Community and Survivorship Resources

New Mexicans are fortunate to have a wide network of community organizations that provide invaluable resources to cancer patients.

The UNM Cancer Center works very closely with many of these organizations, and we encourage you to take advantage of their services. However, please note that these organizations are not affiliated with the UNM Cancer Center.

Click on any organization name below to go to their website.

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The availability of some services may have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact these resources to learn what they can currently offer.

Adelante Back in Use

3900 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-341-7171

Back in Use is a program that recycles and helps community members get access to assistive technology AT devices and computers. Back in Use specializes in acquiring, inspecting, sanitizing and distributing used durable medical equipment. AT devices include manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, scooters, canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, toilet seats, Hoyer lifts, hospital beds, communication devices, recreational devices, visual equipment, and hearing equipment. Through the website, individuals request usable equipment and those with equipment can donate. 

American Cancer Society

8500 Menual Blvd. NE Suite A500, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: 505-262-6018 • Toll-Free: 800-227-2345 • Fax: 505-266-9513
Local resource details

This nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

Angel Flight

3161 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica CA 90405
Phone: 310-390-2958

Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.

Breast Cancer Support Group of the Community Foundation of Southern NM

Phone: 575-521-1554 • Contact: Lynn Fletcher • 855-715-7897
2450 S Telshor Blvd, MMC Auditorium B, Las Cruces NM 88011
Local resource details

The mission of the Breast Cancer Support Group of Southern New Mexico is to provide emotional support for all those touched by Breast Cancer, educate the general public on Breast Cancer is¬sues, develop outreach strategies, recruit knowledgeable speakers for monthly meetings, and to sponsor a special event for Breast Cancer awareness.

Cancer Aid Resource and Education, Inc (CARE) in Las Cruses

118 S. Water Street, Las Cruces NM
Phone: 575-649-0598 • Contact: Yolanda "Yoli" R. Diaz
Local resource details

CARE is about helping local people today, local people recently diagnosed with any type of cancer and in treatment to cure, shrink or stop the progression of their cancer. CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc., operating as a volunteer group, serves the people of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.

Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention and Early Detection (CAPPED) in Alamogordo

907 New York Avenue, Alamogordo NM
Phone: 575-434-4673
Local resource details

The mission of CAPPED, Inc. is to make New Mexico #1 in the Primary Prevention of Cancer.

Cancer Foundation of New Mexico

P.O. Box 5038 • Plaza Entrada, Santa Fe NM
Phone: 505.955.7931
Local resource details

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is a local foundation created for patients with cancer and their families - funding travel, lodging, groceries & support groups; services often making the difference in access to treatment, and provides trained volunteers offering aid, comfort and translation services to all. Its mission is to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe.

Cancer Services of New Mexico

P.O. Box 51735, Albuquerque, NM 87181-1735
Phone: 505-259-9583 • Fax: 505-503-1413
Local resource details

Cancer Services of New Mexico provides services to reduce cancer suffering among New Mexico’s families. Services include two free, three-day educational retreats each spring and fall, education materials and seminars, family cancer resource bags, legal/insurance information, patient advocacy and volunteer opportunities.

Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, Inc

PO Box 1746, Deming NM
Phone: 575-546-4780
Local resource details

We provide transportation to cancer patients through a Van Program and a Voucher Program. We also offer a resource library, breast prosthesis, wigs, hats, scarves, minimal medical equipment, payment for early detection testing and an airfare reimbursement program.

Cancer Support Now

P.O. Box 37338, Albuquerque, NM 87176-7338
Phone: 505-255-0405 • Toll-Free: 855-955-3500 • Fax: 505-821-0965
Local resource details

This member-based organization was created by cancer survivors to build and sustain an active community of people whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. The group provides opportunities for those facing cancer to give and receive support. Cancer Support Now emphasizes peer-facilitated support groups, one-to-one support, activities that strengthen the Cancer Support Now community and education and information to empower people affected by cancer to make prudent decisions.

Casa Esperanza

1005 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-246-2700 • Fax: 505-277-9876
Local resource details

Casa Esperanza is an affordable “home away from home” for out-of-town cancer patients and their family members. Simple, home-like amenities include central kitchens and a spacious community/dining room to encourage therapeutic interaction and sharing among families. Residents benefit from a free Clinical Counseling Program and a Patient Navigation / Survivor Services Program, designed to help access needed health, financial and social services.

Chaves County Cancer Fund, Inc

P.O. Box 193, Roswell NM
Phone: 575-347-1533
Local resource details

Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico

112 14th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-243-3618 • Fax: 505-243-1490 •
Local resource details

Helping children and their families with the day-to-day emotional, financial and educational needs of living with and fighting cancer.

Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico

3001 Trellis Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-323-0478

Provides a supportive environment for children, teens and their families to share experiences and feelings while grieving death.

Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason provides free home cleaning to patients battling cancer. When cancer makes life at home difficult, our trusted network of residential cleaners, cleaning industry volunteers, and community volunteers come together to support cancer patients and their families.

