Approximately 17% of Arizona children have special health care needs, ranging from severe infections, cancer and congenital heart defects to life-threatening accidents, such as car accidents or near drownings.
The costs associated with caring for children living with one or more of these conditions can cause severe emotional and financial hardship for families. The Care Fund seeks to eliminate that stress by working with hospital social workers, physicians, health care professionals, hospitals and clinics to refer families to its Mortgage and Rent Assistance Program.
Since its inception, Care Fund has provided over $1.6 million in emergency mortgage and rent assistance.
– Mike Brown, Care Fund