Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by national first then alphabetically by state.

103 Diagnosis-Based Assistance Programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses.

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Program Name Summary Services Provided Areas of Service
Aviation in Action P medical transportation to patients with limited medical coverage who need to get to appointments outside of their hometown and find commercial flight too inconvenient, uncomfortable, or too expensive Transportation Services National
Blues Foundation - HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) Program provides financial assistance for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care, as well as funeral and burial expenses to Blues musicians, and their families. Dental/Orthodontic Services; Funeral Expenses/End-of-Life Expenses; Medical Expenses National
Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope Provides financial assistance to individuals who have a life-threatening illness. Wish Grants/Gift Baskets/Parties National
Colburn-Keenan Individual Grant Program Program provides grants of up to $2000 to bleeding disorder and chronic illness patients that help meet urgent financial needs. Equipment (Misc.); Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Jewelry/Medical Clothing; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance National
Do It For The Love - Wish Grants Program Program provides wish-granting to individuals living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. Wish Grants/Gift Baskets/Parties National
Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) Provides assistance to children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness. Breast Prostheses/Prosthetic Limbs; Other National
Good Days - Co-pay Assistance Program Provides financial support to individuals with chronic or life-altering disease, who cannot afford the medication they urgently need. Insurance Co-Payments National
Good Days - COVID 19 Emergency Relief Fund Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals diagnosed with a chronic disease and have been impacted by COVID-19. Financial Assistance; COVID-19 Assistance National
Good Days - Diagnostic Testing Assistance Provides financial assistance to help cover the cost of diagnostic testing. Testing/Screening; Financial Assistance National
Good Days - Premium Assistance Program Provides financial assistance to individuals who need help paying their monthly medical insurance premiums. Insurance Premiums; Financial Assistance National
Good Days - Travel Assistance Program Provides financial assistance for travel expenses to patients with chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses; Transportation Services; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance National
Grace on Wings Provides charity air ambulance services about 1/3 of the average cost of other air medical transport service Transportation Services National
Help Hope Live Offers fundraising guidance and patient support, as well as financial and other resources to transplant or catastrophic injury patients. Medical Expenses National
I Stay Home For Rare Fund Program provides emergency financial assistance to families and individuals living with rare disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial Assistance; COVID-19 Assistance National
Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc. - National Headquaters Program provides patients with a critical medical conditions financial and emotional assistance, and information. Financial Assistance National
Inheritance of Hope An all expenses-paid trip where families with a child under 18 create lifelong memories while receiving the tools to navigate the challenges of a parent's terminal illness. Wish Grants/Gift Baskets/Parties National
Keep Swimming Foundation Financial relief to families of critically ill patients who require extended inpatient medical care at an accredited USA hospital. Financial Assistance National
Lackland Fisher House Provides a home away from home to families with a member who has a serious illness or injury and receiving treatment at Wilford Hall, SAMMC, VA Hospital or Medical Center in San Antonio,Texas. Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses National
Mission Made Possible Provides transportation to ambulatory patients throughout the South East United States on a emergency basis. Transportation Services National - South East of the Unided States
Musicians Foundation, Inc. - Aid Grants Program provides critical and life-changing financial assistance to professionals in the music industry. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses; Financial Assistance National
Netwish Provides direct and immediate financial assistance to families and individuals who desperately require a modest helping hand. Assistance is limited to those ages 18-30. General National
PAN Foundation - COVID-19 Financial Support Provides financial assistance for individuals who have been diagnosed or directed to quarantine due to COVID-19 virus. Financial Assistance; COVID-19 Assistance National
Patient Services, Inc. - Infusion and Nursing Services Program may subsidize the cost of other copayment costs related to infusion of treatment associated with a covered chronic illness. Insurance Co-Payments National
Patient Services, Inc. - Travel Assistance Program may subsidize/cover the costs associated with travel to and from a treatment center for specific chronic illnesses. Travel Expenses/Gas Cards National
Semper Fi & America's Fund Apprenticeship Program Helps members with a 70% or greater disability rating find meaningful trades, careers and small business opportunities through short-term vocational education and apprenticeships. Veterans Assistance; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs National
Semper Fi Fund - Education/Career Assistance Program provides financial assistance for additional costs related to education and career transition. Financial Assistance National
