Gloucester & Mathews
If you are a cancer patient residing in Gloucester or Mathews County Virginia and are having trouble meeting your financial obligations, you are eligible to apply for financial assistance through The Giving Garden Foundation. Assistance may be provided for rents, mortgages, fuel, utilities, groceries, treatments, prescriptions and any other necessary expenses you may be having trouble paying for. Upon completing the application and gathering your supporting documents, please mail or e-mail them to:
P.O. Box 1421
Hayes, VA 23072
Within 24 hours of receipt of your application one of our Board Members will be in touch with you. Assistance is typically turned around within 72 hours and payments are made to the patients' service providers.
Please feel free to contact one of our Board Members with any questions you may have.
Karin Fary, President
Thank yous from patients
" I just wanted to meet you in person to thank you for all that you did to help me. Without your help, I would be homeless."
"You did so much to assist me when I was diagnosed with cancer. I can't thank you enough and wanted to meet you in person. I am doing great now; I am cancer free and I am atttending your event so that I can pay your generosity forward." - 2013
ADDITIONAL LOCAL RESOURCES
Gloucester & Mathews cancer patients may find these additional resources helpful.
Financial assistance for families temporarily in need.
The Salvation Army
Contact: Teresa Dalton (804) 642-3960
All assistance considered for low resource families.
Local Food Pantries
Abingdon Episcopal Church
If resources are available, they may provide assistance for rent, electricity or gasoline.
Newington Baptist Church
"The Clothes Closet"
Contact: Gerri Young
Bread for Life Food Pantry
6262 Main St
St. Therese Church
Meat, dairy, produce, canned & dry goods
Food/Clothes Ministry Distribution
Free food once a month to low income families who qualify
Local Support Groups
Middle Peninsula Northern-Neck
Sliding scale fee based on income and number of family members
Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets at members homes in the Gloucester area
Riverside Walter Reed
Cancer Support Group
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month. Please call to confirm