Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties

 

A large number of cancer patients in Hancock and Washington Counties face hurdles in receiving cancer treatment because of the travel distance to and from treatment.

Travel distances from the counties to Cancer Care of Maine in Brewer vary from forty to one hundred miles one way. In some cases, patients find this routine too rigorous and give up.

The purpose of this grant is to define the need for housing assistance to insure access to care, and to develop and implement a pilot program to meet the need for housing while receiving treatment. Patients in Washington and Hancock County will be served.

Organization: 
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Grant Amount Given: 
$5,520
Year Issued: 
2010
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Support
Types of Cancer: 
All
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Access to Cancer Treatment $15,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2015 Access To Cancer Treatment $7,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program $9,800 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position $10,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2010 Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties $5,520 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County $2,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2006 Support Grant $2,200 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Support Grant $1,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab $700 Education Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center