The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program
operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child-care. It
provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally-assisted meal program operating
in public and non-profit private schools and residential child-care institutions. It provides
nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to eligible children each school day.
Contact your child's school to see if you qualify and to obtain the necessary paperwork
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Find on the website below your district office and call your district office
for an intake appointment and documentation requirements on Mondays
thru Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Financial assistance, food stamps,
medical assistance, home energy assistance. (if you arrive at the DHS
office before 11 a.m., you are guaranteed to be seen that day....do NOT
go on Wednesdays!)
You can now apply online and save a trip to the office!
In addition to financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Food Assistance
Program which supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals
and families. D.H.S. determines eligibility for food assistance.
NOTE: A NEW program in 10 Michigan counties (the only county in this
area is WAYNE) helps people age 60 or older get a Bridge Card to help
pay for groceries! This new program called MiCAFE is offered by Elder
Law of Michigan and local senior and community centers. MiCAFE stands
for the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly.
Generally, eligibility for food assistance depends on the financial situation
of ALL members of the household group. All persons who live together
and purchase & prepare food together are considered to be members of
the same food assistance group.
D.H.S. EMERGENCY SERVICES OVERVIEW
The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program provides immediate help
to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or for
emergencies that threaten health and safety.Through a combination of
direct financial assistance and contracts with a network of non-profit
organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Community Action
Organizations, SER helps low-income households meet emergency needs
- Home Repairs (Furnace repair & replacement up to $4,000)
- Home Ownership Services (house payments, property taxes)
The SER program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households
who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when
unexpected emergency situations arise.The SER program is not an appropriate
solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. Only local D.H.S. experts
should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many variables.
Ask for details when turning in a completed application.
Wayne County Health Department--WIC PROGRAM
WIC is the abbreviation for the Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program. This is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate
pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5
who have a nutrition-related health problem. WIC offers coupons for nutritious foods
purchased at supermarkets.
Other free benefits include health screening, nutrition information, social service
referrals and breast-feed support services. Applicants must meet income guidelines
and be determined to have a nutritional and/or health risk to qualify for WIC. Contact
your local health department above for assistance.
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
Depending on your income, you may be eligible for assistance or scholarships.
click on "Paying for Child Care" to find out about state aid.
If your family income is at or below levels established by the Michigan Department
of Education,you may be eligible for help with child care costs. For example, a family
of three with an income of less than $23,880 may qualify for partial payment of child
care costs.Contact any local Department of Human Services office or your Great
Start Regional Child Care Resource Center for assistance in the application process.
For more details about the child development and care program, visit
To find a licensed or registered child care provider in your area, visit
Child Care Network
(A member of the Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) Association)
3941 Research Park Dr. Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(located in the same building as the Center for Independent Living)
Phone: 734- 975-1840
Monroe County Community Foundation Building
28 S. Macomb
Monroe, MI 48161
Lenawee County Human Services Building
1040 South Winter Suite 2020
Adrian, MI 49221
The Family Support Program helps low to moderate income families
and families experiencing homelessness or a life crises to get access
to quality child care through child care scholarships in order to maintain
employment status and reach higher education goals.
CHILD SUPPORT RESOURCES
Did you know The Friend of the Court in ALL of the Counties in the State
of Michigan have forgiveness and matching programs for state-owed child
support arrearages? If the custodial parent of the child(ren) received public
assistance, child support arrearages are typically owed to the State.The for-
giveness program will waive all of the State-owed arrearages and the matching
program will reduce the state-owed arrearage by the same amount of the payment
made to the custodial parent. (Any arrearages owed to the custodial parent are
the property of that parent and only that parent can agree to waive arrearages,
accept a lower amount or enforce payment). The forms can be found on any of
The Friend of the Court websites and do not require a fee or a hearing; just simply
fill them out and send them to The Friend of the Court in the County in which
you owe the child support arrearages for processing. State-owed child support
arrearages can be forgiven for a number of reasons such as prior incarceration,
medical debt, currently residing with the children or custodial parent, disability
and a variety of other reasons.
If you have a legal matter, please feel free to contact Legal Aid & Defender
Associationat 1-877-964-4700 to open a file.
