Additional Colorado Cancer Support
Roaring Fork Valley
Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle and Mesa counties of Colorado
P.O. Box 11799, Aspen, Colorado 81612
“Pathfinders is a Colorado non-profit, psychosocial support program for cancer and chronically ill patients, caregivers, family members and the community. By focusing on the social, emotional and spiritual issues that accompany a diagnosis, this program fosters healing and personal growth at all stages of treatment — from diagnosis into survivorship, end-of-life, and grief and loss.”
“While Pathfinders was founded to address the needs of cancer patients, caregivers and their families, the program has expanded to offer support around all forms of grief and loss as well. The Roaring Fork Valley experiences many losses each year and these impact our lives deeply…. We assist at any stage of illness — from first diagnosis into survivorship, end-of-life, and bereavement. It is never too late to call Pathfinders. …While many patients find our program helpful during their treatment or illness, many find that the transition into survivorship is the most difficult. Others need extra help as they navigate their end-of-life process. Our Patient Scholarship Fund, created by generous donors and grantors, has made it possible to provide our programs at no or low cost to anyone in need. Our services are offered to anyone in need — regardless of ability to pay, socio-economic status, race or creed….. We currently serve residents in the Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle and Mesa counties of Colorado. Contact us to see what services are available in your area…. Some of Pathfinders many services include: One-on-one counseling & skills training; Navigation, advocacy and resource referral; Support groups; Grief & loss counseling; Palliative care and end-of-life planning; The Angel Volunteer program; The Survivor-to-Survivor program; Emergency financial aid.”
P.O. Box 2024, Crested Butte, CO 81224.
“Living Journeys supports Gunnison County residents living with cancer by providing financial assistance, emotional support, and enrichment programs. Call 970-349-2777 to speak to someone. Financial grants help offset lost wages and costs associate with cancer treatment. Support groups and private therapy provide emotional support. Enrichment programs allow individuals and families to experience adventures together, recharge, adapt and enjoy life. Resources connect cancer patients and their caregivers and families to professionals and services that can help ease their burden.”
Orchard of Hope
111 N Orchard Ave, Cañon City, CO 8121
“The Orchard of Hope Foundation provides financial and emotional support to cancer champions in Fremont County, Colorado… Our mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer champions and their families by providing financial and emotional support as well as offering assistance to local agencies and organizations that support cancer support and education.”
Callaway Young Cancer Center – Valley View Hospital
1906 Blake Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
“Coffee, Walk and Talk – Improve your physical and mental well-being through walking. This informal group offers patients past or present, family members and friends an opportunity to come together. We will walk outside, enjoy conversation and return to the cancer center chapel for coffee, lattes or tea. Thursdays at 10 am, Calaway Young Cancer Center Chapel, free, faried abilities welcome.”
Shaw Regional Cancer Center – Vail Valley Medical Center
Margaret Brammer, LCSW, firstname.lastname@example.org
“At Shaw Regional Cancer Center, patients are not alone on their journey. Our support services address the issues of cancer treatment and help patients, families, and loved ones understand and better cope with the challenges of the disease. “
Shaw sponsors a number of cancer support groups to help patients: Summit Cancer Support Group- this support group features speakers on health-related topics and serves as a support system for patients and family members; Cancer Support Group at Jack's Place- all patients, family and friends are welcome to attend; Conversations with Caregivers- connect with other caregivers in a safe and supportive environment; Shaw Regional Cancer Center Education Support Group- cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones are encouraged to attend; Patient workshops and various conferences, retreats and events throughout the year; Home Care & Hospice of the Valley grief group. Oncology social workers are Master’s level, licensed clinical social workers who specialize in helping people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. This is a free service for all Shaw patients and survivors.”
“A cancer diagnosis impacts your whole life so we structure our cancer services to provide you the latest cancer treatments and choices in cancer support and survivorship services. We realize it can be difficult to know where to start. Oncology nurse navigators are here to work with patients, family members and physicians to overcome any confusion or barriers to individualized, quality, cancer care. Patient navigators provide a personalized plan for understanding treatment options and finding access to resources during cancer. This free program matches cancer patients with one of our five, specially-trained nurse navigators, all experts in cancer treatment and our local and national cancer care systems. Because cancer care is so complex, navigators are dedicated to you, lessening the burden of cancer for you and your loves ones. You can call a patient navigator at any point in your cancer journey – whether you’re newly diagnosed or already in treatment.
Patient navigators help patients:
Understand a cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
Apply for financial assistance.
Find credible cancer information.
Connect to local and national resources available to help during cancer.
Link to our Clinical Research Team, nutrition counseling, and more.”