Comadre a Comadre

UNM Main Campus, Manzanita Hall, Suite 117, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-2398 • Fax: 505-277-2352
Local resource details

Comadre a Comadre is a peer-led and community-based program designed to improve breast health and breast cancer outcomes among Hispanic/Latina women. The program provides free education, resources and support to women and their loved ones.

The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project

Phone: 505-585-8821 • Contact: Amy Gundelach
Local resource details

The mission of The Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project is to empower women who are fighting gynecological cancer by providing education and support - helping them to live a healthy and inspired life.


Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit that connects people with trusted information and a community of support.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – NM/El Paso Chapter

4600-A Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 201, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-872-0141 • Toll-Free: 888-286-7846 • Fax: 505-872-2480
Local resource details

The society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Services include financial and emotional support, patient and professional education, advocacy and a school re-entry program.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico

144 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-888-9474 • Fax: 505-232-0678 •

Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico works to grant the fondest wishes of New Mexican children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years who have a medically diagnosed life-threatening illness or condition.

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service

Toll-Free: 800-422-6237

This service provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients and their families. Specialists are available to answer questions by phone and email. Knowledgeable, caring and experienced at explaining medical information, they have access to comprehensive, accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. The service is confidential, and information specialists spend as much time as needed for thorough and personalized responses.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)

Through national programs, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newly-diagnosed patients, hope to Survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.

The New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care serves its membership through advocacy, networking, education and communication. It promotes success and best practices for home care, hospice and related home health support services.

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

1201 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-272-7813 • Fax: 505-272-7799 •

Housed at the UNM Cancer Center, the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance is a statewide network of healthcare institutions and physicians dedicated to providing New Mexico cancer patients and their families and loved ones with local access to the latest experimental treatments available and information developed through cancer research studies. The Alliance enables all New Mexicans to access new, experimental treatments without the expense of leaving the state.

New Mexico Department of Health –Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

5301 Central Ave. NE, Suite 800, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-841-5860 • Toll-Free & Bilingual Number: 877-852-2585 • Fax: 505-222-8602
Local resource details

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free pap tests and mammograms to eligible women who are underserved and ages 30 or older. In this and other ways, the program seeks to improve access to high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for underserved women in New Mexico. The program also works to increase public awareness through education about prevention, disease processes and the importance of regular screening exams for early detection.

New Mexico Department of Health – Comprehensive Cancer Program

5301 Central Ave. NE, Suite 800, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-841-5847 • Fax: 505-222-8602 •
Local resource details

The Comprehensive Cancer Program offers cancer education, information and resources to the public and healthcare providers.

Pink Warrior House Foundation

1106 Bellamah Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 577-5264

Pink Warrior House Foundation provides a community of support to those battling breast cancer, and their caregivers. We offer Warrior Bags, counseling, art therapy, support groups, nutrition education, yoga, reiki, meditation/breath work, a Battle Buddy Network, Beautiful Warrior classes, a wig exchange, a monthly lecture/Q&A series, and more. All programs offered through PWHF are free of charge to anyone personally impacted by breast cancer.

Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico

909 Virginia St., NE, #109, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-254-7784 • Toll-Free: 800-278-7678 • Fax: 505-254-7786
Local resource details

This organization offers education and support to help all people affected by prostate cancer make informed decisions about how to fight the disease. Services include counseling, early detection and screening, educational materials, seminars and support groups.

Sierra County Cancer Assistance

262 Lower CuchilloCreek Road, 262 Lower Cuchillo Creek Road, Truth or Consequences NM
Phone: 575-740-3971
Local resource details

We will provide this transportation to Las Cruces, and Albuquerque for cancer treatments at no cost to the patient. We are totally operated by Volunteers and our goals are to Care, Share, and Give back to our community.

Support and Patient Navigation Services of San Juan County

Phone: 505-609-6089 • Debbie Albin
Local resource details

We offer a men's support group and several women's support groups.

Taos Cancer Support Services Program

413 Sipapu Street, Holy Cross Community Health Outreach Building, Taos NM 87571
Phone: 575-751-8927 • 575-751-7052 • Susan Strong
Local resource details

Taos Cancer Support Services responds to the needs of people with cancer and their families - needs that go beyond medical treatment. We link people experiencing cancer with trusted local businesses to help ease stress to promote healing. 

UNM Center for Life

4700 Jefferson St. NE Suite 100, Albuquerque NM 87109
Phone: 505-925-7464 • 505-925-4539 • Contact: Laura Padilla
Local resource details

The UNM Center for Life (CFL) is an Integrative and Inter-Cultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. This is a state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management.

Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)

1515 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-843-6227 • Toll-Free: 800-333-8037 • Fax: 505-247-8835

Vitalant is a nonprofit community blood center and provides blood and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals across 40 states. There are six Vitalant centers in New Mexico. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations.

YWCA Middle Rio Grande, Women’s Health Equity Program / ENCOREplus

210 Truman St. NE, Suite A, Albuquerque NM 87108
Phone: 505-254-9922 x128 • Fax: 505-254-9953

The Women’s Health Equity Program provides women with financial assistance for annual screening mammograms, as well as diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds. ENCOREplus provides transportation assistance for women to get to appointments and personal reminders to get annual mammograms.