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Cancer is a health crisis followed by a financial crisis.

While doctors do their absolute best to treat and manage a cancer diagnosis, they cannot help patients with the following side effects: foreclosure, bankruptcy, and food insecurity. Social determinants of health such as employment, education, transportation, housing, access to healthy food, and poverty are often a more reliable prediction of successful cancer outcomes than clinical care.

New Day provides financial support for everyday living expenses so that families can focus on what matters — healing and wellness.

Applications for our Financial Assistance Program must be submitted through a hospital social worker or financial navigator. All bills are paid directly to creditors.

Breakdown of Financial Assistance provided in 2022

To qualify for assistance, you must:

  • Have a household consisting of a parent/guardian and at least one dependent.
  • Have an immediate family member in active treatment (infusion chemotherapy, radiation or surgery) for a cancer diagnosis.
  • Be represented by a health care professional, social worker or financial navigator to begin application process.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial hardship or a loss of income due to the cancer diagnosis and identify specific expenses for which they need assistance.
  • Reside in the state of Michigan.

To apply for assistance:

  • Complete the Household Expense Worksheet below to get started. You will need to provide this information to your oncology social worker or medical professional.
  • Application must be received through an oncology social worker, financial navigator or medical professional at a hospital or cancer center.
  • If you don’t know your social worker or if your social worker is not familiar with New Day, we can help. Call us at (248) 648-1105 for guidance.
Household Expense Worksheet:
Social Workers and Financial Navigators: