Carolyn was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her diagnosis was so crushing that she didn’t believe she would beat it. After walking into her freshly cleaned home, she felt a rush of confidence and some normalcy and control back in her life. “A clean home gave me the boost I needed,” she said. “For the first time, I actually believed I would beat cancer.”
It’s difficult keeping a home clean under any circumstances, but when cancer hits a household, the burden can be overwhelming. That’s when Cleaning For A Reason steps in, partnering with more than 1,200 maid services to provide free house cleaning to women, 19 years or older, battling any type of cancer. Due to demand, patients are eligible to receive just one round of services through our program. Please note that our cleaning companies volunteer their services and are not compensated in any way.
When matched with a cleaning company, a patient receives a total of two free house cleanings, that is one general cleaning a month for up to two months. Please note that this is not a guaranteed service. We may not have a cleaning company in a patient’s area or if we do, the company may be at capacity with the number of patients that they are already helping.
If there’s an opening when applying, the patient will be asked to have her Dr. fax in a note stating that she is undergoing cancer treatment. Upon receipt of that note, the patient will be contacted by a maid service to schedule her two house cleanings.
If we do not have availability at the time of application, we may still contact a patient about an opening at a later date. We do sign up new cleaning companies each month and those at capacity, do open up as well.