Who We Help
For those we serve, lack of access to affordable housing and other essentials makes it even more difficult to face the challenges associated with undergoing a lifesaving cardiac procedure. The families we help are experiencing serious financial hardship and may be on the verge of bankruptcy or loss of housing due to the expenses associated with medical care. Many face difficult decisions about how to cover expenses for basic needs such as food, transportation, childcare and medication co-payments.
We provide financial assistance to patients awaiting or undergoing a heart transplant or critical cardio-thoracic surgical care. Patients must be receiving treatment at one of our partner hospitals. We currently work with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. We help both pediatric and adult patients and their families.
If you need assistance while seeking treatment for a heart transplant or other cardiac condition in New York, please have your social worker contact us at 866.958.2536 ext. 1 or [email protected]