Coping with Illness Program

Illness has an uncanny way of interrupting our plans. At Milestones and Transitions, we will help you make new plans. We will spend time with you to get to know what is important to you, and we will work with your family and with your medical team to learn about your illness and identify your needs. We will call on your personal, familial and community resources as appropriate to meet your needs. Based on our understanding of the impact of your illness on your overall situation, our professional assessment will make recommendations which are intended to bring you the peace and confidence which we now know to be so essential to maximizing the benefits of your treatment.

Real life examples

35 year old single mom of a 7 year old boy, arrives in Toronto to take up an exciting promotion in a small but developing national company. She and her son have lived in a small city in Manitoba. They do no know anybody in Toronto. They will miss their extended family but tell themselves they are just a phone call or e-mail away. School started... Keep Reading


The social worker possesses expert knowledge about navigating the medical and social systems that frequently present barriers to the client. Social workers are experts in communication with families, and also between the client and family and the healthcare team, since they draw upon the family’s experience in a unique way and guide the team in their interactions with them.
– Ref: Council on Social Work Education.”

Through it all, I have learned that tomorrow is never promised to anyone-so you should live to-day as best you can. That is my motto I try to live by because I don’t know what the future will hold. None of us do. But it helps me to know that my Dana-Faber team continues to be the wind beneath my wings, helping me realize that I not only can survive after cancer – I can thrive.
– Ref: a breast cancer patient at Dana- Faber Hospital, Boston, Mass.

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Many employment benefit packages include services from a Registered Social Worker. Check your benefit package.

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