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African American Breast Cancer Alliance Inc

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National

612-825-3675; info@aabacinc.org; submit email through website

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The African American Breast Cancer Alliance Inc. (AABCA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to building and promoting awareness connections education resources and support for African American women men families and communities affected by breast cancer. AABCA offers emotional and social support for breast cancer survivors in addition to culturally specific information.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Emotional-Health

National

703-838-9808

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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) provides a searchable directory for locating licensed marriage and family therapists.

American Cancer Society

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Baton Rouge New Orleans National

800-227-2345; Submit email through website

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a variety of Support-Services and Support-Groups referrals and educational information for patients and their families. ACS offers support through online communities transportation assistance temporary lodging assistance a patient navigator program and more. Information specialists are available to answer questions 24 hours a day and through the Reach to Recovery program volunteers who have adjusted to their breast cancer treatment provide support in-person of by phone to patients and family members.

American Psychological Association

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800-964-2000; helping@apa.org

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The American Psychological Association (APA) has an online help center that provides resources and information on a number of topics. Consumers can order a copy of any brochure addressing emotional concerns such as chronic illness stress and mind-body health free of charge. The website also features a psychologist locator service and information on depression Emotional-Health workplace issues and more is available.

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society

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National

866-276-7443

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The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) offers cancer patients and their caregivers assistance in finding counseling services in their community through a toll-free helpline. If the Helpline staff is unable to locate local Support-Services the APOS mental health counselor from the Helpline will provide over the phone support until professional help is found in the patient’s or caregiver’s community

Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative

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azbreastcancer@JCL.com; Submit email through website

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The Arizona Breast Cancer (ABC) Resource Guide’s mission is to provide quality and comprehensive resources to empower encourage and educate patients and co-survivors through the journey of breast cancer by giving choices where and when it matters most. The Initiative aims to change how Arizona supports young breast cancer survivors their families and caregivers. The website features worksheets designed to provide guidance when speaking with doctors about breast cancer issues a list of upcoming events and resources for financial assistance general living multimedia materials support medical treatment and more. Survivors can also request to be connected with other young survivors.

Cancer Hope Network

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National

877-HOPE-NET (877-467-3638)

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Cancer Hope Network offers free and confidential one-on-one support to those affected by cancer. Cancer patients or family members are matched to trained volunteers that share a similar cancer experience. Questions can also be submitted through online chat.

Cancer Support Community

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National

888-793-9355; Submit email through website

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Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international organization that provides support and education to those affected by cancer. CSC offers online Support-Groups discussion boards and a toll-free cancer support helpline. Members can also create their own personal webpages. The website features information and news addressing a number of topics and free publications can be ordered online. Internet radio show recordings can be accessed through the website and in-depth workshops are available to the public.

CaringBridge

Support-Groups

National

651-789-2300

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CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network that enhances communication between families and loved ones during a health event by offering free easy-to-create websites where people can post heath updates and leave messages. The website also provides access to a calendar the SupportPlanner which can be used to coordinate care and organize tasks

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New-Orleans (CCANO)

Support-Services

New-Orleans

504-523-3755

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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New-Orleans (CCANO) operates 39 different programs throughout the New-Orleans area delivering health and human services to the most vulnerable populations. Services include case management and referrals to many rebuilding and social services programs education employment food and nutrition housing counseling healthcare patient navigation after school programs and more. Appointments are required.

Catholic Community Services

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Baton Rouge

225-336-8700

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Catholic Community Services provides limited financial assistance to eligible individuals for electric and water bills. Counseling employment services financial literacy classes and English classes are also offered.

Celebration Hope Center

Emotional-Health

New-Orleans

504-833-HOPE (4673)

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The Celebration Hope Center is a non-profit outpatient counseling facility that offers individual family and group counseling to those who may be struggling with addictions mental health or life issues. Additional services include educational groups that focus on stress reduction emotional expression intimacy and relationship skills and more. Limited opportunities are available for counseling at a reduced price using a sliding scale based on household income and some insurance companies may cover sessions with counselors.

