Resources


Please note that the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation does not endorse any of the specific organizations listed on this page, but offers these sites as potential sources of information and financial assistance which may be helpful for patients and caregivers.


Financial Aid

Organization Name Website Phone Type Mission
3 Little Birds 4 Life 3littlebirds4life.org 888-370-8885 grants wishes To enhance the lives of young adults cancer patients, ages 18 - 40, with any type of cancer at any stage.
Air Care Alliance aircareallaince.org 888 260-9707 medical flights  
Air Charity Network aircharitynetwork.org (877) 621-7177 medical flights all members are focused on “giving hope wings” to children and adults in need by leveraging aviation resources.
Angel Airline Samaritans angelairlinesamaritans.org 800-296-1217 medical flights The mission and purpose of Angel Airline Samaritans is to ensure that no cancer patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance commercial airline transportation.
Assistance Fund theassistancefund.org 855-845-3663 financial assistance for medical bills or treatments  
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services cms.gov 800-633-4227 Government supported medical services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services
Cleaning For A Reason cleaningforareason.org (877) 337-3348 Providing services in cities across United States and in Canada, our maid services take on two patients at a time, each of whom receives one general house cleaning per month for four consecutive months. However, we can’t always guarantee there will be an available maid service in your area Provide house cleaning services to take away the stress of cleaning your house so you can focus on beating cancer
Corporate Angel Network corpangelnetwork.org 914-328-1313 Free air travel on private jets to receive cancer treatments Sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment facilities across the country using empty seats on corporate jets
Deliver The Dream deliverthedream.org (888) 687-3732 Deliver the dream helps families experiencing a serious illness or crisis in their lives by organizing a 3 day 2 night retreat locations, so they can relax, enjoy time together, forge new friendships, and create support groups with other families dealing with the same illness Deliver highly effective programs that enable those undergoing crisis or chronic illness to regain strength, mend Spirits and become families and kids again.
Dream Catchers USA dreamcatchersusa.org 256-272-0286 Simply stated, Dream Catchers, USA is a helping hand to allow special individuals to get out into the great outdoors, to live their dreams, and meet the challenges placed before them ...to live as full a life possible. These outdoor "dreams" will include fishing trips, hunting trips, shooting competitions, demonstrations, and other outdoor adventures. Making "Outdoor Dreams" and wishes come true for people with disabilities and the terminally ill.
Dream Foundation dreamfoundation.org 888-437-3267 Granting wishes to Adults, Dreams are as unique as the Dreamers passionate about making dreams come true for terminally ill adults, and in doing so – improving the quality of their lives in ways medicine alone cannot. Through this non-traditional, palliative form of healthcare, Dream Foundation provides those at the end of life’s journey with resolution, completion and peace.
For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation takeabreakfromcancer.org 267-708-0510 program targets an area that modern medicine struggles to address: the emotional, psychological and spiritual trauma of a cancer diagnosis. FPS provides a safe haven for emotional expression. For some, this travel experience is merely a vacation, for others a respite, and for others precious time for family devotion provide adult cancer patients facing rigorous treatment or a guarded diagnosis with an opportunity to spend carefree and cost-free time with their caregiver and children in lovely settings.
Free Gas USA freegasusa.org   Gasoline Grant cards ranging from $50 to $1200 will be awarded in each of twelve (12) monthly grant periods through a selection process at Free Gas USA, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI. Grants are awarded based on level of income, circumstance, need, and the availability of income provided by donors, corporate partners and grants obtained from other funding sources. The grants will be awarded to the person(s) who meet all eligibility requirements. is a national religious charity, established to provide gasoline grant assistance to poverty-stricken individuals and families residing in the United States of America. Founded in 2008, during the height of the gasoline crisis, Free Gas USA, Inc. partners with public, private, philanthropic and other religious organizations to help resolve the daily transportation needs of poor American consumers.
Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation   561-276-1008 Helps with Expenses The foundation's primary mission is to provide educational opportunities, mainly at colleges and universities, and needed medical care for those who are unable to afford them. All grants must affect multiple individuals and meet some educational, medical or emergency need.
Healthcare Hospitality Network hhnetwork.org 800-542-9730 provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities.  Unlike a hotel, HHHs provide opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. HHHs help alleviate the financial burden often associated with medical crises and have shown to reduce stress on both the patient and family members. To support homes that help and heal to be more effective in their service to patients and their families
Health Well Foundation healthwellfoundation.org 800-675-8416 When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap. We assist patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses in paying their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums. By reducing this financial stress, the people we serve can focus on what's most important—their health The Health Well Foundation reduces financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases.
helpwithpayingbills helpwithpayingbills.org   a site that helps low income families with finding financial assistance programs. Our directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, rent and medical bills.  
Inheritance Of Hope inheritanceofhope.org 914-213-8435 They provide a vacations to families with a terminal ill parents allowing them to make memories.  They also have scholarships for college bound children To inspire Hope in young families facing the loss of a parent
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation jajf.org 404-537-5253 Treating late stage cancer patients and their families to a beautiful experience to make lasting memories Treating families to " WOW experiences", giving children who will lose their Mom or Dad to cancer a timeout to create indispensable memories as a family…while they can.
