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.

87 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) Provides financial assistance for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses for Blues musicians and their families. Dental/Orthodontic Services; Funeral Expenses; Medical Expenses National
Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope Provides financial assistance to individuals who have a life-threatening illness. Wish Grants/Gift Baskets National
Cheers to Goodness Foundation Program provides financial assistance to individuals who need specific medical treatment. Medications/Medication Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance National
Colburn-Keenan Individual Assistance 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 National
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 Medical Center in San Antonio,Texas. Lodging/Housing National
Good Days - Co-pay Assistance Provides financial support to individuals with chronic or life-altering disease, who cannot afford the medication they urgently need. Insurance Co-Payments; Medications/Medication Expenses National
Good Days - Premium Assistance Provides financial assistance for co-payments for medical conditions covered by the program. Insurance Premiums National
Good Days - Travel Assistance Provides financial assistance for travel expenses to residents with chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Lodging/Housing; Meal Service/Groceries; Transportation services; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards 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
Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc. - National Headquaters Program provides patients with a critical medical conditions financial and emotional assistance, and information. Financial Assistance National
Mission Made Possible provide transportation to ambulatory patients throughout the South East United States on a emergency basis. Transportation services National - South East of the Unided States
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
Riddick's Ride Foundation's Lending Garage Program provides the opportunity to borrow durable medical equipment and medical supplies FREE of charge, for individuals with a rare or complex medical need. Durable Medical Equipment; Medical Supplies National
Semper Fi Fund - Education/Career Transition 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. Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses; Other National
Tedy's Team Comeback Assistance Program Program provides financial assistance to survivors of heart disease, strokes, and other debilitating diseases or injuries, as well as caregivers. Financial Assistance 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 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
Senior Rx - East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Provides financial assistance for medications to residents. Medications/Medication Expenses Alabama
Alaska Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) Program Provides financial assistance primarily to individuals ages 21-64 with a medical condition covered by program. Medical Services; Medical Supplies; Medications/Medication Expenses; Testing/Screening; Treatments and Procedures Alaska
Limb Preservation Foundation - The Bloom Again Fund The fund awards grants for equipment, sporting activities or opportunities for individuals who have encountered a serious extremity illness or injury and want to enhance their recovery through physical activities and sports.

Equipment (Misc.) Arizona
Sun Devil Family Charities - SDFC Cares Program provides medical hardship assistance to past and present Arizona State University alumni, faculty, and staff and their immediate families. Medical Services; Other 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
Rawleigh Foundation Program provides funds to individuals struggling with cancer and/or other serious health issues, for alternative and traditional medicines method. Medical Expenses; Testing/Screening; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards; Financial Assistance California
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 who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. General; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Medical Expenses Colorado
Alexander Foundation - Catastrophic Assistance Provides financial assistance to residents who have cancer, chronic, serious or life threatening illnesses. Food Pantry/Food Cards/Baskets; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Lodging/Housing; Medical Expenses; Clothing/Toys/Furniture 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; 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
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
Wings of Mercy West Michigan Provides transportation to distant medical facilities for patients who cannot afford to fly Transportation services
Medflight of Indiana Transports patients and their families in private planes, without charge, to medical facilities for attention. Transportation services
RoEll Inc. Program 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
Kentucky Physician's Care Program (KPC) Provides medical care and medications residents. Dental/Orthodontic Services; Medical Expenses; Medical Services; Medications/Medication Expenses 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 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
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
Diane D'Apolito-May - "Beyond the Rainbow" Charitable Foundation Provides financial assistance for uncovered medical expenses to individuals who have a serious injury, illness or disability. Medical Expenses New Jersey - Metro Area
Embrace Kids Foundation Provides financial assistance for families with a child who has a critical illness. Child Care/Child Care Expenses; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards New Jersey metro 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 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; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Lodging/Housing; Medical Services; Testing/Screening; Syringe Exchange Program; Information & Referral/Counseling Services New York - Queens County
GMHC - Mental Health Services Program 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
Hope Chest for Charity, Inc. Program provides financial assistance and gift baskets to individuals in a crisis, such as a chronic, serious, life threatening or terminal illnesses like cancer diagnosis. Other; Financial Assistance Central New York
Housing Works Community Healthcare - Wellness & Prevention 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; 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
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada - Prescription Assistance Provides medications for emergency situations to uninsured individuals who have a life-threatening illness. Medications/Medication Expenses Nevada
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 a few hours for caregivers of chronically ill individuals. Home Care/Companionship/Housekeeping; Other; Respite Care; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards North Carolina - Winston-Salem area
Community Service Council - Tulsa Weather Coalition Program provides air conditioners to individuals whose households meet the health and income criteria. 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
La Fondita de Jesus - Programas de Vivienda Program offers various lodging programs to homeless people with chronic conditions. Lodging/Housing 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; Other Puerto Rico - San Juan
Welvista South Carolina Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Provides access to medications for qualified uninsured individuals. Medications/Medication Expenses South Carolina
Wings for Children - Angels Wings program Program provides transportation for children that need medical treatment. Transportation services South Carolina
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; 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
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR): Partnership to Independence - Project Out Provides financial assistance to individuals with a disability or long term illness who are in a nursing facility and want to return to independent living. Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment; Living Expenses/Household Expenses; Other; Travel Expenses/Gas Cards Wyoming
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