The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors.
Financial Assistance – Transportation Assistance Fund – alleviates the financial burden of travel, meals and lodging for families who have a child with cancer. This includes transportation expenses such as mileage and airfare, meal assistance to families whose children are receiving treatment in the hospital or need to remain near their treatment facility, and lodging when a child needs to stay near the hospital for treatment and nonprofit lodging is unavailable.
♦ Child must be diagnosed with cancer. If child has a brain tumor, the tumor must be high grade (III or IV) or anaplastic to be eligible.
♦ Child must have been diagnosed on or before his/her 18th birthday and treated before his/her 21st birthday. Adults who relapse after their 18th birthday and who were not previously assisted are not eligible for services.
♦ Child must be a citizen of the United States or reside in the United States with an I-551 card (green card) for 12 months without prior history of the current illness.
♦ Guardian applying for assistance must have less than $5,000 in easily accessible bank accounts (such as checking and savings).
Emergency Assistance Fund provides $200 in emergency assistance per year to families who have a child that has been inpatient or away from home for (30) consecutive days within the past three months. Assistance may be used for mortgage, rent, utility payments, childcare, health insurance premiums, car expenses or treatment-related expenses such as meals away from home, prescriptions, and parking.
♦ Transportation Assistance Fund eligibility must be met
♦ Child must have been inpatient for 30 consecutive days during the past 90 days OR child must have been away from home/relocated for treatment for 30 consecutive days during the past 90 days.
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Phone: (314) 241-1600