American Cancer Society
250 Williams St., NW, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 303039
(Also listed under General Information)
This is a national, non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Volunteer training programs, peer and 1:1 support for individuals and families.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
The National Cancer Institute is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research. CIS is a program of the NCI and has excellent, up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about cancer and cancer research, in English and Spanish.
This is a non-profit service providing a free website that connects family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.
This is a local resource for accurate and current information in support of cancer patients and their families. Their free programs and strategies help people gain a sense of hope and control.
Cancer Research Institute
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006
They help survivors overcome the challenges of life after cancer with support groups, educational materials, insurance information and assistance, and advocacy for cancer survivors.
Cancer Wellness Center
Barbara Kassel Brotman House (Main Office)
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062-8010
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030
By Appointment Only
2824 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, IL 60085
Hot Line: 847.509.9494
This locally-based organization seeks to enhance the quality of life for those affected by cancer and empower them through psychosocial support and education.
This is a consumer magazine for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. It provides knowledge, hope and inspiration for cancer patients/survivors and their families, caregivers, healthcare teams and support group leaders.
Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)
1 Loop Road
Westchester County Airport
White Plains, N.Y. 10604
Provides free plane transportation to cancer patients going to/from recognized cancer treatment centers. No financial requirements.
Gilda’s Club (Chicago)
537 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Gilda’s Club (New York)
48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005
The organization is the leading global advocate for the principle that emotional and social support is as essential as medical care when there is cancer in the family.
A weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show linking patients, survivors, and healthcare professionals.
JourneyCare (Formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois)
405 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010
The organization helps patients realize their quality of life and end-of-life goals through pain and symptom management, compassionate care, cutting-edge therapies and a full range of social services for both patients and their loved ones.
This is a place, located in the Fox Valley of Illinois, where people living with cancer, their families and friends, can go for the information and encouragement to live well while living with cancer.
Let's win is an online community for those affected by Pancreatic Cancer to share experiences with innovative science driven treatments and learn about the newest research, breakthroughs and clinical trials.
This is a regional organization that brings together people with life-threatening illnesses for mutual support.
The organization is committed to offering a safety net of services that improve physical and emotional well-being and meet the spiritual needs of people of all ages, and providing information for direct access to hospice and palliative care in the local (Chicago) area.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization with its purpose being quality cancer care for all.
This organization serves residents of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will counties in Illinois.
131 N. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521
This organization offers free support and skills to cope with cancer. The programs are designed to complement conventional medical treatments while concentrating on the psychological and emotional needs of participants and their families.
1619 Colonial Parkway
Palatine, IL 60067
This is a non-medical support center in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where people living with cancer can gather for counseling, education, encouragement and empowerment – at no fee.
300 Saunders Road, Suite 300
Riverwoods, IL 60015
This non-profit organization is dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families. They specialize in the field of children’s grief locally and nationally. Peer support group services are provided in four locations, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville and Riverwoods.