Breast cancer affects individuals regardless of their income or insurance coverage. Gateway to Hope provides assistance in three ways:


Insurance Premium Program (IPP)

The IPP is a privately funded program that pays for health insurance premiums for Missouri and Illinois residents undergoing breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. Covered health plans include Private Insurance, Employer Insurance, Marketplace, COBRA and Medicare coverage.

Thelma’s Gift and Gail’s Legacy Funds

These funds help patients with financial stresses caused by the inability to earn income during breast cancer treatment. The funds are utilized to assist with rent or mortgage payments, gas cards to get to and from treatment, utilities, and compression garments.

Community Resources

Our program staff can identify and make recommendations for resources available in the community for patients who do not meet the criteria for assistance from Gateway to Hope.