Resources for Living Expenses

Breast cancer can result employment disruptions, extra medical and non-medical expenses, and changes in living situations.  The following organizations may provide assistance with living expenses such as rent, utlities, food and more.

Although we have provided a short description, programs and fund availability can change.  Please contact the organization for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

This United Way program can help locate local resources for food, housing, utilities, heathcare, mental health, and more.

The CFAC is a searchable network of organizations that provide assistance with a variety of expenses.

This association of social service agencies helps people in need, regardless of their religious affiliation.  Use the online locator to search for resources in your area.

This is a financial assistance program that serves the breast cancer community through one-time grants for living expenses.

PAF offers a searchable and extensive list of resources/organizations to help with a large variety of things.

Pink Aid provides emergency assistance towards “critical non-medical household expenses” while undergoing active treatment for breast cancer.  The application must be submitted by a social worker.

The Pink Fund provides assistance when there has been a loss of income during active cancer treatment.  Please note, reconstruction is not included as an active cancer treatment.

The Komen Financial Assistance Program offers asstistance for daily costs to eligible individual undergoing active breast cancer treatments.

UBCF’s Individual Grant Program provides financial support to breast cancer patients and survivors within 3 years remission for medical procedures, prescription medications, COBRA insurance coverage, housing expenses, utilities, therapeutic treatments, transportation, vehicle insurance, healthy and nutritious food and housekeeping services.  The application process can take up to 12 weeks.