The Oncology Supportive Care Services Department was founded in 1993 to address cancer patients’ emotional needs; the department’s goal is to decrease distress by responding to patients’ and their families’ fears and concerns. Our staff includes psychologists, social workers and a support team. We offer low-cost individual and family counseling as it relates to cancer. We support patients during cancer treatment on a case-by-case basis. For example, if a patient is anxious about a procedure or treatment, we’ll accompany the patient and perhaps lead a relaxation or imaging exercise. We provide multiple support groups and other services, such as meditation classes and art classes; and host holiday parties and trips to sporting events for children of cancer patients.