Monroe Community College Emergency Relief Fund
The fund was created to help students with unexpected financial situations,
such as those from the COVID-19 pandemic.The DTE Foundation has a $1,500
grant to The Foundation at Monroe County Community College for MCCC’s
Emergency Relief Fund. The fund was created this spring to help students
with unexpected financial situations, such as those that may have resulted
from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scholarships from the Emergency Relief Fund – which range from $250 to $2,000-
have assisted students with technology needs, including new equipment, software
and internet services; tuition and fee assistance; transportation; childcare costs;
and more.These and other needs so they can remain in school and continue working
toward their goals.”
GENERAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Does The I.R.S. Owe You Money?
Website: www.irs.gov (click on the "Where's My Refund?" link)
The I.R.S. has $1.4 million that it is trying to give to Michigan residents!
The checks average $812.46 and couldn't be delivered by the Post Office
and were returned to the I.R.S. Have you moved since filing? You will need
your Social Security number, filing status and your expected refund amount.
Do You Have Unclaimed Property?
Phone: 517-636-5329 Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The state of Michigan is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed property
accounts; dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, stock certificates,
insurance policies and valuables left behind in safe deposit boxes. The
State will return these assets to their original owners or legal heirs when
rightfully claimed. There is also a link, "Missing Money" for those who
have lived in other states!
Are You Forgetting About A Pension?
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Are you one of the estimated 36,000 Americans who have money owed them
from pension programs? Nearly $197 million in unclaimed pension benefits
are waiting for their rightful owners. Just search by your name, state or
company on the above federal agency site that insures more than 29,000
pension plans in the event the employer files for bankruptcy or decides
to terminate the plan.
AARP Benefits QuickLINK
Find free assistance for yourself, your kids and grandchildren at the this website
that will connect you to other useful websites and enables you to download public
benefit applications for everything from energy assistance, Medicaid and Medicare
to children's health insurance and food assistance.
Top Class Actions Website
You could be a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of you and other
consumers. Hundreds of these lawsuits are won every year, which means you
could be due for a refund. To see if you are eligible for any claims visit the website
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent,
nonproﬁt 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance
and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their
families. FEEA also has a for-profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, which administers
childcare subsidy programs on behalf of a number of federal agencies.
USBG National Charity Foundation
2654 W Horizon Ridge Parkway
Suite B5 PMB 252
Henderson, NV 89052-2803
BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) is to assist
qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assis-
tance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
We’re partnering with Southern Smoke Foundation to distribute our direct
assistance funds. Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 crisis relief foundation
based out of Houston that exists to do just that. It was created by James Beard
Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Hospitality and Lindsey Brown
of Lindsey Brown Public Relations to raise funds for charitable purposes, principally
for support and assistance for those in the food and beverage community and their
suppliers during times of crisis. Southern Smoke has to date donated more than $1.6
million—both directly to people in need via the Emergency Relief Fund and to organi-
zations that represent the needs of people in our industry.
Another Road Another Rally
Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round
Another Rally is here to help. If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher,
sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role,
we’re here to lend a hand. We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers
who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Also offers scholarships!
First Responders Children’s Foundation
38 East 32nd Street Suite 602
New York, NY 10016
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both
children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring
significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances. First Responders
Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational
activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting
organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.
PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund
This fund will provide up to $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are
unable to work due to the COVID-19. The funding is intended to be emergency
aid for short-time immediate needs such as food and bills.
Disaster Relief Fund
The PBA Disaster Relief Fund is there to help beauty industry professionals
rebuild their lives following the devastation of natural disaster. 100% of funds
donated go directly to beauty industry professionals. Professionals do not need
to be a PBA member to apply or donate funds.
The Thin Blue Line of Michigan
P.O. Box 532133
Livonia, MI 48153
13938 Inkster Suite 400
Redford, MI 48239
Office Phone: 313-740-7678
Emergency Phone: 517-404-4805 (Legitimate Emergency Use Only)
The Thin Blue Line of Michigan is a non profit organization which exists
to provide assistance in the areas of financial, legal, benefit recovery,
counseling, funeral stipends, college stipends, medical costs, medical
equipment and other areas of hardship to the families of injured, ill, dis-
abled or deceased members of Public Safety. This includes active or retired
Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Corrections Officers,
EMT, EMS, Administrative Clerks, and more. The Thin Blue Line will assist
and support the families of injured, ill, or deceased Public Safety within the
State of Michigan. Whether active or honorably retired, officers and their
families are assured that The Thin Blue Line will aid them with financial,
emotional, physical, and medical needs that arise upon the occasion of an
officer's injury, illness, or death.
