Treatment Assistance Program
Susan G. Komen® Greater Iowa is proud to offer assistance to those struggling with the financial burden of breast cancer treatment through the Komen Greater Iowa Treatment Assistance Program. This program bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment.
By calling the number for Treatment Assistance Program, you receive the same access and benefits of the Komen Breast Care Helpline (more information below). Learn more here.
We are proud to give to local programs that support access to quality care for those that need it the most. Below are the grant recipients from 2018 through 2019 listed by region. If you have ever donated funds to Komen Greater Iowa, you have helped create life-saving resources for individuals in our community! Interested in seeing more programs we’ve funded? Head here!
To date, we have paused our selection process with our competitive grant program to reassess needs that have evolved due to COVID. We will update the timeline as soon as we have more information.
Komen Breast Care Helpline
If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Komen Breast Care Helpline offers:
- Breast health and breast cancer information,
- Psychosocial support to anyone with questions or concerns,
- Information about national and local organizations and resources that may provide financial assistance and other support services, including low-cost mammography; and
- Support groups.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa is able to fund many breast-health and breast cancer-related programs across greater Iowa. We are proud to partner with these organizations to bring breast health education, screening and treatment options to people who need them most.
The Care for Yourself program, offered by Iowa Department of Public Health can be utilized specifically for breast and cervical health in all Iowa counties. Learn more here.
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa is a proud member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium. They are a fantastic resource for patients, caregivers, and survivors. Review their plethora of statewide resources using this link.
Looking for more resources? American Cancer Society has a robust list of resources available in Iowa to support those in need. Learn more here.
We know at this time, the resources needed by our community expand beyond breast health. Below are resources applicable to these challenging times.
Komen’s National Office has information for people with breast cancer and their families available here. Other relevant information can be found below:
- Food Assistance: Food Bank of Iowa
- Other Supportive Services Assistance: 211
- Business Assistance: Iowa Economic Development
Iowa Health + Wellness Plan
The Iowa Health and Wellness Plan provides comprehensive health coverage at low or no cost to Iowans between the ages of 19 and 64. Eligibility is based on household income. All Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members can receive free healthcare if they choose to take specific steps to protect their health and complete what are known as Healthy Behaviors. Beginning in the member’s second year of enrollment, a small monthly contribution may be required, depending on family income. Learn more here.