Support Links

The following is a list of links where you can find information on survivor and family support groups that specialize in helping those dealing with cancer.

Healing Hands Power of Touch provided by The Spa School- The Spa School provides relaxing and holistic spa service to cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. For more information please call 614-888-0790.

CancerCare Ovarian Cancer Patient Support Group

This 15-week online support group provided by CancerCare is for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who are currently receiving treatment. In this group led by an oncology social worker, patients give support to each other and share resources and information.

To join this group, you will need to complete an online registration process. After joining this password-protected group, you can read and post messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

State Date:
Monday, February 2, 2015
(Group accepts new members after start date)

End Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015

To register for this online support group, please visit their website here.

Cancer Support Community – Central Ohio

The Wellness Community is a non-profit organization that was developed to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through emotional support, education and hope programs. All programming is provided free of charge.

Healing Journey for Children

Children can be, and often are, a forgotten population at times of serious illness or death in the family. The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute has comprehensive programs to support children, ages 2 through 19, from the point of diagnosis of the serious illness of a loved one through three years post death, should that occur.

Programs are free and open to all children who have a family member diagnosed with a serious illness regardless of where the family member is being treated. Children and their families participate in programs as often as they feel it is needed. 6 six-week programs a year are offered.

The Haven of Hope

The mission of Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation is to promote the physical, emotional, spiritual and financial well-being of cancer patients, survivors and their families along their journey with the disease. The purpose of Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation is to provide programs and services designed to support and assist cancer patients, survivors and their families throughout their journey.

Cancer Wellness Program at McConnell Heart Health Center

Looking for assistance with changing your lifestyle or even getting started with an exercise program after your cancer diagnosis? Look no further. The Cancer Wellness Program at the McConnell Heart Health Center is an 8-week program that uses exercise, education and peer support to empower cancer patients to improve their quality of life at any given stage of their treatment. Go to the link below and click on, “Cancer Wellness.”

JamesCare for Life Gynecological Cancers Support Group

This is a support group for women having any type of gynecological cancer. While the name of the cancer may differ, the experiences and support needs can often be very similar. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month from September through June. They are held at the OSU Gyn Oncology at Mill Run, 3651 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
If you would like more information, call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.

Cleaning For A Reason

This is a nonprofit that offers free professional housecleaning, and maid service to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. They partner with professional residential maid services who are insured and/or bonded to take on 2 patients at a time and offer four free cleanings – one a month for four months.