Community Support Resources
255 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
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.
American Cancer Society
1120 Goodman Street South
Rochester, NY 14620
- 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
Cancer Information Service – personalized information by telephone, request line for written materials.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western New York
4053 Maple St suite 110
Amherst, NY 14226
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.
Corporate Angels Network
Westchester County Airport
White Service – free transportation for cancer patients going to or from recognized treatment facilities.
National Coalition for Cancer Surviorship
1010 Wayne Ave. Fifth Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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.
Camp Good Days and Special Times
Offers programs for children with cancer/ sickle cell anemia, children who have a parent/ sibling with cancer, children who've lost a parent/ sibling, and adults with cancer.
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd
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.