Prioritizing Financial Health to Improve Cancer Outcomes

1 in 3 families are unable to meet their basic needs while going through cancer treatment — including housing, food, and utilities.1 Family Reach’s Financial Treatment Program helps patients cover everyday costs so they can access and adhere to cancer treatment.

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Families supported in 2021

Our continuous measurement and evaluation helps us understand where our funds go, how our support impacts cancer experiences, and who we’re reaching with our services.

Our Impact: Helping Families Afford and Access Cancer Care​

Many of the families we support struggle with everyday costs on top of unaffordable medical expenses. Our Resource Navigators use a Financial Needs Assessment to deliver personalized services in an equitable manner.

Common needs:

54% Housing
54% Food
61% Transportation

Our response:

$12.9 million
distributed to families to help with rent and mortgage payments
935 families
could keep food on the table through grants and free food delivery codes
6,602 families
received support with travel-related costs so they could get to treatment

Our Reach: Supporting Cancer Patients and Caregivers Nationwide​

Family Reach collaborates with over 855 cancer treatment centers and various community organizations to reach families more directly. By uniting organizations that serve patients at varying points along the cancer continuum, we are alleviating disparities in cancer outcomes rooted in financial health.

Map of patient locations
Patient ages breakdown
Cancer type breakdown
Race/ethnicity breakdown
Household income breakdown
Family Reach Annual Report
Publications & Presentations
Family Reach 990
Family Reach Audit

Words From Our Families

More about Family Reach

Our Beginnings

After seeing a problem hiding in plain sight during their own cancer experiences, our founding families — the Colangelos and Morellos — started Family Reach to change the financial reality of cancer.

Our Mission

Family Reach is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to removing the financial barriers standing between a cancer patient and their treatment.

Financial Treatment Program

Comprehensive support including free education, resource navigation, coaching, and emergency relief for families facing cancer.

References
1. Bona K, London WB, Guo D, Frank DA, Wolfe J. Trajectory of Material Hardship and Income Poverty in Families of Children Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016;63(1):105-111. doi:10.1002/pbc.25762