It is our mission to ease the burden of families who are struggling financially as a result of caring for a loved one with terminal cancer. 100% of online donations go our programs.
Cancer is a devastating disease and is one that takes a financial toll as well as a physical one. Even with medical insurance, treatments and deductibles can be a financial stretch for most people. Anyone of us could find ourselves in this position having drained all resources fighting for our lives and facing difficulty scraping together funds for basic needs like food, rent and utilities as the end of the battle draws near.
Grant Recipients are nominated for a grant by a vast network of hospice care nurses & social workers. After the initial screening, the Board of Directors evaluates each situation and determines the amount to be disbursed and length of support given.
At Beloved Foundation when we determine an applicant is eligible for our grant, we welcome approved applicants via mail and inform them that their bills are being paid. We issue checks directly to the landlord or mortgage holder, utility companies or service provider.
Our grants are intended to be a source of short term relief for family members who are unable to work in order to provide the necessary care for their loved one and to aid the family during the transitional period after loss.
Socks, lip balm, journal, and personal care items. Kits are provided to low income cancer patients free of charge or may be purchased for $50 and given as a gift to a friend or loved one with cancer. It is our sincerest hope that these kits will provide some comfort and ease during a very difficult time.
(Please contact our offices if you would like to arrange to purchase or sponsor a kit)
At Beloved Foundation, we know money provides immediate and short term stress relief. However, it does not provide the emotional support necessary to heal from the pain of loss or help one grieve. With this in mind, we not only strive to support our patients & families financially, but emotionally as well. In order to help each caregiver navigate this process, each one is given a case manager and given referrals for free grief counseling groups and individual counseling with a licensed marriage and family therapist. We feel fortunate to be in a position to help
Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the caregiver can be overwhelming without some support. Our caregiving support service grant can provide a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. It is reported that 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers.
Our approved applicants receive assistance to arrange and pay for planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers.