The months following a cancer diagnosis can be the hardest months of your entire life. Fortunately, you are not alone. Your network of support is bigger than you could ever imagine.

Below, we have compiled a list of local and national resources available to cancer patients and their loved ones.

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Advocacy and Education

American Cancer Society (ACS)

ACS focuses on cancer research, education, and advocacy. 

cancer.org

800-ACS-2345

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMTInfoNet)

The goal of BMTInfoNet is to educate oncology patients who are facing a bone marrow, peripheral stem cell, or cord blood transplant. 

bmtinfonet.org

888-597-7674

Cancer and Careers 

Cancer and Careers educates cancer patients and survivors to help them thrive in the workplace. 

cancerandcareers.org

646-929-8032 

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

The CLRC offers information on cancer-related legal issues.

thedrlc.org/cancer

866-843-2572

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer 

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer connects patients and caregivers with education and outreach services. 

go2foundation.org

800-298-2436

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

LLS empowers patients and caregivers affected by blood cancer by providing free educational resources.  

lls.org

888-557-7177

SHARE

SHARE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer. 

sharecancersupport.org

844-275-7427

Survivorship A to Z 

Survivorship A to Z provides information on insurance, government benefits, managing finances, employment issues, and more. 

survivorshipatoz.org/cancer

212-586-5600

Child Care

Child Care Services Association (CCSA)

CCSA is a national nonprofit that works to ensure affordable and accessible child care for all families. 

childcareservices.org 

919-967-3272

NCDHHS Child Care Subsidy  

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers child care subsidies to eligible families. 

ncdhhs.gov

800-662-7030 

North Carolina Pre-K Program 

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program is a free program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds. 

ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov

919-814-6300

Domestic Services

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving 

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving helps older adults and adults with disabilities in Wake County live independently by providing services like shopping, light yard work, respite care, and more. 

volunteercaregiving.com

919-460-0567

Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason alleviates the burden of household chores by offering two free home cleanings to individuals with cancer. 

cleaningforareason.org

877-337-3348 

Council on Aging of Buncombe County 

Through the Homebound Food Delivery program, volunteers with the Council on Aging deliver food donations to seniors throughout Buncombe County. 

coabc.org 

828-277-8288  

Meals on Wheels America 

Meals on Wheels America empowers seniors by ensuring food access.  

mealsonwheelsamerica.org

704-932-3412

Mecklenburg County Home Delivered Meal Program

Mecklenburg County delivers meals to home-bound seniors each week. A short-term option is also available for individuals recovering from hospitalization or rehabilitation. 

mecknc.gov

704-432-1111 

NCDHHS In-Home Aide Services 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides in-home aide services, including home management assistance, to eligible individuals. 

ncdhhs.gov 

919-855-3400

Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service

Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service is a nationwide nonprofit that connects young adults with seniors, single parents, veterans, and disabled adults who need help with yard work. 

weareraisingmen.com 

256-508-9440            

Samaritan Maids 

Samaritan Maids serves women in the Piedmont Triad who are undergoing cancer treatment by offering professional housekeeping services. 

samaritanmaids.com

336-267-9819

Emotional Support for Adults

Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center

An extension of Novant Health, the Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center offers individual and family counseling, support groups, educational events, and more. 

novanthealth.org

704-384-5223   

Camp Bluebird 

Camp Bluebird is a multi-day retreat in the mountains of western North Carolina for adult cancer survivors. 

pisgahhealthfoundation.org

828-435-3780

Casting for Recovery (CFR)

CFR provides free outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer. Retreats are regularly hosted in western North Carolina.

castingforrecovery.org

888-553-3500

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

FCA provides webinars, classes, support groups, and workshops for caregivers of individuals with chronic debilitating health conditions. 

caregiver.org

800-445-8106

First Descents

First Descents introduces young adults (ages 18 to 39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions to the healing properties of outdoor adventure programming.  

firstdescents.org

303-945-2490

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels connects cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers with one-on-one mentors.

