How to find resources — even when you’re not sure of what you need
A cancer diagnosis comes with plenty of twists and turns. The American Cancer Society can help you develop a road map. In addition to the Society’s free programs and services, we can connect you to community resources for such things as financial aid, childcare help, psychological services and physical assistance for cancer patients.
What kinds of community resources do you track?
- General short-term assistance such as emergency housing, clothing, food and other basic living needs, financial aid, and crisis hotlines.
- Health services, including cancer screenings, nutrition counseling, prescription drug assistance, home health care, smoking cessation and general wellness programs.
- Cancer-related support groups and programs for cancer patients and survivors, including children with cancer.
- Family and caregiver support, including childcare programs and counseling services.
How does the American Cancer Society help?
- We continually collect and update information on state and community-based resources.
- Our staff uses this central data base to identify resources for your situation and unique needs.
- We may not have all the answers, but you can count on our professional, compassionate staff to help cut through the clutter as you figure out what’s possible and what’s not.