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CANCER ALLIANCE OF HELP AND HOPE

Palm Beach, , FL   |  www.cahh.org

Mission

TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF LOCAL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TOUCHED BY CANCER, BY PROVIDING NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, INFORMATION RESOURCES, AND ACCESS TO SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Stanton Collemer

Main address

P.O. Box 3292

Palm Beach, , FL 33480 USA

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EIN

90-0101236

NTEE code info

(Educational Services and Schools - Other) (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cancer care has come a long way and more people are beating the deadly disease. Unfortunately, the advancements in care and recovery come at a shockingly high price. Even patients who have comprehensive, high quality health insurance find themselves struggling in the face of copays, deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket expenses that their policy simply won't cover. They are also faced with sky-rocketing prices of necessary prescription medications that determine the difference between life and death. Compile the additional expenses on top of everyday living expenses and then multiply that by the extremely high likelihood that they will lose employment because they are too sick to work, and you have a cancer stricken individual and their family facing the possibility of homelessness. In addition to the stress of having cancer, having to make difficult financial decisions such as whether to pay their mortgage, feed their family, or pay for treatment is devastating.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Direct Financial Assistance

The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s (CAHH) Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program exists to support the physical, economic, social, and personal needs of vulnerable uninsured Palm Beach County residents as they or a family member face a distressing cancer diagnosis. Although our other initiatives assist the cancer patients directly, the EFA program specifically targets the entire family unit. Thus, 75% of our clients are not suffering from the disease and are a close loved one and/or caretaker of the afflicted. We recognized the need for additional support to the entire family unit as often times the patient is the only focus of many organizations and initiatives. Removing the stress of being able to feed your children, keep the family vehicle, or whether your spouse or parents can afford rent due to the cost of your illness is instrumental in reducing stress in the patient.
Primarily we focus on families already facing vulnerabilities before their loved ones receiving the diagn

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

“Community Cancer Council" 2004

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families who retain their current housing and do not become homeless.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Direct Financial Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Direct Financial Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Reduce the number of families at risk of homelessness due to a cancer diagnosis.
2. Reduce the cancer mortality rate and improve the quality of life for children with cancer.
3. Deliver targeted health education.
4. Provide increased access to providers and treatment.

CAHH provides Direct Financial Assistance (DFA) to children and adults stricken with cancer. DFA is not paid directly to the client but to the vendor. This can include care payments, house payments, utility payments, or even providing food or helping to cover medical costs.

In addition to offering financial assistance, CAHH additionally provides comprehensive Patient Navigation to help clients navigate the complexities of their diagnosis, from understanding and translating materials to assisting clients with finding transportation to appointments. The Patient Navigator helps connect clients to resources such as: local support groups, assistance with medications, local or national hospitals/organizations, housing opportunities, and much more.

CAHH receives reliable on-going support from both large and small foundations, individual contributions, and through community organized fundraising events. We have developed trust within our targeted communities since 2003 through continuing outreach efforts. These efforts have resulted in growth that now allows us to serve over 1000 individuals annually and growing year-after-year. These are residents who would otherwise go without essentials and would continue to face undue hardships.

The Board of CAHH provides our organization with strong mission-based leadership, oversight, and strategic governance. The day-to-day operations are led by CAHH’s chief executive officer, Stanton Collemer who has helped our programs grow exponentially since joining the organization. Our Patient Navigator ensures each and every client is properly documented and cared for. Our organization has the unwavering support of over 100 volunteers who also provide referral services to cancer victims and their families. Attentive nurturing of more partnerships remains a top priority of our organization in our effort to maintain sustainability and strengthen our community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CANCER ALLIANCE OF HELP AND HOPE

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Sheila Buchbinder

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sherry Walker Borchert

Entrepreneur

Corey Brown

J. P. Morgan

Virginia Gildea

Philanthropist

Kathy McKinnon, MSN, RN, BSN

Nursing Professor

Joseph McNamara

Entrepreneur

Max McNamara

Entrepreneur

Katie Newitt

Business Owner

David Sarama

Community Leader

Barbara Zand

Community Leader

Janet Levy

Community Leader

Chris Cox

Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman

Paul Shalhoub

Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb

Michelle Worth

Entrepreneur

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data