Resources

Here is a listing of additional resources for patients, caregivers and family members. Joe’s House provides these resources for informational purposes only and is not responsible for the information provided by the organizations listed. For medical questions, please consult your physician.

The Healthcare Hospitality Network

The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN) is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. Please check the www.hhnetwork.org if you don't see your city or hospital listed on our Lodging Pages!

Air Care Alliance

Air Care Alliance has a very comprehensive list of all volunteer-based charitable aviation transportation groups. See http://www.aircarealliance.org/directory-groups.

Air Charity Network

Air Charity Network (formerly AFA) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. For more information see www.aircharitynetwork.org

Angel Flight East

An organization of pilots and other volunteers serving the community with free private air transportation for the medically and financially needy. Angel Flight East covers a territory from Ohio to Virginia to Maine, linking up with other volunteer pilot organizations for further destinations. See http://angelflighteast.org/.

Angel Flight West

Angel Flight West is a non profit, volunteer driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. The network of 1,400+ volunteer pilots throughout 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills and all flying costs to help families in need. See Http://www.angelflightwest.orgorg for more information.

Miracle Flights

Miracle Flights for Kids® is the nation's leading nonprofit flight organization. Since 1985, we continue to deliver on our mission to help families overcome obstacles in order to get access to the proper medical care and treatment for their seriously ill children. For more information see www.miracleflights.org.

Corporate Angel Network

Cancer patients fly free to treatment on empty seats of corporate jets. For more information see www.corpangelnetwork.org.

LifeLine Pilots

LifeLine Pilots' mission is facilitate free air transportation through volunteer pilots for financially distressed children and adults with medical and humanitarian needs. For more information see lifelinepilots.org.

Houston Ground Angels

Houston Ground Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide free transportation to patients from the Houston area airports to their required healthcare facilities. For more information see houstongroundangels.org.

National Patient Travel Helpline

The National Patient Travel Helpline provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation.

Patient Airlift Services (PALS)

PatientAirLift Services arranges free air transportation based on need toindividuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes. For more information see www.palservices.org.


CFAC - Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. See www.cancerfac.org for more information.

Healthwell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation reduces financial financial barriers to care for under-insured patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases.The HealthWell Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to under-insured patients living with chronic or life-threatening diseases such as cancer, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. The Foundation helps eligible individuals afford their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drug copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other selected out-of-pocket costs. For more information see www.healthwellfoundation.org.

Financial Assistance Options

Options for financial assistance from the National Cancer Institute. This page provides emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families. For more information visit http://supportorgs.cancer.gov/home.aspx.

CancerCare

CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501c(3) organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs - including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help - are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.For more information call: 1-800-813- HOPE (4673) or see http://www.cancercare.org/helpinghand.

Patient Advocate Foundation

The Patient Advocate Foundation has a national financial resource directory to assist patients find financial assistance. This financially focused tool helps sort resources for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, home health care, medical devices, and pharmaceutical agents. Click HERE to use the tool. The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify. For more information see http://www.patientadvocate.org/.

Stupid Cancer Financial List

Stupid Cancer's mission is to empower those affected with young adult cancer. Their vision is to ensure no survivor is alone. They have an extensive list of financial resources at http://stupidcancer.org/directories/money.shtml.

American Brain Tumor Association

American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Click on the link to visit their site www.abta.org

Boston Cancer Support

BostonCancerSupport.org is a non-profit in Massachusetts that functions both online and within communities. The FREE web presence provides resources for cancer patients and their families at the state, region, city and town level, such as financial aid opportunities for prescription drugs, prosthetics, and respite care for caregivers. Boston Cancer Support also runs a Collective Impact Program called The CancerCollaborative™, which brings together a wide variety of cancer support organizations and healthcare professionals within the same community. For more information visit www.bostoncancersupport.org.

Cancercare

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Services include counseling, support groups, financial and publications. See www.cancercare.org or more information or find out more about their workshops.

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network (CHN) is a national, non-profit support organization, which offers free, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families. This support is provided via telephone by 400 trained volunteers who have all been through a similar cancer experience, have recovered, and are once again leading productive lives. For more information visit www.cancerhopenetwork.org.

Cancer Monthly

Cancer Monthly is the source of cancer treatment results for the following cancers: brain, breast, colo-rectal, kidney, liver, lung, melanoma, mesothelioma, ovarian, and prostate. Cancer Monthly allows users to see survival rates, side effects and other information for over 500 individual cancer treatments with just visit www.cancermonthly.com.

Chemocare

Chemocare.com is a website that provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. Chemocare.com includes easy-to-read information about specific chemotherapy medications, side effect management, nutrition, resources and support. For more information visit www.chemocare.com.

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups' mission is to improve patient awareness of cancer clinical trials, facilitate access and promote participation. Through innovative programs and services the Coalition examines and confronts key issues impeding cancer research. For more information see www.cancertrialshelp.org.

