General Cancer-Related Financial Resources
- Cancer Support Community Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund – May provide assistance in the form of a $250 credit card for qualified people with cancer who are in active treatment. For an application, please contact the CSC Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund 888-409-4166.
- Healthwell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs Fund – Apply by phone 800-675-8416 for people with COVID19 or those patients or family members with compromised immune systems (includes cancer), exposure (or potential exposure) to COVID19. Must be within income range $63,800 individual//$86,200 family of 2, $131,000 family of four. Can use funds for food delivery, medication, COVID19 testing, telehealth costs, transportation costs.
- Cancer Care Financial Assistance for COVID-19 – Financial assistance to help with expenses for cancer. Apply by phone 800-813-4673. Eligibility – All cancer patients in active treatment. Can use funds for food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, homecare and childcare.
- PAN COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Fund – Providing direct assistance of $300 on a pre-paid debit card for individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or directed to self-quarantine due to COVID-19. Eligible patients can use the financial support for treatment expenses for COVID-19, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies, and groceries and meals, including delivery services. To apply, call 1-866-316-7263 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET.
- Patient Advocate Foundation – COVID Care – “Through COVID Care, PAF’s Case Managers provide patients diagnosed with a chronic, life-threatening and debilitating disease who are impacted by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and those hospitalized for COVID-19, with timely and relevant information and education to questions and concerns patients, and caregivers, have about accessing and paying for care, managing basic cost of living needs like food, rent and mortgage, utilities, insurance, and necessary transportation costs that have become difficult to manage due to the pandemic. PAF is a connector, ensuring that patients and caregivers in need of practical support are linked to resources that can address these needs.”
- Complete the Online Intake
- Call 1-800-532-5274, Option 0, to speak with a representative
Diagnosis-Based Financial Resources
- The Pink Fund – COVID-19 Real Help Now Fund | 877-234-PINK (7465) | “We may pay your cost-of-living bills so you can have peace of mind during treatment and recovery. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants undergoing ACTIVE TREATMENT of breast cancer who can prove a loss of the applicant’s working income.”
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance – COVID-19 Crisis Financial Assistance Fund | 877-422-2030 | If you meet the criteria and complete the application, you are eligible for a check of $200 to help with any budget needs such as household bills, childcare, transportation costs, or food. This program is open to any U.S. resident in need based on income level.
If you are interested in low- or no-cost screenings such as colonoscopy or a FIT test, you can call the Helpline to be referred to a service (Please note that colonoscopies may be delayed as a result of COVID-19).
To qualify for a crisis award, you must: Be uninsured or underinsured, have total yearly household income no more than $75,000, be in active treatment for colorectal cancer to receive the treatment stipend.
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program – $250 to eligible blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to COVID19 pandemic. Eligibility – US citizen or permanent address, reside in US, blood cancer diagnosis, actively being treated or in follow up care, no COVID19 diagnosis necessary. Use funds for non-medical expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities, food.
- Apply online
- Apply by phone 877-557-2672
- Lungevity Breathe Easier Fund | Apply by phone at 843-360-5864 | $500 for patients in active treatment or actively pursuing treatment for lung cancer. Must be US residents receiving care for lung cancer in the US. Income eligibility-household income limit of 300% of the federal poverty limit ($38,280/individual; $51,720/family of 2; $78,600/family of four. Can use funds for Food, transportation, and other general household bills.
Age-specific Financial Resources
- Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund | For young adults and parents with cancer who have a young child. | “Families fighting cancer often find themselves unable to make ends meet at the end of the month. If applicable, families receive support through our direct financial assistance program for everyday living expenses.”
- Samfund COVID-19 Emergency Fund “Expect Miracles Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Samfund COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support young adult cancer survivors whose income has been negatively impacted by the current crisis. At this time, funding is only available to young adults who have previously received Samfund grants, with the goal to provide assistance to more young adult cancer survivors as funding permits.”
These grants will consist of a one-time rent/mortgage payment (up to $2,000 maximum per household). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a weekly basis and grants will be available until funds are exhausted.
General Financial Resources
- Restaurant/Bar Workers Resource List
- Hourly/Gig/Service Workers: One Fair Wage
- SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Disaster Fund – SAG-AFTRA members are eligible to apply to the COVID Relief Fund if they are currently active and paid up on their dues. Please fill out the application for assistance.
- Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) – Members of the film and television community in Southern California affected by the COVID -19 virus can access help. Please contact MPTF them at (323) 634-3888
- Freelance Artists Resources
- Jazz Musicians Aid
- I Care If You Listen
- Performing Artists in the City of LA
- Yoga and Meditation Teachers
- Interest-free loans for those affected by COVID-19
General Information for CA, LA County, and City of LA Residents
- California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
- Filing Unemployment in California Information
- File Online
- Call 1-800-300-5616
- California COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-544-2374
- If you’re looking for medicine and medical attention: Call your healthcare provider or pharmacy
- For the most Up-To-Date Resources in LA County, Dial 2-1-1
- LA County Critical Delivery Service
- LA County WDACS has launched a temporary delivery program to deliver food and other vital items to individuals unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19.
- Call 1-888-863-7411 to schedule delivery of needed goods, if 60+ or living with a permanent or temporary disability (including cancer diagnosis)
- Critical Delivery Service Flyer
- For Small Business Owners in LA County
City of LA
- Angeleno Card – Households must meet all three of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance through the Angeleno Card initiative:
- Households in the City of Los Angeles;
- Households with total annual incomes that fell below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis; and
- Households that have fallen into deeper economic hardship during the crisis because at least one household member has lost a job or experienced a reduction in income of at least 50%.
- Apply online. Application will be open at varying time. Call 213-252-3040 for assistance.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- National Association on Mental Illness Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI
- LA County Department of Mental Health Access Hotline: 1-800-854-7771
- For Residents of Los Angeles County – Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time. Residents of Los Angeles County can sign up to access Headspace Plus at no cost until December 31st, 2020.
- To sign up visit: Headspace for Los Angeles County Residents
- Dial 9-1-1 in the case of a mental health emergency
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
- Legal Aid LA- Domestic Violence Restraining Order Assistance: 1-800-399-4529 ext. 8097
- National Parent Helpline: 1-855-427-2736
- Teen Line: 1-310-855-4673
- National Association of School Psychologists- COVID-19 Resources