Cancer Support Services

Address

413 Sipapu Street Taos, NM 87571

Phone

(575) 751-8927

Cancer Support Services

Holy Cross Hospital’s Cancer Support Services is supported by fundraising and grants and provides non-medical supports to people in Taos & Colfax Counties who are struggling with cancer. These services support emotional well-being and ensure that basic needs are met, in order to ease the strain, promote healing and improve the quality of the life for patients and their family members during a most difficult time. Every CSS client receives navigation to additional community resources and services statewide.

Cancer Support Services responds to the needs of people with cancer and their families, needs that go beyond medical treatment. We link people experiencing cancer with trusted local businesses to help meet basic needs, ease stress, and promote healing.

We serve area residents from early in their diagnosis up to a year after their last treatment. Over the past year we have assisted 120 individuals.

Services Include:

  • Assistance with lodging for appointments
  • Cancer resources & services navigation
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • House cleaning, personal care, errands
  • Massage & acupuncture
  • Transportation assistance, including gas cards
  • Taos Food Coop gift cards
  • Yoga and fitness activities
  • Weekly support groups

Apply for support from Cancer Support Services >

 

Donate:

Cancer Support Services is funded by grants and donations. There are two annual fundraisers each year: June’s “For the Health of It” walk, and October’s “Paint Taos Pink ” month activities that include events for education and awareness.

Donations can be given at any time through this website or by sending a check to: Cancer Support Service s, 413 Sipapu Street, Taos, NM 87571

Click here to access the printable Gift Form

 

Additional Services:

Cancer Support Group - Taos

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
413 Sipapu Street
Taos, NM 87571

The purpose of the Support Group is to provide a safe place where people affected by cancer can support each other, develop friendships, share ideas, and thoughts while learning coping skills in a non-judgmental caring atmosphere.

CSS Support groups provide:

► A sense of belonging reducing isolation

► Empathy by being understood by others who have had cancer

► A safe place for expressing feelings, experiences and fears and

► Activities and discussion that allow for all to relax and feel at ease – helping to build warmth as a space for a sense of humor and positive thoughts for healing

► This self-help group is facilitated by trained people with a personal experience of cancer. It is open to the cancer patients and their families or other caregivers.

Road to Recovery

This is an American Cancer Society service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their potentially lifesaving cancer treatments and home again. Volunteer drivers from the community donate their automobiles, gas, and time to assist area cancer patients. There are currently only five Road to Recovery drivers in Taos.

Cancer patients
To request a ride to their treatments or cancer-related appointments
Phone
: 1-800-227-2345 (toll free)

Volunteers
For more information on how to volunteer
Phone:
 1-800-227-2345 (toll free)

Look Good Feel Better (LGFB)

Fourth Thursday, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
413 Sipapu Street
Taos, NM 87571

This is a free program that teaches female cancer patients how to cope with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The program is taught by licensed and trained cosmetologists to help restore appearance and self-esteem through the use of skincare and makeup products, wigs, scarves, and other accessories. In addition to teaching beauty techniques, LGFB sessions teach women how to properly care for their skin and nails during cancer treatment. LGFB is a partnership of the American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Association, and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and participants receive a free bag of makeup matched to their skin tone from leading cosmetic companies (salon quality, brand neutral) valued at $250.

For more information or to register
Phone:
 575.751.8927.

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