YouCaring - YouCaring is a free fundraising
website created for individuals wanting to raise funds for medical expenses,
memorials and funerals, tuition assistance, adoption fundraising, funding for
mission trips and helping another in need. It provides a simple and organized
way to implement your fundraiser ideas and help achieve, or exceed your
Benefits For Children With Disabilities - This
booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger
than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
Child Disability Starter Kit - Contains a fact
sheet and Q&A section, check list of documents and information you'll need
for the disability interview, and a worksheet that can help you to prepare for
the disability interview or complete the Child Disability Report on the
Internet. It lists the information that we will ask you about your child and
provides space to write down this information.
Listing of Impairments - Childhood - The
following sections provide medical criteria for the evaluation of impairments
of children under age 18 (where criteria in Part A - Adult listings do not give
appropriate consideration to the particular disease process in
Child Disability Report - You can complete the
Child Disability Report online but you must contact SSA to
complete the SSI application. The SSI application can't be completed online.
You can apply in person or over the phone, or get more information about SSI
and this application process.
Applying in Person or Over the Phone - You can
contact SSA at: 1-800-772-1213 or If you are deaf or hard of
hearing, call our toll-free "TTY" number,
If you have a working printer, you may print a paper Disability Report - Child from the Internet. This form is in Portable Document Format (PDF) and requires Adobe Reader to open and print it.
Medicaid & CHIP Program Information - You
and your family may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage
through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation - The
UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity
dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the
potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality
of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial
health benefit plan. This "support" is in the form of a medical grant to be
used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial
health benefit plans.
Andrew and Abby Szott Foundation - The Andrew
and Abby Szott Foundation is a United States nonprofit organization that
provides financial and moral support to families with a child with
ABLEDATA Informed Consumer's Guide to Funding Assistive
Technology - This Informed Consumer Guide discusses a broad range of
potential sources of funding and funding information for assistive technology
and provides lists of specific organizations and programs from which funding
and funding information are available. The guide also discusses other sources
of information on funding issues and organizations that assist people to find
the funds that they need.
The Assistance Fund - Co-pays. Deductibles.
Insurance Premiums. Call them what you will, they often stand between access to
greatly needed medications and the patients who desperately need them. And
although a disease may be chronic, the inability to access life-giving
medications should not be. The Assistance Fund provides financial support to
patients who are critically or chronically ill in order for them to receive
their life-saving, high-cost medications.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation - (MEAF)
is the corporate foundation of the Mitsubishi Electric group companies in the
United States. MEAF works to make Changes for the Better in society by
investing in innovative strategies to empower youth with disabilities to lead
First Hand Foundation - First Hand strives to change children's lives around the world, one child at a time. We do this by providing funding for clinical necessities (such as medication, therapy and surgery), medical equipment and travel related to a child's care. https://applications.cerner.com/firsthand/default.aspx
Scholarships for childhood cancer survivors -
College scholarships for childhood cancer survivors.
Little City's Center for Family & Community-Based Services Aims to preserve families and strengthen relationships as well as provide goal-oriented, person-centered services in a community setting with in-home supports to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.
Financial Aid Resource Page
Financial aid comes in many forms. Cash assistance, SSDI, SSI, grants, as well as, financial savings on utilities, groceries, tuition, etc; will help you support your special needs child.
The Chanda Plan Foundation - Provides financial
assistance to access integrative therapies for persons with physical
disabilities that are otherwise unable to access due to limited financial
Grants for Autistic Children - Foundations and groups that help children with autism. http://www.squidoo.com/grants-for-autistic-children#module155186461
Benefits Checkup - Answer some questions to find benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more. All from a reliable and trusted source. http://www.benefitscheckup.org/
Women, Infants and Children (food aid) - WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - We put healthy food on the table for more than 46 million people each month. http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/
Friends of Man Charity - At Friends of Man, every dollar contributed by donors goes directly to aid individuals and families in need of assistance. Friends of Man was founded to provide donors with the opportunity to have 100% of their gift used for charitable purposes. http://www.friendsofman.org/
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program established in 1981 and funded annually by Congress. These federal dollars are released directly to states, territories, tribes and the District of Columbia who use the funds to provide energy assistance to low-income households. LIHEAP offers financial assistance to qualifying low-income households to help them pay their home heating or cooling bills. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/news/liheap-fact-sheet
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - The Office of Family Assistance administers the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting States the Federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/help
Caring Voice Coalition - Caring Voice Coalition
empowers patients who live with a life threatening chronic disease through
comprehensive outreach programs and services aimed at financial, emotional and
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators
(NAUPA) - The mission of NAUPA is to promote and support excellence
and professionalism among those individuals charged with the responsibilities
of unclaimed property administration and compliance.
Catholic Charities - The mission of Catholic
Charities agencies is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for
justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of
good will to do the same.
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation - When no
other resources are available, social workers at our affiliated children's
hospitals send us urgent requests on behalf of single parent families in
financial crisis. We respond immediately and without additional paperwork,
because their social workers have already verified their need.
Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund - The Kelly Anne
Dolan Memorial Fund advocates for families with seriously ill, physically and
cognitively challenged, or severely injured children nationwide through
information and education. Financial assistance for needs not covered by
insurance is provided to families whose children are living in or cared for in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware.
RESNA - The RESNA Catalyst Project is funded to
provide assistance to the AT Act Grantees to assist them in increasing
awareness, access, acquisition and advocacy to assistive technology (AT)
devices and services for consumers with disabilities of all ages.
FinAid - Financial Aid for Students with
Disabilities. On this page, you'll find information about scholarships and
fellowships for students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the
site also, since some of the more general listings and scholarship databases
may contain information relevant to students with disabilities.
Mays Mission - Mays Mission offers scholarships
to deserving individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. Our current
program supports 7 college students.
Weatherization Assistance Program - The
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to
permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy
Federal Student Aid - In certain situations, you can have your federal student loan forgiven, canceled, or discharged. Find out whether you qualify due to your job, disability, the closure of your school, or other circumstances. http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation
Modest Needs - At Modest Needs, we work to
promote the self-sufficiency of the 'working poor' - the hard-working but
low-income individuals and families that conventional philanthropy has
otherwise forgotten. We have elected to undertake this mission because we
recognize that a significant gap exists in the social service 'safety nets' of
developed nations like the United States and Canada.
We Are Alive, Inc. - A Charity For All Severe