Support for Survivors, Family & Friends


The following local and national not-for-profit organizations provide free psychosocial services to cancer survivors, family and friends:

  • Patient-to-Patient Support Program
    Memorial Sloan Kettering has established a program through which former patients, who are now well, are available to meet with Memorial Sloan Kettering patients, who are still in treatment. To learn more about this program, please call volunteer resources at 212-639-5007.
  • Imerman Angels
    Imerman Angels provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
  • CancerCare
    This New York City based organization offers a number of services including online, telephone, and face-to-face support groups and education workshops.
  • Cancer Support Community
    The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined in July 2009 to form the Cancer Support Community which offers psychosocial cancer support to cancer patients and survivors.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    The ACS Cancer Survivor Network offers announcements, discussion boards, personal Web pages, and library resources especially for cancer survivors.
  • After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD)
    ABCD provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer - patients, families and friends.
  • I’m Too Young For This
    Provides ’one-stop’ access to hard-to-find resources, peer support, and social networks for young adults affected by cancer.