RESOURCES

Los Angeles Resources

Our directory features nonprofit and business listings specifically screened for young adult cancer survivors local to the Los Angeles area, including doctors and other practitioners who offer specific expertise and special discount programs to young adult survivors.

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Community

Health, Wellness & Lifestyle

Legal Aid

Financial Aid

  • Scholarships
  • The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer: The SAMFund is a unique non-profit organization created to assist young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their post-treatment life, by providing financial support through the distribution of grants and scholarships.

Local Long-term Survivorship Programs

Local Nonprofit Programs (not post-treatment specific)

  • Cancer Support Community: Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. (West LA)
  • Elizabeth’s Canvas: We provide cancer patients and survivors with free art classes, instruction, and supplies. We also fund existing art programs that empower cancer patients and survivors through the artistic process. (Various Locations)
  • Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance Young Survivors Program: LABCA’s program dedicated to Young Survivors provides non-clinical support to promote healing and recovery for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • weSPARK Cancer Support Center: A special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and friends. weSPARK provides, free of charge, multiple services designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. (Sherman Oaks)

National Long-term Survivorship Programs

National Adventure Programs (not post-treatment specific)

  • Athletes 4 CancerAthletes 4 Cancer harnesses the healing power of the elements with the determination and tenacity of the human spirit to impact lives affected by cancer.
  • First Descents: First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors (ages 18 to 39) a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

National Nonprofit Programs (not post-treatment specific)

  • CancerCare: CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer, offering free short-term over the phone counseling for post-treatment survivors and an online post-treatment support group.
  • The Cancer Project: Nonprofit focused on advancing cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.
  • Cancer and Careers: Dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
  • Fertile Hope: Fertile Hope is a LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
  • Imerman Angels: 1-on-1 cancer support connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves.  Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.
  • Stupid Cancer: Founded by and for young adults affected by cancer, Stupid Cancer is the nation’s largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers between 15-40.
  • Cervivor: Raises awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus through a network of survivors and their friends.
  • Triage Cancer: Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education and resources addressing the continuum of cancer survivorship issues to survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals. Triage Cancer offers a national Speakers Bureau of cancer survivorship experts and cancer survivors to provide hospitals, cancer centers, community clinics, professional associations, cancer advocacy organizations, and other groups with tailored and turn-key seminars, teleconferences, and conferences on cancer survivorship issues.
  • Young Survival Coalition: Young women facing breast cancer together.

Survivorship Apps

  • AYA Healthy Survivorship: AYA Healthy Survivorship is an interactive application (app) to assess your health habits and general sense of well being. The app offers personalized tips for being more active, eating better and living a longer, healthier life. Anyone can use it, but it is designed especially for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors ages 15-39.
  • Instapeer: Isolation sucks. Instapeer is a free mobile app that let’s you instantly and anonymously join a community of patients, survivors and caregivers just like you who’ve been there and walked in your shoes. Connect instantly, participate in discussions, exchange ideas, swap stories, engage in social support and network with others who “get it.”
  • Livifi: An app for living healthier
    • 40+ fact-based goals for your body, mind & relationships
    • Easy to use tool for setting goals & tracking progress
    • iPhone App is always with you! Track progress as it happens, and get help when you need it

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