|Air Force Aid Society||Provides emergency assistance, educational scholarships and various programs for active duty and veteran Air Force personnel and their eligible family members.
||Air Force Aid Society||Air Force Aid Society|
|Air Force Aid Society - Emergency Assistance||Air Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:|
Standard Emergency Assistance Loans And Grants
- Basic Living Expenses,
- Emergency Travel,
- Vehicle Expenses,
- Funeral Expenses,
- Child Care/Respite,
- Moving Expenses,
- Miscellaneous Expenses,
- Emergency based,
- Intended to solve emergency financial need,
- Loan/grant requests considered on a case-by-case basis,
- Applicant completes application with budget.
- Emergency based loan up to $750 for active duty.
- Intended for certain categories of financial emergencies.
- Must be repaid in 10 months or less.
- Must not have current AFAS loan.
- Budget not required.
|Air Force Aid Society||Air Force Aid Society|
|American Legion - National Emergency Fund||The American Legion's National Emergency Fund helps those affected by well-known disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy and lesser-publicized tragedies such as flooding in South Dakota or Illinois, or wildfires in the southwest.
The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. The fund provides up to $1,500 for qualified Legion Family members and up to $5,000 for posts.||American Legion||American Legion|
|American Legion - Temporary Financial Assistance||American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.||American Legion||American Legion|
|American Red Cross, Financial Assistance for Military Families||The American Red Cross works in partnership with military aid societies to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants.
Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.||Allegheny||Allegheny County Office||American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter|
|Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund||The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.||Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund||Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund|
|CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment Assistance||Welcome to CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you afford your co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs.
We provide this assistance to help make sure you get the care you need by giving you the ability to pay for and complete your treatment. We provide easy, seamless, same-day approval through PORTAL, our proven, state-of-the-art platform. You never have to wait. You will always know the same day whether you’re approved.
As a CancerCare® partner organization, CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is also unique. Since 1944, CancerCare® has provided free high-quality, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Rooted in this tradition, CCAF provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care.
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. They join forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:|
CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance.
If you would like to have your organization considered for listing in our database, please complete our submission form.
- Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations;
- Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations;
- Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition|
|Catholic Charities Emergency Financial Assistance - Bellefonte Office||Catholic Charities’ Emergency Financial Assistance program follows accepted case management principles in meeting the needs of their clients:|
Our income and eligibility guidelines are flexible, and they are often able to provide limited financial assistance to clients who might otherwise have received minimal or possibly no interventions from other agencies.
- They conduct a comprehensive social and financial assessment of the clients’ living situations by means of a face-to-face interview
- When agency guidelines have have been met, they address client needs through the provision of grants for basic living expenses
- They advocate for clients with utility companies, landlords, and other individuals, businesses, and agencies
- They provide budget counseling to enhance clients’ financial stability and independence
- They offer information and referral services when appropriate to local, state, and federal agencies
|Centre||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona - Johnstown / Bellefonte Office||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown|
|Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Temporary Financial Assistance||Provides financial assistance for qualifying requests for those in need, such as fuel assistance, utility assistance, etc.||Blair||Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown / Altoona Office||Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown|
|Christ Among Neighbors||CAN may provide assistance in the form of help with rental, utility bills, clothing or medical bills. This assistance may include emergency service delivery and/or referrals/consultations to other agencies or organizations with the means to solve the problem. The serviced areas are defined as comprising the Shippensburg Area School District and the village of Walnut Bottom (zipcode 17266 and zip code 17257 on High Mountain Road)||Cumberland||Christ Among Neighbors||Christ Among Neighbors|
|Christian Assistance Network||Assists the poor, disabled, disadvantaged and elderly with the basic needs of food, clothing, housing and medical expenses. Strive to assist those individuals and/or families who are experiencing a “Crisis” in their lives. A Crisis might be financial– due to a loss of employment, medical – due to a recent change in the health status of a family member, or psychological - due to a stressful situation in your daily life.||Mercer||Christian Assistance Network||Christian Assistance Network|
|Coraopolis Community Development Foundation||The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation (CCDF) serves the community of Coraopolis. The CCDF focuses its efforts on three specific areas:
1. Emergency Relief: Provides aid to individuals and families experiencing a crisis situation.
2. Community Resourcing: Equips members of the community with tools to improve their living situations.
3. Community Redevelopment: Creates partnerships with organizations to enhance the common life of Coraopolis.
The CCDF seeks to work closely with the school administration, town officials, businesspeople, and residents to identify and execute those projects deemed most important to the welfare of the town.
