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PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITION TO DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR HEAP/WCP/SCP/PIPP PLUS:
PROOF OF US CITIZENSHIP
- Birth Certificate/Hospital Birth Records
- Baptismal Records (only when place and date of birth is shown)
- Indian Census Record
- Military Service Record
- U.S. Passport
- Verified Citizenship for OWF Program
- Voter Registration Cards
OR PROOF OF LEGAL RESIDENT/QUALIFIED ALIEN
- Naturalization papers/Certifications of Citizenship
- INS ID Card
- Alien Registration Cards/Re-entry Permits
- INS Form I-151 or I-551 (form I-151 will not be valid after August 1, 1993)
- INS Form I-94
- Permanent Visa
- INS Form G-641
- Documentation that alien is classified pursuant to sections: 101 (a) (2), 203 (a), 204 (a) (1) (a). 207, 208, 212(d) (5), 241 (b) (3), 243(h), or 244 (a)(3), or the immigration and Nationality Act.
- Court Order stating that deportation has been withheld pursuant to Section 241 (b) (3) or 243 (h) or of the immigration and Nationality Act.
- INS Form I-688
CEU Saturdays Continuing Education opportunities for CTTS September 17 and November 5, 2016. Speakers and topics to be announced. CLICK HERE for more information.
Pulling up those sleeves for better health…
Seniors and those with compromising medical conditions such as Asthma or COPD can ill afford a bout with the flu. It’s more than just losing time from work – each year flu hospitalizes an estimated 200,000 people in the US, and more than 20,000 deaths are flu-related.
The Breathing Association’s HEAP medical clinics and our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) make providing flu shots a top priority. By offering this simple precaution, we can protect the health of our most vulnerable citizens. Be sure to get your flu shot too!
Boy Scout Troop #117 Rolled-Up their sleeves to help!
Thank you BOY SCOUT TROOP #117 for sprucing up our landscaping to provide a visual gift of caring to our clients! These fine young men rolled up their sleeves to pitch in and spruce up the garden beds at our Old Henderson Road office, planting mums, weeding walkways and raking leaves to create a warm welcome to clients and visitors. We deeply appreciate their help!
Want to pitch in? Email or call Sue Swyt at 614-457-4750 ext 111 to join the fun!
Outreach to one results in help for the entire family …
In our August e-newsletter you read about our Summer Asthma Outreach program – working with youth sports camps to identify children from low income areas of the community who have asthma, and offer helpful resources. In many cases, connecting to one child allowed us to help an entire family.
Juliana is a young athlete who participated in the Columbus Crew SC Foundation’s Heroes League Soccer Camp, and she has asthma. She and her mother, Wendy, met with Breathing Association’s Registered Nurse, Joey Reed, during the camp. Upon learning about the help The Breathing Association could provide, Wendy scheduled a follow-up home visit.
During the visit, Ms. Reed learned that Wendy and Juliana’s young brother also have asthma. Juliana’s grandmother, who lives in the home, has COPD as well. The chance to help one person suddenly became the chance to improve the lives of four.
Ms. Reed evaluated the family home and yard for allergens and triggers. She reviewed medications and medication delivery mechanisms used by Juliana and her family, and Juliana was given medication spacers to improve her medication intake.
We were able to provide the family an air purifier, allergy pillow covers and a vacuum cleaner to reduce dust and allergen triggers. A referral to our Medical Home Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) program helped Wendy refill the home’s air conditioner coolant so the family could prevent breathing problems caused by over-heating.
Thanks to the generous support donors like you, the success of our summer Asthma Outreach program extended far beyond the children involved – it helped us provide better breathing resources and assistance to entire families.
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Smiles like this are what summers should be.
And for Aerrona it was more than just winning a cute stuffed animal. It was the air conditioner her mom was loading into their car after signing up for energy assistance at the Summer Crisis Health & Energy Fair at The Breathing Association on July 1st.
The fact is that summer is a time when many families can’t think about vacations or picnics or barbecues – the pressures of making ends meet don’t let up just because it’s summer, and can become as overwhelming as the stifling heat. Our summer HEAP energy assistance program and clinic services are one way families like Aerrona’s can get some relief.
Nearly 100 families attended the July 1st event to enjoy a free picnic lunch and sign up to receive energy assistance and clinic visits for the entire family. More than 20 area agencies set up booths to distribute information about available services, from housing to financial services. CLICK HERE for more information about our Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
Having asthma doesn’t have to exclude kids from playing sports. That’s the simple message- and simple mission – for The Breathing Association’s Summer Asthma Outreach program.
Thanks to funding from The Columbus Youth Foundation and The Reinberger Foundation, we teamed up with several sports camps this summer, especially those serving children from low income areas of the community where breathing conditions like asthma occur at higher rates. Coaches received asthma awareness training from Joey Reed, Nurse Practitioner and Respiratory Therapist, while kids and their parents received educational information and options for getting additional help at home through The Breathing Association’s clinical services.
Michelle Brueggeman, head coach for the Crew SC Foundation’s Heroes League summer soccer camp, says her volunteer coaches really appreciate the information and support. Nearly 100 children ages 6-9 participate each year in the free five-week soccer camp, which allows The Breathing Association to reach families with crucial follow-up services through these partnerships.
Fran Ryan to be honored at National Philanthropy Day celebration
The Central Ohio Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Fran Ryan to be honored as this year’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. Fran Ryan was honored by The Breathing Association at their 2015 Mother’s Day Tea event on May 7th.
Please join us in congratulating Fran for receiving this prestigious recognition and consider attending this year’s NPD event on November 24, 2015!