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2-1-1 provides free, confidential information and referrals to support services, including food banks, counseling, health care, financial assistance programs and more. Click here for more information.
2-1-1 provides free, confidential information and referrals to support services, including food banks, counseling, health care, financial assistance programs and more. Click here for more information.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a variety of support services and support groups, referrals, and educational information for patients and their families. ACS offers support through transportation assistance, temporary lodging assistance, a patient navigator program and more. Information specialists are available to answer questions 24 hours a day, and the website features information on the practical aspects of starting treatment, including managing insurance issues, understanding financial and legal matters, and treatment decision tools. Click here for more information.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) provides information and support to those affected by cancer through its cancer-related online email list and web-based resources. Many of the online cancer communities are cancer specific, and there is a community for long term cancer survivors that addresses social issues, including insurance and employment. Click here for more information.
Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance Program that provides eligible customers with a free phone, 250 nationwide minutes, and 250 text messages each month. Click here for more information.
Baton Rouge General's (BRG's) Pennington Cancer Center is an accredited comprehensive cancer program that offers many resources and services, including support groups, spiritual guidance, counseling, genetic testing, and rehabilitative therapy. The Transportation Grant Program funded by the American Cancer Society provides gas cards and payment for taxi rides to patients receiving radiation treatment at BRG's Pennington Cancer Center sites. Click here for more information.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers assistance to eligible residents of East Baton Rouge Parish by providing utility payments to energy companies. Click here for more information.
The Breast Cancer Society (TBCS) is a national breast cancer charity in the U.S. that promotes education, awareness and prevention and provides direct assistance to those suffering from breast cancer. TBCS provides financial assistance, supplies, education, referral services, and in-home care to women in the U.S. battling breast cancer. TBCS also operates an international program which provides treatment medications and medical supplies to their program service providers in impoverished or underdeveloped countries. The website features breast cancer information, an online support community, a list of several programs designed to alleviate many of the stresses associated with a breast cancer diagnosis, survivor videos and more. Click here for more information.
The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients between the ages of 18 and 40 as they undergo cancer treatment by providing one-time grants to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Grants are up to $500 and can cover costs such as medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, care insurance, repairs, and groceries. The BMCF distributes applications to a network of community organizations and hospitals, encouraging them to identify patients in need. Click here for more information.
Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) is a non-profit United Way community impact partner that aims to fight cancer through research, education, and patient services. CAGNO provides assistance for prescription pain and treatment medication and supplies to those who cannot afford these necessities and/or do not qualify for government assistance. CAGNO’S latest collaboration, Breastoration, seeks to provide additional financial aid to eligible women seeking breast reconstruction. Cancer educational and informational seminars and materials are also offered by CAGNO. Click here for more information.
Cancer and Careers provides information, tools, and support for employees with cancer and their coworkers and healthcare professionals. The website offers free publications, a series of educational seminars, career coaching, interactive tools for survivors currently employed and those looking for work, and a comprehensive database of resources, including support services, employment, financial, legal, insurance, transportation, and young adult resources. Click here for more information.
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that work to limit the financial challenges faced by cancer patients through enhancing communication, educating patients and providers, and advocating on the behalf of cancer patients. The CFAC website features a resource directory of national and regional organizations that provide various financial support services. The directory can be searched by specific cancer diagnoses or by a specific type of assistance. Click here for more information.
The Cancer Insurance Checklist is an oline tool designed to assist you when shopping for insurance in your state's Health Insurance Marketplace if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk. The Checklist is a helpful guide which compares insurance plans, the costs, and helps you choose the plan that's best for you. The website provides resources and a comprehensive glossary regarding insurance and health care reform terminology. Click here for more information.
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) offers information and education on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, service providers, employers, and others coping with cancer. Callers can receive free and confidential legal information and resources for their particular situation through the toll-free Telephone Assistance Line. CLRC staff members provide seminars and attend educational outreach events across the nation, and teleconferences and webinars are free and open to those affected by cancer. Click here for more information.
