The resources listed below are not a substitute for medical advice and MWCABC does not assume responsibility for any information contained therein. MWCABC has made an effort to provide a list of reliable resources (listed alphabetically) but it cannot guarantee the validity of the information contained in such resources and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed therein.
• Books/ Media
• Bras & Prosthetics
• Career Services
• Children’s Camp
• Children’s Support Groups
• Cleaning Services
• Clinical Trials
• Donations of new or gently used Breast Cancer related articles
• Financial Assistance
• Fitness/ Yoga/ Reiki/ Meditation
• Hair/ Makeup/ Skin Care
• Mental Health Hotlines
• Mental Health Support
• Wellness Services / Physical Therapy/ Acupuncture
• Young Women Age 40 and Under
CancerCare has large list of publications that cover a wide variety of topics, some in English and Spanish, that can be ordered free of charge. There also worthwhile readings that are available on-line. A new publication is available for 2021: The 2021 Resource Guide for People With Cancer. This free, comprehensive booklet lists organizations that offer financial and practical help to people with cancer, and provides tips for managing cancer-related costs.
(Netflix documentary) Stories from spiritual leaders, physicians and those with chronic illnesses reveal the powerful connection between the human psyche and physical health.
Northwell Health Newsletter
Relevant to women's health; online and on demand seminars also available
BRAS & PROSTHETICS
A Personal Touch Boutique
Mastectomy, Compression, Maternity
1 Schwab Avenue Suite 1
Melville, NY 11747
Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-2pm (appointment only)
Diana’s at Yvette Lingerie
Dedicated to the personal and professional care of all your post-surgery and reconstruction needs.
40-13 Bell Blvd. , Bayside, NY 11361
Contact: Diana 718-229-5724
Specializing in Post-Mastectomy products and Wigs for Chemotherapy patients. Bras, Breast prostheses, swimwear, hats and Wigs are available. Most Insurances accepted. Please call for an appointment.
112 Broadway, Malverne, New York 11565
Sid Jacobson JCC
Offers programs that include workshops on career strategies and a weekly writing therapy program.
Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548
Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW-C, Director
tel: 516-484-1545, ext. 213
A free one-week sleep away camp for children ages 6-16 whose parent has been diagnosed with cancer or whose parent is a cancer survivor.
CHILDREN'S SUPPORT GROUPS
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
Free support groups for children and teens with a parent battling cancer. Call for a pre-group family meeting
Bruce Kaufstein 516-626-1971 ext. 316 or Michelle Spataro, ext.354.
A free community service of Mount Sinai South Nassau, a place where a child matters most. Through peer support groups, focus and attention are placed on the challenges the well sibling (Ages 5-17) faces in coping with his or her emotional response to having a sibling with cancer or another devastating illness or a parent with a cancer diagnosis. Bereavement services and parent groups are also offered.
1420 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557
Joanna Formont, Executive Director
The Psychological Health Collaborative PLLC
Therapy for children, adolescents and adults offering both personalized individual and group therapy options.
1025 Northern Blvd. suite 214, Roslyn, NY 11576
Cleaning for a Reason
Free housecleaning services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy - once a month for 4 months while in treatment. Online sign up. Requires a faxed doctor’s note confirming treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in your zip code area arrange for the service. Service is not guaranteed in all areas.
The only professional cleaning service offering Green-Clean certified maid service to protect against health risks associated with traditional house cleaning products and methods used by typical cleaning services.
tel: 516-931-6243 Contact: Robert Lawrence
Erica Love, MD
Cancer Clinical Trials Manager
AVP, Clinical Research, Oncology
SHARE provides dedicated, experienced support for women facing breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer. SHARE has teamed up with EmergingMed to offer breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer patients a free, confidential, personalized Clinical Trial Matching service. You can customize your searches based on a range of criteria that includes the specific breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer type, stage, treatment history and place where you can enroll. Clinical Trial Specialists are available to guide you through your confidential search.
