The Cancer Support Community (CSC) has launched a new emergency fund. This fund will provide a $250 relief grant for people with cancer who are in active treatment, including palliative and hospice care.
The assistance is for non-medical expenses during the coronavirus pandemic. Please be aware that funds are limited, and Cancer Support Community is working to assist as many patients as possible. The financial assistance will be limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare, or limited other non-medical expenses.
Eligible applicants must meet annual household income guidelines:
The application includes a form to verify the treatment needs, which must be signed by an oncologist, nurse, or medical social worker.
If you have questions or want to apply, please contact the Cancer Support Community Cancer Helpline at 1-888-409-4166 or 202-659-6709, or via website at www.cancersupportcommunity.org/cancer-emergency-fund-0(link is external) .