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Uncompensated Care (Charity Program)  in Wisconsin.

Favre for Hope

Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin 7907 UW Health Court Middleton, WI 53562 Phone: 608-828-8880 Fax: 608-828-8880 - See more at: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/Cancer-Support/Find-a-Local-Program/Wisconsin.html#sthash.S2A2et1C.dpuf


Share the Care

Share the Care provides a road map on how to create a caregiver team (comprised of friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) to provide individuals and families with help to meet the daily challenges of illness. Share the Care insures that the person who is ill has the support he or she needs and that no caregiver has to do this very difficult task alone. The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has developed a 12-minute video to explain the program. The video can be obtained by contacting (608) 265-4618 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


American Cancer Society Navigator

American Cancer Society Navigators offer free, confidential, one-on-one support to cancer patients and those who care for them. Navigators listen, learn your needs and create an individualized plan made just for you. Navigators provide a vital link between a cancer survivor and resources in the community, including transportation, lodging, and other American Cancer Society programs such as At Home which provides access to free medical equipment for cancer patients, including hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and commodes. Call 800-ACS-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.

Catholic Charities

Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Center for Patient Partnerships serves patients with life-threatening and serious chronic illnesses and their families, regardless of income or residence. Patient advocates work with clients to help them make more informed medical decisions, access care, navigate employment issues, find support and build their own self-advocacy skills as needed. The Center trains professional/graduate students in law, medicine, social work, nursing, pharmacy, public affairs, psychology, biology, health systems engineering and others who will work in or around the health care system in their future careers. Advocacy may include issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment, coordination of care and support, family matters, employment, medical bills/insurance, public benefits or public/private disability. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (608) 890-0321.
Community Health Charities of Wisconsin
Partnering with America's most trusted health charities to deliver credible health information, community-focused volunteer activities and efficient charitable giving to employees in the workplace.
Gilda's Club Madison
Gilda's Club Madison will provide one place for men, women and children living with cancer, as well as their family and friends, to gather. Gilda's Club is a free, non-profit support community for anyone touched by any kind of cancer as well as their families and friends. It's a warm and welcoming, non-residential clubhouse where men, women, and children come together to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Those interested in joining Gilda’s Club can call (608) 828-8880 to attend a new member meeting. Individuals can participate as much or as little as they want. There is no required time commitment and there are no expectations. Membership is free.
Grant County Department of Social Services  Apply online for financial assistance
Grant County Emergency Food Resources
Boscobel UMC Food Pantry
104 Buchanan Street
Boscobel, WI 53805
Limited to Boscobel area residents.
Cassville Emergency Food Fund
Limited to Cassville School District Residents.
Hazel Green Food Pantry
2115 N Main Street
Hazel Green, WI 53811
Limited to residents of Southwestern, Cuba CIty and Benton School Districts.
Fennimore Food Pantry
Depot Exchange
1170 Lincoln Avenue
Fennimore, WI 53809
Limited to Fennimore School District Residents.
Lancaster Food Pantry
225 South Madison Street
Lancaster, WI 53813
Limited to Lancaster, Potosi, Cassville, Livingston, and Monfort areas.
Livingston Area Outreach
Available anytime by appointment. Limited to Livingston area residents.
Platteville Food Pantry
1345 N Water Street P.O. Box 127
Platteville, WI 53818
Limited to Platteville residents.
Riverdale Food Pantry
116 West Beech Street
Muscoda, WI 53573
Limited to Riverdale School District residents
Southwest Community Action Program Food Pantries
1108 Wisconsin Avenue, Boscobel, WI 53805
35 West Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
HOPE of Wisconsin (Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin)
Serving the needs of terminally ill people and their families throughout Wisconsin.
In Health Community Wellness Clinic, Bascobel, Wisconsin  Serving Crawford and Grant County
Life After Cancer Networking Group
For those who have completed the majority of their treatment and are within six months to one year after treatment. People with cancer are welcome, as well and their family and friends. Meets monthly at Gilda's Club, 7907 UW Health Court, Madison. For more information, call (608) 828-8880. 
Look Good … Feel Better

A community-based, free service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually consisting of six to ten women, through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans and scarves. Each group program participant receives a free kit of cosmetics for use during and after the workshop. Call (800) 227-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.

