CanCare is a network of trained volunteers including cancer survivors, family members of cancer survivors and medical professionals who provide emotional support to others facing cancer. In particular, cancer survivors are trained to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer, while family members of cancer survivors also provide emotional support to family members of cancer patients.
Through collaboration with congregations, corporations and hospitals, CanCare exists to bring resources of encouragement, companionship, information and hope to cancer patients and their families.
- To offer programs and services to help people struggling with cancer to reinvest in life and move toward quality of life.
- To give quality time to cancer patients and their family members to talk about their entire cancer experience, understanding that cancer affects all aspects of life-physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.
- To enable congregations and corporations to provide programs that focus on caring for, understanding and helping each person with cancer to regain a full, normal life-living well and for as long as possible
Volunteer Coordinator in Georgia
Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst
Development Coordinator in Georgia
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Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst is the Director of Counseling Services at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. Neal is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has completed specialized training in pastoral care and counseling. He offers counseling services to individuals, couples and families.
Neal describes his counseling services this way:
Caring for the person as a whole is the heart of my practice. I blend up-to-date behavioral science approaches with personalized care to address your concerns. I believe that a personalized therapeutic process is the key to facing life's difficulties and promotes life enhancing support and change.
Neal's areas of expertise:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Couple's counseling
- Premarital counseling
- Personal and spiritual growth
- Life transitions
- Loss and grief
- Cognitive therapy for negative thinking
Neal is a clinical member of both the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Also, Neal is a certified Imago RelationshipTherapist.
To schedule an appointment with Neal, call 678-467-4909. His e-mail address is email@example.com. Neal's services are fee based and he will discuss his fees when you contact him.
Visit nealkuhlhorst.com to learn more about Neal and his services.
Stephen Ministry at JCPC provides one-to-one lay Christian care to folks experiencing burdens in their lives. We are here to help one and all- you don't have to be a member of JCPC to receive Christian care. Our program is based on the national Stephen Ministries model headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., which has trained almost 500,000 Stephen Ministers since 1975. These ministers have come from 100 Christian denominations representing over 9,000 congregations.
In addition to individual care, the team also administers a New Mothers Visitation program, a Grief Support program, and Stephen Ministers assist in the once monthly Communion Service at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Stephen Ministry also sponsors a monthly Speakers Forum.
Current Ministers also attend bi-monthly Consultation and Support meetings. These sessions are designed to enhance skills, to assist in providing the best possible Christian care and to build a close relational team. Continuing education on pertinent topics and spiritual growth for all the team members are also presented on those nights.