Local Madison WI Resources (See below for state and National)

 

ABC for Health – Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health

608.261.6939 (Spanish speaker, use ext. 220)

www.safetyweb.org

ABC for Health is a nonprofit public interest law firm offering legal consultation and representation when informal advocacy and health benefits counseling fails to resolve a problem. 

 

Area Agency on Aging of Dane County

261.9930

2865 N Sherman Ave. Madison WI

https://aaa.dcdh.com

Affiliated with Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs, AAADC offers programming in Caregiving, Caring for the Caregiver, Healthy Living and Nutrition.  They also provide Farmer's Market vouchers on a first come, first served basis. 

 

ADRC – Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane Co.

608.240.7474

2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison WI

www.daneadrc.org

Local aging and disability resource center offers info on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

 

Agrace Hospice, Palliative Care and Grief Support

608.276.4660

5395 E. Cheryl Parkway Fitchburg WI

www.agrace.org

Provides hospice and palliative care in private homes, care facilities and other community residential communities across south WI and northern IL. 

 

Agrace Grief Support Center

608.327.7110

2906 Marketplace Dr. Fitchburg WI

www.agrace.org

Offers grief support groups. Grief support groups are also hosted in Agrace offices in Janesville, Baraboo and Rockford.

 

American Cancer Society – Madison

833.4555

8317 Elderberry Rd. Madison WI

www.cancer.org/WI

Supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs.

 

CAC/Community Action Coalition of South Central WI

608.246.4730

1717 N. Stoughton Rd Madison WI

www.cacscw.org

Strives to reduce poverty by providing hope, support and opportunities in meeting needs of housing, food and clothing for community members within Dane County.

 

Honoring Choices WI – WI Medical Society

866.442.3800

330 E. Lakeside St. Madison WI

http://wismed.inreachce.com

or email: education@wismed.org

An initiative of the WI Medical Society, Honoring Choices offers educational activities surrounding Advanced Care Planning for primary care and specialty physicians, nurses, social workers and professional healthcare staff.

 

Independence First Mobility Store (formerly The Wheelchair Recycling Company)

608.243.1875

2554 Advance Rd. Madison WI

Offers low cost, refurbished and sanitized mobility and medical equipment to those who lack the resources to acquire new equipment.

www.ifmobility.net

 

Lawyer Hotline

608.257.4666

Maybe all you need is general legal information.  LRIS will make an appointment for a lawyer to call you back, free of charge, within a few days to briefly discuss your question with you.

 

Madison Urban Ministry (MUM)

608.256.0906

2115 S Park St. Madison WI

www.emum.org

Among other community initiatives, MUM offers the Healing House, a place that a homeless child or a family member can go to heal after surgery.  Open 24/7 (unlike other shelters), it provides client three meals per day, childcare assistance and care management to end the cycle of homelessness.

 

Madison Women’s Health

608.729.5300

5801 Research Park Blvd, # 400 Madison WI

www.madisonwomenshealth.com

Provide a full spectrum of care for women’s bodies including Well Woman Care and screenings, and expanded care for chronic health problems.

 

OutReach

608.255..8582

2701 International Lane Madison WI

www.LGBTSeniors.org

Services and advocacy support for LGBT Seniors in Madison, Dane Co and Southcentral WI.

 

PERC - Pathways to Employment Resource Center

www.percthinkwork.org

Request support via their website..  PERC provides education and training, technical assistance, research and resources to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to earn income and participate fully in community life.

 

Project Hope

888.995.4673

Mortgage assistance – contact first for info, then refer to proper resources

 

Rural Housing, Inc.

608.238.3448

4506 Regent St Madison WI

Rent assistance

 

Social Security Benefit Information

Access benefit verification, payment history, and earning for Social Security.

www.socialsecurity.giv/myaccount

 

SAIL – Support for Active Independent Living

608.230.4321

6201 Mineral Point Rd. Madison WI

www.sailtoday.org

SAIL is an active non-profit membership organization of people 55+ living in the greater Madison area, providing services and resources, and educational and social opportunities.

