WHAT WE PROVIDE
Angels Surviving Cancer, Inc. (ASC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 2011 by a group of breast cancer survivors who experience first-hand the gap that exists for survivors and their families. The group recognized the need for support, education, and care extends beyond medical intervention for those diagnosed with the disease.
Here are of the services and programs we offer to breast cancer patients, their families, and the community:
CARE Program (Cancer Awareness Resource Encouragement): Provides financial assistance to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and facing financial challenges. This program provides resources and referrals of financial assistance for items including (but not limited to): medical-related lodging, medical co-pays, office visits, and prostheses.
Angels Education and Outreach Program: Provides opportunities for ASC to raise awareness about breast health. The primary objectives of the ASC's outreach and educational programs are to: 1) enlighten and educate the public on the importance of breast cancer education; 2) to increase breast cancer education and reduce cultural barriers for underserved, minority women and 3) to increase breast cancer screening rates in the Houston Metropolitan area.
Angels Network: Provides support, networking, support group meetings, and collaboration opportunities for survivors, their families and friends. Within this network, real life “Angels” provide one-on-one care to those who are undergoing breast cancer treatment as well as a source of support to their families.
Angels UP (Uplifting People): A counseling program that helps breast cancer patients, and their families, with a sense of control over their diagnosis by assisting them with maintaining their quality of life and developing coping mechanisms in the face of cancer.
Angles Scholarship Fund: ASC award scholarships to high school seniors that are attending an high institution of learning whose mothers succumbed to breast cancer.
Mental Health First Aid to Breast Cancer Survivors- The evidence base program is designed to provide short term care to someone who may be experiencing a mental onset. As survivors, we must be prepared to assist newly diagnosed patients, including their mental health. It is an 8-hour training with certificate upon completion.
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Benefits of support
Reduced anxiety and psychological distress
Reduces depression and feelings of pain
Improve mood, self-image
Improved ability to cope, sexual satisfaction
Improve feelings of control
Productive living a quality of life after the diagnosis of cancer.
We have meetings once a month on the fourth Saturday.
Except for July no meeting, or otherwise notified
Our Guardian Angels are the "Wind beneath our wings" that support us.
We also have partners that support us.
We welcome all who want to attend.