GCAP has connections to many patient assistance resources and agencies FOR WOMEN WITH ANY CANCER via the CanDO! project (Cancer Distress is Over). We assess different areas of distress to be able to connect you to ALL the possible resources you may need to decrease your distress. Women with a cancer diagnosis other than a gyn cancer are encouraged to fill out form as well, to have access to the CanDO! project community resources.
What you get when you apply:
1. The CanDO! Project, is a program developed by GCAP to provide navigation services to community support resources and educational opportunities for women with cancer. It stands for Cancer Distress is Over!
The goal of GCAP's community-based navigation project, the CanDO! Project, focuses on identifying and eliminating psycho-social barriers to allow ALL women with cancer to focus on their medical treatment; leading to improved health outcomes and an overall reduction in cancer-related distress.
Program services are available free of charge to all women with any type of cancer.
What does the CanDO! Project do?
*Provides immediate community-based patient navigation services at time of intake
*Offers connections to appropriate and available community resources to help patients deal with non-medical issues which a cancer diagnosis can impact
*Provides follow-up in three months from date of intake to assess levels of distress and identify any new issues
Non-medical needs the CanDO! Project can address:
*Peer emotional support/practical support
*Resources for financial assistance
*Food and housing insecurity
2. Financial Assistance - Gynecological cancer patients may request help with rent or a mortgage payment, childcare, transportation, groceries and other daily expenses. Funds also help rural patients pay for lodging or transportation costs including a gas card to get treatment in Albuquerque. Funds go exclusively toward non-medical expenses and are paid directly to a third-party payee (Mortgage Company, landlord, utility company, Phone Company, etc.). Television cable bills and bills related to hospital copayments or other medical bills will will not be accepted. All funding is based on need and available GCAP funds. Should a grant be approved, a check will be issued ONLY to a third party such as the electric company or landlord.
* Grants are limited to one per year and are capped based on a needs assessment and available funds. GCAP may only distribute a grant of a maximum of $500 per gyn cancer patient each calendar year. If you receive a grant in June 2014, you will not be eligible to receive another grant until June 2015. If more funds are needed we do have the ability to connect you with other potential funding sources.
** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER PATIENTS IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, NE ARIZONA AND EL PASO, TEXAS.
** IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM REGARDLESS TO BE CONNECTED TO OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES VIA THE CANDO PROJECT.
QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT WORKS?
Call a CanDO! navigator today at 505-610-9300