Cancer Support Community North Texas

Hear from the Cancer Resource Specialist…

Jul 05


This September will mark the 2 year anniversary of my position as a Cancer Resource Specialist. In that short time I have quickly come to realize that in many instances accessing resources for the person with cancer can be a process. In some cases it might be that you may not know who to ask or for others you don’t know what you might need or how a program might help.

In an effort to continue to share local resources I thought a monthly blog might be an appropriate venue to highlight specific organizations and how they can help.

Summer months can be especially challenging when you are in treatment and have children you have to keep busy. Keeping them busy while trying to conserve you energy can be difficult. Consider accessing organizations that help with children or offer activities.


Cancer Support Community North Texas

  • Camp Noogie- A summer day camp for children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Camp Noogie is a social time for kids to come to Cancer Support Community, meet new friends, learn new things, and have some fun! Each day kids will enjoy lots of different activities including art projects, cooking classes, music lessons, sports instruction and more.

Camp Kesem

  • Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment , or whose parent is a cancer survivor

A Small Miracle Foundation

  • Provide the highest quality, in-home childcare services to families affected by cancer.

Mommies in Need

  • Mommies In Need provides in-home childcare to stay-at-home parents going through a health crisis.

Summer Food

  • Click here the link to find locations offering free or reduced breakfast and lunch for kids during the summer months. Based on income guidelines.




Learn more about Jackie Castillo, LMSW, here.