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Community Resources for Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call 24/7: 1.800.272.3900
TDD: 1.866.403.3073

  • Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Medications and other treatment options
  • General information about aging and brain health
  • Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
  • Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions
  • Confidential care consultation provided by master's level clinicians who can help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day
  • Help in a caller's preferred language using our translation service that features more than 200 languages and dialects
  • Referrals to local community programs, services and ongoing support

KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 6002
Fairway, KS 66205

Community Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society. The Cancer Survivors Network National online community of and for cancer survivors.

Bloch Cancer Hot Line. A program of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation for people with cancer and their families. Call toll-free to speak with a survivor of your cancer type.

Back in the Swing. A national non-profit dedicated to improving and protecting one's health after breast cancer.

Cancer Action, Inc. Cancer Action is a community based non-profit agency offering a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of people with cancer, their family and friends.

Gilda's Club Kansas City, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing, at no cost to members, a comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

Kansas City Hope Lodge. A program of the American Cancer Society, this resource provides free temporary lodging for cancer patients and their families traveling at least 35 miles one way for medical treatment.

Those patients who need a sanitary environment post bone marrow (or other organ) transplant do not have to meet the travel requirement to stay at Hope Lodge.

LUNGevity. The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensuring a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and providing a community for those impacted by lung cancer.

The Cancer Survival Toolbox®  is a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

Turning Point the Center for Hope and Healing. Patients with serious or chronic illnesses now have even more services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illness.

Telephone Education Workshops available from CancerCare.

Community Resources for HIV/AIDS

African American AIDS Project Kansas Multicultural alcohol, drug treatment center. Brothers and Sisters of all colors against AIDS.

6301 Rockhill Rd 314
Kansas City, MO 64131

AIDS Council of Greater Kansas City AIDS Counseling and help for the greater Kansas City area. Advocacy and referral.

2801 Wyandotte 314
Kansas City, MO 64108

AIDS WALK Annual fundraiser for Local AIDS charities. Also sponsors AIDS Ride  

15 W. Linwood 314
Kansas City, MO 64111

Thrive Health Connection provides advocacy, care and education to those affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

5008 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64130

HARC Mart (Heartland AIDS Resource Council) is a case management program for people living with HIV/AIDS. There is no charge and the organization provides food and other essentials, such as soap, etc. Volunteers are client-based; people are accepted as case management referrals.

2615 Holmes 314
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hope Care Center is a 16-bed, non-profit, skilled nursing facility for persons with HIV/AIDS.

115 E. 83rd St. 314
Kansas City, MO 64114

KC HIV Social Group The KC HIV Social Group is a social group that provides a safe casual environment for individuals affected by HIV.  Members meet to converse, socialize and attend events in an effort to form friendships, relationships, camaraderie without the concern of being "outed" or judged. This is a drug-free event.

18th West 38th Street 140
Kansas City, MO 64111

SAVE, Inc. Kansas City's AIDS housing organization
P.O. Box 45301 140
Kansas City, MO 64171

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