The SCDF COVID-19 Emergency Fund will focus on the need in our Sickle Cell Disease Community in California. This fund is to aid with costs related to food insecurities, medications for the person(s) living with SCD, and essential household items during the pandemic.
If you are an individual with SCD or a caregiver of a person with SCD affected by Covid-19, you are eligible for assistance.
In order to be eligible for assistance, proof of diagnosis will be required for any applicant who is not a client of SCDF.
Client must be a resident of California.
This fund will not cover mortgage payments, rent, bills, etc. (Assistance is available with finding additional resources not covered by SCDF).
An Emergency Request Application must be filled out by client or caregiver.
If you are not a current SCDF client, additional forms will be needed.
Once application is reviewed, a SCDF Community Health Worker will contact you for additional information.
Submission of this application does not guarantee an approval.
If approved, please allow 14 days to process your request.
If approved, a VISA Gift Card will be sent via mail to the home address or P. O. Box.
An application can only be submitted once in a 30 day period.
The continuation of this program depends on the availability of funds.