Legal Information Network For Cancer

Rating: 4.94 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Cancer

Location: PO Box 73281 Richmond VA 23235 USA

Mission: LINC eases the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources.
Geographic areas served: Greater Richmond Area and Central Virginia
Programs: LINC provides assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources. This support enables cancer patients to sustain themselves and their families by dealing with the non-medical issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment. Support is individual and provided with care, compassion and respect. Legal and financial counseling are provided at no charge to approximately 90% of LINC's clients (there is a sliding fee schedule for those with ability to pay); social services are provided at no charge.In addition, LINC provides educational opportunities for cancer patients. Education helps our experts reach more people and enables individuals to be more effective advocates on their own behalf.
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EIN 54-1817025
(804) 562-0371
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Rating: 5 stars  

LINC provides much needed financial and legal services, at no cost, to those battling cancer. This is an important and unique mission, specifically benefiting individuals in Central Virginia. LINC's work would not be possible without the efforts of the incredibly dedicated and enthusastic staff and volunteers helping to further LINC's mission. It has been my pleasure working with these individuals.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

LINC is an unique organization that provides legal and financial services for cancer patients. Cancer patients have many challenges and LINC provides resources to support them with the non- medical questions and challenges. The wonderful services of the LINC staff and the volunteer attorneys and financial planners assist patients with services such as estate planning and custody issues to allow the patient to focus on beating cancer.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization helping cancer patients deal with challenging legal and financial issues - allows them to lift this heavy burden and focus on getting well.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

LINC is the only service of it's kind in Central Virginia for helping cancer patients and their families with legal and financial issues. Their management team is top-notch. Very worthwhile organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is an amazing organization with a unique mission. The overall goal is to connect cancer patients with legal and financial advisors who can deal with the non-medical side of cancer for the patient while the patient focuses their strength and energy on recovering and/or enjoying their last few days. LINC recently launched a medical/legal partnership ("MLP") with the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the local legal aid providers where LINC's legal and financial services are being incorporated into the everyday standard of care for their patients, meaning that not only do their patients receive the medical care they need, they also receive immediate assistance in getting their legal and financial affairs in order. I would encourage anyone interested in learning more about LINC's mission to get involved by contacting the Executive Director, Denise Kranich.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

LINC is relatively unique in its ability to provide legal, financial, and community referrals to cancer patients and their families. LINC has a volunteer network of over 150 attorneys and financial planners who provide important non-medical services to these brave individuals on a pro bono or low cost basis. I have been actively involved with LINC for a little more than one year -- it is one of the proudest things that I do. I was sensitized to LINC's mission by my daughter's recent journey through 14 months of chemotherapy. The success stories of clients who have avoided bankruptcy, executed wills and estate planning documents, resolved employment issues, etc. are truly moving. LINC provides hope, compassion, and empathy for many who often have nowhere else to turn -- LINC takes pride in having worked for 17 years to "link" cancer patients who need (or can't afford) help with a circle of professionals who can provide it.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been involved with LINC since its earliest years and have seen the numbers of clients served grow tremendously as the need for help has grown. LINC staff go out of their way to help regardless of where the caller is from and what the need might be. The numbers of volunteer attorneys and financial professionals who selflessly donate their time have grown as well. As a cancer patient and survivor myself, I know how important it is to have support from others, and how important it is to get answers to questions quickly or to have issues resolved quickly. For many of LINC'S clients, time is critical. LINC's staff and volunteers go out of their way to make sure their client's needs are met. It is a great organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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