Stephen Siller TOWER TO TUNNEL FOUNDATION
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HOME PROGRAM
Launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those made
the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. The Foundation
will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free home to surviving spouses
with young children.The Foundation is committed to raising $250 million
to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families.
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects
your mobility? The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds
mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service
members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs
of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such as auto-
mated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to
accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters,
and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and
central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by
tablets.These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better,
more independent lives.
FALLEN FIRST RESPONDER HOME PROGRAM
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring
we never forget the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made and
continue to be made by our first responders in the line of duty. Through
the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay
off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer killed
in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s
mission to provide these families with the stability and security that they
so desperately need. By lifting this financial burden, promising their home
will be theirs forever, we hope to offer some relief when tragedy strikes.
Detroit Firemen's Fund Association
1301Third Suite 329
Detroit, MI 48226
The Detroit Firemen's Benevolent Fund is a 148 year old organization
dedicated to serving catastrophically injured Detroit Firefighters, families
of fallen firefighters, and our community. In addition to assisting families
who are struggling with the death or life-altering injury of a firefighter, we
help fund community events, block clean-ups, board-ups of vacant houses
and college scholarships to promote higher education.
City of Southfield Emergency Assistance & General Problems
Southfield residents experiencing particular types of financial
need may be helped through the Southfield Human Services
Department. An outreach caseworker can provide direct assistance
or make a referral to an appropriate agency where other assistance
may be received. Human Services caseworkers also make visits to
residents who are home-bound and/or experiencing special difficulties.
The case-workers can assist these residents in finding available resources
for solving personal and practical problems.
120 E. 23rd Floor 5
New York City, NY 10010
Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is a non-profit organization with a unique,
Modest Needs exists:
1. 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;
2. 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
3. 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.
Friends In Deed
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-484-HELP (5335))
Friends In Deed has been around for a while. For over 35 years,
we’ve worked to help our neighbors in need by filling in the cracks
of assistance offered by other organizations and nonprofits in the
community. In recent years, we expanded our focus. While we still
have two program areas that help stabilize families in crisis, we now
have a third program that focuses on building community to end poverty:
Our Direct Assistance Program helps families prevent utility shut
off, repair a car to get to work or medical appointments, obtain a
prescription or other one-time medical need and more.
Our Furniture Program helps families obtain basic-needs furniture,
including beds, kitchen tables and chairs, couches, etc.
Our Circles Program focuses on helping families to lift themselves
out of poverty.
Open to those in Washtenaw County!
Trinity Lutheran Church
Monroe, MI 48161
Trinity seeks to meet the needs of individuals in the area
of food, clothing, and medical expenses. Individuals may
apply for such assistance from Trinity's fund (Deinzer Fund.)
For more information or help applying, contact Cheryl
Everett. Open to those in Monroe County!
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-433-1011 or 800-852-9781
Financial Assistance for Parkinson's Medication
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can assist people
(financially qualified) with Parkinson's disease obtain
some relief for PD medication cost (only certain medi-
cations apply).Qualified individuals must be a Michigan
resident. We take into consideration not only annual
income but how much you pay out of pocket for medical
bills. Once you complete the application and meet all criteria,
your medications will be mailed directly to you.
In-Home Respite Financial Assistance
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with
Parkinson's disease financial assistance for in-home respite
care. The family member must have physician diagnosed
Parkinson’s disease and be referred to the MPF by a health
Out of the Home Respite Financial Assistance
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with
Parkinson's disease financial assistance of up to $400
per year at a respite care center of their choice. People
applying for this program must have Parkinson's disease,
be a resident of Michigan and attend a respite care program
Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10C-16
Rockville, MD 20857
You are eligible to apply for Hill-Burton free care
if your income is at or below the current Federal
Poverty Guidelines. You may be eligible for Hill-
Burton reduced-cost care if your income is as
much as two times (triple for nursing home care)
the HHS Poverty Guidelines.
Facilities may require you to provide documentation
that verifies your eligibility, such as proof of income.