Queens Breast Cancer Support Group
at the Samuel Field YM-YWHA 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy; Zoom
meetings during Covid; register here https://www.sharecancersupport.org/calendar/support-
Long Island Ovarian Cancer Support Group:
Zoom meetings during Covid; Call to register 212-719-1204
tel: 844-275-7427 (toll-free in English and Spanish)
tel: 877-769-4832 (toll-free in English and Spanish)
A line of stylish athletic clothing that adapts to compromised mobility and postoperative limitations and restrictions.
Donations of new or gently used Breast Cancer related articles. All prosthesis, post-surgical bras, camis or wigs must be cleaned and washed before donating.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
20 Cheshire Pl, East Northport, NY 11731
Designed by a Manhasset breast cancer survivor, the LiftMeUp is a portable electric recliner that instantly transforms your own bed and makes it adjustable. Extremely helpful when recuperating at home fromsurgery to keep you comfortable at an incline, it helps you transition from lying down to sitting upright and enables you to find your optimal position, all at the touch of a button.
Contact: Sabine 516-304-1980
Patients must live in NY or NJ and have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have tested positive for the BRCA Gene.
36 W 9th St. Suite 1, New York, NY 10011
Angela Andrade Foundation
Supports MBC (metastatic breast cancer) patients financially with grants up to $1800 yearly who apply and are awarded after meeting the eligibility requirements:
- Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Receiving treatment within the United States
- Permanent resident of the United States
- Financial Assistance Program: Provides limited financial assistance with treatment-related costs, such as transportation, home care and child care
- Co-payment Assistance Foundation: Helps people with cancer overcome financial access and
treatment barriers by assisting them with co-payments for their prescribed treatments.
Main Office: 275 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
tel: 212-601-9750 or Toll Free: 866-55-COPAY
Long Island chapter: P.O. Box 611, Port Washington, NY 11050
General help number manned by a social worker to point patients in the right direction for services across Long Island.
Contractors for Kids
Contractors for Kids is a non-profit corporation offering financial assistance to families with a sick child. Their goal is to help the family overcome obstacles that have impacted their lives due to sickness, injury or death of a child. The financial aid includes paying bills the family might need, from phone bills to mortgage payments. Must apply using online application for financial assistance. The requirements are completed and notarized application, medical proxy authorization, and family letter explaining need for financial aid, letter from child’s physician with diagnosis and circumstances that might support financial need, personal tax returns, last two pay stubs, birth certificate of child or legal guardianship papers, copies of all bills requesting assistance with as well as supporting financial income documents.
tel: 1-888-208-kids (5437)
Cure Mommy’s Breast Cancer.
Can provide up to $250. Complete application online at www.curemommy.org
Fax application to (888) 519-9185 or email to email@example.com. No insurance or drug reimbursement, for outstanding living expenses. Only applications received from New York residents of Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be considered at this time.
PO Box 585, N. Bellmore, NY 11710
Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
Assists patients who cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs including deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance.
Pink Aid - Pink Purse
Pink Purse provides assistance to individuals in need of financial help for non-medical expenses due to a breast cancer diagnosis. An application (which can be obtained on-line) must be completed by a social worker and include a doctor's letter confirming the diagnosis. The maximum financial assistance is $750 per 12-month period. Payments are made directly to providers. They do not reimburse the applicant directly.
Pink Aid - Pink Purse, P.O. Box 5157, Westport, CT 06881
tel: 844-PINKAID, (844-746-5243)
A national non-profit organization helping women with increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support. Some financial support also available for non-medical services. Though their expertise is with young women and Jewish families, they serve all women and men.
The Pink Fund
Provides financial support to breast cancer patients which helps meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow patients to focus on healing.
P.O. Box 603, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
tel: 877-234-PINK (877-234-7465) someone will return your call within 48 hours
The Sam Fund
Supports young adult cancer survivors 21-39 years of age in the U.S. after cancer as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Average grant is typically in the $1,500-$2,000 range. Two-step process:
Step 1 - requires answering questions about cancer experience, current financial situation and grant requests. There are a few short essay questions as well. (time consuming and must disclose significant personal information). Doctors must verify cancer survivorship status.
