Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief provides immediate financial relief to bleeding disorder community members who are displaced or impacted by a natural disaster and have needs such as temporary housing, replacement of necessary home items, household bills, and necessities like food and clothing.

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Check Eligibility

Step 2: Complete the Online Referral Form

  • Can be completed by applicant or a professional representative in the bleeding disorder community
  • If completed by applicant, then documentation of the bleeding disorder diagnosis must be provided

Step 3: HFA Processes the Application

  • A Helping Hands staff member will contact the applicant for a phone interview as soon as possible. The interview takes about 10 minutes and reviews applicant’s monthly household income, household information, and next steps.

A referral indicates permission to contact both the applicant and the referrer. We will be in touch with the referrer or a local professional about any safety issues raised in our phone interview.

Need emotional support?

The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for distress related to a disaster. It is open to everyone, including survivors of disasters; loved ones of victims; first responders; rescue, recovery, and relief workers; clergy; and parents and caregivers. You may call or text for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

  • 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)
  • Text TalkWithUs for English to 66746
  • Text Hablanos for Spanish
  • Text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663S if you are a Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico