Local and National Resources

Utility, Mortgage, Rent Assistance:

Florida Cancer Specialists – maximum $1500 per year

http://foundation.flcancer.com/apply/

 

21st Century CARES Foundation – maximum $300 per year

https://21stcenturycare.org/financial-help-for-cancer-patients/

 

Friendship Centers –https://friendshipcenters.org/

941-955-2122

 

Laurel Civic Association – also has a monthly food pantry

941-483-3338

 

Organizations that assist with co-pays:

For Sarasota Memorial Hospital Patients

941-917-7459             https://www.smh.com/Home/Patients-Visitors/Financial-Assistance

 

Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

866-552-6729              www.cancercarecopay.org

 

Healthwell Foundation

800-675-8416            www.healthwellfoundation.org

 

Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)

866-316-7263            www.panfoundation.org

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

866-512-3861               www.copays.org

 

Transportation Services:

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org/roadtorecovery – Not currently scheduling rides due to Covid; please continue to check website for updates

 

General Assistance by Type of Cancer:

Cancer.net – a database of multiple resources

https://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/financial-considerations/financial-resources

 

American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/

1-800-227-2345

 

Assistance with Housing/Homelessness:

Heart of Florida United Way:  https://211.gs-humanservices.org/?option=com_cpx&task=resource&id=1472113

dial 211 or 941-308-4357

 

Salvation Army of Sarasota: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/sarasota/

941-954-4673

 

Catholic Charities of Sarasota: https://catholiccharitiesdov.org/

941-355-4680

 

Turning Point Manatee:  http://tpmanatee.org/#

941-747-1509

 

Additional Resources:

American Cancer Society: https://www.cancercare.org/publications/62-sources_of_financial_assistance

800-813-HOPE(4673)

 

Jewish Children and Family Services of Sarasota: http://www.jfcs-cares.org/

941-366-2224

 

Catholic Charities of Bradenton: https://www.financialhelpresources.com/details/catholic_charities_of_manatee_county.html

941-714-7829

 

Community Action Center of Manatee County: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/manatee_community_action_agenc.html

941-827-2887

 

Salvation Army of Venice: https://salvationarmyflorida.org/venice/

941-484-6227

 

Catholic Charities of Venice:  https://catholiccharitiesdov.org/

941-359-3909

 

Catholic Charities of North Port:  https://catholiccharitiesdov.org/locations/north-port/

941-244-2270

 

City of Northport Social Services:  https://www.cityofnorthport.com/government/city-services/social-services

941-429-3700

 

Englewood Helping Hand, Inc.:  https://englewoodhelpinghand.org/

941-474-5864

 

Englewood Area Cancer Foundation: http://theeacf.org

941-270-3149  offers transportation and lodging assistance to those living in the greater Englewood area.

 

211 Suncoast Cares: www.211suncoastcares.org

Contact for address, days/hours of operation, eligibility requirements, application requirements, etc…

211 Suncoast Cares is a free and confidential service that helps people locate resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may search for services online, chat online with a navigator, text, or call Sarasota County 941-366-5025, Manatee County 941-308-4357.   You may search using key words or using the specific name of an agency. You can print, text or email the results of your search.

 

https://panfoundation.org/ or 1-866-316-7263

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/

 

For Help With Drug Expenses:

www.needymeds.org

www.pparx.org

County Cares Act Assistance Links:

Charlotte County:  https://coadfl.org/

Manatee County:  https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/redevelopment___economic_opportunity/com munity_development/manatee_cares

Sarasota County:  https://www.scgov.net/government/health-and-human-services/covid-19- coronavirus/sarasota-county-cares/individual-assistance