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Additional Resources

The Wings Foundation volunteer case workers are committed to helping you locate additional resources that might be available to assist you during this time of hardship.

American Airlines Family Fund
https://www.aafamilyfund.org

 

We’re here to help.

The American Airlines Family Fund is a public, nonprofit charitable organization established to provide emergency assistance to American employees through one-time grants of up to $2,500. The Family Fund operates primarily through donations from employees.In times of disaster, the Family Fund may also provide funding to national or international organizations to support relief efforts in communities where our employees live and work.All active and retired employees of American Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiaries are eligible to apply for a grant.

 

Social Security
https://www.ssa.gov/

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly financial and insurance assistance for individuals with disabilities.

Eligibility: A child under age eighteen with a physical or mental condition that can result in severe functional limitations. SSI provides Medicaid coverage and monthly cas assistance to eligible individuals. Eligibility is base on citizenship status, financial status, and disability. An online screening tool can be downloaded from the Internet

 

1-800-772-1213

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
http://www.pparx.org

 

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

More than 2,500 medicines

• 475 patient assistance programs Get Help Now!

CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

What is the Partnership for Prescription Assistance?

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get  their medications free or nearly free.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you,  free of charge.  Remember, you will never be asked for money by a PPA Call Center representative, or on this Web site.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
https://www.cms.gov/

 

CMS covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

But coverage isn't our only goal. To achieve a high quality health care system, we also aim for better care at lower costs and improved health.

 

But we can't and we don't do it alone. We need your help to find the way forward to a better health care system for all Americans.

 

Learn more about how we can help each other so all Americans have access to coverage, better care, and improved health.

 

TOLL FREE: 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) OR (410-786-3000)

 

State Medical Assistance Office: 800-221-3943 OR 303-866-3513

 

Sense of Security
http://www.senseofsecurity.org/

 

Providing peace of mind ~ When you need it most.

We seek to provide a sense of security from financial hardship and enhance the quality of life for Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Sense of Security has served more than 1,100 Colorado families by providing more than $1.6 million towards housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, COBRA or insurance premiums and other basic living expenses over the last 15 years. Sense of Security has served grantees from 48 Colorado counties statewide - and counting!

 

Services

If you have explored and exhausted all available community and government financial resources and meet specific financial criteria, Sense of Security can fund the following expenses while you are in qualified treatments for breast cancer:

  • Mortgage or Rent

  • Medical insurance premiums

  • Transportation costs

  • Child Care

  • Utilities

  • Food/Groceries

Please read the application criteria and directions before applying. The Sense of Security application is abailable online, but you MUST have Acrobat Reader, a free software program.
 

If you cannot access the application online, please contact us at 303-669-3113 or eMail us at info@senseofsecurity.org with your full name and complete address.

 

Every applicant will be individually evaluated to determine the appropriate funding benefit. We promise personal service, respect for your particular needs, and a caring regard for your dignity in this time of difficulty.

We don not pay for medical costs related to breast cancer treatment or surgery.

ModestNeeds.org
https://www.modestneeds.org/index.asp

 

Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is a non-profit organization with a unique, threefold mission. Modest Needs exists:

  • To responsibly provide short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who (like many of us) are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness;

  • To lessen the burden of state and federal agencies charged with the care of the truly indigent by doing everything in our power to stop these at-risk households from slipping into the cycle of poverty, despite the burden posed by an unanticipated, emergency expense; and

  • To promote compassion and generosity on the part of individual persons living in the United States and Canada, the areas that we serve, by standing as a living testament to the power of human kindness to change lives, no matter how much (or how little) a person has to share.

The Kaiser Family Foundation
http://kff.org/about-us/

 

A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.

Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.  Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media,  the health policy community and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, KHN, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand the health reform law.

The modern day KFF was established in the early 1990’s with its current mission and operating style. It is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.

Hill-Burton Program
http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/

 

In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization.

In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay and to make their services available to all persons residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 150 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care.

Since 1980, more than $6 billion in uncompensated services have been provided to eligible patients through Hill-Burton.

 

Free Brochure:

http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/hillburton.pdf

 

The Hotline responds to approximately 19,000 calls annually.  It can be reached 24 hours-a-day, at 1-800-638-0742 or for Maryland residents 1-800-492-0359

Cancer Care (included AVON Care Program)
http://www.cancercare.org/

 

Counseling. Support Groups. Education. Financial Assistance.

A cancer diagnosis turns a person’s world upside down--emotionally, physically and financially. CancerCare® can help.

We provide telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of our services are free of charge.

Explore our website to learn more, and call us at 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Virginia Health Care Foundation
http://www.vhcf.org/

 

The Virginia Health Care Foundation makes a difference in the lives of countless Virginians every day.

A public/private partnership, VHCF helps uninsured Virginians and those who live in underserved communities receive medical, dental and mental health care. VHCF support helps free clinics, community health centers and others to expand both the types of care offered and the number of patients cared for each year.

In addition to grants, VHCF programs help make prescription medications available to those who can’t afford them. And VHCF outreach helps uninsured children receive medical and dental coverage.

 

Since 1992, VHCF’s partnerships and programs have:

  • Made more than 2.8 million patient visits possible;

  • Generated more than $2.2 billion in free medications for more than 276,000 individuals;

  • Enrolled 75,000 children in state-sponsored health insurance; and

  • Provided more than $10.7 million in grants to help establish or expand 68 dental safety net programs and projects.

Mesothelioma - What is Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer
 
https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma
 

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer that usually forms on the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen. The disease has no definitive cure, but advancements in conventional treatments along with emerging therapies are helping patients improve their survival.

 

Since 2006, Asbestos.com has served as an advocacy center that provides hope and delivers quality resources and information for patients and loved ones coping with mesothelioma. Our vision is a world where everyone with mesothelioma has free access to information, services and support to overcome this disease and live longer, healthier lives alongside their loved ones.