For a full list of services and programs provided by Roswell Park visit Supportive Services.
Here are some valuable sources of information and support in Western New York, including local chapters of national organizations.
Mary & Ralph Wilson, Jr. Support Center
The Mary & Ralph Wilson, Jr. Support Center provides programs for people of all ages who have been touched by cancer. Counseling and support are available for those living with cancer and family members dealing with grief and loss. The Mary & Ralph Wilson, Jr. Support Center is located at 150 Bennett Road in Cheektowaga. For more information, please call 716-836-6460.
Camp Good Days is a local nonprofit that provides year-round programming and support, in addition to summer camping sessions, to children with cancer, children who have a parent or sibling with cancer and children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. The organization also provides support to young adults and women who have or have had cancer with year-round events and weekend retreats.
Cancer Wellness Center
The Cancer Wellness Center is a wellness community for those touched by cancer offering services including patient education and emotional support. Their Cancer Coach Program provides support and encouragement to cancer patients through trained volunteers who have recovered from a cancer diagnosis and want to share their experiences and success with others. For more information, call 716-873-0905.
Legal Services for Individuals and Families Affected by Cancer
Through a New York State Department of Health grant, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. is providing free legal services for low-income cancer patients, recent cancer survivors, and the families of pediatric cancer patients. Help is available for wills, powers of attorney, family law, divorce, landlord /tenant law, Social Security Disability, S.S.I., public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, utility shut offs, and numerous other legal matters. Clients not financially eligible may receive services on a sliding fee scale. For more information, or to request services, call 716-847-0655, ext: 420.
Hospice Services are available to provide support and palliative care services to patients and caregivers coping with a life limiting illness. Call our department of Social Work at 716-845-8022 for information on Hospice services in your area.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.
Their local office in Amherst, NY, 716-689-6981, offers the following services to our patients:
- Support Groups
- Hope Lodge - Free housing for patients & families
- Look Good/Feel Better – A monthly workshop for cancer patients with practical tips on skin, hair, nail and make-up.
- Road to Recovery – Transportation for cancer patients
Today, many patients, caregivers, and family members turn to the internet for additional medical information to help them manage their care and make treatment decisions. If you want to search on your own, we would like to suggest the following trusted medical information websites for your information needs:
- Medline Plus
- Cancer Care
- National Cancer Institute
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (for patients)
- American Cancer Society
If you would like additional information, we have trained cancer information specialists in our Resource Center for Patients and Families who can help you search and find the information you need. Please call 716-845-8659 to speak with a cancer information specialist.