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

Meet Sharon


She couldn’t afford prescription medication not covered by her health plan …Find out how BCEF helped.

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What BCEF Covers

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.