Our professional staff and clinical volunteers empower survivors to take control of their lives. To accomplish this goal, the following programs are offered free of charge at Ann's Place, The Home of I CAN:
Individual Consultations – Referrals are offered for services available to cancer survivors and their families.
Guidance and Education – For newly diagnosed individuals.
Short-Term Therapeutic Counseling – Clinical staff provide short-term individual and family counseling to adults and children related to diagnosis of treatment for and recovery from cancer.
Peer Mentor Program – The Peer Mentor program fulfills the requests of newly diagnosed persons to get meaningful support from someone who has walked in those shoes. It offers the support of fellow survivors and the added benefit of supervision by clinical staff. Peer Mentors are selected and trained from a broad cross-section of cancer survivors to cover many different types of cancer diagnoses for both men and women.
Art Therapy – Offering Art Therapy to adults, children and teens allows the participant to get support in a way that is both relaxing and geared to the individual.
Telephone Assistance – During office hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday) for immediate response to concerns and questions, call (203) 790-6568.
Financial Assistance - Limited need-based financial assistance is available for specific needs through grants from organizations and individuals. Special thanks go to all those who support the compassionate funding of this critical program. Due to limited funding and donor restrictions, this assistance is limited geographically to towns in the Greater Danbury area.
Prescription Program – a payment plan for medications related to cancer treatment, based on patient need and our ability to secure timely grants.
Loan Closet – Includes a limited supply of wheelchairs and assorted supplies.
Resource Library – books, pamphlets, periodicals, audio and video tapes, andcancer-related Internet searches are available at the Ann’s Place office.
Ann's Place networks with other agencies to avoid duplication of services.