1. The CanDO! Project, is a program developed by The GCAP to provide navigation services to community support resources and educational opportunities for people affected by cancer. It stands for Cancer Distress is Over!
The goal of The GCAP's community-based navigation project, the CanDO! Project, focuses on identifying and eliminating psycho-social barriers to allow ALL people affected by cancer to focus on their medical treatment; leading to improved health outcomes and an overall reduction in cancer-related distress.
Program services are available free of charge for any type of cancer.
What does the CanDO! Project do?
*Provides immediate community-based patient navigation services at time of intake
*Offers connections to appropriate and available community resources to help patients deal with non-medical issues which a cancer diagnosis can impact
*Provides follow-up in three months from date of intake to assess levels of distress and identify any new issues
Non-medical needs the CanDO! Project can address:
*Peer emotional support/practical support
*Resources for financial assistance
*Food and housing insecurity
2. Financial Assistance - Gynecological cancer patients may request help with rent or a mortgage payment, childcare, transportation, groceries and other daily expenses. Funds also help rural patients pay for lodging or transportation costs including a gas card to get treatment in Albuquerque. Funds go exclusively toward non-medical expenses and are paid directly to a third-party payee (Mortgage Company, landlord, utility company, Phone Company, etc.). Television cable bills and bills related to hospital copayments or other medical bills will will not be accepted. All funding is based on need and available The GCAP funds. Should a grant be approved, a check will be issued ONLY to a third party such as the electric company or landlord.
* Grants are limited to one per year and are capped based on a needs assessment and available funds. GCAP may only distribute a grant of a maximum of $120* per GYN cancer patient each calendar year. If you receive a grant in January 2021, you will not be eligible to receive another grant until January 2022. If more funds are needed we do have the ability to connect you with other potential funding sources.
** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER PATIENTS IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, NE ARIZONA AND EL PASO, TEXAS AT THIS TIME.
** IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER BUT HAVE DIFFRENT CANCER DIAGNOSIS PLEASE FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION TO BE CONNECTED TO OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES VIA THE CANDO PROJECT.
QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT WORKS?
Call today at 505-610-9300
Our next event is on October 23rd from 10:00-11:30 AM! Join us for a Topic Discussion on Self-Advocacy, hosted by Colleen Sullivan-Moore from Cancer Support Now. Survivors and Caregivers of ALL cancers are welcome.