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Support for your family

Financial Assistance 1

Many organizations offer programs aimed at assisting families with the financial hardship associated with treatment for childhood cancer. Financial assistance may include support for medical needs, co-pays, housing, gas, and scholarships. 

  • Circle of care provides emergency funds for assistance with non-medical bills including housing, utility, food, parking and gas.

  • Friends of Karen provides financial assistance within Fairfield, Middlesex, and New Haven counties and includes transportation and parking, in-hospital meals, childcare for siblings, medical expenses not covered by insurance, and basic living expenses.

  • LLS provides financial support services including assistance with co-pays, prescription drugs, and treatment travel costs. LLS' Urgent Need Program offers eligible patients a stipend of $500, once within a 12 month period, for emergent, non-medical costs that impede the patient from receiving timely treatment.

  • The Susan Fund is dedicated to providing college-level scholarships to Fairfield County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer.

  • The Tommy Fund was established to provide emotional, educational, medical and financial support to children with cancer and their families and to improve the cure rate of childhood cancer through the Smilow Cancer Hospital.

  • The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a temporary “home away from home” for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities.