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Resources for Patients

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need.  MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans.

http://www.mowaa.org/Page.aspx?pid=253

Dept of Health & Human Services
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/

Transportation Assistance (AARP)

AARP Bulletin Online has compiled a state-by-state list of local transportation options to help you quickly access transportation in your community.

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/gettingaround/articles/state-by-state_guide.html

Housing Disabled Veterans

Federal Grant to help certain severely disabled veterans acquire a home which is suitably adapted to meet the special needs of their disabilities.

http://www.federalgrantswire.com/specially-adapted-housing-for-disabled-veterans.html

Low Income Grants for Disabled Renters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the awarding of grants totaling $39.9 million in 21 states to assist non-elderly individuals and families with disabilities in leasing affordable private housing. "Because of their special needs, young people with disabilities often face difficulties finding suitable, accessible housing they can afford," said HUD Secretary Mel Martinez. "These vouchers will give them the financial assistance they need to find safe, affordable housing."

http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa110702a.htm

Arthritis Foundation

Make life easier with daily-living tips and advice for everything from housecleaning to cooking to traveling. You’ll also find resources to deal with stress, relationships and consumer health issues.

http://www.arthritistoday.org/daily-living/index.php

ALS Association

 By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

http://www.alsa.org/

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=Advanced_Affiliate_Search

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Through the Society’s fifty-state network of chapters, assistance is provided to over a million people annually. Chapters encourage personal empowerment with employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy issues.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/find-a-chapter/index.aspx

Traumatic Brain Injury

Locating a TBI resource center can be a time-consuming and frustrating process.  We have organized a complete resource center, separated by state and category, to help you work your way through the maze of advocacy, resources and funding for the traumatic brain injury care you need. Click on your state to display the resources in your area.

http://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/

Family Caregiver Alliance

If you are providing care to an older or disabled family member or friend, you know that navigating the long-term care system can be difficult. This state-by-state resource is intended to help you locate government, nonprofit, and private programs in your area. It includes services for family caregivers, as well as resources for older or disabled adults living at home or in a residential facility. It also includes information on government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and much more.

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/fcn_content_node.jsp?nodeid=2083

ARCH- National Respite Network

The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.

http://chtop.org/ARCH/National-Respite-Locator.html

Well Spouse Association

WSA is a community of spousal caregivers who understand the daily trials and challenges of being a spousal caregiver.  Are you looking to talk to others who are spousal caregivers?  Would you like to attend an in-person support group? Can you visualize some respite time to allow yourself a break from your care giving duties?

http://www.wellspouse.org/

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

http://www.ucp.org/

Muscular Dystrophy

Of the many challenging aspects of learning you're diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder, understanding where to begin once the diagnosis is confirmed can be a major obstacle for many. The following resources, listed by state, can provide a valuable link between those newly diagnosed and getting the services and resources they desperately need.

http://www.mda.org/clinics/state-resources.html

American Stroke Foundation

Ten Guidelines for Interacting with a Stroke Survivor

http://www.americanstroke.org/content/view/91/125/

 



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