We understand the financial stress that can occur when children with cystic fibrosis have extended stays in the hospital, often in a city far from home. Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. has set up a special cache of funds available to families with children that are experiencing a hospital stay of at least 14 consecutive days.
If you or your family is in this extended stay position, please apply for financial assistance to help with mortgage, rent, utilities or any other basic necessities by asking your hospital social worker to reach out to us by sending an email to us at the address listed below. We will respond with the application and request a letter of referral. The number and amount of assistance will be determined by the board of directors depending on the amount of funds available at the time the application and referral are received.
Eligibility for our Extended Hospital Stay Fund Program is as follows:
1. Any dependent diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is eligible for consideration
2. In order to review the request for financial assistance, a hospital professional (Doctor, Nurse or Social Worker) must send a letter of referral.
This letter may be sent via facsimile, email or postal service and should include the following:
- Patient’s full name, date of birth, and diagnosis
- Name of parents or caregivers
- Past treatment information
- Dates of current hospital stay (must be a minimum of 14 days consecutive)
Financial assistance is typically a one-time payment for approved applicants paid to a third party vendor on applicant’s behalf. After this one time payment, additional letters of request from the hospital professional may be submitted to Claire’s Place Foundation if further assistance is needed.
Thank you so much for your interest in our program. If you are a child with cystic fibrosis or a family member of a child with cystic fibrosis interested in applying for our extended hospital stay financial assistance or life support program assistance, please have your hospital social worker contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.