Non-Profit Resources

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides patient services, eliminating obstacles in access to quality healthcare.  View more information here. (800) 532-5274
  • National Financial Resource Directory – The directory is dedicated to assisting patients in identifying and locating resources (both national and regional) designed to improve access to quality care and decrease the financial burden of medical treatment.
  • Case Management Assistance – A core part of PAF’s program, individualized case management services are available to those facing a chronic, life-threatening or debilitating diagnosis.
  • Co-Pay Relief Program – This self-contained division of PAF offers direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet specific criteria to help pay for prescriptions or treatments needed. This program helps patients afford out-of-pocket costs.
  • Financial Aid Funds– This independent division of PAF provides small grants to patients meeting medical and financial criteria. Multiple grant options are available on a first-come, first served basis and distributed until funds are depleted.

Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)

An office of volunteer community services that serves as an information clearinghouse on aging issues and resources.

  • Elder Helpline – Provides senior citizens with a broad range of information and referrals. Some areas they assist in are home care, food stamps, housing, transportation, and emergency relief. 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800- 963-5337)
  • Home Delivered Meals – Provide homebound individuals with a hot nutritional meal. SHINE Program – A free insurance counseling program designed to assist elders in sorting out their insurance problems. 1-800-963-5337
  • Transportation – Free or low cost transportation

County Specific

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Simply call 211 to speak to someone now, or search by location for online resources and more contact information.

Aura of Hope Foundation (407) 680-3485
Offers financial support to both patients and caregivers during bone marrow or hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation in Flagler/Seminole/Volusia County.

Cancer Alliance of Naples (239) 643-HOPE (4673)

Provides financial assistance with rent/mortgage payments, insurance, food, car payments, gas, household utilities and much more. Those applying for assistance must reside in southern  Lee or Collier County.

Cancer Alliance of Health & Hope, Inc. (561) 748-7227

Cancer Alliance of Health & Hope, Inc. is a Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization which eases the burden of qualified local cancer patients by paying a portion of their non-medical bills, supplementing basic needs, and providing support and information resources.

Daystar Life Center (727) 825-0442

Emergency help organization serving serving residents of Pinellas County.  Daystar provides the necessities of life to people in need to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness.

Donna Foundation  (877) 236-6626
Provides financial assistance for Breast Cancer patients.

Mission Blue Foundation (321) 303-4784

By combining resources with other organizations and working together, Mission Blue Foundation can provide direct Medical Assistance, Transportation to Treatments, Food and Clothing in the Orange & Volusia County communities to help Cancer Patients in need.

My Breast Friends 941 (941) 807-3357
The Breast Friends 941 mission is to spread the power of hope and support and ease fears at during and beyond breast cancer diagnosis through experience, guidance, and friendship. They provide free direct services of grocery gift cars, housecleaning, rides to treatment, peer support inspiration and more to their clients throughout the 941 area code – Manatee/Sarasota Counties.

Ribbon Riders Breast Cancer Assistance Program  (407) 796-PINK (7465)
Ribbon Riders contributes to help pay for essentials such as, rent/mortgage payments, utility bills, gas to travel to treatments, groceries, monthly insurance premiums, co-pays for medication etc. Those applying for assistance must reside in one of the following counties: Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or Volusia.

Florida Department of Children and Families, Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) (850) 300-4323

The ACCESS Florida Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by providing food, cash and medical assistance to individuals and families on the road to economic recovery. Click Here to Apply

  • Adult Health Care – Counties make available a range of basic medical care services and treatments, to decrease unnecessary emergency room visits.
  • Food Stamps – Provide low-income individuals with assistance to purchase nutritional food. Home Health Services – Provide care for people who need nursing care or treatment in their homes, when they are eligible for Medicare or another assistance program.
  • Homelessness – Help for Renters. Individuals and families whose housing situation has become unstable due to the coronavirus public health emergency have options that can assist with staying housed.
  • Subsidized Child Care – Provide support for families with young children to enable to caretaker to hold a job, obtain training or meet the special needs of a child.
  • WIC – A supplemental food program for women, infant and children up to the age of 5.
  • Temporary Cash Assistance – Provides financial assistance to pregnant women in their third trimester and families with dependent children to assist in the payment of rent, utilities and other household expenses.

Other Programs

American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345

Offers programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need.

Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (201) 977-2400

Agencies provide help for medical equipment, supplies, prescriptions and transportation to medical care.

Cancer Care 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

Offers a variety of financial assistance programs, call for eligibility requirements.

Cancer Resource Network

Community resources to help individuals find services that will aid them in their personal cancer journey.

Catholic Charities, USA (703) 549-1390

Some local offices have limited funding available to provide emergency financial assistance.

Cleaning For A Reason partners with more than 1,200 maid services to provide free home cleaning to cancer patients.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the following financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer. For a summary of all LLS Patient Financial Assistance Programs, click here. (800)955-4572

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Navigating a prostate cancer diagnosis can be difficult on multiple fronts. We have collected a list of resources to help with the costs of co-payments, treatments, and medications. The resources below are national in scope. You should remember to contact local organizations such as hospitals and support groups; they will have information about additional state and local programs. (800) 757-CURE (2873)

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (314) 576-3993

Help with food, provide clothing and furniture, and helps prevent homelessness by assisting with rent, utility bills, provide transportation, and support in many other ways.

Susan G. Komen 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)

Komen Florida’s Treatment Assistance Program provides education, psychosocial support, and limited financial assistance to lower-income, un/underinsured individuals in breast cancer treatment.