The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization with a rich history of supporting older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers in southeast Michigan. We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services in a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. We help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. We provide direct care programs for seniors, along with funding and support for many programs provided by our community partner organizations.
Aunt Bertha collects all federal, state, county, city, neighborhood, and charity program information and puts it in one place. Then they intelligently match people with services that are designed specifically for their situation.
With more than 400 Support Volunteers who have survived cancer, Cancer Hope Network is able to match cancer patients and their loved ones with someone who has been in the same fight and won.
Their matches are made based on diagnosis, treatment protocol and other factors, giving patients an opportunity to speak to a Support Volunteer whose experience closely mirrors their own.
Cancer Hope Network services are always free and completely confidential.
Helping Cancer Patients
Cap & Conquer Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
Is to break down financial and educational barriers to using scalp cooling for reducing hair loss during chemotherapy.
We Do This By...
Raising awareness about scalp cooling therapy, raising money to rent cold caps for cancer patients who need financial support, and supporting and mentoring cancer patients who use cold caps.
The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to exercise leadership in assisting its membership, particularly the diocesan Catholic Charities agencies and supporting group members, in their mission of service, advocacy and convening.
Corporate Angel Network is a charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging FREE flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine bussiness.
Eligibility to participate in this program is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.
Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or have recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club. Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals and families have visited their Clubhouse in Royal Oak or one of their off-site locations with hospital partners around Metro Detroit. Today, they have more than 10,000 members. This program provides support and networking groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities for cancer patients, their loved ones, and those who are bereft.
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs.
Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization that connects a person fighting cancer today (cancer fighter) with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer (cancer survivor). The one-on-one relationship provides the cancer fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation, and it allows the cancer survivor the opportunity to personally help a fighter as he or she battles the disease.
MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation believes a strong support community is critical for cancer patients. Every day MyLifeLine.org provides free, personal websites to cancer patients and caregivers to easily connect with family and friends, because no patient should ever feel alone.
New Day Foundation works with hospitals in metro-Detroit and across the state of Michigan to help families reach the other side of cancer by overcoming Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT), a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing.
New Day provides financial assistance for living expenses and offers free professional counseling services for emotional support. This program model is an effective anchor for our mission. We’re excited to introduce an innovative new program that will allow New Day to assist hundreds of additional families (without needing to provide direct financial assistance) by using a technology platform to predict financial burden in the early stages of a diagnosis and provide valuable resources to offset that burden.
Restore, Exhale and Align with a Community of Healing.
Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. Their goal is to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer among African American women by generating awareness, garnering attention, providing access to information and resources, and supporting research efforts in the ecosystem.
The Suite Dreams Project is a unique and innovative program of the General Sports Foundation, a Michigan non-profit organization. Our focus is to serve children and families in low and moderate income, urban and rural areas by transforming their bedrooms into beautiful healing spaces where they can rest and recover. The Suite Dreams Project utilizes the assistance of designers and volunteers to create these unique environments complete with healing elements specific to the needs of each sick child. We assist in obtaining any furniture, materials and equipment necessary to create the “suite” of each child’s dream.
Every purchase from our collection helps us donate and volunteer in the fight against Cancer.
United Way addresses pressing health and healthcare issues facing communities across the country. Community by community, United Ways and their partners target childhood obesity, health insurance coverage, healthcare quality, childhood immunizations, substance abuse, family violence, oral health or other healthcare concerns voiced by their community.
Whether you’re undergoing cancer treatment yourself or supporting a friend or loved one, finding the right clothes can be a challenge. Wrapped in Love offers soft headscarves, chemo port accessible clothing, picc line sleeves, post-mastectomy drain management clothing, and more, that keep cancer patients cool throughout hot flashes, warm during chemo sessions, and stylish wherever they are.
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