American Cancer Society800-227-2345
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. Click here for more information.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society866-276-7443
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. Click here for more information.
Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiativeazbreastcancer@JCL.comSubmit email through website
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. Click here for more information.
Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center225email@example.com
Baton Rouge General's Penninton Cancer Center offeres many resources such as, genetic counseling services, patient navigation, and a Cancer Wellness Program. Classes are available for newly diagnosed cancer patients which provide information on treatment, local and national cancer resources, coping mechanisms and nutrition during cancer treatment. The class is provided by a social worker, oncology nurse and registered dietitian. The patient navigation service heavily focuses on breast cancer, but is a service offered to all cancer patients. They also offer robust oncology rehabilitation services, including a lymphedema program and support group, as well as free Lebed Method exercise classes. Click here for more information.
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BreastCancerTrials.org is a free, nonprofit clinical trial service that helps breast cancer patients, survivors, or those at risk find clinical trials that might be right for them. It features easy-to-read trial summaries and a Trial Alert Service that notifies users of newly added trials that match their health history. Users can also browse trials by categories including Young Survivors, Fertility Preservation, Supportive Care and Screening. Click here for more information.
The Breast Center of Acadiana
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The Breast Center of Acadiana is a comprehensive breast imaging center dedicated to providing women with the highest level of breast care in the Lafayette area. In addition to offering mammograms and breast MRI, BCA also provides referrals for genetic counseling and newly diagnosed survival kits. BCA has two support groups that meet monthly: Sisters of Hope and Pink Ribbon Diva specifically for young breast cancer patients which meets the last Wednesday of each month. Click here for more information.
Cancer Association of
Greater New Orleans504-733-5539
Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) is a non-profit United Way community impact partner that aims to fight cancer through research, education, and patient services. CAGNO provides assistance for prescription pain and treatment medication and supplies to those who cannot afford these necessities and/or do not qualify for government assistance. CAGNO’s latest collaboration, Breastoration, seeks to provide additional financial aid to eligible women seeking breast reconstruction. Cancer educational and informational seminars and materials are also offered by CAGNO. Click here for more information.
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge is a local, independent, nonprofit United Way Member Agency that helps clients in a 10 parish area with advocacy, referrals and healthcare navigation free of charge. Services include support groups, counseling, exercise programs, a library resource center, direct assistance programs for qualified clients and more. Click here for more information.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans504-523-3755
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. Click here for more information.
Center for Restorative
The Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery serves as a resource for women seeking advanced methods of breast reconstruction. The Center performs a number of different procedures, including BRCA reconstruction for women that are genetically predisposed to breast cancer, and the Center's board certified physicians specialize in state-of-the-art breast reconstructive techniques. Lymphedema treatment and quarterly support group meetings are also offered. Check the website for information regarding upcoming EnCourage support group meetings and to download a free app that will guide users through the breast reconstruction process. Click here for more information.
Cleaning For a Reasoninfo@cleaningforareason.org
Cleaning for a Reason is a nonprofit organization that partners with maid services to offer free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. Click here for more information.
EBeauty Community Inc.800-617-8967
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EBeauty Community Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through the EBeauty Community, Wig Exchange Program, and other initiatives. The Wig Exchange Program permits someone to make a charitable gift of a wig and allows women undergoing treatment for cancer to obtain a wig which may be unaffordable or unobtainable otherwise. The EBeauty Resource center provides local and national listing of services, providers, information, support groups, and websites. Click here for more information.
Journey Forward is a program developed by a collaboration of organizations for healthcare professionals and their patients who have recently completed active treatment for cancer. The program promotes the use of Survivorship Care Plans, which typically include information regarding late- and long-term effects of cancer treatment, a list of support resources and more. The Survivorship Care Plan Builder is a free, easy-to-use software program that can assist oncology professionals in quickly creating customized care plans and can be accessed through Journey Forward’s website. Resources for patients, professionals, and advocacy groups are also listed on the website. Click here for more information
The mission of Kids Konnected is to provide friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer. Support services include bereavement counseling, local support groups, an emergency hotline and more. The website features helpful resources for children, teens, and parents. Click here for more information
(Support for Children)
Latinas Contra Cancer 888-LCC-8110
Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) aims to meet the health care needs of Latinos affected by cancer by providing cancer health education, patient navigation, and psychosocial family support group services targeted at underserved and low income, Spanish speaking populations. Case management, including phone counseling, and resource referrals is offered by LCC, and the website features an extensive list of nationwide and international resources and educational websites. Click here for more information
Linking A.R.M.S Program800-813-HOPE (4673)email@example.com
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. Click here for more information.
