IS LEES FRIENDS?
LEES FRIENDS is a support program for cancer
patients and their families located in South Hampton
Roads Virginia. LEES FRIENDS offers person-to-person
help and needed emotional and practical support
to cancer patients and their families who are facing
the crises of diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?
LEES FRIENDS offers support to any cancer
patient and any family member of a cancer patient
who lives in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
SERVICES DOES LEES FRIENDS PROVIDE?
One-on-One Emotional Support
LEES FRIENDS unique person-to-person emotional
support is the hallmark or our organization. The
cancer patient and his or her family may be suddenly
faced with a host of emotional traumas. LEES
FRIENDS provides trained, caring volunteers to help
in such times of trouble. A sympathetic listener,
a place to turn for advice, a moment of cheer and
supportiveness, a friendly face and a caring attitude
can do much to tell patients and their families
"You are not alone!"
Transportation Patients, many who are weak
and in pain, may spend long hard hours getting to
and from doctors offices, laboratories, radiation
oncology centers, and hospitals for treatments.
LEES FRIENDS two vehicles and volunteer drivers,
who often use their own cars, provide patients with
Emergency Humanitarian Grants Many patients
undergoing cancer treatments are hard pressed to
meet their financial obligations or provide such
basic necessities as food and clothing. In cases
of documented hardship, LEES FRIENDS provides
a one-time financial grant to a needy family or
CAN I GET A ONE-ON-ONE LEES FRIENDS VOLUNTEER?
If you are a cancer patient or the family
member of a cancer patient call the LEES FRIENDS
office at (757) 440-7501 or e-mail Susan
IS ELIGIBLE TO RIDE WITH LEES FRIENDS?
Any ambulatory cancer patient who needs
transportation to and from a doctors appointment
or treatment facility is available to be transported.
As long as the patient can walk by his or herself,
you can get transportation from LEES FRIENDS.
IS THE COST OF RIDING WITH LEES FRIENDS?
Nothing. All our services are FREE.
ARE THE HOURS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES?
Our transportation program runs Monday
through Friday. The first appointment time that
we take is 9:00 a.m. and the last appointment of
each day is 2:00 p.m. Return transportation is provided
for all rides.
DO I ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION WITH LEES FRIENDS?
Simply call the LEES FRIENDS office
at (757) 440-7501. Calls must be received at least
24 hours in advance. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that
requests for transportation are made as far in advance
of your appointment time as possible. The LEES
FRIENDS transportation schedule fills up quickly.
Have the following information available when you
call to arrange a ride: your appointment time, your
doctors name and the office address of your
DO I APPLY FOR A LEES FRIENDS HUMANITARIAN
Call the LEES FRIENDS office at
(757) 440-7501 and speak with Assistant Director,
Becky Ruffin. Each request for a grant is handled
on a case-by-case basis. Financial hardship must
LEES FRIENDS HAVE ANY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR
LEES FRIENDS has walkers, wheelchairs,
potty chairs and shower seats for cancer patients.
These are offered to cancer patients free of charge
and are available for pick-up at the LEES
FRIENDS offices at 7400 Hampton Blvd, Room 201,
Norfolk 23505. Call the office to arrange a time
for pick up of equipment.
LEES FRIENDS HAVE ANY WRITTEN INFORMATION
Yes, LEES FRIENDS has an extensive
resource center filled with disease-specific printed
materials. Our resource center also has brochures
covering issues that are helpful to cancer patients
such as other community resources, cookbook pamphlets
and estate planning. All are available, free of
charge, by either calling the office or emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials are free of
charge. LEES FRIENDS also maintains an extensive
"lending library" of books and cassettes
covering all aspects of cancer care.
CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT LEES FRIENDS?
Contact our Patient/Volunteer Coordinator,
Susan Lawler, at 757-440-7501 or e-mail email@example.com.
All candidates to become a volunteer are required
to have an interview with Susan and provide three
personal references. If you are interested in driving
you must have a good driving record. To become a
one-on-one volunteer you must complete the LEES
FRIENDS Volunteer Training Course.
CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO LEES FRIENDS?
To make a financial contribution or memorial/honorary
gift, make a check payable to LEES FRIENDS
and mail it to LEES FRIENDS, 7400 Hampton
Blvd, Room 201, Norfolk, VA 23505.
DO I CONTACT LEES FRIENDS?
The office at LEES FRIENDS is located
at 7400 Hampton Blvd, Room 201, Norfolk 23505. Our
office hours are Monday Friday, 9:30 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. Our phone number is 757-440-7501.
LEES FRIENDS email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.