Care at Hill-Burton obligated facilities is not automatically
free or reduced-cost. You must apply at the admissions or
business office at an obligated facility and be found eligible
to receive free or reduced-cost care. You may apply before
or after you receive care — you may even apply after a bill
has been sent to a collection agency.
Only facility costs are covered, not your private doctors' bills.
Some facilities may use different eligibility standards
and procedures.They are identified on the Hill-Burton
list of obligated facilities as PFCA, CFCA, UACA and
515. Their programs may be called either a free care,
charity care, discounted services, indigent care, etc.
Hill-Burton facilities must post a sign in their admissions
and business offices and emergency room that notifies
the public that free and reduced-cost care is available.
When you apply for Hill-Burton care, the obligated facility
must provide you with a written statement that tells you
what free or reduced-cost care services you will get or
why you have been denied.
Yatoomas Foundation For The Kids
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 888-987-KIDS (5437)
Non-Profit dedicated to providing guidance, stability,
and financial assistance to families with children who
have suddenly lost one or both parents.Some of the
services offered are financial assistance & budgeting
assistance, household maintenance & repair, car main-
tenance & repair, support groups & grief assistance,
scholarships & tutorial services, vocational training &
job placement, legal & accounting assistance.
Michigan Loan Funds
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
4970 Northwind Suite 102
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 800-828-2714 / 517-203-1200
What can I purchase with my assistive technology loan?
You can purchase any item, piece of equipment, or device that
will permit you to improve your independence and quality of life.
Examples include: wheelchairs, scooters, hearing aids, vision
aids, vehicle modifications, home modifications (e.g. ramps,
widened doorways, roll-in showers), and much more.
World Medical Relief, Inc.
21725 Melrose Ave.
Southfield, MI 48075
Since the early 1990's, WMR has offered a durable medical
equipment program, basic medical supply service and low-
cost adult briefs and underpads. People of all ages who have
neither insurance nor financial means are able to receive this
assistance. Currently we assist low-income persons 18 years
of age and older and are un-insured or under-insured to receive
prescription medication at a low cost.
No insurance? Need assistance with home health care equipment?
WMR can help by providing items such as a hospital bed, wheelchair,
walker, commode, to name a few. A referral and a one-time handling
fee are required.
Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
At Hebrew Free Loan, we offer interest-free loans
to Jewish individuals in the state of Michigan to
fulfill a variety of financial needs. So, whether you’re
struggling to pay your bills, looking for the funds to
start your own business, or need help paying for your
education, Hebrew Free Loan can help.
Jewish Assistance Network
Whether it’s career counseling, an interest-free loan,
hospice services or any other need, the Jewish Assis-
tance Network (JAN) can help. JAN provides a single
point of contact for direct access to a coordinated
network of community organizations that provide
an array of important services.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Alana's Foundation works year-round to provide influenza
education and awareness with a focus on providing convenient
and affordable flu vaccination options for all including school
students, colleges & universities, medical clinics providing free
medical care and other community outreach locations. In addition,
since there is no possible way to predict how any one family will
handle the loss of a child, we want to make sure that a family does
not have to face it alone. To that end, we serve as a local resource
for family support that may include references for grief counseling,
short term financial support or assistance in fulfilling basic day to
RESOURCES WE PROVIDE:
- Convenient and Affordable Flu Vaccination Opportunities
- Influenza awareness Presentations
- Vaccine Assistance Grants
- Financial support or referrals for:
- Grief Counseling/support groups
- Family and individual therapy
- Financial support or referrals for:
- Household maintenance and repair services
- Car maintenance and repair
- Grocery delivery and/or food preparation
- Connect with other families who have experienced similar loss
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
Crossroads Employment Offices
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48215
Crossroads at Salem
Detroit, MI 48236
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with
two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads
exists to support the community at large by providing
emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to
anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other
agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations
in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form
of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate
needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the
likelihood of future problems.
Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
Medical Services Administration
CSHCS Plan Division
PO Box 30479
Lansing, MI 48909-7979
CSHCS is a program for children and some adults
with special health care needs and their families.
Children must have a qualifying medical condition
and be 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain
blood clotting disorders also may qualify for services.
CSHCS covers more than 2,000 diagnoses.They work
with you for paying specialty medical bills, coordinating
services from multiple providers, learning about specialty
providers like doctors, hospitals and clinics, coordinating
health insurance benefits, and covering co-pays or deductibles.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society--Michigan Branch
(Onyx Office Bldg.)