Little Pink Houses of Hope336firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click here for more information.
LIVESTRONG is an organization that provides support services, programs, and education to empower those affected by cancer. The organization offers navigation services, which provides free, confidential support through education, referrals, and counseling to anyone affected by cancer. The program assists with fertility information; financial, insurance, and work concerns; counseling and local resources; and treatment concerns. Click here for more information.
LIVESTRONG Care Plan855-220-7777
The LIVESTRONG Care Plan is free online tool that allows survivors to create individualized plans for post-treatment care. Click here for more information.
Living and Eating Wellnwaldeck@tasteandsavor.com
Living and Eating Well was started by Shayna Komar, a registered dietitian, and Chef and breast cancer survivor, Nancy Waldeck. Chef Nancy and Shayna provide nutritional information and tools to build a stronger, healthier mind, body and spirit for patients diagnosed with cancer. The women of Living and Eating Well provide nutrition counseling for patients affected by cancer, as well as speak at events and conferences. Visit the website to learn more and view numerous healthy recipes. Click here for more information.
Look Good . . . Feel Better800-395-5665
Look Good . . . Feel Better is a public service program that teaches cancer survivors about skin care, hair care and wigs, makeup application techniques, and nail care to help them combat some of the treatment-related side-effects. The website features step-by-step instructions for each topic and group programs can be searched for locally. The Look Good . . . Feel Better toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day. Click here for more information.
Lydia Cancer Association 337-367-1192
Lydia Cancer Association is an organization that hosts breast cancer awareness as well as provides finanicial assistance for supplements, prescriptions, medical expenses and transportation to and from treatment. Services are provided for patients in Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes. Cancer patients must provide physician referral in order to apply for services via online application. Click here for more information.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers patient services such as patient navigation, genetic counseling and testing, and a comprehensive exercise and wellness program. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBP) also provides screening and detection programs, education, patient support services, and a survivorship program. Click here for more information.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides a variety of cancer care services, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center's services include patient navigation, support groups, genetic counseling, free cancer screenings, education, coping resources and more. The Center's Wig Resource Room provides wig and hats and offers fittings by appointment. Click here for more information.
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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. Click here for more information.
Men Against Breast Cancer866-547-MABC (6222)
Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is the first and only national non-profit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers for the women they love when cancer strikes. MABC offers a national mammography program, educational workshops, national conferences for caregivers, and resources. The National Mammography Program is targeted to low-income, underinsured and underserved women, and the Partners in Survival educational workshop focuses on helping men understand the physical and emotional needs of their female partners, thereby improving the quality of patient survivorship. For the Women We love: A Breast Cancer Action Plan and Caregiver’s Guide for Men is available for purchase at a discounted price or instant download on the website. Click here for more information.
Miles Perret Cancer Services337-984-1920
Miles Perret Cancer Services is a comprehensive resource center for families facing a cancer diagnosis, offering a wide range of services and programs provided at no charge. MPCS provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients to cover the cost of transportation to get to and from treatment. They also offers a breast cancer support group which meets the first Tuesday of each month, as well as yoga, pilates, and other group exercise classes at the wellness center. In addition, MPCS offers mastectomy items, wigs, hats, scarves, and nutritional supplements, as well as a resource library to educate patients on every cancer. Visit the website to view MPCS's monthly calender of programs and events. Click here for more information.
Mommy Has Breast Cancer877-386-7322
Mommy Has Breast Cancer recognizes the challenges of raising a family with the difficulties of cancer diagnosis. It aims to serve women and families affected by breast cancer by providing support services such as child-friendly educational books, childcare, transportation assistance, housekeeping, and healthy prepared meal delivery to help patients undergoing treatment. Visit website to register for support services which last up to 3 months upon request. Click here for more information.
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer410-778-1982
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. Click here for more information.
