LORI’S VOICE - APPLICATION OVERVIEW
We are glad you are considering applying 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. 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. Generally our vehicle assistance is limited to residents of the Michigan counties of; Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan and Newaygo. Our assistance is typically limited to $5000 with the expectation 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 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.
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.
Please download, complete the application and mail it to:
Lori's Voice, PO Box 66, Coopersville MI 49404
or email it to email@example.com