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.
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.
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
- Blood Cancers
- Brain Tumors
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Rare Cancers
- Oral, Head and Neck Cancers
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate 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.
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.
Cancer is expensive. This site has a listing of organizations that can offer (or help locate) financial assistance. As a reminder, all of Hope Connections' services are free of cost.
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.
- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
- 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: