Assisting and supporting ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers is at the heart of COCA's mission. Currently, COCA offers five programs that address these goals.
We provide ongoing support groups for women who have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer by hosting six Nicki's Circle Ovarian Cancer Support Groups per month. Two groups per month are by telephone, and one is in Ft. Collins. There are long-term survivors, women newly diagnosed and women in recurrence at Nicki's Circle. The groups offer information, connection and hope.
Our Colorado Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide is a 75-page publication that provides extensive information on local, state and national resources, including our support services. The Resource Guide is available in print or electronic PDF versions. In addition, all the information is listed on our website at the link below.
The Nicki's Circle 1-1 peer mentor program matches a woman with a new or recurrent diagnosis of ovarian cancer seeking 1-to-1 support with an ovarian cancer survivor from Nicki's Circle support group.
The COCA Comfort Kit program is for women who are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Colorado. The tote bag "kit" includes items of comfort (a soft teal blanket, warm socks, etc.) along with a copy of our Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide (see above).
COCA can offer assistance to those women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who find themselves in a situation of financial hardship.
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COCA's efforts to educate the medical and general community include: Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives®, Health Fairs & Awareness opportunities.