Luthern Social Services

Make A Wish Foundation of Wisconsin

Man to Man
A supportive gathering of men who have experienced prostate cancer. Meetings are both sharing and educational. No charge. Meets twice monthly. Call (800) 227-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.
Men's Networking Group
For men who are living with cancer or who love someone living with cancer. Group meets monthly at Gilda's Club, 7907 UW Health Court, Madison. For more information, call (608) 828-8880.
Reach To Recovery
This program offered by the American Cancer Society can help breast cancer patients (female and male) cope with their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Talking with a specially trained Reach to Recovery volunteer can provide a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision-making. Volunteers are breast cancer survivors who give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, verbalize fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who is knowledgeable and level-headed. Most importantly, Reach to Recovery volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope because they themselves have survived breast cancer and gone on to live normal, productive lives. Call (800) 227-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.
Road to Recovery
Program that assists ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment. Call (800) 227-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.
TEAMSurvivor Madison
The mission of TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. is to provide women cancer survivors a variety of fitness activities, education and support while taking an active role in our physical and emotional well-being. TEAMSurvivor is unique in that it is open to women surviving any type of cancer diagnosis. Its programs are open to women of all ages and fitness levels, in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery. Visit the TEAMSurvivor Madison website or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 is a community resource line, providing 24-hour, 365-day a year, free and confidential information and referral services for people in Dane County who are in need of help. Call 2-1-1 within Dane County or (608) 246-4357 from outside Dane County and from cellular phones.
Camp Randall Rowing Club's WeCanRow-Madison program is designed to provide wellness and recovery options for breast and other cancer survivors with the objective of helping women re-orient themselves to their bodies and learn to accommodate the profound effects of cancer, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and reconstructive surgery. The goal is to give these women a sense of control and to put them in contact with other cancer survivors, while at the same time helping them to rebuild physical strength and mental focus. For more information, visit the WeCanRow-Madison website, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Steve Schaefer or Sally Miley at (608) 256-3636.
The Witness Project
The Witness Project is a health program for African-American women, which features a group of women who each "witness" about their triumph over breast or cervical cancer. These women provide support, encouragement and hope for one another. This project also offers community education regarding breast self-exam, pap tests, and signs and symptoms of breast and cervical cancer and provides a list of resources that offer low or no cost services to women of color. For more information, call (608) 658-3758.
Wisconsin Well Woman
Wisconsin Well Woman is a statewide program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for women who have limited or no insurance. Women must meet age and income eligibility criteria in order to enroll in the program. Members may choose from more than 25 area clinics for screening. For more information, call (608) 242-6392.
Young Survivors Networking Group
For those with a cancer connection who are in their 20's, 30's and early 40's. Meets monthly at Gilda's Club, 7907 UW Health Court, Madison. For more information, call (608) 828-8880. 

Cancer Connect

Staffed by skilled nurses and health education.  Cancer Connect offers information on services available at the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(608) 262-5223 or 1-800-622-8922

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CareWear offers products for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  These include breast prostheses, breast forms, bras, natural hair eyebrows, headscarves, lymphedema sleeves, and more.  Services are offered at UW Health East and West Clinics and the Breast Center at UW Hospital.

(608) 262-2609.


Wigs for Patients

Sponsored by the Friends of UW Hospital & Clinics, Inc., wigs, turbans and scarves available at no charge for patients who are receiving treatment at the UW.  Call volunteer services department one week in advance for appointment at (608) 266-6025.


The Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

is a University-based cooperative, interdisciplinary program that is committed to helping cancer patients get the answers, treatment, communication, and supoort they need.  Services are provided free of charge.


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Genetic Counseling

UW offers cancer genetics risk assessment and counseling to women and men who have concerns about their personal and/or family history of cancer.  To schedule an appointment contact the UW Clinical Genetics Center at          (608) 263-7284


Madison Area Brain Tumor Support Group
All brain tumor survivors and their family or support persons are invited to share their brain tumor experiences in an effort to provide a supportive and educational experience.  Meetings take place at UW Hospital.
(608) 265-1192




Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

This is a support group for young women who are dealing with the emotional and physical challenges that are different for women who are facing the cancer diagnosis at a young age.  For further details call or e-mail:

(608) 263-8521

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Prostate Cancer Resources


Man to Man Support Groups

A supportive gathering of men who have experienced prostate cancer.  Meetings are both sharing and educational.  No charge.  Meets twice monthly.

Call (800)ACS-2345 and ask for your regional navigator.


Us TOO Support Groups

Available in Racine, Milwaukee, and other places.

Website:  www.ustoo.com

Phone:  (630)795-1002


American Urological Association

Website:  www.urologyhealth.org or www.auanet.org


United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1, formerly First Call for Help, is a community resource line, providing 24-hour, 365-day a year, free and confidential information and referral services for people in Dane County who are in need of help.  Call 2-1-1 within Dane County or (608)246-4357 from outside Dane County and from celllular phones.


