Can Assist provides accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people in country NSW affected by cancer.


At Can Assist, we are committed to ensuring that all people in NSW, regardless of where they live, have access to cancer treatment and care. By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional NSW, we ensure that country people are given the same opportunities for and choices about the kind of treatment they receive as people in city centres.

Can Assist was established in 1955 by Mrs Mona Ham, a trained nurse who recognised the lack of support services specifically designed to assist rural cancer patients and their families. Mona worked tirelessly and in 1961 the Jean Colvin Hospital opened, later to be known as the Jean Colvin Cancer Centre. Today Can Assist continues to provide accommodation to country families with cancer through our Sydney Accommodation Service and Lilier Lodge in Wagga Wagga.


Our Vision

Every country community, family
and individual should have equitable access
to cancer care and support services.

To learn more about the inequities... click here

 

 

 

Our Services

Can Assist provides accommodation, financial assistance and practical support for country families struggling with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and distance.

Financial Assistance
Accommodation

How You Can Assist

Just 4% of our work is government funded. We rely on our supporters, corporate partners and volunteers to help us address the appalling inequity between city & country cancer care.

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