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Helping Residents Afford Medicine

Legacy
Prescription Assistance
Organization: Northwest Hills Council of Governments
Grant Year: 2016
County: Litchfield
State: CT

The Prescription Assistance Fund provides direct aid to individuals and families to help them cover prescription costs, premiums for prescription drug insurance, and/or prescription drug co-pays.

The Prescription Assistance Fund originated with the directives of several donor restricted funds and is supplemented by unrestricted FCH funds. The donor funds pooled for the Prescription Assistance Fund include the Bedelia Fall, Lois Allerton, Frank Northrup, and Margaret Williams Funds. Since 2004, thousands of individuals have been supported through the Prescription Assistance Fund, a fund that operates throughout FCH’s 17-town rural region. The program benefits people that are not eligible for Medicaid, but still have difficulty paying for prescription insurance premiums or have significant co-pays for medications they take regularly. This work is possible through the partnership of three long-standing grantee partners of FCH: Northwest Hills Council of Governments in conjunction with its respective towns’ selectmen and social workers, Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County, and The Healthcare Consortium.