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Free Line: 1-877-621-7177 (Responds to calls in English only)
The Air Charity Network™ (ACN) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that coordinates free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. ACN is comprised of network member organizations who cover specific geographic service areas and coordinate volunteer pilot flights throughout the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Passenger qualifications, as well as contact information for the affiliate in your area, are available online or over the phone.
Categories: Childhood, Lodging & Travel

250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Local Phone: 404-320-3333 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. In addition to providing a wide variety of services and programs for cancer patients, family, friends, and caregivers, the ACS also supports cancer research, advocacy, and education. The Cancer Helpline, available 24 hours/day, connects callers with trained staff that can help answer general questions about cancer, recent diagnoses and treatment. Cancer Information Specialists can also provide information on support services and assist in finding local and national financial assistance programs.

Information is available in both English and Spanish, with select topics available in 11 other languages.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some services and programs may have been suspended. For up-to-date information on available services, visit the Support Programs and Services web page or contact the ACS at the phone number above.

ACS programs and services include:
Health Insurance Assistance Service: health insurance specialists provide information for those who have lost, or are in danger of losing, their health care coverage
Hope Lodge: lodging for patients and caregivers
I Can Cope: online cancer education classes for patients and loved ones
Online Support Communities
Reach to Recovery: breast cancer support
Road to Recovery: rides to treatment
tlc (Tender Loving Care): catalog and website of hair loss and mastectomy products
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Medication (includes co-payments), Screening, Treatment, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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Post Office Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895
Local Phone: 301-962-3520 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-855-858-2226 (Responds to calls in English only)
The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) provides information about childhood cancer, treatment protocols, medication, and research to families with children or adolescents with cancer. Through hospital and community-based programs, local affiliates provide direct support to patients and their families. Support resources include face-to-face and online support groups, childhood cancer camps, as well as free publications and kits. Affiliates may also provide emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments, car repairs, transportation, pre-paid gas cards, and groceries. More information on financial assistance is available on ACCO’s website.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Advocacy, Support Groups
Additional Resources: is the official benefits website of the U.S. Government. The website, available in English and Spanish, is designed to help users find government benefit and assistance programs across multiple Federal agencies. Benefit Finder’s confidential prescreening questionnaire helps users identify which government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Counseling

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients manage financial and practical challenges. Patients and health care providers can search the CFAC online database for cancer support organizations by diagnosis, location, and/or type of assistance. While CFAC cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance, patients may contact member organizations directly for information and assistance.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Medication (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Treatment
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2050 Ballenger Ave
Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Local Phone: 703-549-1390 (Responds to calls in English only)
Catholic Charities USA is a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable persons and families, regardless of faith. There are member agencies in nearly every state and in many U.S. territories which offer services based on the needs of the local community. Examples of services that may be available include: food banks, soup kitchens, home delivered meals, temporary shelter, transitional housing, health-related services, immigration and refugee services and counseling and mental health. Find a local agency at the link below:
Categories: General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Counseling
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Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604
Local Phone: 914-328-1313 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-328-1313 (Patient Line) (Responds to calls in English only)
The Corporate Angel Network arranges over 2,500 free flights per year on corporate jets (using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business) for all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are able to walk up and down the steps to a private plane without assistance and do not require oxygen, IV, or any other form of life support during the flight. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary. Transportation is provided only if patients travel to or from a recognized cancer treatment center (American College of Surgeons or National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center). To obtain free air transportation, contact the Corporate Angel Network Toll-Free Patient Line or via e-mail to register within 3 weeks of a specific appointment at a recognized cancer treatment center and provide a phone number where you can be reached. Back-up travel arrangements should be made with a travel agency or airline because the Corporate Angel Network cannot guarantee a flight.
Categories: Lodging & Travel

Free Line: 1-800-677-1116 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
TTY Line: Dial “711” (for relay, ask to connect to 1-800-677-1116)
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that helps older adults and their families access home and community-based services, including transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Language interpretation is available for 150 languages. Online chat is also available through their website.

Additional Resources: Brochures and Factsheets (
Categories: General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel
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6900 Dallas Parkway
Ste 200
Plano, TX 75024
Local Phone: 972-608-7141 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-877-968-7233 (Responds to calls in English only, 8am-5pm CST)
Good Days provides financial support for qualified patients with chronic and life-altering diseases (including some types of cancer), allowing them access to treatment that may otherwise be unaffordable. Programs may include assistance with prescription co-pay and health insurance premiums, diagnostic testing, and treatment-related travel expenses. Assistance programs may change depending on available funding.

