Founded in 2002 by a group of local citizens, Community Cancer Services ("Heather's House") is a non-profit, community-funded, cancer resource center providing current and reliable information and direct support services to cancer patients and their families residing in Bonner and Boundary counties of northern Idaho. CCS continues to evolve as we learn more about the needs of local cancer patients and their families.
To ease the burden of those affected by cancer in our community
Financial assistance for lodging during treatments.
Financial assistance for insurance co-payments, prescriptions, medical bills, durable and nondurable goods.
Gas vouchers to help with the cost of fuel during cancer-related travel.
A library of cancer-related materials
Advocacy and referral to community and cancer resources
Individual and family counseling, as well as monthly support groups, facilitated by licensed clinical social workers.
Loaned durable medical equipment, including wheel chairs, walkers, lift chairs, shower chairs, etc.
Look Good Feel Better program
Yoga classes emphasizing relaxation techniques to increase physical tolerance.
Wigs, hats, scarves, and post-mastectomy products.
All of our services are free of charge and provided without regard to financial need.
Our office is comfy and homey. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea or just to visit and say hi. Our clients spend too much time in clinical medical settings so we aim to be comfortable and welcoming so coming to see us is more like stopping by to visit a friend.