Greetings! As Founder and Executive Director of Here For a Reason, Inc. (HFAR), I'd like to welcome you and say thanks for your interest in the organization. There is a variety of information about the organization on our website, but I'd first like to share with you a bit of my background and why I am so passionate about our mission.
My name is Melanie and I am a single mother to a set of twins, both with their own unique needs. One has autism and the other has a rare genetic disorder which requires 100% dependence on an adult. As a working mother and the sole provider for my family, I understand, first hand, the challenges associated with managing the needs of a medically complex child. It's unfortunate and disheartening that the convoluted guidelines and restrictions built into the health insurance system (private and state) often negatively impact the ability of some families to secure adequate care. We have received numerous medical denials for home nursing, durable medical equipment, enteral feeding supplies, and other vital services.
I decided to turn my lemons into lemonade by creating this organization. My goal is for HFAR to serve families that are in need of additional support to receive services, acquire equipment and/or supplies, and cover out of pocket expenses.
Lastly, I am extremely proud to say that our Board of Directors, whom I consider to be the backbone of this organization, has direct involvement with the special needs community. I want to welcome you again, and reiterate: Everyone is Here For a Reason, including YOU!
HFAR is funded and operated by donations. Your generous contribution will enable the organization to further support the special needs community.
Our aim is to alleviate the financial impact that is incurred while caring for a family member with a medically complex condition. We will provide a wide array of services and items, including but not limited to, new and gently used medical equipment, incontinence supplies, oral and enteral feeding necessities, travel assistance, and funds to assist families in financial crisis. In addition, Here For A Reason, Inc. will provide educational resources on financial topics that are available to benefit them. Here For A Reason, Inc.'s goal is to bridge the gap for families that have been overlooked by their existing network of providers.
Applicants will go through a screening process conducted by our organization to determine eligibility for funding. To learn more about areas of need eligible for HFAR funding, click the link below.