Eligibility for Financial Assistance

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund’s financial assistance for household expenses is provided on a temporary basis for families who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of their child’s cancer. All financial assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis based on the needs of the child and family.

Our focus is children and young adults, ages 0-22 years old, currently undergoing treatment or up to 6 months following treatment.

The child must be a permanent resident of one of the following:

  • North Florida – Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Madison, Nassau, Putnam St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, or Wakulla Counties
  • South Georgia – Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Glynn, Lanier, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, or Ware Counties
  • Northern NJ – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Passaic, or Union County
  • New York City – Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Queens

Get Help!

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund works in conjunction with hospital social workers to process applications for financial assistance.

In North Florida or South Georgia, please contact your social worker for an application for assistance.

In New York or New Jersey, please contact Sue Garbe at 201-788-0827 or email [email protected].