A Child's Voice Foundation
A Child’s Voice Foundation™ is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and managing programs that tangibly support and enhance the physical and emotional well being of financially disadvantaged children in Canada who are facing illness or disability. (source)
About Kids Life Line
Kids Life-Line is a vital program of A Child’s Voice Foundation that extends a helping hand when all other resources have been exhausted and there is no where else to turn. This unique program strives to provide a one time fulfillment, of a necessary product or service that will enhance a child’s quality of life and is not otherwise provided by healthcare plans, levels of government or other organizations. The goal of this program is to meet an immediate essential and sometimes critical need for a child. We understand that caring for a sick or disabled child can be financially challenging and sometimes life can take unexpected financial turns. This program is here to extend that much needed “life-line”. (source)
How Do I Apply?
To apply for assistance through the Kids Life-Line program your health or social care professional such as your doctor or social worker can contact the foundation for an in-take request package. This package MUST be filled out and submitted by the health or social care provider. The foundation reviews each request on an individual basis and strives to provide a response as soon as possible.
What Types of Products and Services are Covered?
The Kids Life-Line program strives to provide a one time fulfillment, of a necessary product or service that will enhance a child’s quality of life and is not otherwise provided by health care plans, levels of government or other organizations. The goal of this program is to meet an immediate essential and sometimes critical need for a child.
Some of the requests we have answered include and are not limited to:
Small medical equipment and supplies
Limited in-home nursing care or therapy
Required short term therapies
Transportation to and from medical appointments
Parking permits for hospital visits
Medication not covered by government or insurance
Dental procedures not covered by government or insurance
Specialized or needed furniture and equipment
What Types of Products or Services are Not Covered?
The foundation does not accept or cover requests for the following:
Bill payment assistance including and not limited to hydro, mortgage, phone, car payments etc.
Retroactive payments or payment reimbursement (example: a product or service has been paid for by the family and they would like the foundation to reimburse them)
Food and clothing, unless medically prescribed
Vehicle modifications or repairs
The purpose of this program is to fulfill an immediate and vital need for a child that will have a lasting long term affect on their physical and emotional well-being. Therefore, if our funding limit will not cover the full amount of the request we will be unable to grant support.
However, A Child’s Voice Foundation is happy to partner with other organizations through the Kids Life-Line to help fulfill a request for a child in need. Many times the foundation has contributed partial funds along with other organizations in order for the total request can be met. We do not want to turn one child away.