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge offers a direct assistance program that provides nutritional supplements, medical supplies, mastectomy supplies, and more to patients during their first year as a Cancer Services’ client. Financial assistance services are offered to eligible patients and include prescription assistance, mileage reimbursement for oncology related appointments, specialty equipment rental and more. Click here for more information.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services, including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, webcasts, educational materials, and financial assistance, for anyone affected by cancer. Limited financial assistance is available to eligible patients and may include help with costs associated with transportation, home care, child care, medication, lymphedema supplies and more. CancerCare’s oncology social workers can also provide assistance in locating resources. Podcasts discussing managing the costs of cancer, workplace transitions, and balancing cancer and careers are available. Click here for more information.
CancerCompass provides cancer news, information, and resources, including podcasts and a guide to cancer care. The guide offers information on financial health, health insurance, paying for treatment and more. Members can create personalized profile pages, network with others, receive weekly newsletters, and participate in interactive discussion boards. Some existing messages boards discuss emotional support, spiritual support, cancer treatment side effects, genetics, insurance questions and more. Click here for more information.
CancerConnect provides members with opportunities to participate in discussions, share information, and provide support to others affected by cancer. The website offers information on a number of topics, including managing treatment side effects, spiritual and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health. Informational videos, daily cancer news, online cancer resources, financial and insurance information, and a state-by-state directory of financial resources can also be accessed through the website. Click here for more information.
Capital Area Agency on Aging’s SeniorRX program connects qualified, low-income individuals that are 60 and older or over the age of 21 and have an adult onset disability with discount prescription drugs. Click here for more information.
Capital Area Transit System (CATS) on Demand offers ground transportation services to qualified individuals with a disability that cannot utilize the city bus system. The CATS on Demand fare is $1.75 per person each way. Click here for more information.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) is a multi-program social service provider founded operating 39 different programs throughout the New Orleans area delivering health and human services to the most vulnerable populations. CCANO provides Medicaid enrollment, as well as other services including case management and referrals, education, employment, food and nutrition, housing, counseling, healthcare, patient navigation, after school programs and more. Appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Catholic Community Services provides limited financial assistance to eligible individuals for electric and water bills. Counseling, employment services, financial literacy classes, and English classes are also offered.
Celgene Patient Support provides information about co-pay assistance and Celgene products to help patients and healthcare professionals navigate the challenges of reimbursement. The website features insurance coverage and reimbursement information, tools and resources, and financial resources, including the Celgene free medication program. Celgene Patient Support Specialists can connect patients with organizations that may provide financial assistance for co-pay assistance. Click here for more information.
The Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP) provides Louisiana residents aged 18-64 years that meet income guidelines and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or prescription coverage with financial assistance for chronic care prescription medications. Click here for more information.
The Chaneyville Community Center offers utility, rent, food, and medication assistance to residents of Chaneyville and surrounding areas. Food is available through the food bank, and utility, rent, and medical assistance is offered when funds are available. Eligible individuals must live in one of the following zip codes: 70739, 70791, 70770, 70777. Click here for more information.
Christians Overcoming Cancer (COC) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to those in active treatment for cancer. Assistance is also offered to families who have a child in active cancer treatment. Applications can be printed from the website. Click here for more information.
The Chronic Disease Fund (CDF) provides financial assistance for specialty therapeutics to qualified patients with chronic disease, cancer, or other life-altering conditions. The organization also offers travel assistance to facilitate patient access to care, including air transportation and car service. Click here for more information.
Community Christian Concern (CCC) provides emergency assistance to individuals in the Slidell area. CCC is staffed with trained counselors who provide emergency aid in the form of food, clothing, shelter, prescription assistance, emergency travel, and personal items. Services also include referrals and advocacy, financial counseling, and spiritual and guidance counseling. Click here for more information.
The Delmont Service Center offers utility and rent assistance to eligible individuals, and assistance is dependent on available funding. The Center’s service areas include the following zip codes: 70805 (some), 70811, 70812, 70818 (some) and 70739 (some). Click here for more information.
