Resources

412Thrive is always seeking resources for Thrivers.  Here are some resources for breast cancer thrivers to consider. Some resources may only be available to those in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. Please use the contact form if you would like to let us know about additional resources or if you'd like us to add your organization.

Care Packages

Medical Equipment

Limited Mobility Ministry Southwestern Presbyterian Church: Wheelchairs (handles, on wheels), transfer chairs, rollaters, walkers, canes, crushers, potty chairs and frames, toilet seat risers, tub chairs, and shower transfer benches. They also accept donations. 

We are unable to give or accept any equipment that requires batteries or electricity. We also do not give or accept items that are worn on the body (bandages, compression sleeves, braces, etc.) or any item that delivers medication (intravenous supplies, nebulizers, etc.) We do not accept mattresses or bed frames.

If you would like to make an appointment to donate or receive equipment, please contact the Church Office at 412-343-8900.

 

Medicaid

Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment (BCCPT) Program – Medicaid Eligibility Application

Allegheny health network cancer institute care & cosmetics

FREE service! As a reminder – anyone who is a cancer patient or survivor can attend, regardless of where they received treatment. All participants must register in advance by calling 412-330-4045 for information on the virtual class and where they can pick up their FREE soft cap donated by Bonny Diver’s Hair Peace Charity along with their AWESOME makeup bag! Each makeup bag is filled with 9 items talked about in the class – all of the makeup is paraben free, cruelty free, hypoallergenic and vegan friendly.

 

2021 Virtual Classes

  • Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    • January 14, March 11, May 13, July 15, September 16, November 18

  • Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • February 12, April 9, June 25, August 13, October 15, December 10​

Licensed cosmetology volunteers walk participants through a tutorial on applying the makeup, discuss wigs, and show ways to use head wraps and scarves. AHNCI clinical staff are on the call too helping answer any medical questions patients may have.

If you have any questions about AHNCI Care & Cosmetics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lauren below:

Lauren Scanlon, Director, Volunteer Resources at OutpatientVolunteer@ahn.org https://www.ahn.org/about/support-ahn/volunteer

Wigs
  • Allegheny Health Network's Cancer Institute: Allegheny Health Network's Cancer Institute is offering free wigs for cancer patients experiencing hair loss. Using their virtual wig salon, patients can be fitted during a Zoom session without ever leaving their homes. The program is open to both AHN and non-AHN patients. You can schedule an appointment via email. Send an email to outpatientvolunteer@ahn.org including your name, phone number and color and length of wig you’d like, or say that you would like help picking a wig.

  • Hair Peace Charities: Helps women and girls in the Western Pennsylvania area with financial assistance to purchase a wig. They also offer resources and support group.

Prosthetics
  • K & J's Complete Woman: Offers a variety of mastectomy bras, breast forms, circulatory care, and wigs. They work with a variety of insurance companies and Hair Peace Charities. 

Local Support Groups

Funding opportunities 

Excursions

Programs and Support
  • Cancer Bridges: (Formerly Cancer Caring Center and Our Clubhouse) offers free programs, workshops, and services.

Research Organizations