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    Support after treatment: the bills keep piling up

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      BoiseB

      Don't forget to go to your local church. They can help with some things though small it helps out. My church helped me get some equipment (walker, shower chair etc) They also helped me pay for medications which were unexpectedly high and not covered by insurance.

      almost 4 years ago
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      AlizaMLS

      Dear syed786,

      Hi, I'm Aliza, the site's unofficial resident Medical Librarian. You've received some great answers here, but I have another avenue you may want to explore after you've tried the others. BoiseB mentioned your religious community, but following that are the charities that are affiliated with each religion - Catholic Charities, The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. I'm sure that there are Social Workers at each (I know that there are at the Jewish Board) and certainly there are administrative personnel at the others, if not. It may also be wise to have your clergyperson touch base with them (in case she/he knows a contact person) but you can call them directly and explain your situation. They may be able to be very helpful.

      Wishing you the best,
      Aliza

      almost 4 years ago
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      BoiseB

      I would also like to add that many of the Charities mentioned do not require you to be of that religion (or any religion for that matter) They exist so their members can practice charity and they don't really care what religion the people are they practice on. I have worked with Interfaith Counsels in several different locations and I have found that most religions are willing to help anyone

      almost 4 years ago
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