The HCA Healthcare Hope Fund understands we may not be able to assist every colleague who has a need. For situations that are outside our guidelines or additional needs after a grant has been provided, please find below additional resources that may be able to help.
Have suggestions of organizations to add to these lists? Please email us.
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This year has exposed all of us to an array of emotions ― grief, fear, anxiety, loss and loneliness. These stressful feelings are expected in a crisis. They make us human. But you don’t have to deal with them on your own. If you feel overwhelmed or discouraged, you should know that you have people, resources and tools to help through the HCA Healthcare Healthy Living Program. Note: Program eligibility may vary by location.
On Demand Webinars
Choose Browse All Topics then Resources from the Beacon Health Wellbeing website for the below webinars:
- Workplace Suicide Prevention During COVID 19 Pandemic and Beyond
- Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself So You Can Be at Your Best
- Communication for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19
- Conquering Fear & Anxiety
- Depression Awareness and Treatment
Below are the top rated charities that may be able to help with paying for specific medical conditions and expenses. Contact the charity that may apply to your condition. For example, if you have arthritis needs, contact the “Arthritis Foundation.”
- American Brain Tumor Association
- American Kidney Fund
- American Liver Foundation
- American Lung Association
- Arthritis Foundation
- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
- Epilepsy Foundation & Research Foundation
- First Candle/SIDS Alliance
- Huntington's Disease Society of America
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
- Lupus Foundation of America
- Lupus Research Institute
- Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- National Hemophilia Foundation
- National Jewish Health
- National Kidney Foundation
- National Organization for Rare Disorders
- Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Need family support for school-age children as well as your little ones? Bright Horizons is here to help, with enhanced services!
Exclusive Access to Childcare Centers: If you are looking for full-time childcare, this center locator will help you find centers that are convenient for your family. Many centers are offering full-day school-age care to coincide with the local school systems. If you find a Bright Horizons center that meets your need, these centers will offer a registration credit and priority enrollment. Once you have found a center that meets your need, simply reach out to the center director.
Virtual Homework Help: Through virtual sitting (available today via Sittercity), a sitter can:
- Help with schoolwork
- Play games to keep students occupied
- Guide students through engaging activities
Tutoring: If you have children who may need some extra help with school work, Bright Study is your go-to resource. Accessed through Bright Horizons, Bright Study provides online and in-person tutoring options and even personalized educational/academic plans to help you and your child stay on track. Tutoring is available for a child of any age.
Natural disasters can strike at any time and it is important to be prepared at a moment’s notice to have critical items to keep you and your family safe. FEMA recommends important items you will need in case of an emergency situation. Keep these items in a backpack or bag so you can just pick it up and go! Remember to rotate the perishable items every 6-12 months to ensure freshness. For more information on Preparedness for you and your family or other helpful ideas, please visit: http://www.ready.gov
Utility Bills: Benefits.Gov
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs.
Where can you turn if you have questions about managing your finances, planning for retirement, saving for education or getting out of debt? As an HCA Healthcare-affiliated employee, you have access to a FREE resource that can help you get the answers you need and be FINANCIALLY FIT FOR LIFE. HCA has partnered with Financial Finesse, the country’s leading provider of unbiased financial education programs, to introduce the new Financial Fitness Program and help you learn, plan, save and prosper.
The HCA Financial Fitness Program gives you free, unlimited, confidential access to:
- A personal Financial Wellness Assessment
- A customized online Financial Learning Center
- An experienced team of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professionals
How to participate:
- Visit the Financial Finesse Website
- Call the HCA Financial Fitness Helpline at(877) 234-1809. Representatives are available Monday - Friday, 8am to 7pm, Central time (except holidays).
What Happens When You Call the Financial Fitness Helpline?
You can speak to a full-time financial educator who previously worked as a Certified Financial Planner. The educator can answer your questions about any financial topic and help you develop a personalized action plan to achieve your financial goals. The only focus is providing unbiased education to help you build a financial foundation and make the best decisions about your finances and benefits.
On Demand Webinars
Choose Coronavirus and Your Mental Health from the Beacon Health Wellbeing website
- Budgeting When Income is Uncertain
- Investor Education – Strategies During Volatile Markets
The following organizations are providing food assistance to those with a need:
- Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
- Hunger Free Colorado
- North Texas Food Bank
- San Antonio Food Bank
- Houston Food Bank
- Humble Area Assistance Ministries (Houston)
- The Food Bank of Central and East North Carolina
Call the HCA Healthcare Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 800-434-5100 for more information about food assistance and other helpful resources within your local community.
- American Red Cross – help with electric and heating bills, health and safety classes, disaster assistance and aid to military families
- Catholic Charities – no matter your background or religion, this organization may be able to provide financial help, cash assistance or other resources in crisis. They also assist with medical bill assistance.
- National Assistance League – local centers focus on meeting the needs for that community including a common program to assist with school clothes, books and items for students
- Operation Homefront – emergency financial assistance, grants, counseling and other aid for military personnel
- Operation Round Up – offered by utility and gas companies in many states, providing energy assistance funds and grants to families in need of help
- Salvation Army Family Emergency Assistance – The Salvation Army can be contacted for help with heating, utility and electric bills as well as clothing, food and counseling
- Urban League – provides services, counseling, job programs and indirect financial assistance to low income and working poor focusing on medical needs, employment and education
- YMCA – offers services for entire family, with a focus on children, the unemployed and job seekers. Assistance in some areas includes properly feeding children including over the summer and holidays.
- YWCA – resources are focused on helping women, their children, single parents and those struggling with services such as affordable day care, job training, transitional housing and more