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)


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


2865 N Sherman Ave. Madison WI


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.


2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison WI


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


5395 E. Cheryl Parkway Fitchburg WI


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


2906 Marketplace Dr. Fitchburg WI


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


American Cancer Society – Madison


8317 Elderberry Rd. Madison WI


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


CAC/Community Action Coalition of South Central WI


1717 N. Stoughton Rd Madison WI


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


330 E. Lakeside St. Madison WI


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)


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.



Lawyer Hotline


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)


2115 S Park St. Madison WI


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


5801 Research Park Blvd, # 400 Madison WI


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




2701 International Lane Madison WI


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


PERC - Pathways to Employment Resource Center


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


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


Rural Housing, Inc.


4506 Regent St Madison WI

Rent assistance


Social Security Benefit Information

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



SAIL – Support for Active Independent Living


6201 Mineral Point Rd. Madison WI


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.


3030 Darbo Dr. Madison WI


General switchboard – call to request support and resources.


SSDRC – Social Security and Disability Resource Center


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


1202 Williamson St # 101 Madison WI


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


2059 Atwood Ave. Madison WI

Email: writeus@uwdc.org

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


United Way Dane County


2059 Atwood Ave. Madison WI


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


4639 Hammersly Rd Madison WI



University of WI School of Law – Pro Bono Programs



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



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


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


1500 Highland Ave Madison WI


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


Wisconsin Department of Health Services



WI State Bar Pro Bono Program


5302 Eastpark Blvd. Madison WI


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


2503 Todd Dr. Madison WI


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.




Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care



2901 N. Wright Rd. Janesville WI



1670 South Blvd. Baraboo WI



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


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



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


Fort Atkinson WI (by appt)


Faith in Action


164 W. Garland St. Jefferson WI

Offers volunteer support for minor household chores.


Heartland Hospice of South Central Wisc.


2810 Crossroads Dr Madison WI


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


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


4506 Regent St. Madison WI

Offers assistance with rent expenses (eligibility requirements).


SSM Health at Home


4639 Hammersly Rd. Madison WI


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.


General switchboard – call to request support or services.


HealthNet of Rock County


1344 Creston Park Dr Janesville WI


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


6527 Normandy Lane Madison WI


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


1 W. Wilson Madison WI



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.




ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis


Free 1-1 mentoring for breast cancer patients


American Cancer Society



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


American Cancer Society Hotel Lodging


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


Angel on My Shoulder


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


Breast Cancer Recovery


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


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


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


Cancer Connect


Online support and education for patients and caregivers.


Cancer Cares


Camp Kessem


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


Cancer Legal Resource Center

1.866.THE-CLRC (843-2572)


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


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


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


Cancer Support Community



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


Extensive compilation of articles and books for caregivers.


Caring Bridge


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


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


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


First Descents


3001 Brighton Blvd #623 Denver CO


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



6900 Dallas Pkwy Plano TX


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).




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.




20440 Century Blvd. Germantown MD


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


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


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


Kids Konnected


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


LIVESTRONG Navigating line: 1.855.220.7777

2201 E Sixth ST. Austin TX


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


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


Lotsa Helping Hands


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


National Cancer Institute

1.800.4.CANCER (800.422.6237)

9609 Medical Center Dr. Bethesda  MD


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


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


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


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



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


421 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton VA


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



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


Road to Recovery (American Cancer Society)



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.



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)


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


121 Avenue of the Americas New York NY


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


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


The SAM Fund


89 South Street Boston MA


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


Triage Cancer


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


True North Treks


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


Ulman Cancer Fund


UCF Headquarters

1215 East Fort Avenue Baltimore MD


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


5003 Fairview Ave Downers Grove IL


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


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


80 Broad Street New York NY


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


Zero Cancer



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