    Froedtert & Medical College Cancer Center,

Web site: Cancer Center at Froedtert; Sue Derus, phone: (414) 805-4350

See Froedtert & Medical College's Cancer Center's 2006 Annual Report (PDF)        


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Turville Bay Radiological and Oncology Care Center, Madison 


Calumet County Resources:


Calumet County Benefit Specialist for Public Assistance 920-849-1451

Calumet County Disability Benefit Specialist  920-849-1451

Housing Authority of the City of Chilton  920-849-7042

Appleton Housing Authority 925 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920-739-6811 
G&D Management Scattered Site Duplexes (Tri-County Area) Milwaukee 414-273-3779 
Kaukauna Housing Authority 125 W. 10th St., Kaukauna 920-766-4772 
Neenah Court Apartments 2112 Marathon Ave., Neenah 920-722-9136 
Outagamie County Housing Authority 3020 E. Winslow Ave., Appleton 920-731-9781 
Primrose Apartments 1316 Primrose Ln., Neenah 920-729-0672 
Woodridge Gardens 3040 Green Meadow Dr., Appleton 920-733-8811 
Dominion Management 37 Tayco St., Menasha 920-729-6336 
Fireside Commons 115 Professional Plaza, Neenah 920-722-2242 
Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities 611 N. Morrison St., Appleton 920-731-6644 
New London Housing Authority 505 Division St., New London 920-982-8509 
Parkview Village 2820 Kernan Ave., Appleton 920-731-7288

Fuel Assistance Program, ESI Energy Assistance, 18 W. Main Street, Chilton, WI.

Leaven, 1475 Opportunity Way, Menasha, WI   920-738-9635  Rent and Utility Assistance

Theda Care At Home Hospice 

Theda Care Genetic Testing

APPLETON MEDICAL CENTER ADDRESS: 1818 N. Meade Street  Appleton, WI 54911 PHONE: (920) 731-4101 WEBSITE: www.thedacare.org
CALUMET MEDICAL CENTER ADDRESS: 614 Memorial Drive  Chilton, WI 53014 PHONE: (920) 849-2386 
WEBSITE: www.affinity.org
ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ADDRESS: 1506 S. Oneida Street  Appleton, WI 54911 PHONE: (920) 738-2000 WEBSITE: www.affinity.org
ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL ADDRESS: 835 S. Van Buren St.  Green Bay, WI 54307-3508 PHONE: (920) 432-8621 WEBSITE: www.stvincenthospital.org
65BELLIN HOSPITAL ADDRESS: 744 S. Webster Avenue  Green Bay, WI 54305-3400 PHONE: (920) 433-3630 WEBSITE: www.bellin.org
ST. NICHOLAS HOSPITAL ADDRESS: 1601 N. Taylor Dr.  Sheboygan, WI 53081 PHONE: (920) 459-4739 FAX: (920) 452-8336 WEBSITE: www.stnicholashospital.org
THEDA CLARK MEDICAL CENTER ADDRESS: 130 Second St.  Neenah, WI 54956 PHONE: (920) 729-3100 WEBSITE: www.thedacare.org
Fox Cities Community Clinic, 1800 N. Appleton Road, Menasha, Wisconsin  920-731-7445
Salvation Army 16 W. Main Street, Chilton, WI
St. Vincent De Paul:
Holy Family Parish  1100 Ryan St., Brillion, WI  Open 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. till noon 
 Holy Rosary Parish  1814 Madison St. (School gym), New Holstein, WI  Open 3rd Friday, 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. 
SERVICES: Hilbert Area financial and in kind services available on an individual case basis. Call (920) 849-4859 or  (920) 418-5075  Chilton Area services available through the Good Shepherd Parish. Call (920) 849-9363. 
Department of Health and Human Services  920-849-1400  Financial, Fuel and medical assistance 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI
C.A.R.E.S. Meeting – fourth Tuesday of Each Month – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Cancer Awareness, Resources, Education & Support) Care, Knowledge, & Support for individuals with cancer and their 
family members or friends. All are welcome including survivors, those in remission, & those in active treatment. No registration required. Calumet Medical Center – Free 614 Memorial Drive Chilton, WI 53014
Family Caregiver Support Group Meeting – Last Thursday of Every Month – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. 
Recognizing that caring for others is not only rewarding, but at times stressful, this program will explore the natural transition where aging parents, relatives or friends need help from those around them. No 
registration required. Calumet County Courthouse - Free 206 Court Street, Room 301 (3rd floor) 
Chilton, WI 53014 Call the ADRC at (920) 849-1451 for more information, transportation, or respite services
CHARIOT CABULANCE SERVICE LLC W2748 Mueller Rd. Hilbert, WI 54129 PHONE: (920) 277-1802 
PURPOSE: Chariot Cabulance Service is a non-emergency transportation provider that can meet all of your needs with one phone call. Chariot will provide transportation for (but is not limited to): scheduled 
doctor’s appointments, dialysis and radiation treatments, hospital discharges, pulmonarycardiac-and orthopedic rehab, holiday and religious functions, all family functions. COST: Cost varies according to day of the week and time of day. Call for more information. CONTACT: Melissa Seefeld, President
Updated 7/13/2013