Comprehensive Cancer Care Services

Support Services | Support Groups

479-361-5847 or 1-800-394-0249 5835 W. Sunset Avenue Springdale, AR 72762 www.hopecancerresources.org

Hope Cancer Resources is a local nonprofit that provides direct services to patients living or being treated in Northwest Arkansas through a variety of programs. Hope Cancer Resources partners with Highlands Oncology Group, PA to provide professional oncology social work services to cancer patients. In addition, Hope Cancer Resources provides the following direct services for patients and their families:

  • Prescription Assistance – Hope Cancer Resources assists patients with the process of completing paperwork to receive any medication related to their cancer treatment through pharmaceutical company programs. Hope Cancer Resources will also buy medications directly for patients during waiting periods, for drugs without program and/or for those with high co-pays. Hope Cancer Resources will assist patients with up to $500 worth of medications.
  • Emergency Assistance – Hope Cancer Resources offers an emergency assistance program that seeks to bridge the gap for patients facing financial difficulty due to their illness. Hope Cancer Resources can help with up to $800 in assistance to cover such things as housing needs (rent, mortgage, home owners insurance, some utilities) or transportation needs (gas, car payments, car insurance, travel to out-of-town treatment). Emotional Assistance – Through professional social workers, Hope Cancer Resources is able to offer a continuum of emotional services ranging from crisis intervention, resource mobilization, supportive counseling and psychosocial counseling one-on-one or through support groups – all at no cost to the patient. Our emotional services are available to patients, family members and/or caregivers. Spanish Interpretation – Hope Cancer Resources provides a Spanish interpreter to assist patients during appointments as requested by patients and their caregivers.
  • Tobacco Cessation – A Certified Heath Education Specialist at Hope Cancer Resources will meet one-on-one with patients to talk about strategies and resources to help you quit using tobacco products.
  • Transportation – Hope Cancer Resources provides transportation to and from treatment when no other assistance is available.

The cancer support and education programs of Hope Cancer Resources are supported in part through grants by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Challenge, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary and the Walmart Foundation.

Washington Regional Cancer Support Home 
2706 E. Central Ave. — Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone 479.271.2257 1101
 
1101 North Woolsey Avenue — Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone 479.521.8024
Toll Free 1-800-416-870

The Cancer Support Home is a home-like facility for cancer patients and their families. There are two locations, one in Bentonville and the other in Fayetteville. The home offers hope, comfort and resources to those seeking assistance in coping with cancer.

  • Support Sessions – Individuals meet weekly or monthly in various support group sessions for open discussion and education. Groups offer practical and emotional support for patients and caregivers. All groups are confidential and facilitated by licensed professionals.
  • Boutique – The Boutique is designed to be a private and comfortable place where patients may try on wigs, turbans and hats. We also have a prosthesis fitting room containing various breast forms, bras and other supplies a mastectomy patient might need.
  • Educational Opportunities – Classes and seminars are held throughout the year on a variety of topics dealing with cancer.
  • Resource Library – The collection of literature and videos can help you and your family learn more about a particular condition and its treatment options. You’ll find books on coping, humor, encouragement and healing. In addition, free internet access is available to assist in your search for the most current information.
  • Guest Rooms – Guest rooms are available for out-of-town cancer patients who are undergoing treatments and/or hospitalization. These rooms, available at the Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville only, are also offered to family members accompanying a patient. If a patient is receiving cancer treatment at any area facility, one support person may stay overnight with the patient. When a patient is hospitalized, two support people may stay overnight at the home. This program is provided for patients upon referral and is based upon room availability.
  • Breast Cancer Patient Navigator – The Breast Care Navigator provides individualized guidance to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The Navigator follows women diagnosed with breast cancer throughout every aspect of treatment, aiding in dispelling fear, linking to financial and quality of life support resources, and being a comfort and friend to patients and their families. In addition, the breast cancer patient navigator has some limited funds for direct financial assistance for breast cancer patients in their service area.

Madison County Health Coalition Madison County Health Unit 709 N. College Street Huntsville, AR 72740 479.738.2612

American Cancer Society 1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 2313 Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-246-0002, www.cancer.org — American Cancer Society is a national organization serving Northwest Arkansas through an office in Springdale. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Road to Recovery Road to Recovery is a service program where volunteers provide transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again. Transportation is provided according to the needs and available resources in the community.

Other Resources The American Cancer Society’s local office also has breast prosthesis and accessories, wigs and a wide variety of educational information for cancer patients and their families.

The Cancer Support Home Fayetteville 479-521-8024 Bentonville 479-271-2257

Free Hats and Wigs Each location has a Boutique designed to be a private and comfortable place where patients may try on wigs, turbans and hats.

