National Organizations that offer support services:
If you know of organizations that offer free or discounted comfort or support programs to cancer patients or caregivers, please feel free to send us that information and we will include it here.
Meals on Wheels –
Restrictions on who is eligible varies from state to state, so be sure to contact your local Meals on Wheels office to see if you qualify. http://www.mowaa.org
Meditation / Yoga
Many studios offer free introductory yoga or meditation classes. A quick internet search will help you to find them, or feel free to contact the Elixir Fund if you would like help finding classes in your local area.
Lululemon Athletica – not only offers Yoga clothing, but many of the stores offer complimentary yoga classes as well. Please check their web site for a location near you and please CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR before doing any time of fitness or yoga. http:lululemon.com.
Cancer Hope Network – One-on-One Emotional Support –CHN is a national, non-profit support organization, which offers free, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families. CHN matches people going through a diagnosis with a trained volunteer cancer survivor who had a similar cancer experience and got through it. This support is provided via telephone by 400 trained volunteers who have all recovered and are once again leading productive lives. By giving recently diagnosed patients the gift of Hope, CHN helps them to successfully cope with their cancer and its treatment. cancerhopenetwork.org
Cancer Care– Cancer Care is a nonprofit organization that provides counseling, support groups, educational workshops, and financial assistance to cancer patients. Available financial support varies based on the type of cancer you have but may include assistance with transportation, homecare, childcare, co-payments, and pain medications. For information on all of the services Cancer Care offers visit cancercare.org, or to find out specifically about their financial assistance, click here.
CancerHawk– Cancer Hawk connects patients and caregivers with the services and products they need to make their cancer journey easier. Find information based on diagnosis, messages of hope and inspiration, or gain knowledge about the latest advances in treatment on their web site. For a direct link to information about a variety of financial resources, click here.