Social Work


         Sharlynn Flores, LCSW                                Neshama Marcus, LCSW, OSW-C                         Sharon Zarate, LCSW

East Brunswick, Monroe, Robbinsville                Breast Center, Bridgewater, Somerset               Edison, Jersey City, Rutherford

               732-724-2614                                                       732-853-1038                                                  732-724-3025


Oncology Social Workers help patients, families, and caregivers cope with cancer and its many challenges by providing concrete and supportive services. 

We provide information, referrals, and assistance with coordination for:

Astera Social Work staff facilitate monthly Compass programs to help patient and families better navigate the cancer journey.  Click here for a list of upcoming Compass programs here.

For more information about Social Work services, please contact Neshama Marcus, LCSW, Director of Social Work, at
732-853-1038 or



Our Social Workers will assist with coordination of transportation using county options (for individuals either 60+ years of age or can show proof of disability if under age 60) or foundation subsidies.  For more information or assistance, please contact 732-853-1038 or

If you receive Medicaid benefits, please visit this website: