Step 1: Check Eligibility
- Have at least one member in the household with a diagnosed bleeding disorder
- Reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory
- Reside in and has been impacted by an officially designated federal or state disaster as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the National Weather Service.
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