Welcome To LINC
LINC is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping people with the business side of cancer. Serving the Central Virginia community, LINC provides information, education and referral services for legal and financial assistance to individuals confronted with the overwhelming issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
May Newsletter Now Available
Our May Newsletter has arrived! Click here to read it and learn about all the great things LINC has been doing.
LINC’s Annual Spring Awards Luncheon was a great success and held at the beautiful Virginia Historical Society on May 17th. Tonya Mallory of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Nina Whittleton of Classic Party Rentals, Ashley Payne of the Law Firm of Ashley Payne, and Thompson McMullan were among those that were honored. Click here to see pictures.
“LINC’s luncheon was featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch. To see the article click here.”
Who started LINC?
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating for any person. It upsets your life and can even threaten it; it changes your body and your well-being, it affects friends, family, and work, it is overwhelming, exhausting, infuriating, painful, and at times heart wrenching. What is truly a testament to the human strength and the ability to overcome is when a cancer patient turns their experience into something positive. This was just the case with cancer survivor and attorney, Phyllis Katz when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991. At the time she was working as head of the State Agency when other managers and employees began seeking her out and asking advice on how to handle their staff that was undergoing cancer treatment and dealing with legal issues that had arisen as a result of their treatment.
Joley Eason is one of those rare volunteers every nonprofit hopes to have. She has consistently gone above and beyond by providing services to cancer patients last minute, making house calls, and volunteering to help clients on the weekends.
In a recent interview Eason said, “I feel that God has blessed me in so many ways, and working with LINC is an opportunity to use His gifts to help others in need. My grandfather, who was a preacher, mentor and friend, always told me to ‘keep my priorities straight,’ and working with LINC helps me achieve that personal goal.”
Assisting with Attempted Forcible Eviction
Debbie* contacted LINC after her landlord filed an unlawful detainer to evict. As a cancer patient, Debbie’s finances have been strained and she has struggled to keep up with her bills. LINC was able to connect her with an attorney who assisted her pro bono. The attorney was able to attend court on her behalf and have the suit dismissed, preventing Debbie’s forcible eviction. In addition, the attorney was able to make arrangements with the landlord to forgive the debt and provide some time for Debbie to find a more affordable place to live.
For assistance with your cancer related, non-medical needs please do not hesitate to contact LINC.
*The names of the LINC clients has been changed to protect their identity and privacy.
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….