Client Support Services

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Fountain of Health
A hydration program which allows clients to receive sports drinks to assist in maintaining their hydration.

Circle of Friends
A sitting service that provides a trained sitter for hospitalized clients who are experiencing sickle cell episodes.

Coping and Connecting 
A series of client support groups.  Speakers as well as open discussion on sickle cell disease, related illnesses, social services and coping skills.  Adult   and caregivers meet monthly. Children and teens meet quarterly.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, Inc. is a 501© (3) whose mission is to provide support and advocacy services for individuals living with sickle cell.

The Emergency Assistance Program will provide assistance up to $150.00 annually to clients and/or their guardian / caregiver based on the financial need.

Eligibility

Candidates for the BRSCAF Emergency Financial Assistance Program must:

  • Be an adult with Sickle Cell Disease or a parent/guardian of a child with Sickle Cell Disease and a resident of one of our 11 parishes serviced here.
  • Meet certain income limit guidelines.
  • Present a valid picture.
  • Have a bill in client/guardian’s name.

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants must complete and submit all of the following materials together in one package.

A completed application form must include:

  • A copy of the current bill or disconnect notice, that the assistance is paying for. The bill must be in client/ guardian’s name.
  • Proof of income for all household members earning income.
  • Proof of residence in our service area.

The client/guardian is responsible for submitting all of the materials in person at BRSCAF, by email to brscaf@brscaf.org or by fax 225-334-0628.

Selection Criteria

Candidates are advised that this is a need-based process. The number of participants assisted will be dependent upon the availability of funds. Assistance will be based on a demonstrated financial emergency. Financial emergencies include but are not limited to: late notices, eviction/foreclosure letters. Disconnection notices, etc.

Each client can receive a maximum of up to $150 per rolling calendar year. Funds will be distributed directly to the company to which the funds are owed.

BRSCAF will evaluate all of the applications with fairness and regard for the challenges faced by each applicant.

BRSCAF will reserve the right to conduct interviews with applicants if it feels it is necessary to do so in order to make its final decisions.

Click here to download the BRSCAF Emergency Financial Assistance Application

Qualifying Income Guidelines

Household Size

Maximum Income Per

Household per month

1 person

$1739

2 people

$2275

3 people

$2810

4 people

$3345

5 people

$3880

6 people

$4415

7 people

$4516

8 people

$4616

9 people

$4716

10 people

$4817