Welcome To LINC
LINC is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping cancer patients, survivors, and their families with the business side of cancer. Serving the Central Virginia community, LINC provides information, education and referral services for legal, financial, and community resources to individuals confronted with the overwhelming issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Imagine that you are diagnosed with cancer and as you go to your treatments you haven’t the strength to work anymore. Your personal income is greatly reduced as a result and your wife and young children suffer with you emotionally and financially. Soon the bills pile up, you get behind on the rent, and amid the chaos you are told that you will be evicted from your home because you’ve fallen behind on rent. No job, no financial stability and soon no home. The reality of your situation would not only be staggering but devastating, this blow could be your undoing. But it doesn’t have to be.
This is what happened to the Baker* family who recently called LINC because their landlord had started the process of evicting them from their home. Mr. Baker was no longer able to work and the family had fallen behind on their rent even as they were struggling to support their young children. A LINC volunteer attorney met with the Bakers and advised them of their rights and the best way to deal with the landlord. LINC also worked with a local foundation that provided the family with a grant to help them with the rent. Because the Baker family reached out to LINC, they were able to continue living in their home and they now have the reassurance and security of a home that will not be taken away from them. The family can now proceed with far more peace of mind.
*The names have been changed to protect the anonymity of the family.
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RCAT: Medical Legal Partnership
What is an MLP and how is LINC involved?
The Richmond Cancer Advocacy Team (RCAT) is a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) formed with LINC, the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS), and the Massey Cancer Center. Their mission: to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of vulnerable individuals and families diagnosed with cancer by integrating legal services into the medical setting at VCU Massey Cancer Center. RCAT will address social determinants of health and seek to eliminate barriers to healthcare in order to help cancer patients meet their basic needs. Click here to read more….