Short-Term Housing Application
Dear Patient, Caregiver, Family & Friends,
Thank you for allowing us to provide you and your family with support during your cancer journey. ASCF provides A Shelter for Cancer Families traveling to Houston, Texas for cancer treatment in addition to tangible support to all families affected by cancer living in our area. Our tangible support aims to meet the needs of families (not just patients) affected by cancer. Regardless of your age, cancer-type, treatment or economic status, we are here for you and your family.
The housing support ASCF offers is based on what we have experienced out-of-town families affected by cancer need when visiting Houston. We aim to provide you and your loved ones with options, dignity and when you need it, privacy.
We provide navigation services to both families from Houston and those from out-of-town seeking cancer care here. Volunteer navigators help you and your loved ones to find your way around the cancer landscape, to make sense of medical jargon and to explore your options. Our trained volunteer navigators provide assistance with note taking during clinic visits and facilitating communication between your family and your healthcare team.
At ASCF, each of us has been personally touched by cancer. So we know the importance of living in the moment. We want to help your family rejoice in special moments during your journey. We are here to help you celebrate what is important to you, whether it is a birthday, anniversary, wedding, holiday, first-day-of school or "ringing the bell" to signify the end of treatment. We create opportunities to make cherished moments along the way possible and special. Please let us know if we may do so for you.
And if what you need is a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on or ear to listen, let us know as our volunteers can provide just that. We are A Shelter for Cancer Families and it is our greatest privilege to assist you in this very personal journey.
Yours in service,
Missy Bellinger President/CEO
A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF)
(formerly Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation)