2021 PROGRAM GRANTEES
Athens Nurses Clinic
Healthy Northeast Georgia Women
Banks, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Walton
Healthy Northeast Georgia Women provides breast health information, clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and/or coordinates diagnostic mammograms at no cost for uninsured indigent women in northeast Georgia.
Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation
Patient Financial Assistance Program
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Walton
The Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation provides assistance to adult cancer patients who are financially challenged by a cancer diagnosis. Approved grants are applied directly towards daily expenses such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, groceries, transportation, durable medical equipment, prescription medications, lymphedema garments or similar expenses.
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
Breast Cancer Legal Project
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett
The Breast Cancer Legal Project addresses the legal needs of low-income breast cancer patients and survivors. Unmet legal needs of low-income breast cancer patients and survivors are barriers to care and affect their ability to focus on treatment and wellness. Attorneys and paralegals
address legal issues including public benefits, maintaining income and housing, employment rights, and preparing wills and advance directives. The BCLP provides legal advice and
representation, works with medical provider partners to conduct outreach and offsite
intake, and trains pro bono attorneys to serve the unique needs of this population.
Cancer Support Community Atlanta
Living Fully With Breast Cancer
Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Calhoun, Carroll, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Glynn, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jones, Madison, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Talbot, Union, Walton, Whitfield
The Living Fully with Breast Cancer program provides breast cancer patients and survivors supportive programs that include gentle exercise classes, nutrition programs, education forums, support groups and stress reduction classes.
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
COVID Relief Community Breast Health Project
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry
The COVID Relief Community Breast Health Project aims to meet the increased need (caused by delayed treatment, loss of employer-provided healthcare, etc. due to COVID-19) for women’s access to breast health services through extensive outreach and the dissemination of culturally appropriate messages on prevention and screening. The women who benefit from the program will be primarily African-American, uninsured or underinsured, and low-income. Services include low cost/no cost clinical breast exams and low cost/no cost screening mammograms and diagnostic services through area partners.
Clarkston Community Health Center
Breast Health Initiative
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, Walton
Clarkston Community Health Center’s Breast Health Initiative (BHI) aims to address barriers that immigrant and refugee women face by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate breast health education and services.
East Georgia Cancer Coalition
Have You Been Screened? – North & South Programs
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren, Washington
The Have You Been Screened? Mammography program increases community access to mammogram services by addressing structural barriers and reducing out-of-pocket costs. The program incorporates the Community Guide’s evidence-based task force recommendations by reducing the time and/or distance between the service delivery settings and target populations, offering services during non-traditional hours and offering services in alternative, non-clinical settings.
Bridge the Gap- Genetic Access Program for Individuals at Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer
Bridge the GAP provides access to genetic counseling and testing for individuals who have a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary breast cancer and are uninsured or under-insured. Program participants are identified and seen at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Hospital.
Good News Clinics
Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Program
The Breast Disease Prevention and Treatment Project will provide free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to uninsured/low income Hall County residents who have no other resources to receive them. Those who have positive screening results or symptoms requiring additional testing will be referred through Good News Clinics’ Health Access Program for free follow-up care including free diagnostic imaging.
Good Samaritan Health Center
Good Sam’s Breast Health Program
Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Decatur, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Pike, Rockdale
The Women’s Health Screening Program at The Good Samaritan Health Center provides clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, and diagnostic testing to uninsured, low- income women in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation
Mammograms for the Uninsured-Underserved
Banks, Barrow, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Newton
This project provides breast cancer screenings and evaluations of breast abnormalities for under-insured people in Gwinnett County. It provides mammograms to patients without insurance, or those who have extremely high co-pays or deductibles who present themselves as an identified need.
Lighthouse Lymphedema Network
Compression for the Cause
Banks, Barrow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bryan, Burke, Butts, Catoosa, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crisp, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Henry, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Richmond, Rockdale, Walker, Warren, Washington, White, Whitfield, Wilkes
The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network has established the Bandages and Garment Fund to help individuals with lymphedema purchase the garments required to maintain the reduction gained from Complete Decongestive Therapy, the only treatment method available for lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition approximately 50% of breast cancer patients will develop, and the garments are often not covered by health insurance.