Chaneyville Community Center

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Baton Rouge

225-654-3309

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The Chaneyville Community Center offers utility rent food and medication assistance to residents of Chaneyville and surrounding areas. Food is available through the food bank and utility rent and medical assistance is offered when funds are available. Eligible individuals must live in one of the following zip codes: 70739 70791 70770 70777.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New-Orleans

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New-Orleans

504-383-3815; info@cbtnola.com

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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New-Orleans provides psychotherapy services for adults and couples. Founded by Dr. Sean Ransom CBTNola offers a variety of therapy services including couples therapy and cancer counseling for both patients and caregivers. Dr. Ransom has applied behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to diverse sets of problem including cancer relationship difficulties mood problems and stress and anxiety. Visit the website to view the various psychotherapy services offered at CBTNola.

Common Ground Health Clinic

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New-Orleans

504-361-9800; 404-931-8881

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The Common Ground Health Clinic is a nonprofit organization that strives to meet the primary care needs of the uninsured and underinsured members of the New-Orleans community. The Clinic offers health education and wellness events including exercise groups healthy cooking classes and programs that focus on nutrition. The group meets every Tuesday at 6 PM for an hour and the last Tuesday of each month for an hour and a half which includes a cooking class. The theme of Health and Wellness Program varies from month-to-month.

Community Christian Concern

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Northshore

985-646-0357

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Community Christian Concern (CCC) provides emergency assistance to individuals in the Slidell area. CCC is staffed with trained counselors who provide emergency aid in the form of food clothing shelter prescription assistance emergency travel and personal items. Services also include referrals and advocacy financial counseling and spiritual and guidance counseling.

Conference for Young Women C4YW

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Young Survival Coalition host the annual Conference for Young Women C4YW an international event for young women under the age of 45 with breast cancer and healthcare professionals. The annual event offers educational programs for survivors families caregivers and healthcare providers addressing the various stages of a young woman's breast cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery or management of metastatic disease. C4YW also features workshops discussing topics such sex and intimacy dating genetics breast reconstruction and survivorship. Visit the website to register for the event and learn more about the event.

Delmont Service Center

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Baton Rouge

225-357-5013; delmont@brgov.com

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The Delmont Service Center offers utility and rent assistance to eligible individuals and assistance is dependent on available funding. The Center’s service areas include the following zip codes: 70805 (some) 70811 70812 70818 (some) and 70739 (some).

Disability.gov

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National

800-FED-INFO (800-333-4636)

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Disability.gov is a federal government website that provides information on disability programs and services offered in communities nationwide. Information on civil rights benefits education employment health housing transportation and more is available and links to resources from federal state and local government agencies are provided.

East Jefferson General Hospital

Support-Services

New-Orleans

504-454-5594; 504-849-6868; Submit email through website

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East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) features a Cancer Care Center which offers a variety of services as well as Support-Groups and comprehensive survivor programs. The Cancer Care Navigator Program provides one-on-one resources to patients and their families guiding patients during their cancer journey. EJGH offers Support-Groups including Bosom Buddies Look Good Feel Good and Cancer Survivors Group. Also EJGH Wellness Center features Living Well With Cancer Program a 3-phase exercise program to relieve stress and elevate mood for cancer patients.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

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National

866-288-RISK (7475); info@facingourrisk.org

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Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and provides educational information resources and support. FORCE offers support through online message boards a toll-free helpline chat rooms and more. The website also features FORCE’s community blog free publications webcasts and a section for special populations including breast cancer survivors and those genetically predisposed to cancer.

