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Cancer Support Home Services

Our mission is to provide hope and comfort to those learning to live with cancer.

Cancer Support Home

The Cancer Support Home is a home-like facility for cancer patients and their families. There are two convenient locations, one in Bentonville and the other in Fayetteville.  All services are offered at no cost.

Cancer Support Home Programs

Since 1995 the Cancer Support Home has served the 4-county area of Northwest Arkansas with unique programs that provide:

Diversity at the Cancer Support Home

The Home strives to reach a diverse population, focusing on uninsured, underinsured and indigent residents by offering the Northwest Arkansas community a trusted place of comfort, shelter, education and support to patients or to their families. Part of the Washington Regional Medical System, the Cancer Support Home services exemplify the organization's commitment to health and community outreach.

Cancer Support Home Days and Hours

You may visit our home during regular hours, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A staff person or volunteer will be available at the Cancer Support Home each weekday during regular business hours. Support group meetings and other activities occur at various times of the day and evening.

Cancer Support Home Support Sessions

A variety of support sessions are provided by the Cancer Support Home in an effort to meet the needs of cancer survivors (both during and post treatment), family members and caregivers.  These sessions provide a safe, comfortable place to share fears, concerns and ask questions of others who have already been through the rigors of cancer treatment.

Groups meet at a number of different locations and times, with each group having a unique focus. In addition, these sessions are designed to provide a variety of outlets through facilitated group conversation or other creative class instruction.

Boutique for Cancer Patients

Wigs, hats, scarves and turbans are available for individuals who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.  The Boutique is designed to be a private and comfortable place where clients are assisted by trained volunteers and staff to explore and select head covering items. 

Post-mastectomy supplies including bras and breast prostheses are available.  We offer a variety of sizes and styles to meet the needs of individuals who have undergone a mastectomy.

"Look Good, Feel Better" Program

Look Good...Feel Better ® is an American Cancer Society program hosted by the Cancer Support Home.  Described as a "makeover for the spirit," Look Good...Feel Better® was developed in partnership with the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association, The National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society. Volunteer licensed cosmetologists explain and demonstrate how to cope with body and skin changes resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Using a variety of beauty techniques to improve appearance, participants experience an improved self image.

A number of sessions are scheduled at both locations at convenient times.

Cancer Support Home Resource Library

A wide variety of information is available in our lending library including books, pamphlets and videos. Topics for patients and family members range from coping to humor, from encouragement to healing. A range of cancers, conditions and treatments are also covered. Free Internet access is available to assist you in your search for the most current information.

Overnight Accommodations at the Cancer Support Home

Four furnished guest rooms are available for out-of-town patients who are undergoing treatment and/or hospitalization. Patients undergoing cancer treatment are required to have a companion accompany them during their stay. Guests have access to cable television, DVD, WiFi, telephone, a public computer and an equipped kitchen for preparing and storing food. 

Each private room has two twin beds with linens, a chair, television, dresser and closet. Some rooms have a private bath. Most rooms require the ability to navigate stairs.

While priority scheduling is given to cancer patients, the Home can also be made available to patients receiving medical treatment at local medical facilities or their family members.  Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Early Detection Screenings for Cancer

Free cancer screenings are offered through the Cancer Support Home.  We often partner with other local facilities to provide screenings at convenient locations throughout the community. Screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers are provided free of charge.  In instances where follow-up diagnostic testing is required, the Cancer Support Home staff will assist in connecting clients to community healthcare resources.

 

Regular screenings are essential for early detection and are important aspects of quality healthcare.

Cancer Support Home Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities for volunteers are endless and the need is great.  Volunteers play an integral part in the Cancer Support Home's programs by assisting the staff with a variety of duties. From greeting clients during daily operations or assisting with events on an as-needed basis, the Cancer Support Home welcomes volunteers. All volunteers are provided with a complete orientation. There are also opportunities for medical professionals to assist with periodic cancer screening clinics.

To learn more, please call the volunteer coordinator at the most convenient location.

Support for the Cancer Support Home

Operations and programming are funded by individual and corporate gifts and grants. Significant funding organizations have included Arkansas Cancer Coalition, Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Ozark Affiliate, Cancer Challenge, Sam's Club, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

 

Gifts and memorial contributions make it possible for the Home to provide the free programs and services that offer hope, comfort and resources to area cancer patients and their families.

You may make a tax-deductible donation to the Cancer Support Home by contacting Washington Regional Foundation.

Contact Us at the Cancer Support Home

2706 E. Central Ave.
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone (479) 271-2257
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1101 North Woolsey Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone (479) 521-8024
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