Support Organizations for Teens with Cancer

Texas Children’s Cancer Center Teen Group

Nursing, child life and social workers hold a teen group once a month for teenage patients with a cancer diagnosis. Ask child life for details

www.txch.org/psychosocialprogram/adolescentprogram  

Allyson Whitney Foundation

Awards 'Life Interrupted Grants' to young adult patients aged 15-36 undergoing treatment or finished protocol within 6 months, lending help to concentrate on healing. Grant applications are accepted 2-3 times a year, depending on funds. Grants cover a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to: current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, computer, phone, hair pieces, etc. The maximum amount awarded is $1,500.

www.allysonwhitney.org

American Cancer Society

Online groups for childhood and young adult survivors.

www.cancer.org 

CanTeen

Australian site to support, develop and empower kids and teens living with cancer. Offers resources and promotes understanding internationally. Survivorship specific topics include getting back to normal life after cancer, what if my cancer comes back, relationships after cancer, and taking care of yourself after treatment.

www.canteen.org.au

Dan’s House of Hope

Helps young adults fighting cancer heal through community, supportive programming and home-away-from-home services that reduce isolation, decrease financial burdens and nourish hope.

www.danshouseofhope.org

Dear Jack Foundation

Address the physical and emotional needs of adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors. One-on-one patient outreach and support wellness programs to empower patients and survivors in their healing.

www.dearjackfoundation.org

Group Loop

A safe place for teens to connect, to find support, education and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Hope Lab hopelab.org Video games that give teens chance to blast their cancer in a video game.

www.cancersupportcommunity.org/group-loop

Look Good Feel Better for teens

Online blog and resources surrounding health, appearance and social issues for teens facing cancer. This site is designed for teenagers, especially ages 13-16 years old. It has lots of helpful tips on hair loss, wigs, skin care, and appearance.

www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org

Nicki Leach Foundation

Provides modest financial assistance to young adults (18-30) afflicted with cancer. Re-Mission re-mission.net Computer game. Free 3D shooter video game designed for teens. All related to side effects, bacterial infections, etc.

www.nickileach.org

The Stupid Cancer Show

Connects young adults to others facing cancer diagnosis. Provides a weekly radio show, scholarship list, etc.

www.stupidcancershow.squarespace.com

Teens Living With Cancer

Extensive information and forums for teens with cancer. Publications for teens about cancer facts, body issues, school issues, etc.

www.teenslivingwithcancer.org

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