Families with children battling brain tumors encounter many obstacles. Financial issues can play a big role in the stress for these families. Fortunately, there are some wonderful organizations that can help. Whether you are looking for help finding complimentary housing while your child is being treated at a facility far from your home, assistance with flight costs to a treatment program, or just general financial assistance due to the burden of medical costs and lost income due to your child’s illness, there is hope.
Air Care Alliance
A nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations dedicated to community service. The Air Care Alliance is an extensive central listing providing free air transportation services by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.
888 260-9707
815-572-9192
mail@aircareall.org
Believe In Tomorrow
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.
1-800-933-5470
410-744-1984
info@believeintomorrow.org
Children’s Angel Flight
Children's Angel Flight is dedicated to helping child patients and their families in need of travel for medical reasons.
703-335-9578
800-550-1767
info@childrensangelflight.org
Children’s Flight of Hope
Free air transportation to and from medical facilities for critically ill and injured children in need who are otherwise unable to travel to their destinations for financial or other reasons.
919.466.8593
919.655.1628
info@cfoh.org
Friends of Karen
Friends of Karen’s mission is to provide emotional, financial, and advocacy support for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope. Since our founding in 1978, we have served over 4,000 children and their families regardless of race, color, creed, sex or handicap in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
914-277-4547
Hosts for Hospitals
The mission of Hosts for Hospitals is to provide free lodging and support at volunteer-host homes as a caring response to the housing needs of patients and their families who come to the Greater Philadelphia area for specialized medical care.
215.472.3801
215.472.3803
info@hostsforhospitals.org
Lifeline Pilots
LifeLine Pilots is a volunteer core of over 500 pilots whose mission is to use their special skill of flying to help people with emergencies to reach medical centers.
1-800-822-7972
missions@lifelinepilots.org
Michael’s Way
The mission of Michael’s Way is to help the families of children with cancer to cope with the extraordinary expenses that come about as a direct result of the child’s illness.
215-591-9198
215-344-8040
Miracle Flights for Kids
Miracle Flights works with needy families, doctors, hospital personnel, and social workers to arrange for flights to medical treatment centers all over the country. When the barrier between a desperately ill child and medical treatment is distance, Miracle Flights for Kids makes the miles disappear.
(800) FLY-1711
(702) 261-0497
flightcoordinator@miracleflights.org
National Patient Air Transport
A referral helpline has been in existence since 1991, and offers referrals to the most appropriate charitable organization for families in need of medical air transportation assistance.
1-800-296-1217
1-800-550-1767
info@nationalpatienttravelcenter.org

 

Editor’s note: A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation has provided these connections as a service to our readership. We are entirely a third party to these entities and therefore do not endorse any one site. If you have other resources to recommend, please email us at contact@fightplga.org.