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.
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.
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
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
Serving the needs of terminally ill people and their families throughout Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
American Urological Association
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)
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
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