My Hope Chest727-642-4243
My Hope Chest is a national breast reconstruction organization that provides funding for breast cancer survivors that desire reconstruction but are uninsured or lack the financial means. The website features breast reconstruction information, survivor stories, and resources. Click here for more information.
National Lymphedema Network800-541-3259
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides educational information and guidance to lymphedema patients, service providers, and the general public. The NLN offers a toll-free support hotline, and the NLC Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund provides eligible patients with assistance in obtaining necessary lymphedema garments. Click here for more information.
New Orleans East, LA
Community Health Center504-309-8390
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. Click here for more information.
Ochsner Health System504-842-3910
Ochsner Health System is a not-for-profit organization that provides general cancer information and patient support services. The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center features innovative treatment options in cancer care, including urologic, gynecologic, and surgical services, as well as extensive clinical cancer research. Ochsner is staffed with registered nutritionists, as well as certified oncology social workers who provide counseling and community referrals to clinic patients and their families. The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center features Healing Yoga For Cancer Patients every Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:15pm. Ochsner’s breast cancer support group and general cancer support group are offered monthly to all cancer patients and their support persons. Click here for more information.
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center1-877-342-2035
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center strives to provide the best quality of care to meet the needs of patients. The Lourdes Cancer Network offers patients and their families a full range of oncology services in Acadiana. It is staffed with a team of oncologists as a well as a Nurse Navigator who serves as a caretaker, educator, and advocate for cancer patients, coordinating patient care throughout the continuum of cancer services. It also offers an Outpatient Breast Center Cancer Lymphedema Program and Survivorship Program- Camp Bluebird, as well as a support group for cancer patients. Click here for more information.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center225-765-6426
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers patient services such as patient navigation, genetic counseling and testing, a comprehensive exercise and wellness program, free cancer screenings, educational information and more. Click here for more information.
Pink Ribbon Girls937-545-6199
Pink Ribbon Girls is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide educational and social support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. PRG offers support and free services, including housekeeping, babysitting, meals and transportation for those in treatment, through the Simply Fit and NO Age NO Stage programs. Survivors can become a member online and receive access to a national database of resources and monthly coffee talks. Click here for more information.
Quit With US,LA800-QUIT-NOW
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. Click here for more information.
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SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer aims to create and maintain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. All services are free of charge and include telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities. SHARE offers support for survivors and caregivers and hosts educational programs either in-person of by webinar. The website features breast cancer information, links, blogs, videos, and webinars, including a webinar on dating and relationships after breast cancer. SHARE’s Calendar of Programs is created quarterly and the next calendar will include a webinar on having children after cancer. Click here for more information.
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. Sharsheret offers support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at an increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and educational resources. Support, services, and resources are available for young women, caregivers, partners, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, community liaisons and more. Sharsheret’s programs are open to all women and men and include a Peer Support Network, a phone-based support group for women with advanced breast cancer, a survivorship kit, Sharsheret Educational Resource Booklet Series and much more. Click here for more information.
(Caregiver Support/Survivor Kit)
Started by two breast cancer survivors, sisters4hope created pink ribbon seat belt cushions in order to minimize the discomfort from the seat belt during or after breast cancer treatments. The cushion is a memory foam pad which velcros to the seat belt strap which reduces the discomfort for women who have undergone a breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, and/or breast reconstruction. Sisters4hope donates $1 for every pad solde to a breast cancer charity, so visit the website to purchase a cushion for you or your loved one. Click here for more information.
Sisters Supporting Sisters
- Baton Rouge (SSS-BTR)
Sisters Supporting Sisters-Baton Rouge (SSS-BTR) is a nonprofit organization for African American breast cancer survivors. SSS-BTR provides a support group to express fears, frustrations, and concerns. SSS-BTR also has several programs that work in areas of advocacy, education outreach, networking and more. Click here for more information.
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Stupid Cancer is a nonprofit organization that builds online and offline support communities for young adults affected by cancer. The foundation provides age-appropriate resources and support services nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, conferences, and a weekly live talk radio webcast, The Stupid Cancer Show. Click here for more information.