The DEMCO Foundation offers financial assistance for various needs, such as medical bills, shelter, pharmacy and medical supplies, utility assistance and more. DEMCO members that are truly in need are eligible to apply for assistance. Click here for more information.
The Ethel Precht Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a foundation based in Lake Charles, LA. Their resources include a support group for breast cancer survivors and a financial assistance program exclusively for patients in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes. Depending on a patient's eligibility, the foundation covers the following expenses: medical, travel, hotel fees, bras, prothesis, wigs, scarves, and lymphadema sleeves. The foundation also has a Breast Cancer Support group that meets on the third thursday of every month at 6 pm. Click here for more information.
Fertile Hope is a national LIVESTRONG initiative that provides information and support to cancer patients and survivors that may be at risk for treatment-induced infertility. The organization works with survivors and patients through programs of education, financial assistance, support, and research. The Sharing Hope Financial Assistance Program provides financial assistance for fertility preservation and parenthood to those that meet eligibility criteria. Click here for more information.
Healthinsurance.org offers consumer information on health and medical coverage and provides health insurance quotes from their partners. The website features health insurance articles, state insurance guides, a health insurance glossary and more. Click here for more information.
The Help Now Fund is a Breast Cancer Charities of America program for patients battling with breast cancer. The Help Now Fund provides a one-time emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills to cancer patients, providing up to $500 for assistance. Applicants must be in active breast cancer treatment. Applications are accepted only from the 1st through the 7th of each month and must be submitted by a social worker, doctor, or nurse for verification purposes. Click here for more information.
The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds online and offline support communities for young adults affected by cancer. The foundation provides age-appropriate resources and support services nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, conferences, and a weekly live talk radio webcast, The Stupid Cancer Show. The website lists resources for young adult financial assistance, advocacy tools, coping and more. Click here for more information.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, confidential guidance on disability employment issues and workplace accommodations. JAN’s consultants offer one-on-one consulting services about job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) over the phone and online to employers, service providers, people with disabilities and others. The website features educational information, publications, resources, a searchable online accommodation resource system, including accommodation options for people with cancer in work settings, and more. Click here for more information.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs to eligible patients, and CancerCare’s oncology social workers are available to provide assistance in locating resources. Cancer-related costs may include transportation, home care, child care, medication, lymphedema supplies and more. Click here for more information.
LIVESTRONG is an organization that provides support services, programs, and education to empower those affected by cancer. The organization offers navigation services, which provide free, confidential support through education, referrals, and counseling to anyone affected by cancer. The program assists with fertility information; financial, insurance, and work concerns; counseling and local resources; and treatment concerns. Information on assistance programs, employment, finances, and healthcare planning is also available. Click here for more information.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) strives to empower women affected by breast cancer through support, education, and advocacy. LBBC provides support through the Survivors’ Helpline, an ask-the expert series, conferences and more. The website features breast cancer educational information, videos, news and more. Recommended resources are listed and include websites for financial assistance, high risk women, and minority women. The Guide to Understanding Financial Concerns can be downloaded online. Click here for more information.
Louisiana’s Medicaid Program provides health coverage for low-income residents that meet eligibility requirements. The website features information about Medicaid, including coverage, Federal Poverty Level income guidelines, and the application process. Programs that provide health care coverage services for women are listed, and Medicaid counseling is offered to determine qualification for available services. If someone does not qualify, a Medicaid specialist will research other types of assistance available. Click here for more information.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission's website offers online career services, jobseeker services, unemployment benefits information, a local offices and services locator and more. Click here for more information.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance to low income households for their home energy needs. Click here for more information.
Lydia Cancer Association is an organization that hosts breast cancer awareness as well as provides finanicial assistance for supplements, prescriptions, medical expenses and transportation to and from treatment. Services are provided for patients in Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes. Cancer patients must provide physician referral in order to apply for services via online application. Click here for more information.
The Transportation Grant Program funded by the American Cancer Society provides gas card to patients receiving radiation treatment at Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Click here for more information.
Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is the first and only national non-profit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers for the women they love when cancer strikes. MABC offers a national mammography program, educational workshops, national conferences for caregivers, and resources. The National Mammography Program is targeted to low-income, underinsured and underserved women, and the Partners in Survival educational workshop focuses on helping men understand the physical and emotional needs of their female partners, thereby improving the quality of patient survivorship. The website features a brief presentation on the Partners in Survival program, a list of resources and upcoming events and more. For the Women We love: A Breast Cancer Action Plan and Caregiver’s Guide for Men is available for purchase at a discounted price or instant download on the website. Click here for more information.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ website features extensive information on both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid information by state, population, and topic is provided, and information on eligibility requirements and Medicaid cost and coverage is available. The State Resource Center (SRC) offers centralized access to information about Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Medicaid eligibility and enrollment informational webinars and presentations can be accessed through the website. Click here for more information.
Miles Perret Cancer Services is a comprehensive resource center for families facing a cancer diagnosis, offering a wide range of services and programs provided at no charge. MPCS provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients to cover the cost of transportation to get to and from treatment. They also offers a breast cancer support group which meets the first Tuesday of each month, as well as yoga, pilates, and other group exercise classes at the wellness center. In addition, MPCS offers mastectomy items, wigs, hats, scarves, and nutritional supplements, as well as a resource library to educate patients on every cancer. Visit the website to view MPCS's monthly calender of programs and events. Click here for more information.
My Hope Chest is a national breast reconstruction organization that provides funding for breast cancer survivors that desire reconstruction but are uninsured or lack the financial means. The website features breast reconstruction information, survivor stories, and resources. Click here for more information.
The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) provides employers and people seeking individual health insurance coverage with information on different insurance companies and how to obtain the coverage that will met their unique needs. The website also offers consumer information guides and access to a health coverage database. Click here for more information.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers educational cancer information, resources, and support. Information specialists are available to answer cancer-related questions by telephone, instant messaging, and e-mail. NCI publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge, and financial, insurance, and legal information can be accessed through the website. The website also features a list of organizations that offer support services, including financial assistance, advocacy, and counseling. Click here for more information.
The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN), a coalition of attorneys, cancer support organizations, legal services programs, and healthcare providers, promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for low-income individuals affected by cancer. The website features a directory of organizations that offer free legal services and educational resources, including published articles on advocacy and legal rights in the workplace. Click here for more information.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) was created by and for cancer survivors and advocates for quality cancer care. NCCS provides cancer information, free publications, informative telephone workshops, advocacy tools and training, resources, and a free audio program, the Cancer Survival Toolbox. The website and toolbox discuss health insurance, employment rights and more. Click here for more information.
The National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project offers referral services to people who want information on applying for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and other energy assistance programs. Click here for more information.
NeedyMeds is an online information resource that lists patient assistance programs for those who are unable to afford their medications and healthcare related costs. Needymeds offers bi-monthly webinars on the different resources available on the website and provides information appropriate for health care professionals, advocates, and patients. Click here for more information.
The New Orleans East, LA Community Health Center (NOELA CHC) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, cost effective primary and preventive care services, health education, case management, insurance enrollment, as well as behavioral health services to residents of the New Orleans East community and surrounding neighborhoods who have limited access to health care. The staff provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services for Vietnamese and Hispanic populations. Click here for more information.
New Orleans Faith Health Alliance (NOFHA) is a free-standing, private non-profit organization that focuses on providing primary care services to uninsured workers and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. NOFHA's health care team works to develop an individualized health and wellness management plan for each patient and educates patients on the relationships between physical, spiritual, and emotional health and wellness. NOFHA's health care is affordable and referrals for specialty services are offered. Click here for more information.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) connects qualified patients without prescription drug coverage to programs that will allow them to get the medication they need at a reduced cost or for free. Click here for more information.
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information, online webinars, and live chat sessions with case managers to those diagnosed with chronic or life threatening illnesses. The PAF case manager addresses insurance, employment, job retention, and/or debt issues, and a Co-Pay Relief Program is offered. The website features national financial, underinsured, uninsured, and employment resource directories, and PAF publications can be downloaded or ordered online. Click here for more information.
