Provides financial assistance to children with cancer and their families through a Transportation Assistance Fund and an Emergency Assistance Fund.

-Transportation Assistance Fund: Alleviates the financial burden of travel, meals, and lodging for families who have a child with cancer.

-Emergency Assistance Fund: Provides $300/year in emergency assistance to families who have a child that has been inpatient or away from home for 15 consecutive days within the past three months. Assistance may be used for mortgage, rent, utility payments, child care, health insurance premiums, car expenses, or treatment-related expenses (e.g., meals away from home, prescriptions, and parking). Subject to change depending on available funding.
500 N Broadway
Suite 1850
Saint Louis, MO 63102
Eligibility: Transportation Assistance Fund:
-Ages 0-18 that have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. If child has a brain tumor, the tumor must be high grade (III or IV) or anaplastic to be eligible
-Child must be a US citizen or reside in the US with an I-551 card (green card) for 12 months without prior history of the current illness
-Guardian applying for assistance must have less than $5000 in easily accessible bank accounts (e.g., checking and savings)
Emergency Assistance Fund:
-Same as for Transportation Assistance Fund AND child must have been inpatient for 15 consecutive days during the past 90 days OR child must have been away from home/relocated for treatment for 15 consecutive days during the past 90 days
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:15pm PST
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (314) 241-1600 Main phone
  • (314) 735-2014 FAX
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call or visit website for more information. Applications may be submitted online or downloaded from the website and emailed or faxed in.
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: Call for information
LANGUAGES: English, applications online available in English and Spanish
AREA SERVED: Nationwide
  • Incidental Medical Expense Assistance * Cancer
  • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance * Cancer
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