Practical & Financial Support for Cancer

Practical & Emotional Support

Local support:

CMH’s Oncology Social Worker
Mari Montesano, LCSW, 503-338-4589

The Cancer Collaborative’s oncology social worker provides support to help you adjust to your diagnosis, for caregivers and family. Get help connecting to local resources, setting up advanced directives, and understanding disability and social security.

Lower Columbia Hospice, Grief Support Group

Hospice Social Worker is currently running an open grief support group. Please contact their office for current date and time, 503-338-6230

Online Support:

American Cancer Society
cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345

American Society of Clinical Oncology
cancer.net

CancerCare
cancercare.org, 1-800-813-4673

Wide variety of free support groups via telephone or online for people with cancer and their caregiver/family, including one-on-one online support with an oncology social worker. Support and education for both patients and caregivers, including telephone support groups, workshops, and financial assistance.

Cancer and Careers
cancerandcareers.org, 646-929-8032

Helping you thrive at work through cancer treatment.

Cancer Support Community
cancersupportcommunity.org, 1-888-793-9355

Free cancer support helpline, weekdays 6am-6pm, and weekends 6am-2pm. Offers many different support options and connections to resources, including supportive counseling over the phone, and financial navigation and counseling regarding the costs of cancer.

Imerman Angels
imermanangels.com, 1-866-463-7626

Peer support for both caregivers and patients navigating the system. Request a mentor over the phone or online.

National LGBT Cancer Network
cancer-network.org, 212-675-2633

Young Adult Support Group
Nora Larson, LICSWA, 503-231-2610

Support group for young adults with cancer, hosted by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute via Zoom at 5:30-7pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Financial Support

Cancer Support Community
cancersupportcommunity.org, 1-888-793-9355

Free cancer support helpline, weekdays 6am-6pm, and weekends 6am-2pm. Offers many different support options and connections to resources, including supportive counseling over the phone, and financial navigation and counseling regarding the costs of cancer.

Triage Cancer
triagecancer.org

Education resources around finances, insurance, disability. A variety of informational videos on different topics.

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