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Cancer Resources

Overall Support Services

  • Wonders and Worries
    Wonders and Worries is a local organization that serves children ages 2 to 18 who have a parent or caregiver with a serious illness. They work with children and their families to provide an age-appropriate understanding of the illness, its treatment, and side effects. They provide support to help children and teens cope with stress and fear related to illness in the family. Wonders and Worries partners with parents to support their children. This includes families at any stage of illness, from recent diagnosis to remission and recurrence. All services are offered free of charge in English and Spanish. Contact: 512-329-5757 or visit www.wondersandworries.org.
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC)
    Breast Cancer Resource Center is a centralized source of information, education, and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis and beyond. BCRC is professionally staffed by breast cancer survivors. Certified patient navigators provide one-on-one consultations with patients and caregivers at convenient locations. Multiple support groups are offered, as well as lending libraries, access to free screenings, online social and educational networks, and more. All services are offered free of charge. Contact: 512-524-2560 or visit www.bcrc.org.
  • Regarding Cancer
    Cancer is a local nonprofit that provides free support services to anyone impacted by cancer – including individuals with a current or past cancer diagnosis as well as their family, friends and caregivers. Contact: www.regardingcancer.org.

Cancer Navigation Services

  • American Cancer Society
    Contact: 800-227-2345

Care Assistance

  • Care Box Program
    The Care Box Program sends personal care supplies, mobility items, and lifesaving nutrition to cancer patients in need. Contact: 512-296-2180 or visit www.careboxprogram.org.
  • Cleaning for a Reason
    Contact: 877-337-3348 or visit www.cleaningforareason.org.
  • Austin Meals on Wheels
    Contact: 512-476-6325

Counseling

  • Texas Oncology’s licensed social workers are dedicated to helping patients, caregivers and families through illness. Please reach out to your site’s social worker to learn more about the support available to you.

Exercise

Senior Information and Referral

  • AGE of Central Texas​
    Contact: 512-451-4611
  • Area Agency on Aging
    Contact: 512-916-6062

Support Groups

https://www.texasoncology.com/my-support

Transportation

  • Medicaid Transportation
    Contact: 877-633-8747
  • CARTS (rural transport)
    CARTS delivers transportation tailored specifically for each of the 169 communities it serves. Contact: 800-456-7433 or visit ridecarts.com.
  • Senior Transportation through City of Austin Parks and Transportation Department (PARDS)
    Contact: City of Austin Parks and Recreation 512-974-1464
  • Faith in Action Caregivers
    Provides personalized transportation to medical appointments, shopping, and other destinations. Clients must be 60 or older, ambulatory, and unable to provide their own transportation or assistance. Contact: 512-538-1152 or visit www.faithinactioncaregivers.org.