Grant Recipients 2021:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Emergency Fund (BOCEF)
The program helps Bay Area low-income individuals who are in active treatment for breast cancer with living expenses such as rent, essential utilities, health insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical equipment and supplies and dignified funerals.
Emergency Financial Assistance for Bay Area Breast Cancer Patients
This program provides emergency financial assistance and stability for low-income women with breast cancer across the Bay Area. Free virtual complementary services (support groups, educational workshops and exercise classes) are also provided.
Navigational, Complementary and Direct Support Services for Breast Cancer Patients
The program provides integrative complementary therapy, navigational, and support services to cancer clients in Sonoma and surrounding counties from the time of diagnoses through treatment and into recovery or end of life. Services are offered in-person and virtually.
Healing Meals for Healthy Communities
Teenagers prepare organic meals designed to support the specific nutritional needs of people facing a critical illness. The healthy, high quality food can improve their quality of life, healing and recovery. Meals are delivered to breast cancer patients and their family members.
1-on-1 Integrative Telehealth
Free complementary therapies to low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer via 1-on-1 telehealth consultations. The consultations will include a variety of holistic therapies to help reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP)
This program provides navigational assistance for mammograms for underserved women by addressing barriers to screening services in order to reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis among medically underserved low income women in Santa Clara County. CMAP offers culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach, navigation services in multiple languages, breast cancer screening referrals and primary care health care access referrals.
This program provides fitting services and compression garments for prevention and treatment of lymphedema symptoms that can occur after treatment of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Care Through Patient Navigation
Latinas Contra Cancer offers direct financial assistance for clients in need. Navigation services include translation, attending appointments, support groups, assistance for co-pays and connection to a safety net of resources for transportation, food, or other basic needs.
Mary Mathews Breast Cancer and Advocacy Project and Emergency Fund
Underserved and uninsured individuals in Marin County diagnosed with breast cancer receive help in navigating the health care system in order to acquire and maintain medical insurance. Also, the project provides emergency services including housing and financial planning and assistance during treatment and recovery.
Screening and Diagnosis for Uninsured and Underinsured Individuals
Breast screening and diagnostic testing, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI screenings and biopsies are provided for low income, uninsured or underinsured individuals facing disparities in breast cancer detection.
Kapwa Kalinga – “Care for Each Other” Navigation and Support Assistance for Low-income Filipina Breast Cancer Patients
Underserved Filipinas with breast cancer receive navigational assistance, transportation, group support therapy and emergency support services during their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Samaritan House Breast Care Clinic
Navigation for breast care and mammograms are provided for low income and uninsured women. Samaritan House’s Breast Care Clinic provides direct services to San Mateo County’s low-income and uninsured women including culturally appropriate breast cancer education, prevention, screening, diagnostic testing, and dedicated patient navigation services.
African American Women Breast Health Program
This program provides navigation for African American women living in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point communities of San Francisco to access breast cancer screening services, follow-up diagnostic, treatment and breast cancer support services.
Shanti’s Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program
Navigation is provided to underserved, low-income clients with breast cancer to ensure they access, understand, and complete treatment. Services include individualized case management, advocacy, interpretation/translation, appointment accompaniment, taxi vouchers and gift cards for groceries and other critically needed household items.
Carol Ann Read Breast Health Program’s Underinsured/Uninsured Fund (CARBHP)
The CARBHP fund ensures that every individual in need has access to screening, diagnosis and biopsy services regardless of their insurance or residency status. The fund also provides grocery cards to income eligible patients while undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Making a Difference to Fight Breast Cancer
Direct and emergency services assist Solano County breast cancer patients who do not have the resources to meet basic needs. Emergency financial assistance includes rent/ mortgage payments, transportation to treatments, utilities, food and medical deductibles.
Emergency Financial Assistance and Breast Cancer Navigation
Through the Faith Fancher Emergency Breast Cancer Fund, emergency financial assistance for rent, healthy food and personalized navigation services are available to low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer who are actively in treatment in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.