Family Support Program

This program is for unfortunate situations families with children under 18 who are affected by

Medical, Special Needs or Disabilities, Poverty, and Loss.   Please scroll down.

 

To Apply for this program: CLICK HERE

Medical Diagnosis

 

Learning that someone in your family has a medical issue gives parents a feeling of their world being turned upside down. Everything in their life may suddenly feel out of control. A medical diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to my family?" and "How will we get through this?"

This program is set up to ease some of the expenses.

 

Hope Floats LI provides direct financial assistance for illness- related expenses including, but not limited too:

 

                   Direct Financial Assistance: Helps families cover basic living expenses due to work loss.  (Basic living expenses, rent, utilities, and payments which have become unmanageable due to lost wages and high cost of medical care.)

 

                   Coverage of illness: Related expenses including medical co-pays, equipment, travel to and from hospitals, & meal costs for hospital stays. (Co-pays, transporation to medical treatment, parking, in-hospital meals, Gift programs for children)

 

                   Resources Available: Families will be sent a list of appropriate resources for additional help for them to independently contact

 

                  

Loss

Dealing With the Financial Issues of Death and Divorce. The death of a loved one is a traumatic experiences that can shake the very foundations of your life. In the midst of dealing with the grief and pain of the loss , there are financial matters that must be taken care of.  This program is for expenses not being met due to loss of their parent.

 

  Direct Financial Assistance: Helps families cover basic living expenses

  Supermarket giftcards: Food giftards from local grocery stores

  School supplies: Beginning & middle of school year donations.

  Clothing Donation: Year round Program when available

Special Needs

When a child becomes diagnosed with a disability it can be overwhelming to parents. This program will point families in the right direction to seek emotional support, educational support, and other resources that may be available.  This program may also assist in helping families pay medical bills, evaluations, and other expenses. 

                 

                   Direct Financial Assistance: Helps families pay co-pays for doctor visits, evaluations, educational support, equipment costs, travel.

 

                   Resources Available: Families will be sent a list of appropriate resources for additional help for them to independently contact.

 

                   Decisions are completed by a committee decision on a case by case basis. 

 

Poverty

More than 16 million children in the United States – 22% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $23,550 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 45% of children live in low-income families.

Most of these children have parents who work, but low wages and unstable employment leave their families struggling to make ends meet. Poverty can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Poverty also can contribute to poor health and mental health. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty.

Research is clear that poverty is the single greatest threat to children’s well-being.

 

 Direct Financial Assistance: Helps families cover basic living expenses

  Supermarket giftcards: Food giftards from local grocery stores

  School supplies: Beginning & middle of school year donations.

  Clothing Donation: Year round Program when available

 

Call

T: 631-863-WISH

                   (9474)

 

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