Resources: Services & Assistance
The Betty Proctor Fund (BPF) – Provides one-time assistance for individuals or families in Denver or Jefferson Counties who have a need that threatens their self-sufficiency and that cannot be met through their own resources. Through a grant from Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) the Betty Proctor Fund also offers clients one-time energy assistance.
CancerFit – Providing exercise programs for cancer survivors
Cleaning For a Reason – Partnering with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help those in cancer treatment
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Economic Security – Providing income, nutritional, energy assistance, and support services to those in need.
Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries – Responding to the emergency social service needs of low-income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in Colorado Springs.
Creston J. Walker Foundation – Helping to provide financial and educational support for Colorado families of children with cancer.
Domus Pacis Family Respite – Providing cancer patients, their families and friends the opportunity to have a supportive getaway in the mountains together.
Emergency Family Assistance Association – In Boulder and Broomfield counties. EFAA may be able to assist with rent, food, transportation, housing deposit, emergency hotel, eyeglasses, minor medical and dental costs, energy-related utilities like gas, electric, propane, ID and birth certificate fees. 303.442.3042
Energy Outreach Colorado – Providing assistance to low-income Coloradans with their energy bill.
Friends of Man – Assistance for Colorado individuals and families in need
HealthWell Foundation – Helping patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug co-payments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.
The James L. Quint Foundation – The James L. Quint Foundation helps with cancer treatment including nutritional supplies, medical supplies, transportation to treatment facilities or physician facilities, insurance premium payments and COBRA payments.
Jill’s Wish – Offers grants to cover non-medical living expenses for those with newly-diagnosed or terminal breast cancer.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program – Helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations
LifeSpark – Reiki and Healing Touch sessions for individuals with cancer (affordable, sliding-scale)
Living Journeys – Living Journeys provides direct financial grants to Gunnison, Crested Butte and county residents who need help to offset medical bills and travel expenses required for you or your loved one’s cancer treatment.
MPowered – Financial education and credit counseling for Coloradans
MyLifeLine.Org – Free, customized websites for cancer patients and their caregivers
Neighbor to Neighbor – Affordable housing resource for Larimer County residents
Orchard of Hope – Financial assistance for Fremont County residents
Partners in Housing – Help for homeless families in Colorado Springs
Patient Access Network Foundation – Co-pay assistance for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness.
Project Angel Heart – Providing nutritious, home-delivered meals, free of charge, specifically prepared to meet the heightened nutritional needs of people living with life-threatening illness.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance – Providing financial assistance for the basic living needs of cancer patients receiving treatment in Colorado
InnovAge – Affordable in-home senior care, healthcare programs, memory loss programs and adult day services.
Sense of Security – Financial assistance for Colorado breast cancer patients
Team Continuum – Provides immediate and vital non-medical assistance to cancer patients and their families
Statewide Food Assistance
Community Food Share (Boulder and Broomfield counties)
Food Bank for Larimer County
Weld Food Bank (Weld County)
Each food bank website above has a “food finder” link to locate pantries in their area. Or just call and let them know you need food assistance. Callers do not have to provide any personal information (i.e. medical condition); you simply need to state that you are in need of food assistance.
Most often, they can provide a couple of options and explain other available food options and how to get them:
- how to apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps)
- how to determine eligibility and receive CSFP boxes (seniors only)
- how to sign kids up for free/reduced breakfast and/or lunch, etc.
Information, Education & Support
Cancer Information and Counseling Line – 1-800-525-3777, 8:30a – 5:00p, M-F
Cancer Support Community – Support and education to cancer patients
CancerCare – Telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All free-of-charge. 800‑813‑HOPE (4673)
Caring Bridge – Your very own health social network and support group
The Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE) at DU – Sliding scale counseling services for cancer patients and families, provided by supervised advanced doctoral students at University of Denver. For more information call 303-871-7701 or visit www.du.edu/gspp/cope
Colorado Breast Cancer Resources
Colorado Crisis Services – 1-844-493-TALK(8255), text TALK to 38255. Confidential and immediate support getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know, 24/7/365.
Colorado Kids Cancer Association – Providing assistance to kids in Colorado affected by cancer
LiveStrong Foundation – Education, support & resources for anyone affected by cancer
Susan G. Komen For the Cure – Breast cancer education & support
2-1-1 Colorado – Dial “211” Free, confidential, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services.