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Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

AKA (Also Known As):
IBCA; Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance
Cancer Resource Center
612 West State Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, Tuesdays until 7 pm. Other times by appointment.
Area Served:
(607) 275-0632
Executive Director
The Cancer Resource Center's mission is to create a network of support, information and advocacy for all people diagnosed with cancer, and the people who care for them. Staff members and volunteers provide:
  • one to one support by answering questions, listening to concerns and helping clients understand their options
  • trained volunteers may accompany clients to doctor's appointments and treatment sessions
  • support groups
  • boutique with new and used wigs, hats, scarves and post-mastectomy supplies such as prostheses and bras
  • wellness activities such as yoga, retreats, etc.
Volunteers also assist with:
Running Errands
Hour of Cleaning
Garden & Yard Work
Occasional Rides
Provide a Meal
Pet Care
Bills & Paper Organization
Other Tasks The Center's resources include:
  • 700-volume lending library of books, tapes, and DVDs on cancer and other health and wellness related topics
  • a regularly updated, comprehensive list of both local and national links as well as resource information about cancer on its website
  • monthly electronic newsletter with updates, links to Internet resources and cancer news
  • Guide to Cancer Support Services in Tompkins County, available in hard copy and online, with resources that may be needed during and after treatment, including information on financial assistance, insurance and legal issues and paying for prescriptions
Medical transportation: Cancer patients going between Ithaca and NYC for medical appointments can sometimes get free rides on the Cornell campus-to-campus bus if seats are available. Arrangements MUST be made through the Cancer Resource Center (277-0960). Financial Counseling and Advocacy Program: trained volunteers help people with cancer and their families with:
  • organizing medical bills and insurance statements
  • identifying resources that might help with medical bills and/or living expenses
  • preparing appeals when insurance claims are denied
Call for an appointment.

Family Counseling Ministry

29 Church St
Cortland, NY  13045
The Family Counseling Ministry has professionally-trained, spiritually-sensitive therapists who provide:
  • free, unlimited consultation to member church clergy
  • non-judgmental, affordable counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups
  • one free workshop, program or sermon per member church per year
Interpersonal relationships, grief, depression, work-related problems, marriage problems and family issues, e.g., with children or adolescents.

FCM services are available to those associated with member churches. As schedules permit, therapists may choose to see persons not connected with any member church or religious group.
Sponsored by the Susquehanna Association, NY Conference, United Church of Christ (UCC), FCM is supported by 80 churches of many denominations in New York's Southern Tier, Presbytery of the Susquehanna Valley and Geneva Presbytery.

Member churches in Tompkins County include:
  • First Congregational UCC
  • First Presbyterian
  • Forest Home Chapel
  • St. John's Episcopal
  • St. Paul's Methodist
  • Groton Community UCC
  • Jacksonville United Methodist
  • Lansing United Methodist
  • McLean Community
  • Caroline Valley Federate, Brooktondale
  • First Presbyterian, Dryden
  • Freeville United Methodist

Ithaca Pregnancy Center, Healthy Relationship Mentoring

210 West Green Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Saturday and evenings, by appointment
Area Served:
Executive Director
Healthy Relationship Mentoring program helps an individual to determine what they are looking for in a relationship in 6 or more 1 hour sessions with a trained mentor. Topics can include ways to guard their heart, reasons to stay sexually abstinent until marriage, and healthy ways to resolve conflict.

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