There are a few foundations in our service area that provide help for a number of different issues (e.g. wigs, transportation, utilities, care not covered by insurance, etc.)
Christina S. Walsh Breast Cancer Foundation
The Christina S. Walsh Patient Support Fund supports treatments for uninsured patients, medications and tests not covered by insurance, wigs, transportation to/from treatments and other financial issues experienced by breast cancer patients.
Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
Offers free help to breast cancer patients in Southeastern New Jersey for medication, prosthesis, wigs, and other related items. Clients must live, work or be under the care of a physician in Atlantic, Cape May, Lower Ocean, or Eastern Cumberland counties.
South Jersey Cancer Fund
Provides help to cancer patients for prescriptions, medical supplies, food, prosthesis, transportation costs, respite care, special equipment, COBRA payments, utilities, and more. Must be a resident of Atlantic, Cape May, or Cumberland counties.
Free/Low-Cost Screenings & Follow Up Care
New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program
Provides education and screening for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers. Call to find out if you are eligible for a free screening. Screening sites are located in every county in New Jersey.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Community health centers that have many care options, including mammograms. Payment is based on a sliding scale fee (determined by your ability to pay). There are centers located in most counties in New Jersey.
Housing, Utilities, and Food
New Jersey Food Pantries and Food Banks
Free or low cost food can be obtained from food banks and pantries throughout New Jersey.
New Jersey Heating Bill and Utility Assistance Programs
Low income and elderly families can apply for help to pay utility bills.
New Jersey Rental and Housing Assistance
Offers eligible New Jersey residents several rental and housing assistance programs.
Ford has partnered with Lyft, a peer-to-peer ridesharing program, on an initiative that will allow anyone in Lyft’s 60 US markets (which includes Atlantic City, Camden, Cherry Hill and Trenton in New Jersey) to request a free ride to and/or from breast cancer treatment. Patients that would like to request a ride can visit lyft.com/moregooddays and click “get a ride” or “give a ride”.