LORI’S VOICE - APPLICATION OVERVIEW
We are glad you have applied to Lori’s Voice for financial assistance. This outline is intended to give you an idea of how our application process works. Our goal is to help as many children as meet the qualifications we have established. As permitted by our resources and determined solely by our Board of Directors Lori’s Voice may provide financial assistance to children who are:
- Under 18 years old,
- With a neuromuscular or degenerative disease (typically with mobility issues) and
- Have a financial need.
We assist families in paying for items they are unable to afford and are not covered by their insurance, this may include adaptive equipment, travel, therapy and other items. We expect that families have been working with the social services network and have been rejected by their insurance carrier. NOTE: Please submit a copy of the denial letter from your insurance to begin the process. Our assistance is financial rather than consultative, that is we do not recommend vendors or assist in negotiating purchases.
When major items are requested it is our expectation that the family is actively fundraising for the item and is seeking assistance from other charities and appropriate governmental agencies. Vehicles modified for handicap use are often requested. Currently our vehicle assistance is extended to residents of the Michigan counties of; Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan and Newaygo. Our assistance is limited and therefore we expect that other resources are providing the majority of the funds necessary for the purchase.
Your application will be assigned to one of our team members for action. That person will contact you to evaluate your need, your child’s situation and your financial capacity. They may also be able to direct you to resources, in addition to ourselves, that may be able to assist with your purchase. You may be requested to provide supporting information and documents, and/or doctor or therapist letter of recommendation, but we attempt to keep the process as simple and quick as possible. After your information is gathered a recommendation is made to the Board for assistance determination.
Michigan residents: Have you checked with Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) and Children with Special Needs Fund (CSNF)? If yes, and you have been denied, please submit a copy of the denial letter.
While it is not possible for us to help everyone our entirely volunteer organization is committed to help as many children as possible be the best that they can be.
This application can not be completed online. Please print and fill out as completely as possible and mail or email it to us at:
PO Box 66 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coopersville, MI 49404