Caregiver Resources Beyond City of Hope

In addition to the extensive resources City of Hope offers directly to caregivers, there are outside organizations and resources that provide valuable services to those entrusted with helping patients through their cancer experience.

Caregiving-specific resources

  • Support Groups for Caregivers in Your Community, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties 
  • LA Caregiver Resource Center, the USC Family Caregiver Support Center provides education, resources, information, and respite care to qualified caregivers in Los Angeles County. Visit www.fcscgero.org or call 855-USC-6060 for more information.
  • Inland Caregiver Resource Center in Riverside and San Bernardino counties help families and communities cope with and manage the challenges of caregiving with education classes, respite care for qualified caregivers, help with resources. Visit inlandcaregivers.com or call 800-675-6694 for more information.
  • ASA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection provides a list of resources of interest to caregivers.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to family caregivers and increases public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
  • National Cancer Institute800-422-6237
  • Palliative Care Communication Institute, for questions, please contact [email protected]
  • A Communication Guide for Caregivers understands that communication with one another is important when someone in your family is told they have cancer. This guide is based on four main ideas:
    • The patient needs support from the family.
    • The family caregiver should also be supported.
    • Cancer affects the patient’s body, heart and mind.
    • Communication is a process created between patient, family and health care providers.

Online Communities

  • CancerCare provides private online support groups for caregivers or patients, led by oncology social workers at no charge.
  • Cancer Support Community offers emotional and educational support and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge.
  • CaringBridge is where you can start a free personal website to share important information quickly with family and friends during a health journey. 

    The site is easy to use and you have complete control over the privacy settings, so your site is as private or public as you want it to be. Family and friends can stay informed without overwhelming you. Plus, they can post messages and photos straight to your site. Your site also helps you coordinate care and organize daily tasks. As a nonprofit, CaringBridge sites are free and ad-free for those who need it, whenever they need it.

How to create a website for yourself or someone else:

  • Go to CaringBridge.org
  • Follow the simple steps to start a site.
  • Tell your friends and family about your new site.

Organizations that Focus on Cancer

  • American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345 - Provides information and support to patients and their families.
  • CancerCare800-813-4673 - A national nonprofit organization that provides help to people with cancer and their caregivers through counseling, education, information, referrals, and direct financial assistance.
  • National Cancer Institute, 800-422-6237 - Part of the National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Information Service provides education and support to cancer patients and their families.

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