Financial Resources



211 Program
Dial 211 if calling in Virginia |
Provides help in finding financial assistance, counseling, legal assistance, home health care, transportation and more.

Provides a free online program where any woman with a cancer diagnosis can sign up, create a profile, and “meet” other women in order to find an ideal fitness buddy based on criteria most important to them. This program is available to any woman who has had a cancer diagnosis, whether she has been newly diagnosed, has completed treatment, is a long term survivor, or is living with metastatic disease.

Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274 |
Foundation has case managers that help patients discover federal, state and local programs to meet their needs. Website has 5 guides that help with this mission.


American Cancer Society
800-227-2345 |
Provides information on rights as a patient, what to expect from employers, and how to handle insurance issues.

800-813-4673 |
Provides information about CancerCare’s and AvonCare’s assistance programs, links for finding assistance, and tips.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Provides a database of organizations that help with specific cancer diagnoses and helps patients manage their financial challenges.

Cancer Survival Toolbox offered by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
888-650-9127 |
A free self-learning audio program to help people develop skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.

Chai Lifeline
Offers wish fulfillment, bereavement services, and insurance counseling ****MUST BE OF JEWISH DECENT****

National Cancer Institute
800-422-6237 |
Provides information on assistance for clinical trials, different states’ plans, and for cancer care in general.

Official Government Benefits Website
800-333-4636 |
Helps you determine your benefits under the U.S. Government.

Social Security Benefits

Housing/Cost of Living


Commonwealth Catholic Charities
804-285-5986 (Richmond) or 540-278-1633 (Roanoke) |
CCC Provides emergency financial assistance at their Richmond, Roanoke, and Norton locations. Ability to assist particular emergencies is dependent upon a variety of funding streams, and they may not be able to assist in every case. CCC can assist with past due rent & mortgage and past due utilities.

The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation
804-330-2330 |
Provides financial assistance through patient grants and educational and emotional support through the Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center.

Senior Connections
804-343-3000 |
Provides senior citizens with assistance with utilities, including gas, electric, phone, and water. For greater Richmond area residents.


The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund provides 90 day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer. The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid, for basic living expenses, on behalf of breast cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors.

Surviving and Moving Forward (The SAMFund)
866-439-9365 |
Provides a list of organizations and resources that assist with the offset of financial costs.



Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond
804-285-2011 |
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond offers a sliding scale financial assistance program for patients who are self-pay. Call for more information.

Goodwill of Central VA
804-745-6300 |
Provides free medical equipment and supplies.


American Breast Cancer Foundation
877-323-4226 |
Provides assistance for mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and limited grants for biopsies.  Strives to identify available programs offering reduced cost screenings.  Offers support for chemotherapy or medications.  Supplies impoverished breast cancer patients and survivors with wigs, breast prosthesis and lymphedema garments/supplies.

The Assistance Fund
Provides assistance for copays, insurance premiums, and other health care costs to eligible individuals.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
866-552-6729 |
Provides information for individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.

Hill-Burton Program
800-638-0742 |
Provides services for free or at low cost to people who meet eligibility guidelines.

Medicare Official Site
The Medicare PACE program financially assists with health coverage needs.

Patient Services Incorporated
800-366-7741 |
Provides financial assistance to cover the cost of high insurance premiums.

The Recovery Village
855.524.3140 |
Information about opioid use and cancer, tools to prevent addiction, and help if one has become addicted.