Semper Fi Fund - Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program The program is a facet of Semper Fi Fund that provides therapeutic horsemanship clinics to wounded service members, and their families. Other; Service Animals; Veterans Assistance National
St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund Provides financial assistance to truck drivers and their families who are experiencing catastrophic illness or injury. Insurance Premiums; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Financial Assistance National
Tedy's Team Comeback Assistance Program Program provides financial assistance and support to stroke and heart disease survivors and caregivers. Financial Assistance National
Truckers Final Mile, Inc. (truckersfinalmile.org) Program provides a number of programs that assists North American commercial truck drivers that have suffered a driving related issue, and their immediate families. Home/Vehicle - Repairs/Modifications; Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses; Transportation Services; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards National - North America
United Special Sportsmen Alliance, Inc. - Child's Wish To grant children and veterans with life-threatening illnesses, disabilities and challenged youths the outdoor adventure of their dreams. Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs; Wish Grants/Gift Baskets/Parties National
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Caregiver Support Services Provides services to assist family caregivers of veterans. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Other; Respite Care/Expenses National
Wings of Mercy West Michigan Provides free air transportation to qualified patients. Transportation Services National - (anywhere East of the Rocky Mountains)
Wish Upon A Wedding Grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances. Wish Grants/Gift Baskets/Parties National
Angel Flight Soars Provides free air transportation to patients with medical hardships who cannot, either for financial or other reasons, use commercial airlines Transportation Services Alabama
Mercy Flight Southeast Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Transportation Services Alabama
Senior Rx - East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Provides financial assistance for provide assistance for medications, Liquid Supplements, and Diabetic Supplies to residents. Medical Foods and Nutritional Supplements; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses Alabama
Alaska Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) Program Provides financial assistance to residents with a medical condition covered by program. Medical Expenses; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses; Testing/Screening; Treatments and Procedures Alaska
Angel Flight West Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Transportation Services Alaska
Sun Devil Family Charities - SDFC Cares Provides medical hardship assistance to past and present Arizona State University alumni, faculty, and staff and their immediate families. Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance Arizona - Arizona State University
Angel Flight South Central Provide air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.
Transportation Services Arkansas
Beauty Bus Foundation Provides beauty and grooming services, also pampering products to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children and their caregivers. Cosmetic/Makeovers/Personal Hygiene California - Los Angeles County
Helping Hands Program A needs-based care program for low-income and uninsured Berkeley residents who have a serious medical condition. Medications/Medication Expenses California - Berkely
Lipstick Angels Program provides nurturing beauty services to seriously ill hospital patients undergoing debilitating medical treatments like chemotherapy. Cosmetic/Makeovers/Personal Hygiene California - Patients of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City of Hope National Medical Center, and UCSF Medical Center.
Project Angel Food - Meal Delivery Program Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other life-threatening illness. Meal Service/Groceries California - Los Angeles County
Project Open Hand Provides home-delivered meals to residents under 60 years of age, who is homebound due to critical physical illness or medical condition. Meal Service/Groceries California - San Francisco and Alameda counties
Realm of Caring Foundation, Inc. - Realm Cares Financial Aid Provides financial assistance for alternative therapies not covered by insurance to Colorado or California residents. Financial Assistance California
Special Delivery San Diego Provides home-delivered meals residents with critical illnesses. Meal Service/Groceries California - San Diego, Banker's Hill, North and South Park, Kensington, University Heights, Hillcrest, Normal Heights, Talmadge and City Heights
AeroAngel Provides free air transportation to patients whom commercial air travel is precluded by their health or otherwise unavailable in their area, Children with a serious health condition unable to afford transportation to a special camp and Families of injured soldiers or veterans unable to afford travel for visits while they are undergoing medical treatment Transportation Services Colorado - Denver
Alexander Foundation Provides various types of financial assistance to residents part of the LGBT community who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses Colorado
Alexander Foundation - Community and Catastrophic Assistance Grants Program provides financial assistance to residents part of the LGBT community who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Financial Assistance Colorado
Giggling Goat Child Life Specialties Provides supportive services aimed at children and young adults to help them process unexpected experiences, such as chronic illness, hospitalization, death of a loved one or aftermath of traumatic acts. Medical Services; Respite Care/Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance Northern Colorado - Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson and Denver Counties
