Help for Low Income Americans

This was posted by Shelia on another of Ben's sites and is reposted here for your information.

Sheila

HELP FOR LOW INCOME AMERICANS

SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SERVICES LISTED BELOW, NOT JUST PRESCRIPTION HELP.

Can't Afford Your Prescription Medication?
Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who qualify.
FIND THE MANUFACTURER OF YOUR NEDICINE (IF YOU ARE TAKING JUST ONE) AND THEIR HELP SITE SHOULD BE BELOW. FOR MANY MEDICINES, THERE ARE VARIOUS WEBSITES BELOW.
http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com - 1-866-■■■■■■■■
http://www.mhsanctuary.com/add/rx.htm
http://www.themedicineprogram.com/
http://www.volunteersinhealthcare.org/home.htm
kidsandfamilies.org/communications/bts/http://covering
http://www.freemedicineprogram.com/drug/ELDER+TONIC/
http://www.mycancernews.com/viatical.html
http://www.cancercare.org/HelpingHandsGuide/HelpingHandsGuideList.cfm?c=49
http://www.helpingpatients.org/
http://www.mhsanctuary.com/add/rx.htm
http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/content/drugAssistance/
https://www.merck.com/pap/pap/consumer/request_application.jsp
http://www.sch-plough.com/schering_plough/corp/patient_programs.jsp
http://www.phrma.org/
http://www.hrsa.gov/osp/dfcr/obtain/obtain.htm
http://www.lillyanswers.com/
http://www.benefitscheckup.com/


Direct links to the food stamp site -- officially the USDA Food & Nutrition
Service
Frequently asked questions --
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/faqs.htm
Applicants and recipients
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/applicant_recipients/default.htm

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal
program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child
care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches
to children each school day.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/Default.htm

Modest Needs is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that
began as one man's personal project in March of 2002. Since that time, Modest
Needs has become a community of unlikely philanthropists dedicated to helping
others as best we can with what we have.
http://www.modestneeds.org/

Find a National Depression Screening Day site near you
(for members of the public wanting to take a free anonymous screening)
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/locator/NDSDmap.htm

A national free eye care program for low-income working Americans that is
now open year round. See web site or call 1-800-■■■■■■■■.
http://www.aoa.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?site=AOAstage&WebCode=VISIONUSA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is
responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance
Program(SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.
http://cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?fromhcfadotgov=true

Links to help with Disabilities.
http://www.disabilitypolicycenter.org/relatedlinks.htm

Sources of Free or Low-Cost Food and Nutrition Materials
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/pubs/bibs/gen/freelow.html


A list of directories of grantmakers by state/region/city
http://fdncenter.org/learn/topical/sl_dir.html

Volunteers in Health Care staff have prepared the following list of links
useful to those serving the uninsured.
http://www.volunteersinhealthcare.org/links.htm

Insurance for kids
Insure Kids Now.gov
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov

Patient assistance programs
http://helpingpatients.org/

Prescription medications are an important part of total patient care
http://www.rxassist.org/default.cfm

Free Medicine For Low Income People http://www.mhsanctuary.com/add/rx.htm

Merck Patient Assistance Program
https://www.merck.com/pap/pap/consumer/request_application.jsp

Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitatforhumanity.com

WIC
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Food Banks in the United States
http://www.wadv.org/foodbank.htm

Administration for Children and Families and Domestic Violence
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opa/facts/domsvio.htm

Energy Assistance: Home Heating and Cooling
http://www.ncat.org/liheap/referral.htm

Free or Low-cost Medical/Dental Care
http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc/

Financial Help to Pay for Home Heating and Cooling
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap/faq.htm

Head Start (Administration for Children & Families
http://www.headstartinfo.org/infocenter/infocenter.htm

Job Opportunities for Low-income People
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/dcdp/joli/welcome.htm

Medicaid - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/mover.asp

Resources to Help Children and Families
http://www.ncfy.com/Resources.htm

State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Links
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/news/welfare/stlinks.htmSingle

Touched Twice
http://www.touchedtwice.org/index.html
Touched Twice provides free clinics and more to the less fortunate.
many of the clinics provide free food, clothing, dental and medical
care, free haircuts, free legal, financial and spiritual advice. free
clinics located in the US.

a leading resource for senior related information
http://www.friendly4seniors.com/_search.asp

Get Connected: Afford-A-Phone
The Lifeline telephone discount program, also known as "Lifeline
Assistance", gives people with low incomes a discount on the basic monthly service for
either their wireline or wireless phone. The Link-Up America program pays for
a portion of your wireline or wireless installation or activation fee
excluding the handset.
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/getconnected/faqs.html#signup

Listing Of Free Clinics
http://www.medkind.com/FCF/

Ron, Thank you for sending the Help for Low Income America sites! I copied it and printed out the copy. At this point in time, I'm doing OK, but may need this information at a point in time. It would be great to keep Help for Low Income America on the AVM Suvivor Network site for ever! You do a fantastic job helping so many people on the site! Thanks for being a gift to all of us!

I am able to get my Lamictal free from the manufacture. It helps A LOT! Angel Food is a great program and have high quality food. Never been disappointed. Also don’t forget about your local food pantry.

Wow. Thank you SO much for the information! I will start looking into some of those resources and what they can offer, as it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet. Really appreciate your posting all of these.

Hi Ron. I am bumping this discussion up a notch again in case we have anyone new or old who may need help!

Hello Everyone! I would like to inform you of a non-profit foundation that was formed for those afflicted with Vascular malformations and their families. They are still accepting applications for 2011. There site is www.friendsoftreasure.com When you get to the site click on the contact us and send them an email of your need.Friends of Treasure Foundation

You rock…this is amazing information. These links cover all the bases. This should be permantly on AVM site… Knowledge and Good Information helps to stop the fears and it will easy the stress…Thank You

Ron,
Thank you so much for posting this - these resources will benefit many people!

Lion’s Club Health, Vision & Community Programs http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/index.php

Hello everyone! Friends of Treasure is holding a fundraiser. The Miss Amazing Pageant. This will help provide funds for 2012 application. Please visit our facebook page Friends of Treasure Non Profit or website www.friendsoftreasure.com We welcome all contestants :slight_smile:
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Here are resources for Californians @ http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/dmhc_consumer/hp/hp_uninsured.aspx.

Ron, Thank you for sending the Help for Low Income America sites! I copied it and printed out the copy. At this point in time, I'm doing OK, but may need this information at a point in time. It would be great to keep Help for Low Income America on the AVM Suvivor Network site for ever! You do a fantastic job helping so many people on the site! Thanks for being a gift to all of us!

I'll definitely pass on - thanks for sharing.

Going to put this up here again for any new members who might need the info!

Thank you so much, everyone on here is always so supportive and helpful. Makes this all a little easier!

Great information! Thank you so much.