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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)
staff@acco.org
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
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Benefits.gov 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

10586 West Pico Blvd #196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Local Phone: 253-736-3821 (Responds to calls in English only)
support@campkesem.org
Camp Kesem is a free, one-week summer camp for children ages 6 to 18 who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. With 116 chapters in 42 states across the country, Camp Kesem provides children a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood. Camps are staffed by highly trained college students, many of whom have experienced a family member with cancer. If contacting Camp Kesem by phone, callers will be instructed to leave a detailed message.
Categories: Scholarships & Camps
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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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Suite 1004
274 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Local Phone: 212-448-9494 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-866-228-4673 (1-866-228-HOPE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
info@cbtf.org
The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy for families and survivors.

CBTF has a free publication, A Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, and also co-sponsors conferences, teleconferences, and webinars for families, survivors, and health care professionals. CBTF offers a toll-free support line where you may speak with pediatric neuro-oncology social workers. CBTF's Family 2 Family Network allows families to share their experiences with those having similar concerns. CBTF also hosts and sponsors events, such as the Kids Cruise or Brain Tumor Week at Camp Sunshine, which offer families fun while building relationships within the community. The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation funds research to identify the causes of childhood brain tumors to find effective treatments.
Categories: Brain, Childhood, Other Cancers, Scholarships & Camps, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs

FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid is a Web site that contains comprehensive student financial aid information. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. The Web site has a page with information about scholarships for cancer patients, childhood cancer survivors, children of a cancer patient or survivor, students who have lost a parent to cancer, and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment.
Categories: Childhood, Scholarships & Camps

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)
pbeck@children-cancer.org
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)
info@needymeds.org
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

421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Free Line: 1-800-532-5274 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
help@patientadvocate.org
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening or debilitating diseases to help them access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. PAF's case management program provides one-on-one assistance to help patients, caregivers or providers resolve healthcare issues.

Educational resources address a variety of topics, including finding financial assistance, understanding and accessing health insurance, and maintaining employment. The Scholarship for Survivors program awards college scholarships to individuals under the age of 25 who have been diagnosed and/or actively treated for a chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease within the past 5 years. Resources, including over-the-phone support, are available in both English and Spanish.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Legal Issues
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One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Local Phone: 630-623-7048 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@rmhc.org
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

89 South Street, LL 02
Boston, MA 02211
Local Phone: 617-938-3484 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-439-9365 (Responds to calls in English only)
info@thesamfund.org
The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, the Samfund helps young adults move forward toward their personal, professional, and academic goals. Twice a year, the Samfund gives grants to survivors aged 21-39 to help with medical bills, general living expenses, and other financial difficulties. Online support and education is available through their Webinar series, "Moving Forward with Your Financial Health," Finances 101 Toolkit program, and a blog.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Educational Programs

Suite 250
5005 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244
Free Line: 1-877-465-6636 (1-877 GO KOMEN) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The 1-877 GO KOMEN helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has funded research grants and community-based outreach projects that focus on breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment for the medically underserved. Staff can respond to calls in Spanish, some publications are available in Spanish. A version of their Web site is available in Spanish.
Categories: Breast, Scholarships & Camps, Advocacy

1215 East Fort Avenue
Suite 104
Baltimore, MD 21230
Local Phone: 410-964-0202 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-888-393-3863 (1-888-393-FUND) (Responds to calls in English only)
info@ulmanfoundation.org
Ulman Foundation creates a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Ulman Navigators (available by phone & email, or onsite in Maryland & D.C.) provide a person-centered approach to patient care. They help to facilitate communication, fertility preservation, emotional and practical support. Ulman sponsors meet-ups and support groups in the Maryland/DC area, offers a national scholarship program for survivors and loved ones between the ages of 15 - 39, and a free run/walk exercise program for cancer survivors.
Categories: Childhood, Scholarships & Camps, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
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