Project Angel Heart Provides home-delivered meals to residents with a life-threatening illness. Meal Service/Groceries Colorado - Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso and Jefferson counties
Amy's Angels Provides short and long term assistance to individuals and their families suffering from a serious illness or injury. Financial Assistance Weatogue
Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic Provides air transport to individuals needing treatment. Transportation Services Delaware
National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware - Patient Emergency Assistance Program Program provides emergency assistance (up to $200 per year) to patients with a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease, who are on dialysis working toward transplant or participating in treatment program at a chronic kidney disease clinic. Dental/Orthodontic Services; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Meal Service/Groceries; Medical Foods and Nutritional Supplements; Medications/Medication Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance Delaware
Food & Friends Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illness. Meal Service/Groceries; Information & Referral/Counseling Services District of Columbia - All Waeds
Specialty Therapeutic Care Program helps patients diagnosed with complex medical conditions, particularly bleeding, immune system, and pulmonary disorders. Insurance Co-Payments; Medical Expenses; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Florida
Vital Flight Free air transportation for individuals with medical needs Transportation Services Florida
Open Hand Provides home-delivered meals to individuals with a critical, chronic, or terminal disease. Food Pantry/Food Cards/Baskets; Meal Service/Groceries; Medical Foods and Nutritional Supplements Georgia - Atlanta
Medflight of Indiana Transports patients and their families in private planes, without charge, to medical facilities for attention. Transportation Services
RoEll Inc. Provides life saving medicine and medical care for families with a child diagnosed with chronic medical condition, and are struggling financially. Medical Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses; Financial Assistance Iowa - Muscatine: within 100 mile radius
Wings of Mercy Minnesota Free air transportation for people with limited financial means who need treatment at distant medical facilities Transportation Services Iowa
Operation Family Help Program provides financial assistance, not covered by health insurance, to families in crisis residing in Missouri, St. Louis and Kansas City Metropolitan areas. Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance Kansas - Kansas City Metropolitan area
People Working Cooperatively, Inc. - Ohio Program performs critical home repairs and provide other services to low-income individuals facing challenges due to illness, disability, job loss or other circumstances. Home/Vehicle - Repairs/Modifications Kentucky
Moveable Feast Provides home-delivered meals to individuals with or affected by HIV/AIDS or undergoing breast cancer treatment. Meal Service/Groceries; Other; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards Maryland - Baltimore
Adult Foster Care of the North Shore - Financial Support Program provides monthly stipend to caregivers of a family member with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Financial Assistance Massachusetts
Community Servings - Meal Delivery Program Provides home-delivered meals to residents with life-threatening like HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus and kidney failure Meal Service/Groceries Massachusetts - Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Everett, Winthrop, Chelsea, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Weymouth, Brockton, Worcester
Humble Care, Inc. - Adult Foster Care (AFC) Program Program allows caregivers who are family members to receive up to $1500 per month to provide home care for a loved one with physical and/or medical disabilities or chronic illness, easing financial burden. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Meal Service/Groceries; Financial Assistance Massachusetts - North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston
Kid's Wings Provides free flights to those in financial and medical need of transportation to, from, or through this area for treatment Transportation Services Michigan
Northwoods Airlifeline Help patients and their families with urgent medical needs for services not found locally at no cost to the individual Transportation Services
Pilots For Christ International Provides free air transportation and ground transportation Transportation Services Michigan
Wings of Mercy East Michigan Volunteer Pilots serving the people of Eastern Michigan by providing free air transportation for patients with limited incomes needing treatment at medical centers in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Transportation Services Michigan
Veterans Airlift Command Provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes Transportation Services Minnesota
Ayden’s Alliance - Special Needs/Disability Financial Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help Missouri families affected by a special need, chronic or terminal medical condition afford the access to medical cannabis. Medical Expenses; Financial Assistance Missouri
Wings of Hope Provides medical air transport services, free of charge, to individuals who need specialized medical care that is not available to them locally Transportation Services Missouri
Kitchen Angels, Inc. Provides home-delivered meals to individuals under the age of 60 who are living with a chronic or terminal illness, the elderly in severe medical crisis, and dependents (under the age of 12) of single parent clients. Meal Service/Groceries New Mexico
Embrace Kids Foundation Provides financial assistance and other services to families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges. Child Care/Child Care Expenses; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs New Jersey - Metropolitan area
