Spectrum of Support
Our Spectrum of Support program is a series of free events for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. This is achieved through a partnership with St. Luke's Rehabilitation Department. At our events, St. Luke's Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists are on hand to answer questions in a relaxed setting and interact with the children. The events are free to clients and include; movie night, rock climbing, resource night, bowling night, pool party, Halloween party, and track and field day. Parents and children enjoy these special days because it is a time to relax and have fun - no need to worry about being judged or having to apologize for behaviors.
Kim's Crusade is designed for cancer patients. Volunteers have assembled over 150 specialized Care Bags for our clients diagnosed with cancer and also for patients at St. Luke's Hematology Oncology and Children's Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Turn To Us, Inc.'s Oncology Committee is developing a Cancer Resource Binder containing local and national resources which includes information on how to apply for assistance. Events to bring cancer patients together have included an Ice Cream Social and Color Run both on National Cancer Survivor's Day along with free meditation and yoga. We are excited to grow this program in 2020.
Keegan's Kash is designed to provide financial support to individuals and their families who are experiencing the impact of a major or chronic illness. The program assists with paying for nutritional needs, co-pays, prescriptions, hotel stays, and medical equipment. Equipment includes but is not limited to wheelchairs, walkers, ramps, commodes, feeding tube supplies, and specialty undergarments. Clients submit an application for assistance to Turn To Us, Inc. including documentation of their illness and financial need. Upon approval of their application, Turn To Us, Inc. pays the financial assistance to the company owed; not through a check or cash given directly to the client.
Krysta's Miles That Matter
Krysta's Miles That Matter is a partnership with The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund and Turn To Us, Inc. to provide clients with gas gift cards from Giant and other local gas stations to ease the financial strain of traveling back and forth to treatments and appointments.
Utility Assistance program assists clients and their families with electric, heating, water bills and at times rent and mortgage payments. Most clients push off utility bills in order to pay for other expenses such as gas for transportation to and from appointments, and, of course, medical bills. Utility companies allow missed payments but eventually clients may receive shut off notices. Our goal is to help clients and their families avoid getting to this point. Clients submit an application for assistance to Turn To Us, Inc. including documentation of the illness and financial need. Upon approval of their application, Turn To Us, Inc provides financial assistance paid directly to the company, not through a check or cash given directly to the client.