imermanangels.org

866-463-7626

Levine Cancer Institute 

Atrium Health offers clinics and programs to support cancer patients and their families. 

atriumhealth.org

980-442-2500

LUNGevity

LUNGevity empowers individuals diagnosed with lung cancer through peer-to-peer matching, in-person survivorship programs, and oncology social worker support. 

lungevity.org

844-360-5864

National LGBT Cancer Network 

The National LGBT Cancer Network offers peer groups for LGBTQUI+ cancer patients and survivors. 

cancer-network.org

212-675-2633

UNC Caregiver Conversations 

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center offers free webinars for cancer caregivers. 

unclineberger.org

984-974-0000

St. Matthew Catholic Church 

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte offers monthly cancer support groups.

stmatthewcatholic.org/supportgroups

704-543-7677

Wind River Cancer Wellness

Located in Tryon, Wind River Cancer Wellness empowers cancer survivors through in-person wellness retreats and virtual workshops.

windriverservices.org

info@windriverservices.org

Emotional Support for Children

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

The ALSF SuperSibs program helps siblings of children with cancer process their brother or sister’s diagnosis. 

alexslemonade.org

866-333-1213

Camp Carefree

Based in Stokesdale, Camp Carefree provides free, week-long summer camps for kids with chronic illnesses.

campcarefree.org

336-427-0966

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation

The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation provides online and community support programs for children and families affected by a brain or spinal cord tumor. 

cbtf.org

212-448-9494

Dougy Center

The Dougy Center offers grief resources for kids and young adults who are grieving a death or living with an advanced illness.  

dougy.org

503-775-5683

Sibling Support Project 

The Sibling Support Project is dedicated to providing emotional support to the siblings of children with special health needs. 

siblingsupport.org

425-362-6421

Victory Junction 

Based in Randleman, Victory Junction offers immersive camping experiences to children with chronic illnesses. 

victoryjunction.org

336-498-9055

Financial Help

Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation 

The Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer. 

bepositive.org

302-563-8389

CancerCare

CancerCare provides financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation, home care, and child care. Co-payment assistance is also available. 

cancercare.org

800-813-4673

Cancer for College

Cancer for College offers need-based college scholarships to cancer survivors. 

cancerforcollege.org

760-599-5096

Caring Community Foundation 

The Caring Community Foundation works hand-in-hand with social workers at partner hospitals in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties to connect patients with financial resources.

caringcommunityfoundation.org

Children’s Leukemia Research Association 

The Children’s Leukemia Research Association connects leukemia patients of all ages with needed financial resources. 

childrensleukemia.org

212-491-1200

Colorectal Cancer Alliance

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance offers lump sums to cancer patients to help with daily expenses like household bills, groceries, and child care.  

ccalliance.org

877-422-2030

Expect Miracles Foundation 

The Expect Miracles Foundation equips cancer patients and caregivers with financial resources. 

expectmiraclesfoundation.org

617-391-9235

Family Reach 

Family Reach is a nonprofit dedicated to removing the financial barriers of cancer treatment. 

familyreach.org

857-233-2764

Good Days 

Good Days provides financial resources to underinsured patients diagnosed with chronic and life-altering diseases. 

mygooddays.org

877-968-7233

HealthWell Foundation 

The goal of the HeathWell Foundation is to defray the costs of cancer treatment by covering insurance premiums, co-payments, and other out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. 

healthwellfoundation.org

800-675-8416 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Co-Pay Assistance Program

The LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program is available to blood cancer patients struggling to pay for the cost of treatment. 

lls.org/copay 

877-557-2672

Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation 

Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation provides financial support to individuals aged 40 and under who are undergoing treatment for colon cancer. 

merediths-miracles.org

info@merediths-miracles.org

Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation 

The PAN Foundation provides co-payment assistance to patients who are struggling to afford out-of-pocket costs. 

