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ACS Advanced Directives

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/planning-managing/advance-directives/types-of-advance-health-care-directives.html

A summary provided by American Cancer Society explaining types of advanced directives. There are many advance directive formats. The most common types of advance directives are the living will and the durable power of attorney for health care (sometimes known as the medical power of attorney).

All CancersLegal AssistanceNational Foundation and NonprofitPractical Needs SupportNational Resource
Cancer Navigators of Rome

https://cancernavigatorsga.org/

3 Central Plaza #415 , Rome, GA 30161

(706) 509-5040

Cancer Navigators is a community-based 501 (c)3 non-profit organization funded by donations from citizens and businesses of Northwest Georgia, and by grants from private and public organizations. It has the endorsement and support of Harbin Clinic, Floyd Medical Center and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. Cancer Navigators partners with many organizations including the American Cancer Society to provide resources and educational materials.

All CancersEmotional/Mental Health SupportMedical Equipment/SuppliesNational Foundation and NonprofitNavigationPractical Needs SupportSupport GroupsTransportation
Cleaning For A Reason

https://cleaningforareason.org/

Cleaning for a Reason provides free home cleaning to patients battling cancer. When cancer makes life at home difficult, our trusted network of residential cleaners, cleaning industry volunteers, and community volunteers come together to support cancer patients and their families.

All CancersNational Foundation and NonprofitPractical Needs SupportNational Resource
DISCO

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/disco-discussions-of-cost/id1276616706

This app allows a patient with cancer to enter in enter basic demographic information, such as employment status and type of insurance. Then, based on that information, the app provides the patient with an individualized list of treatment cost-related questions that the patient can ask their healthcare provider.

AdvocacyCaregiversFinancial AssistanceNavigationPractical Needs SupportSurvivorshipNational Resource
FreeWill

https://www.freewill.com/

Estate planning is traditionally considered complex, scary, and expensive. That’s why we set out to build a simple tool that anyone can use to create these important documents. All estate plans made using FreeWill are 100% legal and specifically tailored to your jurisdiction.

All CancersLegal AssistanceNational Foundation and NonprofitPractical Needs SupportNational Resource
Georgia Cancer Specialists Advanced Directives

https://www.gacancer.com/advance-directives

If you are ever unable to make your own healthcare choices or to clearly communicate your wishes, other people will have to make choices for you. Advance Directives are a way to let your family, friends, and healthcare providers know, in advance, of your wishes to receive, or not receive medical care and treatment. To make sure that your family, friends, and healthcare providers understand your choices, it is important to have your Advance Directives in writing.

All CancersLegal AssistanceNational Foundation and NonprofitPractical Needs SupportNational Resource
Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center

https://www.goodsamhwc.org/

175 Samaritan Drive , Jasper, GA 30143

706-253-4673

The mission of Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is to provide quality, compassionate, and complete healthcare for all in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center will be a premier Community Health Center accessible to all and dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to the people and communities we serve. The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is a not-for-profit, Community Health Center, which provides health services to our community regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.

All CancersAdolescents and Young Adults (AYAs)National Foundation and NonprofitPhysical Health SupportPractical Needs Support
Jasper

https://www.hellojasper.com/

9295523904

Jasper helps you organize your schedule, lists, and needs for your cancer care—all in one place.

All CancersCaregiversEducational ProgramsEmotional/Mental Health SupportNavigationPhysical Health SupportPractical Needs SupportSurvivorshipNational Resource
Livestrong

https://www.livestrong.org

623 W. 38th St. Ste 300 , Austin, TX 78705

855-220-7777

We have a Mission Question, not a Mission Statement, because we believe that we can only achieve the best solutions through asking the right questions. We ask survivors and caregivers what they need, we ask the system how it can be more person-centered, we ask innovators how we can bring impossible ideas to life.

