Local and National Organizations that Can Help You
You don’t have to face this alone. There are a number of organizations that can help. We’ve included a selection of them below.
For a list of organizations, readings and survivor stories, please download these Breast Cancer Resources (PDF).
National Office Resource Guide
The NATIONAL OFFICE has an extensive list of resources, organizations and information that extend beyond the state of Illinois and Indiana that you will find useful. CLICK HERE to access the resource link at the Sisters Network National Office website.
Access Community Health Network
Full range of health care services. Click name above for website or call 1-866-882-2237.
National Cancer Institute
Breast cancer information site and clinical trials. Click name above for website or call: 1-800-4CANCER.
A Silver Lining Foundation
The mission of A Silver Lining Foundation is to ensure dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations. Click the link above to head to their web site and click on the “free mammograms” link to see where they will be pre-qualifying for free mammograms every month.
Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
IBCCP offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women. Even if a women has already been diagnosed with cancer, she may receive free treatment if she qualifies. The program has been providing breast and cervical cancer screening to the women of Illinois since 1995. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Click name above for the website or call: 1-888-522-1282.
Stand Against Cancer
Free and low cost mammograms in the Chicagoland area. For more information, call 1-888-722-4673.
American Cancer Society
Support for breast cancer patients. Click name above for website or call 1-800-ACS-2345.
Breast Cancer Assistance Program
The American Breast Cancer Foundation operates a national Breast Cancer Assistance Program that provides financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underserved individuals, regardless of age or gender. To seek assistance or learn more about ABCF’s Breast Cancer Assistance Program, contact the toll free number, 844-219-ABCF (2223) to speak with a Program Specialist. Bilingual Program Specialists are also on staff and available to be of assistance.