Creating a go-to support network and resource hub is the goal of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope. And the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center is at the heart of it.

Conveniently located on the Duarte campus, the Biller Patient and Family Resource Center integrates all support services under one umbrella. Here you will find a warm and welcoming private space to consult with our medical staff and explore the many resources we offer to strengthen and empower patients and caregivers before, during, and after treatment.
 
Biller Center

 

The center provides a wide array of services, all at no additional charge. Here you will find:
 

  • Tailored care specific to each patient and family
  • Information on diagnoses, treatment, symptom management, nutrition, coping, caregiving and mind-body topics
  • Fiction and nonfiction cancer related literature
  • Education and Support Groups
    • Caregivers Connect, Couples Group, disease-specific support groups and more
  • Workshops and Classes
    • Nutrition, Patient and Family Welcome and Orientation, Look Good Feel Better beauty class and more
  • Integrative and Complementary Therapies
    • Yoga, Art, Tai Chi, Meditation, Music Therapy, and more
  • Computers
    • Access educational software, health-related websites, obtain information on community resources and stay connected with family and friends
  • Wireless internet access for those bringing their own devices
  • Scanner, copier and fax machines
  • Comfortable seating lounges
  • Private space for patients to meet with clinicians, patient navigators, social workers, spiritual care providers and other staff
  • The Spungin Tranquility Courtyard, a comfortable outdoor space for meditation and reflection
     

How can we help you today?

For more information and to register for any classes or support groups, please contact the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at 626-218-CARE (2273), email [email protected], or visit our Support Services Calendar.
 
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Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave and Financail Resources Hub

Visit the center to pick up step-by-step guides and application forms in English, Spanish, Chinese and Armenian for: 
 
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI): short-term disability 
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): long-term disability
  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) 
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) 
     
Other resources for finding legal assistance for disability related concerns, transportation, primary    care doctors and mental health professionals. 
 
Visit the resources hub at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center and ask our friendly staff and volunteers for help and resources with applying for disability insurance. Call 626-218-CARE (2273) for more information.
 

RESOURCES

 
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI) - Short Term Disability Step-by-Step Guide ENGLISH | ARMENIAN
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Long-Term Disability Step-by-Step Guide ENGLISH | ARMENIAN  
  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) Step-by-Step Guide ENGLISH  
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Step-by-Step Guide ENGLISH  
  • Cancer Legal Resources Center, ENGLISH | SPANISH
     

Personal Websites for Patients

 
Through CaringBridge, 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 toyour site. Your site also helps you coordinate care and organize daily tasks. As a non-profit, 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.