Non-HFA Financial Assistance

Managing a bleeding disorder has unforeseen crises including hospitalizations that cause missed wages from work. With these added costs and potential emergencies, families may find themselves having difficulty affording basic living expenses. This is a robust list of financial assistance programs available nationwide including information on government benefits, utility and housing assistance, dental care, baby/child items, food, grants, insurance help, and utility discount programs.
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FINDHELP.ORG allows you to search for services in their web database using your zip code. The database includes several types of free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and support for utilities, housing, and childcare. Search results will include local and national nonprofits and government agencies. food, utilities, housing, child, transportation, legal
UNITED WAY 211 211 provides free and confidential information and referrals to local services including housing, food, employment, healthcare, counseling, and more. Help is accessible 24 hours a day and in 180 languages. housing, food, utilities, disaster relief
Patient Advocate Foundation PAF assists patients who have been diagnosed with serious illness overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources. PAF serves uninsured and insured patients across the country at no charge. housing, utilities, transportation
National Diaper Network National Diaper Bank Network provides diapers and may also provide other baby supplies and menstrual products. child
Feeding America Feeding American provides a database of local food banks by ZIP code. Feeding America food banks also serve students and parents through the School Pantry Program and BackPack Programs. Many food banks may have baby food, formula, and diapers. food, child
Alice's Kids Alice’s Kids offers financial assistance for small purchases (clothing, sports equipment, field trips, mattresses, etc.) for children. It does require a referral to be completed on the family’s behalf by a teacher, counselor, clergy, or other professionals who work with the child(ren) in need. child, clothing
Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels has 5,000+ independent local programs that deliver meals to seniors at home for free or on a voluntary sliding scale contribution. food, senior
Mom's Meals Mom’s Meals delivers meals at little or no cost to individuals who are disabled, over 65, or on Medicaid or Medicare. food, senior
Coalition for Hemophilia B Coalition for Hemophilia B's Patient Assistance Program provides urgent help to individuals or families affected by hemophilia B when faced with specific critical needs. These crisis situations may include basic living expenses, housing, and utility bills. The program also includes a holiday fund that provides children up to age 17 with gifts as well as food baskets, clothes, boots, and more. They also have scholarships available. food, housing, utilities
Colburn-Keenan Foundation Colburn-Keenan Foundation provides financial assistance to individuals and families living with chronic conditions, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders. Individual Financial Assistance Grants provide up to $2,000 to cover unexpected medical expenses, utility bills, small appliances, transportation to treatment, rent, and medical alert jewelry. food, housing, utilities
Hope for Hemophilia Hope Charities provides assistance to people experiencing crisis caused by a bleeding disorder. Support provided has a maximum of $1,000 for utilities, food, housing, clothing, communication, medical expenses, transportation, and medical equipment. The organization also offers Benevolence funds and Disaster Relief and can help patients set up a fundraising account to raise funds from the patient’s community. food, housing, utilities, clothing, transportation, disaster relief
America's Dentist Care Foundation America’s Dentist Care Foundation provides a database of free clinics in your area. dental
Dental Lifeline Network The Dental Lifeline Network provides free treatment for individuals on permanent disability, who are over 65 years old, or have a chronic and serious illness and don’t have enough money to pay for dental care. The Donated Dental Services program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment through a volunteer network in each state. dental, senior
BENEFITS.GOV The Benefit Finder can help you find out what government benefits you are eligible for and the ways to apply for the benefits. disaster relief, food, utilities, housing, disability, child
BENEFITSCHECKUP.ORG from the National Council on Aging is a comprehensive, free, and secure online tool that connects older adults with the benefits they may qualify for. food, utilities, housing, senior
DISABILITYSECRETS.COM provides information about disability benefits, including who’s eligible, how to apply, what the application process looks like and how to appeal a denial. You can also browse disability lawyers by state. disability, legal
Patient Services, Inc. Advocating for Chronic Conditions, Entitlements, and Social Services (ACCESS) is a free legal aid program for families facing chronic medical conditions. They provide legal assistance and representation to help patients nationwide with Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. They also assess eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid. disability, legal
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (aka food snaps) can help with purchasing groceries. food
USDA The USDA provides a data base of contact information by state for programs like Summer Food Programs, Famer’s Market programs, and more. food
Commodity Supplemental Food Program CSFP provides low-income persons aged 60 and older, who meet certain income guidelines and live in a participating state or reservation, packages of food. food, senior
WIC Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and healthcare access to protect low-income women infants, and children up to age 5. food, child
AT&T AT&T Mobility Lifeline Service is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of your wireless phone, home phone, or internet service. If you’re eligible, you can get a discount of at least $9.25 on your monthly bill. phone, internet
Assurance Wireless Assurance Wireless provides a free cell phone, monthly free minutes, and unlimited texts to income-qualifying households. phone
Comcast Internet Essentials from Comcast provides low-cost internet service and computers for income-eligible households. internet
Rare Disease Care Line Rare Disease Care Line helps U.S. citizens and permanent residents diagnosed with a rare disease find charitable and community resources; enroll in health insurance, disability, and social programs; and navigate insurance denials, appeal support, and coding/billing issues. housing, food, utilities, transportation, disability
Safelink Wireless Safelink Wireless provides a free cell phone and limited number of free minutes to income-qualifying households. phone
Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless Lifeline provides discounted cell phone service to income-eligible customers and residents of Tribal Lands. phone
Lifeline Support Lifeline helps individuals locate providers of internet or cell phone services for which they meet the qualifications by state or region. phone, internet
Affordable Connectivity The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband services and internet connected devices. internet
LIHEAP Clearing House LIHEAP helps locate resources regarding utility assistance in each state. utilities
Consumer Finance Consumer Finance provides state specific resources that may be available in your area to assist with bills including rent or utilities. housing, utilities