The Sarcoma Alliance understands that the global COVID-19 pandemic adds a significant amount of stress and difficulty to the existing complexities of a sarcoma diagnosis. Below you’ll find some nation-wide resources that could potentially help to ease some of the burdens you might be experiencing during this pandemic. There are likely to be local organizations in your state or municipality that can help, too. We will try to update this page regularly and to add resources as we find them. Whatever you may be going through right now, know that you are not alone and that we are here to help.
- Cancer Care has a list of organizations that provide financial assistance for people facing cancer.
- Search the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition’s database for organizations that provide specific financial and practical assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones.
- Debt.org lists organizations that provide financial support for cancer treatment and medical bills, housing, and transportation assistance.
- Family Reach provides a COVID-19 emergency relief fund for cancer patients as well as a fast-track financial assistance program.
- Health Well Foundation has a COVID-19 fund for assistance with costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportaiton and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.
- The Patient Advocate Foundation provides navigation assistance for programs and services to relieve financial burdens for patient in addition to a COVID-19 Co-Pay Relief Fund and a COVID-19 Care Recovery Fund.
- Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has a COVID-19 Financial Support Fund. They are currently not accepting applications for new patients but you can call 1-866-316-9263 from 9am to 7pm Eastern Time to be put on their waitlist.
- The Sam Fund provides financial assistance grants for young adult cancer survivors (ages 21-39).
In September 2020, the CDC issued a federal eviction moratorium that temporarily bans evictions and protects renters who may struggle to pay their rent during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Renters who qualify for this protection and who are at risk of being evicted can provide a signed declaration to their landlords. To learn more about this declaration and if it’s right for you, check out the Alliance for Housing Justice’s Fact Sheet (available in multiple languages) as well as the NLIHC’s and NLHP’s Eviction Moratorium Overview and FAQ Sheet in English and Spanish.
- Search for your address to find out if the eviction ban applies to you on ProPublica’s interactive map.
- The National Housing Law Project has a COVID-19 tab on their website which explains the CDC’s ban on evictions and includes links to lots of resources including declarations in over 20 languages and fact sheets.
- Find housing justice resources in your community by searching on Justice Shelter’s map.
- The National Low Income Housing Coalition has a map and list of state and local emergency rental relief assistance funds.
- Regional Housing Legal Services has an Eviction Moratorium map that outlines how the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium impacts your state.
- The American Bar Association offers resources for finding legal aid and pro bono lawyers in your area. They also have an online pro bono program that you can use to get free answers to your legal questions.
- Law Help.org offers low-cost and free legal help.
- Use the Legal Services Corporation map to search for legal aid services near you.
- USA.gov lists organizations that help people with finding free and low-cost legal aid as well as resources for people in specific groups or situations.