Family Service of Greater Baton-Rouge

Emotional-Health

Baton Rouge

225-924-0123; Submit email through website

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Family Service of Greater Baton-Rouge is a family service agency that provides counseling to children and families at an affordable cost. Therapeutic services are offered for adults dealing with anxiety depression family conflicts marital/couple issues job related stress grief and loss and mid-life crisis issues. Fees per session are assessed on sliding scale based on income.

Lady of the Sea Hospital

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Houma

985-632-8316

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At Lady of the Sea Hospital Angels of Encouragement is a cancer support group open to all patients family members and friends. It is held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Little Pink Houses of Hope

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336-213-4733; info@littlepink.org

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Little Pink Houses of Hope provides breast cancer survivors and their families a free week of relaxation beach fun and hope at a beach house given by generous donors. LPH aims to provide survivors and their families a place to relax recover and reconnect with one another and celebrate life. LPH conducts retreats in 14 different locations and 8 states across the United States. Visit the website to view retreat schedule and apply online.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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National

866-674-6327

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance to low income households for their home energy needs.

MealTrain.com

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Contact@mealtrain.com; Submit email through website

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MealTrain.com aims to increase the impact of providing meals to patients living with breast cancer and their families during treatment. Nutrition is essential during cancer treatment and MealTrain.com provides an easy-to-use shared online calendar for scheduling and organizing the delivery of home-cooked meals for friends from friends. The online calender is free of charge allowing multiple friends to contribute to meal giving. Visit the website to begin a meal plan calendar for a loved one.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)

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410-778-1982 msdbc@verizon.net

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Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to mothers of daughters with breast cancer to help them support their daughters and cope with the effects of breast cancer. MSDBC offers support by providing local regional and nationwide communication networks basic medical information about breast cancer and individual support. Based on a daughter’s profile the organization matches the mother with mother volunteers that can provide helpful and supportive advice in a variety of ways – telephone email fax or by letter.

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

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National

202-783-7663

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FindaPsychologist.org is sponsored by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and provides a searchable directory of 11000 licensed psychologists. The website also features resources such as psychology-related videos articles and information on psychology topics such as anxiety and marital and family problems.

New-Orleans East LA Community Health Center

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New-Orleans

504-309-8390

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The New-Orleans East LA Community Health Center (NOELA CHC) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality cost effective primary and preventive care services health education case management as well as behavioral health services to residents of the New-Orleans East community and surrounding neighborhoods who have limited access to health care. The staff provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services for Vietnamese and Hispanic populations.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

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888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669)

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The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) connects qualified patients without prescription drug coverage to programs that will allow them to get the medication they need at a reduced cost or for free.

Pink Link

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Pink-Link provides networking opportunities for survivors family members medical professionals and others. Through Pink-Link’s online database survivors can connect with other survivors with their specific type of breast cancer or in their area. The website features a section where visitors can request free brochures and provides a list of breast cancer resources endorsed by Pink-Link. Members can create personal journals blog receive monthly newsletters and access expert forums that discuss physical exercise holistic health skin care and lymphedema.

Quit With USLA

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

800-QUIT-NOW

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Quit With Us LA is a partnership between the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program (TCP). The Quit With Us LA website is a resource for those who want to quit smoking or help a family member or friend quit smoking and for healthcare providers. The website provides important information on the benefits of quitting tobacco facts tips from former smokers The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline support information free statewide cessation programs online resources for tobacco users and healthcare providers and more. Healthcare providers can enroll in the Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program online which helps providers offer easy and seamless counseling to patients who are ready to quit tobacco.

ReImagine

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National

985-276-6832; Submit email through website

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Reimagine is a free 7 pillar focused program for those touched by cancer, that takes place in the comfort of one’s own home. It aims to help individuals enhance their quality of life and learn effective coping strategies to manage stressors.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church

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Baton Rouge

225-926-5343

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Saint Luke's Episcopal Church holds a general cancer support group for all patients family members and friends.

