Emergency Assistance Fund
The NEHA Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) is available to help families and individuals in the bleeding disorders community in unusual, one-time, emergency situations. It is not intended to be a repeat yearly fund. It is supported by generous contributions from individuals and corporations committed to the bleeding disorders community. Examples of appropriate grants are for food, utility bills, transportation to treatment, rent support, medical supplies not covered by insurance, etc. The funds may be used for one time aid, which will significantly improve the applicantís quality of life. The fund is not meant to be used to remedy chronic financial problems, nor does it apply to insurance or mortgage payments, or drugs and factor supplies. Funding requests may be considered once a year for a maximum of $500.00.
To assist in the review and validation of applications for aid, the program usually accepts requests from hemophilia treatment centers and their affiliated social workers who are in the best position to evaluate individual consumer needs. These individuals usually know the candidates, understand their current financial state, and are better suited to determine the severity of the need for emergency funds. These agencies then submit the individualís application for emergency aid supported by proper documentation. Follow-up calls from the Chapter office are made when information is missing or to discuss the specific case when the need is unclear. Individual requests without HTC support may also be considered. Contact the NEHA office for more information.
There are a variety of academic scholarships available for students with bleeding disorders. Most of these scholarship applications are due in the spring preceding the year of enrollment. Please click the link below to access a variety of scholarships posted on the National Hemophilia Foundation Website. This information will be updated as new information and deadlines become available.
For more information on the general scholarships, click HERE:
Brochures and Literature 1-800-42-HANDI
While NEHA does not maintain a stockroom of brochures for distribution and sale, the NHF national office maintains an Information Resource Center called HANDI which supports our community. Since 1991, HANDI has grown to become a full-fledged resource center for coagulation disorders. Its primary objective has always been centered on service Ė answering consumerís questions, providing quality educational publications, making referrals to additional sources of assistance and responding to the needs of the entire community. The Information Specialists in HANDI are dedicated to answering your questions, and always maintaining individual confidentiality.
HANDIís current resource library collection contains more than 12,000 items. Article reprints, textbooks, educational publications, CD-ROMs, and videos can be used to answer both simple and difficult requests. Many of the materials HANDI provides are produced in-house.
HANDI staff members are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm EST, to answer your requests. Call them at 1-800-42HANDI or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests can also be faxed to (212) 328-3799. To access the catalog of publications available, please click HERE.