Community Support Program
ALS can cause unprecedented disruption in the daily lives of those touched by the illness, leaving no one spared of its’ impact. Even the most prepared and adaptive families may be in need of help at some point in time.
If you are in a precarious situation and do not have sufficient financial resources to meet your daily needs, speak with your health care team to evaluate whether you might be able to receive support from us. We provide a short-term last-resort support service, that is subject to the availability of funds. Financial assistance is time-limited and is reserved for financially and socially vulnerable families with urgent, illness-related needs that cannot be addressed by: existing health and social service networks; regional community resources; insurance coverage or government programs. If you have any questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us. We will gladly help you to explore resources and guide you through the steps that could lead to sources of support.
The request for financial aid must be made by a health care professional from the local community services centre (CLSC), Integrated Health and Social Services (University) Network (CISSS or CIUSSS) or from a long-term care centre/facility or a palliative care unit/residence.
Please note that we will not reimburse any purchases, rentals of equipment, or costs/fees related to services that are made prior to a request being sent, received and processed by the ALS Society of Quebec. Please contact us before undertaking any expenses or purchases. We are here to help you.
This support program provides last-resort, short-term assistance. Given that the ALS Society of Quebec is a non-profit community organization, our role is to help with delays and shortcomings within the health care system, not to replace or substitute any government programs. This support program is made possible through donations and grants, and varies according to the funds available.