 

Salvation Army – Dane Co.

608.256.2321

3030 Darbo Dr. Madison WI

www.salvationarmydanecounty.org

General switchboard – call to request support and resources.

 

SSDRC – Social Security and Disability Resource Center

www.ssdrc.com

This is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made when applying for benefits.

 

Tenant Resource Center

608.257.0006

1202 Williamson St # 101 Madison WI

www.tenantresourcecenter.org

Dedicated to promoting positive relationships between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout WI, empowering the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.

 

United Way Comprehensive Medication Reviews

608.246.4350

2059 Atwood Ave. Madison WI

Email: writeus@uwdc.org

In-home assessments provided by qualified pharmacists performed by trained volunteers.

 

United Way Dane County

608.246.4350

2059 Atwood Ave. Madison WI

www.unitedwaydanecounty.org

2-1-1 is a United Way information and referral service that connects people to a variey of resources such as: help paying bills, housing search assistance, supports groups, food pantries, community clinics,  HealthConnect is a United Way program that could help you pay your monthly health insurance premium

 

United Way SAFE at Home

608.223.7970

4639 Hammersly Rd Madison WI

www.homehealthunited.org/community-healthservices/safe-at-home

 

University of WI School of Law – Pro Bono Programs

608.890.3754

www.law.wisc.edu/probono/opportunties.html

Pro bono clinics include ABC for Health (ensures healthcare access for children and families), Unemployment Appeals clinic (provides assistance to people appealing denial of unemployment insurance in WI) Tenant Resource Center (dedicated to resolving rental problems) and Veterans Law Center (walk-in clinic that serves low-income veteran and families)

 

UW Carbone Clinic Care Wear

608.262.2609

www.uwhealth.org/uw-carbone-cancer-center

Varying appointment times available at University Hospital. East Clinic and West Clinic locations – please call to schedule.

Offers products for women who have has mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery.  Breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras may be partially/fully covered by insurance and Medicare supplement policies.

 

VA Home Care Program

608.280.7195

345 W Washington Madison WI

Veterans interested in this program should contact their VA primary care team to discuss eligibility and benefits, or Social Work and Chaplain services at 608.280.7085.

 

Waisman Center

608.263.3301

1500 Highland Ave Madison WI

www.waisman.wisc.edu

Information and resources, parent connections for children and others with special needs.

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Dhfs.wisconsin.gov/programs/disabilaties.htm           

 

WI State Bar Pro Bono Program

608.250.6177

5302 Eastpark Blvd. Madison WI

www.wisbar.org

Volunteer lawyers may be able to provide eligible individuals with free legal assistance on some legal issues, or refer to another resource. 

 

Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

608.251.1675

2503 Todd Dr. Madison WI

www.wwhf.org

WWHF services and research initiatives are rooted in evidence-based prevention of the diseases and conditions that most impact WI women’s wellness.  Programs are free and accessible to anyone who needs assistance.

 

Wisconsin/Regional

 

Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care

www.agrace.org

608.755.1871

2901 N. Wright Rd. Janesville WI

 

800.553.4289

1670 South Blvd. Baraboo WI

 

815.394.1530

7290 Argus Rd. Rockford IL

Provides hospice and palliative care in private homes, care facilities and other residential communities across southern WI and northern IL.

 

CAC/Community Action Coalition of South Central WI

920.262.9667

114 E. Main St. Watertown WI

Strives to reduce poverty by providing hope, support and opportunities in meeting needs of housing, food and clothing for community members within Jefferson County

 

262.354.4014

2312 N. Grandview Blvd. Waukesha

Strives to reduce poverty by providing hope, support and opportunities in meeting needs of housing, food and clothing for community members within Waukesha County.

 

Energy Services

920.568.0604

Fort Atkinson WI (by appt)

 

Faith in Action

920.674.4548

164 W. Garland St. Jefferson WI

Offers volunteer support for minor household chores.

 

Heartland Hospice of South Central Wisc.

