Georgia Chapter

www.lls.org/ga

Patient Support Programs


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Georgia Chapter offers a wide range of free educational and support programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.  For general patient services or concerns call our Patient Access, Education and Advocacy Department at 404-720-7807.  

The Power of Compassion
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society inspires volunteers and donors to give back in honor and remembrance of local cancer patients.  The Hero Program helps us motivate Georgians to contribute over $7 million annually towards a cure.

You Can Help: If you or a relative are interested in participating as an honored or remembered hero for any of our programs, please contact our Patient Access, Education and Advocacy Department at 404-720-7807 for more information.

Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program

If you've recently been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you may find it helpful to speak with someone who's been through treatment and learned how to manage the same disease. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a peer-to-peer program that links newly diagnosed patients and their families with trained volunteers who have experienced blood cancer firsthand and can understand your experience. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspective on the recovery process. For more information, call us at 404-720-7807.

Family Support Groups

Open communication is critical for coping with the feelings that arise during illness. Family Support Groups feature sessions led by local healthcare professionals where you can share your concerns, fears, problems and experiences in a comfortable and caring setting. For a list of our Family Support Groups, click here or call 404-720-7807. 

We are proud to partner with Every Step Counts in Savannah, Georgia. Click here to learn more about their organization. 

Amyloidosis Support and Education Program:

For the southeast region, contact Paula at: 229-347-8412.

Online Support Groups

Our online support groups offer weekly sessions where you can share and receive support from the comfort of your home.  Each session is an hour and a half and moderated by a trained professional.  All sessions are password protected and provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community.  For more information, see Online Support Groups.

Online Chats

Our weekly two-hour online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and offer support for people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic myeloid leukemia and for young adults (aged 18-39) living with blood cancer.  Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker.  For more information, see Online Chats.

The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer

Returning to school after cancer treatment can be a tough adjustment for young survivors.  The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer helps children and youth cope with life after treatment and teaches parents, classmates, teachers and healthcare professionals how to deal with the issues surrounding childhood cancer.  Program videos and materials are available for students from preschool to high school.  For more information, call us at 404-720-7807.

Co-Pay Assistance Program

Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about the financial burden.  The Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations.  We'll also help you find additional sources of financial help.  For more information, see Co-Pay Assistance.

last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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