State Resources

In addition to the state chapters of several national cancer organizations, there are numerous local nonprofits in each state to support those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Need resources in your state or have one that you’d like us to include? Email Joyce and let us know.

 

Arizona

Community Information and Referral Services –  Linking individuals and families to vital community services throughout Arizona.

Cancer Survivors Circle of Strength of ArizonaVolunteer community bringing support to those touched by cancer

The SingletonsPractical support for those battling cancer

Assistance in Healthcare ArizonaFinancial assistance

Check for a LumpDirect assistance with free wigs and mammograms

Tucson Cancer ConquerorsHealthy cancer survivorship with a focus on exercise, nutrition, education, and support

Cancer Support Community FlagstaffPrograms that include evidenced-based support groups, movement, therapeutic arts, health, nutrition, and education seminars.

The Joy Bus Charity – The Joy Bus is a Not for Profit organization whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with fresh Chef Inspired meals.

Camp Kesem – supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with fun year-round activities, events and a free weeklong summer camp.

A 2nd Act – Girls Night Out events, workshops, annual storytelling performance, annual micro grants for women survivors of all cancers.

Bald Beauties Project – Empowering & impacting the lives of children & young adults affected by pediatric cancer. Providing professional photo shoots, teen comfort kits, a bereavement retreat & research grants for pediatric AML.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona – Candlelighters supports, serves and advocates for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer, their families, long term survivors and bereaved families. Summer camps and other monthly events.

Courtney’s Courage, Inc. – Courtney’s Angel Paks (customized admission bags), Financial Support for rent/mtg/utilities/gas/groceries, Moms Dinner Out, Teen & Young Adult Support Group, Bereavement Retreat.

Face the Fight – Face the Fight is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, complementary wellness services to patients who are currently or have previously battled cancer.

Loving Hands of Healing Hope – To provide integrative spa services to women and men actively undergoing treatment for cancer.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – The NOCC is a valuable resource, providing emotional and community support for Survivors and their loved ones while providing funding for research and medical advancements.

 

 

 

 

Arizona Oncology FoundationIntegrative and supportive services for those affected by cancer

Arizona Department of Health ServicesResources and information for those with cancer and their families

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona Resources and support for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer  – Comfort bags and pet therapy for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer

AZ Law HelpLegal assistance for medical, insurance, and disability

Arizona Myeloma NetworkSupport for those diagnosed with myeloma and their families

Cancer Support Community PhoenixSupport groups, education, social connections, healthy lifestyle

Latino Program

Southern Arizona Support Organizations – These nonprofits offer support services & programs to those with cancer & their families

Crisis Response Network – provides crisis call center services by connecting individuals and families to the help they need

Mindful Meanderings – Guided walks focusing on the healing benefits of mindfulness, nature, and gratitude to enhance the well-being of those touched by cancer. Held in various outdoor Tucson locations.

Quilt For a Cause – We organize the donation and marketing of hand-crafted quilts to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide treatment, support services and research for breast and gynecologic cancers.

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Providing housing, transportation and support to families while their child is in the hospital.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association – Patients and families. Local monthly support group, annual conference, free educational materials, on-line support.

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services – Emotional support for children and their families when there is a serious medical condition or death loss. We offer our services at no charge.

University of Arizona Cancer Center – Offering integrative services and classes including yoga, tai chai, meditation, lymphedema movement, acupuncture, massage, reiki, craniosacral, reflexology and more, as well as various support groups. 520-694-1855

YMCA of Southern Arizona – 12 week exercise program for cancer survivors (anyone from the moment of diagnosis and on). Livestrong@tucsonymca.org.

 

Southern Arizona Support Organizations

 

Nebraska State Resources

Columbus Cancer Care Foundation: patient access to care (transportation and lodging), cancer support group, community resource room with educational materials, hats/wigs, lift chairs

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Emotional support/mental health

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Local Transportation Resources

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Air Transportation Resources

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Columbus Community Hospital’s Thrive Cancer Rehabilitation Care
One-on-one consultation to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side effects of cancer treatment.

Columbus Community Hospital’s A Time to Heal
12-week program for physical, emotional and spiritual healing following cancer treatment.

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