Mission Statement: NeedyMeds educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare.
Vision Statement: Our vision is affordable healthcare for all.
How we do it: NeedyMeds, a national non-profit, achieves its mission by providing information on healthcare programs, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs.
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. More than 1.3 million patients, family members, healthcare professionals, social workers and patient advocates use the NeedyMeds website each year. We regularly update data on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons. We also publish information about resources for specific diseases. All our information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration.
Directory for summer camp programs in California for children with special needs.
This database provides a list of retreats, camps and recreational programs for people of all ages — and their loved ones — that are living with specific conditions. Retreats and recreational programs can offer an escape from the challenges of day-to-day living with a disease and often much-needed support. In the camps group, there are certainly traditional ones — such as woody places with hiking for children — but many listings have a much broader definition of the term "camp" and include a much wider age group range. It is worth checking out. You may be able to find help for yourself and your family you never even knew was possible.
Simply search for a program through diagnosis for medical conditions, such as cancer, as well as non-medical conditions, such as social, emotional, psychological or educational issues or even bereavement, for example. You can also search by program name, a sponsoring organization or program location and narrow your parameter by utilizing the age filter, financial assistance or American Camp Association (ACA) Seal.
Please keep in mind that programs listed are not necessarily free or for financially needy children and families. However, some do offer financial aid, so use the Financial Assistance search or contact the individual program for details.