The Pink Fund was created to help women focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. The Pink Fund provides short term financial aid during the brief period of treatment and recovery. It provides direct bill payment on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment or within 90 days of active treatment, who have lost all or part of their income as a result of the cancer diagnosis or treatment protocol. Click here for more information.
RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of medication assistance programs that can be searched by the drug name or pharmaceutical company. The website also features a list of resources for patients, including a patient assistant program directory and a list of programs that offer free or low cost health care. The RxAssist Learning Center offers information and tools for health care advocates and providers on managing the challenges of the changing health care system. Click here for more information.
The Samaritan Center actively networks with other social service organizations in providing emergency assistance to individuals in the Mandeville area. The Center offers both short-term and long-term assistance which includes food, clothing, gas, personal hygeine items, household items, school supplies, prescriptions, and utility assistance. The website also includes a list of referrals including medical and health links as well as job placements. Click here for more information.
Sisters Network Inc. is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization. The organization offers services to women facing financial challenges, including the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) which provides financial assistance for mammograms, co-pay, office visits, medical related lodging, prosthesis and more. Click here for more information.
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law office that offers free legal aid for civil issues to low-income community residents. SLLS works with community groups and social services to provide up-to-date information about legal issues relevant to low-income Louisiana residents, including employment issues and government benefits. Click here for more information.
The SAMFund is a non-profit organization that offers financial support to young adult survivors of cancer. The organization provides various grants and scholarships to empower young adult survivors between the ages of 17 and 35 to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. The SAMFund hosts many events, and educational webinars of past events are available online. Click here for more information.
Survivors Through Faith is an organization location in Hammond, Louisiana that supports women battling breast cancer. It provides wigs, prosthetics, bras, and clothing for women undergoing breast cancer treatment. It also assists women seeking insurance and offers referrals. Survivors Through Faith holds a support group meeting the last Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national website provides access to comprehensive breast cancer information, interactive educational tools, webinars, message boards, and advocacy news and opportunities. The website also features health insurance information and financial resources. The breast cancer helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with questions or concerns about breast cancer, including assistance locating resources for financial issues, legal assistance, and emotional support. Click here for more information.
The Tigerlily Foundation is committed to educating and improving the quality of care and lifestyle of young women affected by breast cancer. The Foundation’s outreach efforts are focused on the survivor and community as a whole, including family, friends, health advocates, physicians, and researchers. The Foundation offers educational programs, resources, a breast cancer toolkit and support services. Support programs are limited to young women (15-40 years old) currently going through breast cancer treatment and include peer support, financial assistance, housecleaning, meal preparation services and more. Through the Foundation’s Fearless Females Program, survivors can share their journey and empower other young women that may be unsure about their future and how to adjust to post-treatment effects. Click here for more information.
Together Rx Access offers prescription assistance to individuals and families without prescription drug coverage. Together Rx Access can also connect people with resources for access to coverage options and more. The website provides health-related articles, resources, podcasts and more. Click here for more information.
Total Community Action (TCA) is a non-profit community-based agency that addresses the needs of the poor by providing direct assistance in order to help improve the quality of life. TCA provides a variety of services to low-income individuals and families. TCA connects residents of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana to many programs, including those that provide utility assistance, employment and work development services, household financial counseling, tax assistance, commodity distribution, and more. Click here for more information.
The United States Department of Labor’s website provides information and resources regarding disability protections, unemployment insurance, health plans, termination policies and more. Click here for more information.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. EEOC’s website provides information on the types of discrimination, how to file a charge, and prohibited practices. Publications can be ordered or downloaded from the website. Click here for more information.
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) provides education, peer-support, and networking opportunities for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC’s ResourceLink Guidebook is a comprehensive listing of local, statewide, and national assistance resources, including resources for special populations, genetics, and financial, insurance, and legal issues. Click here for more information.