Health Resources

Resource Links

Emotional Support

CancerCare National Office
275 Seventh Ave.
Floor 22
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 813-4673
Fax: (212) 712-8495
Email: info@cancercare.org
Web: www.cancercare.org
Provides referrals, one-on-one counseling, specialized support groups, and educational programs.
Cancer Hope Network
2 North Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (877) HOPENET
Fax: (908) 879-6518
Email: info@cancerhopenetwork.org
Web: www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Provides one-to-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery, from trained and certified volunteers who have undergone the treatments themselves.
Chai Lifeline/Camp Simcha
Sohacheski Family Center
9233 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 274-6331 or (877) 374-6331
Fax: (212) 465-0949
Email: westcoast@chailifeline.org
Web: chailifeline.org
Provides support service programs to children and their families in crisis, including medical referrals, support groups, visits to hospitalized and housebound children, financial aid, transportation, a kosher camp for kids with cancer, and more.
Child Life Council
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 202
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 881-7090
Fax: (301) 881-7092
Email: CLCStaff@childlife.org
Web: www.childlife.org
Promotes the well-being of children and families in healthcare settings by supporting the development and practice of the child life profession with training conferences, publications, and information.
Children's Hopes and Dreams Foundation
86 Auble Road
Blairstown NJ, 07825
Phone: (973) 361-7348
Web: www.childrenswishes.org
Operates a free, worldwide pen-pal program for children ages five to seventeen with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or life-threatening illnesses.
Coping Magazine
P.O. Box 682268
Franklin, TN 37068
Phone: (615) 790-2400
Fax: (615) 794-0179
Email: info@copingmag.com
Web: www.copingmag.com
Publishes a bimonthly publication devoted to people whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Kids Cancer Network
P.O. Box 4545
Santa Barbara, CA 93140
Attention: Kenon Neal
Web: www.kidscancernetwork.org
Distributes The "FUNLETTER," a full-color activities newsletter, to children with cancer.
Songs of Love Foundation
P.O. Box 750809
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone (toll-free): (800) 960-SONG(7664)
Fax: (718) 441-7372
Email: Info@SongsOfLove.org
Web: www.songsoflove.org
A volunteer group of more than 200 artists produce personalized musical portraits for children and teens with chronic or life-threatening diseases.

Financial Assistance

Cancer Fund of America
2223 N. 56th Street
Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: (480) 654-4715
Web: www.cfoa.org
Cancer fund of America is a non-profit organization set up to help cancer patients, hospices, and other healthcare providers by sending products free of charge directly to them. Products include personal care products, crutches, sweaters, and more. Please, explore their web site to find out more.

Believe in Tomorrow
6601 Frederick Road
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone: (800) 933-5470
Fax: (410) 744-1984
Web: believe-in-tomorrow.org
Email: Info@believeintomorrow.org
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and retreat housing services to critically ill children and their families. Keeping families together during a child's medical crisis, and the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. Hospital housing is available for patients at John Hopkins Children's Center, including one house specifically dedicated to the bone marrow transplant patients and their families. Retreat homes, serving families nationwide, are located on the Atlantic Ocean and in the Allegheny Mountains, North Carolina and Delaware. Please visit website for further information.

Free Air Transportation

Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604-1215
Toll-Free Patient Line: (866) 328-1313
Fax: (800) 328-4226
Email: info@corpangelnetwork.org
Web: www.corpangelnetwork.org
Provides patients with cancer the use of available seats on corporate aircraft to get to and from recognized cancer treatment centers.
DreamLine, Inc.
Contact: Bob Iverson
117 North Merrill St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Provides free airline travel for children with serious illnesses needing transportation for emergency medical treatment or vacation.
The Air Care Alliance
Contact: Doug Vincent, Executive Vice President
1515 East 71st Street, Suite 312
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
Office Phone and Patient Transport Help Line - Toll Free: (888) 260-9707
Web: www.aircareall.org

