Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut
PO Box 2182
c/o Astrid Bernard
Branford CT 06405
Contact Information
Address PO Box 2182
c/o Astrid Bernard
Branford, CT 06405-
Telephone (203) 433-2721 x
Fax 0-0
E-mail abernard@csc-sct.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut (CSC-SCT) is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community – an international network of independently chartered nonprofits that provide professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge to participants, so that no one faces cancer alone. The Cancer Support Community was formed by the unification of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, and the network now consists of more than 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and online programs. CSC-SCT is proud to be building the first facility and off-site capacity of its kind in Connecticut, serving Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2006
Former Names
The Wellness Community of Southern Connecticut
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Matthew Lesser
Board Chair Mr. Robert Breunig
Board Chair Company Affiliation Synapse Group
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $375,000.00
Projected Expenses $87,365.00
Statements
Mission The Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut (CSC-SCT) is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community – an international network of independently chartered nonprofits that provide professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge to participants, so that no one faces cancer alone. The Cancer Support Community was formed by the unification of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, and the network now consists of more than 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and online programs. CSC-SCT is proud to be building the first facility and off-site capacity of its kind in Connecticut, serving Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties.
Background
CSC-SCT offerings are all evidence-based and professionally led. Our program has a framework designed by a national team of experts, and will be implemented locally by a licensed health and wellness professional who will adapt our portfolio of offerings to members’ needs. We maintain a gold standard of psychosocial cancer support, recognized around the world as the hallmark of the Cancer Support Community. This commitment allows medical professionals to refer their patients without hesitation, building a strong alliance between our efforts and theirs, and ensures that all members of the community have access to the highest quality – and full spectrum – of services.
The CSC-SCT target population is expansive and inclusive. Our programs are designed to serve anyone affected by cancer - men, women, children, teens, patients, survivors, caregivers, friends and loved ones. We accept members affected by any type of cancer. We accept members at any stage of their journey, from the moment of diagnosis, to years post treatment or families living with loss. Our members are the experts in identifying their support needs; our professionals help them navigate the appropriate options.  All CSC-SCT programs are offered free of charge to members. 
 

Our program has a framework designed by a national team of experts, and will be implemented locally by a licensed health and wellness professional who will adapt our portfolio of offerings to members’ needs. 

 

The Cancer Support Community program has five core components:

 

·        Support- Licensed professionals work with each member individually to develop a personalized plan. We offer in-person group sessions, topical networking groups for different types of cancer, and online support options.

 

·        Education- Includes lectures and workshops about cancer and its treatments as well as programs that enhance life skills and coping.  All are presented by experts.

 

·        Healthy Lifestyle- Includes mind/body programs, exercise classes, and nutrition workshops.

 

·        Social Opportunities- Includes varied activities from jokefests to knitting circles to book clubs to potlucks – and evolves with the preferences of the active community.

 

·        Information and Referrals- Includes a resource library and computer access for self-directed research, as well as referrals to local services.

Impact

Cancer has staggeringly high incidence rates, nationally and locally. Nationally, looking at all forms of cancer, over the course of their life, men have a 1 in 2 chance of developing an invasive cancer and women have a 1 in 3 chance of doing so. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.5 million cases of cancer are diagnosed annually, with about 20,000 new cancer diagnoses made in Connecticut each year.

In 2009, Yale University School of Public Health conducted a needs assessment for cancer-related services in Southern Connecticut, funded and supported in part by CSC-SCT. Healthcare professionals, community leaders, cancer patients and survivors were interviewed to assess their knowledge and opinions on the resources available in Southern Connecticut. Research participants were asked to identify gaps in services currently available in the local area. As a result of this assessment, the need for a Cancer Support Community facility in Southern Connecticut was confirmed. Specific areas of need included:

· guidance to patients in navigating psychosocial support services,

· programming for caregivers,

· cancer survivor support programs,

· programs that cater to the diverse populations of cancer patients and survivors,

· access to and integration of alternative therapies into cancer treatments,

· information and guidance on nutritional options for patients,

· body image counseling for both men and women, and

· knowledge and access at all stages of cancer, including post-treatment.

 

Needs
The board of directors has set a target date of mid-2014 to launch full program activity and operational capacity in Connecticut. This includes the opening of an anchor facility in eastern Fairfield County or western New Haven County – we are currently evaluating locations for ease of access, functional capacity and costs. Given the demographic and geographic realities of southern Connecticut, the board, with approval from the international CSC network leadership, will collaborate with partner organizations to bring program content and services directly into Connecticut communities extending from Danbury to New London. 
As we are requesting funding for the launch year, based on the implementation process established by the more than 50 open affiliates, the first year will have certain one-time objectives such as site selection for the base of operations. More generally, each year we will measure success based on the number of people who benefit from our program (CSC members or participants) and partnerships with existing organizations and facilities throughout the state -- hospitals, community centers and other local partners.
Specific needs include board members, volunteers, and other people who would like to help.
 
From our launch year (2014) budget, are the following specific needs:
 

Rent and Maintenance

$60,000

Insurance

$5,000

Office Supplies and Postage

$11,000

Telephone and Utilities

$10,000

Office Equipment

$18,000

Database and Website

$5,000

Design, Printing, Marketing

$18,000

Program Materials

$25,000

Audit and Legal Fees

$7,500

Training and Conferences

$11,000

Other Fees

$1,000

 

CEO Statement

Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer. Likely the largest professionally-led network of cancer support worldwide, the organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services. Because no cancer care plan is complete without emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community has a vibrant network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals. This distinguished track record of helping people living with cancer is much needed here in Connecticut.

