What We Do
Deliver Emergency Financial Assistance
BCEF provides emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals battling breast cancer, enabling them to keep up vital medical treatments, avoid utility shut-off, prevent eviction and maintain stable housing.
Many of our clients are working women without access to employer-paid health insurance or disability coverage. Others find themselves under-insured once treatment begins. We help lighten the fiscal burden and emotional toll of unpaid bills so they can focus on what’s important: personal health and family.
Personalized Help, Fast
With the help of our extensive network of community service provider partners and resources, our caring staff determines, and delivers, a personalized assistance program that addresses each client’s unique needs and circumstances. We work quickly; assistance is usually available within five days (often within 48 hours!).
Client Grant Use
Uninsured Medical Expenses. Prescriptions, over-the-counter pharmacy items, medical co-pays, insurance premium/COBRA payments, complementary care, emergency dental care, lymphedema garments, optical services, physical therapy.
Essential Utilities. Electricity/gas services, water, garbage, telephone.
Housing Expenses.* Rent, mortgage, property tax, homeowners fees.
Assistance with Funeral Expenses. No one fights this terrible disease alone. BCEF stands by our clients no matter what the outcome of their battle.
*Why does housing matter? Because it’s hard to keep a medical appointment, stay safe, dry and warm without a roof over your head. Stable housing helps people concentrate on recovery. Only BCEF delivers immediate financial assistance for housing expenses for people battling breast cancer.