Step 2 - typically 60% of Part 1 applicants are invited to submit part 2, and approximately 50% of Part 2 applicants are selected for funding. The online, two-part application is available twice a year: in Jan. and June and only stays open 4-6 weeks. (Important not to miss that window, as application is not on a rolling basis)
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC) is a nationwide organization that has partnered with CancerCare to offer free, professional support services to patients and families coping with a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer. The TNBC Helpline is staffed by experienced oncology social workers with specific knowledge of triple negative disease. In addition to counseling, TNBC Helpline staff can direct callers to other useful resources such as a financial assistance program, support groups and educational workshops.
tel: 877-880-TNBC (8622)
United Breast Cancer Foundation
United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) is a nationwide organization, with National Headquarters in Huntington, NY, that provides financial assistance offering several programs including: Individual grant: For women in active treatment or within 3 years of remission, grant covers living expenses including rent, utilities, car payments, etc.
- Holistic grant: For women in active treatment or survivors up to 10 years out, grant covers holistic treatment(s) including nutritional counseling, energy healing, wigs, prostheses, etc.
- Child sponsorship grant: For women in active treatment or up to 3 years in remission, grant covers costs that are specifically for children, including child care, clothing, child’s medical bills, etc. Applicants may apply to more than one grant. Note that each grant application requires submission of date and nature of diagnosis along with income verification as proof of eligibility. There is a $25 application fee per grant that will be paid back through the grant. If the applicant is not able to pay the fee, contact the foundation directly to explain the situation.
FITNESS/ YOGA/ REIKI/ MEDITATION
Free at-home meditations or yoga classes
Jennifer Staib - Reiki Master Teacher
The Reiki Peace Center
Centerport, NY 11721
Journey to Wellness LLC
Bonnie Oringer, Certified Personal Trainer, C.E.S. (Cancer Exercise Specialist)
Health Coach, nutrition and weight management counselor
Judi Talit, M.S. Certified Reiki Master
Healing Alternatives: virtual reiki, meditation instruction, guided meditation, guided imagery, affirmations and stress management education, program design and support.
Linda Fuller C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist, Ycat Yoga Therapy Specialist (Cancer & Chronic Illness), Stress Management Specialist, Usui Reiki Master, Advanced Integrated Energy Practitioner, Sounder Sleep System Practitioner, Aroma Technique Practitioner
North Shore Wellness Group
Reiki for Mind, Body and Spirit Support of those diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Andrea Brophy, Reiki Practitioner
575 Underhill Blvd. Suite 126, Syosset, NY 11791
Northwell Health’s Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine
Northwell’s Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine, is an educational, wellness, and retreat center dedicated to one’s personal evolution in mind, body and spirit. With a specific emphasis on women, the center recognizes that each person’s journey to health is unique, therefore they collaborate with your healthcare team to create an individualized wellness plan specific to your needs and goals. The Center’s focus is on wellness and prevention. Their approach is evidence based, customized and shown to be safe and effective. Their multidisciplinary staff includes a physician, psychologist, holistic nurse practitioner, nurses, massage therapist, acupuncturist, reflexologist, nutritionist, certified yoga instructors and reiki master.
Jennifer Caliendo, Operations Manager
1500 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11050
Upcoming Events and Workshops at Northwell:
Acupuncture has been used to support symptom management while undergoing cancer treatments. Call for appointment: 516-858-3095
Chair Yoga Classes
Tuesday 11:30-12:45pm and Sundays 12:00-1:00pm
To register: Call us at 516-858-3095 or visit our website
Guided Imagery: On-going and Online for your Convenience
Guided Imagery can help your mind focus on positive images and thoughts. It can help decrease stress and pain, and create a sense of well-being.
Heart Smart for Breast Cancer Virtual
Our heart smart for women with breast cancer is a wellness program available to individuals who have breast cancer or are recovering from breast cancer
treatments. An interdisciplinary team will present different topics supporting healthy lifestyles from an integrative perspective, each week with time for group
sharing. The program consists of seven 1-hour sessions in a virtual group via zoom.
