Who can apply for assistance?
The FOX4 Love Fund For Children works with, and through, a network of professionals or “youth advocates” who work with children. These professionals identify a child in need and apply for specific assistance on the child’s behalf. Our network of youth advocate professionals includes; case managers, social workers, school counselors, and medical professionals. If you are a youth advocate looking to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application.
I am not a youth advocate; how can my child get assistance?
At this time, we are only able to work through a certified youth service professional to allocate resources. This “third party” must be intimately familiar with your needs and situation and that of your children. This person may contact The FOX4 Love Fund For Children to request an application which they must fill out and submit on your children’s behalf. Please request that your child’s case manager, medical care provider, therapist, counselor or some other type of professional contact us to request an application for assistance. The Love Fund has certain criteria needed for allocating resources, which we can discuss with the professional.
In the meantime, another option for assistance would be to call 2-1-1 from a landline; this will connect you with the United Way. The United Way can advise you of resources within your neighborhood.
Is money ever given directly to the family or to the child?
The FOX4 Love Fund For Children provides a voucher for goods or services, sent directly to the professional who applied for assistance on behalf of the child(ren). The voucher is then taken to a designated FOX4 Love Fund For Children retail partner for the specific goods and services listed on the voucher.
I’ve applied for child assistance, now what?
Once the application is received, depending on the type of request, the approval process can take between 30 and 90 days. Once approved, a voucher is issued and mailed to the youth advocate. The FOX4 Love Fund For Children staff will contact the applicant if additional information is required. Please complete the application fully and include all required documentation to ensure timely approvals.