Any little bit helps and having resources is like having extra tools in your belt.
If you are dealing with breast cancer and needing extra assistance, here is a list of additional places that can help.
American Cancer Society – ACS improves the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
AssistedLiving.org – This guide explains how a cancer diagnosis is likely to affect your options for senior care, the most common options, and offer tips for choosing the right type of care.
CancerCare.org – Provides support groups, counseling, education, and financial assistance with any cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition – CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.
Cancer Hope Foundation – Their mission is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. Their energies are currently concentrated on Camp Keepsake, a program which offers a cost-free camp retreat for adult cancer patients/survivors, their children and friends.
CancerWithCompassion.com – A faith-based ministry for cancer patients and survivors. Most support group meetings are online, with one live in Costa Mesa.
Every Woman Counts – Provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations. The mission of the Every Woman Counts Program is to mitigate the devastating medical, emotional and financial effects of breast and cervical cancer and eliminate health disparities for medically underserved, low-income individuals.
Families Forward – Tackling the pervasive issue of homelessness for families with children. From providing food assistance, career coaching, mental health counseling, to financial literacy education, they’re committed to strengthening overall wellbeing as they’re to ensuring everyone has a place to call home.
FindHelp.org – Find Help has financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help by zip code.
Food Finders – A food rescue nonprofit organization with a primary focus of reducing hunger while also reducing food waste in Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Friendship Shelter – a non-profit homeless services agency dedicated to ending homelessness in South Orange County, one person at a time. They operate a full spectrum of services to end homelessness, including outreach, shelter, housing navigation, financial assistance, and permanent housing with supportive services.
Healthcare Foundation of Orange County – Improving the health of the neediest and most underserved residents, with particular emphasis on women and children of Central Orange county through both independent and collaborative grantmaking activity.
HelensRoom.com – A non-profit organization located in Los Angeles that specializes in positive appearance items and is a resource center for cancer patients.
Jewish Family Services of San Diego – JFS is considered one of San Diego’s most impactful nonprofit human services agencies, providing compassionate care and supportive services.
The Jill Foundation – Financial assistance to hairstylists battling breast cancer in and around the city of Orange, CA
JWCH Institute – Improving the health status and well-being of under-served segments of the population of Los Angeles Area through the direct provision or coordination of health care, health education, services, and research.
Komen.org – Susan G Komen has a variety of tools and resources at the ready for any breast cancer need!
LGBTQ Center OC – To advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities
and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity.
Mama’s Kitchen – Mama’s Kitchen strives to provide nutritional support to San Diego residents at risk of malnutrition due to critical illnesses such as HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.
Maribo Cares – A nonprofit organization which lovingly supports cancer fighters and survivors, their families and pets by means of providing direct assistance, services, programs, and referrals. We offer continuity of assistance where the help from other organizations ends or is not available.
Michelle’s Place – Provides over 10,000 free services a year to individuals and families impacted by all types of cancers.
OC Women 2 Women – A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering under-privileged women to become fully self-supporting, breaking the cycle of poverty and providing hope.
Patient Advocate Foundation – A national non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.
Pink Fund – provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace
Pink-Me.org – A non-profit organization based in New Mexico that provides information, networking, and knowledge to those with breast cancer.
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Network – Sisters Network Inc is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
Thriving Beyond Cancer (UCI) – This program brings together individuals who have recovered from cancer treatment for shared medical visits focused on health and wellbeing.
Young Survival Coalition – YSC strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.
211 Orange County / 211 San Diego – Connecting thousands of individuals and families to needed community based programs, including where to find a community clinic, dental care, immunizations, and prescription assistance, food, homeless shelters, elder and child care, legal services and other resources offered by local nonprofits and government agencies.
211 San Bernardino – A toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.