Temporary Relief Fund
We know that life can be overwhelming for a family with a child or young adult with a disability. Many are struggling with unemployment, food insecurity, overdue bills, and loss of housing, but for special needs families, there is an added series of costs and stressors that come with caring for a child or young adult with a disability. The global pandemic also caused many special needs families to also lose critically necessary therapy services, school supports, in home care providers, and family support funds. Telic Cares is here to provide help to those in need.
WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Telic Empowerment is excited to be able to launch our Telic Cares Temporary Relief Fund! Thanks to a generous financial gift from a private donor, Telic Cares is able to provide temporary relief to special needs families. Funds are available for unexpected financial burdens, food, or medical costs in times of crisis. Each applicant will be carefully reviewed, and recipients will have a specific, individual need met, based on the application received. Each family will be briefly interviewed, participate in parent education, and proof of the existing need will be required. If you would like to assist us in helping families, please consider donating to Telic Cares Temporary Relief Fund. A one time donation of any amount is appreciated. A recurring donation will help us provide support to families each quarter. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will go to help a family in need. Telic Empowerment will not keep any portion of your donation. Thank you for helping us provide temporary relief to special needs families throughout the state of Georgia.
Your Support will Directly Help a Family in Need
TELIC CARES TEMPORARY RELIEF FUND APPLICATION
Assistance can be requested for the following pressing needs: Help with financial obligations (bills, utilities), food (groceries, formula, specialized diets), and help with medical care (prescriptions, co-pays, unpaid medical bills, therapies, equipment needed). Every family selected, will be encouraged to receive parent education via our Parent Empowerment Group, and will also receive additional disability resources that are requested for their special needs children and young adults.
A committee will review each application, and determine the recipients, as well as ensure that each family selected is contacted and receives the amount awarded in a timely manner. The introduction of the Telic Cares Temporary Relief Fund will continue our mission of providing support and resources to the disabled community, and increase our efforts of spreading disability awareness, education and inclusion.
Telic Cares is now accepting applications. To learn more about the application process and apply click below.