All CancersEducational ProgramsNational Foundation and NonprofitNavigationPractical Needs SupportSupport GroupsSurvivorshipNational Resource
LUNGevity Foundation

https://www.lungevity.org

228 S. Wabash, Suite 700 , Chicago, IL 60604

312-407-6100

LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support. We are dedicated to funding scientific research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Our strategic investment in both early detection and therapeutics will help people live better with lung cancer and dramatically improve on the current 19% five-year survival rate. LUNGevity initiatives position us as thought leaders in the lung cancer advocacy community, providing programs and driving change for those with lung cancer today and in the future. While we fund primary research, we also conduct patient-focused research to better understand their unmet needs and convene multi-stakeholder meetings to streamline the research process and accelerate progress to patients. LUNGevity seeks to empower patients to be active decision makers in their treatment process through our extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person s

All CancersLung CancerAdvocacyEducational ProgramsNational Foundation and NonprofitNavigationPractical Needs SupportResearchSupport GroupsSurvivorshipNational Resource
Maggie's Dream

https://www.teammaggiesdream.org/who_we_are

Team Maggie's Dream purpose is to provide financial assistance to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm. If you are interested in applying for a financial grant to help subsidize the cost of egg or sperm preservation

All CancersAdolescents and Young Adults (AYAs)AdvocacyFinancial AssistanceMedical Equipment/SuppliesPhysical Health SupportPractical Needs SupportNational Resource
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

https://www.northside.com/services/cancer-institute/support-and-survivorship

1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE , Atlanta, GA 30342

As Georgia’s leading provider of cancer care, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) offers a full range of cancer support and survivorship resources and services to address the practical, spiritual, emotional, financial and physical challenges cancer patients may face.

All CancersAdolescents and Young Adults (AYAs)CaregiversEducational ProgramsEmotional/Mental Health SupportExercisePhysical Health SupportPractical Needs SupportSpiritual Health SupportSupport GroupsSurvivorship
Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition

https://www.nwgacancer.org/

1004 Brookwood Ave , Columbus, GA 31906

7063254717

The Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, Inc. is a collaboration of fifteen counties in Northwest Georgia whose vision is to build a model of comprehensive rural cancer control. Our mission is to develop programs of excellence in cancer-related education, communications, prevention, early detection and screening, treatment, and research in this region. We believe prevention is a key element to reducing cancer risk, but unfortunately, not everyone is aware of steps to take towards cancer prevention and screening. We aim to provide the entire community with cancer screening guidelines and risk-reducing education, as well as provide appropriate screenings and healthcare access to our underserved populations.

Endometrial CancerMetastatic CancerUterine CancerFinancial AssistanceLiving Expenses/LodgingNational Foundation and NonprofitPractical Needs Support
The Breast Cancer Survivors' Network, Inc.

http://www.bcsurvivorsnetwork.org/

770-487-4396

Provide assistance, education, and positive support services before, during, and after diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of breast cancer.

Breast CancerFinancial AssistancePractical Needs Support
The Lydia Project

https://www.thelydiaproject.org/

1369 Interstate Parkway , Augusta, GA 30909

706-736-5467

The Lydia Project provides free services to women and girls anywhere facing any type of cancer.  This support includes ongoing correspondence and encouragement every month for at least twelve months. Locally, Lydia grants funds for rent, utility, medical supplies, and prescription assistance to women who are unable to afford these basic expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who reside in Georgia's Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties; and South Carolina's Aiken and Edgefield Counties.

All CancersFinancial AssistanceLiving Expenses/LodgingPractical Needs SupportSupport GroupsSurvivorship
United in Pink

http://unitedinpink.org/

1515 Bass Rd Suite H, Macon, GA 31201

(478) 254-5247

United in Pink's mission is to focus on survivorship and quality of life for families affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. It provides unique services to the community in that it is the only local organization to focus on the holistic needs of families affected by breast cancer. Although there are other support groups in the region, United in Pink is the only group that purposefully includes therapeutic activities and support for all members of the family. All United in Pink programs and services are offered at no charge and have no barriers to access.

Breast CancerEducational ProgramsEmotional/Mental Health SupportFinancial AssistanceFood/Meal DeliveryPractical Needs SupportSupport GroupsSurvivorshipTransportation
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Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.