Our mission at Hands for Holly is to help families overcome the financial burden of cancer. We do this by providing guidance and paying essential expenses, allowing families to focus on accessing care, getting well, and being at their child's bedside when they need them the most.
Families needing assistance can apply through our partner hospitals or by contacting us directly. Our team will then create a customized financial roadmap, including any or all of the following services.
Families can receive a free digital Financial Guidebook that includes potential upcoming health costs, saving strategies, easy action steps, checklists, and lists of vetted financial resources so you can get familiar with the financial side effects of cancer.
Resource Navigators will complete a financial needs assessment to determine which resources the family is eligible for. Resources include emergency financial assistance, support for temporary lodging and transportation, guidance on government policies, and referrals to other financial programs.
We may recommend that a family meet with Certified Financial Planners. This free financial planning service will help a family organize their finances, prioritize bills, reduce their debt, consider cost-saving opportunities, and plan for the future.
We can provide immediate financial assistance to help a family stay afloat during treatment. We pay essential expenses on a family’s behalf, including mortgage/rent payments, utilities, groceries, transportation costs, treatment-related lodging and travel, childcare or elder care, and other expenses that will provide financial relief for the family.