National Organizations

American Cancer Society
Avon Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cancer Education Network
Cancer Care
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
Patient Advocate Foundation
Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Southern California Resources

211 Orange County houses a database that includes providers for counseling, emergency food, shelter, legal and medical services, parenting assistance, transportation, child care and programs for seniors, among others. Information is updated continually through constant use, and every agency is contacted annually to ensure its listing is current and active.

211 San Bernardino is a toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.

211 San Diego connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database.

American Family Housing (Midway City) provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, as well as education and job training for homeless and low-income adults and families who want to work to improve their lives and become self-supporting members of society.

Beautiful Day Foundation serves young women, 35 years and under, battling breast cancer to provide people with the information and resources.

Breast Cancer Angels provides financial and emotional assistance for women and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment.

California Women's Law Center (Los Angeles) provides assistance to women with breast cancer issues such as employment discrimination, insurance, access to health care, debt collection, housing, public benefits advocacy, family law issues, wills and powers of attorney.

Cancer Hope Foundation (Calabassas) - The mission of the Cancer Hope Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. They currently focus on the Camp Keepsake program, a cost-free camp retreat where children, adolescents, and adults dealing with cancer receive support in an energetic and fun atmosphere. Additionally, the invitation is extended to the family members, caregivers, and close friends of those in attendance, so they too can experience the positive retreat filled with entertainment, while setting aside some of their daily life stresses.

Disability Rights Legal Center is a community-based program providing information and educational outreach on cancer-related issues to people with cancer, cancer survivors, their families and employers.

Desi Gesstman Foundation (Glendale) assists families with a child in the care of the Pediatric Department at City of Hope National Medical Center. Our goal is to provide financial, spiritual, moral and practical support to children suffering from cancer and their families. The foundation provides programs and services at no cost to the families.

Every Woman Counts is a program of the Orange County Health Care Agency that provides breast health education to physicians and the community, breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for women age 40+, and cervical cancer screening services to women age 21+ (screening services require eligibility assessment).

Families Forward (Irvine) This Homeless Prevention Program helps low-income families avoid losing their housing through rent and utility assistance, counseling, life-skills, food and referrals. The Transitional Housing Program provides homeless families with a safe, clean home while they receive the necessary guidance and resources to make a long-term impact on the circumstances that led to their crisis.

Food Finders is a conduit that provides food to feed the impoverished, hungry people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Food Finders is also a referral source for individuals directing them where they can go to receive help.

Friendship Shelter is the only shelter for homeless adults in South Orange County, and the most comprehensive program of its kind in this area.

Healthcare Foundation of Orange County The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of the neediest and most underserved residents of Orange County, with particular emphasis on central Orange County, by advancing their access to health promotion, prevention and basic health care.

The Heartfelt Foundation in Santa Monica matches families that are at-risk and in crisis with individuals, families, groups or corporations able to provide any form of supplemental support and assistance to them. The kind of support given could range from buying groceries every other month, or buying clothes or shoes for the children as needed, to assisting with child care expenses so the parent can attend job training, or assisting financially with doctor's visits for the children.

Jewish Family Services of San Diego offers individualized case management for breast cancer patients in San Diego County. The program includes home visits, care coordination, and navigation to support services.

The Jill Foundation provides financial assistance to hair stylists in or around Orange, CA who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in financial need. The foundation holds an annual Cut-A-Thon to raise funds for their program.

JWCH Institute (Los Angeles) improves the health status and well being of underserved segments of the population of Los Angeles County through the direct provision or coordination of healthcare, health education services and research.

Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping in the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy, education, and community involvement. The community they serve covers all of Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties.

Sisters Breast Cancer Survivor Network is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.

Team Survivor Los Angeles provides free exercise, health education and support programs for women affected by cancer. They welcome women of all ages and fitness levels in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery.


San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men of San Francisco and San Mateo County who are in active treatment for breast cancer, in order to cover basic human needs, lessen financial burdens, and improve quality of life.