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Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Support Services

Road to Recovery:
Provides ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment. Rides are dependent on volunteer driver availability. Please call for additional information.

Look Good, Feel Better Workshops:
This program helps improve the self-image, appearance, and quality of life of patients by teaching beauty techniques to help cope with the temporary appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is made possible through a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the Synthroid Online, and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association. Group classes and one-on-one services are available, depending on the area.

Wig Services:
Provides free wigs, hats, scarves and turbans to cancer patients. Items may vary depending on availability. Appointments are preferred, but not necessary.

Social Security Administration:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an agency of the United States Federal Government. SSA oversees several benefit programs including retirement, disability, Medicare, supplemental security income (SSI), and survivor benefits. SSA Offers: • General information, qualification criteria and information about how to apply for program benefits.

Cancer Legal Resource Center:
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School, is a nonprofit program providing free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer.

CancerCare Services:
CancerCare provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer and their loved ones, caregivers, the bereaved; and health care professionals. CancerCare provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer. As a nonprofit organization, funding depends on the sources of support they receive at any given time. If they do not currently have funding to assist, professional oncology social workers will always work to refer patient to other financial assistance resources.

Native Health:
Provides a support group twice a month for Native American cancer patients and Native American caregivers, family and friends of cancer patients.

CancerCare en Espanol:
CancerCare brinda servicios gratuitos de apoyo profesional a personas afectadas por el cáncer: pacientes y seres queridos, cuidadores de pacientes, personas afligidas por la pérdida de un ser querido y profesionales del cuidado de la salud. Los servicios de CancerCare incluyen: • Consejería por teléfono brindada individualmente o a través de grupos de apoyo dirigidos profesionalmente.

Hope Lodge North Phoenix:
Provides cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Appropriate paperwork must be completed and signatures received before reservations can be arranged. Please call for additional information and eligibility guidelines.

Patient Lodging through Synthroid Online:
Open to cancer patients in active treatment and one caregiver who must travel more than 50 miles or 90 minutes to the treatment facility.

Patient Family Lodging through Ronald McDonald House Charities:
Provides temporary housing for out of town families of children ages 21 or younger during treatment. A professional referral is required for the first stay.

Home Repair Assistance:
Provides free home repair services to disabled or elderly homeowners, such as grab bars, smoke detectors and other small home repairs. Services are dependent on funding. There is normally a $50 limit to repairs/upgrades, but that is on a case by case basis. Please call or visit the website for additional information.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program:
Provides free state-wide screening services that include clinical breast examination, mammograms, pelvic examination, or Pap tests to underserved women. Women are either seen at the local Health Department or are referred to a provider closer to home.

Colorectal Cancer Screening:
Provides free state-wide colorectal cancer screening services to underserved individuals. Individuals qualified by the state and are referred to a provider closer to home. Please call to qualify and to be matched with a provider in your area.

CarePond:
CarePond is a free online social networking community that connects caregivers and provides access to information, advice, resources, and social support.

EBeauty Community:
EBeauty Community is a non-profit organization that has created an exchange program in which wigs are donated to EBeauty.com and then offered to women who are undergoing Chemo treatments.

LGBT Cancer Network:
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk.

Patient Access Network Foundation:
Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underinsured patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket medication costs associated with their treatment needs.

Nicotine Anonymous:
Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) is a non-profit anonymous support group, based on a 12 step fellowship of people helping each other live nicotine free lives. The only requirement is the desire to be free of nicotine; there are no dues or fees.

Sisters Network:
Sisters Network is a national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization. The non-profit organization is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community