This Resources for Cancer Patience page is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or knows anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. This is especially helpful for those who may need financial or legal assistance or need to get in touch with a support group. For example, some links include: Cancer Care, Susan B. Komen and Cancer Legal Resource Center.
Furthermore, our resource directory is continually updated to provide the most current information available. Please contact us if you find an error, or are aware of a resource not listed.
*Please note, inclusion of a resource in the directory is not an endorsement of that resource or service.
Seek Help from your local Social Service Center.
Unfortunately, the extra costs of cancer treatment or a major loss of family income may make it hard for families to pay their mortgage or rent on time. Most importantly, to keep a good credit rating and stay in your home you should talk with your creditor or landlord about your situation. Then, try to make special arrangements. Also, family, friends, or church members may be able to give you short-term help if they’re told about the problem. In addition, talk about your situation with the cancer treatment team social worker who may know of special resources. In addition, this Resources for Cancer Patience has a few organizations that provide financial assistance. Please click here for a larger list of services.
Also, families who need to move out of their homes after a cancer diagnosis should talk with their county department of social services to find out if they can get into low-cost or government-supported housing programs. In some states, this may be listed under the health department or welfare department.
These Resources for Cancer Patience pages contain links to Social Security as well as other government programs.