Granting opportunities for a full recovery
Much like physical illness, mental health and addiction challenges have physical markers and physical symptoms, and like physical illness, proper treatment is essential to mental health recovery. Yet in the United States, there are huge inequities between medical and mental health insurance coverage. This can make it next to impossible for those suffering from mental health and addiction challenges to receive the level of care needed to regain healthy and productive lives.
Part of this is due to insurers definitions of “recovery.” In many instances, insurance only pays for a limited scope and time period for mental health treatment, resulting in the treatment process being cut short. Without being given time to gain the skills needed to sustain long-term recovery, a premature and abrupt end to treatment can create a crisis-stabilization-crisis cycle that that is difficult for many people to overcome.
Rogers’ intensive outpatient and residential programs are known for their sussessful outcomes, but for those lack the financial resources to complete the program, it can be a major stumbling block to making life worth living.
To stem this tide, the Foundation provides to families who have limited insurance as well as for those whose personal resources are depleted. Stories of garage and estate sales, second mortgages and draining retirement funds are not unusual. This financial assistance program puts patients first by providing free treatment to those in need.
Grants are initiated by a patient’s treatment team and are available to those who meet the criteria established by the Foundation.
For patients who receive a grant, it is a life-changing gift. Being able to receive appropriate amount of treatment can mean all the difference in sustain recovery for a lifetime. Your donation will help us ensure that we will have funding available, enabling us to respond to a greater number of patients and families.
Here are some messages from grateful patients and families who receive a Patient Care Grant:
Each week, we had to fight with the insurance agency to keep our daughter in treatment. After the 4th week, they were going to send her home and that’s when we received your grant. The extra time made the world of difference. We are so grateful for Rogers! It is our miracle that we have been praying for.
I wanted to send you this note after having received your letter and official notice of The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation grant. The impact your generosity has made is humbling and life changing. Our family has been blessed by the entire Rogers Family. What you do matters so much to families such as mine that needed that little gift.
“I have missed enormous opportunities and lost numerous relationships because of my struggle with OCD. I am grateful for organizations like this foundation and facilities like Rogers that help people with mental health challenges. I am on the road to getting my life back on course. I am thankful for the caring and generous donors of the Foundation and Rogers Behavioral Health.”