Population Group Resources

These organizations provide information related to specific population groups. Most offer connection and emotional support for people of a specific group and their caregivers with helplines, support groups, peer mentors, one-on-one counseling, and online communities.  

Some of these websites have links to other cancer-specific organizations, sources of financial assistance, and help for practical needs facing people of certain population groups.

 

Adolescent to Young Adult

These organizations offer information, tools and programs to help adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Helps adolescents and young adults impacted by cancer live their best lives. Programs to help with fitness, nutrition, or the arts, and a variety of social programs to get together with their peers and have fun.

Provide a variety of social support, advocacy, programming, and services in order to help young adults (16-39) manage their mental healing as well as their physical battle.

Provides free Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) to children fighting with cancer and their families so they can access life-saving cancer treatments and clinical trials.

Helps empower those affected by adolescent and young (AYA) cancer by ending isolation and building community. They have age-appropriate programs and resources.

Devoted to transforming the lives and improving the outcomes of teenagers and young adults with cancer. They provide age-appropriate care, support services, education and programming.

Assists pediatric and young adult cancer survivors so they can thrive throughout and beyond the cancer experience. Connects caregivers, families and survivors to resources and referral networks to help cover the cost of travel during the cancer journey. Based in West Virginia.

The first magazine by and for women with breast cancer meant to provide community and a support network. Each issue contains written and visual work from young women survivors from all over the world. Every issue’s theme is related to younger survivorship: body, mental health, fertility, parenting with cancer, career, identity after diagnosis, relationships and intimacy, and more.

Provides emotional/mental health, social, financial, and spiritual support to allow young adult cancer survivors the ability to cope and thrive.

American Indians & Alaskan Native

These organization provide direct support for Native Americans diagnosed with cancer.

They bring attention to Indigenous cancer burdens and solutions through culturally appropriate community-based programs, training, technical assistance, and culturally-tailored resources.

Provides information on early detection, screening and treatment practices and education on quality of life. Serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Provides cancer prevention and behavioral intervention, cancer screenings, clinical trials, and education.

Provides cancer prevention and behavioral intervention, cancer screenings, clinical trials, and education.

Black and African American

These organizations are committed to spreading awareness, providing resources and supporting Black and African American individuals who are affected by cancer.

Discusses, explains and provides ways to address cancer disparities found within the Black community.

Online health resource providing access to innovative new approaches to the health information that is needed in everyday language to break through disparities, gain control and live life to the fullest.

Health solutions for the mind, body and soul directed toward families.

Discusses health care disparities & gives tips on how to cope with and overcome those disparities.

Education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-45) before, during and after breast cancer.

Provides outreach, education, and support for those impacted by breast cancer.

Provides information, explains risk, shares treatment choices on prostate cancer for African Americans.

LGBTQI+

These organizations work to improve the lives of LGBTQI+ cancer survivors by educating, training, supporting and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Works to improve the health and well-being of the LGBT community through federal and local advocacy, education, training, and research.

Works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk through education, training, and advocacy.

Works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk through education, training, and advocacy.

Raises awareness and diminishes the threat of cancer in the LGBT community through research, education, survivor support and advocacy.

Community, support groups, trusted resources, events, projects, and zines (self-published books).

Latino/Latina

These organizations work to inform, support, and empower hispanics whose lives are affected by cancer.

Help translate for the patient and physician at the time of diagnosis, offer in-hospital and in-home support during surgery and treatment, provide a wide range of Spanish-language support groups for the patients and their children, as well as case management, resource referrals and in-home support for the terminally ill. Based in the Bay Area. 

Promotes healthy behaviors by providing culturally and linguistically proficient education, facilitating early detection screening, and culturally preventative care interventions.

Provides services to the underserved Latino population around issues of breast and other cancers.

A support network promoting outreach and education, bilingual patient navigation, and mental health.

Nationwide community and research network dedicated to solving the issues and burden of Latino cancer.

Men

These organization provide direct support for men diagnosed with cancer or male caregivers.

Provide education, connections, and resources in order to help men successfully move past their cancer experience.

Offering Insight, Education and Support on Male Breast Cancer and Hereditary Cancers.

Resources for men 18 and older who have cared for a loved one facing a health crisis. Helps improve the way that guys think, feel, and act through every phase of their caregiving journey.

Sharing journeys of male breast cancer survivors, connecting and supporting men and their families. 

Focused on raising awareness of prostate cancer for men in different communities, such as the LGBT community. They answer questions, provide information, and connect people with support groups.

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