Athens Nurses Clinic

Healthy Northeast Georgia Women
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Fannin, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Walton, Washington counties

The Healthy Northeast Georgia Women’s project is in its seventh year of providing breast health education, screening, examinations, screening & diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds & biopsies. This care is provided free of cost to uninsured indigent women in Athens and northeast Georgia. It’s The Journey is proud to fund screening mammograms for the 2018-2019 grant year.

Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation

Patient Financial Assistance Program
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry. Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Walton counties

The Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation provides assistance to adult cancer patients who are financially challenged by a cancer diagnosis. Approved grants are applied directly towards daily expenses such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, groceries, transportation, durable medical equipment, prescription medications, lymphedema garments or similar expenses.

Boat People (SOS)-Atlanta

Health Awareness & Promotion Program for Breast Cancer
Barrow, Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, Walton counties

The Health Awareness & Promotion Program for Breast Cancer seeks to improve access and promote preventive breast health services to underserved Asian women by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health services. It’s The Journey is proud to help fund screening mammograms and clinical breast exams for the 2018-2019 grant year.

Cancer Support Community Atlanta

Living Fully with Breast Cancer
Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jones, Lumpkin, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Putnam, Rockdale, White counties

The Living Fully with Breast Cancer program provides breast cancer patients and survivors supportive programs that include gentle exercise classes, nutrition programs, education forums, support groups and stress reduction classes.

Center for Black Women’s Wellness

Community Breast Health Initiative
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry counties

The Center for Black Women’s Wellness Inc. seeks to improve the health and well-being of black women and their families and the economic health of communities. This year, support from It’s The Journey for their Community Breast Health Initiative increases access to breast health services for under-served women, including but not limited to clinical breast exams, mammography screenings, and diagnostic services. Additionally, a breast health advocate will ensure appropriate linkage to care and treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer during the grant period.

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)

Asian Breast Care Program
Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett counties

The Asian Breast Care program was developed in 1994 as a response to the growing Atlanta Asian American population and the lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate services. Funding from It’s The Journey goes to support mammograms for the 2018-2019 grant year.

Clarkston Community Health Center

CCHC Breast Health Initiative
Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett counties

Clarkston Community Health Center’s Breast Health Initiative (BHI) aims to address barriers that immigrant and refugee women face by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health education and services. Funding from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year goes to support a program coordinator and screening mammograms.

East Georgia Cancer Coalition

Have You Been Screened? Mammography Program
EGCC-North
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes counties

EGCC-South
Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren, Washington counties

The Have You Been Screened? Mammography program increases community access to mammogram services by addressing structural barriers and reducing out-of-pocket costs. The program incorporates the Community Guide’s evidence based task force recommendations by reducing the time and/or distance between the service delivery settings and target populations, offering services during non-traditional hours and offering services in alternative, non-clinical settings.

Emory University Department of Human Genetics

Bridge the GAP- Genetic Access Program for Individuals at Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer
Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry counties

Bridge the GAP provides access to genetic counseling and testing for individuals who have a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary breast cancer and are uninsured or under-insured. Program participants are identified and seen at the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Hospital or through the Emory Winship Genetic Counseling Program.

Good News Clinic

Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Program
Hall County

The Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Project provides free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to uninsured Hall County residents who have no other resources to receive them. Those who have positive screening results or symptoms requiring additional testing will be referred through Good News Clinics’ Health Access Program for free follow-up care including free diagnostic imaging. Funding from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year goes to support mammograms and staff.

Good Samaritan Health Center

Women’s Health Screenings
Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Decatur, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Pike, Polk, Rockdale counties

The Women’s Health Screening Program provides clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, and diagnostic testing to uninsured, low- income women in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. This program targets women who are most in need of access to healthcare services and most at risk because of income and/or race. It’s the Journey would allow Good Sam to provide clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic services for many of these women who do not otherwise have access to these tests.

Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb

Women’s Health Initiative
Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding counties

The Women’s Health Initiative provides timely access to breast exams and mammogram referrals, education resources in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner, and serves as a women’s healthcare safety net in order to help women live healthier lives. Funding from It’s The Journey goes to support clinical breast exams.

Gwinnett Medical Foundation

Mammograms for the Uninsured- Underserved
Banks, Barrow, Dekalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Newton, Walton counties

The Mammograms for the Uninsured- Underserved project provides breast cancer screenings and evaluations of breast abnormalities for under-insured people in Gwinnett County by providing mammograms to patients without insurance. Funding from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year goes to support mammograms.

Hadassah Greater Atlanta/Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Check It Out!
Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton counties

Check It Out! is a breast health and cancer awareness program for female high school students as well as women at work and in women’s groups. The program strives to educate young women, especially those in pre-mammography age groups, about breast cancer, healthy lifestyle choices, and the importance of knowing their own bodies.

Lighthouse Lymphedema Network

Compression for the Cause
Banks, Barrow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bryan, Burke, Butts, Catoosa, Chatham, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crisp, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Henry, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Rabun, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Sumter, Taliaferro, Tift, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, White, Wilkes counties

The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network has established the Bandages and Garment Fund to help individuals with lymphedema purchase the garments required to maintain the reduction gained from Complete Decongestive Therapy, the only treatment method available for lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition approximately 50% of breast cancer patients will develop, and the garments are often not covered by health insurance. Funds from It’s The Journey will help an additional 30-35 breast cancer survivors obtain the needed compression.

