Additional Resources for Help
Please note: funding for these programs are limited and can change – please call to confirm what is available.
American Cancer Society1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.orgAll Cancer diagnoses – provide access to referrals for financial assistance. Some local offices may provide transportation assistance, temporary housing, wigs, or prescription assistance.
BCAP Fund (Breast Cancer Assistance Program)Assistance for Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma breast cancer patients currently undergoing debilitative cancer treatments by providing temporary financial assistance for basic needs such as rent/mortgage and utilities.For Residents of Greater Tulsa (Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington Counties). Visit site
Beyond Pink FundThe purpose of the Beyond Pink Fund is to provide financial assistance for breast health/breast cancer-related expenses to persons who are not eligible for reimbursement from another source. Assistance is provided as payor of last resort and on a funds available basis only. Visit Site
CancerCare1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or www.cancercare.orgAll Cancer diagnoses – Limited financial grants for transportation, homecare, childcare, and pain medications. Also, Linking Arms Program can provide grant for breast cancer patients to help with oral medications and lymph edema supply costs. See website for changes in the availability of assistance for men.
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation1-866-55-COPAY or www.cancercarecopay.orgProvides co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured individuals who are covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored health plan, or have Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage. Household income must be at or within 400% US Federal Poverty guidelines for people residing and receiving treatment in the United States or its territories. Must be US citizen or valid resident alien. Covers Breast Cancer.
Cancer Insurance Checklisthttp://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/The Cancer Insurance Checklist is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer.
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer. Visit site.
Cancer Support CommunityTo support you in your cancer journey, please take advantage of this resource on managing the cost of your care. Visit site
The Catherine H. Tuck Foundationhttps://www.catherinefund.org or email email@example.comThe Catherine Fund program provides financial aid grants for basic necessities of life to women and men who are in active treatment for breast cancer and struggling financially as a direct result of the diagnosis and treatment.
Chronic Disease Fund1-877-968-7233 or www.cdfund.orgCo-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products for patients with private insurance or Medicare Part D. Patients who utilize a participating pharmacy can have their out of pocket expenses remitted by the fund directly to the pharmacy. Patients using non-participating pharmacies can submit receipts for reimbursement. Breast Cancer is covered.
Cleaning for a ReasonFree Professional House Cleaning for Women with Breast Cancer. Click here to learn more.
Diplomat Help with co-pay assistance. Visit site.
Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportationhttp://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-gov-guide-transportation
Disability Network Mid-MichiganOur mission is to promote and encourage independence for all people with disabilities. We provide an array of services to people of all ages, with many different types of disabilities. Visit web site.
Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costshttp://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp
Fifth Season FinancialFifth Season Financial provides loans to people living with advanced cancer, secured solely by the face value of their life insurance policy. The goal of our “Loans for Living” program is to provide individuals access to discretionary cash locked up in their life insurance policy, while preserving a portion of the policy benefit for the insured’s beneficiaries. When you or a loved one is living with advanced cancer, a full set of emotional, medical and financial stresses arise. To ensure the best medical options available and for the patient’s personal well-being, It is vital to gain financial stability and quality of life. Fifth Season Financial is in your corner to help. Please reach out to us to learn more about how our unique “Loans for Living” program can help you and your family by calling us at; 866-459-1271 or by visiting our site at; www.FifthSeasonFinancial.com
Ford Warriors in Pink #MoreGoodDays, Lyft ProgramWhen your next breast cancer appointment comes around, let Ford Warriors in Pink and Lyft take care of your ride to and from treatment. Enter your email to receive a unique code for two free rides, provided by Ford Warriors in Pink. The code is good for up to $20 per ride, and must be used 30 days after application. Limit one code per user. Code may take up to 2 business days to process. Visit site
Gilda’s ClubOur Mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Visit site.
Give ForwardGiveForward is a resource that empowers friends and family of patients undergoing medical treatment by letting them create fundraisers to help alleviate the financial burden and stress that come along with illness. Visit site.
Gleaners Community Food BankVisit the Gleaners web site
Go Pink’s Help Now Fund (The Breast Cancer Charities of America)firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.thebreastcancercharities.org/help-now-fund/The Help Now Fund is a program for breast cancer patients; providing one-time emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills. The program accepts applications monthly from the 1st through the 7th. Applications received after the 7th will not be considered for funding and applications are not held.
Guide to Traveling for the Disabledhttp://www.luggagepros.com/travel/guide-to-traveling-for-the-disabled.shtml
Healthwell Foundation1-800-675-8416 or www.healthwellfoundation.orgAddresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance, or other out of pocket health care costs. Offers assistance for the specific condition of breast cancer.
Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center – St. Mary Mercy LivoniaOur one-of-a-kind Image Recovery Center offers the most comprehensive appearance-enhancing program available to cancer patients today. Visit Site
Imerman AngelsOne on one cancer support. Visit site.
The Little Things for Cancer(443) 228-8584 or www.tlt4c.orgOnly for patients living or being treated in the state of Maryland. The Little Things for Cancer is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. Funds services such as: Prescription Payment Assistance, Complementary Therapies, Utility Bill Assistance, Transportation, Child Care, Co-payments, House Cleaning, Entertainment, Meals and much more.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliancehttp://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/Awards one $4,000 scholarship per semester to college students who have been affected by cancer personally, or within their immediate family.
MVG Family Aid CenterHelping the severely ill and domestically abused since 2003.
NeedyMedsFind help with the cost of medicine. Click here for more information.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.orgPartnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Patient Access Network Foundation1-866-316-7263 or www.panfoundation.orgAssists patients who cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs including deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program1-866-512-3861 or www.copays.orgProvides direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured patients (including Medicare Part D beneficiaries) who financially and medically qualify. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
Patient Resource Cancer Guidewww.patientresource.net/Financial_Resources.aspx
Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilitieshttp://www.calculators.org/savings/people-with-disabilities.php
Pink Aidhttp://pinkaid.org/site/?page_id=721The grants support programs that provide services including free mammograms, diagnostic testing, wigs, recovery garments, meals, childcare, transportation to treatment and help covering personal expenses for patients undergoing treatment.
The Pink LinkOnline Breast Cancer Support Network. Visit site.
Pink Ribbon Ridershttp://www.pinkribbonriders.com/wp/patient-assistance-program/The Assistance Program is made available to provide emergency direct financial support for men and women currently diagnosed with breast cancer patients in current treatment in the following states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming and New York. (Chemo, radiation, surgery or awaiting surgery with emergent needs to cover costs that have caused stress due to the fight against breast cancer.)
The QN2A ProjectAnswering cancer with better questions. http://qn2a.org/
The Social Security and Disability Resource CenterThe Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, title II social security disability benefits and title 16 SSI disability benefits. Covered topics include disability applications, denials on claims, the filing of appeals, and how the disability claim evaluation process works.
Women to Work program at JVSMichigan. Click here to learn more.