Family Reach is a financial lifeline for families fighting cancer.

Family Reach is a financial lifeline for families fighting cancer.

For over two decades, the organization has remained committed to raising awareness and designing solutions that address the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 185 hospitals nationwide, Family Reach provides financial assistance, navigation and education to qualified families with a child or parent battling cancer.

The Problem

1 out of 3 Americans will experience cancer in their lifetime

Nearly one third of families with children who have cancer struggle to meet basic needs during treatment

Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer

Cancer patients who file for bankruptcy have 79% greater risk of early mortality.

What We Do

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Financial Navigation & Coaching

Through partnerships with hospitals and other advocacy organizations, Family Reach provides patients with professional 1:1 services to navigate the complexities of both medical and non-medical costs brought on by cancer, from maximizing insurance coverage to advice on how to use savings and credit appropriately.

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Financial Assistance

Families often lose income and face increased spending on both medical and non-medical costs during treatment. To prevent patients from having make impossible decisions – do I pay the mortgage or put gas in the car to get to treatment? – direct financial support is provided for basic and emergent needs like housing, transportation and utilities.

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Education & Awareness

Through a Financial Handbook for patients and caregivers and a Risk Assessment screening tool for providers, we enable the conversation about finance and ensure a clear understanding of resources and solutions. We also conduct national research on financial toxicity to support increased awareness, influence policy and inform our programs.