“How Can We Help – Financial Grants” – We understand there are job interruptions, medical expenses and certainly a hit to the family budget when you are fighting for your child’s life. This program provides professional financial counseling for planning for prolonged medical expenses and extends grants to families in critical financial needs. Grants are provided through an application process and provide direct-to-vendor payments for the following needs: rent/mortgage and other household utility expenses; medical treatment expenses; and funeral expenses. Annually we have provided more than $25,000 in financial grants to families facing pediatric cancer treatments throughout Alabama.
Home Away from Home Program – Sometimes families facing pediatric cancer find themselves a long way from home. This program provides extended stay local lodging, meals, and computers within minutes of Children’s Hospital. Over the past three years we have provided more than 350 restful nights for patients and families for extended periods – rent free. This is in a private residence that is specifically cleaned, furnished and maintained for children undergoing treatment. In 2014, our occupancy rate was 85 percent.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” – Luke 6:38