BCFO provides short-term, non-medical financial assistance to residents of southwest Missouri and the Four States (Joplin) area in current treatment for breast cancer with demonstrated financial need. Assistance may be provided for one or more of the following financial obligations:

rent or mortgage

auto repairs

Utility assistance

Gas to drive to and from treatment

Car insurance & PAYMENT

Propane for heat

Process:

  1. Fill out the Financial Assistance application and Medical Records Authorization and fax, mail or drop off at BCFO office: BCFO, 620 W Republic Rd, Suite 107, Springfield, MO 65807. Please be specific about what type of assistance is needed most.
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  3. BCFO will request a copy of the most recent medical records related to your breast cancer treatment.
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  5. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of application and to obtain a short case history interview.
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  7. Once all necessary information has been received, the Client Assistance Committee will review your request. All applicants will be notified of the committee decision via phone or mail immediately following a decision.

Typically, the entire process takes an estimated 2 – 3 weeks, however, all necessary information must be submitted before any request will be considered. The actual length of the process depends on how quickly the necessary information is received. All inquiries, applications and client files remain confidential.

BCFO does not assist with medical, cable, phone or credit card bills. All bills are paid to invoice.

At BCFO, our goal is to ease the financial worries of families facing breast cancer. Our financial assistance program helps pay for household expenses while a breast cancer patient is in active treatment. BCFO may be able to help you cover the cost of rent or mortgage payments, utility payments, car payments, car repairs, home or auto insurance, gas, or other necessary expenses. Please fill out this application to start the process. BCFO’s client assistance committee meets once a month to review and approve cases. All inquiries, applications and client information remain confidential.

"BCFO offered me a hand up,
not a hand out."

-BCFO Client

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Apply for assistance

Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Click here to learn more about receiving help with your household bills during treatment. Do you need a free screening mammogram? Click here to apply. Are you struggling to pay for lymphedema garments? Click HERE for an application.

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EVENTS

BCFO hosts several fundraising events every year. Check out our upcoming events here!

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DONATE

With your help and support, BCFO can continue our mission of helping families impacted by breast cancer. To make a charitable donation, click HERE.

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CONTACT DETAILS

BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS

620 W. Republic Rd. Ste 107
Springfield, MO 65807

PHONE: 417.862.3838
FAX: 417.862.3830
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 866.874.1915

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ABOUT BCFO.org

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is a local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. BCFO reaches out to friends and neighbors who have been affected by breast cancer. BCFO offers personal support and comfort in real and practical ways, providing support networks, mentoring programs, a full range of resources regarding breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment, where to find related community services, and more.