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Patient Programs

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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with A.L.S. and lives in the New England area, please contact us at 508-759-9696 or email us. We will assist you in the application process for our programs.

Patient Services Coordinator Debbie Bell is a warm and caring liaison for the Foundation. She specializes in home visits and ensuring our patients get the attention and help they need. Debbie's cell number is 781-217-5480, and patients and their families are encouraged to call her anytime.


Our Outpatient Programs

Please contact the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation if you or anyone you know would like to utilize any of our programs. If you need financial assistance for a reason not listed here, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss eligibility.

The A. George Kerr Patient Fund

This fund is designed to assist our patients with the unique financial needs caused by living with ALS.

The Heath Millward Vacation Fund

This fund provides patients and their families with vacations that will allow them to celebrate their lives together. If travel is not in your plans, other opportunities (such as family reunions) exist through this fund.

The Children’s Program

Tailored to meet the needs of children impacted by this disease by providing financial assistance for expenses such as the holidays, back-to-school shopping, and summer camp.

We want to make these programs available to as many children as possible. If you or any patients you know have children that would be interested in participating in the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation’s children’s program, please email info@alsfamily.org with the names, telephone numbers, and/or e-mail address of the families.

The Jan Ferrara “Get Away for a Day" Fund

Provides funds for individuals, groups of patients, or caregivers to enjoy an outing of their choosing.

The Respite Care Grant Program

This program provides assistance for respite care to patient caregivers. These grants allow a caregiver a break from the rigors of their responsibility.

A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., Scholarship

Offsets the financial strain of a college education for a child of an ALS patient.


Guidelines & Application

Cape Cod Patient Fund

The Cape Cod Patient Fund has been generously funded by Cape Cod businesses and foundations and is earmarked for Cape-area patients and families.

For more information:

Phone: 508-759-9696
Email: alsfamily@aol.com