New Partnership Assists Families Facing Cancer

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New Partnership Assists Families Facing Cancer

By Ann’s Place

Facing cancer is both emotionally and physically exhausting for everyone in the family. When you add in barriers to getting services, such as lack of transportation, it can have monumental effects. Ann’s Place strives to work with families to eliminate those barriers and Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) has made just that possible by allowing Ann’s Place to have space to meet with clients in downtown Danbury at their Health Center at 120 Main Street in Danbury.

“Having a safe location downtown makes all of the difference for people facing cancer and struggling with transportation. We are so grateful to CIFC for providing this space so we can continue giving vital supports to our clients free of charge” says Shannon Cobb, Ann’s Place CEO.

“We strive to make people feel comfortable and look forward to working with an agency that is known and trusted within the community,” said Candy Dayana Dube, a licensed clinical social worker from Ann’s Place. “We are here to listen to what the needs of our community are and work with the community to meet these needs”

James H. Maloney, JD, President and CEO of CIFC, welcomed Ann’s Place to CIFC’s downtown Greater Danbury Community Health Center.

“Ann’s Place provides vital services to those living with cancer, and to their loved ones,” he said. “We are gratified that we can be part of that and that we can help local residents access these services because of our accessible downtown location.”

Ann’s Place is here for the community to support, empower and be part of each person’s cancer journey through counseling, support groups, wellness programs, education, case management and financial aid. Services are available to the person with cancer and their loved ones at CIFC’s 120 Main Street downtown site and at Ann’s Place’s facility at 80 Saw Mill Road. A monthly support group is also offered at the Danbury Library in Spanish. All services are free of charge and a clinician is available in both English and Spanish.

To learn more about Ann’s Place, please contact 203-790-6568 or visit annsplace.org.

For more information on CIFC, visit www.ct-institute.org

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January 14, 2020

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