About the Cancer Caring Center
Since 1988, the Cancer Caring Center has provided a wide variety of FREE supportive services to patients and families to help them move forward after a diagnosis. Programs include neighborhood support groups, individual counseling (in person or over the phone),YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support) activities, a food pantry, wellness (nutrition, art therapy, reiki, yoga) and much more. The Cancer Caring Center is the only cancer-related non-profit that gives a case of Ensure liquid nutrition once monthly to financially-challenged patients and the only Western PA agency with a dedicated program for young adults ages 18-39. The Center is a Pittsburgh-based charity with no national office; all funds raised here stay here. The Center works with patients receiving care from both AHN and UPMC and sponsors groups at both entities.
Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation
The PMF mission is to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, supporting patients, survivors, and families while assisting with funding important research. The foundation utilizes proceeds to support their mission by assisting local Pittsburgh area organizations that are instrumental to melanoma research.
Matt’s Maker Space
Matt’s furnishes science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education to help suffering kids feel more comfortable while in Children’s Hospital. It also sponsors Matt’s playrooms and teen rooms at Children’s Hospital and Our Clubhouse so that children with cancer and their siblings have a place to connect with peers.
Young Womens Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation
The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer among young women and providing a support group in the Pittsburgh area.