How We Help
Our programs address the financial and emotional wellbeing of patients and their families and caregivers. We work with our partnered hospitals to provide financial assistance and other immediate support to pediatric and adult patients awaiting or undergoing a heart transplant or critical cardio-thoracic surgical care.
Our Emergency Fund helps to alleviate the unanticipated financial burdens patients and their families experience when facing a lifesaving heart procedure. The program is delivered in close collaboration with social workers in the cardiac care units of four New York City hospitals: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center.
Because the needs of heart patients and their families exceed material necessities, we also deliver hope and comfort through Community Events. These events build a sense of community for heart patients and offer emotional sustenance by connecting patients, their families and their caregivers with others who have gone through similar experiences. Each community program is unique and is designed in close collaboration with hospital staff.
To date, our Community Events have benefited more than 3,000 patients and their families, offering essential respite from daily medical routines.
For information about upcoming community events, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Hope 4 Hearts Day
We select a family to create a personalized day of adventure and activities for a recovered heart disease patient and their family in NYC. Our mission is to re-inspire hope and improve the patient’s outlook on life, post surgery and heart procedures.
Some of the adventures and personalized service we provide include, but are not limited to:
– Sports game
– Broadway show
– Statue of Liberty
– Private car service
– Signed memorabilia
– Special PSA
Who We Help
For those we serve, lack of access to affordable housing and other essentials makes it even more difficult to face the challenges associated with undergoing a lifesaving cardiac procedure. The families we help are experiencing serious financial hardship and may be on the verge of bankruptcy or loss of housing due to the expenses associated with medical care. Many face difficult decisions about how to cover expenses for basic needs such as food, transportation, childcare and medication co-payments.
If you need assistance while seeking treatment for a heart transplant or other cardiac condition in New York, please have your social worker contact us at 866.958.2536 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.