American Cancer Society

1 800-ACS-2345

Can provide the telephone number of the local ACS office serving your area: provides general info related to disease and may include reimbursement for transportation, medicine and medical supplies. Summer camp for children aged 6-19.

 

American Childhood Cancer Organization

Free resources (books and dvd). Orders can be made directly from the website.

 

Believe In Tomorrow

6601 Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD 21228

1 800 933-5470

A national, non-profit organization with unique programs that provide support to children and their families facing cancer. The program most used by our families is the Retreat Housing program. This program offers a vacation, free of charge, in 4 locations; Ocean City, MD, Fenwick Island in Delaware, Deep Creek Lake, MD, and Sedona, Arizona.

 

Brittany Miller Foundation

P.O. Box 3047, Middletown, N.Y. 10940

845 344-3946 / Fax 845 342-5820

Provides financial assistance (transportation and food), information and support to children diagnosed with cancer and their families in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan and counties and Pike County, Penn. Families can contact the organization by phone or e-mail.

 

Cancer Care, Inc.

275 7th Ave., NYC 10001

1 800 813- HOPE

A national nonprofit agency offering a range of support services including counseling to cancer patients and their families, financial assistance and transportation.

 

Cancer Support Team (CST)

875 Mamoroneck Avenue, Suite 204, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

914 777-2777

Providers of professional services for people with cancer and those who care for them. CST covers the lower to mid Westchester County area up to White Plains. Call for list of services and support.

 

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation

Provides a variety of supports for patients and families coping with childhood cancer. Must be under age 18.

 

Friends of Karen

118 Titicus Road, P.O. Box 190, Purdys, N.Y. 10578-0190

914 277-4547 / 1 800 637-2774 / For Initial Referral 1212 308-1378 ext. 3

Provides comprehensive financial, emotional and advocacy support to children until 21 years old with terminal and life-threatening illnesses and their families.

 

Giant Kids

An organization started by one of our patient’s family. The mission is to recognize the heroics of children battling life-threatening diseases together with their siblings and caregivers through an award program; provide activities and events for Giant Kids and the their siblings designed to enrich their lives during and following medical treatments; and to raise money for research programs focused on curing pediatric cancer and related blood diseases. The organization sponsors and organizes an annual, free family fun day at Camp Kiwi in Mahopac, NY. the last Saturday of July. Check with your Social Worker for exact date.

 

Gilda’s Club

80 Maple Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10601-5105

914 644-8844

A free cancer support community offering a wide range of therapeutic activities and educational programs. Noogieland is a magical space with fun activities and support for children. Various supportgroups for parents of children with cancer or cancer in the family, in addition to groups for children, teens and family events.

 

Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center

Provides educational information and resources specific to the Hudson Valley.

 

National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS)

500 No. Bdwy Suite 800 St., St. Louis, MO 63102

1 314 241-1600 / Fax 314 241-1996

Serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for families with children with cancer. Support is through their Family Support Program (on-line community), Transportation Assistance Fund and Emergency Assistance Fund ($200 per year per family).

 

Songs of Love

A non-profit organization that creates personalized songs on CD or cassette for hospitalized and homebound children.

 

Social Security Disability

1 800 772-1213

SSI/ SSD is a government program that pays monthly benefits children can qualify for if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability and if the family income and assets fall within the eligibility limits. Young adults over 18 may apply and not have parents income considered.

 

Team Impact

617 801-0248

Mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Courageous kids are matched with local college athletic teams. Team Impact children are drafted onto the team and become an official member of the team from Draft Day through to Graduation. The child joins the athletic team and the student athletes join the child’s support team. The child gains great strength, camaraderie and support and the student athletes are taught lessons about courage and resiliency. Referrals are accepted on line either by medical providers or the family.