Client advocacy program for economically disadvantaged cancer patients

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the RWJF and local grant makers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Using outreach workers and a warehouse of supplies, the Client Advocate Program provides badly needed nonmedical and nonreimbursable services and equipment for 1,600 cancer patients annually. The purpose of this project is to address gaps in cancer care and support services required immediately after diagnosis, before or after skilled nursing, or prior to hospice services. This project will help local hospitals and established organizations fulfill otherwise unmet needs such as nutrition supplements, wigs, counseling, and transportation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $303,432.00

Awarded on: 7/25/2002

Time frame: 8/1/2002 - 7/31/2005

Grant Number: 46156


Cancer Services of Allen County Inc.

2925 East State Bouldevard
Fort Wayne, 46805-4734


Dianne May
Project Director