Lifestyle Medicine is an Evidence-based approach that can support women throughout their cancer journey by focusing on positive lifestyles.
Call for appointment: 516-858-3095
These modalities may help to reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve overall mental health and well-being.
Call for appointment: 516-858-3095.
Tai Chi Easy Series Virtual
Tai Chi EasyTM is an approach that makes Tai Chi simple, fun, and beneficial right away. The focus is on movement and breathing to create a state of relaxation and calmness. Call for registration: 516-858-3095
Om Sweet Om Center for Yoga Classes
2 Irma Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
Sol Center, Port Washington
Meditation and healing center offering free meditations on Mondays
Strength to Strength Cancer Wellness Program for Women
The Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center
Helps breast cancer survivors by providing support and services to nurture their body, mind, and spirit. All exercise classes taught by a certified cancer exercise specialist.
- Exercise Class: Strength training classes will help increase energy and stamina, plus strengthen heart and bone health.
- Gentle Yoga Classes: Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation to reduce fatigue and anxiety resulting in restored energy and vitality.
- Discussion Group: For Women with Breast or Gynecological in Treatment
- Short Term Individual Counseling
Programs and services are free and open to all in the community
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548
tel: 516-484-1545, ext. 213 – Contact: Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW-C, Director
Yoga for Cancer Survivors requires no prior yoga experience and can be modified for any and all participants. Private in-home classes. Also offers reiki treatments.
tel: 516-446-3028 – Contact: Hilary Chasin
Private or group classes offered at your home.
927 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
tel: 516-767-9642 – Contact: Shari Thompson, 917-796-9365 (cell)
Hair / Make-up / Skin Care/ Tattoo
Arctic Cold Caps
The Arctic Cold Cap system is recommended by many hospitals and physicians to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy treatment. Three levels of service are offered depending on a patients’ budget and needs. Registered nurses provide patient support.
De Lis Salon & Spa
576 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
Erick Ilizarov, Owner
DigniCap Scalp Cooling System
The FDA-cleared DigniCap Scalp Cooling System is indicated to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced alopecia in cancer patients with solid tumors. Available through Northwell Health Cancer Institute - Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park, NY 11042
FOS Living Organic Hair Salon
Organic hair salon using all natural hair and scalp products. No ammonia, pesticides, synthetics or GMOs.
13 Nassau Blvd., Garden City South, NY 11530
HairToStay is a national subsidy program supported by partnerships with both philanthropic and commercial organizations, providing need-based grants to offset the expense of scalp cooling systems for chemotherapy patients being treated in the U.S. Information about submitting an application is on their website.
Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation
Our Mission: Mondays at Racine provides proven mind-body derived health, beauty and wellness services to women, men and young adults undergoing treatment for any kind of cancer; all 100% free of charge. To schedule appointments and/or learn more, please call our Mondays Navigator at 888-9MONDAY (888-966-6329).
341 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Nubest Salon & Spa
Wig Care, eyebrow and eyelash care.
1482 Northern Blvd. , Manhasset, NY 11030
NYBRA Plastic Surgical Group
Nicole Rizzuto, Medical Tattooist, Certified Surgical Technologist
833 Northern Blvd, Suite 160 Great Neck, NY 11021
Olga Lucia, CPCP, FAAM, CMI Esthetician, Micro pigmentation Specialist
99 Powerhouse Road, Ste. 210, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Sauler Institute of Tattooing
Specializing in 3D areola nipple tattoos and permanent cosmetics
61 E 75th St. Apt 1F New York, NY 10021
710 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Mandy Sauler, Owner
Skin in Treatment
Skin in Treatment is a collection of skincare created by Merilyn Konnerth, a breast cancer survivor. This skincare treatment assists in addressing the effects of chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries in cancer patients. Focused on gentle, plant-based and natural ingredients to soothe inflammation and bind moisture to the skin. All products are fragrance- free.
tel: 516 317-8710
Yoga with Priti Jajoo
Saturday morning 9:30am 50 Minute Yoga Class $10 over zoom (recording good for 7 days also made available).
