How We Help
The Caring Community Foundation helps North Carolina residents receiving cancer treatment at triangle-area hospitals and clinics by providing assistance with basic needs and expenses that become difficult to manage during treatment. Our social worker/patient navigator network is the critical link between patients and CCF financial support.
According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 40% of men and women in this country will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. And with the rising prices of medication, health insurance, treatment and other treatment-related expenses, the financial burden of cancer is unbearable for many patients. In fact, many patients struggle with how they will pay for their treatment, or how they will meet their basic needs like groceries and housing.
Caring Community Foundation was founded to be there when patients have to make those unimaginable choices. We provide financial assistance for expenses like housing, utilities, transportation, medication, and other bills that can become overwhelming, so that cancer patients and their families can focus on getting better.
We know that every family’s needs are unique and often unpredictable during a time of crisis. For that reason, we offer assistance in a variety of ways. Some common examples are provided below:
Utility Bills (electricity, gas, phone)
Car Loan Payments / Car Insurance Premiums
Health Insurance Premiums
Temporary Housing during Treatment
Transportation to Treatment
Doctor Visit Co-pays
How does a cancer patient qualify for assistance? Caring Community Foundation relies exclusively on social workers at triangle-area hospitals and clinic for referrals. Families should identify their specific needs to their assigned social worker. Social workers are aware Caring Community Foundation's criteria and resources.
If you are an NC resident receiving cancer treatment at a triangle hospital or cancer center and are unsure of who your social worker is, please click on one of the links below to find more information.
UNC Cancer Center: http://caregivers.web.unc.edu/social-workers/
UNC REX Cancer Care: https://www.rexhealth.com/rh/care-treatment/cancer/support-services/