We provide tangible support to FAMILIES (not just patients) affected by cancer. Regardless of age, cancer-type, treatment or economic status, we are here for you and your family. The housing support ASCF offers is based on what out-of-town families affected by cancer need. We aim to provide families affected with cancer with options, dignity and when they need it, privacy.
Weprovide navigation services to both families from Houston and those from out-of-town seeking cancer care here. Volunteers help families navigate the cancer landscape, make sense of medical jargon and explore their options. Our volunteers provide assistance with note taking and facilitating communication between families and the healthcare team.
We help families rejoice in special moments during their cancer journey. We help families celebrate what is important to them, whether it is a birthday, anniversary, wedding, holiday, first-day-of-school or "ringing the bell" to signify the end of treatment. We create opportunities to make cherished moments along the way possible and special.
We "show up". Our volunteers can offer a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on or ear to listen if that is what is needed.