Personal Services

Resource Guide


Practical Support (financial, equipment, wigs, etc)

American Cancer Society (ACS)
(202) 483-2600
The American Cancer Society offers wigs to those undergoing cancer treatment — FREE OF CHARGE! Call for details.

Arlington County Aging and Disability Services
http://aging-disability.arlingtonva.us
Various information on topics such as chronic disease nursing case management, financial assistance, food stamps, prescription medication program and senior centers with congregate meals.

Compression Garments
www.ghccusa.com/html/cmpdept.html
Graduated compression stockings in a wide range of compressions, sizes, styles and colors. Also, a wide variety in ready-to-wear, and certified fitters who can fit custom-made garments.

Look Good…Feel Better
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
1100 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 395-LOOK
A free, national public service program dedicated to teaching women cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.

Meals on Wheels
www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org
Provides nutritious meals, personal contact and related services. There are local chapters throughout the DC metropolis area.

Self-Help Clearinghouse of Greater Washington, DC, Northern VA, Southern MD

C/O Mental Health Association of Northern Virginia
7630 Little River Turnpike #206
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 941-LINK
This is a hotline providing self-help information and referrals.


Transportation

Corporate Angel Network
www.corpangelnetwork.org
914-328-1313
Corporate Angel Network provides FREE air transportation for cancer patients traveling to and from recognized treatment centers in the U.S., without regard to their financial resources. Call or visit their website for details and eligibility criteria.

DC Office on Aging - Transportation Services
http://dcoa.dc.gov/service/transportation-services-sept2

This website provides information on various transportation options for elderly citizens, persons with disabilities, and patients attending medical appointments. Services listed include the Seabury Connector, Call 'N' Ride, and WMATA paratransit.