A Caring Place at Winchester Hospital A Caring Place for people with cancer is a retail store that carries wigs, prostheses, head coverings and much more. The professionally trained staff is available to help you select the best products for your individual needs.
The Center for Healthy Living From acupuncture and hypnotherapy to Reiki and massage and yoga, Winchester Hospital's The Center for Healthy Living offers a wide variety of integrative therapies designed to meet your individual needs.
Boston Cancer Support Boston Cancer Support was founded to disseminate information to all who have been touched by cancer by providing access to cancer support resources (ie. transportation, insurance, financial) and community outreach programs for patients, friends and caregivers north of Boston.
Cancercare Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. 800-813-HOPE (4673)
CancerConnect.com An online platform to ask, share, learn and connect with other cancer patients. It also offers health & wellness resources, videos and newsletter updates.
Cancer Really Sucks A website for teenagers designed by teenagers who have loved ones facing cancer.
Cancer Support Community A wealth of resources and support for people living with cancer, including free counseling and support by phone and cancer-specific information.
Caring Bridge Easily create a website for yourself or a loved one to share information with friends, family and other support. The interactive site allows you to post and receive messages, coordinate tasks such as rides and meals, and initiate fundraisers or events.
Cwellness Cancer Wellness TV with free on-demand videos for cancer complementary therapies.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer An internet radio show that invites medical experts, opinion leaders, authors, caregivers and survivors to share information and advice on how to live a better life with cancer.
Livestrong Provides direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connects people and communities with the services they need; and calls for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. 855 220-7777
Look Good Feel Better This program helps people with cancer deal with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment. It is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. Check the website to see if this program is offered at your hospital.
Look Good Feel Better for Men This is a practical guide for helping men with some of the side effects of cancer treatment, including skin changes, hair loss, and more.
MyLifeLine Reduce the stress of communication and end isolation by building a community and taking control of your cancer journey. Create your own page to communicate with friends and family. Also, provides resources for caregivers.
Wig Bank Program The American Cancer Society (ACS) maintains the Wig Bank Program, which allows patients that are undergoing a medical treatment to obtain a synthetic wig or head covering free of charge. There are locations north of Boston in Allston, Andover, Georgetown, Haverhill, Merrimac, and Woburn. 800 227-2345
SeniorCare, Inc. Serving Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester By-The-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. Travel Counseling Center 1-888-499-5324 (M-F 9am-5pm) maintains a database of transportation services on the North Shore.
Angel Flight East Angel Flight East (AFE) pilots provide free air travel to individuals requiring crucial medical care at distant facilities but lacking the financial ability to fly. Additional services include, the delivery of supplies to disaster areas and other compelling needs, and "compassion" flights for family members.
MRVTA Ring and Ride Affordable shared ride services in the Merrimack Valley
Community Servings Community Servings provides home-delivered meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses in 20 towns in Massachusetts. 617-522-7777.
Magnolia Meals at Home A meal delivery program that aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer, or soft tissue sarcoma, so that loved ones can spend quality time together. Available in some areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 617-733-5848
Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Provides grants, and sponsors fundraisers for families in need due to a life-threatening illness in New Hampshire.
Calm Cancer Stress (free) Meditations for help with stress, anxiety, sleep, discomfort and pain.
GPS4theSOUL (free) GPS for the Soul is based on two truths: that we all have within us a centered place of harmony and balance, and that we all veer away from that place again and again. A guide is a collection of the things that help you course-correct -- from music and poetry to breathing exercises and pictures of your loved ones. GPS for the Soul lets you play one of the guides we have assembled for you, or create your own.
HeadSpace Learn to meditate with our free Basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It will give you a solid foundation to build your practice on.