Find Assistance from Organizations
Providing Financial or Practical Help
Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Association of social service agencies that help people in need, regardless of religious affiliation, with emergency assistance. Use online locator to search for resources.All CancersFinancial AssistanceNational
Locations throughout the U.S, and can refer to local assistance programs. Use online locator to find closest United Way office or local 2-1-1 line.All CancersFinancial AssistanceNational
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
421 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA, 23666
Provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. Offers co-payment assistance - check website for up-to-date list of covered diagnoses and medications. Maintains a searchable National Financial Assistance Resource Directory. Provides a Scholarships for Survivors Program.All CancersScholarshipsFinancial AssistanceMedicationFoodHousingTransportationUtilitiesNational
Offers a Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund that provides a one time grant for transportation expenses and a Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund for stage III and IV breast cancer patients that provides a $600 grant to cover various non-medical related expenses connected to treatment, including transportation assistance, food, utilities, housing expenses or pre-burial expenses.
275 Seventh Ave. , 22nd Fl., New York , NY, 10001
Financial Assistance Program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation, home care and child care, and oncology social workers can help find additional resources. Also provides co-payment assistance through the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (check website for current funding). Offers free wig and prosthesis clinics in our New York, NY office, and free wigs by appointment in our Ridgewood, NJ and Long Island, NY locations. Can assist people with breast cancer with pain and anti-nausea medication, oral hormonal medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment. View all of CancerCare's services >>All CancersFinancial AssistanceHome CareMedical Equipment/SuppliesMedicationTransportationProsthesesWigsNational
Allyson Whitney Foundation
Provides grants for people ages 16-36 who are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Covers a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. Grants range from $500-$1,500, and applications should be completed by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator.All CancersFertilityFinancial AssistanceHousingTransportationUtilitiesWigsNational
The Actors Fund
729 Seventh Ave. , 12th Fl., New York , NY, 10019
Helps all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts. The Actors Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need or going through a crisis or transition. It offers several services, including help attaining affordable housing and health insurance, financial assistance for people in a medical crisis or those disabled by illness, case management, referrals, support groups and funeral/burial assistance. The Actors Fund is administered in offices in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.All CancersFinancial AssistanceHousingMedical Equipment/SuppliesMedicationProsthesesTransportationNational
89 South St., Suite LL02, Boston, MA, 02111
Provides support to young adults who are struggling financially due to cancer. Twice a year, gives grants to survivors aged 21-39 to help with medical bills, living expenses, educational/professional development, graduate tuition, student loans, cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, family building options/procedures, health insurance supplementation, mental health, physical therapy, residual and current medical expenses, transportation-related expenses, legal expenses and rent/mortgage supplementation.All CancersFinancial AssistanceFertilityHousingTransportationLegalMedical Equipment/SuppliesReconstructionScholarshipsNational
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