Online Resource Guide

Emotional Support

American Brain Tumor Association
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
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.
1180 Avenue of the Americans
New York, NY 10036
(212) 302-2400
(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
Provides support by matching patients with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone a similar experience.

FORCE: Facing Our Rick of Cancer Empowered
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.

Gilda's Club
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1402
New York, NY 10001
(212) 647-9700
The mission of Gilda's Club is to offer social and emotional support for individuals, families, and friends of those affected by cancer. Although the main facility is in New York, there are clubs in other cities across the country, including Washington, DC:
Gilda's Club Greater Washington
P.O. Box 5980
Washington, DC 20016

Mary Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
This web site 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
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
Within the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship website, learn about survivorship programs, including "Ribbon of Hope" and "Cancer Survival Toolbox".

The National Self-Help Clearinghouse
The National Self-Help Clearinghouse is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1976 to facilitate access to self-help groups and increase the awareness of the importance of mutual support. The web site helps facilitate access to 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, or send email to : (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
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
This support program focuses on the interests of siblings of people with special health and developmental needs.

The Wellness Community
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.