29777 Telegraph Suite 1651
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-351-2191 OR 800-344-4867
Chapter MEMBERS can access transportation to medical
appointments only, respite care, short-term counseling,
medical equipment, home & auto modifications, window
air-conditioners, emergency supplies. Based on financial
need and sliding scale.
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
6555 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
25900 Greenfield #405
Oak Park, MI 48237
Crisis assistance for housing, utilities, basic needs
and developing self-sufficiency plans.
No interest college loans (248-559-5000) and
Child Day Care Scholarships (248-661-1000)
Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Inc.
Rochester, MI 48307
Provides services to Oakland County residents who live
in Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp.,Leonard and Auburn Hills.
Assists individuals and families with financial concerns such
as preventing evictions, keeping utilities operational, assistance
for medical emergencies, etc.
The Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Are you a patient struggling to afford the cost of medical
treatments? When health insurance is not enough, we’re
here to help — with co-pays, premiums, deductibles and
out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, supplements, surgeries
and more. We offer financial assistance through a number
of Disease Funds, with new funds opening every year, so
you can get the care you need. Check their listings to see
if your disease is covered!
Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)
805 15th Street N.W. Suite 500
Washington D.C. 20005
The PAN Foundation offers nearly 70 disease-specific assistance
programs to help patients pay for their out-of-pocket costs, such
as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses and
health insurance premiums. Click on the names of the funds below
to see which funds are currently accepting applications, what type
of assistance is available and whether you are eligible for a grant
based on your type of health insurance coverage and household
Patient Services Incorporated
P.O. Box 5930
Midlothian, VA 23112
The founder of PSI shaped the very first non-profit patient
assistance model in 1989 and knows the pain firsthand of
watching a loved one fight-and-lose their battle against
chronic illness; he knows, too, the crippling financial burden
often carried by those left behind. Since our inception in 1989,
Patient Services has been a pioneer leading the charge to find
solutions to the challenges that face the chronically ill in the
United States. We provide financial support and guidance for
qualified patients with specific, rare chronic diseases.Through
PSI assistance programs patients and their families rediscover
hope and health.
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan strives to improve
the quality of life for all people affected by hemophilia, von
Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related
complications. Offers a WIDE variety of programs!
Please see the website!
Emergency Financial Assistance Program
HFM’s Outreach and Community Education Manager
will work in conjunction with you and your Treatment
Center Social Worker or other health care provider to
understand your unique needs and see if you meet the
criteria for our financial assistance program.
In order to qualify for the program:
You, or a family member living in your household, must
have a hereditary bleeding disorder. You must not have
received financial assistance from HFM in the past twelve
months.The financial assistance program supports temp-
orary financial emergency situations such as (but not limited
to) eviction and utility shut off. Each situation is evaluated on
a case-by-case basis. Availability of the program is subject to
the status of the financial assistance program fund.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems.
Vaccines, like any medicines, can cause side effects, but
most are very rare and very mild. Some health problems
that follow vaccinations are not caused by vaccines. In
very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem,
such as a severe allergic reaction. In these instances, the
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may
provide financial compensation to individuals who file a petition
and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine.
Even in cases in which such a finding is not made, petitioners
may receive compensation through a settlement.
The information on this website is intended to assist readers
in making educated decisions about vaccination and is not
intended to advise for or against the use of vaccines. In support
of informed decision-making, NVIC encourages everyone to
research and become fully informed about the complications of
infectious diseases and complications of vaccines and consult
one or more trusted health care professionals before making a
decision about vaccination.
Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance
MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal
or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances.
Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insur-
ance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy,
addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.
Applicants must be able to document employment history in one
of the following areas:
- A minimum of five years employment in the music industry
- Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)
When financial assistance is provided by MusiCares, it is charitable
in nature and therefore, before seeking such assistance, applicants
are required to investigate all other possible sources of aid. All
approved assistance is paid directly to a creditor/third party. At
its sole discretion, MusiCares reserves the right to deny or approve
MusiCares West Region
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-392-3777 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-800-687-4227
MusiCares South Region
1904 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-327-0050 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-626-2748
MusiCares East Region
104 West 40th St., Suite 400
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-245-7840 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-303-6962
LIMBS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
9604 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization
dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for
individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising aware-
ness of the challenges facing amputees. Limbs for Life Foundation
steps in to provide a financial bridge between amputees and the
quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.
