UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center to Provide Childcare for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment
Underinsured and underserved women who are being evaluated for breast cancer, or who are receiving treatment for breast cancer at the UNM Cancer Research and
"In many families in
"When parents are ill, especially when they're seriously ill, the need is even greater for short-term childcare. Although, they may have family or other support systems, sometimes these resources are limited," Saavedra said. Because childcare is so underfunded, both nationally and in
Through the Susan G. Komen Foundation grant, the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center will contract with four local childcare centers in Albuquerque to provide immediate, short-term childcare services for non-school aged children while their mother, grandmother, or other female primary caregiver is evaluated for breast cancer or receives treatment for breast cancer at the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center or UNM Hospitals. The project will also assess each patient's childcare needs and work with local childcare resources to develop a long-term childcare plan.
Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322