Who We 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
For Cancer Patients
We do not accept applications or requests for assistance from individuals.
The staff of Caring Community Foundation work hand-in-hand with social workers at our partner hospitals in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston counties for all referrals. If you or a loved one are experiencing a financial crisis while in treatment for cancer, we encourage you to share these burdens with your assigned social worker. They have access to numerous resources, including the Caring Community Foundation, to help you address unforeseen or challenging expenses.
If you are a cancer patient living in North Carolina and being treated at a clinic or hospital in Wake, Durham, Orange or Johnston county and you are not connected with a social worker, please complete the information form on our For Patients page. We will share that information with someone at your treatment center so that you can get the assistance you need.