Resources

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Partner Resources

Affordable Rental Housing

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers assistance to those in need with housing, education and community resources to overcome housing challenges.  For additional information visit their website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/

Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2004 that offers financial assistance, volunteer teachers, portraits, and holiday programs to families affected by Cancer. For additional information visit their website at angelsofhope.org or call (586) 226-3146.

CancerCare

CancerCare is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. For additional information visit their website at www.cancercare.org or call 1-800-813-HOPE.

Camp Kesem

The Camp Kesem is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers week long summer camps specifically catered to children between the ages of 6 to 16 with a parent affected by cancer. For additional information visit their website at campkesem.org or call (260) 225-3736.

Cancer Hawk

Cancer Hawk connects patients with resources, information and assistance programs based on their specific cancer diagnosis.  For additional information visit https://cancerhawk.com.

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line (includes insurance appeals, employment rights and leave time, access to healthcare and government benefits, estate planning, etc.) For additional information, visit disabilityrightslegalcenter.org or call (866) 843-2572.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a Private, for-profit operator of cancer treatment hospitals and outpatient clinics founded in 1988 that offers and utilizes leading technology to aggressively treat cancer. They also support their patients with nutrition and other therapies, because they recognize that managing the side effects of cancer treatment is half the battle. For additional information visit their website at cancercenter.com or call (800) 931-0599.

Cleaning for a Reason

The Cleaning for a Reason is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that offers professional house cleaning to women experiencing cancer. For additional information visit their website at cleaningforareason.org or call (877) 337-3348.

Family Reach

Family Reach is a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Working with more than 200 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, the organization provides immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. For more information visit www.familyreach.org.

Five Points of Hope

The Five Points Of Hope Cancer Care Fund is a Michigan-based non-profit organization founded in 2007 dedicated to assisting individuals experiencing financial difficulties while dealing with the diagnosis of cancer.  For additional information go to www.fivepointsofhope.com.

Hero Foundation

The Hero Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2009 dedicated to helping Michigan families financially while they battle cancer.  They also offer a summer weekend camp for children who have a parent with cancer, children who have lost a parent to cancer, or children who are themselves suffering from cancer.  For additional information visit their website at www.herofoundationmi.org.

LIVESTRONG Foundation

Livestrong is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1997 that provides information and guidance during all stages of your cancer journey, offers cancer support for patients, children and caregivers, as well as addresses common concerns related to a cancer diagnosis. Visit livestrong.org or call (855) 220-777 for additional information.

Look Good Feel Better

The Look Good Feel Better is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1989 that offers Tips for Teens, Men and Women affected by cancer. Workshops for women that are 2-hour, hands-on workshops that include: A detailed description and demonstration of the 12-step skin care and makeup program, Instruction on options relating to hair loss, including wigs (types/care), turbans, and scarves, nail care and helpful suggestions on clothing and ways to use flattering colors and shapes, as well as ways to camouflage areas of concern during cancer treatment. For additional information visit their website at lookgoodfeelbetter.org or call (800) 395-LOOK.

Mesothelioma Resources

Mesothelioma.net offers patient advocates to support patients by answering questions, providing resources and exploring financial options.  Visit https://mesothelioma.net or call 1-800-692-8608 for more information.

Michigan 2-1-1

Michigan 211 is largely funded by the United Way is available to all Michigan residents.  It provides access to a confidential information and referral service that connects you with a broad range of community, government and faith-based services that can help with rent & utility costs, shelter & housing connections, nutritional and basic food benefits and transportation coordination and assistance.  For additional information visit www.mi211.org or call 1-844-875-9211.

A Mother’s Wish

A Mother’s Wish embraces and supports Oakland County, MI women and families impacted by breast cancer by easing the day-to-day burdens associated with a diagnosis while offering opportunities for hope, comfort, family togetherness and healing.  For additional information visit their website at www.amotherswishmichigan.com.

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization founded in 1997 that maintains a website of free information and resources to cancer patients including assistance programs, free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and medication discount coupons. NeedyMeds also publishes information about resources for specific types of cancer.  All information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration.  Visit www.needymeds.org.

Patient Advocate Foundation

The Patient Advocate Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 that provides patients with mediation and arbitration services to help resolve healthcare issues.  Through supported grants, partnerships and targeted donations, PAF operates programs to assist with financial issues.  This includes a Co-Pay Relief Program for those meeting disease and income eligibility guidelines. For additional information visit patientadvocate.org or call (800) 532-5274.

Patient Resource

The goal of Patient Resource LLC is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge. Comprehensive financial and advocacy resources are also available on their website at patientresource.com

The Pink Fund

The Pink Fund is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2007 that offers up to 90 days of non-medical financial aid to cover basic cost of living expenses to breast cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. For additional information visit their website at pinkfund.org or call (877) 234-PINK (7465).

Remember Betty

Remember Betty is a Non-profit organization founded in 2015 whose mission is to help minimize the financial burden associated with breast cancer for patients & survivors by providing direct financial support.  For additional information visit their website at www.rememberbetty.com.

The Sam Fund

The Sam Fund is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2003 that offers financial assistance and free online support and education to young adult cancer survivors (between ages of 21 and 39).  For additional information visit their website at www.thesamfund.org or call (617) 938-3484.

Shades of Pink

Shades of Pink is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2005.  Whether it’s helping with a mortgage payment, rent, transportation, or insurance premiums, Shades of Pink Foundation is committed to easing the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis for patients in the Detroit metropolitan area. For additional information visit their website at www.shadesofpinkfoundation.org or call (248) 318-6603.

Share A Smile

Share A Smile is a Michigan-based charitable organization founded in 1999 to meet the needs of ordinary citizens struggling with financial crisis, due to unemployment, health crisis, or natural disaster.  For additional information visit their website at www.Shareasmile.org or call (248) 792-9406.

