Grace Clinic, which provides prescription medications and health care for low-income and uninsured Benton and Franklin county residents, is hoping to greatly enhance and increase community access to the drug assistance programs by offering information and help in applying for the prescription drug assistance. The program helps those who have chronic diseases because medications to treat conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can be very expensive. Find additional ways to get free prescriptions.
Grace Clinic has hired a prescription assistance coordinator and the clinic has begun to offer help to its clients last fall. Since then, almost 70 of the clinic's patients have received almost $80,00 worth of prescription medications. The assistance program not only helps patients, but they also help doctors' offices.
Doctors and hospitals are help as there probably is not a single physician in the Tri-Cities who doesn't have patients who can be helped and benefit from this assistance program. Dial 509.735.2300
Over 31 non profits in Washington will be receiving federal grants to distribute to residents in need. Benton Franklin Community Action Committee will be using the stimulus money to job placement, support training, and a variety of emergency services. 509-545-4042
In total, almost $12 million in grants will be provided for charities and agencies to provide emergency, rent help, mortgage and foreclosure assistance, shelter, food and other programs to people throughout the state and Pasco Washington.
This aid will help thousands of families and individuals with meeting basic needs, and it will provide additional support in the form of job placement services for low income to help them find new jobs in their communities and increase their income.
The CAC executive director said the agency will receive almost $1 million to be used for a variety of assistance programs including rent help, emergency services, mortgage and foreclosure assistance, job-seeking skills training, general equivalency degree preparation, adult basic literacy, and food aid.
The primary goal is to help people become self sufficient, and provide short term aid until that happens. They even have partnerships and referrals to such options as Washington community clinics.
The job training and seeking skills will give families and clients tools such as interviewing practice, resume writing skills, and GED/basic literacy programs to expand the programs.
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