We understand the financial stress that can occur when people 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 CF patients as well as families with CF children that are experiencing a hospital stay of at least 14 consecutive days or have experienced within the last calendar year.
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 monthly bills by asking your hospital worker to submit a referral on your behalf. Once the referral is received, an application will be sent directly to the individual or family. 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:
- Any child or adult diagnosed with cystic fibrosis who has experienced a 14 consecutive day hospital stay within the last calendar year.
- In order to review the request for financial assistance, a hospital professional (Doctor, Nurse or Social Worker) must submit a referral via the link below.
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, we are here to help!