Hats and Wigs for Purchase Women’s Pavilion in Rogers 479-936-7050 Special Discount for Highlands Oncology Patients: All wigs & hairpieces are Buy 1 Get 1 Free or Buy 1 at 40% Off Wig Villa in Springdale 479-751-1290 10% Discount for patients receiving chemotherapy Hairlines in Rogers 479-636-4000 Tender Loving Care through the American Cancer Society 1-800-850-9445 www.tlccatalog.org – Call to request a catalog of their products. Chemo Savvy 1-888-599-3560 – www.chemosavvy.com Call to request a catalog of their products.

Cancer Connection Programs The following programs are designed to connect cancer patients with other individuals that have experienced the same type of cancer and treatment or professionals with a wealth of experience with a particular disease. Simply call one of following programs that apply, and explain your diagnosis and situation. They will review their volunteer registry to find the best possible match, and then have that individual contact you back. The Anderson Network (through MD Anderson- adult volunteer database) 1-800-345-6324

 

BEEN THERE Local network of cancer survivors who volunteer to provide one-on-one support for newly diagnosed patients. Contact Christy Scarrow, LSW at 479-361-5847.

THE BUDDY SYSTEM (Through Cancer Care) 1-800-813-4673

BLOOD CANCERS For adult patients, family and friends coping with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and other blood cancers meets once a quarter at Hope Cancer Resources, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Contact Julie Kientz, LSW and Sarah Bryson, LCSW.

BREAST FRIENDS Women with breast cancer who live in Madison County. Every second Tuesday of the month 6:00 PM Madison County Health Unit in Huntsville. Donna Graham at 479-738-2612

CANCER HOPE NETWORK 1-877-467-3638

CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK 1-877-333-4673

CANCER SURVIVORS CARROLL COUNTY The group is open to any with a cancer diagnosis and their family the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Island Community Church. Call 479-253-7235 for information.

CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP Open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis and their family. 1st & 3rd Thursday 4:00 PM Holiday Island Community Church Frank Dinello at 479-253-7235.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024 for information.

CLIMB – Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery For children ages 6-12 who have a parent or other adult loved one with cancer. Contact Hope Cancer Resources at 479-361-5847 for more information.

COPING AND CONVERSATION Anyone with a cancer diagnosis and their caregiver are welcome every Wednesday at noon at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024 for information.

DIVA DARLINGS Teenage girls who have a mom, grandmother, aunt, etc. who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. 1st Tuesday of the month 5:00-6:30 PM at Circle of Life. MaryEllen Boucher 479-750-6632 Please Contact Cancer Support Home for seasonal groups 479-271-2257 or 479-521-8024

FAITHFUL FRIENDS Breast cancer support group that meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Call 479-756-1700 for more information.

LUNG CANCER Open to lung cancer patients and their caregivers. It meets the 3rd Thursday of January, March, May, July, & September at Hope Cancer Resources at 5:00 p.m. Contact Adela Martinez, LSW at 479-361-5847 for information.

NEWLY DIAGNOSED This group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month at noon at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024 for information.

NWA Ostomy Support Every third Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Manor Christian Church in Fayetteville. Contact Diana Gallagher at 479-530-7193 for information.

PINK DIVAS BREAST CANCER Springdale – every Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Circle of Life. Call 479-957-1433 for information.   Siloam Springs – every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Call 479-549-4455 for information.

NWA PEER NETWORK PROSTATE CANCER The Peer Network is a completely private and confidential setting for prostate cancer survivors to get together to discuss prostate cancer-related issues. It meets the 3rd Thursday every month at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. For more information, call 479-521-8024.

PROSTATE CANCER Supports men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners. This group meets the 4th Tuesday every month at Community Church in Bella Vista, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except November and December). Call 479-855-1126 for information.

HISPANIC WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Hispanic women with any cancer diagnosis. There will be translators at each meeting. 4th Monday 5:30 PM Cancer Support Home-Fayetteville. Susan Ernest 479-521-8024

SPOHNC- Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer 3rd Saturday of month at the Cancer Support Home Fayetteville. Jack Igleburger at 479-876-1051 / 586-4807.

OSTOMY SUPPORT Meets at Washington Regional Wound Care Clinic. Diana Gallagher 479-463-HEAL (4325).

SURVIVOR’S CIRCLE Support for women who are surviving breast cancer. Women are welcome to bring needle or handwork project the 1st and 3rd Monday every month at 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. Call 479-521-8024 for more information.

UPBEATSFor women. First Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM at Papa Mike’s in Kingsdale Complex in Bella Vista. Call 479-855-6275 for information.

WOMEN WITH CANCER All women cancer patients are welcome. 2nd Monday of each month at Cancer Support Home Bentonville at 5:30 PM. Trace Henley 479-271-2257

YOUNG WOMEN WITH CANCER This group focuses on the concerns of younger women who have faced a cancer diagnosis. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home in Fayetteville. For more information, call 479-521-8024.

YOUNG BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Last Thursday of month, 5:30 PM Fayetteville Cancer Support Home. Susan Earnest 479-521- 8024/ 466-5893.

NWA YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION This network is designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40’s or younger regardless of your current age. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Learn about available resources, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. Find out more information at www.youngsurvival.org.

 

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