Find Assistance from Organizations
Providing Financial or Practical Help
2525 Robinhood St., Suite 212, Houston, TX, 77005
Provides OvarCare, a financial support program ($200, $100 gas card, $100 grocery card) for ovarian cancer patients in active treatment. Must meet financial eligibility guidelines and provide income verification documentation. Application process has been designed in partnership with partner hospitals.Ovarian CancerFinancial AssistanceFoodTransportation
Meals on Wheels America
1550 Crystal Dr., Suite 1004, Arlington, VA, 22202
Delivers free meals to elderly and disabled persons around the country. Website offers a national database to find a location near you.All CancersFoodMeal Delivery
PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)
1100 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a web platform designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs offered to those who need financial support due to their lack of insurance or inadequate prescription medicine coverage. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the support programs and resources that the biopharmaceutical industry has been offering for decades.All CancersMedicationCo-Pays
12345 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK, 74128
A non-profit charitable organization of pilots and volunteers who arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. They arrange transportation of those people who are financially distressed, or who are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition.All CancersTransportation
The Air Care Alliance
Offers a list of all nonprofit volunteer flying groups, whether they are members of the Air Care Alliance or not, in the interests of providing all possible help to patients, communities and others with needs.All CancersTransportation
Corporate Angel Network
Mission is to fly cancer patients (both children and adults) to treatment at no cost to them on empty seats - on both private and corporate planes - with patients who need the rides. This not only improves the patients' chances of survival, but, it also reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort, and financial burden. Participation in Corporate Angel Network is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors and recipients, and stem cell donors and recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.All CancersTransportation
Mercy Medical Angels
4620 Haygood Rd., Suite 1, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455
Mercy Medical Angels provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.All CancersTransportation
National Volunteer Transportation Center
1341 G St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC, 20005
Offers a map that provides a listing of volunteer transportation providers in each state.All CancersTransportation
Air Charity Network
Fisher House Foundation
Operates a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve, and have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of ill service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels.All CancersLodgingTransportation
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 AssistanceMedicationFoodHousingTransportationUtilities
Offers a Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund that provides a one time grant for transportation expenses.
142 Berkeley St., Boston, MA,
A nonprofit that provides financial support to cancer patients and caregivers in active treatment. They pay landlords, utility companies, and grocery bills so that no family has to choose between their health and basic needs. They also connect families to additional support within their region and offer a financial guidebook and tip sheets.All CancersFinancial AssistanceUtilitiesFoodHousingTransportation
Entertainment Community Fund
729 Seventh Ave. , 10th Fl., New York , NY, 10019
Helps all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts. The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly 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 Entertainment Community Fund is administered in offices in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.All CancersFinancial AssistanceHousingMedical Equipment / SuppliesMedicationProsthesesTransportation
American Cancer Society
250 Williams St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Has online searchable resource database where you can search for numerous types of assistance (financial help, support groups, screenings, etc.).
- Offers Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States that provide cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Also, offers inexpensive hotel stays through their Hotel Partners Program.
- Offers transportation support through its volunteer program, Road to Recovery, to help patients get to and from treatment.
- Offers wigs, headcovers, mastectomy products, and other items are a lower cost than for-profit organizations through Tender Loving Care.
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