866.216.5708

2810 Crossroads Dr Madison WI

www.heartlandhospice.com

Part of HCR ManorCare and the third largest hospice in the US, Heartland services patient and families in-home in Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, Rock, Sauk,. Jefferson and Lafeyette counties.

 

Jefferson County Human Services

920.674.7500

Support offered through Workforce Development - Jefferson in the following areas: Family Counseling (920.674.3105), Food Share/Food Stamps (920.674.7500), Medicaid (920.7674.7500).

 

Rural Housing, Inc

608.238.3448

4506 Regent St. Madison WI

Offers assistance with rent expenses (eligibility requirements).

 

SSM Health at Home

800.924.2273

4639 Hammersly Rd. Madison WI

www.ssmhealth.com/health-at-home

Offers home medical equipment and supplies to assist patients and families with treatment and care, to increase mobility, safety, independence and comfort.  Home care services include skilled nursing care, therapy and rehabilitation services, nutritional counseling, palliative care, chronic disease and symptom management.  Community programs include dental clinics, food pantries and Meals on Wheels.

 

Salvation Army – Jefferson Co.

920.674.7857

General switchboard – call to request support or services.

 

HealthNet of Rock County

608.314.1940

1344 Creston Park Dr Janesville WI

www.healthnet-rock.org

HealthNet offers a variety of free medical and dental services to local uninsured residents at medical and dental clinics in Janesville, and at a monthly off-site clinic in Beloit.  They also offer prescription drug services.

 

Susan G Komen WI

836.1083

6527 Normandy Lane Madison WI

www.komenwiconsin.org

Susan G Komen WI saves lives by meeting critical needs in our community and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.  Susan G Komen WI is a statewide resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. 

 

Wisconsin Well Woman Program - DHS

608.242.6392

1 W. Wilson Madison WI

www.publichealthmdc.com

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wwwp

Provides free or reduced cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and pap smears for women aged 45-64 with limited income and little or no health insurance: mammograms, Pap tests, cervical cancer screens, multiple sclerosis testing for high risk women and certain other screens.  Available in 72 counties throughout WI.

 

National

 

ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org

Free 1-1 mentoring for breast cancer patients

 

American Cancer Society

800.227.2345

www.cancer.org

Supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs.  Staff can accept call and distribute publications in Spanish.

 

American Cancer Society Hotel Lodging

1.800.227.2345

Facilitates reduced hotel stay nationwide for cancer patients who must travel for treatment.

 

Angel on My Shoulder

www.angelonmyshoulder.org

Free camps for kids, teens and families affected by cancer.

 

Breast Cancer Recovery

www.bcreceovery.org

Offers retreats to women of all stages of breast cancer so that they can begin to heal emotionally.

 

Cancer Care

Hopeline: 800.813.HOPE

275 Seventh Ave. New York, NY

www.cancercare.org

Offers free support, information, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones in person, over the phone, and through the agency’s website.  Their website and some publications are available in Spanish, and staff can respond to calls and emails in Spanish.

 

Cancer and Careers

www.cancerandcareers.org

Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive told and educational events.

 

Cancer Connect

www.cancerconnect.com

Online support and education for patients and caregivers.

 

Cancer Cares

 

Camp Kessem

www.campkesem.org

Free sleepover camp for kids who have a parent with cancer.

 

Cancer Legal Resource Center

1.866.THE-CLRC (843-2572)

www.cancerlegalresources.org

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, CLRC provides a free online library of handouts and webinars for in-depth information regarding legal assistance, access to healthcare and government benefits, preserving employment, medical leave and estate planning for those faced with cancer. 

 

Cancer Net

www.cancer.net

Offers oncologist-approved patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), designed to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions.

 

Cancer Really Sucks

www.cancererallysucks.org

A monitored, online resource (and app) designed for teens, by teens, who have a loved one facing cancer.

 

Cancer Support Community

202.659.9707

www.cancersupportcommunity.org

Cancer Support Hotline: 1.888.793.9355

* Toll-free support and counseling with a licensed professionals (patients and support people), Monday-Friday, 9am -9pm EST (also a live web chat option).