Wish Fulfillment

B.A.S.E. Camp Children's Cancer Foundation
7501 Glenmoor Lane
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 673-5060
Fax: (407) 673-5095
Web: http://www.basecamp.org/
Email: email@basecamp.org
Helps obtain free or reduced price tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and other central Florida attractions, for children with a hematology/oncology disease and their immediate family.
The Brass Ring Society, Inc.
Doris Simard or Skip Welch
400 US Rte. 1
Falmouth, ME 04105
Grants wishes to children who suffer from life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
The Children's Dream Factory of Maine
P.O Box 227
Westbrook, ME 04098
Phone: (207) 591-7012 or (800) 639-1492
Email: info@dreamfactoryofmaine.org
Web: www.dreamfactoryofmaine.org
Grants wishes for chronically or seriously ill children from Maine.
Children's Wish Foundation International
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (770) 393-WISH or (800) 323-WISH
Fax: (770) 393-0683
Web: http://www.childrenswish.org
Email: wish@childrenswish.org
Fulfills wishes of terminally ill children.
The Children's Wish Foundation
c/o New Hope Center
100 E. Sybelia, Suite 300
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 629-8920 (For Wishes)
Phone: (407) 599-0909 (Center for Grieving)
Fax: (407) 629-7206
Web: http://www.newhopeorlando.org
Grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Dream Factory, Inc.
California chapter:
Jon Scott
5352 Norwich Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA. 91411
Office: (818)-981-9876
Fax: (818) 981-7339
Email: california@dreamfactoryinc.com
Web: www.dreamfactoryinc.com
National address:
National Headquarters
1218 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(800) 456-7556
info@dreamfactoryinc.com
Grants wishes of children ages 3 to 13 who are seriously or chronically ill.
High Hopes of New Hampshire, Inc.
416K Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, N.H. 03054
Phone: (603) 429-1010
Fax: (603) 429-0037
Web: www.highhopesnh.org
Grants wishes of chronically ill children and children with life-threatening diseases in New Hampshire.
Kids, Inc.
9300-D Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: (703) 455-KIDS
Grants unfulfilled wishes to gravely ill children 16 and younger anywhere in the US.
Magic Moments
c/o Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 939-9372
Fax: (205) 939-9189
Email: info@magicmoments.org
Web: www.magicmoments.org
Grants wishes to children 4 to 19 living or being treated in Alabama, who have chronic, life-threatening diseases, or who have severe trauma (burns, spinal cord, head trauma).
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
3550 N. Central Ave., Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 279-WISH or (800) 722-WISH
Fax: (602) 279-8055
Web: www.wish.org
Grants wishes to children under the age of 18 with life-threatening illnesses.
Operation Liftoff of Ohio
PO Box 1094
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Fulfills a dream for children in Ohio and surrounding states who have a life-threatening illness.
A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
2244 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: (614) 575-WISH or (800) 486-WISH
Web: www.spwish.org
The Starlight Foundation
12424 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 207-5558
Fulfills wishes for seriously, chronically, and terminally ill children age 4 through 18 years.
Sunshine Foundation
PO Box 255 5400 County Road 547 N Loughman, FL 33858 Phone: (863) 424-4188 or (800) 457-1976 Web: www.sunshinefoundation.org Grants wishes to chronically or terminally ill children, ages 3 to 21.
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada
148 Fullerton Street, Unit 1710
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 4P3
Phone: (800) 461-7935
Fax: (519) 642-1201
Fulfills the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 19 who are challenged by life threatening illnesses or severe physical disabilities.
Teddi Project
c/o Camp Good Days and Special Times
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
Phone: (716) 624-5555 or (800) 785-2135
Fax: (716) 624-5799
Web: www.campgooddays.org
Serves chronically or terminally ill children ages 7 to 17.
Wish With Wings, Inc.
917 W. Sanford St.
Arlington, TX 76012
Phone: (817) 469-9474
Fax: (817) 275-6005
Email: wish@awishwithwings.org
Web: www.awishwithwings.org
Serves children living in or being treated in Texas. Grants wishes for children 3 to 16 with life-threatening diseases.
The Wishing Star Foundation
915 W. 2nd, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 744-3411 or (800) 685-6956
Fax: (509) 744-3414
Web: www.wishingstar.org
Grants wishes to children 3 to 19 with life-threatening diseases. Serves Idaho, eastern Washington, and some areas of Oregon and Nevada.

Bereavement

The Centering Corporation
7230 Maple St.
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 553-1200
Fax: (402) 553-0507
Web: www.centering.org
Publishes a free catalog which contains an extensive listing of books, cards, and audio and videotapes on death and grieving.
Children's Hospice International
2202 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 3C
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (703) 684-0330 or (800) 24-CHILD
Web: www.centering.org
The Compassionate Friends National Office
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
Phone: (630) 990-0010
Fax: (630) 990-0246
Web: www.compassionatefriends.org