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.
- 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. 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