Information on current programs, eligibility criteria, and other support resources is available online or by speaking with a Care Navigator. Support in Spanish is available over the phone and via chat.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments)
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22640 Hazel Lane
Rapid City, SD 57702
The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN) is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 nonprofit organizations that provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment away from home. Unlike a hotel, hospital hospitality houses provide opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. Houses have shared kitchens, common living areas and private bedrooms. The following link provides information on hospitality houses throughout the United States:

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, healthcare hospitality houses may be offering limited services or are temporarily closed. For up-to-date info, contact the house directly about the availability of services.

Categories: Lodging & Travel
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Suite 17E
505 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Free Line: 1-877-563-7468 (Responds to calls in English only)
Joe’s House is an online nationwide service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers. Joe’s House lists thousands of lodging facilities, including individual homes, hospitality houses, nonprofit housing, apartments, hotels, hostels, and more. To locate lodging, the website allows you to search by state, city, or healthcare facility. Contact information, amenities, rates, reservation methods, and requirements are available for each facility.
Categories: Lodging & Travel
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623 W 38th St
Ste 300
Austin, TX 78705
Free Line: 1-855-220-7777 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Livestrong provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including patients, loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers. Through education, referrals, and counseling services, Livestrong helps patients, and their loved ones, manage the physical, emotional, and practical effects of cancer. Support resources provide information on insurance, employment and financial concerns, transportation, emotional support and counseling, treatment concerns and clinical trials, nutrition, specialized services for young adults, and information on fertility and associated financial support programs. Livestrong Cancer Navigators provide over-the-phone assistance in English and Spanish.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Educational Programs

115 Broadway
Suite 1301
New York, NY 10006
Local Phone: 212-349-2910
Free Line: 1-800-500-9976
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is a voluntary health organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with information on the disease. LRF’s support programs include the Lymphoma Support Network, a one-to-one peer support program that matches lymphoma patients or caregivers with volunteers who have had similar lymphoma-related experiences. Trained staff members are available to answer questions, offer individual support, and search for clinical trials on the Lymphoma Helpline and Clinical Trials Information Service. LRF’s Patient Aid Grant program provides limited assistance to lymphoma patients currently undergoing treatment for help with medical bills, transportation, temporary lodging, and childcare.

The research goals of LRF are focused on engaging and educating junior researchers and bringing together investigators focusing on specific diseases or other focal points. The Foundation has launched several special research programs, including an initiative to study mantle cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is especially challenging to treat. The Foundation advocates on behalf of the lymphoma community to increase federal funding for lymphoma research and education, and to ensure access to high-quality cancer care for every patient.

Categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

1615 L Street
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036
Free Line: 1-877-363-6376 (1-877-END-MESO) (Responds to calls in English only)
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is a nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma. The Meso Foundation aims to provide up-to-date information on the disease and its treatment, as well as to connect patients and families with specialists, support resources and community. Mesothelioma experts are available over-the-phone and via email. Patients traveling for an initial consultation and those enrolled in a clinical trial may be eligible for reimbursement of travel-related expenditures.
Categories: Mesothelioma, Lodging & Travel, Advocacy, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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5th Floor
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Local Phone: 203-229-0464 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-603-6628 (available M-F, 9am-7pm ET)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) provides information for patients with multiple myeloma and other types of plasma cell disorders. In addition to resources specific to the disease, including information on signs and symptoms, initial diagnosis, and treatment options, a variety of publications and educational programs are available for patients and their caregivers. The MMRF also provides information on finding a treatment center, support groups, and financial assistance programs. Nurse Patient Navigators offer information and support over-the-phone, via email and through social media. Select publications are available in Spanish.
Categories: Multiple Myeloma, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Treatment, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Support Groups
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500 North Broadway
Suite 1850
St. Louis, MO 63102
Local Phone: 314-241-1600 (General) (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-532-6459 (1-800-5-FAMILY) (Responds to calls in English only)
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. Types of financial assistance available include emergency assistance for living expenses, travel costs related to cancer treatment, and college scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. NCCS also provides information and support during and after treatment, including information on the late effects of childhood cancer and a list of long-term follow up clinics. Please visit the website for more details about the services offered by NCCS.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Support Groups
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Post Office Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
Local Phone: 978-281-6666
Free Line: 1-800-503-6897 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
NeedyMeds is an online information resource dedicated to helping people who can't afford medications and other healthcare costs. Their website provides information on prescription assistance, drug discount coupons, rebates and cards, diagnosis-specific programs, free or low-cost clinics, scholarships, and transportation. Eligibility criteria varies by program. Additional information includes patient education and treatment resources, brochures, and webinars. A toll-free helpline is also available to assist those who do not have access to a computer or who might need further assistance. Many online resources are available in Spanish.

