Local Support Groups and Community Resources

You are not alone, and many people who have gone before you want to help you with their experience, hope and strength. We partner with many Indianapolis support and resource organizations that offer professional and personal guidance and assistance through the cancer journey.

National Cancer Information and Support Resources

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Patient Resource™ Cancer Guide: A Treatment and Facilities Guide for Patients and Their Families

Cancer Care Resources

St.Vincent Cancer Care Support Groups
www.OurFightAgainstCancer.com/Calendar
(317) 338-4YOU (4978)
Our supportive caregivers provide guidance and education to cancer survivors and their loved ones as they navigate life after treatment.

American Cancer Society – Indianapolis Chapter
www.cancer.org
(800) 227-2345
Provides information, day-to-day help through treatment and recovery and emotional support through the entire cancer experience.

American Lung Association – Indiana
(317) 819-1181
Working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People
(317) 705-9650
Provides support and services to grieving children and families.

The Cancer Support Community – Central Indiana
(317) 257-1505
Free psychosocial support groups, education, stress management and social activities for adult cancer patients and families.

CML Connection™ - Indianapolis
(877) 431-2573, x711
www.nationalcmlsociety.org
Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), diminishing suffering for both patient/survivor and caregiver, and uniting the voice of the CML community in the United States.

The Common Bond
(317) 895-6095
Prostate cancer support group.

Families Living With Cancer
(317) 338-4YOU (4968)
Educational and support group at St. Vincent that will help increase your understanding of the variety of support services available to the patient and family. The facilitators of the group are a clinically trained social worker and an oncology-certified nurse.

Family Support Group
(317) 875-4675 or (317) 338-4007
For patients' families coping with a terminal illness.

Family Support Meeting
(317) 929-8611
For family members and caregivers of seriously and terminally ill loved ones.

Indiana Women in Need (IWIN) Foundation
(317) 475-0565
Provides resources for women in need, including personal errands, childcare, housekeeping, pet care, transportation and more. Toll free: 1(866) 900-IWIN;

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
(317) 726-2270
Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of lifeof patients and their families.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency
(317) 925-5595
Helps qualified cancer patients and their families by providing transportation, expendable supplies, durable medical equipment, patient advocacy, financial assistance, and free or reduced cost cancer screening.

Look Good...Feel Better
(800) 227-2345
Classes for women in active treatment to counteract the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Offered by your American Cancer Society.

Meals on Wheels or Home Delivered Meals
(317) 633-6325
You may qualify for a meal service if you are unable to prepare or shop for your food.

Ovar'Coming Together
(317) 925-6643
Indiana's ovarian cancer resource organization. Toll-Free: (855) 855-OVAR;

Pink Ribbon Connection
(317) 663-8750
Provide resources, services and access to care for those touched by breast cancer, especially the medically underserved.

Partners in Wellness
(317) 925-5595 or (317) 257-1505
A cancer support group by the Little Red Door Cancer Agency and Cancer Support Community — Central Indiana.

Outrun The Sun
(317) 253-2121
Educates about preventive measures and support research to reduce melanoma rates.

Reach to Recovery
(800) 227-2345
One on one support for breast cancer patients with a trained breast cancer survivor who has undergone a similar experience. Offered by your American Cancer Society.

Road to Recovery
(800) 227-2345
Transportation for cancer patients to and from cancer treatments and doctor's appointments. Offered by the American Cancer Society.

Sisters Network Inc. of Indianapolis
(317) 823-1466
Indianapolis chapter of national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)
Indianapolis – North
Marion County Public Library
Lawrence Branch

Last Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM
John Groves (317) 872-6674
Jgroves14@comcast.net

Indianapolis – South
St. Francis Education Center
1st. Thursday 7:00 PM
Janice Leak, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
(317) 782-6704
Janice.Leak@ssfhs.org

Terre Haute
Hux Cancer Center
3rd Tuesday, 4:30 PM
Mary Ryan, SP (812) 234-9584
Maryryan2@juno.com

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Funds innovative breast cancer research. Sponsors Komen Race for the Cure.
(317) 638-CURE (2873)

Young Survival Coalition of Central Indiana
Dedicated to the unique issues of young women and breast cancer. Provides newly diagnosed kits (317) 682.HOPE (4673)

 

Statewide Resources

Boone County
Boone County Cancer Society, Lebanon (765) 483-2043
Helping Her Heal Fund (Female Cancers), Zionsville (317) 873-0210; (765) 482-0024

Lake County
Cancer Resource Centre, Munster (219) 836-3349

Delaware County
Cancer Services of Delaware County/Little Red Door, Muncie (765) 284-9063

Grant County
Cancer Services of Grant County, Marion, (765) 664-6815

Hamilton County
Cancer Services of Hamilton County, Noblesville, (317) 776-1519

Huntington County
Cancer Services for Huntington (260) 356-2399

Allen County
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne, (260) 484-9560

LaGrange
LaGrange County Cancer Society, LaGrange (260) 463-3126

Monroe County
Olcott Center for Cancer Education, Bloomington, IN (812) 353-5669

Porter County
Porter County Cancer Society, Inc., Valparaiso (219) 462-7466

Southbend
Riverbend Cancer Services, South Bend (574) 287-4197

Steuben
Steuben County Cancer Association, Angola (260) 665-5237

Elkhart
United Cancer Services of Elkhart County, Inc., Elkhart (574) 875-5158

Wabash
Wabash County Cancer Society, Manchester (260) 982-2668