Community Resources

Counseling in the community

Bereavement Counseling

Bill Wilson Center / Centre for Living with Dying

408-243-0222
www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html
Fee for service.  Sliding scale.  Located in San Jose

Hospice of the Valley Center for Grief & Loss

408-559-5600
www.hospicevalley.org/programs-and-services/programs/community-grief-and-counseling-center/
Provides comfort through grief care.  Open to the community.  No cost.  Located in San Jose

Kara

650-321-5272
kara-grief.org
Provides grief support for children,teens, families, and adults.  Fee for service.  Sliding scale.  Located in Palo Alto

Pathways/Bereavement Program

408-773-4241
www.pathwayshealth.org/grief-support
Open to the community; No cost.  Located in Sunnyvale.

Camps

Camp Kesem Stanford

650-723-1603
www.campkesemstanford.org
One week free sleepaway camp for children who have a parent with cancer.

Wieser

916-784-2267
www.me-onefoundation.org/camp-wieser
All-expenses paid retreat-like getaway for adult cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Community Organizations & Groups

Bay Area Cancer Connection

650-326-6686
bcconnections.org
Supports people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

Hers Breast Cancer Foundation

510-790-1911
www.hersbreastcancerfoundation.org
Supports all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status.

Latinas Contra Cancer

408-280-0811
www.latinascontracancer.org
Spanish support group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm.  No cost for patients and family.

New Hope Chinese

408-609-3338
www.newhopecancer.org
Provides comprehensive services for Chinese cancer patients, families, and communities through services, education, advocacy and research.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

650-988-7762
www.elcaminohospital.org/stay-healthy/class/san-jose-prostate-cancer-support-group
Support and education group for men with prostate cancer and their partners.  Peer-led group.  Support group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:30-2:00 pm at El Camino Hospital, Conference Room 3.

Silicon Valley Ostomy Support Group

www.svosg.org
Support group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, O’Connor Hospital, 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose, Rosalie Rendu room in cafeteria.

Exercise

Living Strong, Living Well Program (LSLW)

650-498-4828
lslw.stanford.edu
Free 12-week small group strength and fitness training program for adult cancer survivors.

Financial Assistance

American Cancer Society

800-227-2345
www.cancer.org/treatment/finding-and-paying-for-treatment.html
Provides information about organizations that provide financial assistance.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

415-932-6020
bcef.org
Providing emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men battling breast cancer.

Cancer Care

800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org/financial_assistance
Assists with co-payments and treatment-related costs

Lazarex Cancer Foundation

925-820-4517
www.lazarex.org
Assists advanced state cancer patients of any age and ethnicity, with any type of cancer, who wish to find out about or participate in an FDA (Federal Drug Administration) clinical trial; provides financial support directly to these individual

General Community Resources

2-1-1 Santa Clara County Resources

www.211bayarea.org
Available 24/7 for access to various community resources

American Cancer Society

800-227-2345
www.cancer.org
Information and referral for cancer resources

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

408-975-2730
www.aaci.org
Helping improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals and families.  Multi-lingual services.

Social Security/ Diasability

800-772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability
Apply for disability benefits

Sunnyvale Community Services

408-738-4321
www.svcommunityservices.org
Non-profit providing emergency assistance preventing homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors.

Insurance

Patient Advocate Foundation

800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org
Solving Insurance and Heathcare access problems

Legal Services

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

408-293-4790
www.lawfoundation.org
Information and referrals.

Lawyer Referral Service, Santa Clara County Bar

408-287-2557
sccba.site-ym.com
30 minute consultation with an experience attorney.

Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)

408-295-5991
www.sala.org
Free legal assistance for adults 60+

Lodging (Temporary)

American Cancer Society, Hotel Partners Program

800-227-2345
www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hotel-partners.html
Complimentary and discounted rooms for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment.

JW House

408-246-2224
jwhouse.org
Accomodations for families with a loved one receiving treatment at a local hospital and individuals being treated in an outpatient program.  Referral must be done by a social worker.  Located in Santa Clara.

Medical Treatment Information

American Cancer Society

800-227-2345
www.cancer.org/treatment.html
Information and referral for cancer resources.

Americal Society of Clinical Oncology

571-483-1780
www.cancer.net
Provides timely, comprehensive information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

National Cancer Institute

800-422-6237
www.cancer.gov
Federal government’s principle agency for cancer reserach and training.

Mental Health Resources

Almaden Valley Counseling Service

408-997-0200
www.avcounseling.org
Meeting the mental health concerns of all ages with an emphasis on youth.  Sliding scale available.  Located in San Jose.

Gardner Health Services

408-200-2291
www.gardnerfamilyhealth.org/SERVICES/#Mental
Serves predominately Latino and Asian Pacific Islanders – Medicare & Medi-Cal only.  Located in San Jose.

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

855-278-4204
www.sccgov.org/sites/bhd/Pages/home.aspx
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress; prevention and crisis resources.

YWCA Counseling Clinic – San Jose

408-295-4011
www.ywca-sv.org/our-services/therapy-school-based-counseling-valor-training-center
Short and long term counseling and support services to clients of all ages including individuals, couples, families, and groups; adults, teens and children.  Sliding scale available.  Located in San Jose.

Staying Connected

Caring Bridge

651-789-2300
www.caringbridge.org
Free web-based resources to organize help and connect family and friends

Lotsa Helping Hands

www.lotsahelpinghands.com
Free web-based resources to organize help and connect family and friends.

My Lifeline Cancer Foundation

888-793-9355
www.mylifeline.org
Free web-based resources to organize help and connect family and friends.

Transportation Services

American Cancer Society/Road to Recovery

800-227-2345
www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html
Provides free transportation to and from medical appointments

VTA Access Paratransit

408-321-2380
www.vta.org/getting-around/paratransit/accessibility-paratransit-service
Provides eligible individuals with disabilities who cannot use conventional public transit service due to their physical, visual or cognitive disabilities.  Application required.

Treatment Decisions

The Second Opinion

415-775-9956
www.thesecondopinion.org
Provides cancer patients the opportunity to have board-certified cancer specialists review their medical records to give a second opinion at no cost.

Young Adult Resources

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS)

628-400-2297
www.baysnet.org
A support group for young women (18-40ish) with breast cancer.

Healthy Young Attitude

650-336-8477
www.myhya.org
A support and networking group for young adult (18-40ish) cancer patients and survivors.
Facebook.com/healthyyoungattitude

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