Breast Cancer Solutions Resources
COMMUNITY RESOURCE NAVIGATION
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, please call toll-free 866-960-9222 for the following services:
- Compassionate phone support by Breast Cancer Solutions staff and volunteers
- Navigation and referrals to local, regional and national resources that help breast cancer patients
- Screening for Breast Cancer Solutions’ financial assistance program
Download Breast Cancer Solutions’ Resource Guide:
All Areas Plus National Resources
Inland Empire Plus National Resources
Orange County Plus National Resources
San Diego County Plus National Resources
Lista de Recursos en Espanol: Todas Las Areas
Lista de Recursos en Espanol: Condado Riverside y San Bernardino/Todas Las Areas
Lista de Recursos en Espanol: Condado Anaranjado/Todas Las Areas
Lisa de Recursos en Espanol: Condado San Diego y Todas Las Areas (próximamente)
National and Local Resources
American Cancer Society
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Patient Advocate Foundation
Susan G. Komen
211 Orange County houses a database that includes providers for counseling, emergency food, shelter, legal and medical services, parenting assistance, transportation, child care and programs for seniors, among others. Information is updated continually through constant use, and every agency is contacted annually to ensure its listing is current and active.
211 San Bernardino is a toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.
211 San Diego connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database.
Access OC is a nonprofit organization in Orange County that connects the medically uninsured/underinsured who are in need of surgery to volunteer specialists who are willing to donate their expertise.
Breast Cancer Angels provides financial assistance for women and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment.
California Women’s Law Center (Los Angeles) provides assistance to women with breast cancer issues such as employment discrimination, insurance, access to health care, debt collection, housing, public benefits advocacy, family law issues, wills and powers of attorney.
Cancer Hope Foundation (Calabasas) – The mission of the Cancer Hope Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. They currently focus on the Camp Keepsake program, a cost-free camp retreat where children, adolescents, and adults dealing with cancer receive support in an energetic and fun atmosphere. Additionally, the invitation is extended to the family members, caregivers, and close friends of those in attendance, so they too can experience the positive retreat filled with entertainment, while setting aside some of their daily life stresses.
Disability Rights Legal Center is a community-based program providing information and educational outreach on cancer-related issues to people with cancer, cancer survivors, their families and employers.
Every Woman Counts is a program of the California Department of Health Services that provides breast health education to physicians and the community, breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for women age 40+, and cervical cancer screening services to women age 21+ (screening services require eligibility assessment).
Families Forward This Homeless Prevention Program helps low-income families avoid losing their housing through rent and utility assistance, counseling, life-skills, food and referrals. The Transitional Housing Program provides homeless families with a safe, clean home while they receive the necessary guidance and resources to make a long-term impact on the circumstances that led to their crisis.
Food Finders is a conduit that provides food to feed the impoverished, hungry people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Food Finders is also a referral source for individuals directing them where they can go to receive help.
Friendship Shelter is the only shelter for homeless adults in South Orange County, and the most comprehensive program of its kind in this area.
Healthcare Foundation of Orange County The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of the neediest and most underserved residents of Orange County, with particular emphasis on central Orange County, by advancing their access to health promotion, prevention and basic health care.
Jewish Family Services of San Diego offers individualized case management for breast cancer patients in San Diego County. The program includes home visits, care coordination, and navigation to support services.
The Jill Foundation provides financial assistance to hair stylists in or around Orange, CA who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in financial need. The foundation holds an annual Cut-A-Thon to raise funds for their program.
JWCH Institute (Los Angeles) improves the health status and well being of underserved segments of the population of Los Angeles County through the direct provision or coordination of healthcare, health education services and research.
LGBTQ Center OC advocates on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provides services that ensure its well-being and positive identity, including high-quality health promotion, disease prevention, and mental health programming that is affordable, accessible, and culturally competent.
Mama’s Kitchen offers a meal delivery service to breast cancer patients in San Diego County.
Maribo Cares provides unique services to aid in cancer treatment and recovery, including house cleaning, hair wash/blow dry, phone call check-ins, food boxes for seniors, and appointment reminders.
Michelle’s Place, serving Riverside County, provides emotional and educational support to those touched with breast cancer and facilitate breast health care services.
OC Women2Women provides comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens to achieve economic self sufficiency through employment success.
Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Network is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.
Thriving Beyond Cancer – UCI is a small group program that connects individuals who are in remission from cancer and want to move beyond disease to more vibrant health.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
San Francisco and San Mateo Counties
Bay Area Cancer Connections provides an emergency financial assistance program to patients with ovarian or breast cancer.