Retreats

Inheritance of Hope

The Inheritance of Hope is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 that offers legacy retreats, scholarship resources, book resources, continuing support post-retreat, and webinars to families consisting of children under 18 years of age, and a parent who has a life-threatening illness (Cancer Stages 3 or 4). For additional information visit their website at inheritanceofhope.org or call (914) 213-8435.

Little Pink Houses of Hope

Little Pink Houses of Hope is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that offers week long vacation retreats for breast cancer patients and their families.  For additional information visit their website at https://littlepink.org/ or call (336) 213-4733.

 

 

Emotional Support

Chemo Angels

The Chemo Angels is a Non-Profit Volunteer Organization founded in 2000 that matches patients with the support of an Angel throughout their journey.  Your Angel will send (via USPS) cards, uplifting messages, supportive words and lots of positive energy. The encouragement these Angels provide gives the comfort and confidence of knowing you are not alone in your fight. For additional information visit their website at www.chemoangels.com.

Imerman Angels

The Imerman Angels is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2003 that matches those affected by cancer with a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. For additional information visit their website at imermanangels.org or call (877) 274-5529.

SandCastles, also featuring Camp Erin

The SandCastles is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1997 that offers support groups and Camp Erin, which is a week long camping retreat for children ages 3-18 who have experienced a loss. For additional information visit their website at aboutsandcastles.org or call (313) 874-6881.

Gilda’s Club

The Gilda’s Club is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1998, that is available in multiple areas and offers support groups, education lectures, workshops, children/teen specific activities and groups, bereavement support groups, and social events for men, women, teens and children living with cancer, as well their families and friends.  For additional information visit their website at www.gildasclubdetroit.org or call (248) 577-0800.

The Lake House

The Lake House is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2011 that offers cancer support groups, one-on-one cancer support consultations/guidance, health and wellness talks/activities, stress management activities, and social events to those affected by cancer.  For additional information visit their website at milakehouse.org or call (586) 777-7761.

Pediatric Resources

American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization, established in 1995, provides information, resources, books and support for parents, children and adolescents with cancer to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.  For additional information visit their website at www.acco.org or call 1-855-858-2226.

Children’s Cancer Resource Fund

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit organization that offers information relevant to parents and immediate family about survivorship, diagnosis, treatment, research and cures of childhood cancer.  For additional information visit their website at www.childrenscancer.org or call 1-888-422-7348.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases.  Consistent with the vision of the founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.  For additional information visit their website at www.stjude.org or call 1-800-822-6344.

Camp Casey

The Camp Casey is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2003 that offers 3 unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs are overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse to the doorstep of kids too ill to attend an overnight retreat and; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning. Programs are offered to families with children facing pediatric cancer, sickle cell anemia and/or aplastic anemia. For additional information visit their website at camp-casey.org or call (877) 388-8315 or (248) 705-2780.

Camp-Mak-A-Dream

The Camp-Mak-A-Dream is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1991 that offers Medically-supervised, cost free camp experiences to children, siblings, teenagers, young adults and women affected by cancer. In addition, they also offer conferences for teenagers and adults (Age 18-35) with brain tumors. For additional information visit their website at campdreammich.org or call (248) 723-5575.

Camp Quality of Michigan

The Camp Quality of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1987 that offers community-based camping experiences and ongoing support programs to children with cancer (Ages 4 to 17) within five years of their diagnosis. For additional information visit their website at campqualityusa.org or call (231) 582-2471.

Children with Hair Loss

The Children with Hair Loss is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers hair replacements once a year to all children who have medically-related hair loss up to age 21. For additional information visit their website at childrenwithhairloss.us or call (734) 379-4400.

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1952 that offers financial assist ($1000 per fiscal year), a special needs fund, social workers, case managers, resource room, peer support network, holiday programs and ticket programs to Michigan residents facing the challenges of leukemia, lymphoma, and blood-related disorders. For additional information visit their website at leukemiamichigan.org or call (800) 825-2536 or (248) 530-3000.

Kids Kicking Cancer

The Kids Kicking Cancer is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1999 that offers weekly classes in mind-body techniques found in the martial arts to children affected by cancer, both inpatient and outpatient. For additional information visit their website at kidskickingcancer.net or call (248) 864-8238.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1984 that offers the opportunity of having a wish granted to a child with a life-threatening medical condition who is between the ages of 2 and 18. For additional information visit their website at michigan.wish.org or call (734) 994-8620.

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1985 that offers the opportunity for a child (Ages 2 to 18) with a life-threatening or terminal illness to have a wish granted, academic scholarships, cancer family events, and case managers. For additional information visit their website at rainbowwishconnection.org or call (248) 601-9474 or (877) 649-4743.

For a Day Foundation

The For a Day Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers programs such as Queen for a Day, Hero for a Day, and Designer for a Day to seriously ill children and their families. For additional information visit their website at foradayfoundation.org or call (248) 217-7656.

Wigs for Kids

The Wigs 4 Kids is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2010 that offers hair replacement, support services, counseling, and fieldtrips for children ages 3-18, living in Michigan and suffering from hair loss as a result of illness. For additional information visit their website at wigs4kids.org or call (586) 772-6656.

Social Services

DTE Assistance

DTE has partnered with the Salvation Army to help make energy payments more affordable with DTE’s Low Income Self-Sufficiency Plan. CLICK HERE to view flyer with details and more information about how to apply.

Oakland County Basic Needs Resources

CLICK HERE to view a document with emergency and basic needs resources for families and individuals living in Oakland County.

ASIST Helpers

CLICK HERE to view a document with resources for families and individuals living in Oakland County.