The Food Pantry is open on Sundays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at 100 Fifth Avenue. Visit website or call for income guidelines.
Dollar Energy Fund - Visit website or call for availability.
Emergency assistance may be available through the Coraopolis Service Unit of the Salvation Army.
||Allegheny||Coraopolis Community Development Foundation||Coraopolis Community Development Foundation|
|Diversion Program - Cash Assistance - Franklin||The Department of Human Services is dedicated to helping Pennsylvania's low-income families become independent through the Diversion program. Diversion is a way for families to choose short-term help rather than long-term ongoing cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
For example, maybe you recently lost your job, or your employer cut your hours. You cannot pay all your bills now, but in a couple of months, you expect to start a new job that can support your family or you expect to work full-time hours again. If you are eligible, Diversion can meet your short-term needs.
Diversion is a one-time lump sum payment. The payment is dependent upon your need, with the maximum payment set at three times the Family Size Allowance (FSA).
To receive a Diversion payment, you first must be eligible for ongoing TANF benefits and then must meet all the Diversion requirements. You will not be eligible for Diversion if the Diversion payment cannot cover your short-term need.
With a Diversion payment, your family should not have any need for ongoing TANF benefits. You can only receive Diversion payment once in a 12-month period.||Franklin||Franklin County Assistance Office||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|
|Emergency Financial Assistance-Salvation Army||Assists eligible clients with emergency financial assistance. Service is available as funding permits.||Clinton||Salvation Army USA / Lock Haven Corps||Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory|
|Emergency Relief Fund||Emergency Relief fund - Cap of $200 per request for food or other special emergency needs||Dauphin||Lykens United Methodist Church||Lykens United Methodist Church |
|HealthWell Foundation||The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to assist with your insurance premium.
Please keep in mind that the HealthWell Foundation currently does not assist with the following expenses:|
- Office visits,
- Administration or infusion costs,
- Medical equipment and supplies,
- Medical transportation,
- Health insurance premium costs for an entire family,
- Deductibles that apply to treatments and services that are not eligible for your approved disease fund,
- Pharmacy compounding costs,
- Over-the-counter treatments,
- Treatments for side effects (e.g. nausea).
|HealthWell Foundation||HealthWell Foundation|
|National Association of American Veterans||Assists eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals. Supports veterans, their families, and military caregivers by collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public. Provides information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, and job training and career coaching.||National Association of American Veterans||National Association of American Veterans|
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:|
- Co-Pay Relief Program;
- Outreach Programs;
- Prevention assistance;
- Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief Program||Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:|
- To the Doctor,
- To the Pharmacy,
- To the Patient Directly.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Services||Patient Financial Aid Program-Through the Patient Financial Aid Program, LLS is able to provide a limited amount of financial aid to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctors care for a blood cancer diagnosis.
Family Support Groups-All patients, family members and friends affected by a blood cancer are invited to attend our support groups. Facilitated by oncology healthcare professionals, the groups provide information and support and encourage communication.
First Connection-This "peer-to-peer" telephone support program links patients and their family members with a trained peer volunteer who has successfully met the challenges of leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. The First Connection Program brings patients and their families the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it" and obtain valuable information on LLS and community resources available.
The Trish Green Back to School Program for Children with Cancer-Materials, videos and other printed inventory are available to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school personnel to assure a smooth transition from active treatment back to the classroom.
Patient and Healthcare Professional Education Programs-The LLS collaborates with other healthcare organizations to offer educational programs on the latest disease, treatment and coping information. These programs attempt to simplify the ever-expanding array of information and support now available to patients.
Teleconferences and Webcasts-Are offered through the LLS and are accessible via our web site: www.lls.org
Information and Resources-Information and resources to assist you and your family can be obtained for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter office. Disease and treatment specific literature and fact sheets are also available free of charge.||Dauphin||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Military Family Relief Assistance Program||Provides emergency financial assistance to eligible PA service members and their eligible family members, and must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.
||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary Assistance||Provides temporary financial aid to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, shelter, fuel, clothing and medical expenses). If eligible, a Veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a twelve month period.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Saint Francis Caring and Sharing Cash Assistance Program||Temporary cash assistance for Somerset County's Conemaugh Township residents only.||Somerset||Saint Francis Caring and Sharing Cash Assistance Program||Saint Francis Caring and Sharing|
|Samaritan Fellowship||Emergency financial assistance through payment to vendor for rent, utility assistance, auto repair, fuel, and medications.