SuperBetterSubmit email through website
SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers to help people achieve their health goals or recover from illness or injury. SuperBetter builds personal resilience by strengthening social support systems and increasing stamina, willpower and focus. The app is available for IOS5 (iPhones and iPads) and can be played on any browser by visiting the website. Click here for more information
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national website provides access to comprehensive breast cancer information, interactive educational tools, webinars, message boards, and advocacy news and opportunities. The breast cancer helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with questions or concerns about breast cancer, including access to resources for financial issues, legal assistance, and emotional support. Click here for more information.
Telling Kids About Cancer
Telling Kids About Cancer is a web tool developed to support parents in sharing the news that they have cancer with their children. The support tool includes conversation guidelines and stories from other parents who have told their children about their cancer diagnosis. The website features age-appropriate advice, resources, and a cancer glossary. Click here for more information.
The Tigerlily Foundation is committed to educating and improving 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. The Foundation offers educational programs, resources, a breast cancer toolkit and support services. Support programs are limited to young women (15-40 years old) currently going through breast cancer treatment and include peer support, financial assistance, housecleaning, meal preparation services and more. Through the Foundation’s Fearless Females Program, survivors can share their journey and empower other young women that may be unsure about their future and how to adjust to post-treatment effects. Click here for more information.
Total Community Action
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. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the TNBC community, increasing public awareness of the disease, and supporting TNBC specific research. In partnership with CancerCare, the Foundation offers professional support services to patients, families, and service providers coping with a TNBC diagnosis through the TNBC Helpline. Helpline staff can also assist callers in applying for co-pay assistance, transportation, and other social services. The website features a guide to understanding TNBC, information regarding research efforts, TNBCF’s Clinical Trial Matching Service, webcasts, links to resources, TNBC forums, and a list of past and upcoming events. Click here for more information.
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides support services, education, and networking opportunities for adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. The organization offers remote patient navigation services, educational resources and literature, peer mentoring, a clinical trial matching service, outreach programs, and more. The website features a blog, cancer support stories, and videos, and copies of the “No Way. It Can’t Be!” survival guidebook can be downloaded or requested online. Click here for more information.
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
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West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, located in Lake Charles, LA, has services available to breast cancer survivors and patients. This includes the Pink Crusade Support Group and The Breast Health Navagation program. The Pink Crusade Support group is a free support group that meets monthly every 2nd Thursday at 6pm. Women are provided with answers to common questions surrounding breast cancer and will receive support through every aspect of their disease. Click here for more information.
West Jefferson Medical Center 504-349-6300
West Jefferson Medical Center is a community, not-for-profit health system that provides a range of programs and services, including patient support services, support groups, community resources and events. The Cancer Center is staffed with dedicated physicians, nurses, nutritionists, counselors, and a social worker and offers patient navigation to address the changing needs of patients. The comprehensive program includes Palliative Care, a Survivorship Clinic, Clinic Trials, and support groups such as the Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group, Cancer Survivorship Program, Look Good...Feel Better, Lymphedema Support Group and more. Click here for more information.
Woman’s Hospital offers cancer care and support services, including genetic counseling and testing, Cancer Health and Fitness Program, patient education, and breast cancer patient navigation. The breast cancer navigator is available to answer general questions regarding getting screened and treated as well as provide information on other community services. Woman’s Mobile Mammography Coach provides screenings to women regardless of their health insurance coverage. Click here for more information.
Young Sisters Initiative:
A Guide to a Better You
The Young Sisters Initiative: A Guide to a Better You (YSI)! is an online program developed by Sisters Network Inc. YSI provides African American young breast cancer survivors with easy-to-read, culturally appropriate information and resources regarding breast cancer, treatment, genetic testing, emotional wellness, and sexual and reproductive health. Click here for more information.
YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge225-383-0681
The YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge provides medically underserved women with breast and cervical education, screening referral services, and support services through the community outreach program, ENCOREplus. Click here for more information.
Young Survival Coalition877-YSC-1011(877-972-1011)email@example.com
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) provides education, peer-support, and networking opportunities for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Educational materials, including books, DVDs, brochures, and navigation tools, can be ordered online. The navigation tools include resource kits that provide organizational, informational, and support tools for newly diagnosed women and young women living with metastatic breast cancer. The website features online support communities, discussion boards, survivor stories and more. NEW!! YSC now has a long term survivors tab as well a newly diagnosised tab for the specific need of each survivor stage. Click here for more information.