Resources

Family and Caregiver Support

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. For more information, call 202-772-5050 or visit caregiveraction.org.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is the first community-based nonprofit organization started in the United States to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long-recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. For more information, visit www.caregiver.org or call 800.445.8106.

Kids Konnected

Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed. Kids Konnected offers support, understanding, community, comfort and a safe haven while a child goes through a parent’s cancer journey. For more information, visit www.kidskonnected.org or call 949.582.5443.

Straight Talk To Kids

Straight Talk To Kids (STTK) is an online resource developed by the Social Work Department of the NYU Hospitals Center. STTK was designed to assist parents, caregivers or other adult family members in talking to children when a parent or a significant family member is diagnosed with cancer or a serious illness. For more information, visit http://cancer.med.nyu.edu/patients/patient-care/supportive-services/straight-talk-kids.

Well Spouse Association

The Well Spouse Association, a nonprofit membership organization, advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner. The organization offers peer to peer support and educates health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues “well” spouses face every day. For more information, visit www.wellspouse.org or call 800.838.0879.

Young Cancer Spouses

The mission of Young Cancer Spouses is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences. For more information, visit www.youngcancerspouses.org.