Please, note the intake process: Applications may be downloaded online. They are also available Saturday morning and recipients are interviewed Saturday mornings between 7:45am to 10:00 am.
(Samaritan Fellowship entry to indicate that it meets at Carlisle UMC but is not part of Carlisle UMC. Please do not contact Carlisle UMC for housing assistance.)||Cumberland||Samaritan Fellowship||Samaritan Fellowship|
|Soldier On||Soldier On provides supportive services to veterans and their families in need, or who are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own.
If you know a veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care or substance abuse, Soldier On can help.
Case Management and Referral Services for:|
Temporary Financial Funds may be available for:
- Health Care,
- Daily Living Activites,
- Financial Planning,
- Income Support,
- Legal Assistance,
- Emergency Supplies,
- Rep Payee/Fiduciary.
- Rental Assistance
- Utility Fees,
- Security Deposits,
- Utility Deposits,
- Moving Costs,
- Child Care,
|Soldier On||Soldier On|
|St. Francis University Dorothy Day Outreach Center Temporary Financial Assistance||Temporary financial assistance.||Cambria||St. Francis University Dorothy Day Outreach Center||Saint Francis University|
|St. Vincent dePaul Temporary Financial Assistance||Provides financial assistance for the needy.||Cambria||St. Vincent dePaul - 227 Bedford Street, Johnstown Location||Society of St. Vincent dePaul of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese|
|St. Vincent dePaul Temporary Financial Assistance||Temporary financial assistance for needy individuals and families.||Blair||St. Vincent dePaul - Seventh Avenue, Altoona Location||Society of St. Vincent dePaul of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese|
|Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)||Access to electronic benefit system semi-monthly to obtain funds for children's basic needs; includes medical coverage that covers all medical services including prescriptions.||Dauphin||Dauphin County Assistance Office||Dauphin County Assistance Office |
|The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||Provides financial assistance to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin Disease, and myeloma patients. Provides information and referral, support groups, peer counseling, educational seminars & educational materials.||Dauphin||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)|
|USA Cares||USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. They assist all branches of service and all ranks and components. They do not charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding.
Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. The objective is to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to proactively prevent further financial distress.
Typically, USA Cares provides assistance in four major areas:|
- Emergency Assistance - pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills,
- Housing Assistance – helps to stop and prevent evictions and foreclosures,
- Combat Injured - pays basic expenses: mortgage/rent, food and home utilities which enables combat injured to receive treatment and be assured their family is taken care of,
- Jobs Assistance – reduce unemployment among post-9/11 Veterans through job-seeker tools, open to all veterans, limited financial assistance.
|USA Cares||USA Cares|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - Unmet Needs||VFW Unmet Needs was created in 2004 through a corporate partnership to assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members' families that can't be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home.
The financial assistance is in the form of up to $2,500 in grants that do not need to be repaid. All grants are paid directly to the "creditor" (such as the electric company), and not to the individual. Each case is reviewed individually and acceptance determined by a committee.
Expenses Eligible for payment:|
- Housing expenses – mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance;
- Vehicle expenses – payments, insurance, repairs;
- Utilities and primary phone;
- Food and incidentals;
- Children’s clothing, diapers, formula, necessary school or childcare expenses;
- Medical bills, prescriptions & eyeglasses – the patient’s portion for necessary or emergency medical care only.
- Credit cards, military charge cards or retail store cards;
- Personal, student and payday loans;
- Travel, Funeral Expenses;
- Cable, Internet, or secondary phones;
- Investigational or cosmetic medical procedures & expenses;
- Child support, alimony, or legal expenses;
- Military debt, or debt owed to a friend/family member;
- Furniture, electronic equipment or vehicle rentals;
- Down payments on homes, vehicles or insurance deductibles;
- Reimbursements for items already paid for;
- Bills obviously due to excessive use or mismanagement.
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Vickie's Angel Walk||Helping families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills due to the cancer. Financial help from Vickie's Angel Walk can be used for both medical and non medical expenses. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses, co-pays, medical premiums and prescriptions. Help is given in blocks of three months at a time.||Cumberland||Vickie's Angel Walk||Vickie's Angel Walk|