About the fund:
Help support displaced home care workers (attendants, nurses, therapists and social workers) affected by the devastating destruction in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While home care agencies are finding ways to continue operations, thousands of home care agency employees continue to care for their patients even though they have suffered personally from the destruction caused by these Hurricanes.
The Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H), the Home Care Association of Florida and the Homecare Association of Louisiana (HCLA) have partnered together to establish a 501(c)(3) super fund designed solely to provide financial relief to home care workers affected by natural disasters. With 2017 shaping up to be a historic year for natural disasters in many parts of the country, the TAHC&H, HCAF and HCLA will ensure all donations collected go to home care workers in FEMA-designated disaster counties who have suffered significant property damage or loss. As home care workers care for their patients, their industry is poised to care for them.
Please give today and help provide relief to home care workers trying to recover, get back to work and continue to care for patients under extraordinary circumstances.
Ways to donate:
Please send checks, money orders, or cashier checks payable to: Homecare Recovery Fund, Inc., to 3737 Executive Center Dr., Suite 268, Austin TX, 78731 or to 2236 Capitol Circle NE, Suite 206, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Please note: A link to donate electronically by credit card will be active soon.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a home care employee seek assistance from the Relief Fund?
Home care employees can apply for assistance by completing an application here or you may print, complete and fax an application to: Attention Homecare Recovery Fund, Inc.; Texas Fax (512) 338-9496 or Florida Fax (337) 231-0089
How does a home care employee qualify for assistance from the Relief Fund?
To be considered, the applicant must be employed by a licensed Home
& Community Support Services Agency in a FEMA county- designated
disaster area. The employee must also live in one of the FEMA-designated
disaster counties and have suffered from significant property loss or
damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey or Irma.
Who will determine if I qualify for Relief Funds?
Financial gifts will be determined by a volunteer task force comprised
of TAHC&H, HCAF and HCLA members. All applicant's names and agency
employer will be redacted as part of the consideration process.
Assistance fund monies will be paid directly to the recipient.