nutrition Month – Healthy Eating
 
 

 **To view any of our past classes or our Watercolor lessons, please visit Ironwood’s YouTube page.

 

 

For information on joining a support group, please email socialwork@ironwoodcrc.com.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­Disclaimer: Reference or links on this website, blog, e-mails, programs, services or products to any other business or entity’s information, opinions, advice, programs, services, or products do not constitute our or our endorsement or recommendation, this includes our volunteers. We, Ironwood as an entity, as well as our volunteers, are not responsible for the contents of any off-site web pages, companies or persons linked or referenced in this site. If you choose to participate in these classes you are doing so at your own risk.” 

 **To view any of our past classes or our Watercolor lessons, please visit Ironwood’s YouTube page.

For information on joining a support group, please email socialwork@ironwoodcrc.com.

 

 

 

 

­­Disclaimer: Reference or links on this website, blog, e-mails, programs, services or products to any other business or entity’s information, opinions, advice, programs, services, or products do not constitute our or our endorsement or recommendation, this includes our volunteers. We, Ironwood as an entity, as well as our volunteers, are not responsible for the contents of any off-site web pages, companies or persons linked or referenced in this site. If you choose to participate in these classes you are doing so at your own risk. “


 

Additional Resources:

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS

DONATE YOUR FOOD AND GROCERY ITEMS TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS

When a person has cancer, the last thing they should have to worry about is money for food.  But the truth is, cancer is financially difficult for patients and their families.  When a person can’t work because he or she is sick, it can be difficult to pay for basic living supplies.  Some cancer patients can’t afford to eat every day.   

Government nutritional assistance programs don’t allow the purchase of items such as toothpaste, soap, and household cleaning supplies.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is trying to help by providing essential items and food for their patients in their time of need.  Patients can visit the pantries at our Glendale or Chandler locations and pick out the items they need for free.

If you have unopened personal care items or non-perishable food you can donate, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers will make sure it gets to the families of a cancer patient that can use it.

We are grateful for any donations but have the biggest need for:

Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues,  Ensure®, Gatorade, canned soups, canned meats such as tuna, beans, protein bars, healthy snacks, rice, pasta, canned vegetables, pudding, JELL-O, diapers, soap, and antibacterial hand sanitizer.

If you would like to meet with one of our Social Workers please e-mail socialwork@ironwoodcrc.com or call the Supportive Care Services Services Department at 480-314-6660.  Our support groups and services are available to our patients ONLINE due to COVID-19 and we encourage you to attend.

 

Please Note: Integrative Services are available for patients and caregivers.