Categories: Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Treatment, Health Professional Referrals

One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Local Phone: 630-623-7048 (Responds to calls in English only)
The three core programs of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) are the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Ronald McDonald Houses are places where out-of-town families can stay while their children are being treated for a serious illness. Families with childhood patients either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation of up to $25 per day, depending on the house. The Ronald McDonald Family Room program provides a room located just steps from neonatal or pediatric intensive care units. Families of critically ill children can use the Ronald McDonald Family Room to rest, take showers, grab a bite to eat, and even do laundry. Through relationships with local health care providers, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program brings cost-effective medical, dental, and health education services directly to underserved children in both rural and urban areas around the world. All services are provided in a state-of-the-art vehicle built specifically for delivering pediatric health care services. RMHC also offers scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local Chapters.
Categories: Childhood, International, Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps

Post Office Box 269
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22313
The Salvation Army fulfills its mission through community and fellowship (youth camps, Kroc centers, music), rebuilding lives (missing persons, disaster relief, prisoner rehabilitation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, fighting human trafficking), and providing comfort and support (Christmas charity, elderly services, and loneliness). You can enter your ZIP Code on their Web site to get a list of Salvation Army locations nearest to you in the United States.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps

775 East Blithedale, #334
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Local Phone: 415-381-7236 (Responds to calls in English only)
The Sarcoma Alliance strives to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education, and support. The Alliance offers financial assistance (grant maximum: $500) for expenses related to second opinion consultations. Support is available through their Peer-to-Peer Network which matches individuals affected by sarcoma with members who have had a similar experience. The Alliance also maintains a list of medical centers and hospitals specializing in sarcoma.
Categories: Other Cancers, Sarcoma, Lodging & Travel, Treatment, Health Professional Referrals, Peer/Buddy Programs

2922 Rosedale Street
Houston, TX 77004
Local Phone: 713-781-0255 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-781-1808 (Responds to calls in English only)
Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization that addresses the breast health needs of African American women through its affiliate chapters and partnerships with existing service providers. Sisters Network has a breast cancer assistance program (B-CAP) that provides assistance to women facing financial challenges after diagnosis. The program provides financial assistance for mammograms, copays, office visits, prescriptions, and medical-related lodging and transportation. An application form to apply for assistance may be obtained by calling or sending in a request via e-mail.
Categories: Breast, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Screening, Educational Programs

P.O. Box 204
Norwood, NJ 07648
Local Phone: 646-942-0242
Free Line: 1-877-880-8622 (1-877-880-TNBC) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC), in partnership with CancerCare, offers free, professional support services to anyone affected by triple negative breast cancer. Online resources include information on diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, publications, and a variety of educational and support forums.

The TNBC Helpline, available in English and Spanish, is staffed by experienced oncology social workers with specific knowledge of the disease. Helpline staff can also connect callers with CancerCare services, including: co-pay assistance, transportation and other social services.
Categories: Breast, Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Counseling
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451 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20410
Local Phone: 202-708-1112 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-569-4287 (HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
TTY Line: 202-708-1455
The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all. The primary programs administered by HUD include mortgage and loan insurance, grants to help communities with economic development, job opportunities and housing rehabilitation, and HOME Investment Partnership Act block grants to develop and support affordable housing for low-income residents. Other programs include rental assistance, public or subsidized housing for low-income individuals and families, homeless assistance provided through local communities and faith-based and other nonprofit organizations, and fair housing public education and enforcement. HUD continues to play a major role in providing shelter for America's most vulnerable populations: the working poor, minorities, Native Americans, people with disabilities, people with AIDS, the elderly, and the homeless. Information on the Web site is also available in Spanish.
Categories: Lodging & Travel

701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Local Phone: 703-836-7112 (Responds to calls in English only)
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for a network of community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. The United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on education, income stability, and health. Local United Way organizations create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping childhood patients and young adults achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health. Information on the Web site is available in Spanish.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, International, Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments)
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