We've updated our information as of 4/29/2020:

Cancer Connection’s Center and Thrift Shop are currently closed.

Gov. Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to close until at least May 18th and issued an advisory for state residents “to stay home and limit all unnecessary activities.” For the safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers during this crisis, we are making every effort to communicate with and provide services to those in need through remote means. We appreciate your patience as we adapt to this changed work environment. Thank you for your support for Cancer Connection during this time. Your gift provides hope and strength to those facing cancer now and in the future. Please click here to learn ways to donate. Please check here for updates on our response to this ongoing crisis. For more information about the Cancer Connection Thrift Shop closure, check their page for updates.
Thank you.

IMPORTANT NEWS for anyone seeking support while dealing with cancer or for anyone who is a loved one or caregiver:

Call us at 413-586-1642 Our Befrienders are available to talk, listen, share information, and offer our services where we can during this time of in-person closure. If you do not reach a Befriender, please leave a message. We will call you back as soon as possible.

Since we can't bring you inside our living room today, we'd like to share the calming sound of a singing bowl. This was recorded in our living room along with an image from our new oriental rug (Thank you CC Thrift Shop!). It's 23 seconds of Zen to calm the soul. Click here to enjoy. 


a place to find strength.

Cancer Connection offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources. All of our offerings are free of charge. There is much to be gained from learning to team with the medical system and draw on our own strengths, a constellation of integrative therapies, and the wisdom of our peers who have traveled the same road before us.

Cancer Connection living roomCancer Connection is at heart a living room, a place to find kindness, understanding, energy, laughter and respite. Our homelike, handicap-accessible center is located at 41 Locust Street (Route 9) in Northampton. We invite you to come in to talk with a staff member or a trained volunteer for help sorting out priorities, medical questions, family, work or legal issues. Although we can offer referrals and information, our goal is to give you time… time to figure out what it is that is most complicating in your life because of the cancer and to help you find ways to unravel the knots.

As of March 16, 2020 - Telephone-only Befriending will continue during our usual drop-in hours.

Call us at: 413-586-1642.

Monday: 10 to 2 PM

Tuesday: 10 to 2 PM

Wednesday: 10 to 12 PM

Thursday: 10 to 2 PM

If those times aren’t convenient, please call 

Cancer Connection and we’ll find a time that fits!


Since its founding in 2000 by Deb Orgera and Jackie Walker, Cancer Connection has dedicated itself to creating a creative environment emphasizing vitality and good times rather than isolation and illness. We are able to offer our services free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the individuals, corporations and foundations that support our work.

Learn how Cancer Connection provided comfort to one of our participants here.


Phone : (413) 586-1642 FAX (413) 280-0223

Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060