The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, public and professional education, advocacy and community services. Services include family support groups led by health care professionals and First Connection (Peer-to-Peer) Program that links patients and their families with a trained volunteer who has experienced a similar situation. Numerous other resources are available for patients and caregivers and include education programs, online support programs, and information about home-care services. The LLS provides a limited amount of financial assistance ($150) to help patients offset expenses. To apply, a patient must be a U.S. resident and be in active treatment or ongoing medical follow-up for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes or another blood cancer. LLS's headquarters is located in New York and chapter offices are located across the United States.