Our Work: Angel Fund
Our Work: Angel Fund
When it comes to the road to recovery, Rogers understands there are moments when reducing even the smallest impediment can make a constructive difference. That is why clinical teams at Rogers’ programs across the country can have their patient apply to the Foundation’s Angel Fund when they see that an individual or family is 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!
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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.
There are times when even a minor financial concern can seem unsurmountable on the journey to recovery. You can help. Your donation to the Angel Fund will assist current patients at Rogers in the following ways:
Bringing a child or adolescent to residential or inpatient treatment can be both hopeful and heartbreaking. For some parents, this angst is compounded by the financial stress of how to pay for a hotel stay related to this admission process. Other times, specialized treatment at Rogers is hundreds of miles from home and the costs associated with lodging located near treatment make access to care impossible. These are the type of instances when clinicians step in and help their patient reach out to Rogers Foundation and apply for an Angel Fund gift to cover hotel stays.
When your mind is focused on an overdue utility bill or how to pay for groceries that week, it makes it difficult to concentrate on treatment and sometimes impossible to remain in Rogers’ care for the recommended length of stay. Requests for seemingly small daily expenses can make all the difference in the world in maintaining life at home AND achieving long-term recovery.
Nobody should have to choose between seeking care and putting food on the table!
Addiction recovery takes fortitude. It can also take a place to live while moving through recovery. Angel Fund requests can lend assistance with rent or related costs associated with sober living facilities.
The Foundation frequently receives requests for help with travel expenses—especially as travel costs continue to soar. Angel Fund assistance can include gas cards to help pay for daily commutes to treatment or airline, train, and bus tickets to help patients return home after treatment. We also help patients’ families with travel arrangements so they may come to visit their loved one while in treatment or take part in a family therapy session.
Rogers’ treatment teams will also reach out to the Foundation for requests that benefit their overall programs. These requests can be as simple as new stuffed animals for the children on the inpatient unit or musical instruments for teens in one of our residential programs. Art supplies and games are also in high demand.
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Research. Awareness. Education. Activism. Encouragement. Hope. You have the power to save lives! By standing up in the fight against mental health and addiction challenges, you are telling the world that there is no place in this world for stigma. There is hope. By donating your time and resources, you are telling those in need that you support them. They are not alone. Together, we can make a difference!