Frequently Asked Questions
Bringing Hope Home directly pays household bills for Families who are struggling financially because of their cancer diagnosis. We pay things like rent and mortgage, electric, gas, oil, water, home phone, cell phone, car payment, and car insurance bills. No money is paid to the Family directly. Rather, money is sent directly to utility vendors on the Family’s behalf.
We assist Families in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Specifically, Families must live within one of the following counties to qualify for assistance: (PA) Berks county, Bucks county, Chester county, Delaware county, Montgomery county, Philadelphia county, (NJ) Atlantic county, Burlington county, Camden county, Cape May county, Cumberland County, Gloucester county, Salem county, (DE) New Castle county, Kent county, Sussex county. We also have limited funding available for Families living in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY, Northern NJ for Families being treated at Hackensack Medical Center, and in Maryland for Families being treated at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
Families must be referred by a social worker or another member of their oncology team at the hospital or treatment facility where they are receiving their cancer treatment. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance for a Family, please call the BHH office at 484-580-8395.
Yes, our program is one-time financial assistance. If you have already received assistance from Bringing Hope Home, you may not reapply.
Bringing Hope Home assists Families with any kind of cancer. If you have cancer, are in active treatment, and live in our geographic area, we want to help!
Families will not receive any money directly from Bringing Hope Home. Grant funds are paid directly to the Family’s utility vendors. The only exception is if the Family is in need of assistance with groceries or gas – Bringing Hope Home can purchase gift cards as part of their grant and mail them to the Family to be used.
We do not pay medical bills directly. We assist Families with their household bills and hope that by doing so, it will better allow Families to pay their medical bills.
No, we are not an emergency fund. We try to help each Family as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee that payments will be made by a certain date. We are not liable for any late fees as a result of a missed or late payment.
Assistance will vary for each Family depending on BHH’s budget and each Family’s specific need, which will be discussed during the Family’s phone call with BHH’s Family Department.
Thank you notes are much appreciated and are heartwarming to those who receive them. If you would like to send a thank you note, please mail it to our office at 641 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355.