* Living Room (Adults) and Group Loop (Teens) – 24/7 online support for adults affected by cancer (patients and support people, and discussion boards on varying topics/issues with peers,

Moderated by licensed mental health professionals

            * Distress Screening (patients and support people)

            * My Life Line (persona; webpage to organize support and update family and friends

            * Cancer Experience Registry

* Resource Lists and Educational materials – Cancer Ed, Webinars, downloadable booklets

(incl, “What Do I Tell the Kids?”), weekly radio show, Cancer Insurance Checklist, Clinical Trial Finder

* Research and Training Institute

* Policy and Advocacy

 

Caregiver’s Library

www.caregiverslibrary.org

Extensive compilation of articles and books for caregivers.

 

Caring Bridge

www.caringbridge.org

Online sites to organize communication, meals, calendars and support.

 

Children’s Treehouse Foundation (C.L.I.M.B.)

www.childresnstreehousefdn.org

Website includes resources and location of support programs for children whose parents have cancer.

 

First Descents

303.945.2490

3001 Brighton Blvd #623 Denver CO

www.firstdescents.org

Adventure trips for young adults aged 18-39, with a cancer diagnosis after age 15.  NO cost outdoor experiences offered throughout the US, empowering individuals to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

 

Good Days

877.965.7233

972.608.7141

6900 Dallas Pkwy Plano TX

www.mygooddays.org

Good Days exists to pay costly insurance co-pays of life-extending and life-saving treatments for people otherwise unable to afford those treatments and support for each specific disease state (not just cancer).

 

Healthfinder.gov

www.healthfinder.gov

Email: healthfinder@hhs.gov

A federal source for reliable health information on health topics A-Z, and relevant services near you.  Contact via email above.

 

Healthwell

1.800.675.8416

20440 Century Blvd. Germantown MD

www.healthwellfoundation.org

Helps the under-insured afford medical treatments for chronic or life-altering diseases, filling the gap by assisting with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

 

Imermann Angels

866.IMERMAN (463-7626)

205 W Randoph Chicago IL

www.imermanangels.org

Free 1-1 mentorship for cancer patients (any stage, cancer diagnosis) who are matched with someone – a ‘Mentor Angel” - with a similar diagnosis and situation.

 

Kids Alive

www.kidsalivecolorado.org

A free support group for children ages 6-16 who have a parent with any cancer diagnosis.

 

Kids Konnected

www.kidskonnected.org

A free support network for children and teens who have a parent with cancer and for those who have lost a parent to cancer; in-person support groups for children aged 6-18 in CA and NV.

 

LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation

877.236.8820

LIVESTRONG Navigating line: 1.855.220.7777

2201 E Sixth ST. Austin TX

www.livestrong.org

Provides resources and support services to people diagnosed with cancer and their families.  Services include Cycle of Hope, a national cancer education program for people with cancer and those at risk for developing the disease, and the Cancer Profiler, a free interactive treatment decision support tool.  The LAF also provides scientific and research grants for the better understanding of cancer and cancer survivorship. 

 

Leukemia Lymphoma Society

www.lls.org

Co-pay assistance and mentorship programs for people with a blood cancer diagnosis.

 

Lotsa Helping Hands

www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Online sites to organizer communication, meals, calendars, support.

 

National Cancer Institute

1.800.4.CANCER (800.422.6237)

9609 Medical Center Dr. Bethesda  MD

www.cancer.gov

Provides a list of national organizations that provide support to cancer patients and their families in the areas of research, grants and training.

 

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

800.CDC.INFO (800.232.4636)

1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta GA

www.cdc.gov

Among other resources, CDC offers visuals: infographics on chronic disease, healthy behavior, seasonal tips, and tips for caregivers.  An online portal provides easy access to credible, evidence-based and practical chronic disease prevention tools and resources.