Macon Volunteer Clinic

Breast Health Education and Screening Program
Bibb County

The Breast Health Education and Screening Program provides female patients with annual breast exams, as well as education about breast health, clinical signs of breast cancer, and breast self-examinations. Funds from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year provide screening mammograms.

Meadows Regional Medical Center

MRMC Breast Health Program
Montgomery, Toombs, Tattnall counties

The Breast Health Program provides community education programs for breast health awareness and mammogram screening for vulnerable women of the region. Services target low income and uninsured residents of Toombs, Tattnall, and Montgomery counties of southeast Georgia. Fund from It’s The Journey’s 2018-2019 grant year support mammograms.

Mercy Care Foundation

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale counties

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program includes self-breast examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms, increased access to preventative and clinical services, and detection of any potential abnormalities through clinical exams and screening mammograms.

Northside Hospital

Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women
Inside Metro Atlanta
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett counties

Outside Metro Atlanta
Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Decatur, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Pickens, Spalding counties

The Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women project aims to detect breast cancer earlier and reduce the number of late stage disease diagnosed in underserved women with a focus on women of Hispanic or African American descent who live both inside and outside the metro-Atlanta area. Support from It’s The Journey provides free diagnostic services to underserved/uninsured women who live below 250% of the federal poverty level.

Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation

Coordinated Community Breath Health: Support Services
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes counties

The Coordinated Community Breast Health initiative includes both group and individual support services, genetic counseling and testing, and lymphedema and wig services. Funds from the It’s The Journey 2018-2019 grant year will help fund genetic counseling, monthly support groups, a hormone therapy class, and lymphedema and wig services.

Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation-Screening & Diagnostics

Coordinated Community Breast Health Initiative
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes counties

The Coordinated Community Breast Health Initiative aims to provide free screening 3D mammograms to individuals in their service area who cannot afford one due to financial status. They also provide diagnostic services required to investigate a possible cancer found during screening. Funds from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year support mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies.

Piedmont Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Piedmont Hospital

PINK at Piedmont
Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett counties

PINK at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is a comprehensive wellness program for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer and is designed to speed recovery and reduce recurrence. Funds from It’s The Journey for the 2018-2019 grant year go to support wellness and fitness programs for breast cancer patients.

Piedmont Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Piedmont Hospital

Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program
Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale counties

The Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program at Piedmont Healthcare aims to provide cutting edge genetic testing services to medically underserved individuals. Genetic counseling and testing services are provided for patients at risk for hereditary breast cancer who are medically underserved or uninsured and live in the metropolitan Atlanta region or near Athens.

Piedmont Healthcare Foundation-Newnan Hospital

Breast Health Screening and Diagnostic Services for Uninsured Women
Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding, Troup counties

With the support from It’s The Journey, the Breast Health Screening and Diagnostic Services for Uninsured Women program will provide screening, diagnostic breast imaging, and biopsy free of charge for at least 80 patients from Coweta County and the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta counties who otherwise would not be able to afford these life-saving procedures.

St. Joseph’s Candler

Mission Possible: Bridging the Mammography Gap
Appling, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Glyn, Jasper, Liberty, McIntosh, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen counties

Mission Possible: Bridging the Mammography Gap provides breast health services to the underserved at no cost at all for patients that meet established financial criteria. Services include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI, image guided breast biopsies, and case management/patient navigation throughout the continuum of breast cancer detection, care and survivorship.

The Cancer Foundation

Financial Assistance Program
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes counties

The Financial Assistance Program provides emergency monetary assistance to individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment who are experiencing an immediate financial crisis because they cannot pay for basic life needs such as rent, utilities, medication, or transportation.

Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Reducing Barriers to Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Support
Barrow, Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Madison, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rabun, Rockdale, Walton, White counties

The Reducing Barriers to Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Support program provides financial assistance to under-/uninsured and low-income patients to increase access to tailored breast cancer rehabilitation and survivorship support services.

University Health Care Foundation

Mobile Mammograms: Removing Barriers a Mile at a Time
Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren, Washington, Wilkes counties

University Health’s Mobile Mammography Unit provides screening mammography services for those who live in rural areas where routine screenings are not available. They also provide services for those for whom transportation is an issue. Funds from It’s The Journey go to pay for mammograms.

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer
Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Dekalb, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, Spalding counties

The Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer program at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center provides free screening mammograms and diagnostic services to women and men who lack access to or are unable to afford these life-saving services within WellStar Atlanta Medical Center’s service area. Funding from It’s The Journey goes to support screening mammograms.

WellStar Foundation-Legacy

Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Legacy Programs
Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Paulding, Pickens counties

The Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Legacy program provides free screening mammograms and diagnostic services for men and women who lack access to or are unable to afford these life-saving services in the legacy WellStar area (primarily Cobb, Douglas, Cherokee, and Paulding counties).

WellStar Foundation-Spalding Regional

Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer
Butts, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Upson counties

The Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer program at WellStar Spalding Regional provides free screening mammograms and diagnostic services to women and men who are unable to afford or lack access to healthcare within the counties served by WellStar Spalding Regional, one of the new WellStar facilities. Funds from It’s The Journey support screening mammograms.