Samaritan Center

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Northshore

985-626-4457

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The Samaritan Center actively networks with other social service organizations in providing emergency assistance to individuals in the Mandeville area. The Center offers both short-term and long-term assistance which includes food clothing gas personal hygeine items household items school supplies prescriptions and utility assistance. The website also includes a list of referrals including medical and health links as well as job placements.

Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

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Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer at every stage. The organization works with healthcare professionals to provide assistance in developing local cancer programs and brochures and educational booklets addressing the unique needs of young Jewish women and their families can be ordered online. Information on connecting patients to Sharsheret’s survivorship program can also be requested online and a private webinar training is offered by Sharsheret’s clinical staff and can be a meaningful addition to a continuing education program.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

877-521-6242

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law office that offers free legal aid for civil issues to low-income community residents. SLLS works with community groups and social services to provide up-to-date information about legal issues relevant to low-income Louisiana residents including employment issues and government benefits.

SurviveDAT's Genetics Workshop Audio Clips

Genetic-Services

Baton Rouge

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Genetics specialist Dr. Duane W. Superneau MD discussed hereditary cancer risk genetics genetic discrimination and more at SurviveDAT’s Genetics Workshop. Dr. Superneau evaluates and tests individuals and families for possible genetic syndromes and disorders. He provides genetic counseling for his patients and their families to address causes inheritance patterns medical management and recurrence risks for the genetic and non-genetic issues identified during the course of evaluation. Please contact Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Genetic Counseling at (225) 215-1291 for questions and concerns about hereditary predisposition to cancer.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S.

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800-813-HOPE (4673); info@cancercare.org

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs to eligible patients and CancerCare’s oncology social workers are available to provide assistance in locating resources. Cancer-related costs may include transportation home care child care medication lymphedema supplies and more.

Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center

Emotional-Health

New-Orleans

504-398-2168

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Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center - The Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center (CTC) is located on the Our Lady of Holy Cross College campus and provides both individual and group counseling sessions administered by graduate students or post-graduate students. Sessions are $15 for 50 minutes. Call to make appointment.

Tigerlily Foundation

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The Tigerlily Foundation was created to educate young women across the world about breast cancer as well as improve the quality of care and lifestyle of young women affected by breast cancer. The Foundation’s outreach efforts are focused on the survivor and community as a whole including family friends health advocates physicians and researchers. Tigerlily’s Physician Education Program is a web-based education tool that assists healthcare providers in incorporating critical information regarding breast health in young women into their practice.

Total Community Action

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New-Orleans

504-872-0334 504-872-0330

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Total Community Action (TCA) is a non-profit community-based agency that addresses the needs of the poor by providing direct assistance in order to help improve the quality of life. TCA provides a variety of services to low-income individuals and families. TCA connects residents of New-Orleans and Southeast Louisiana to many programs including those that provide utility assistance employment and work development services household financial counseling tax assistance commodity distribution and more.

Touro Infirmary

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New-Orleans

504-897-8678

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Touro Infirmary is a community based not-for-profit faith-based hospital in New-Orleans. Touro’s Supportive Cancer Care Program provides mental emotional spiritual and social support to patients and their families. Patient navigation mental health counseling family support nutritional guidance pastoral care supportive care during chemotherapy and more are offered to Touro patients at no cost. Other programs are open to anyone in the community and include Support-Groups for women the Therapeutic Wellness program Look Good Feel Better a survivorship program smoking cessation and information and resources.

Trinity Counseling and Training Center

Emotional-Health

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504-522-7557

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The Trinity Counseling and Training Center (TCTC) provides affordable personal and family counseling services as well as counseling services on individual issues such as stress anxiety depression or grief.

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network

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New-Orleans

866-662-0630; YBCSN@uab.edu

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The Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network is an initiative of the UAB School of Nursing and offers personal support and education for pre-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families around the greater Birmingham area. The website features resources for survivors co-survivors and children. Survivor resources and educational tip sheets focus on emotions exercise fertility lymphedema body image issues sexuality and more.