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:
Provides a list of resources of interest to caregivers
A national nonprofit organization that provides support to family caregivers and increases public awareness of issues facing family caregivers
  • When someone you love is being treated for cancer - National Cancer Institute’s guide to caregiving. Topics include adjusting to becoming a caregiver, caring for your mind, body and spirit, and talking with friends and family.
  • Caring for the Caregiver - National Cancer Institute’s guide to self-care for the caregiver. Topics include understanding your feelings, asking others for help with tasks and finding meaning during a cancer journey.
  • A Communication Guide for Caregivers  - 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 among patient, family and health care providers.
Join private online support groups led by oncology social workers, for caregivers or patients, at no charge. 
Cancer Support Community
Provides emotional and educational support and hope for people affected by cancer, at no charge.
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
  • 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
Provides information and support to patients and their families

A national nonprofit organization that provides help to people with cancer and their caregivers through counseling, education, information, referrals and direct financial assistance
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Information Service provides education and support to cancer patients and their families.