California -Financial Relief for Family Caregivers
Cancer Care -
provides local financial assistance to help people with all
cancers in California. Financial help is available for
transportation, pain medications, home care, and child care. For
more information visit Cancer Care website at www.cancercare.org
or call toll-free at 800-813-HOPE.
The Jeffery Katz Bone
Marrow Transplant Fund For Children - provides financial aid
for children transplanted at southern California transplant
centers. Contact them at 4560 Foundation Fountain Avenue, Los
Angeles CA 90029, 213-666-6400, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or at their web address at http://katzfund.org.
AIDS Drug Assistance
Program (ADAP) - The program provides financial assistance
to persons with HIV positive persons by providing vouchers for
up to 43 prescribed drugs. Call for appointment. Contact them at
AIDS Emergency Fund
- offers various forms of financial assistance such as special
medical equipment, supplies for home care, medical premiums and
prescriptions, rental assistance, utility and phone bill
assistance for AIDS patients who meet eligibility. Contact them
Alameda County Social
Services Agency - provides financial assistance and social
services for low-income children and their families. Contact
them at 510-596-0110 or 510-639-1000.
Altadena Family Center
- offers food and financial services only to people involved
with the programs that the center provides. Services include
counseling, financial assistance, food, information and
referral. Call them at 626-791-0508.
Angel Fund - Union
Labor Health Foundation - provides financial assistance for
health care needs including clothing and medical-related travel
expenses for low income individuals. Application can be obtained
from a counselor or health care provider and submitted to
receive services. Call them at 707-442-2993.
Arcadia Welfare and
Thrift Shop - provides financial assistance for low-income
people in Arcadia. Services include utility bill assistance,
prescription assistance, and rent assistance in very special
circumstances. Contact them at 626-447-6864.
for Self - Sufficiency (BOSS) - provides financial
assistance and various social health services to children and
adults with severe and multiple disabilities, mental
disabilities, physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and chronic
health conditions. Call 510-649-1930 for more information.
Services/California Department of Health Services - a state
program that financially assists low-income families that have
children with serious medical conditions. Establishes program
eligibility, authorizes treatment and provides funding for
diagnostic and treatment services for children and young adults
from birth to age 21 who have disabling illness or injuries, are
California residents, and whose families are unable to provide
for such services. Services are provided by a network of medical
professionals at clinics and hospitals throughout California.
For more information call 916-653-8050.
The Center for
Handicapped Children & Teenagers - financial and medical
assistance to qualified children and teens with physical
disabilities or birth defects for center's diagnostic care
services. Special education evaluations and referrals for
education testing available.
For more information, call
Association for Support Services (CLASS) - serves emotional,
educational, and financial needs of families coping with
childhood liver disease and transplantation. Offers telephone
help line, financial aid for families, and parent matching
program to link families for friendship, information, and mutual
support. Call 805-255-0353 or 877-679-8256 for more information.
Christian Action Life
Line - helps those in need with emergency aid including
food, financial assistance (rental assistance, gas vouchers, bus
tickets) and medical equipment loans (canes, walkers,
wheelchairs). Contact them at 650-342-2255.
David Weiner Memorial
Free Loan Society of the Valley, Inc. - offers interest-free
loans and emergency assistance services such as food, clothing,
and cash service for people in need. Inquire by mail: PO Box
4532, Valley Village, CA 91617.
The Desi Geestman
Foundation - provides financial and spiritual support to
children with illness and their families at the City of Hope
National Medical Center. Offers financial support for bills,
travel, phone card, gas card, clothing, food, gift, and lodging.
Call 818-242-1729 or 888-29-4DESI for more information.
Foundation - Lifetime Assistance Program - provides
evaluation, recommendations and assistance concerning the
handicapped individual's total life situation, including
housing, education, training, employment, social and
recreational activities, personal and financial needs. Call
Far Northern Regional
Center (FNRC) - provides fixed point referral, case
management, health services and rehabilitation (through infant
development program) to children and adults who have
developmental disabilities and their families. Support services
and respite are available to clients' families. Medical, legal
and financial assistance sometimes available depending on
individual case. No costs for most services. Provides services
to people residing in northern California who are residents of
the following counties: Butte, Modoc, Siskiyou, Glenn, Plumas,
Tehama, Lassen, Shasta or Trinity. Call 530-895-1501.
Association - San Francisco - offers a free "loan closet" of
used medical equipment. Provides financial assistance toward
purchase and repair of mobility equipment, for children with one
of 40+ different neurological diseases. Serves the Northern CA
area from Ukiah to Menlo Park. Call 415-673-7500.
Foundation of Northern California - offers emergency
financial assistance and information service to needy families.
Call them at 650-349-3812.
Foundation of Southern California - offers support services
for patients include one time only grants for food, medication,
utilities, disease/disability information, health care
referrals, organ donor cards, medical expense assistance,
temporary financial aid, and transportation. Summer camp program
for youth is also available. Call for more information at
Native Daughters of the
Golden West - Children's Foundation - financial assistance
to children from birth to 18 years old who need medical care and
are not eligible for any other assistance. Call 415-563-9091 for
Proxy Parent Services
Foundation - provides financial support to continue
parental-type care for mentally ill children and adults. Call
San Francisco Department
of Public Health - Children's Medical Services - provides
financial assistance for medical care and testing for low-income
children with serious medical problems. Call 415-554-9952 for
South Central Los Angeles
Regional Center - Adams Family Resource Center - provides
financial assistance, case management, respite, counseling, and
information and referral to help find and access the available
services to individuals with developmental disabilities and
their families. Call for information 323-730-2279.
South Central Los Angeles
Regional Center - Gardena - provides financial assistance,
case management, respite, counseling, and information and
referral to help find and access the available services to
individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Accepts Medi-Cal. Fees are sliding scale. Most services are
free. Call 310-366-6551 or 310-366-6552.
Health Insurance Premium
Payment Program (HPP) - offers individuals eligible for Medi-Cal
that are seriously ill and have high cost medical bills and have
private health coverage State Medi-Cal Program which pays for
your health insurance premium. Call 800-952-5294 for more