Jennifer Ferraro Foundation   631-744-5555 Grants to needy patients who need financial help to fight stomach and other GI cancers Dedicated to ensuring that patients suffering from cancer are not limited in their treatment or their daily activities by virtue of their financial or medical status. Either directly or through certain hospitals, funds are made available to patients for items necessary to their treatment or their daily lives. Additionally, the Jennifer Ferraro Foundation has provided funding for nutrition programs geared mainly towards patients suffering from stomach or other gastrointestinal cancers.
Joe Garassino Foundation joegarassino.org 203-518-1320 Provide Grants for: Travel and lodging assistance during treatment, medical and/or treatment expense, service/ comfort dogs for patients, cancer research provide resources to those touched by cholangiocarcinoma, the rare cancer that Joe was diagnosed with for which there is little support, and to provide resources for those suffering from all cancers.  The foundation also contributes to cancer awareness and research so that one day we can live in a world where we don’t have to lose our loved ones to cancer.
Joe's House joeshouse.org 877-563-7468 Help finding lodging near cancer treatment centers You focus on beating cancer, we will find you a place to stay.  They list cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount
Just A Break From Cancer justabreak.org 888-258-6363 Emotional escape from the day to day issues from cancer To give Adults with cancer a "Just-a-Break" from the ongoing emotional worries and financial toll of living with cancer
Life Is Good No Matter What lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org 855-544-6691 Help patients afford a special trip to create beautiful memories To give Adults with advanced cancer a break and escape from their battle and diagnosis through a cherished experience
LifeLine Pilots lifelinepilots.org 1-800-822-7972 Air transportation To facilitate FREE air transportation through volunteer pilots for financially distressed children and adults with medical or humanitarian needs
Memories Of Love memoriesoflove.org 800-625-1566 Entire family gets to go to Florida for a vacation Help create lasting and loving memories for children whose parents have life threating illness. By sending the entire family for five days to Orlando, Florida for a fun filled vacation far removed from mounting medical bills, therapy, and hospital visits.
National Patient Travel Center patienttravel.org 800-296-1217 This program provides non-emergency long-distance ground transportation for financially strapped ambulatory patients traveling for treatment. Transportation provided by commercial means (Greyhound, Amtrak, etc.) as well as the provision of gas cards. Typical trip does not exceed 250 miles (one-way). The purpose of the National Patient Travel Center is to ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical transportation.
Needy Meds, Inc. needymeds.org 800-503-6897 Find help with the cost of Medicine Needy Meds educates and Empowers those seeking affordable healthcare. A national non-profit, achieves its mission by providing information on health care programs, offing direct assistance and facilitating programs
Nicki Leach Foundation nickileach.org 904-716-5394 Providing modest financial assistance The primary mission of the Nicki Leach Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to provide modest financial assistance to young Adults ( 18 - 29 ) afflicted with cancer. 
No Wooden Nickels nowoodennickels.org 888-842-2654 Providing valuable indirect expense assistance to low income cancer patients to continue treatments. The mission of No Wooden Nickels through our MedStart-5 program, is to provide valuable indirect expense assistance to low-income cancer patients to continue treatment.
Partnership For Prescription Assistance pparx.org (888) 477-2669 Helps find prescription payment help Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of eligible individuals. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including about 200 programs offered by biopharmaceutical companies. We've helped millions of Americans to get prescription drugs for free or at very low cost drugs
Patient Airlift Services palservices.org 631-694-7257 Patient Airlift Services Changing Lives, One Flight at a time. Patient Airlift Services arranges volunteer medical flights and free air transportation for the needy individuals throughout the greater northeast region, from Virginia to Maine, Ohio to Massachusetts
Rise Above It raibenefit.org 855-220-7777 redirecting support to LIVESTRONG's patient navigation program  
RO Foundation rofoundation.com 716-366-4892 Assisting patients and families with unexpected transportation expenses The RO Foundation mission is to raise monies through fundraising events and donations to assist local medical patients and their families with monies to offset cost associated with “transportation” to and from medical appointments for treatments
RXAssist rxassist.org   Helps find prescription payment help RxAssist can help you learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs.
Sam fund thesamfund.org 617-938-3484 Pays medical bills and other living expenses We provide relief and support to young adults who are struggling financially due to cancer. Twice a year , we give grants to survivors aged 21 - 39 to help with medical bills, living expenses, and much more.  We offer free online support and education through our webinar series and blogs.
Sean F. Hogan Foundation seanstrong.org   Alleviate some of the financial burden families face due to cancer mission is helping to alleviate some of the financial burden families with children experience after a cancer diagnosis. The Foundation provides assistance with child care expenses for families with a parent or guardian diagnosed with any type of cancer. The Foundation is equally committed to providing financial support for continuing research and education through lectures for public awareness of Cholangiocarcinoma. The statistics in terms of survival rate for Cholangiocarcinoma are devastating. The Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of this specific type of cancer and to making a positive impact toward changing the statistics of the survival rate.
Target Cancer's Assistance Fund for Patients Enrolled in the Phase II trial of dasatinib in patients with isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma targetcancerfoundation.org/blog/a-new-patient-assistance-fund/ 617-765-4881 Assistance Fund for Enrolled Patients Phase II trial of dasatinib in patients with isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma TargetCancer Foundation promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers. Additionally, the foundation supports patient assistance initiatives. Enrolled patients in this clinical trial may be eligible for reimbursement of trial-related expenses, such as lodging, meals, and parking.
Twilight Wish Foundation twilightwish.org 877-893-9474 Grants Wishes to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations.

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