Community Resources

These resources are those most commonly requested and used by Cancer Center patients. For more information or assistance finding additional resources, please contact Laurie Conover, social worker, at (315) 624-5241 or lconover@mvnhealth.com.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service. ACS offices in Utica and Syracuse help you in your fight against cancer. For more information, contact the ACS at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Genetic Counseling

A cancer risk assessment with a genetic counselor provides you with information regarding the probability of developing cancer. If the counselor suspects an inherited cancer predisposition, he or she may suggest genetic testing. Additionally, people can adopt cancer risk reduction and surveillance strategies based on the inherited predisposition. To learn more about genetic counseling, please visit www.mohawkvalleygene.org.

To make an appointment with Mohawk Valley Genetic Services call the Ferre Institute at (315) 724-4348 or toll free at 1-888-483-3773. They are located at 4 Oxford Crossing, New Hartford, New York.

Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. provides comfort and support for those with life-limiting illnesses and for their families by attending to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

The Siegenthaler Center, located at the Hospice and Palliative Care facility, is a residence for terminally ill patients and their families whose medical conditions or caregiving needs do not allow them to remain in their homes.

The Hospice and Palliative Care facility is located at 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, New York. For more information please call (315) 735-6484.

Legal Aid

If legal matters arise during your course of treatment, the Cancer Legal Advocacy and Services Project (CLASP) is a service that was formed by the Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY) and Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLAS). This organization can provide free, civil legal assistance to families and individuals in thirteen counties of Central New York.  If legal services are needed the number to call is (315) 703-6500. 

The Abraham House

The Abraham House provides their guests with a secure, loving environment while providing physical care as well as emotional and spiritual support for the terminally ill at no cost to the guest or their family. This resource, located at 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, is supported completely by the community and donations.

For more information about the Abraham House, call (315) 733-8210.

Websites

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