A Place for Her—Baycare Home Care
Featuring a complete line of post mastectomy, lumpectomy and reconstructive products. Breast forms, brassieres, post-surgical camisoles, wigs and swimwear from well-known manufacturers such as Amoena, Camp, Airway, Classique, Ladies First, Jodee, Anita, Coloplast, Jon Renau and many more are available in assorted fashionable styles.
1245 S. Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756
Provides fashionable scarves, accessories and natural makeup for women and girls who are experiencing hair loss. The beaubeau scarf is a unique alternative to wearing a wig. It comes in several different fabric choices and a myriad of colors and designs. Our swim cap (swimbeau) is a wonderful alternative to the traditional rubberized swim cap. It’s secure, comfortable and very fashionable. Our motto is “just because you have lost your hair does not mean you have lost your sense of style.”
SHARE: Dedicated Experienced Support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers
For more than 35 years, SHARE has been a key source of information and support for women facing breast and ovarian cancers. By calling our toll-free helplines, people affected by these diseases can get immediate assistance from cancer survivors who are trained to provide support and information, and help callers sort through options and make informed decisions. SHARE offers a Breast Cancer Helpline, an Ovarian Cancer Helpline, a Caregiver Support Helpline and a Spanish-language Helpline. We also offer teleconferencing support for woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Every year, SHARE’s Helplines provide immediate help to thousands of callers who need to talk to someone who has been there.
1501 Broadway Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036
Mesothelioma Guide provides information to patients with mesothelioma and their families. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Generally, it affects 3,000 people in the United States per year. It affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. By offering material on the causes and risk factors associated with mesothelioma, treatment options that are available, and prognosis statistics, Mesothelioma Guide is one of the top sites on the web for those affected by mesothelioma.
Gainesville, Florida Multiple Myeloma Support & Networking Group
Our mission is to support each other as Patients, Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends in a friendly relaxed environment. We welcome all new members from any surrounding counties. We frequently have Oncology guest speakers, who keeps the group provided on new technology in the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. March is Multiple Myeloma Action Month and we now have an annual seminar in the month of march. Please come for a visit, and we hope you become an member.
UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19, these meetings have been temporarily postponed. We stay in touch with phone calls and emails.
Linda Stegall Henry
Meets 2nd Monday of the Month
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Center @ NFRMC Community Room
6420 NW Newberry Road
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Provides Home Health care support including companionship, household chores, medication services, transportation services, house monitoring, and Alzheimer’s and Dementia care.
5109 N.W. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606
Cancer Community Engagement Research Program (cCERP)
HealthStreet is a community engagement program with the University of Florida with a mission to improve the health of our community and reduce health and cancer disparities. The cCERP initiative assists those diagnosed with cancer find resources and studies that suit their needs and personally connect them with research coordinators. We also offer transportation if needed to the study visits.
2401 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
Alachua County Social Services
Alachua County Social Services is committed to helping all Alachua County citizens reach or return to a state of self-sufficiency by providing temporary assistance through a variety of sustainability programs. Citizens must meet Core Eligibility Guidelines and fall within established limits of the annual Federal Poverty Level. Programs include AlachuaCares Health Services (Primary Care, Outpatient Diagnostics, Prescription Assistance, Medical Supplies, Vision Exams and Eyeglasses) and Sustainability Programs (Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention, Utilities Assistance, Public Transportation).
218 SE 24th St
Gainesville, FL 32641
Alachua County Housing Programs
Funding is available for homeowners residing in the County, outside of Gainesville, for emergency repairs involving roof, well or septic, electrical hazards or accessibility repairs.
We also have down payment/closing cost assistance through the SHIP program for first-time homebuyers.
Alachua County Department of Growth Management Housing Programs
10 SW 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601
Michelle M. Bishop, PhD
A licensed psychologist who provides therapy to help survivors and their loved-ones deal with the stressors of cancer, treatment and the adjustment to survivorship. She also provides caregiver coaching. She is a preferred provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as Medicare. Limited slots are available at reduced cost for those with financial hardship.
2653 SW 87th Drive, Ste. A
Gainesville, FL 32608