Below is a list of resources complied by members of the AGSS Foundation for families who have been challenged by the hardships of cancer.

 

Community Support

Ribbons of Life Cancer Foundation
The Ribbons of Life (RoL) Breast Cancer Foundation is an organization committed to providing breast cancer education, advocacy, emotional, and social support within Ventura County.

MesotheliomaGuide
The MesotheliomaGuide mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. Mesothelioma Guide was founded with over a decade of experience serving the mesothelioma community and a commitment to creating a better environment for patients and family members. By remaining a for-profit company, we’re able to dedicate hundreds of thousands of dollars in free top-tier resources and patient support staff.

 

Assistance Programs

American Cancer Society – United Cancer Assistance
Information for the United Cancer Assistance Network.

American Cancer Society – Wigs for Adults
Information for wigs for cancer patients with Dr. prescription.

American Cancer Society – Wigs for Children
Information for wigs for cancer patients under 18.

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Santa Paula
Complimentary Therapies.

Cancer Hope Foundation
The mission of Cancer Hope Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. Our energies are currently concentrated on Camp Keepsake, a program which offers a cost-free camp retreat for adult cancer patients/survivors, their children and friends. Camp Keepsake provides support in an energetic and fun atmosphere. The invitation is extended to family members, close friends, and caregivers, hoping that they too will benefit from their visit to Camp Keepsake.

Under special circumstances, persons with illnesses closely related to cancer, cancer patients/survivors in remission, and/or people with other situations are also welcomed wherein the Camp Keepsake directors deem attendance appropriate.

568 Constitution Ave, Units F & G
Camarillo CA 93012
805.384.5445
cancerhopefoundation.org

Cleaning for A Reason Foundation
This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer.

Caring Bridge
Free, personal and private websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends.

Knitted Knockers
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.

LumpheDIVAS
If you can’t afford to purchase a lymphedema sleeve, gauntlet, and/or glove, and you can’t manage your post-mastectomy swelling, LympheDIVAs want to help.

Good Wishes
Our mission is simple: to provide free of charge, one beautiful It’s a Wrap© or Good Wishes Scarf to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Our goal is to in some small way ease their journey, provide a small bit of comfort and share the power of positive thinking and good wishes with these individuals on their path to healing and recovery.

 

Prescription Assistance Programs

Copays.org
Providing assistance for cancer patient’s co-payments for doctor’s visits.

Needy Meds
NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them.

RxAssist and Rx Outreach Patient Assistance Programs
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine.

Rx Hope
RxHope is exactly what its name implies…a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording.

Together Rx Access
With Together Rx Access®, individuals and families without prescription drug coverage can gain access to immediate savings on hundreds of brand-name and generic prescription products right at their neighborhood pharmacies.