CHN x Atlantic Health System partnership

Don't navigate your cancer journey alone.

Cancer impacts every aspect of a patient’s life, and many challenges arise outside of medical treatment that patients and caregivers are often left to navigate on their own.

Atlantic Health System is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to people impacted by cancer, which includes peer support for individuals facing breast cancer under their care. Their collaboration initative with Cancer Hope Network matches patients receiving care for breast cancer at Atlantic Health System with a trained peer mentor who has been through a similar cancer experience, while also offering a platform for cancer survivors to give back to their community by volunteering as peer mentors. 

Making Connections Where They're Needed Most

The program reflects the organizations’ shared commitment to holistic cancer care and community empowerment. The new Breast Cancer Peer Support Program is an important part of a whole-person, patient-centered approach to cancer care and is a pathway to hope that is available at any point in a cancer journey. The program also leverages the expertise and resources of both organizations, bringing together a multidisciplinary team comprising Social Work, Breast Nurse Navigators, Integrative Support Services, Oncology Managers, Community Volunteers, and Cancer Hope Network staff. 

Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one peer support for cancer patients, survivors, and those who love them. Trained survivor and caregiver volunteer mentors provide support from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. They have faced more than 80 different types and subtypes of cancer, speak 15 languages, and are prepared to offer hope and guidance through a wide variety of challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

Get Matched

Navigating a cancer journey is hard. Connecting with someone who understands is easy. Cancer Hope Network connects cancer patients and their loved ones with trained Peer Mentors who care because they’ve been there and have undergone a similar cancer journey. Our Peer Mentors are a listening ear who can provide empathetic support and give you the freedom to show up exactly how you are in each moment, moving at the pace that works for you.

To connect with a Peer Mentor who understands, simply click on the ‘Get Matched’ button below to request a free, confidential match.


If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver who is looking to give back by joining our team as a volunteer Peer Mentor, please click on the link below and a member of our Programs Team will contact you. All Cancer Hope Network Peer Mentor volunteers receive initial and ongoing training, support from our professional staff, and plenty of opportunities to connect with other survivor and caregiver Peer Mentors from all over the country. Join us today!


Your gift creates hope. With your help and generosity, we are ensuring that patients and caregivers facing any kind of cancer are connected to a volunteer. 

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 20,000 team members and 5,440 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 14 counties and 7.5 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 550 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.

The system includes Atlantic Medical Group, part of a physician enterprise that makes up one of the largest multispecialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,600 physicians and advance practice providers. Joined with Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners they form part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. 

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 24 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health. 

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region. 

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.