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Assistance Programs


Financial Relief

Funds, not to exceed $500, will be provided for covered home expenses or out-of-pocket costs for medical supplies including (Durable medical equipment, incontinence supplies, and enteral feeding supplies/formula)

Home Expenses

  • For primary residence where the applicant resides
  • The billing due date must be greater than 21 days from your completed application date (your application is not complete until all required documentation has been submitted)
  • The billing statement must be in the parent or legal guardian’s name. If you are the applicant must be in your name
  • Only one (1) bill will be paid per application, not to exceed $500
  • Covered home expenses:
    • Mortgage/Rent
    • Utility (water, gas, electric)
    • Cable
    • Internet
    • Home Phone
    • Cell Phone (for the applicant only)

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

  • Payment, not to exceed $500, for items that are not affordable by the applicant and are not covered by insurance
  • Covered Durable Medical Equipment includes:
    • Prescribed DME equipment
    • Incontinence Supplies
    • Enteral Feeding Supplies including Formula


Travel Assistance

  • Upcoming appointment must be 4 weeks or greater from your completed application date (your application is not complete until all required documentation has been submitted)
  • Must provide upcoming appointment information: from your patient portal or on doctors letterhead
    • Must include patient name, date of appointment, the name of clinic/office, and the address.
  • Must send back doctors note in order to apply again for this program


Assistance Process

Submit all required documentation within 30 days of your submitted application using one of the following methods

Upload: Click here to upload your file

Mail: Here For A Reason, Inc., 3261 Old Washington Rd. Suite 2020, Waldorf, MD 20602

Depending on the assistance you have applied for will determine how soon you will receive services. Be sure to add applications@hereforareason.org to your safe senders list

Application Requirements

Financial Relief

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

  • Medically necessary letter from a physician
  • Insurance Denial letter (if applicable)
  • Vendor invoice including:
    • Full company name, address, and phone number
    • Equipment or Product
    • Itemized cost, quantity, and total

Home Expenses

  • Valid proof of medical condition from one of the following
    • Medical necessary letter from a physician
    • Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • For the primary residence of the applicant
    • If the applicant is a minor, proof of residency must be in the form of:
      • A rental property lease or statement from the property owner or agent with the address, parties to the lease, time period of the lease, and names of persons residing there.
      • Records for school or childcare enrollment, government benefits, medical care or health insurance, or other similar documents showing your address and the address of the
        dependent.
  • The billing due date must be greater than 21 days from your completed application date (your application is not complete until all required documentation has been submitted)
  • The billing statement must be in the parent or legal guardian’s name. If you are the applicant must be in your name
  • Only one (1) bill will be paid per application, not to exceed $500
  • Covered expenses:
    • Mortgage/Rent
    • Utility (water, gas, or electric)
    • Cable
    • Internet
    • Home Phone
    • Cell Phone (for the applicant only)

Travel Assistance

  • The application must be approved at least 4 weeks prior to the appointment
  • Must provide upcoming appointment information from your patient portal or doctor’s letterhead. Must include:
    • Patient name
    • Date of appointment
    • Doctor’s Name
    • Clinic Address
    • Clinic Phone Number
  • Must send back doctor’s note to be able to apply again for our programs. The document can be uploaded here


Application Terms & Conditions

Application Review: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You must submit all required documentation within 30 days of your submitted application. All decisions are made by the HFAR review committee.

Covered Home Expenses: The expense must be for the primary residence where the applicant resides. Covered expenses include rent, mortgage, water, electricity, gas, cable, internet, home phone, cell phone (for the applicant only).

Documentation: All required documents must be sent to us within 30 days of your submitted application.

Durable Medical Equipment: HFAR provides up to $500 for out-of-pocket costs.

Funding Criteria: HFAR does not have any restrictions on the applicant’s income, age, or region within the US.

Medical Criteria: HFAR will provide assistance to any applicant who has a chronic condition that requires care from a specialist. The condition must present at the time of the application and when services/funds are rendered.

Payment: All funding is sent directly to the provider. No funds are distributed directly to families, except for gas cards, which are distributed from our third-party vendor in the form of a Visa gift card.

Re-Applying: Applicants awarded funding must wait for 12-months before submitting another application, with the exclusion of gas cards where you must wait at least 8 weeks.

—Here For A Reason (HFAR) reserves the right to distribute funds at its sole discretion. HFAR may pursue restitution for funding if it is determined that the information submitted on the application is false.—


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How often do you review applications?

Applications can be submitted at any time, however, we review completed applications every Wednesday. If a holiday falls on a Wednesday, that week’s applications will be reviewed on the following Wednesday. For example, if New Year’s Day (January 1) falls on Wednesday, we will not review the applications for that week until the following Wednesday, January 8.


Where do I submit my documentation for my application?

All required documents must be submitted to us within 30 days of your application.

Upload: Click here to upload your file

Mail: Here For A Reason, Inc., 3261 Old Washington Rd. Suite 2020, Waldorf, MD 20602


What are considered home expenses?

Mortgage/Rent, Utility (water, gas, electric), Cable, Internet, Home Phone, Cell Phone (for the applicant only)


What is your funding criteria?

Here For A Reason, Inc. does not have any restrictions on the applicant’s income, age, or region within the US.


I don’t need assistance, but I’d like to donate. How do I do so?

Online: Donate Now

Cashapp: $HereForAReason

Mail: Here For A Reason, Inc. 3261 Old Washington Rd. Suite 2020 Waldorf MD 20602


Information presented herein is subject to change at the discretion of the organization. In no way does Here For A Reason, Inc. represent or replace licensed medical care.