A Shelter for Cancer Families

More Than Housing

aka AMSCHWAND SARCOMA CANCER FOUNDATION   |   Houston, TX   |  https://www.cancerfamilies.org

Mission

A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF) provides stability, shelter and support for families seeking cancer care in the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Ruling year info

2001

CEO

Mrs. Missy Bellinger

Main address

4115 Drake Street Suite #4

Houston, TX 77005 USA

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Formerly known as

Amschward Sarcoma Cancer Foundation

EIN

76-0674858

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Cancer Research (H30)

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Our programs

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ASCF Cancer Navigators

Our combined experience as cancer patients and caregivers has helped the ASCF team develop a roadmap of support services for cancer families, from Houston and beyond, who depend on us to guide them through the, often, overwhelming continuum of care. Our trained staff and volunteer navigators are a trusted source to help prepare, advocate, facilitate communications, provide access to much-needed resources and to be a comforting extension of a cancer family.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

We understand that the cancer journey can make it difficult to balance cancer care, day-to-day tasks and celebrating life’s important milestones. While families may not always have such capacity, each is every bit as important to the family’s overall well-being. Easing those burdens, celebrating the moments and making the memories that mean the most to our families is at the heart of everything we do.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Through the generosity of its donors, A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF) is able to offer fully-furnished apartments free of charge to families seeking cancer care in the Texas Medical Center. ASCF opens their doors wide to all cancer families regardless age, cancer type, income or where they are in their cancer journey. They respect their time, dignity, and privacy, while providing options and amenities that meet the specific needs of a family living through cancer.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

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A Shelter for Cancer Families

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Collins

A Shelter for Cancer Families

Term: 2022 - 2024

Jill Collins

Retired Engineer & Community Volunteer

Laura Dalton

Laura S. Mitchell Interior Design

Stephen Fadem, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Allie Fields

Community Volunteer

J. Boyd Heath III

Quantum Resources

Alexandra Knight

Alexandra Knight Inc.

Lindley Arnoldy

Community Volunteer

Ashley Beecher

The Dawson Group

Jon Lanclos

Preferred Corporate Housing

Traci Ling

Freelance Photographer & Community Volunteer

Keila Torres, M.D.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lyndsey Zorich

Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger & Community Volunteer

Daniel Irion

Action Supply

Bill Stratton

UBS Financial Services

Abraham Garza III

National Apartment Advisors

Missy Bellinger

ASCF CEO

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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