We have compiled a resource list that we hope will be helpful, including local and national organizations. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, please call our Program Director or visit our library.
The organizations we have listed (in alphabetical order) are dedicated to educating, supporting and advocating for people who have been affected by these cancers.
For Young Adult-specific resources, please scroll to the bottom of this list.
- Anal Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Blood Cancers
- Brain Tumors
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Cancer
- Oral, Head and Neck Cancers
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Rare Cancers
- Skin Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Vulva Cancer
- Young Adults
These organizations are dedicated to meeting the needs of young adults who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.
- Hope Connections: Young Adults with Cancer Support Group
- Stupid Cancer
- The Samfund
- The Ulman Foundation
- Navigating Cancer Care (Cancer.net)
- Testicular Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Resources and Support for College Students with Cancer
Higher education poses a number of unique challenges. Students with cancer face many of those same challenges, and sometimes even more. The purpose of this guide is to increase understanding of and awareness for college students with cancer and provide resources and expert insight they can use to help them find success.
In addition to our support groups, or for those who prefer individual counseling, these organizations provide free one-on-one counseling on a limited basis. For ongoing therapy, we suggest Psychology Today.
Additional Resources by Topic
You have rights that protect your employment, access to insurance and to appeals if care is denied. Here are some groups we partner with. Watch our quarterly calendar for programs delivered by experts in these topics. See financial resources for sources of direct financial aid.
In addition to Hope Connections' many exercise classes, 2Unstoppable is an organization dedicated to helping women who have been diagnosed with cancer get moving and stay strong. They make fitness connections through a buddy system.
- Caring Matters
Caring matters offers volunteer services and resource and grief support.
- Other organizations in our area offering similar services to Hope Connections in locations around the DMV:
Nueva Vida was founded in 1999 to fulfill the growing needs of the underserved Latino community affected by cancer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
- Survivorship From A-Z
A comprehensive interactive website for people with cancer. The website provides information on insurance, government benefits, managing finances, employment issues, planning ahead, medical concerns, day-today living and emotional well-being.