Spiritual Support, Friday Study Ministries, The First Church on the Internet, is an outreach to the worldwide mission field, internet users, travelers, military personnel and those who have difficulty attending a traditional church, including those with disabilities and the homebound. Friday Study Ministries is a non-denominational Christian Church. They offer Bible-based teaching, discipleship, prayer support and other resources..
American Cancer Society Homepage is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
BreastCancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping in the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy, education, and community involvement. Formed in 1992, LABCA serves all of Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties.
Orange County Breast Health Resource Guide equips women and their families to locate resources needed to make informed decisions about breast health concerns. Developed by the Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition, this publication is available free to anyone by calling (866) 831-6173.
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases. (866) 512-3861
People Living with Cancer (American Society of Clinical Oncology) brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (LA County) The Komen Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
UC Irvine Breast Health Center brings together a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment programs for breast health, all under one roof.
Women Helping Women is professional wardrobe services for women. (949) 631-2333
BCCTP provides cancer treatment for eligible low-income California residents who are screened by Cancer Dectection Program: Every Woman Counts (CDP:EWC) or Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) programs and found to be in need of treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer. (714) 456-2323
Beckstrand Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization focused exclusively on improving and enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. (Long Beach & Orange County)
Breast Cancer Solutions is a non-profit organization that provides temporary financial assistance to individuals undergoing treatment for breast cancer who are unable to meet their basic living expenses due to the impact of their disease. (866) 960-9222 (Inland Empire, San Diego & Orange County)
Cancer Angels of San Diego was established to address the financial needs of Stage IV cancer patients who are facing severe financial hardship
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
HealthWell Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their co-payments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.
HICAP Free individual counseling about Medicare and other health care issues is available through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), with offices in every county in California (see below) and a toll-free hotline: Call 1-800-434-0222
Orange County Breast Outreach Program (OCBOP)
OCBOP facilitates access to breast cancer care and support in Orange County by providing navigation to available services and expanding resources for those who do not qualify for existing programs. Patient navigators help find other resources to meet medical and non-medical needs, guide patients through the complex health care system, and help find financial aid to help breast health patients without insurance. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call toll-free (888) 856-0444.
Help with Medication Costs
NeedyMeds (CLICK HERE) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.
Partnership for Presectiption Assistance
Or call toll-free 1-888-477-2669 to see if you are eligible.
MAMMOGRAMS & PELVIC EXAMS
The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP: EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. These women are age 40 and older (cervical cancer screening is provided to women 25 and older), and have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty. 1-800-511-2300
West Side Neighboorhood Clinic (2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach,CA (562) 432-9575) if you are under 40 and find a lump and have no health insurance.
Adult Protective Services 888-202-4248/ 800-992-1660
DIAL 211 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
California Social Service Guide goal is to help people and organizations more efficiently identify and access the wealth of low to no-cost resources available.
Emergency Housing (SOS) 1-949-642-3451 x 260
Friendship Shelter mission is to assist homeless adults regain self-sufficiency and become more productive members of the community.
InfoLink mission is to provide a comprehensive information and referral system that links Orange County residents to community health and human services and support.
A list of Orange County, CA support groups is updated monthly and can be downloaded from http://www.ochealthinfo.com/public/cdp/support.htm
Breast Friends a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for breast cancer patients. Often, breast cancer patients, especially the newly diagnosed, are in the greatest emotional pain, but are the least able to ask for help. Breast Friends teaches the friends and family of cancer patients specific ways to offer support, helps them understand what the patient is going through, and suggests useful resources for the patient and her family.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength, formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization®, provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer. The mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Their peer support program includes a 24/7 breast cancer support center staffed by trained breast cancer survivors providing peer support through a toll-free hotline, e-mail and support groups.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Centered Guidehas been created especially for those with metastatic breast cancer — individuals who have been initially diagnosed with Stage IV cancer or who are facing a recurrence.
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Networkis committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
Yoga For Healing
Cloud 9 Yoga for Healing in Huntington Beach
This is a donation-based class for cancer patients and survivors. Gently-paced, this class incorporates all the yoga therapy tools -movement, breathwork, sound, visualization, and meditation to reduce anxiety and stress, relieve pain and discomfort, and cultivate positive thoughts and emotions. These life-affirming practices help you to reconnect with your innate capacity for joy, well-being, and wholeness. (Please be aware that the studio is located up a flight of stairs.)