Patient Resources

Elegant Essentials has access to several resources such as support groups throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition, there are local as well as national organizations dedicated to helping patients and their families when dealing with cancer. Click on links below for more information. 

Support Close to Home

Stewart’s Caring Place
Stewart’s Caring Place is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer by providing emotional, social, physical and spiritual support to individuals with cancer in one peaceful setting that is inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential.

The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a nonprofit, community-based cancer support center serving the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and their support network. In a homelike environment, people with cancer and their family and friends share experiences and challenges in the spirit of hope and community. Programs and services offered by The Gathering Place focus on healing the mind, body and spirit. The Gathering Place supports individuals to actively manage the impact of cancer in their lives and improve their quality of life.

Additional Support

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping everyone who faces cancer through research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

Black Women’s Health has a simple philosophy and mission: to be the premier Internet site dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual wellness of today’s African American woman. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Its mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions.

Celebrating Life Foundation
The Celebrating Life Foundation (CLF) is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating the African American community and women of color about the risk of breast cancer, encouraging advancements in early detection and treatment and to improving survival rates among these women.

Cancer Updates‚ Research & Education is a quarterly magazine that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis. CURE provides scientific information in easy-to-understand language with equally understandable illustrations. It is published by the Cancer Information Group.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a public institution dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer for all U.S. citizens and people around the world.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC and its sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, work to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of The National Breast Cancer Foundation is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education, and by providing mammograms for those in need.

Sisters Network Inc.
Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international affiliates and events such as the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

YSC Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition's (YSC) educational programs are designed to reach not only our core audience of young women affected by breast cancer but also members of the medical community, friends, family members, caregivers, the breast health community, healthy young women and the general public.