The Good Shepherd Coalition
196 North Rose Room 31
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
GSC is a small group of people educated in human services,
social work, and advocacy who have the complex training,
resources and know how to freely work with all agencies
to best assist the needs of individuals and families at risk.
Our staff takes hundreds of calls weekly. Most of which come
from households with on average 2 children under the age of
10 years.These calls are for food, pending utility disconnects,
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
PO Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
Phone: 1 855-MY-UHCCF / 1 855-698-4223
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Is My Child Eligible?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant
1. Child must be 16 years of age or younger at the time of application.
2. Child must have a Social Security Number issued by the Social
TIN numbers are not accepted
3. Family must not exceed maximum eligible family income
as documented on IRS Tax Form 1040.
- $50,000 or less for a family of 2
- $75,000 or less for a family of 3
- $100,000 or less for a family of 4
- $125,000 or less for a family of 5 or more
Primary coverage for the child must be by a commercial
health plan, either through an employer or individually
purchased. Secondary insurance through Medicaid or
CHIP is permissible. Child is under the care of a licensed
medical professional and family is applying for treatments/
equipment/services prescribed by a Medical Doctor (M.D.),
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Audiology
(Au.D.) for hearing conditions.
Are My Child’s Medical Expenses Eligible?
1. Medical Services, Treatments and/or Therapies MUST be
administered by a licensed medical professional.
2. Services or Treatments MUST be provided no more than
60 days prior to the date of your complete application.
3. Medical Services and/or Purchased Equipment MUST be
administered or purchased in the United States (excludes
U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other United States Territories)
Good Days (formerly Chronic Disease Fund)
2611 Internet Blvd. Suite 105
Frisco, TX 75034
Good Days is here to help: helping overcome the burden
of treatment costs, connecting you to a community that
cares. We not only make life-saving and life-extending
treatments affordable, we act as your advocate, helping
you navigate the system and guiding you to additional
support through foundations and other organizations
dedicated to those with specific, life-altering conditions.
We cover what insurance won't- the co-pays for treatments
that can extend life and alleviate suffering. Our ability to pay
for the otherwise unaffordable co-insurance means these
extraordinary medicines- some of the most sophisticated
treatments in healthcare, the result of years of research-
can fulfill the promise for which they were developed.
Transportation costs can be a significant barrier to treatment
access.The Good Days Travel Assistance program pays for
travel costs to ensure patients have access to the care they
need. Our dedicated, specially-trained team of Care Navigators
make all travel arrangements and stay in constant contact with
the patient, physician and case manager throughout the course
of the patient’s treatment. Travel assistance may include trans-
portation by car or a variety of public transit options including
Uber Health and Lyft for Healthcare. If a patient’s treatment requires
an overnight stay, Good Days Care navigators will arrange flights,
car rentals, and lodging as needed. By coordinating travel from start
to finish, the Travel Assistance program ensures patients can easily
adhere to important medical appointments.
Patients fighting chronic or life-altering diseases are often forced
into financially demanding situations. At Good Days, we have a
Premium Assistance Program for individuals who need help paying
their monthly medical insurance premiums. Although understanding
the ever-changing healthcare system may be a challenge, our expert
team of Care Navigators annually guide patients through the process
of researching plan options and completing enrollment so that appro-
priate coverage may be selected. In cases where the member already
has insurance coverage and only needs help with their monthly premium
costs, Good Days will make payments to continue that coverage. Premium
Assistance may also cover plans for the patient’s family where applicable.
By guiding patients or caregivers through the enrollment process and
providing access to medical insurance coverage, the Premium Assistance
program provides families financial relief.
Diagnostic Testing Assistance
Many insurance plans do not cover diagnostic testing, which could be key
in obtaining a proper diagnosis and/or appropriate treatment plan. for this
reason we offer financial assistance to cover the cost of diagnostic testing.
MI Choice Waiver Program
MI Choice is a home and community-based program. Eligible
adults must meet financial requirements and are approved
medically-appropriate for nursing home care to be a MI Choice
participant. This program allows the individual to access services
in the community along with receiving support in their own home
or other residential setting. Each participant can obtain basic
Medicaid-covered services and must receive one or more MI
Choice Waiver Services.The program includes pre-screening,
assessments, case management, direct purchase of services
and re-assessment contacts.
