Loss of income due to breast cancer and its treatment can lead to financial strain on women and families. The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund helps to support families in the Tennessee Valley while they are focused on treatment, healing and recovery.
Financial Assistance is available for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and those recently diagnosed with recurrent disease:
EMERGENCY FUND SPOTLIGHT
Jackie, a daycare employee, was unable to work during her treatment. Chemotherapy leaves most patients with a compromised
immune system and her job could jeopardize her health. Germs that we as healthy adults come into contact with on a daily basis may put a chemo patient in the hospital, extending treatment and the financial burden that is already being faced. BCSS paid her rent and utilities so she did not have to worry about eviction until she could return to work.
Financial assistance is available up to $850 and will cover:
Utilities: electric, gas, and water (no phone service)
Rent or mortgage payments
Gas and Food Vouchers
How to Apply
For an application form click here or, contact your doctor's office, your treatment coordinator, or:
Breast Cancer Support Services
1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 110
Chattanooga, TN 37404
You will need:
Return the application with the documents listed to Breast Cancer Support Services or to your treatment coordinator.