Emergency Relief Services

Often women coping with cancer fight cancer physically and financially.  Lydia provides financial assistance with past due utilitlies, prescription costs, needed medical supplies, and for women facing eviction.    This service was implemented with seed funding from the CSRA Women in Philanthropy.  Lydia assists men and women living in the CSRA Counties with transport to cancer treatment.

To be eligible for funding CSRA individuals must reside in Georgia's Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties; and South Carolina's Aiken and Edgefield Counties.  Individuals must also be currently receiving cancer treatment, evidenced by their physician's completed and faxed Lydia's Emergency Relief Referral Form.

Women referred for Emergency Relief funding also receive a handmade tote filled with encouraging items and monthly correspondence if the recipient chooses to request ongoing support.

To Apply for Funds

Physicians can complete and sign an

Emergency Relief Services Referral Form

and fax completed form to 706.736.5142.  A staff member will promptly follow up on the request.   Individuals or physicians with questions please e-mail contactus@thelydiaproject.org or call 706.736.5467.