MI Choice Waiver is a state-wide program funded by the Michigan
Department of Community Health (MDCH). The Senior Alliance--
agent for the 34 communities of western and southern Wayne County.
Also The Information Center at 734-282-7171.
1. Frail adults 65 years of age or older.
2. Persons who are physically-disabled age 18 or older.
Medical status must meet the Michigan Medicaid nursing
facility level of care determination criteria.
The income limit is 300% of Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) allotment set by the federal government each year.
Persons currently receiving SSI benefits OR Medicaid services
meet the program financial criteria if:
Participants individual income up to $1,869 per month for 2007.
If the client has a spouse, the spouse's income is not computed
in the qualifying amount.
Allowable assets for an individual client are limited to $2,000.
If the client has a spouse living in the community, the Federal
Protected Spousal Asset guidelines are utilized. Currently the
Protected Spousal Asset is one-half of the couple's countable
assets--no less than $19,920 and not to exceed $99,600.
In addition to the other requirements, participants must need
at least one MI Choice Waiver service on an ongoing basis.
These services include:
Adult Day Services, Chore Services, Counseling, Environmental
Modifications, Home-delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Inde-
pendent Living Skills Training, In-home Respite Care, Medical Equip-
ment and Supplies, Out-of-Home Respite Care, Personal Care Waiver,
Personal Emergency Response System, Transportation.
How to Apply:
Call the Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830 and ask to speak
to an INTAKE WORKER for the MI Choice Waiver Program.
OR call The Information Center at 734-282-7070 and ask
for their INTAKE WORKER.
The Information Center
20500 Eureka #110
Taylor, MI 48180
NOTE: This agency has a "SPECIAL NEEDS FUND" that helps
with a variety of chores and home repairs (depending on funding
for individual cities)
State Disability Assistance
A needy person who is disabled and who does not have dependent
children may be eligible for this cash assistance program. In addition,
you must be unable to work for at least 90 days, as certified by an DHS
Medical Social Work consultant OR receiving SSI, Social Security or
Medicaid based on a disability or blindness, OR receiving special
education services OR receiving services from the Michigan Rehab-
ilitation Service OR diagnosed as having AIDS OR living in an adult
foster care home, a home for the aged, a county infirmary, or a substance
abuse treatment center OR receiving substance abuse services for 30
days after leaving a residential treatment center OR taking care of a
disabled person who lives with you. Contact your local Department
of Human Services agency to apply.
New Online Services will be available with a My Social Security account
access to a personalized Social Security Earnings Statement that was
previously mailed out yearly. They may also get their benefit verification
letter instantly and check their benefits and payment information and
earnings record.They no longer need a password to change their address,
phone number or direct deposit once they created an online My Social
Social Security SURVIVORS Benefits
Phone: 800-772-1213 OR TTY 800-325-0778
Social Security Survivors Benefits can be paid to: a widow/widower--full
benefits at full retirement age or reduced benefits as early as age 60/ a
disabled widow or widower as early as age 50/ a widow or widower at any
age if he or she takes care of the deceased's child who is under 16 or disabled
/and receiving S.S. benefits/ unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if
they are attending high school full-time....under certain circumstances, benefits
can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children/ children at any
age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled/dependent parents
age 62 or older.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
See contact information above!
SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. If you
receive these benefits, you automatically are eligible to receive Medicaid and
may also be eligible for the Bridge Card (food stamps). If you are a U.S.citizen
or a legal resident, have limited income and assets and if you are 65 or older,
disabled, blind or have low-vision, you may get SSI benefits depending on what
you own and how much income you have. Generally a person is eligible if their
liquid assets are less than $2,000 or $3,000 or less for a couple.
Social Security Administrations PROJECT HOPE
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Wayne Metro's PROJECT HOPE (Homeless Outreach Program Evaluation)
grant is one of only thirty-four demonstration projects in the nation to
be funded by the Social Security Administration.The program is designed
to assist chronically homeless individuals gain access to Social Security
benefits and may expedite the SSA process for those eligible for Project
HOPE services. A Project HOPE case manager works with multiple agencies
to provide outreach, supportive services, transportation, shelter and housing
to Project HOPE participants.