Cancer Support Services

Cancer Support Services

Cancer Support Services responds to the needs of people with cancer and their families, needs that go beyond medical treatment. We link people experiencing cancer with trusted local businesses to help meet basic needs, ease stress, and promote healing.

We serve area residents from early in their diagnosis up to a year after their last treatment. Over the past year we have assisted 120 individuals.

What Services Are Available?

  • Health Care Navigation
  • Support Groups
  • House Cleaning
  • Personal Care, Errands
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness, Health, and Cancer Coaching
  • Assistance with Transportation, Lodging, and Food
  • Grief and Loss Support
  • Look Good Feel Better Program (in partnership with the American Cancer Society)

Cancer Support Services Application (follow this link to download the form)

For more information or to access services, please call the Community Services Office at (575) 751-8927.

Cancer Support Services Calendar

Service Providers

Cancer Support Group - Taos

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
413 Sipapu Street
Taos, NM 87571

The purpose of the Support Group is to provide a safe place where people affected by cancer can support each other, develop friendships, share ideas, and thoughts while learning coping skills in a non-judgmental caring atmosphere.

CSS Support groups provide:

  • A sense of belonging reducing isolation
  • Empathy by being understood by others who have had cancer
  • A safe place for expressing feelings, experiences and fears and
  • Activities and discussion that allow for all to relax and feel at ease - helping to build warmth as a space for a sense of humor and positive thoughts for healing

This self-help group is facilitated by trained people with a personal experience of cancer. It is open to the cancer patients and their families or other caregivers.

Road to Recovery

This is an American Cancer Society service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their potentially lifesaving cancer treatments and home again. Volunteer drivers from the community donate their automobiles, gas, and time to assist area cancer patients. There are currently only five Road to Recovery drivers in Taos.

Cancer patients
To request a ride to their treatments or cancer-related appointments
Phone
: 1-800-227-2345 (toll free)

Volunteers
For more information on how to volunteer
Phone:
1-800-227-2345 (toll free)


Look Good Feel Better (LGFB)

Fourth Thursday, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
413 Sipapu Street
Taos, NM 87571

This is a free program that teaches female cancer patients how to cope with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The program is taught by licensed and trained cosmetologists to help restore appearance and self-esteem through the use of skincare and makeup products, wigs, scarves, and other accessories. In addition to teaching beauty techniques, LGFB sessions teach women how to properly care for their skin and nails during cancer treatment. LGFB is a partnership of the American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Association, and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and participants receive a free bag of makeup matched to their skin tone from leading cosmetic companies (salon quality, brand neutral) valued at $250.

For more information or to register
Phone:
575.751.8927.


Are you a cancer survivor or know of one?
Would you be willing to share with us what supports helped you?
What didn’t you have that you needed?
Please email us at info@taoshealth.com.


Holy Cross Hospital. Great Care. In Taos.