Crossroads4Hope and its members have reached a milestone: the re-opening of our Bedminster Campus. In March 2020, as the pandemic was spreading in New Jersey, we were forced to close our physical operations and transformed ourselves into a completely virtual organization. At the time, COVID-19 created a great deal of uncertainty in the public, however, all of us at Crossroads4Hope were keenly aware that people with cancer and their families would be disproportionally impacted. Together with our instructors, facilitators, and volunteers, we leaned into the crisis to ensure that our essential cancer support programs, services, and resources continued uninterrupted so we could be here to help anyone affected by cancer who needed support in navigating the isolation, anxiety, and issues around access to care and resources that so many were experiencing.
Thanks to the generosity and support from the community, as well as our partners, donors, and supporters, we scaled our operations to meet the increased need for our services. Now, almost 18 months later, we are excited to officially re-open our doors on September 1. Our main goal always is to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff, and volunteers. We have taken the same approach to our re-opening. We learned early on through one-off, in-person programs held on-site during the pandemic, that while our members saw our virtual programs as a lifeline–keeping them connected with one another and our team–it was not a replacement for being together physically at our Bedminster campus. The bond between members facing cancer and the support they provide to one another and receive from our clinical team is immeasurable: it is the very reason we accelerated the re-opening of our campus and a return to in-person programs. We are equally committed to continuing and expanding the virtual and hybrid offerings developed during the pandemic for the residents of New Jersey and other states who have joined our network of support but can’t get to Bedminster.
We will continue to monitor all state and local guidance, and will abide by any new regulations that may be adopted. Please click here to read our Program Director Katherine Schaible’s statement regarding our program plans, and the safety and health protocols for onsite programs.
I continue to wish you and your loved ones all the best during this difficult time.
Chief Executive Officer