A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Here is a list of both national and local support organizations that are available to provide a wealth of information and support in addition to CSVI.
National support Organizations
American Cancer Society
ACS provides everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.
Toll Free: 1.800.ACS.2345 (227.2345)
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women, men, and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week they are always there.
Cancer Information Service
Information specialists at the Cancer Information Service (CIS), NCI's contact center, are available to help answer your cancer-related questions in English and Spanish whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. We also respond to questions and requests for information about NCI and its programs.
Toll Free: 1.800.4.CANCER (422.6237)
or Live Chat on website
Cancer Hope Network
Provides free one-on-one confidential support to all people (patients, family or friends) impacted by cancer, along the entire continuum from diagnosis through survivorship. They provide support by training volunteers who faced similar experiences who are matched to those needing our services. Through this process we strive to instill hope and make a positive difference in the lives of people touched by cancer.
If you would like to be matched with a cancer survivor, please contact:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
Locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa
Toll Free: 844.540.9818
A non-profit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
This organization has a lot of great information on how you can get help with health insurance coverage, disability process, appeals process, self-advocacy, managed care, working with your doctor. Information available in Spanish.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770 | Silver Spring, MD 20910
Toll Free: 888.650.9127
A free, self-learning audio program for patients and caregivers. Available in English and Spanish.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Great information for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Provides a wealth of information, questions for your doctor, complementary therapies, and after care. Available in Spanish
Toll Free: 877.465.6636
Local Support Organizations
Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute/Schneider Regional Medical Center
9048 Sugar Estate | St. Thomas, VI 00802
Catholic Charities - St. Thomas/St. Croix
Continuum Care, Inc.
Continuum Care, Inc. (CCI), Hospice of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St, John. CCI is the only Medicare certified hospice in the US Virgin Islands. The goal at CCI is to provide care to the terminally ill at home, in a supportive environment in which the patient is alert, free of pain and, along with those that he or she has chosen, makes the decisions regarding care. They are dedicated to making their end-of-life as comfortable and dignified as possible.
St. Thomas: 340.714.2273
St. Croix: 340.772.2273
Methodist Outreach for the Homeless
St. Thomas: 340.715.5806
Patient Assist VI, Inc.
Patient Assist VI helps the uninsured and underinsured in the US Virgin Islands who are currently under a doctors care and who need to take medication everyday but have trouble paying for their medication.
Corrie Bryant-Habib, Executive Director
Us Too Prostate Cancer Education & Support
Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network is a 501-c-3 nonprofit, grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors for prostate cancer patients, survivors, their spouses/partners and families. Meetings 2nd Wed Conference room 2nd floor Schneider Hospital.
Caswil Callendar: 340.690.5557 or 340.776.3112
Melvin Norman: 340.514.8972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
Medical Assistance Program, St. Thomas
Phone: 340.774.0930 ext 4352
Virgin Islands Department of Health
Medical Assistance Program | Medicaid St. Croix
Phone: 340.772.7100 ext 7113
Cancer Support Virgin Islands
Barb Michaud, Director of CSVI
1600 Kongens Gade | St. Thomas VI 00802