Support For Individuals Battling Breast Cancer
Savage Support strives to provide a wide variety of services focused on aid to individuals fighting breast cancer in southeastern Wisconsin. We endeavor to provide an elevated quality of life for breast cancer patients in tangible and practical ways, beyond their medical care.
We are enrolling a small number of beneficiaries to be the first class of participants in our program.
We are growing the number of services we can provide to our clients in the development phase of our organization.
We have a variety of opportunities available to volunteers interested in helping us change lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Savage Support assist those battling breast cancer?
We provide practical aid with non-medical needs to those experiencing breast cancer. We do this by providing a monthly stipend to access services we have vetted, setting up opportunities to meet others on their breast cancer journeys, and by providing resources to help you.
What don’t you provide assistance for?
We do not provide assistance for rent, mortgage, insurance, utilities, bills, personal debt, tuition, luxury items, clothing except for items except for items directly related to breast cancer treatment.
Am I signing up to be part of a support group?
Only if you choose to do so. We do offer a variety of activities for our beneficiaries to get together and build a network of individuals all on the same journey, but these activities are not mandatory. Additionally, our website will shortly (towards the end of June) have a chat room dedicated to beneficiaries if you should decide to interact there as well.
Do I have a stipend to use on services you provide?
Yes, each beneficiary is evaluated according to need & provided with a monthly stipend. This may vary beneficiary to beneficiary. You are then able to use that stipend on the services that we provide through our connections with local businesses who have signed up with us and undergone an interview process.
How long can my assistance continue?
We have a general time frame of 2 years, but each beneficiary is evaluated on a case by case basis and that time frame may be longer or shorter, depending on your individual case.
Does it matter if I’m diagnosed anywhere between Stage 0 or metastatic?
No. Whatever stage your breast cancer is at, we are here to help as long as you have received a diagnosis of breast cancer.
What’s New With Savage Support?
Thats right, Savage Support has a podcast! We are going to be talking to our beneficiaries to hear about their personal stories with breast cancer, talk about the impact of the organization and generally hear some amazing stories.
In this episode of Savage Support Stories, we speak with Tiffany Peters about her ongoing journey with breast cancer. We hear about her diagnosis, how she manages to be a single mother while fighting breast cancer, and the additional challenges she faces during a pandemic.