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.
- 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
Cancer Support Services is funded by grants and donations. Due to Covid 19 Public Health orders, we modified our 2 annual fundraisers to virtual platforms in 2020. June is our 5K walk “For the Health of It” where you can do your walk/run wherever you would like to the weekend of the event and post pictures to our Facebook page! Our 2021 plans will be posted soon to our website! Then in October we have multiple events including Zumba and Yoga groups we did virtually in 2020 and hopefully this year we will be able to provide both virtually and face to face! Also in October, local restaurants participate in supporting CSS by donating part of their proceeds on selected days of the month. Be watching for what restaurants on what days in 2021 so you can enjoy great food and contribute to the well-being of those in our community who are going through cancer!
Donations can be given at any time through this website or by sending a check to: Cancer Support Services, 413 Sipapu Street, Taos, NM 87571