Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Angel Foundation

Help when cancer strikes

aka Angel Foundation

Mendota Heights, MN

Mission

Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience.

Ruling Year

2001

President

Andrew Rosen

Main Address

1155 Centre Pointe Drive, Ste. 7

Mendota Heights, MN 55120 USA

Keywords

cancer, financial assistance, education and support, families, parenting through cancer

EIN

41-1990883

 Number

4493171355

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Facing Cancer Together (FCT)

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Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience.

Studies show that around 40 percent of cancer patients will fall below the poverty level at some point during their treatment. Angel Foundation's Emergency Financial Assistance program aims to provide immediate financial support to meet critical, non-medical expenses, such as housing payments, food and utilities. The Emergency Financial Assistance program serves adult cancer patients living or treated in the Twin Cities' seven-county metro area and currently undergoing treatment. Long-term, Angel Foundation would like to provide qualified applicants with financial assistance equaling 50 percent of one month's average household expenses, as well as expand beyond the current seven-county limit.

Just as a cancer diagnosis can rattle a family's finances, it also affects each member of the family differently. Angel Foundation's Facing Cancer Together program helps families with children ages 5-18 facing a parental cancer diagnosis. The program seeks to help each member of the family gain understanding, alleviate stress, and receive age-appropriate support. Long term, Angel Foundation would like to expand Facing Cancer Together offerings to provide additional programs to maximize the positive impacts on participating families, as well as provide more programs outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

The staff brings professional expertise as well as personal experience to the organization. They strive to see through the eyes of those served to provide innovative programs that reflect and address the emerging needs of the families in order to alleviate stress and build strength, resilience, and hope. We know that a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family and impacts the whole community. We take a holistic approach to embrace the needs of the adult living with cancer, their family and community that surrounds and supports them.

To achieve our long term goals, Angel Foundation must continue to seek a diverse group of supporters to meet the ongoing increase in demand for our services. This strategy is also needed to expand our service areas and add additional programs. Another strategy we are actively implementing is conducting surveys with our current participants to determine what types of programs are most needed by the families we serve. Finally, we track the data of those we serve as well as those we are unable to serve to see which areas have the most need for our services and programs.

Angel Foundation is the primary organization in the Twin Cities providing both a financial assistance program and education and support program to serve adults living with cancer and their families. Our organization has successfully served more than 25,000 people with our programs in the 15 years since our founding.

The Emergency Financial Assistance program has an experienced manager with more than 10 years in the financial field. She also brings extensive experience working with people in crisis through four years of service as a police officer. The Facing Cancer Together program was developed by an elementary education specialist with a personal history of parenting through cancer and a patient advocate with a PhD in Oncology Social Work. With the knowledgeable staff in place, Angel Foundation has the capabilities to serve those in the cancer community with understanding, education, and support.

Angel Foundation also has a broad base of funding to support our programs, and is building its reach to gain additional supporters to continue meeting our long-term goals.

Angel Foundation measures progress by the number served within our target population. We will be able to see our progress as we move forward with increasing our emergency financial assistance to 50 percent of the average monthly household expenses. Additionally, as we are able to increase funding to the Emergency Financial Assistance program, we will be able to meet our goal of expanding our reach to counties outside of the current seven-county metro area. Progress to goals on the Facing Cancer Together program will be evident as we provide additional programs to our participants that meet more essential needs they have as they live with their cancer diagnosis.

Angel Foundation has been able to serve more than 25,000 people with our programs since our founding in 2001. Our Emergency Financial Assistance program has also granted more than $7 Million to help cancer patients and their families with housing, utilities and food. Additionally, each year Angel Foundation serves families with school-age children facing a parental cancer diagnosis with ongoing educational and support programs including Camp Angel, our biannual four-week series, teen outreach events, and other social programs to reinforce the support network of those living with cancer.

Angel Foundation wants to continue meeting the needs of those facing cancer by serving more people in our target population with additional programs and increased financial assistance.

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