Sometimes, we all need a little help. Whether you are trying to figure out how to afford a mammogram, get to treatment or pay your heating bill, sometimes you can’t do it alone. Unfortunately, navigating our social safety net can sometimes be challenging, especially if you’re dealing with cancer.
Please note that the Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliate does not give funds directly to individuals; instead, we fund nonprofit organizations working on breast cancer and breast health, and we work with individuals to connect them with our grantees and other community resources that are available to them.
Below is a list of resources that we have compiled in an attempt to be as comprehensive as possible. If you know of resources not shown here, or if you have updates about the information below, we hope you will email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. It will be a big help to us and to the people who use this tool after you.
Thank you, and take care.
The Komen Mid-Michigan Team
The Survivor Tote Bag Project
Tote bags filled with informative and supportive information for the breast cancer journey are provided, free of charge, to newly-diagnosed breast cancer survivors. For locations and information, please call 517-886-4901, or email Info@KomenMidMichigan.org.
This is available through some area programs for eligible women and the Michigan Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP).
BCCP – Ingham County Health Department 989 242-2195 ext 3118
BCCP - Barry-Eaton District Health Department Calls from Charlotte: 517-541-2630 Call from Lansing: 517-485-7110, ext. 630
BCCCP - Ingham County Health Department 517-887-4364, option 1 or 877-221-6505
Allegiance Women’s Health Center - The Importance of One, One Woman, One Clinical Breast Exam, One Mammogram Program. 517 784-8665. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
Ingham County Health Department 517-784-9356
BCCP - Ingham County Health Department 877-221-6505
BCCCP - Shiawassee County Health Department 989-743-2319 or 800-859-4229
St Joseph Mercy Health System, BFFL=Life Program. 734 712-2335. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
BCCCP - Ingham County Health Department 877-221-6505
Hospitals: Call your local hospital. Hospitals in Maine offer reduced or no-cost care to those who qualify. Call the hospital's billing office to apply for Free or Reduced Cost Care. Also, connect with a social worker or a patient navigator to see if there are other resources available at the hospital.
ACS Patient Navigator Program: Helps patients, families and caregivers find help with the many needs that could arise during the cancer journey. Trained navigators link those dealing with cancer to needed programs and resources. 800 227-2345
Sisters Network, A National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization: Breast Cancer Assistance Program.
The Pink Fund: Provides short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.
Road to Recovery This ACS program provides free transportation to treatments. Call 1-800-227-2345 for more information about the program in your area.
Yoga for Breast Cancer: Experience postures and poses designed to better the health of women who have had breast cancer and connect with others - Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 734 975-2500. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
Cooking for Wellness: This nutrition program teaches nutritional information of benefit to people with cancer, while experimenting with new recipes. The atmosphere is casual and tasting is included. The course is taught by a registered dietitian and topics vary by month – Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 734 975-2500. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
YMCA Turning Point Program: An initiative to help breast cancer survivors to increase physical functioning, improve general health, decrease fatigue, increase flexibility, improve social functioning, and balance the body. The program involves a series of fitness, and yoga programs at the Jackson YMCA, Shiawassee YMCA and the Lansing YMCA's three branch locations — Oak Park, Parkwood, and Westside. 517 827-9677. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
Be Bold, Feel Beautiful was launched in 2010 and offers portraits of hope and inspiration to women who are undergoing chemotherapy and have lost their hair. It includes a free make up application on the day of her shoot and a professional portrait session. This program is designed to raise awareness about the disease as well as empower and embolden the women who battle it. The Oldham Project, 855 696-5342. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
Women’s Wellness Weekend Retreat for woman diagnosed with breast cancer who have completed active treatment and are a three day event including life-balancing experiences – Grass Lake Sanctuary, 734 408-1552. Funded by Komen Mid-Michigan
Cleaning for a Reason: A nonprofit which partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer. Cleaning for a Reason