 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

1.800. OVARIAN (1.800.682.7426)

3800 Maple Dr. Dallas TX

www.ovarian.org

Educates communities and increases awareness about symptoms of ovarian cancer.  Provides information to newly diagnosed patients, hope to survivors and support to caregivers.  Also committed to the advance of ovarian cancer research.

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

www.ppaex.org

PPA’s mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of eligible individuals, offering a single point of access to more than 475 public and private prescription programs and clinics.  Visit their website to request info.

 

Patient Access Network

866.316.7263

www.panfoundation.org

The PAN Foundation offers nearly 70 disease=specific assistance programs to help patients pay for out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses and health insurance premiums.

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

1.800.532.5274

421 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton VA

www.patientadvocate.org

Provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, debt crisis matters and a co-pay relief program.

 

Patient Assistance Program

1.800.532.5274

www.patientadvocate.org

A subsidiary of the PAF, this organization provides financial assistance to patients who meet certain qualifications.

 

Road to Recovery (American Cancer Society)

1.800.227.2345

www.cancer.org

Provides transportation to and from treatment for people who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.  Also offers links to information for patients and caregivers, including how to talk with kids/teens.

 

Rxassist.org

Email: info@rxassist.org

Rx Assist gives providers, advocates, consumers and caregivers comprehensive, up=-to-date information in an easy-to-use format.  Email for more information.

 

Save My Fertility

FERTLINE: 866.708.FERT (3378)

www.savemyfertility.org

Many women who have been diagnosed with cancer think preserving their fertility is important and want information about their options.  Use the online Clinic/Center Finder (on website) to find the fertility preservation center closest to you.

 

Share the Care

212.991.9688

121 Avenue of the Americas New York NY

www.sharethecare.org

Provides a road map on how to create a caregiver team (comprised of friends, relatives, neighbors, coworkers, etc) to provide individuals and families with help to meet the daily challenges of illness

The University of WI Carbone Cancer Center has developed a 12-minute video to explain the program.  The video can be obtained by contacting 608.265.4618.

 

Stupid Cancer

www.stupidcancer.org

Addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media.

 

The SAM Fund

617.938.3484

89 South Street Boston MA

www.thesamfund.org

The SAM Fund supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatments.

 

Triage Cancer

www.triagecancerorg

Free educational events (webinars, conferences), online resources (fact sheets, resource lists, blogs) and national speaker’s bureau

 

True North Treks

www.truenorthtreks.org

Wilderness trekking trips for those with diagnoses 18-49.  Led by mental health professionals.

 

Ulman Cancer Fund

410.964.0202

UCF Headquarters

1215 East Fort Avenue Baltimore MD

www.ulmanfund.org

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers a community of support for young adults, and theri loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship through direct support programs and resources.

 

Us Too

630.795.1002

5003 Fairview Ave Downers Grove IL

www.ustoo.org

The International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network serves as a resource of volunteers with peer-to-peer support and educational materials to help men and their families/caregivers make informed decisions regarding prostate cancer early detection, treatment options and side effects.

 

Walgreens - Fell More Like You

https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/specialty-pharmacy/side-effect-help/feel-more-like-you.jsp?o=acs&ext=gooFY20_Oncology_Brand_BMM_Oncology_Brand_FMLY_BMM_+walgreens_+feel_+more_+like_+you&sst=_k_EAIaIQobChMIz_LyrIr-5QIV4SCtBh354gOjEAAYASAAEgIDPPD_BwE_k_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_LyrIr-5QIV4SCtBh354gOjEAAYASAAEgIDPPD_BwE

Walgreens now features pharmacists and beauty consultants who are specially trained to help people better manage internal and visible side effects from cancer treatment. This new service is now available at select stores and it's free—no appointment needed.

 

Young Survivor Coalition

877.972.1011

80 Broad Street New York NY

www.youngsurvival.org

Offers resources, connections and outreach to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

Zero Cancer

844.244.1309

www.zerocancer.org

A prostate cancer organization offering information, support and a resource library for those newly diagnosed, current patients. Loved ones and caregivers, and survivors.