When a cancer patient visits their oncologist for the
first time, it can be a source of great stress and anxiety.
Our licensed oncology social workers are available to meet
with patients and caregivers to determine challenges that
may be faced during treatment and address those that can be
lessened or avoided with our assistance. All too often, the
physical effects of cancer are only a part of the whole
picture. Our social workers are advocates who may be called
on as often as necessary on the journey toward recovery.
Hope Cancer Resources is able to provide assistance at no
cost to patients diagnosed with cancer who are living in or
being treated in our four-county service area of Benton,
Carroll, Madison and Washington.
Counseling, supportive emotional sessions and support groups
are available to patients, caregivers and family members who
wish to discuss issues related to their cancer diagnosis.
These services are provided by licensed social workers, two
of whom are fluent in both English and Spanish. Click
to learn more about our support groups.
Many cancer patients are met with the financial burden that
stems from their diagnosis. We work to alleviate some of
that burden by providing financial assistance for those who
You may access our application for financial assistance
For more information about our patient support services,
please contact Miki Biggers, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Social
Work Services at 479.361.5847 or
Our Spanish interpreter is available to assist patients
during their cancer-related appointments to make sure they
understand the medical aspect of their diagnosis. For more
information, contact Kathy Taylor, Spanish Interpreter at
Our certified heath education specialists meet with patients
to discuss strategies and provide resources to help quit the
use of tobacco products. Contact Abbie Luzius, MS, CHES,
CTTS, Prevention Education Specialist at 479.361.5847 or
A major barrier for many cancer patients to receive or
complete treatment is lack of transportation. We provide
this service to and from cancer-related medical appointments
for patients who do not have the resources or are physically
unable to drive. Our dedicated drivers transport patients
within a 60-mile radius of Highlands Oncology Group in
Rogers or Fayetteville, and Landmark Cancer Center in
Rogers. For more information, contact Jerrie Carter,
Transportation Coordinator at 479.361.5847, ext. 6 or
Wellness Center for Hope
Our wellness team provides individualized plans for
survivors and caregivers to help with emotional and physical
well-being. Click here to
learn more about the Wellness Center for Hope.
The programs of Hope Cancer Resources are funded in part
through grants from the Cancer Challenge, Susan G. Komen –
Ozark Affiliate, the Walmart Foundation, Arkansas Cancer
Coalition, Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, Northwest
Arkansas Medical Auxiliary, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller
Cancer Institute Auxiliary, the Hope Cancer Resources
Foundation and corporate and individual donations.