Community Support Resources

GILDA’S CLUB                                                                   
255 Alexander Street                                                           
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:  585.423.9700          
A free cancer support community that offers

  • Weekly - wellness and family groups
  • Monthly – networking groups for specific cancer types.
  • Workshops – such as journaling, yoga, stress management.
  • Lectures by specialists
  • Social events

Call for more information about weekly New Member Meetings

Camp Connect – Camp for adults with cancer.

Camp Open Arms – Summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

1120 Goodman Street South
Rochester, NY 14620                                                          
Phone: 585.288.1950

Reach to Recovery – one to one support for women who have had breast cancer surgery; provides information on prostheses.

Man to Man –   group support and information for men with prostate cancer.

Look Good … Feel Better – professional cosmetologists help people with cancer use make-up and wigs to enhance their appearance.

Financial Assistance – some funds are available to reimburse patients for transportation and pain medication.

Hope Lodge – housing is provided for out of county residents while receiving cancer treatment in Monroe County hospitals.

Cancer Support Network – connects cancer survivors in-person, over the phone and on the internet.

Public Education – provides speakers, films, literature, and brochures on cancer.

Prevention – information on healthy diet, smoking cessation, holds Pap test and breast self-exam clinics. 

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE                                  
Phone: 800.4.CANCER

Cancer Information Service – personalized information by telephone, request line for written materials.

4053 Maple St suite 110                                                         
Amherst, NY 14226                                                                              
Phone: 716.834.2578

Eligibility – serves people with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, Multiple Myeloma, aplastic anemia, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

Patient Aid Program – grants of $500.00 per year per patient are available to assist with costs of specific treatments, specific medications, transportation, x-rays, HLA typing of bone marrow donors.  A list of drugs eligible for reimbursement is available on request.

Support Group (Rochester Area) - for people with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis.

Public Education – regarding leukemia and related blood disorders.  Brochures and speakers are available.

Westchester County Airport                                                    
Building 1                                                                                            
Plains, NY                                                     
Phone: 914.328.1313
White Service – free transportation for cancer patients going to or from recognized treatment facilities.

1010 Wayne Ave. Fifth Floor                                                  
Silver Spring, MD 20910                                                         
Phone: 301.650.9127

Mission – believing that everyone with a cancer diagnosis is a cancer survivor, this organization strives to assist survivors with the social, psychological, legal, financial and political impact of cancer.

Activities – quarterly newsletter, national conference, resource and information, lobbying, individual advocacy as needed. 

KATS (Kids Adjusting Through Support)
c/o Camp Good Days and Special Times                                 
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd                                                      
Mendon, NY 14506      
Phone: 585.624.5555                                                

Support programs for school age children and parents:

  • Parent bereavement program
  • Parent illness program
  • Young adult bereavement
  • School bereavement   

The services and programs listed above are offered to our patients and their families as a resource. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, does not constitute a recommendation by Rochester Regional Health, nor an assurance as to the quality of services provided. Please reach out to your on-site social worker for more information.