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For Patients

SUPPORTING PATIENTS.FUNDING CARE.PROVIDING HOPE.

The Ellie Fund wants to help you. To help ease the stresses of everyday life, we can provide you with essential support services, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing. Women and men in active breast cancer treatment, residing or receiving treatment in Massachusetts, are eligible to receive support. We do not discriminate on the basis of income, gender, marital status, age, ethnicity or religion.
To apply for support, contact a Social Worker, Patient Navigator or Resource Specialist at your treatment facility. If you need help connecting with an oncology professional, please contact us at 781-449-0100.
Through our Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program, we provide the following services free of charge:

Grocery Assistance

  • Gift cards to local grocery stores including, but not limited to, Stop & Shop, Market Basket, Hannaford and Big Y

Transportation
To/from medical appointments

  • Parking reimbursement
  • Gas gift cards
  • Taxi vouchers or reimbursement
  • Funding for THE RIDE or Commuter Rail (MBTA programs)

Light Housekeeping

  • Licensed and insured companies providing light housekeeping services, including vacuuming and cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms (not a deep cleaning service)

Childcare Reimbursement

  • Funding for licensed child care services, after-school programs and summer camps

Nutritious, Prepared Meals

  • Healthy, pre-assembled meals delivered once a month, up to 3 months

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program provides integrative therapies including acupuncture and oncology massage in addition to all Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program services.
Acupuncture

  • Funding for licensed acupuncture therapy sessions.
  • Please note, the Ellie Fund is not responsible for referring patients to acupuncturists.
  • Amount of acupuncture grant is contingent upon budgetary restrictions, other services granted and amount requested. Each case will be reviewed and awarded on an individual basis.

Oncology Massage Therapy

  • Funding for licensed oncology massage therapy sessions.
  • Please note, the Ellie Fund is not responsible for referring patients to oncology massage therapists.
  • Amount of oncology massage grant is contingent upon budgetary restrictions, other services granted and amount requested. Each case will be reviewed and awarded on an individual basis.

Please note that only oncology professionals have access to the application. The application must be completed in its entirety by an oncology professional and submitted to the Ellie Fund by the 25th of each month. Upon review of each application, the Ellie Fund will create a personalized grant, consisting of support services for up to 3 months in duration. Both you and your oncology professional will be notified of grant details, including when services will begin, by the 1st of the following month. For example, if the application is submitted by the May 25th deadline, grant notification will be received by June 1st.

Click here to view our seasonal Nutritional Guidelines & Healthy Tips Pamphlet, prepared with assistance from the Nutrition Department at Atrius Health and included in every Ellie Fund grant.