A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF) provides free tangible support in the Texas Medical Center to families affected by cancer based on their needs, regardless of age, cancer type, treatment status or income. Our services include Free Short Term Housing, Navigation Services, and Cancer Family Celebrations all grounded in our core values with the ultimate goal of providing peace of mind and easing the burden.
How your gift translates into real tangible support . . . .
Our FREE Short Term Housing provides a home away from home and peace of mind to out-of-town families seeking cancer care. For just $50 a day, your gift provides 100% private accommodations fully equipped with personal kitchens, washer/dryers, family gathering areas, and accessible parking to our cancer families.
$350 provides housing for a family for a week
$1500 provides housing for a family a month
$20,000 provides housing for a family for a year
Our Cancer Family Navigators provide cancer navigation services to families from Houston and out of town who are seeking cancer care. Our navigators are volunteers trained to help guide families through the cancer journey. This program is sponsored through the generosity of our donors and covers the expenses of training and expenses that our volunteers incur. Cancer doesn't take a holiday doesn't, but that doesn't mean our families cannot celebrate what is important to them. Our Cancer Family Celebrations are committed to creating opportunities for families to celebrate in the midst of the cancer journey. While patients and their loved ones focus on treatment, our team of volunteers can take care of the little details that create cherished moments.
$50 provides for a family activity
$100 provides for a family dinner
$250 provides a Birthday party
$500 provides for a Holiday/Milestone for a small family
$1000 provides for a Holiday/Milestone for a large family
ASCF accepts both check & online donations.
Donations made by check may be mailed to 4115 Drake Street, Suite #4, Houston, Texas 77005.
Donations made by credit card may be made below under General Donation & Tribute Giving or for a particular project, fund or campaign.
Additionally, we accept many types of in-kind donations. If you have already purchased in-kind donations, please complete our in-kind donation form.
To directly purchase items for our housing program, please visit our Amazon Wish List.