Cancer Support Community Central Indiana exists so that no one faces cancer alone. For over 20 years, we've led the charge in Indiana to build a vibrant community of cancer survivors and their loved ones. We focus on providing psychosocial support to complement medical treatments in order to nurture every part of a patient as they learn and grow and recover. With any cancer diagnosis come feelings of hopelessness and social isolation. It is our goal to make sure cancer patients don't have to go it alone.
Our education programs aim to empower people impacted by cancer with the knowledge necessary to take an active role in their fight for recovery. Our wellness programs are designed to strengthen both body and mind over the course of the cancer journey. Our groups and events give our members the support they need to confront cancer. All of our programs are provided free of charge to all people - patients and loved ones alike - impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org Every cancer. Every life.We are a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
Olcott Center for Cancer Education Registered nurse educators provide one-on-one education with clients and their family members. The Center, located in Bloomington, Indiana, offers an extensive lending library, weekly support groups, patient advocacy and some individualized financial assistance. Free educational talks and materials are always available to groups, schools, businesses and individuals
Offers financial assistance to people who are diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and whose household income qualifies. Patients eligible to enroll in an open program may utilize their assistance to pay for one or more of the following: medication and provider copays, coinsurance, health insurance premiums, medical expenses, and travel. Check website for open funds.
Advocating for Chronic Conditions, Entitlements and Social Services (ACCESS) is a free disability legal aid program, offered by Accessia Health, for families facing specific chronic medical conditions. Assists patients nationwide with disability legal aid, Social Security Disability (SSDI) claims, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. 1-800-366-7741 https://accessiahealth.org/contact
No one undergoing breast cancer treatment should ever have to choose between getting medical care or paying their household bills. Sadly, treatment costs, coupled with income loss, force them into hard decisions. The financial side can be just as devastating as the medical side. That's why there's the Pink Fund. We are the ones with Real Help for the Other Part of the Fight. For more information call 1-877-234-7465 or email email@example.com
Breast cancer can be very expensive, especially for those with limited incomes. The COVID-19 health crisis has created increased financial hardship for many people, including those with breast cancer. Living Beyond Breast Cancer has expanded our financial assistance program to serve the national breast cancer community through one-time grants meant to help decrease financial burden. 855-807-6386 888-753-5222 (Breast Cancer Helpline) firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals in need during breast cancer treatment. Funds provide help with non-medical, household expenses, such as rent and utility payments. Patients must be in active treatment.
United Breast Cancer Foundation is a charitable organization that empowers women and men affected by breast cancer. Through support and education, we aim to provide relief and hope to thousands of people all over the country.
Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR's retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 25 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR's inspiring program model.
We know the love and support that a pet brings into the lives of people with cancer and their loved ones. Caring for your pet when you have cancer can be challenging, and we are here to help. The Pet Assistance & Wellness Program (PAW) assists people undergoing cancer treatment with the challenges of keeping their cat or dog at home.
Grief Support Groups
Local Grief Support Group
Widows and Widowers are invited the 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00 AM to a greif support group at the Central Church of Christ. Meet in the Education Building across from the church at 1321 12th Street. No books and no pressure. It is a group to talk, get ideas and resource for those special days. For more information call or text Ruth at 812-583-0998 or Judy at 812-278-1903.
Free breast cancer support group. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Breast Cancer Support Group offers a safe space for women to connect with each other while discussing experiences, difficulties, and successes in their fight against breast cancer. A brief group participation meeting is required prior to joining this group. To join please contact: Katie Tremel Ph: 812.233.3286 | Email: email@example.com