Emotional Support

Resource Guide

American Brain Tumor Association
http://www.abta.org/
Within the American Brain Tumor Association Website, find help in their "Comfort and Resources" section. Link here to read other people's stories of hope, get information about managing side effects and symptoms, and connect to a pen pal.

Avon Cares Program
http://www.cancercare.org/financial/information
Avon Cares is a program that will provide financial assistance, education & support services for women with breast, ovarian or cervical cancer. See their site for details.

Cancer Care, Inc.
www.cancercare.org
1180 Avenue of the Americans
New York, NY 10036
(212) 302-2400
(800)-813-HOPE
(212) 719-0263 (fax)
Cancer Care is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help for people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referral and direct financial assistance. Within the site you will find opportunities for teleconferences, online professional counseling and facilitated support groups.

Cancer Hope Network
www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Provides support by matching patients with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone a similar experience.

FORCE: Facing Our Rick of Cancer Empowered
http://www.facingourrisk.org/index.php
This non-profit organization was designed for women who are at high risk of developing cancer due to family history and/or genetic status. The website provides resources, legislation information, chat rooms, and message boards.

Mary Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer 
http://www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject
Provides education about lesbians' cancer risks, needs, care, and support programs in the DC area. The Project also offers counseling and support groups and can provide assistance with medical needs including transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, and childcare.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
www.mothersdaughters.org 
21710 Bayshore Road
Chestertown, MD 21620-4401
(410) 778-1982.
This organization is designed to help mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer. Support services are provided free of charge and include contacts with volunteers through email, letters and phone calls as well as a variety of special publications.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.canceradvocacy.org
Learn about survivorship programs, including "Ribbon of Hope" and "Cancer Survival Toolbox".

The American Self-Help Clearinghouse
http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/Organizations/Organization.aspx?code=HR1681
Access to self-help groups and appropriate support.

Ovarian Email Support Group
This email support group provides survivors, families, and others an opportunity to exchange information and support on a daily basis. This list is not monitored for medical accuracy. You can subscribe at http://www.acor.org, or send email to :listserv@acor.org (Leave subject area blank or put a dash (-). In message area, type: subscribe ovarian First Name Last Name.)

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer 
www.sharecancersupport.org 
1501 Broadway, Suite 1720
New York, NY 10036
(212) 719-1204
SHARE is a non-profit organization providing information lines in both English and Spanish for breast and ovarian cancer. They offer information, programs and other resources and support.

Sibling Support Project
http://www.siblingsupport.org
This support program focuses on the interests of siblings of people with special health and developmental needs.

The Wellness Community
www.thewellnesscommunity.org/
The Wellness Community provides a full range of support services for people with cancer and their loved ones, free of charge. Offerings include support groups, networking groups, educational workshops and stress reduction sessions.