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 must be submitted through a hospital social worker, financial navigator and bills are paid directly to creditors.
To qualify for assistance, you must:
- Have a household consisting of a parent and at least one dependent.
- Have an immediate family member in active treatment 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 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.
- Application must be received through an oncology social worker or financial navigator 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.
Social Workers and Financial Navigators: CLICK HERE to log-in to our Application Portal
Household Expense Worksheet: CLICK HERE to download a copy for personal use or submit completed worksheet to your oncology social worker to upload with your application.