Mercy Care Foundation on behalf of Mercy Care
Mercy Care’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale
Mercy Care’s goal for BCCP is to increase the early detection of breast cancer by providing a continuum of care that addresses the economic, cultural, and linguistic barriers to care often faced by low-income minority women. Anticipated outcomes include increased understanding of the importance of breast cancer prevention, including self-breast examination, clinical breast exams and mammograms; increased access to preventative and clinical services; and detection of any potential abnormalities through clinical exams and screening mammograms.
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women Living in Metro Atlanta- Programs Inside & Outside Metro Atlanta
NH- Inside Metro Atlanta
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale
NH- Outside Metro Atlanta
Barrow, Bartow, Dawson, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Muscogee, Paulding, Pickens, Troup, Union, Walton
The Breast Diagnostic Services for Underserved Women project aims to detect breast cancer earlier and reduce the number of late stage disease diagnosed in underserved women with a focus on women of Hispanic or African American descent who live both inside and outside the metro-Atlanta area. Support from It’s The Journey provides free diagnostic services to underserved/uninsured women who live below 250% of the federal poverty level.
Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation: Breast Health Center
Comprehensive Breast Care: Screening & Diagnostics
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program aims to offer early detection of breast cancer in northeast Georgia with superior diagnostic tools. Services include mobile mammography, screening and diagnostic services, and a High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic.
Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation: Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
Comprehensive Breast Care Program: Support Services
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes
The Comprehensive Breast Care Program provides numerous support services for breast cancer patients, including linking screenings, diagnostics, inpatient care and treatments with the support services that are the hallmark of the Loran Smith Center. These services include both group and individual support services, genetic counseling and testing, and lymphedema, hair and other prostheses services through the “Beautiful You” boutique.
Piedmont Healthcare Foundation: Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program
Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale
The Fighting Breast Cancer through Genetics Program at Piedmont Healthcare aims to provide cutting edge genetic testing services to medically underserved individuals. Genetic counseling and testing services are provided for patients at risk for hereditary breast cancer who are medically underserved or uninsured and live in the metropolitan Atlanta region.
Piedmont Healthcare Foundation: Newnan Hospital
PNH Breast Health Screening and Diagnostic Services for Uninsured Women
Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Spalding, Troup
This program provides screening and diagnostic services free of charge for patients from Coweta County and the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta counties who otherwise would not be able to afford these procedures.
Southeast Georgia Rural Community Network
Southeast Georgia Breast Health Program
Appling, Candler, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wheeler
The Southeast Georgia Breast Health Program provides community education outreach for breast health awareness and mammogram screening with some diagnostic services for the region’s vulnerable women. Services will target low income (200% of federal poverty level) and uninsured residents of a ten-county area in southeast Georgia.
The Cancer Foundation
Financial Assistance Program
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walton, White, Wilkes
The Financial Assistance Program provides emergency monetary assistance to individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment who are experiencing an immediate financial crisis because they cannot pay for basic life needs such as rent, utilities, medication, or transportation.
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Breast Cancer Physical Rehabilitation for Georgians
Appling, Baldwin, Bibb, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Carroll, Catoosa, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Dekalb, Dougherty, Douglas, Effingham, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Glynn, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lamar, Liberty, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Muscogee, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield
The Breast Cancer Physical Rehabilitation for Georgians program provides specialized physical therapy, lymphedema screening and management for low-income Georgians in treatment for or recovering from breast cancer.
United in Pink, Inc
Kid in Pink Programming
Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs
‘Kids in Pink’ programs address the ripple effect caused by changes in the family routines and roles due to a breast cancer diagnosis as seen through the eyes of a child.
University Health Care Foundation
Barrier Busters: Removing Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Exams
Bulloch, Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes
The goal of the Barrier Busters program is to address the main barriers preventing women from participating in routine breast cancer screenings. The barriers the program will address are lack of access, financial disparities, and follow-through related to initial breast cancer
screening and diagnostic imaging.
Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Atlanta Medical Center, Legacy Service Area, & Spalding Regional Hospital
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
Butts, Dekalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Spalding
Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Paulding, Pickens
Spalding Regional Hospital
Butts, Clayton, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Upson
The Reducing Late Stage Breast Cancer- Legacy programs provide free screening mammograms and diagnostic services for women and men who lack access to or are unable to afford these life-saving services in the various WellStar service areas.