Our Work: Angel Fund
Our Work: Angel Fund
Rogers Foundation understands there are moments when reducing even the smallest obstacle in a patient’s life can significantly improve their chances for a successful treatment outcome. That is why Rogers Foundation offers current patients the opportunity to apply for an Angel Fund gift, with guidance from their clinical team, when they find themselves struggling financially during treatment.
The Angel Fund goes a long way in providing for the basic necessities of life and easing financial burdens that may accompany the road to recovery. The Angel Fund is proof that little things can make a BIG difference!
Imagine driving four hours round trip, five days a week, for two straight months to attend Rogers’ specialized outpatient program.
According to a nationwide survey by The Commonwealth Fund, up to 60% of survey respondents in states across the nation reported that they delayed or went without health care services due to financial hardship and/or struggled to pay out of pocket expenses.
Or, imagine flying your child across the country to attend 30 days of residential treatment.
It doesn’t take long for the soaring costs of travel to leave a gaping hole in your pocketbook. Angel Fund assistance include gas cards to help pay for daily commutes to treatment as well as airline, train, and bus tickets to help patients return home after treatment. It also helps families so they may come visit their loved one and take part in critical family therapy sessions.
Angel Fund donations assist many patients and their families in getting from home to help.
Bringing a loved one to residential or inpatient treatment can be both hopeful and heartbreaking. For some, this angst is compounded by the financial stress of how to pay for short-term stays related to this process. Other times, specialized outpatient treatment at Rogers is hundreds of miles from home, and the costs associated with lodging to be near treatment during the weekdays make access to care impossible.
The give of shelter can ease the journey. Donations to the Angel Fund make this possible for many patient families.
When your mind is focused on an overdue utility bill or how to pay for groceries, it makes it difficult to concentrate on treatment and sometimes impossible to remain in Rogers’ care for the recommended length of stay.
Seemingly smallacts of generosity can make all the difference in the world in maintaining life at home AND achieving long-term recovery.
Having a secure roof over your head is one of life’s core essentials and can be detrimental to recovery after treatment. However, lost wages can prevent some patients from having a place to return to, and for or those in our mental health and addiction program, returning immediately home may not be the best option. That’s why the Foundation honors requests for rent and other supportive living housing to alleviate worry about where to go once treatment concludes.
A donation to the Angel Fund is a bridge on the path to recovery.
In 2021, the Foundation distributed $22,000 in Angel Fund requests. In 2022, that number grew to $425,000.
We expect the need for assistance will continue to increase. Please help!
Contact Rogers Foundation by email or call 262-646-1646 to make a donation.
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