Cure Magazine - Curetoday.com

CURE Media Group has become the source of information and inspiration for those on the cancer journey. CURE Media Group's flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide for every stage of the cancer experience. Through the magazine, educational forums, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, a national nursing award, books, and a variety of online tools, CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. Visit www.curetoday.com to read blogs, articles and additional resources!

Cancer Support Community (Formerly Gilda's Clubs and the Wellness Community)

Free cancer support community for men, women, and children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Come as you are! See www.cancersupportcommunity.org.

CaringBridge

CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization that enables unique and personal communities of support that enrich family and friend connections during times of need. Please use CaringBridge to help bring your world together when you need it most.” Click www.caringbridge.org for more information.

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. We strive to increase public awareness of this disease and to provide education and information in a supportive environment. For more information, please visit us at: www.ecaware.org.

Lance Armstrong Foundation - LIVESTRONG Survivorcare

Survivorcare offers assistance through education, qualified referrals and counseling services. Explore cancer resources to help you or your loved one live with, through and beyond cancer. For more information visit www.livestrong.org.

Lung Cancer Alliance

The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. For more information visit www.lungcanceralliance.org

ManageCare

ManageCancer.org provides cancer patients and their loved ones with information and links to valuable resources to assist with finances, medication and doctor schedules, communication, support, assistance, education, travel, housing and more. It is our mission to provide easy access to information and assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones. Click www.managecancer.org for more information.

The Melanoma International Foundation

The Melanoma International Foundation, an international non-profit, has the mission of easing the burden and providing hope for the journey of melanoma. For more information visit www.melanomaforum.org.

Michael's Mission

Michael's mission is to help improve the quality of life and treatment options for those suffering from colorectal cancer through education, research and patients support. For more information visit www.michaelsmission.org.

National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. NBTS exists to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors, and funds strategic research, deliver support services, and promote collaboration. For more information  visit braintumor.org.

Teen Cancer America

Teen Cancer America is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. For more information visit teencanceramerica.org.

The 4th Angel Mentoring Program

The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is a national, free, organization that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with a trained volunteer who is a cancer survivor for telephone and email support. We strive to match based on a similar diagnosis, age range, gender, common struggles and similar interests. For more information visit 4thangel.org.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

As the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization, NCCS is a highly respected authentic voice at the Federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. Visitors to NCCS’s website, www.canceradvocacy.org, will find educational resources to help them live with, through and beyond cancer. For more information visit www.canceradvocacy.org.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (consumer site)

NCCN.com - the consumer website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN.com interprets the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ into straight forward treatment summaries, entitled NCCN Treatment Summaries for People with Cancer™, which supply patients with the best available medical evidence about oncology treatments. This approach provides patients with a knowledge base to have an informed and educated discussion with their clinicians about their treatment plan. For more information visit nccn.com.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. Excellent additional directories include the National Uninsured and National Under-Insured Directories. For more information visit www.patientadvocate.org.

Patient Resource Cancer Guide

A comprehensive resource that helps these patients and their families map the cancer journey. It includes a comprehensive list of cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. and detailed sections about treatment options, cancer types, clinical trials and patient resources. For more information on Patient Resource Cancer Guide visit www.patientresource.com.

Sarcoma Alliance

Striving to extend and improve the lives sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support. For more information visit sarcomaalliance.org.

The Life Raft Group

The Life Raft Group is a non-profit organization whose priority is to provide information and support to GIST-(gastrointestinal stromal tumor) patients and their loved ones. To accomplish this mission, we aim to educate and support these patients with this rare form of cancer. See www.liferaftgroup.org for more information.

Vital Options

Vital Options® International TeleSupport® Cancer Network is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support and advocacy organization whose mission is to facilitate a global cancer dialogue by using communications technology to reach every person touched by cancer. See www.vitaloptions.org or click on the link on the right hand side of this page for more information.

A Week Away

A Week Away is a non-profit organization whose mission is to finance and coordinate respite weeks for individuals and their loved ones who are dealing with life threatening illness - enabling them to find the peace and energy needed to continue fighting their disease. Go to www.aweekaway.org for more information.

Lotsa Helping Hands

A free-of-charge web-based caregiving coordination service that allows friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to come together as one community to meet the daily needs of both patients and their families. If you need to be away from home for treatment, setting up a community will help to ensure that the needs of your family will be met. It has been specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in with meals delivery, rides and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis. For more infromation visit www.lotsahelpinghands.com

My Life Line

Offers free, interactive websites for cancer patients and their families. Sites include blogs, calendars, and inspiration. See more at www.mylifeline.org.

Patient Power®

People Power believes knowledge can be the best medicine. Most Patient Power programs are sponsored by America’s leading university medical centers, including: UW Medicine (University of Washington), University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Vanderbilt Medical Center and University of Maryland Medical Center. The company has produced more than 1,000 online radio programs and video segments featuring leading medical experts and inspiring patients discussing the latest information on an array of medial topics. For more information go to www.patientpower.info.