Support for You and Your Family

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge is a project of the American Cancer Society to provide no cost housing to cancer patients and their caregivers, which will help reduce the financial burdens of cancer treatment.

Ministry Home Care Services

Ministry Health Care provides a comprehensive package of hospice and home health care services. A blend of health care and social services are provided to patients of any age in their home to promote, maintain or restore health, or to minimize the effects of illness or disability.

Navigator Program

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and The American Cancer Society (ACS) support the Patient Navigator Program to assist patients in overcoming barriers they may encounter during their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield is a not-for-profit organization that welcomes families of seriously ill children, newborn through age 18, who are hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children's Hospital or Marshfield Clinic.

Adult Support Groups

I Can Cope*

I Can Cope is a patient education program of the American Cancer Society about living with cancer. Experience has shown that individuals who know more about their disease can make informed decisions with their doctors and become partners in the treatment team. Living with cancer can be one of the hardest challenges anyone faces. I Can Cope helps you meet this challenge by clarifying cancer facts and myths.

There is no charge for this program. For more information and registration, please call 715.387.7890.

Look Good Feel Better*

Puts a little color back into the lives of those undergoing treatment by providing a free group makeover session with specially trained cosmetology professionals.

Adult Cancer Support Group

A group that assists individuals diagnosed with cancer in coping with the emotional impact and the stresses experienced in living with cancer.

Reach to Recovery*

Volunteers who provide support for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Healing Grief Circle

Individuals and families who recently have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to attend these meetings. The group provides the environment of a caring community, one in which members can find strength and support, share memories and feelings, learn to understand the usual grief patterns, and gain renewed enthusiasm for living.

Marshfield Group

Meets from 1 - 2:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month at the Ministry Home Care Hospice Office, 303 W. Upham St., Marshfield. For more information, call 715.387.7052.

Wisconsin Rapids Group

Meets meets from 6 - 7:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at Riverview Hospital. Meeting location may vary; ask at front desk. For more information, call 715.387.7052 or 715.387.1713.

Children Support Groups

Sharing Hope

A support group for families of children with cancer.

Dream Flight

A program which allows children with cancer to take a dream flight to a special place of their choice.

Candle Lighters*

A support group for children with cancer.

Rising Stars

A support group for teenagers and young adults who have cancer.

Hozhoni Weekend

A weekend camp for families of children diagnosed with cancer.

 

* These support groups are held in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.

 
 
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