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Gloucester & Mathews

cancer patients

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









Gloucester & Mathews cancer patients may find these additional resources helpful.


Virginia Department of Social Services (Gloucester Office)

(804) 693-2671


Virginia Department of Social Services (Mathews Office)

(804) 725-7192


The Good Samaritan Group

(804) 693-3600


Financial assistance for families temporarily in need.


The Salvation Army

Contact: Teresa Dalton   (804) 642-3960

All assistance considered for low resource families.



Bay Transit

(877) 869-6977




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

Gloucester, VA



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

Counseling Center



Sliding scale fee based on income and number of family members


Beyond Boobs

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


Sentara Cancer Support Groups





National Programs

disclaimer of endorsement

Any reference in this website to any person, or organization, or activities, products, or services related to such person or organization, or any linkages from this web site to the web site of another party, do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of The Giving Garden Foundation (TGGF), or any of its volunteers or board members acting on its behalf. All resources are listed for information only and TGGF assumes no responsibility for their content or actions by anyone associated with the resource.

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