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 Circle of Hope is a member of the Minnesota Better Business Bureau Association since January 7, 2016.
Circle of Hope, Non Profit Organizations General Membership, Duluth, MN


Circle of Hope has its financials on Guide Star: www.guidestar.org









http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/join-mcn/nonprofit-member-list/A-M#NP_List_C

http://www.wibreastcancer.org/resources/links

About Us
      
 
Welcome to Circle of Hope, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that helps breast cancer 
patients who struggle financially from a breast cancer diagnosis

Circle of Hope's main mission is helping those breast cancer clients in financial distress with their 
medical bills. Gas and grocery cards are only given when the medical provider does not have these
available. Some patients need daily living expenses, as they have had to quit work to receive 
treatment. 

Payments are based on applications and financial need. Patients are not paid; only the providers of
services are paid. The payments are only possible from designated donors. We do NOT have funds
for all counties, unfortunately. There is no age, gender, or nationality requirements.

You must live in northern MN and northern Wisconsin. The counties as listed on the website under
on home page.


How does it work? For the daily living expenses and medical  program, a criteria grid is used based on 
NEEDS and not WANTS.  The secretary/coordinator fills out a form that board members vote on from
the application.(Names are not used as Circle of Hope values ones privacy and follows H.I.P.P.A. rules.)
Call and the application will be sent to your medical provider. We ask for recommendations. Call
218.464.1626 or e-mail peggy@circleofhopeduluth.org.


Why do some clients need help? 

Some clients lack health insurance and weren't diagnosed under the MN or Wisconsin Sage program that
would of covered their treatments.  Others don't have jobs or they may be low paying jobs, may have really 
high co-pays, are between jobs,  and can't pay the minimum payments on their balance as they struggle day
to day to survive. We see patients who have had to spend down everything they own, been turned into 
collection,and have filed bankruptcy.
 
Circle of Hope gives clients HOPE, Faith, and Courage in their struggle with the 
disease from diagnosis through treatment.
 
Who are those patients who are suffering? 

1. Some breast cancer patients have chronic breast cancer needs, are suffering from the side effects of  
treatment that have left them disabled.They look into the  mirror and see the cancer battle scars. Some
can't even afford to have reconstruction. 
2. Other clients are struggling with metastatic (recurrent) breast cancer disease. 
3. Some have had to choose clinical trials that didn't work for them, and at the end of the day they may
of died from lack of quality health insurance. 
4. Others suffer from depression or even addiction from dealing with the diagnosis. 
5. Poverty knows no boundaries.These are not the patients participating in high cost fundraisers when
they should be getting the help they need. Some people may not know where their next meal will be 
coming from let alone how to pay for their treatments. 

 
What about fundraisers?

Circle of Hope may be able to guide you and help you with your fundraiser or tell you how to get
additional funds through a variety of resources (including financial) listed and not listed on their 
website. Circle of Hope may provide volunteers for your fundraiser, give donations for your 
fundraisers (if they have items available.) One on one help is available from the coordinator.  
The resources are based on 12 years of experience serving others in this arena. Be sure to 
check out the many Resources  tab on the website. Links are being added all the time.