Social Work Assistance

Cancer effects more than just the physical well-being of a patient. It also has a strong emotional impact that reaches well beyond the patient and into the lives of family and friends. At Lancaster Cancer Center we recognize the need to treat the whole patient, which is why we offer an on-site, licensed social worker to provide compassionate support to anyone in need.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE / DRUG ASSISTANCE

CELGENE PATIENT SUPPORT
1-800-931-8691 (Rachel Cheben ext.4093 MBA)

REVLIMID® (lenalidomide)

POMALYST® (pomalidomide)

THALOMID® (thalidomide)

ABRAXANE® for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound)

ISTODAX® (romidepsin)

Vickie’s Angel Foundation
Address: 511 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070, Phone: 717-774-3800
(Temporary Financial Bridge)provides both medical and non-medical expenses focusing on the basic necessities to survive. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses and co-pays. We help in blocks of three months at a time. Application take 1 to 3 weeks to process.

Lancaster County Coalition of Churches
Address: 812 N Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17603, Phone: (717) 291-2261
The Council can offer small amounts of cash to help pay the rent, the utility bill, or the price for a life-saving prescription. Please email Sonia Segarra at ssegarra@lcchurches.org or call 717-291-2261, ext. 8044. They also offer food bank, community meals, clothing bank.

 

HOUSING RESOURCES

PAHousing Search- pahousingsearch.com
Provides free listing of affordable apartments and housing across PA. List income requirements if any, section 8 housing, low income

Low Income Housing Lancaster
http://www.lowincomehousing.us/PA/lancaster.html
Find low income apartments in Lancaster, Pennsylvania along with nonprofit organizations that help with low income housing needs.
We have listed the low income / affordable apartments in Lancaster, PA. Properties include HUD low income housing, public housing offered by housing authorities along with nonprofit organizations that help with low income housing needs.

Housing Development Corporation- PA/Delaware
Non-Profit- lists quality affordable apartments, town-homes, and rental housing. Our organization is dedicated to expanding residential opportunities for low-income families, senior citizens.

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

OVR (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation)
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized services to assist people with disabilities to pursue, obtain, and maintain satisfactory employment. An OVR counselor can help you select an employment goal and develop a comprehensive strategy so that you can find the type of job that meets your needs. OVR placement services are provided at no cost to eligible individuals with disabilities.

Cancer and Careers http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. Cancerandcareers.org informs more than 250,000 visitors per year, providing essential tools and information for employees with cancer.

Works for Me- http://www.worksforme-pa.org/index.php
-MUST: be disabled, receive Medicaid or SS, and have a drive to rejoin workforce
Free resources that can guided disabled persons to agencies and programs to find a job, receive job training, get assistive technology, find support, keep insurance.

Ticket to Work Program https://www.ssa.gov/work/
Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.