Local Support
Support for Cancer Patients and Care-Givers in Los Alamos.

Support Groups and Individual Assistance

LANS Employee Travel & Lodging Assistance

If you are a LANL employee with BCBS NM health insurance you are eligible for travel and lodging benefits through the Benefits Office or contact case manager Marcia Chandler. M,T,Th,F 7:40-5.00.
Tel 505.506.5260

Cancer Support Los Alamos

Los Alamos Council on Cancer sponsors free and informal cancer support for patients and survivors.  The frequency of the meetings is based on the needs and demands of the individual.  If you are interested in attending a support session.
Call 505.570.0906 for up-to-date meeting times and information.

The Cancer Corner, sponsored by LACC, ACS and LAMC

Try on and take free wigs, hats and scarves. Learn about programs, and help yourself to literature. The Cancer Corner is open by Appointment only.  Located in the Los Alamos Medical Center on the 1st floor at the end of the west hallway.  Look for signs.
Call 505.672.9503 or 661.9510 for an appointment.

Find a Cancer Buddy

Looking for someone locally with the same kind of cancer? Or have a questions about local resources. Try our Find a Buddy.
Click here for more info!

Look Good Feel Better

Classes offered in Los Alamos, an ACS program sponsored in Los Alamos by LACC.
Click here for more details.

Reach to Recovery (ACS)

One on one support for women undergoing surgery for breast cancer.
Call LeAnne @ 505.412.1817

Stephen Leaders

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church has Stephen Leaders available to help those of any denomination or religious belief, offering confidential help, friendship and support during difficult times.
Call 505.662.5151 for information.

Cancer Care

Free professional counselling by phone, answering your questions, finding help, or just listening.
Call 1.800.813.HOPE(4672)

Cancer Services of NM  Retreat

Held in Spring and Fall the retreat offers a weekend of relaxation, information and rejuvenation free of charge in a beautiful setting.
Tel 505.259.9583

Prostate Cancer Support Group in Los Alamos

Contact Randy Morgan at 505.672.3486 or 505.709.7550

PCSANM – The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico

This group provides education, information, and support to men and their families about prostate cancer. They have a  newly diagnosed info packet, biweekly support meetings with speakers, a lending library, a quarterly newsletter, and other services – all free. Their office is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10am-2pm, other hours by appointment.
2533 Virginia St. Ne, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
505.254.7784 or toll free 1.800.278.7678
pchelp@pcsanm.org if you have a question or need information.

Professional Counselors in Los Alamos For Dealing With Cancer

The following is a list of family counselors, recommended by one of the counsellors themselves, for those dealing with cancer:

  • Reva Heron PhD, Tel 490-2381
  • Heather McCulloch, Tel 661-8098
  • Kris Raber, LAMC Social Worker, LISW, Tel 660-4383
  • Sat Sangett Kaur Khalsa 505-901-7836

Food Services

Self Help

Provides one time financial assistance for food, medicine etc.
2390 North Road Los Alamos, NM  87544

Kitchen Angels Extended Family Program out of Santa Fe

Caregiver or friend may pick up a weeks worth of meals and deliver it to the cancer patient
For residents of Los Alamos, Pojoaque and Santa Fe

Local Churches

Many local churches have groups of volunteers who are happy to provide food, or fetch groceries for those in need.
Contact your local church.

Transportation Help

Project Help

Sponsored through Los Alamos Volunteer Association (LAVA)
For rides to Santa Fe and Albuquerque for cancer treatments
Contact Irene Powell at LAVA 505-662-8923

Atomic City Dial-a-Ride

Available to those with a documented disability, or seniors.
Tel 661-RIDE between 7.30am and 4.00pm up to 3 days in advance to reserve a ride.

Housing Help

American Cancer Society – Hotel Partner Program

Available hotel rooms provided at free or significantly reduced cost for patients traveling 50 miles or more from their home for cancer treatment.  Advance notice of two weeks needed from a Friday so arrangements can be made for the patient

Holland’s Rose Inc Medical Hospitality House

Providing comfortable housing for those in need to stay in Albuquerque
132 Griegos Rd. N.W. Albuquerque, NM  87017

Casa Esperanza NM

Home away from home when getting treatment in Albuquerque
1005 Yale Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM

Information, Education and Legal

Suggested Reading List for Families Coping with Cancer

A list of suggested books on helping your family and children cope can be found here.

Suggested Reading List for Coping with Cancer

A list of suggested books on coping with diagnosis, finding hope and moving on can be found here.

Cancer Corner Resource Center

Leaflets and information about many types of cancer and support services.
More information can be found here.

Los Alamos Medical Center ATU

Holds leaflets and information about many types of cancer and support services.

Los Alamos Public Library

Has a vast array of books on cancer and a cancer information stand with free leaflets.

Family Strengths Network

Help for families going through cancer. Has a lending library of books on issues concerning cancer and the family, and holds occasional seminars on Cancer in the Family.

Cancer Services of New Mexico LIPA Program

Legal, insurance and paperwork assistance free of charge.

Vision To Reality

See the Los Alamos Monitor article about the Cancer Corner, a plan some would say was about a decade in the making will work its magic.

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