Cancer Resource Center

No one should face cancer alone.

Gritman’s Cancer Resource Center is here to provide information, community resources and emotional support. The center is designed to alleviate some of your worry so that you can focus on treatment and recovery. The Cancer Resource Center is staffed by compassionate, caring and well-trained volunteers, many of whom have also been touched by cancer.

With support from the American Cancer Society, the Cancer Resource Center has access to research on treatment options, pain management and other helpful information. We provide prosthetics, wigs, hats, lap quilts and other items to help in your journey through treatment to recovery.

Additional resources are available in our Community Resource Guide.

You may also call 208-883-6231 to schedule an appointment.

Light a Candle

The Gritman Foundation Light a Candle Program provides resources to cancer patients in the region. From housekeeping and massages to gas and grocery cards, Light a Candle helps to ease some of the pressures that come with facing cancer.

Volunteer Provides Healing Through Art

Moscow’s Julene Ewert offers free art classes to Gritman patients going through cancer care treatment.

Painting played a healing role in Julene Ewert’s recovery from Stage 3 breast cancer.

Julene Ewert

Julene Ewert

The Moscow woman and longtime artist now wants to ensure others going through their own difficult cancer diagnosis and treatment journeys have that same resource. It’s one of the reasons why she recently created “Art Heals,” a program that provides free art classes to Latah County residents who may be battling their own cancer diagnosis.

Read More About Julene’s ‘Art Heals’

Frequently asked questions

Please call us. We are here to make sure you don’t have to fight cancer alone. We’re all on your side, and each one of us has been touched by cancer. We know what you’re going through, and we know how to help.

The best thing you can do is love them. They need encouragement and support, and you are in the best possible position to do that. But we’re here for the things you may not feel capable of providing. By bringing in your loved one, we can talk about how we can fight cancer together.

Yes. Our mission is to remove as many obstacles as we can in your fight against cancer. Once we learn about your situation, we may be able to help you get to appointments and connect you with resources to pay for treatments.

We have a wide selection of wigs, bras and prosthetics we would be happy to give you. We have a variety of sizes and styles. We want to help you look and feel your best.

We cannot give medical advice or supplies or suggest new cures. We do our best to give you support and encouragement, and we will supply you with all the resources we have to ease your path to recovery. We are not doctors, but we are your friends and teammates for the journey ahead.

Nothing. We are staffed entirely by Gritman volunteers. Services are provided by the Gritman Foundation at no cost to you.

Call our Volunteer Services office at 208-883-5520 or email us at to get started. We are excited to have you join the team. You can also make a safe, secure online gift of support through our giving center.

Stop by the hospital’s main entrance lobby and ask for a volunteer to guide you to the center. We will be happy to help.

Make a difference by volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers. Contact Gritman’s Volunteer Services at 208-883-5520 for more information. All Cancer Resource Center volunteers complete training by the American Cancer Society.

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