Caring for a child with cancer takes a heavy toll financially for a family. To assist with the cost of caring for a child with cancer, SCCS provides monetary assistance to patients and families demonstrating financial need. SCCS helps to ease the financial burden by providing financial assistance in cash or in-kind to needy families of children with cancer. Financial aids provided include monthly financial subsidies, reimbursement for travel expenses, monetary donations or items, bereavement assistance and need-based provision of medical subsidies.
Besides helping the family to access financial assistance from SCCS, the caseworker will also link the family to other relevant resources available in the community.
Recipients of financial assistance are expected to demonstrate prudence and responsibility in managing their financial resources.