Community and national cancer care and support resources
Local and national organizations
American Cancer Society
National Call Center: 1-800-227-2345
Everett (WA) Call Center: 1-800-729-5588
- Provides educational materials, information & referrals, prostheses
- Wig bank and TLC catalog - low cost head coverings, bras and prosthesis
- Transportation programs - call Everett office for qualification criteria
- Room for Life - Hotel rooms for patients from out of town
- Reach to Recovery - Buddy program
- Cancer Survivors Network - online support group
Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation
Provides ongoing one-on-one support by breast cancer survivors for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Resource Center
3502 S. 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405 [MAP]
Offers all services at no cost: one-on-one support from a breast cancer survivor, client services coordinator, library, wig bank, head coverings, support groups, prostheses and bras, yoga classes, relaxation class.
- CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.
- CancerCare programs - include counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help - are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Cancer Information Line
- Answers to questions about cancer
- Help with quitting smoking
- Cancer Lifeline offers a wide range of programs, support groups, classes, activities and presentations aimed at optimizing the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors and their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers.
- Telephone Lifeline: Cancer Lifeline volunteers answer the toll free phone line. Volunteers are well trained, supportive, caring listeners. Patients, family members, or friends who call with questions about any part of the cancer experience can speak frankly and openly; their concerns are always taken seriously.
Cancer Survivors Project
A community resource for long term survivors of cancer.
- 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747): 24-hour assistance for people with emotional crisis.
- 1-800-621-4636: For 211 Community Information Line. Available from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. to provide community resources and information for social and human services.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Survivorship Program
A comprehensive site that includes information and resources for people who have or are going through cancer treatment.
- Main phone: 206-667-2814
- To schedule an appointment: 206-288-7646 or toll free 1-866-543-4272
- E-mail: email@example.com
Gilda's Club Seattle
Details about programs that give social and emotional support to individuals and families dealing with cancer. Call for a free program brochure.
- Hopelink serves homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities, promoting self-sufficiency for all members of our community.
- Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland, Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline and Sno-Valley.
- Transportation to medical appointments is provided to all Medicaid patients in King County.
LIVESTRONG – Lance Armstrong Foundation
1-866-235-7205, open 9 am to 5 pm, E.S.T.
- The LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare program offers counseling services, help with financial, employment or insurance issues and information about treatment options and new treatments in development.
- LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare is for all cancer survivors, including those diagnosed, caregivers, family and friends.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Connection and support that will help you manage a breast cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Live telephone coverage on Tuesdays. On other days calls are returned by volunteers within 24 hours.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Connection and support that will help you manage a breast cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyondThe oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country. This organization provides advocacy for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.
360-457-5141, limited hours, call first
Provides no cost support groups, prosthesis, wigs, head coverings, mammogram vouchers and limited financial assistance for transportation.
Patient Advocate Foundation
National non-profit that uses case managers & healthcare attorneys to act as a liaison for complex situations (clinics should help first with simpler problems) between patients and insurers, employers, creditors, etc. Supported by professional organizations, universities and pharmaceutical companies.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
A global leader in the fight against breast cancer. Supports innovative research & community-based outreach activities. The local affiliate supports grant writing workshops in July and The Partner Institute in August. Puget Sound Breast Cancer Information & Resource Guide: Finding Your Way to Wellness, 4th Edition available at no cost.
Team Survivor Northwest
Broad range of fitness and education programs at any stage of recovery, at any fitness level. Cycling, triathlons, mountain climbing, hiking, yoga and more. Latina outreach program.
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
800-221-2141 or Spanish: 800-986-9505
Offers a 24-hour Hotline for anyone who needs breast cancer information or support. Hotline is available in English and Spanish with peer support provided in 150 languages.
Internet resources for setting up a community or personal caregiver team and online support
Prescription Drug Access Program
The following links provide information about drug assistance programs. Eligibility for each program varies.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Provides prescription drug assistance for those who qualify.
- RX outreach
Provides prescription drug assistance for those who qualify.
501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.