Grace Clinic is hoping to help low-income and uninsured residents in Benton and Franklin counties by providing information and assistance in applying for prescription drug assistance programs. The program helps those who have chronic diseases by providing them with discounts on medications to treat conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. There are a few ways that you can get free prescriptions. One way is to see if your doctor will give you a free sample of the medication that you need. Another way is to check with local pharmacists to see if they have any programs that offer free or discounted prescriptions. You can also check with your insurance company to see if they have any programs that can help you save money on your prescriptions.
Grace Clinic has hired a prescription assistance coordinator and the clinic has begun to offer help to its clients last fall. The clinic now offers help to its clients with their prescription needs. Since then, almost 70% of the clinic’s patients have received almost $80,000 worth of prescription medications. The assistance program helps both patients and doctors’ offices.
There are many patients in the Tri-Cities who can benefit from this assistance program. Call 509.735.2300
Find emergency shelter, food, mortgage, transportation, and rent assistance
Over 31 different non-profit organizations in Washington will be receiving federal grants to help distribute money to residents in need. The Benton Franklin Community Action Committee will use the stimulus money to help people find jobs, get training, and pay for emergency services. This is a phone number.
A total of $12 million in grants will be provided to charities and agencies to help people in Washington state with emergency expenses such as rent, mortgage and foreclosure assistance, shelter, food and other programs.
This aid will help many people with meeting their basic needs, and it will also provide extra support in the form of job placement services. This will help low income individuals to find new jobs in their communities and increase their income.
The executive director of the CAC said the agency will receive almost $1 million to use for different assistance programs, like rent help, emergency services, mortgage and foreclosure assistance, job-seeking skills training, and preparing for a general equivalency degree. There will also be adult basic literacy and food aid programs.
The goal is to help people become self sufficient and provide short term aid until they are self sufficient. The company has connections to community clinics in Washington that offer low-cost or free healthcare.
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 help them find a job.