Email for questions or to join yoga offering email list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Classes Signup: https://pritijajoo.com/onlineclasses/
Online Recording Library: https://pritijajoo.com/practiceondemand
Northwell Health Lymphedema Therapy
Providing comprehensive treatment, management and education to patients who have abnormal lymphatic flow due to cancer, surgery, radiation, vascular insufficiency, infection, trauma or unknown cause.
tel: 888-REHAB 03
Westbury Total Health Care
A multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Lymphedema treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic massage therapy and diet/nutrition.
355 Post Avenue, Suite. 100, Westbury, NY 11590
MAMMOGRAMS- FREE/ LOW COST
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
Sisters United in Health/Hermanas Unidas en la Salud
Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline: 800-877-8077
Provides free 24-hour hotline, professionally facilitated individual and group counseling, and advocacy services to Breast Cancer patients and their families. All services are offered in English and Spanish. Provides breast health education and access to free and low-cost mammography screening services to underserved communities on Long Island.
Angela Papalia, LMSW, Assistant Director, 516-877-4329, email@example.com
Adriana Valencia, LMSW, Bilingual Social Worker, 516-877-4371, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lois Goetz, LMSW, ACSW, Bilingual Social Worker, 516-877-4347, email@example.com
Angelica Medina, MA, MCHES, Outreach Program Supervisor, 516-877-4331, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Breast & Cervical Early Detection Program
Offers help to some women if they qualify.
Northwell Uninsured Program
Free breast cancer screening and pap smears for women age 50 and over. No immigration documents are requested.
MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINES
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
Support Hotline: 800-877-8077
Adelphi University, School of Social Work, 1 South Avenue, PO Box 701, Garden City, NY 11530
Hotline is staffed by trained, professionally supervised volunteers who are all breast cancer survivors as well as extensive support groups and counseling program.
Lois Goetz, LMSW, ACSW
Bilingual Social Worker
Licensed oncology social workers provide free individual and support group counseling to anyone affected by cancer residing in New York or New Jersey. Counseling is available in English and Spanish and centers on the emotional and practical challenges that arise from cancer. Oncology social workers provide short-term, strengths-based emotional support and may also assist in locating practical assistance, including community resources. Counseling is offered in-person, via video-conferencing online or on the telephone.
tel: 800- 813-HOPE (4673) Ask to speak to a Social Worker
Pink Aid /Support Connection Hotline
Pink Aid, in partnership with Support Connection, offers a breast cancer hotline manned by professional peer counselors, all of whom are breast cancer survivors. The hotline is available to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage in his or her journey from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. The Hotline offers two critical kinds of support to breast cancer patients and survivors: ongoing emotional support and navigational support to help breast cancer patients and survivors find resources.
tel: 800-532-4290 The Hotline is open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based health organization dedicated to the fight against cancer. Free information on treatment, reconstruction, sexuality and relationships. Offers prevention, education, advocacy, emotional support and other services for all types of cancer and referrals for the ACS-sponsored "Reach for Recovery" program.
Information on breast reconstruction techniques. A 24 hour hotline is available for information on plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
LBBC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include the helpline, conferences, teleconferences, networking programs, newsletters, publications and recordings.
Provides information on all aspects of cancer and on clinical trials.
Nonprofit organization that provides patients and professionals with information about prevention and treatment of this complication of lymph node surgery. Call the hotline for referrals.
Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial support to insured patients, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The Foundation also assists patients with medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and job retention.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation site provides updated cancer research and offers practical breast health tips. The site also includes information about Race for the Cure. A helpline is available.
Provides support, counseling and information. Tips for talking with family and friends (including children). Partner Match program – a service for those supporting women through breast cancer and a guide – When the Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer. Your Shoes – 24/7 breast cancer peer support center.
Dedicated to addressing the concerns and issues unique to young women with breast cancer.