Emergency Children's Help Organization (ECHO) Provides financial assistance for emergency situations to families with a sick child. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards New Jersey - Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ouean, Union Counties
God's Love We Deliver Provides home-delivered meals to residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Meal Service/Groceries New Jersey - Newark
MANNA Provides home-delivered meals to individuals who have a life-threatening illness. Meal Service/Groceries New Jersey - Southern
Sanctuary ATC - Patient Affordability Program Offers medication discounts for qualifying New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis residents. Medications/Medication Expenses New Hampshire
AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) - Health Home Services/Case Managers Program assists individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions coordinate medical care, mental health and social services. Food Pantry/Food Cards/Baskets; Legal Services/Expenses; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses; Medical Services; Testing/Screening; Syringe Exchange Program; Information & Referral/Counseling Services New York - Queens County
GMHC - Mental Health Services Provides mental health services to individuals diagnosed with HIV, individuals with multiple medical conditions, among others. Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services New York
Housing Works Community Healthcare - Sexual Health Services Healthcare services provided to individuals diagnosed with acute and chronic conditions, included but not limited to HIV and Hep C. Medical Services; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses; Testing/Screening; Syringe Exchange Program; Information & Referral/Counseling Services New York
Wings of Flight Hope Help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. Transportation Services New York
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada - Prescription Assistance Provides medications for emergency situations to uninsured individuals who have a life-threatening illness. Additionally, $100 is available for co-pays Medications/Medication Expenses Nevada
Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC) Foundation Programs provides support and resources to patients, and their families, who have been affected by cancer and other chronic illnesses. Transportation Services; Information & Referral/Counseling Services; Financial Assistance; Educational/Recreational/Exercise/Therapeutic Programs North Carolina - Eastern
Friendship Trays Program provides nutritious delivered meals to infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meal Service/Groceries North Carolina - Charlotte
HealthNet Gaston (HNG) Provides affordable healthcare and supportive services for low-income, uninsured Gaston County residents. Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services North Carolina - Gaston County
North Carolina Baptists Men Aviation Ministry Provide air transportation free of charge to qualifed patients Transportation Services North Carolina
Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem - Respite Care Ministry (Companion Sitting) Provides volunteer sitter for 2-3 hours for caregivers of chronically ill individuals. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Other; Respite Care/Expenses North Carolina - Winston-Salem area
Community Service Council - Tulsa Weather Coalition Program provides air conditioners to individuals who have a qualifying medical condition. Equipment (Misc.) Oklahoma
Fighting Back Scholarship Program Provides financial assistance for rehabilitation to individuals who have a life changing illness or injury. Financial Assistance Pennsylvania - Greater Philadelphia Region
Lane Family Foundation - Grant Program Program provides financial assistance for help with medical supplies and equipment expenses. Financial Assistance Pennsylvania - Tioga and Potter counties
Lane Family Foundation - Loaner Program Program loans medical equipment to individuals with severe disabilities and illnesses. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Durable Medical Equipment; Equipment for Loan Pennsylvania - Tioga and Potter counties
La Fondita de Jesus - Programas de Vivienda Offers various lodging programs to homeless people with chronic conditions. Lodging/Housing Services/Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Puerto Rico - San Juan
La Fondita de Jesus - Puerta al Cambio Program of services aimed at providing support to homeless people with chronic conditions. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Meal Service/Groceries; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Puerto Rico - San Juan
Welvista South Carolina Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Provides access to medications for qualified uninsured individuals. Medications/Medication Expenses South Carolina
Healthy Texas Women (HTW) at Mercy Health Care Center Program provides eligible adults and children with yearly exams and treatment for a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Medical Services; Testing/Screening Texas - Abilene, TX
United Way of Texas - Bridges to Wellness and Health Program provides necessary prescriptions, medical equipment transportation and medical supplies to clients to help bridge the gap while waiting for approval or a long-term affordable prescription coverage. Durable Medical Equipment; Medical Supplies/Expenses; Medications/Medication Expenses; Information & Referral/Counseling Services Texas - Temple
Lifelong - Chicken Soup Brigade - Living with Chronic Illness Provides home delivered meals to homebound patients suffering of chronic illness Meal Service/Groceries Washington - Seattle
Blue Envelope Health Fund Offers several free and low cost tests and screenings for Natrona County residents. Testing/Screening Wyoming - Natrona County
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