Board Chair Statement

The board of directors of CSC-SCT has set forth a well-considered implementation plan and fundraising strategy to launch in 2014 and continue to grow both the base of financial support and the number of beneficiaries. As we are requesting funding for the launch year, based on the implementation process established by the more than 50 open affiliates, the first year will have certain one-time objectives such as site selection for the base of operations. More generally, each year we will measure success based on the number of people who benefit from our program (CSC members or participants) and partnerships with existing organizations and facilities throughout the state -- hospitals, community centers and other local partners.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Cancer
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
CSC-SCT is proud to be building the first facility and off-site capacity of its kind in Connecticut, primarily serving the people of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties, however, anyone in the state of Connecticut is welcome to participate in our programs and services.  In the future, we may also expand more directly into northern Connecticut.  
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Thank you very much for your support of the Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut. Your support to CSC-SCT helps further our goal of providing professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge to participants, so that no one faces cancer alone.

Programs
Description

CSC-SCT program has a framework designed by a national team of experts, and will be implemented locally by a licensed health and wellness professional who will adapt our portfolio of offerings to members’ needs. We maintain a gold standard of psychosocial cancer support, recognized around the world as the hallmark of the Cancer Support Community. This commitment allows medical professionals to refer their patients without hesitation, building a strong alliance between our efforts and theirs, and ensures that all members of the community have access to the highest quality – and full spectrum – of services. The diversity of our programming best serves a diversity of needs. By offering a portfolio of psychosocial support services including multiple offerings for group support, education, healthy lifestyle, social activities, information and referrals, our licensed professionals are able to help each member construct a customized plan that serves their individual needs. 

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Success has been widely demonstrated at the national and affiliate level.  We will apply the same criteria once we launch.
Description

Support- Licensed professionals work with each member individually to develop a personalized plan. We offer in-person group sessions, topical networking groups for different types of cancer, and online support options.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members. 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

 CSC-SCT is still and affiliate-in-development, so examples of program success will be available after we launch in 2014.  That said, every affiliate, as well as the national CSC organization, has demonstrated success.
Description

Education- Includes lectures and workshops about cancer and its treatments as well as programs that enhance life skills and coping.  All are presented by experts.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Success has been widely demonstrated at the national and affiliate level.  We will follow the same criteria upon launch. 
Description

Healthy Lifestyle- Includes mind/body programs, exercise classes, and nutrition workshops.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Once we open, we will follow-the same criteria as the very successful national organization and affiliates. 
Description

Social Opportunities- Includes varied activities from jokefests to knitting circles to book clubs to potlucks – and evolves with the preferences of the active community.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

 Once launched, we will apply the same criteria as the national organization and our sister affiliates.
Description

Information and Referrals- Includes a resource library and computer access for self-directed research, as well as referrals to local services.

Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

CSC-SCT’s focus on fostering a warm community environment where members can “come as you are” (as well as programming that includes options for post-treatment and long-term survivors of all ages) allows individuals to remain active members as long as they need support, whether through formal activities or on a drop-in basis. We continually receive feedback from the members and adjust program content and scheduling to some extent, based on the preferences and impact reported by the members.

 Once we open, we will apply the same criteria as our national organization and sister affiliates.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

The board of directors of CSC-SCT has set forth a well-considered implementation plan and fundraising strategy to launch in 2014 and continue to grow both the base of financial support and the number of beneficiaries. As we are requesting funding for the launch year, based on the implementation process established by the more than 50 open affiliates, the first year will have certain one-time objectives such as site selection for the base of operations. More generally, each year we will measure success based on the number of people who benefit from our program (CSC members or participants) and partnerships with existing organizations and facilities throughout the state -- hospitals, community centers and other local partners. 

CEO/Executive Director
Matthew Lesser
Term Start Apr 2014
Email mlesser@cancersupportcommunitysct.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 11
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Mr. Robert Breunig
Company Affiliation Synapse Group
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Loreen Brown
Elizabeth D’Andrea
Susan Ennis
Kristen Garlans
Gerlinde Kehlenbach
Ben Maini
Iain McQueen
Jeanette Mobeck
Brian Reklaitis
Jennifer Stahl
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Dr. Charles Glass Guilford Internal Medicine Group
Mr. Gary Havican Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
Dr. William Kelly Director, Clinical Research Service Yale Cancer Center
Dr. Tish Knobf Yale University School of Nursing
Ms. Wendy Lewis 3 steps to Wellness
Dr. Giovanni Racculia Hematologist Fellow American College of Physicians
Ms. Jean Richo Retired
Ms. Marge Shand RNRetired
Dr. Anna Tirado County Obstetrics & Gynecology Group
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2013
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2013
Projected Revenue $375,000.00
Projected Expenses $87,365.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$24,698$17,208--
Administration Expense$45,833----
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.822.22--
Program Expense/Total Expenses35%100%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$126,385$118,929--
Current Assets$126,385$118,929--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$126,385$118,929--
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments

The Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut (CSC-SCT) is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community – an international network of independently chartered nonprofits that provide professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge to participants, so that no one faces cancer alone.  The Cancer Support Community was formed by the unification of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, and the network now consists of more than 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and online programs. The current year projected income is substantially higher than projected expenses because we will apply income toward the 2014 launch year budget. 

Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by The Community Foundation.  Financial information is input by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation requires three years of financial information from the nonprofit organization; however, this requirement may not be available for some organizations due to their more recent incorporation or formation. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

 

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