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Cancer Information Service

Resources Provided:
Cancer information in Spanish and English

Contact:
Toll Free: (800)422-6237
TTY: (800)332-8615

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The Nick Wilson Charitable Group

Mission: “To provide compassionate financial support to families with children undergoing cancer treatment and blood and marrow transplantation at the hospital where Nick received his treatment – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital here in Portland.”

Resources Provided:
Provides urgent financial support to families who have a child in the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, the only Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Center in the State. This financial support helps families with the many expenses not covered by health insurance including funding for housing, medication, and related co-pays, meal and food assistance, grief support, and many other urgent needs families may encounter during this time of crisis.

Contact:
P.O. Box 80852 Portland, OR 97280
T: (503)297-7970
Email: jillmetz@comcast.net
http://www.nickwilsoncg.org

Year Established: 2005

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mission: “The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”

Resources Provided:
A support system of trained survivors for newly diagnosed patients with monthly support groups for adult, myeloma and pediatric patients;other services include their patient aid reimbursement program.

Contact:
9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 140 Portland, OR 97219
T: (503)245-9866
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Year Established: 1955

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Kaiser Permanente Cancer Counseling Center

Resources Provided:
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.

Contact:
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)331-6550
http://www.kaiserpermanente.org

 

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Cancer Care Resources

Mission:CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.”

Resources Provided:
Provides individual counseling, education, and information to individuals with cancer. Services are provided at no cost and available to residents in the Portland metro area.

Contact:
439 N Broadway Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)528-5236
(866)528-5236
http://www.cancercareresources.org

Year Established: 1944

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Bridges Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Program

Mission: “We are here to provide your child comprehensive palliative care, whether your child is facing a long-term life-threatening condition or requires active end-of-life care. We are dedicated to ensuring your child’s comfort and improving quality of life.”

Resources Provided:
Provides physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for children with potentially life-limiting conditions and their families.

Contact:
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
T: (503) 494-6201
bridges@ohsu.edu/heath/page/cfm?id=13727

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Camp Ukandu

Mission: “Camp UKANDU is a planned “outrageously fun” camping experience for young people who are living with cancer. It gives these kids an opportunity to play outdoors, explore their talents, socialize with other kids, and receive the advocacy they need to feel safe, secure, and very happy. Attendance for children is free, thanks to generous donations of time by our fantastic staff and dollars from our many donors.”

Resources Provided:
-Free
-Week long camp for children living with cancer. Campers enjoy arts, crafts, weaving, boating, fishing, swimming, field games, beach play, and archery – all under the care of specially trained adult staff and 24-hour medical specialists. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Contact:
0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97201
T: (503)295-6422
(800)577-6552
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_Northwest/COM_5_1_What_Is_Camp_Ukandu_13744.asp

Year Established: 1986

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Camp Milennium

Mission: “Camp Millennium is a summer camp for kids dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, music and many other surprises. The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.”

Resources Provided:
-Free
-Week long summer camp for kids with cancer that includes swimming, horseback riding,arts, crafts, hiking, campfires, and many other activities.
-Must be from Oregon

Contact:
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
T: (541)677-0600
http://www.campmillennium.org

Year Established: 2003

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Candlelighters for Children-Camp Harlow

Mission: “The importance of Camp is to provide opportunities for families to connect with others who have the same questions about their childhood cancer challenges. In addition, Family Camp provides a special camp experience so that not only is the child with cancer provided a fun-filled weekend of traditional camping fun, recreation and activities, but the parents and siblings can enjoy a weekend where the worries of treatments and associated struggles are left behind. It is an invaluable opportunity to share experiences, play and laugh together, and simply forget about the stress that childhood cancer has brought to their lives.”

Resources Provided:
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
-$50 deposit/child

Contact:
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
T: (541)683-5416
Email: office@campharlow.com
http://www.campharlow.org

Year Established: 1977

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Camp Erin at Camp Kuratli

Mission: “Camp Erin allows a grieving child to be with other children who have similar feelings. It is such a relief for them to know that they are not alone.”

Resources Provided: Bereavement camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced a death of a parent or loved one. Weekend camps are filled with traditional camp activities, as well as grief education and emotional support. Offered free of charge.

Contact:
Boring, OR
T: (503)215-4691
Email: marilyn.shulte@providence.org

Year Established: 2000

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Camp Agape

Mission: “The camp programing and activities are carefully planned. Each activity is designed to encourage family bonding, to include children of all ages along with their parents. Consideration is given to cancer kid’s low immunity, allergies, and safety for all ages. The goal is to create safe, positive & happy family memories.”

Resources Provided:
-Free  5 day camp at the beginning of August that includes arts, crafts, campfires, swimming, food, and fun activities for families affected by cancer.

Contact:
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503) 234-0468
http://www.campagapeportland.com

Year Established: 1997

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Candlelighters

Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”

Resources Provided:

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
  • College scholarships to cancer survivors
  • Emergency financial support
  • Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Monthly activities for the whole family
  • Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
  • Outreach to newly diagnosed families
  • Pediatric Cancer Resources
  • Summer family camp
  • Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
  • Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
  • Bereavement support services
  • Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals

Contact:
T: 503-235-5722
http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/

Year Established: 1977

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American Cancer Society

Mission: “The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

Resources Provided: Various programming for children with a cancer diagoses and supportive programming for families as well.

Contact:
http://www.cancer.org/index

Year Established: 1913