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Michigan - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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The Julie Love Assistance Program for Diabetics, Inc.  The Julie Love Assistance Program for Diabetics, Inc.
               25521 Karen Street (Office)
               Oak Park, MI  48237
                Phone:  248-548-9628

Their primary focus of fundraising is within the state of Michigan, but their programs reach individuals nationwide who cannot afford diabetic medical supplies and are not eligible for private insurance, Medicaid or assistance within their home state.

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Main Office:

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc.
2350 So. Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 971-2800 / (734) 971-5655 (Fax) / (800) 482-1455


State Office
1169 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
toll-free in Michigan:
734.222.9801 (Fax)

Detroit/ SEMDON Office
1900 E. Jefferson
Suite 222
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 259-1574
(313) 259-1855 (Fax)

Flint/ ECDON Office
411 E. 3rd. Street   Suite 2
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-0522
(810) 232-0533 (Fax)

Grand Rapids Office
731 Front Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 458-9520
(616) 458-9532 (Fax)

Patient and Family Programs through NKF of Michigan

Children's Camp - Children's Camp is a week-long camping experience at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Mich. More than 30 children on dialysis or with a transplant spend the week with 150 other campers who do not have kidney failure. For many kids, it is their only opportunity to interact with other children unaware of their disease.  Contact person: Bob Meyer

Identification Tags - Identification tags provide medical information on either a necklace or bracelet at a nominal cost to the individual. The tags are engraved and sent to the person within four weeks of ordering.    Click here for the application.  Contact person: Bob Meyer

Internship Program - The NKFM internship program provides part-time employment in the Ann Arbor state office for people with kidney failure. The program can provide the opportunity for individuals to "test the waters" in deciding about a possible return to work.  Contact person: Maurie Ferriter

Information, Referral and/or Advocacy - People with kidney disease and their family members who contact NKFM are either referred to the appropriate source to meet their needs or NKFM provides the information or advocates for the individual.  Contact person: Maurie Ferriter

Luann Scheppelmann-Eib Emergency Fund - The Luann Scheppelmann-Eib Emergency Fund provides a one-time grant of up to $100 for non-medical needs of people with kidney disease. Payments are made directly to vendors, not individuals.       Click here for the application.   Contact person: Bob Meyer

Patient & Family Council - The Patient and Family Council serves to enhance patient and family involvement in all NKFM activities and guides the Foundation's work in accomplishing its ultimate goal: the total eradication of all diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.  Contact person: Sally Joy

Patient Indigent Program - The Patient Indigent program provides preventative health care and diagnostic consultations to people with kidney disease who have no insurance. More than 120 nephrologists and urologists in Michigan participate in this program.  Contact person: Maurie Ferriter

Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) - The Peer Resource Consulting program utilizes specially trained dialysis and transplant patients who have made a positive adjustment to their chronic illness. They provide support to other individuals who are new to dialysis or transplantation.  Contact person: Erica Perry

Prescription Drug Bank - The Drug Bank provides certain prescription medications to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. The medications are delivered through a mail-order pharmacy directly to the individual's home. - Contact person: Bob Meyer

Richard D. Swartz Scholarships - The Richard D. Swartz Scholarship program awards $500 to people with kidney failure for continuing education. The awards are paid directly to the educational institution.  Contact person: Maurie Ferriter

RISE: (Rehabilitation, Information, Support & Empowerment) - The RISE program helps motivate individuals with kidney disease to return to meaningful activity, which may include resuming daily routines, employment, continuing education and/or volunteering.  Contact person: Melanie Gill

MiRx Card
800-259-8016    and   mirx/index.html

Eligibility - Michigan residents with 2007 yearly income of $27,930 ($37,470 for a couple) or less.  Must not have any other Rx coverage.

Benefits - Covers most Rx, discounts vary by Rx.  Good at any participating pharmacy in MI.

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