panfoundation.org

800-394-0161

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program (PAF CPR)

PAF CPR offers direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products. 

copays.org

866-512-3861

Lodging

Caring House

The Caring House at Duke Cancer Institute provides comfortable and affordable housing for adult outpatients and their caregivers.

caringhouse.org

919-490-5449

Clara McLean House at FirstHealth

Based in Pinehurst, the Clara McLean House is a haven for out-of-town patients, families, and caregivers. 

firsthealth.org/clara-mclean-house

910-715-4220

Hope Lodge 

The American Cancer Society offers free lodging to patients receiving care near Greenville, N.C.

cancer.org

252-695-6143

Hospitality House of Charlotte 

The Hospitality House of Charlotte provides lodging for cancer patients who are receiving treatment at a local medical facility.

hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org

704-376-0060

Host Homes 

Duke Patient Information Services sponsors the Host Homes program. This program allows Duke Cancer Center patients to stay in a private home while receiving treatment. 

919-681-4688 

Joe’s House 

Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that connects cancer patients and their loved ones with discounted lodging when they must travel for treatment. 

joeshouse.org

877-563-7468

Rathbun House

The Rathbun House is a place where families can stay at no charge while loved ones receive treatment at healthcare facilities in Asheville. 

wncbridge.org

828-277-4815

Ronald McDonald House Charities 

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides lodging for families of critically ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. 

rmhc.org

630-623-7048

SECU Family House 

While receiving treatment at UNC Hospitals, patients and caregivers can stay in a SECU Family House in Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, or Wilmington. 

secufamilyhouse.org

919-932-8000

Stanton Hospitality House 

Based in Fayetteville, the Stanton Hospitality House offers a temporary place for patients and caregivers to stay during treatment. 

stantonhospitalityhouse.com 

910-491-0721

Transportation Assistance

Air Charity Network

Air Charity Network provides free flights to people in need of medical treatment.

aircharitynetwork.org

877-621-7177 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

The ALSF Travel For Care program supports children with cancer and their families by offsetting travel expenses. 

alexslemonade.org

866-333-1213

ChemoCars 

ChemoCars provides patients in Charlotte with free transportation to and from chemotherapy, radiation, and certain non-surgical cancer treatment appointments. 

chemocars.org

Mercy Medical Angels 

Mercy Medical Angels offers long-distance ground or air transportation for patients who must travel for medical care. 

mercymedical.org

757-318-9174

Miracle Flights 

Miracle Flights provides free air transportation for children and adults with life-threatening illnesses. 

miracleflights.org

800-359-1711

National Volunteer Transportation Center 

The mission of the National Volunteer Transportation Center is to connect all Americans with access to safe, affordable transportation. 

ctaa.org/national-volunteer-transportation-center

dickson@ctaa.org

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services provides free transportation services to individuals who are 60 years of age or older. 

ncdhhs.gov

919-855-3400

Patient Airlift Services (PALS)

PALS arranges free air transportation for individuals needing medical treatment who cannot afford to fly commercially. 

palservices.org

888-818-1231

Other Resources

Be the Match (National Marrow Donor Program)

Be the Match helps patients in need of life-saving bone marrow or umbilical cord transplants find a donor match. 

bethematch.org

888-999-6743

The Cancer Card Xchange 

The Cancer Card Xchange distributes gift cards to cancer patients across the country. 

cancercardxchange.org

Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA)

COTA helps children and young adults in need of life-saving transplants by promoting organ, marrow, and tissue donation. COTA also helps to defray the cost of transplants. 

cota.org

800-366-2682

Heavenly Hats Foundation

The Heavenly Hats Foundation distributes hats to individuals who have lost their hair because of cancer or another illness. 

heavenlyhats.org 

920-362-2668

Locks of Love 

The mission of Locks of Love is to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 21. 

locksoflove.org

888-896-1588

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the self-esteem of cancer patients undergoing treatment through complimentary beauty sessions. 

lookgoodfeelbetter.org